Thursday, 16 August 2012 21:23

The Relevance of Saul Alinsly

Two Worthwhile Quotations

Quotation One

"Democrats haven't the slightest concern about who will formulate new medical remedies because they are enraged at profit making and suspicious of scientific advancement. Apart from cures that will never be invented, liberal elites will be mostly untouched by the rotten medical care to which they are consigning the rest of us. Note how Democrats' friends, such as government unions, immediately received waivers from Obamacare. Rich or connected liberals, such as George Soros, Warren Buffett, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama, will always have access to the best doctors, just as Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez do....

The rest of us are forced to live in a lawless universe of no new pharmaceuticals, foreign doctors, gay marriage, girl soldiers, a health care system run by the post office, and bankrupt Social Security and Medicare systems, because liberals can't enjoy their wealth unless other people are living in squalor." (Ann Coulter)


Quotation Two

Forty years after his death, Saul Alinsky - the father of the community-organizing model that inspired both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton - is more politically relevant than ever. 

Alinsky's tactics of intimidation are a case in point. His most oft-quoted rule is `Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. . . . One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.' 

You can expect that the Obama 2012 campaign and allied groups will be filled with people deeply steeped in Alinsky's infamous book, 'Rules for Radicals.' That is good reason for conservatives to spend time studying Saul Alinsky. It also explains why liberals are so anxious to sugarcoat Alinsky and soft-pedal his influence on Team Obama." (John Fund)


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