Power Point Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals


Saul Alinsky

Rules for Radicals

How the Communists defeat freedom

Based on Hillary Clinton Thesis

By Bob Black


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Alinsky book dedication

“Lest we forget at least an over-theshoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history... the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom


Saul Alinsky Purposes

Create mass organizations to seize power

The book is for the Have Nots and how to take it away from the Haves

Social Change


Basics of Alinsky

Grew up during the depression ( Born 1909 )

He is committed to progressive social change


He does not profess to not have a fixed truth

Believed that traditional Christian philosophy in the West was weak and negligible

Marxist but, knew that Communism would be rejected so focused on simple distruction

Means and Ends

In war the ends justifies almost any means

Issue is pragmatic and strategic

Only ask of ends are they achievable

Only ask of means whether they will work

Success or failure is a mighty determinate of ethics


Infiltrate the system from within

Use the tools of freedom against itself

Always Forward

Do the conversion incrementally

Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules


Ridicule is man's most potent weapon

Keep the pressure on

Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have

The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative

How to combat Saul Alinsky

Point out that the opposition is using

Saul Alinsky techniques

Use the Saul Alinsky technique of keeping the pressure on.

Call a lie a lie and keep calling it a lie

Tell the truth

Bottom line

Being passive is doom

Go along to get along is the road to


Never give any ground in the name of compromise

A strong moral compass is required

A real vision of what can be is required