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Bloviating Zeppelin: A Reminder: "Rules For Radicals" & Cloward-Piven

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Reminder: "Rules For Radicals" & Cloward-Piven

I believe that now would be the perfect time for a review of the "rules" in Saul Alinsky's book "Rules For Radicals," under the topic of Tactics:


"Tactics are those conscious deliberate acts by which human beings live with each other and deal with the world around them. ... Here our concern is with the tactic of taking; how the Have-Nots can take power away from the Haves." p.126

Always remember the first rule of power tactics

1. "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have."

2. "Never go outside the expertise of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat.... [and] the collapse of communication.

3. "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

4. "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity."

5. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."

6. "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."

7. "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time...."

8. "Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose."

9. "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself."

10. "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign."

11. "If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside... every positive has its negative."

12. "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative."

13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.'...

"...any target can always say, 'Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?' When your 'freeze the target,' you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments.... Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the 'others' come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target...'

"One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other." (pps.127-134)

If I might suggest, examine these rules and then note their applicability to the strategy and tactics in evidence being utilized by the Obaka Administration.

Finally, let us not forget the ultimate goal under Obaka: the Cloward-Piven Strategy. I wrote about it here, back in June of 2009. Yes, before Glenn Beck picked it up. In a nutshell:

The Cloward/Piven Strategy is named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Their goal was to overthrow capitalism by overwhelming the government bureaucracy with entitlement demands. The created crisis provides the impetus to bring about radical political change.

Cloward and Piven published an article in the May 2nd, 1966 issue of The Nation, entitled "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty." A PDF version of that specific article is here. And from there an entirely new concept for the destruction of this country was born. For a detailed explanation, you must read this article.

Both Cloward and Piven cited Mr Alinsky as inspiration for their works.

We already know that Mr Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, has said that "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste."

Further Links:

- Cloward/Piven Government, The American Thinker;
- The Cloward-Piven Strategy, by Robert Chandler, Washington Times;
- Coward-Piven; A Guide To The Political Left;
- Coward-Piven On Steroids, by Digoenes Jones, MD;
- Obama, Voter Fraud & Mortgage Meltdown, by James Walsh
- Recent Efforts To Overload The American System
- Cloward-Piven Strategy: Domination By Crisis

Make absolutely no mistake whatsoever, America. The logical End Game of Mr Obaka is to completely restructure your country so that capitalism is ended and Socialism enacted, wealth re-distribution enacted -- with Your Federal Government as Final Beatific Arbiter of what you think, say and write, and when, where and how you live.

States rights? The 10th Amendment ("The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.")? [Go here for more.]

States' rights can all, under Obaka, go to Hell.



Blogger Bushwack said...

Well BD, You must be a scholar in that book, you never answer the post with facts, you always use name calling and sarcasm to move the argument away from the post topic, and you pretty much are clueless....Yep a true study of the art of liberpuke strategy....Waiting to be called a right wing nut job or racist now...go ahead, I can take it I'm a monster.

Mon Mar 29, 08:43:00 PM PDT  
Blogger CJ said...

Hate to point out the obvious here, BD, but he has links to several sites when it comes to his 'quoting' people, not just Glenn Beck.

For once, just for once, why don't you try to deal with the substance of a post instead of relying on name calling and grade school tactics?

Oh, wait.

Maybe that's it. Maybe you are in grade school...


Mon Mar 29, 08:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Hmmm, me thinks you touched a nerve or two here :-)

Tue Mar 30, 04:10:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Smells like someone took a dump on your blog BZ...

Oh, never mind, I see who it was, BOTH of em...

Tue Mar 30, 08:15:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Greybeard said...

Bd, your Mother wears combat boots.
Now just try to respond to that!

Tue Mar 30, 02:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Tim, that is simply over the top.

"Your anti-authoritarian hate speech feed the flames that radicalizes people like this, resulting in the eventual deaths of fellow police officers. And being from Michigan, where these people were taken into custody, I wish you would tone it down before somebody gets killed. Has this "sheepdog" developed rabies?"

Really? Expressing my opinion is hate speech?

I seldom do this: fuck you. You're gone. Asshole.


Tue Mar 30, 03:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Hey Tim, go get your tape measure and start checking out peters, that seems to be your favorite pass time, and topic of discussion...

Thank GOD BZ saw the light concerning assholes like you and your brother Brain Dead.. Adios, you will NOT be missed..

Tue Mar 30, 04:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ladies and gentlemen, with great reluctance and a large amount of dissatisfaction I have now turned on Comment Moderation.

My apologies.


Tue Mar 30, 05:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger CJ said...

BZ -

No apologies necessary. From what's available, Tim was certainly over the line.

I am also from Michigan and I'm in law enforcement. These nutjobs did not just spring up over night. They've been around for a long time. Anyone else remember the whole militia thing after Okalhoma City?

The idiots are everywhere. Some of them even post on blogs.

The sane people do what is needed and move on. I saw an Arab saying a while back that sums it up:

The dog barks and the caravan moves on.

Here's to moving on.


Tue Mar 30, 05:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

cj: please see my newest post and then comment there, overall, if you please will.


Tue Mar 30, 06:49:00 PM PDT  

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