Thursday, May 08, 2008

Time for a change?

Democrats’ Platform for Revolution is an article should be a 'must read' for every citizen, but won't be.

I been aware of Saul Alinsky for some time, so there's little new here from that aspect, but it does provide a coherent explanation for what has, and is, happening in this country.
Liberals fear power or its application.… They talk glibly of people lifting themselves by their own bootstraps but fail to realize that nothing can be lifted except through power…Radicals precipitate the social crisis by action—by using power…Liberals protest; radicals rebel. Liberals become indignant; radicals become fighting mad and go into action. Liberals do not modify their personal lives[,] and what they give to a cause is a small part of their lives; radicals give themselves to the cause. Liberals give and take oral arguments; radicals give and take the hard, dirty, bitter way of life.
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One way in which organizers and their disciples can broadcast their preparedness for this possibility is by staging loud, defiant, massive protest rallies expressing deep rage and discontent over one particular injustice or another. Such demonstrations can give onlookers the impression that a mass movement is preparing to shift into high gear, and that its present (already formidable) size is but a fraction of what it eventually will become. “A mass impression,” said Alinsky, “can be lasting and intimidating…. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”
There's plenty more here that provides chapter and verse to what we see everyday. What's happened to our educational system, for instance, was spelled out decades ago.

And Obama's Alinsky jujitsu is an interesting perspective from earlier this year.

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