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u/SonofSaxon79 · 11 pointsr/The_Donald

Saul Alinsky. Not to be an "ass", but just to give the correct info.

u/hostesstwinkie · 8 pointsr/technology

It's actually a quote from "Rules for Radicals". It's a must read for just about any politician worth his or her salt. It's basically a political warfare manual. Read that, "The Prince", "On War" and "The art of war" and you will have a pretty good understanding of what they are actually doing up there. There are several other books I'd recommend if you really want an understanding, but those are a good start.

u/Mashiki · 7 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Time for you to go read this: Rules for radicals

u/combatmedic82 · 6 pointsr/Conservative

A reasonable, polite comment, with unfortunately, nonsensical equivocations. Sorry, no, the Tea Party movement was not plagued with violence, looting and riots. Disruptive town halls, by attending and then shouting? Sure. But that's where the comparison ends.

The other, left-leaning groups you listed have been plagued by violence, rioting, and looting. There are literally playbooks, written by Left-wingers, about how to sow violent, chaos in order to foment "change". Enjoy this lunacy for an example:

The comparison here is not even close. While I agree with you that painting with a broad brush does not do realistic service in describing nuanced ideologies; the fact the Left is absolutely involved in more violent protests is undeniable. Unless of course you think Bush brought down the towers... ... ... and then I guess, anything goes. Baltimore was clearly a Koch brother plant /s. Come on, man.

u/Bennu2017 · 5 pointsr/TheRedPill

I really like your point about everything having to be about you. I'm almost half way through Rules for Radicals and I can't support it enough. I think OP may be having issues with preconceptions about certain words or ideas. A word from Alinsky.

> "Even the word politics itself, which Webster says is "the science and art of government," is generally viewed in a context of corruption. Ironically, the dictionary synonyms are "discreet; providing, diplomatic, wise."

> "The same discolorations attach to other words prevalent in the language of politics, words like power, self-interest, compromise, and conflict. They become twisted and warped, viewed as evil. Nowhere is the prevailing political illiteracy more clearly revealed than in these typical interpretations of words. "

He goes on to shed those words in a positive light and I can't recommend his book enough. I really like when OP said

> "Its all fucking fake."

He's slowly realize life's a game and most people don't even realize they're playing. We have the rules now just do it

u/Gleanings · 5 pointsr/freemasonry

It's the standard, "Hey, guys. Yeah, the other side is going all Alinsky/Rules for Radicals and kicking ass. But you shouldn't match their tone and fight back, because that would be actually using the 2nd Liberal Art and Science that masons esteem so much. Instead, you should be uncontroversial, ineffective, and Lose With Dignity^TM ."

Masonry has pledged to not interfere with my relationship with God, my country, my neighbors, my family, or myself.

The instant masonic leadership attempts to tell membership how they may participate in government and politics, they are in violation of their masonic vows to the membership.

u/haroldp · 5 pointsr/Reno

> They ask every person who calls if they’re with Postmates.

Postmates claims that, "drivers are trained to identify themselves when they call."

Rules for Radicals encourages people to, "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."

u/dreamKilla · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Note: links are to amazon though any library or used book will do.

On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee

A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander

On War by Von Clausewitz

Influence by Robert Cialdini

Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky

Improving Performance: How to Manage the Whitespace in the Organization Chart by Geary Rummler

Books by Edward T. Hall

Books by Edward Tufte

Books by Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action by Donald Schön

let me know if you want more....

u/reverenddg · 3 pointsr/KotakuInAction

hate to pull this out but:
they are pissed #gamergate is not falling to their tactics and even co-opting them!
it's glorious watching these people crash and burn!

u/n-person · 3 pointsr/Denver

How so? Have we not had notable fake hate crimes of late? Does Jussie Smollett not ring a bell? I'm not saying there is no racism or racist's KKK white nationalist ubar nazis out there. Hell there is even a hand book on doing such a thing as this, so unless I see video of a nazi placing the sicker there I'm on the fence. What I can say is who ever did it is an ass hole either way.

u/sonnyclips · 2 pointsr/politics

It was Saul Alinsky, you should check out Rules for Radicals

u/Numero34 · 2 pointsr/JordanPeterson

Alinskys Rules for Radicals

Could also read material produced by the Frankfurt school. That group has strongly influenced just about every single instance of identity politics.

u/PandemicSoul · 2 pointsr/politics

Anyone who is interested in this type of strategy should read "Rules for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky. He was a union and civil rights organizer, and accomplished some amazing things between the '30s-'50s, and his ideas were part of the foundation of the Southern Freedom Movement of the 1960s.

What OP mentions is similar to Alinsky's public enemy tactic: pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. It's around p130 of the paperback I linked to. If you're a fast reader, you can have it done in a few hours, but I'd recommend taking your time and taking notes. It's kind of community organizing 101 for anyone who really wants to start creating massive change beyond sending letters to their congress representative.

Many folks involved in the SOPA battle have their hearts in the right place, but lack the foundation of knowledge that would help blow this fight into the streets and bring SOPA down in a few weeks. Many before us have not only done the impossible, but they've also written about it. The fastest way to make change is to follow in their footsteps and learn from what they had to say!

u/HasStupidQuestions · 2 pointsr/uncensorednews

Just remembered about a good book on radical ideologies I read a few years ago. It's called Rules for Radicals. Hillary Clinton was highly influenced by Alinsky's work and she even wrote her thesis about him.

u/HermesTheMessenger · 2 pointsr/atheism

> Perkins' solution? Christian businesses should donate the profits they make from being "forced to" serve gay clients to ministries that take part in the discredited practice of gay conversion therapy.

A tactic probably gathered from here:

u/dragonfox · 2 pointsr/socialwork

I have a bad habit of reading multiple books at once, so I'm currently on Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the US Prison System, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, and one day I'll finish Rules for Radicals. Women Behind Bars is a really great, easy read that has a lot of good information in it. The other two are a bit slower, but still good and I recommend them all.

Other than these books, I read a lot about previously I've read Don't Shoot the Dog and On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals. If anyone is interested in positive reinforcement, Don't Shoot the Dog is really applicable to every situation - you can apply it to dogs, clients, spouses, children, any relationship really. I thought it was a good read as a social worker and dog...understander.... :)

u/SWaspMale · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

I've heard of Alinsky. Funny it seems like it was not during all those years of college. Here it is on Amazon. 511 reviews, 3.5 stars average. Should I read it myself?

u/HiberniaSon · 1 pointr/The_Donald

To better understand the SJW and their tactics, I highly recommend reading Saul Alinski's book called Rules for Radicals and his previous book called Reveille for Radicals.

"Legendary Communist community organizer" Saul Alinsky inspired a generation of activists and politicians and is a part of why the SJW exists today, and why Marxist Socialist Communist ideologues exist today in America.

Interesting side note is that Saul Alinski was one of Hillary Clinton's college heroes:

u/noodlez222 · 1 pointr/Libertarian
u/Salinksy · 1 pointr/politics

Well, If anyone is interested in fixing this I suggest reading a certain book before it is banned:

u/MyBoyWicky · 1 pointr/uspolitics


Where you made your mistake is when I started to question your authenticity you went from fairly reasonable (albeit obtuse) to a gaslighting antagonist too quickly. Next time, try to slow that transition down. If I was you I'd read Saul Alinsky's "Rules For Radicals". It will help you shape your trolling voice better. Here's a link on Amazon

I can only see your newest comments on my computer not my phone. So I will bid you farewell from here as I need to take my son to basketball practice. I didn't say anything wrong, there is no shadow banning going on and no one is knocking on anyone's door. This fear mongering stuff might work with some, but not me. Ciao...

u/mnemosyne-0002 · 1 pointr/KotakuInAction

Archives for the links in comments:

u/schlach · 1 pointr/politics

"Man, we've tried nothing, and we're all out of ideas!"

Rules for Radicals

Alinsky was a true American organizer. Read his textbook.

  • Start with the world how it is if you want to make it how it should be.
  • Invest in yourself as an agent of change.
  • Organize locally first - it's good practice.
u/coughcough · 1 pointr/IAmA

I can imagine that some people may have "missed the joke," has that made for any difficult situations?

Also, if you haven't read it, you might enjoy the book Rules for Radicals. For a sample, here is a condensed list.

u/exit_eu · 1 pointr/edefreiheit

Ich find's zwar schön, dass du dich politisch engagierst, aber du solltest noch ein bissl was lesen, wie politischer Aktivismus funktionert. Ich empfehle mal Rules for Radicals von Saul Alinsky. Mit deiner aktuellen Strategie hast du nicht viel Chancen, bei uns was zu erreichen.

Um es mal runterzubrechen: einem echten Nazi tust du nur einen Gefallen mit so einem Kommentar. Der fühlt sich dann stolz. Jemand, der kein Nazi ist, fühlt sich beleidigt. Du machst also nichts anderes, als die Leute, die für deine Sache offen wären, zu beleidigen. So kommst du nicht weiter.

u/muyoso · 1 pointr/pics

I certainly hold the opinion that there is a fair segment of the various "movements" which exist only to incite police action against them so that they can film it to draw in more support after uploading them to the net and hopefully getting play on the news. This is like rules for radicals 101.

>According to Alinsky, the organizer — especially a paid organizer from outside — must first overcome suspicion and establish credibility. Next the organizer must begin the task of agitating: rubbing resentments, fanning hostilities, and searching out controversy. This is necessary to get people to participate. An organizer has to attack apathy and disturb the prevailing patterns of complacent community life where people have simply come to accept a situation. Alinsky would say, "The first step in community organization is community disorganization."

Sounds MIGHTY familiar. Saul Alinsky - Rules for Radicals.

u/gte910h · 0 pointsr/

I don't know why this guy is being downmodded, NPR agrees with him.

I heard this on NPR that they took their keys from this book:

(seriously, that's not an affiliate link).

It appears to be working

u/letsgoblues · 0 pointsr/

This is the playbook.
Read it. Seriously, you are talking about killing people. Do everyone a favor and at least consider a peaceful approach that has proven success.

u/Kaghuros · -8 pointsr/worldnews

The beginning of your education on modern Leftism is only $14.00