Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fabius Maximus — Our Right & Left have lost their way. Saul Alinsky points to a better politics.

Summary: As US politics becomes a cacophony of lies and nonsense (now descending into street violence), we need to know that it can be better. This post reminds us of Saul Alinsky’s famous “Rules for Radicals”, which will work for any political movement.
Some Alinsky excerpts. It's short and worth a read.

Fabius Maximus
Our Right & Left have lost their way. Saul Alinsky points to a better politics.
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7 comments:

Bob said...

Paul Pot was a 'young radical'. So forgive me for being skeptical that better politics will emerge from applying the advice from this book.

Six said...

It's a bit of a stretch to think Alinsky's advice leads to "Paul" Pot. I think a few more things factor in to that type of outcome.

Bob said...

Radicals of all stripes have the necessary ingredients: ideology and a scapegoat.
Sometimes they have good intentions. Those kinds of radicals, the "true believers", are worse than sociopaths.

Six said...

We MUST preserve the status quo! Thank god we don't have any non-radical sociopaths running things.

Bob said...

We have all types - from Obama to Trump to Pence to McCain. Thank god Trump is just a con man.

Six said...

:-)

Tom Hickey said...

We have all types - from Obama to Trump to Pence to McCain. Thank god Trump is just a con man.

Yes, but Trump seems to have abdicated, having been shown how the game actually works. Now the question is who is in charge?