Why Does Saul Alinsky Inspire Such Pa...

Why Does Saul Alinsky Inspire Such Passion?

There are 118 comments on the National Public Radio story from Jan 30, 2012, titled Why Does Saul Alinsky Inspire Such Passion?. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

Professional organizer Saul Alinsky is shown in a photo dated Feb. 20, 1966, on Chicago's South Side, where he organized the Woodlawn area to battle slum conditions.

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#24 Jan 30, 2012
BandMaster wrote:
<quoted text>Proof of what? that you know nothing about Saul Alynski? You have proved that. Perhaps you also like Van Jones?
Tell me, in the few words your vocabulary allows, what you know about Saul Alinsky, and if you can manage it, what he has to do with Barack Obama.

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#25 Jan 30, 2012
Army Ranger Matt wrote:
<quoted text>Is that right you Marxist turd roller!
Yes, plant life, that is right.
radiofreeamerica

Tampa, FL

#26 Jan 30, 2012
Because he was an anti-American communist that tried to destroy the United States.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#27 Jan 30, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Tell me, in the few words your vocabulary allows, what you know about Saul Alinsky, and if you can manage it, what he has to do with Barack Obama.
Barack Obama's training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing its effectiveness. It is an amazingly powerful format, and the method of my late father always works to get the message out and get the supporters on board. When executed meticulously and thoughtfully, it is a powerful strategy for initiating change and making it really happen. Obama learned his lesson well.

I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.

L. David Alinksy (Saul's son)

Zipadee doo dah

Since: Oct 08

Decatur, GA

#28 Jan 30, 2012
speaking of Alinsky, whatever happened to Bill Ayers?
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#29 Jan 30, 2012
This has Glen Becks chubby fingerprints, all over it.....
Barbie Cowpoo

Los Angeles, CA

#30 Jan 30, 2012
Caribou Barbie wrote:
Noot Gingrich uses Alinsky's "rules for radicals" at every turn.
The hypocricy is breathtaking.
You're not douching again.
Barbie Cowpoo

Los Angeles, CA

#31 Jan 30, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, plant life, that is right.
It is good to see a dedicated marxist like you finally admit to it.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#34 Jan 30, 2012
Barbie Cowpoo wrote:
<quoted text>
You're not douching again.
Something you're no doubt familiar with.

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Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#35 Jan 31, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
It's certainly not because most of the rightie traitors know anything about him.
True. Most never knew anything about Alinsky, nor his battle for the downtrodden.

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#36 Jan 31, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Hold a sec there, moron. You and other left brained clowns tout how you are the middle class, yet alinsky is trying to destroy the middle class, and you praise him??? Dumbocrats!
Alinsky saw the United States as an unfair society which needed to be reordered by any mean that would work. He detested the values of the middle class which he considered to be self indulgent and greedy. Since the middle class is the real backbone of the society that had formed in America it would be necessary to tear down that middle class before the society itself could be rebuilt on a more acceptable model. The model was Marxist.
Alright, all phoney Marines report to nobama immediately and say, oops, we fkd up, sir. Then a forced road march back to looneytown!
That claim about Alinsky trying to destroy the middle class is completely false. Alinsky actually advocated the middle class and the poor work together to take back power from the corporations that were gaining power at the expense of the working people. In no way was he for the destruction of the middle class, but for the growth of the people as a whole.

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#38 Jan 31, 2012
radiofreeamerica wrote:
Because he was an anti-American communist that tried to destroy the United States.
By trying to keep it from becoming the fascist state the GOP is trying to create today. Fascism is the merger of state and corporate power. Wonder why the GOP liked The Citizens United Supreme Court Ruling so much. Gave the corporations the opportunity to line their pockets so they could make laws that benefit their corporate donors.
cjrian

United States

#39 Jan 31, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
True. Most never knew anything about Alinsky, nor his battle for the downtrodden.
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." - Dr. Adrian Rogers

"It is better to cherish virtue and humanity, by leaving much to free will, even with some loss of the object , than to attempt to make men mere machines and instruments of political benevolence. The world on the whole will gain by a liberty, without which virtue cannot exist" - Edmund Burke

We KNOW Alinski.
A worthless piece of trash who advocated for theft from, and the destruction of, opposition. He wore the mantle of ENVY with PRIDE. He gloried in destruction. And his acolytes are equally ruinous.
conservative crapola

Orefield, PA

#40 Jan 31, 2012
cjrian wrote:
<quoted text>
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." - Dr. Adrian Rogers
"It is better to cherish virtue and humanity, by leaving much to free will, even with some loss of the object , than to attempt to make men mere machines and instruments of political benevolence. The world on the whole will gain by a liberty, without which virtue cannot exist" - Edmund Burke
We KNOW Alinski.
A worthless piece of trash who advocated for theft from, and the destruction of, opposition. He wore the mantle of ENVY with PRIDE. He gloried in destruction. And his acolytes are equally ruinous.
Your post invokes 4 of Alinsky's tactics:

3. "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.(This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

6. "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."

8. "Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose."

9. "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself."

You learned well.
Lawrence Wolf

Fountain Valley, CA

#41 Jan 31, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Barack Obama's training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing its effectiveness. It is an amazingly powerful format, and the method of my late father always works to get the message out and get the supporters on board. When executed meticulously and thoughtfully, it is a powerful strategy for initiating change and making it really happen. Obama learned his lesson well.
I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.
L. David Alinksy (Saul's son)
Zipadee doo dah
Partisan hogwash, Bluebird. First of all, Saul Alinsky was a community organizer who tried to give a voice to the poor and disenfranchised. Any caring American would support that effort. However, Obama's methods, with a strong emphasis on compromise, are in most ways unlike those of Alinsky's.
Obama turned down lucrative offers from major law firms, and chose instead to take a low-paying position as a community organizer. He was very successful in that endeavor, though his approach was strikingly different from that of Alinsky.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#42 Jan 31, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>It's also useful to point out that when Alinsky died, Obama was 10 years old. Further, Obama's methods are in many ways the antithesis of Alinsky's approach.
What a load of anti-intellectual bull-sh!t. Most 'progressives' have read/studied/taught Alinsky methodological radicalism. Hell, Hillary Clinton's Wellesley College thesis was on Alinsky rabble-rousing.
Abner

Tacoma, WA

#43 Jan 31, 2012
sofa_king_cool wrote:
<quoted text>That claim about Alinsky trying to destroy the middle class is completely false. Alinsky actually advocated the middle class and the poor work together to take back power from the corporations that were gaining power at the expense of the working people. In no way was he for the destruction of the middle class, but for the growth of the people as a whole.
Obviously correct..but you're wasting your time.

I remember when the John Birchers and even William F Buckley were on the same page with Alinsky..

In fact, I remember when Ayn Rand was considered by many on the right to be an anti-capitalist that wanted to undermine western ideologies.

I think it's humorous to see hard-righties like Kasich, Rick Scott and Paul Ryan who now think Rand is some sort of conservative hero.

The republican party of today (tea party) is uniformed and largely ignorant of fact.

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#44 Jan 31, 2012
Far Away wrote:
<quoted text>
What a load of anti-intellectual bull-sh!t. Most 'progressives' have read/studied/taught Alinsky methodological radicalism. Hell, Hillary Clinton's Wellesley College thesis was on Alinsky rabble-rousing.
Hillary was smart even then.

As for being anti-intellectual, I was just trying to come down to your level.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#45 Jan 31, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Hillary was a socialist even then.
As for being anti-intellectual, well, that's just the way I am..
That's more like it.

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#46 Jan 31, 2012
Far Away wrote:
<quoted text>
That's more like it.
Great comeback, feces face.

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