Rules for Radicals is the mighty whitey fantasy where a middle- to upper- class white guy, called "organizer", becomes the lord and master of the "have-nots", and directs them into political action by radicalizing them under the pretense of liberating them.
It's a very short book, and very dense, full of examples of successful and unsucessful rebellion.
The organizer needs curiosity, irreverence, imagination, a sense of humor, a bit of a blurred vision of a better world, an organized personality, he needs to be a well-integrated political schizoid (because he must not be a true believer in his cause, he is only pretending to liberate people), and an ego, among other skills.
Alinksy writes like a short-sighted, power-tripping megalomaniac, particularly in the last chapter on the proxy tactic, which is a delusional escalation that resulted in the inevitable spectacular failure:
Can first person work in a story? I'm writing a short 50 page novella on the residential schools in Canada. I'm a 3rd generation First Nation, who doesn't know much about it all except from learning it in university.
I know real friends who's grandparents had went through it -- I've heard stories. So the first person isn't really me, but rather it's the people I know who have experienced the repercussions of it all.
I can give an excerpt, but it's still in its first draft.
>>8842461 I say this because I want to personalize the story to the reader -- so much so that every time something tragic or traumatizing happens to the first person, it's as if it happens to the reader.
I want people to know how terrible it all was. I mean, I'm not doing first person willy nilly because I suck at writing (I probably do though), but rather I just want the readers to really experience what happened in those schools, and what happened to their children and their children's children because... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I have a one month winter break. I would like to start reading quality literature and I will go to /mu/ and start listening to quality music. I will also be speedwriting my first novel (YA).
I just want to be an emphatic and learned person. What else can I do? I don't like boring books... I'm someone who likes YA so Catcher in the Rye isn't hard and romance isn't, but I don't like dull books. HELP.
HELP. I have to turn in an essay tomorrow morning in 5 hours and my friend reminded me just a few hours ago. If you guys could help that would be awesome. It can be on any subject but it just needs to be complex. If you could help you would be literally saving my future. Thanks in advance!
I'm thinking of writing out Joyce's fart letters to Nora and addressing it to my girlfriend for Xmas. I'm going to write them to her and put it in her card that she will be opening in front of my family she has never met before.
Never been on /lit/ before, but have a pretty straightforward and quick question I can't seem to find much on. I'm getting an e-reader for Christmas and haven't been into reading in quite some time. Is there a similar way to acquire books and the e-reader versions besides buying the book twice?
I was thinking similar to how buying a vinyl copy of an album usually comes with a digital code to also download that version of the album. It would be nice to have a physical collection of books to read while I'm at home while having a kindle to take the books... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8840725 good job senpai. now you're ready to explore some other great lit without prejudice. look into:
flannery oconnor - everything rises must converge ursula k leguin - left hand of dankness willa cather - death comes for the archbishop charlotte bronte - jane eyre shirley jackson - haunting of hill house
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