“The first step in community organization is community disorganization.”

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Sam hit the nail on the head here.

http://iiipercent.blogspot.com/2012/12/hypocrisy-and-paths-we-walk-to-be.html

Yet it would be better to understand the tactics being used.

“Through a process combining hope and resentment, the organizer tries to create a “mass army” that brings in as many recruits as possible from local organizations, churches, services groups, labor unions, corner gangs, and individuals.”

“In a separate chapter he suggests that the perennial question, “Does the end justify the means?” is meaningless as it stands: the real and only question regarding the ethics of means and ends is, and always has been, “Does this particular end justify this particular means?”

 “The first step in community organization is community disorganization.”

        The rules

 

  • RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.

 

  • RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

 

  • 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.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

 

  • RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

 

  • RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.

 

  • RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.

 

  • RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.

 

  • RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.

 

  • RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.

 

  • RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.

 

  • RULE 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals

 

2 thoughts on ““The first step in community organization is community disorganization.”

  1. Yep, Sam did hit the nail on the head. Interesting how some “patriots” are using the tactics of those they rail against for their own agenda…

  2. This is our problem, as Dio laid out. We are behind the curve when it come’s to education. The leftist’s are way ahead and they have taken full advantage of the sheep. I think we still have a chance with the young minds here in the south, maybe not the north, who know’s. I still find it amusing that certain “Constitutionalists” will not publish comments to questions they’ve asked. The enemy is within, guard your 6. Maybe too much of the truth is hard to swallow, or maybe they need to really study all the papers leading up to ratification…(federalist vs. anti federalist), and look around at their AO’s and determine who they’re going to off, because of a vote…really.

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