On page 103 of Rules for Radicals is this quote from Alinsky,(full story at alinskydefeater.com)The organizer’s job is to inseminate an invitation for himself, to agitate, introduce ideas, get people pregnant with hope and a desire for change and to identify you as the person most qualified for this purpose. [Emphasis added]Is there anything inherently wrong with wanting people to have hope and to wish for change in their lives? Of course not, but that is not the issue. As is so often the case with Liberals, their original intentions are noble, but the results are often antithetical to those intentions.
Alinsky proffers this scenario in the context of helping a community organizer to gain acceptance and credibility “without invitation” in an area where he or she might otherwise be shunned. This is exactly the way in which then Senator Obama used his famous “Hope and Change” mantra. An unknown Senator who had spent most of his adult years rubbing shoulders with the type of radicals that most Americans would never, in the words of Sarah Palin, “pal around with” needed an “in” with the common folks.
• Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'
• AlinskyDefeater's Blog
• Rules for Radicals at amazon.com