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A lot of what is wrong in America can be directly traced back to the members of this cult. Any time anyone, no matter their political or societal standing, advocates "playing god" as Saul Alinsky does in this book, is headed for a fall.
When individuals are encouraged to stir up strife and dissent, turning one against another, is out of touch with their mental faculties. The end never justifies the means, more especially when you don't really know what the means are.
As for using a person's faith or belief system against them, based on the premise that no one can live up to their own standards; therefore demonizing them as hypocrites, is akin to the third string football player who is bitter that they aren't good enough to play and taking pot shots of those who are.
If Saul were alive today, and was held accountable to his own standards, or lack of, then most assuredly you would find that he can't live up to them; whatever they may be.
In reality you would find that Saul is no different, if not worse, than those he railed against. There is nothing worse than a person who masks themselves under the title of Community Organizer, when they are nothing more than an instigator and trouble maker.
In my part of the country, we took these people out behind the woodshed and gave them an attitude adjustment. Which more times than not, cured the individual in question of their unbridled temper tantrums, gossip and trouble making.
Unfortunately we don't live in a perfect world, and those of us who "get it" are continually asked to indulge the tirades, emotional outbursts and cultural labeling of those who do not. Is this fair? No it is not. But then again, life is not fair.
Review: Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic RadicalsUser Review - Edward Sullivan - Goodreads
Another book I've been meaning to read for a long, long time. A good bit of it is dated but insightful about the times in which it was written. There's a lot of good practical advice still relevant for people looking to organize for political or social change. Read full review
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