Saul Alinsky – Rules for Occupy Wall Street

With Saul Alinsky’s name back in the news (both Bill O’Reilly and Larry Kudlow mentioned him within the last few days)  it is important for everyone to down load the 18 page  www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org background article on Saul Alinsky. Here are a few excerpts from the article:  “Born to Russian-Jewish parents in Chicago in 1909, Saul Alinsky was a Communist/Marxist fellow-traveler who helped establish the tactics of infiltration—coupled with a measure of confrontation—that have been central to revolutionary political movements in the United States in recent decades.  He never joined the Communist Party but instead, as David Horowitz puts it, became an avatar of the post-modern left.” 

“As Stanley Kurtz writes in his 2010 book Radical in Chief: ‘Alinsky was…convinced that large-scale socialist transformation would require an alliance between the struggling middle class and the poor.  The key to radical social change, Alinsky thought, was to turn the wrath of America’s middle class against large corporations.”

“In the Alinsky model, ‘organizing’ is a euphemism for ‘revolution’—a wholesale revolution whose ultimate objective is the systematic acquisition of power by a purportedly oppressed segment of the population, and the radical transformation of America’s social and economic structure.  The goal is to foment enough public discontent, moral confusion, and outright chaos to spark the social upheaval that Marx, Engels, and Lenin predicted.”

“Alinsky died in 1972, but his legacy lives on as a staple of leftist method, a veritable blueprint  for revolution (which he and his disciples euphemistically refer to as ‘change’).  Two of his most notable modern-day disciples are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.”

“In 1969 Hillary Clinton wrote her 92-page senior thesis on Alinsky’s theories.  A great admirer of Alinsky’s blend of ruthless and stealth activist tactics.”

“For several years, Obama himself taught workshops on the Alinsky method.  Also, beginning in the mid-1980s, Obama worked with ACORN, the Alinskyite grassroots political organization that grew out of George Wiley’s National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO).”

“There’s a very troubled company out there called U.S. Government Inc.  It’s teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.  And it badly needs to be taken over and turned around.  It probably even needs the services of a good private-equity firm, with plenty of experience and a reasonably good track record in downsizing, modernizing, shrinking staff and making substantial changes in management.  Yes, layoffs will be a necessary part of the restructuring.  A quick look at the income statement of this troubled firm tells the story.  Just in the past year (FY 2011), the firm spent $3.7 trillion, but took in only $2.2 trillion in sales revenues.  Hence its deficit came to $1.5 trillion.” Lawrence Kudlow, The Washington Times, January 23, 2012, p. 33

Put this firm’s experience into the everyday world of a family:

Annual family income–$21,700

Money spent–$38,200

New debt–$16,500

…Go figure

One thought on “Saul Alinsky – Rules for Occupy Wall Street

  1. Mark Waller says:

    Thank you Dr. Noebel for continuing to educate and keep us informed. It”s shocking to discover that Communism is alive and well in America. I still find it difficult to believe the number of fellow travelers currently in the US govt.

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