Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals – II

Conservatives need to learn these rules and then use them against the Radicals, i.e., Democrats and liberals (which is pretty much the same thing).  It will be harder for Conservatives to use these rules for two reasons:  First, Conservatives are burdened by a sense of morality and ethics which will inhibit them.  Democrats don’t have that problem.  Second, unlike Democrats, Conservatives don’t have the media, academia, Hollywood, crony capitalists, and the pervasive tyranny of political correctness helping them every step of the way.  That all means Conservatives have to smarter and more clever to pull it off, but they must do it to win in the modern American political and social cesspool.

  1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
  2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.”
  3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”
  4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
  5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
  6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
  7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”
  8. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”
  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.”
  11. “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”
  12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”
  13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”