As best I can make out, because she wrote her thesis on Saul Alinsky…
…and some of Michelle Obama’s speech that Mrs Trump’s speechifier-general purloined also contained Alinskyisms!!
Barack himself being a convert to Community Activism and Organising – and God forbid anyone should work for the good of the community!!
If Trump wins this election, it will be because his comforting, homespun style will have charmed enough Americans to support his cause, just as Satan’s silken, and often unsupportable, promises seduced both angels and Eve.
I suspect Crosbie Textor and the Right use ’Rules for Radicals’ more strenuously than anyone else – judging by who comments on it: (considering Alinsky formulated these to fight the tactics used against communities)
Trump is using the bulk of these
RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”
RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
In my opinion, each of us should continuously study Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and remain on our toes in recognizing Alinsky-like strategies when we see them. And since I really don’t want you to have to spend your hard-earned money on a Saul Alinsky book, following are some of the key Community Organizing tactics you need to be aware of (since the democrats are using these in full-force as we speak):
Only fools can fool themselves…
…welcome to the Looking Glass World, indeed
Personally, I’d need to weigh her against a duck before I was convinced.
...strikingly like scenes from the RNC - especially the grasp of logic!
Do they have 'cucking-stools' by their 'weigh-houses' in Cleveland (also home of Howard the Duck! )
Patrick Gower versus Jack Tame was an amusing contrast for local eyes. One exploded with excitement, the other barely noticed the story. (
Patrick Gower looked like a closet Republican, stepping out at last!
I find his gleeful 'reportage' unbalanced and disconcerting...
But the appointment of Pence – a longtime Koch favourite – will probably change that.
... a case of looking after the pennies and the dollars will look after themselves, perhaps?
The walking dead...
Trump is openly campaigning on the ‘Law and Order’ platform that is always the first and last refuge of the bully and the closet racist.
More like the 'Loa and Ordure' platform to my way of thinking...
...but yes, it's like The Joker taking over City Hall, asylum will be sought offshore...
Trump... posing as his own spokespeople “John Miller” and “**John Barron”**
Who knew that Trump was a New Worlds or SciFi reader - grabbing a pseudonym from Norman Spinrad's 1969 novel Bug Jack Barron about a TV host running for president...
Trump the bright reflector of their image
Great captures Jackson!
That moon was pretty spectacular in a cloud-free sky at 7am this morning too - but I couldn't find a setting on my camera that wasn't swamped by the light, and there was a frost - so I scampered back inside with the paper...