“We’re being out-Alinskyed by the anti-Alinskys”
Ben Jealous, NAACP president via National Journal Online – Cross Talk.
Alinsky cooked up his rules for radicals to force an agenda on a population that was fundamentally opposed to everything he stood for. The anti-Alinskys are getting way more traction than the Alinskyites because the anti-Alinsky movement, principally the Tea Party and conservative movements, are what Alinsky himself always pretended to support but never actually participated in, a mass grassroots opposition movement against an oppressive government. There’s something the Left might want to add to their bag of tricks – a party platform that doesn’t require the majority of the population to subjugate themselves to an oppressive dictatorship. Novel idea, liberty. It’s like something to give people a reason to live.