OK ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s that time once again to score our progress thus far under the Obama Administration’s goals of “Yes We Can!”
Saul David Alinsky
30 Jan 1909
Died: June 12, 1972 (age 63)
Cause of death: Heart attack
Education: University of Chicago, PhD 1930, U. of Chicago Graduate School, criminology, 1930–1932.
Notable work(s): Reveille for Radicals (1946);(1971)
Helene Simon of Philadelphia (m. June 9, 1932 – her death).
Jean Graham (May 15, 1952 – 1970; divorced).
Irene McInnis Alinsky (m. May 1971).
Katherine and David (by Helene).
Awards: Pacem in Terris Award, 1969.
Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his book Rules for Radicals, How to Create a Social State.
There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important:
1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.
2) Poverty – Increase the poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control: Remove the ability to defend themselves from the government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare: Take control of every aspect of their lives (food, housing, and income).
6) Education: Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion: Remove the belief in the God from the government and schools.
8.) Class Warfare: Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
Written over 40 years ago by a graduate of U of Chicago, now score Barry against the to-do list.
I don’t know how you’ve tallied the score thus far, but, by my score card count, a little bit more and we’ll have made it all the way!