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Forum Post: Saul Alinsky

Posted 8 years ago on May 7, 2012, 4:08 p.m. EST by francismjenkins (3713)
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Alinsky described his plans in 1972 to begin to organize the white middle class across America, and the necessity of that project. He believed that what President Richard Nixon and Vice-President Spiro Agnew called "The Silent Majority" was living in frustration and despair, worried about their future, and ripe for a turn to radical social change, to become politically active citizens. He feared the middle class could be driven to a right-wing viewpoint, "making them ripe for the plucking by some guy on horseback promising a return to the vanished verities of yesterday." His stated motive: "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back."[4]




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[-] 1 points by freewriterguy (882) 8 years ago

I love this country, just hate the people occupying it, cause they dont share the land or its resourses, and Im almost dead!

[-] 1 points by BetsyRoss (-744) 8 years ago

"I've never joined any organization—not even the ones I've organized myself. I prize my own independence too much. And philosophically, I could never accept any rigid dogma or ideology, whether it's Christianity or Marxism. One of the most important things in life is what Judge Learned Hand described as 'that ever-gnawing inner doubt as to whether you're right.' If you don't have that, if you think you've got an inside track to absolute truth, you become doctrinaire, humorless and intellectually constipated. The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by such religious and political and racial fanatics, from the persecutions of the Inquisition on down to Communist purges and Nazi genocide" -Saul Alinsky

Francis-your posts continually indicate that you have indeed become doctrinaire, humorless, and intellectually constipated. Alinsky would be so disappointed.

[-] 2 points by francismjenkins (3713) 8 years ago

Oh please, babble from the swamps (would that be "swamp-babble" ... ha ha I coined it) ... I mean, don't you have an alligator to wrestle or something like that? :)

Oh know it's evolution, quick honey, hit the circuit breaker.

[-] 0 points by BetsyRoss (-744) 8 years ago

Yep. More of that humorless intellectual constipation he was referring to.

You are so highly evolved you should be in a museum somewhere.

[-] 1 points by francismjenkins (3713) 8 years ago

Are you a creationist? Do you play with snakes on Sunday? Or do you just not like Saul Alinsky? Or maybe confrontation make you uncomfortable? Look, while most conservatives are in the 99%, they enable the 1%, therefore they are accomplices, and accordingly, should be called to account.



[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 8 years ago

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