Months ago I heard Mark Levin mention Saul Alinsky and his book Rules for Radicals. I have a brother who is a socialist and it drove me crazy trying to understand what could possibly have made him this way. (Yes, I admit it. I think socialism is a mix of mental illness and religion.) So my fingers ran to Amazon.com and I ordered the book, hoping this would give me some enlightenment on my brother, the leftist movement and also, what the government is becoming.
As I read the book, I kept seeing more and more of Alinsky’s influence in the behavior and actions of the current administration. I saw his tactics in use during the campaign. It became crystal clear to me what was going on, what they were doing and how it was going to play out for us. In short, it scared the hell out of me!
I read up on Alinsky, himself, too. Where he came from, what educational background he had and so forth. I was surprised to learn he came from Chicago, just as Obama and his cronies had. Several months ago, I blogged about him here.
Right now, on PajamasMedia.com, Barbara Curtis (BarbaraCurtis.com) is doing a read-a-long book blog about Alinsky and his book. Bloggers are reading the book with her, she blogs about each chapter and they then discuss. This is part one of her Blogging Rules for Radicals. She and her blogger/readers have done 3 parts, so far.
I recommend that you take the time to read her blogs and the blogger comments.
In the words of Sun Tzu: If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.
There is much to learn and little time to do it in.