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what does /lit/ think of saul alinsky
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what does /lit/ think of saul alinsky
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Shitbag, but his tactics work.
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If he didn't write any memes I do not think about him whatsoever
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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:

https://randomthots.org/2012/05/21/rules-for-radicals-by-saul-alinsky-the-genesis-of-tactic-proxy/
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I understand where you're coming from, but I LOVED Rules for Radicals. Completely changed the way I look at political discourse
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>>8842933
I forgot to add that it's apparently required reading for the Tea Party, which I don't think it was even what Alinsky had in mind when writing RFR.
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>Rules for Radicals is the mighty whitey fantasy
I thought Alinsky was a POC.
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