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Conservatives should use the Alinsky playbook

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Apr 6, 10:10pm 161 views   8 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://dvorak.substack.com/p/rules-for-radicals-redux?utm_campaign=patrick.net


"Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have."
"Never go outside the expertise of your people."
"Whenever possible go outside the expertise of the enemy."
"Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."
"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. There is no defense. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage."
"A good tactic is one your people enjoy."
"A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag."
"Keep the pressure on."
"The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself. "
"The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition."
"If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside; this is based on the principle that every positive has its negative."
"The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative."
"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. "

The rules are even used with humor to promote an anti-Republican political perspective. For example, by using Rule 4 (use their rules against them) and Rule 5 (ridicule), an entire school of comedy evolved from the fine-tuning of these techniques by Jon Stewart when he was the host of The Daily Show.

The Stewart proteges—John Oliver (HBO), Stephen Colbert (CBS), and Samantha Bee (TBS)-- utilized and improved the formula to promote liberalism and Democratic Party candidates.

The comedy strategy worked like this: first create the book of rules that the Republicans are using (this is often fallacious, e.g. you are Christian thus you hate gays). Then find a violation of said rules (a gay Republican). Point out the hypocrisy, followed by endless ridicule using analogies while feigning outrage.

Colbert became the number one late-night talk show host employing a streamlined version of this model to ridicule Trump and the Republicans, often for things Trump never did or said but based on questionable news items. It was all good fodder for Colbert. Near the end of the Trump presidency, it was almost all ridicule.

The only Republican-leaning comic utilizing anything close to the Alinsky model for humor was Dennis Miller, who seemed to have developed a similar structure as the Jon Stewart school. Miller was also early in the game as his HBO weekly show, Dennis Miller Live, ran from 1994-2002, predating Stewart’s appearance on the Daily Show by five years.

This model of finding hypocrisy and then ridiculing it may have stemmed from Miller’s time hosting Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live. This was a segment that relied on harsh and sometimes ironic ridicule of current news items. Miller, an astute political commentator, was aware of Saul Alinsky and his rules.

It’s something of a shame that, with the possible exception of Dennis Miller, only left-leaning comics, left-leaning writers, and left-leaning politicians have used what the right-wing calls the “Alinsky Playbook” when it can be utilized by anyone.

In much the same way that the liberals eschewed personalities like Rush Limbaugh, having never once listened to him, conservatives avoid leftist thinkers. How many conservatives have ever read a single word of Karl Marx?

Thus Alinsky, an adamant socialist, is a kind of forbidden fruit. A few attempts by conservative writers to rejigger Alinsky for the right-wing audience have failed. This is because there is no need to rejigger anything, the rules are good rules to subvert anyone or anything.

It's kind of a shame that American conservatives have left this goldmine for political action (and comedy) untouched out of a kind of “lips that touch wine will never touch mine” idealism. They’d rather be beaten up over and over by the same playbook, one that they themselves could use.

This is one reason why the political left in America thinks that conservatives are so dumb. — jcd


And an excellent comment on the article:

Rustinif7 hr ago
Anytime a conservative say anything he is instantly a racist, which is out of Alinsky's playbook. Conservatives should use group think to find the racism in whatever the left does (critical race theory says racism is everywhere) and never shut up about it.
1   NDrLoR   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 7, 9:04am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"That was until I saw him on an old re-aired Dick Cavett Show from July 22, 1971. I was astonished. He was very conservative looking, and quite serious with a slight pomposity bordering on arrogance."

That's because Saul-Patron Saint of Losers-Alinsky was born in 1909. His style was established long before radical chic came into being when it was obligatory to have long hair and tattered clothes and look like a nut. I've always wondered what his take was on the music and high energy of the 1920's and its flamboyance. I'm sure the Great Depression, in which he spent the majority of his 20's, was his heyday and formed many of his radical ideas. That era was rife with leftist propaganda, no less than from FDR and many of his supporters.

Here he is in 1967 at the height of American radicalism going one on one with Wm. F. Buckley on Firing Line. Alinsky would pass away in 1972 at only 63.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsfxnaFaHWI
2   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2021 Apr 8, 7:06am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

We did in 2015 and 2016, that is why the left took their gloves off and went full bore Communist, and Satanists.
By invoking Alynskism we unmasked them for the Evil Beasts that they are.

What's needed next is for the Right to go full bore Van Helsing.
3   FuckTheMainstreamMedia   ignore (7)   2021 Apr 8, 7:32am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

You wanna know why I troll? This is exactly why. The left became so ludicrous online that trolling was the only reasonable response.

You can’t rationally argue with someone who insists that if you don’t accept on faith that you’re own internal workings are racist, you are therefore racist.

The only proper response is humiliation and attempting to anger the person. Suggesting they follow their doctors orders and take meds usually does it, almost certainly because it hits way too close to home.

I’ll also note that almost as surely as gay men have been subject to sexual abuse as children, like 90% of these leftists are the product of single mother homes.
4   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 8, 9:15am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FuckTheMainstreamMedia says
You wanna know why I troll? This is exactly why. The left became so ludicrous online that trolling was the only reasonable response.


It's also perfectly appropriate to point out that they are pedophiles.

When they deny it, you can say you pedophiles like them always deny it and get angry then the truth of their pedophilia is brought out.

They are the ones who started arguing from fantasy-land, so you're justified in adopting their game.
5   Hircus   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 8, 12:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Conservatives should also start standing up to the blatant double standards where anti-white racism is socially acceptable in the media.

This guy actually did. The racist bitch implied that he didn't really care about black people because he's a WHYTE MALE. He flashed on her and walked off the set, depriving the media of their footage, which may coerce them to stop allowing this shit. Good for him.

Starts at about 4:30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwAg-tG0DuU
6   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 Apr 8, 12:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Hircus says
implied that he didn't really care about black people because he's a WHYTE MALE.

It's really disgusting when people of privilege, like the woman in this video, show their unapologetic racism towards white people.
7   HunterTits   ignore (4)   2021 Apr 8, 2:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Isn't one of the Rules Make The Other Side Eat Its Own Dog Shit?

The right should do that by sponsoring propositions in California that call for immediate increases in min wage to $25/hour, mandatory 100% health care provided by all employers, etc.

Then when these things pass by the libtard voters and California's business go full metal Detroit on the state, everyone will see what pile of dog shit that really is. The Democrat Party as a whole will be severely damaged as most voters will equate them with the idiots in California. GOP can say, "You elect my opponent and the entire country will go to hell like Democrat-controlled California"
8   WookieMan   ignore (7)   2021 Apr 8, 3:20pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HunterTits says
"You elect my opponent and the entire country will go to hell like Democrat-controlled California"

That's how most the country thinks of CA already. Not sure how further internal chaos will change anything. You guys have bat shit crazy government already and everyone knows it. Again, this coming from an IL guy of all places.

You guys know it on Patnet, but most your neighbors don't within the state. They likely think CA is normal because they rarely leave it. Maybe that's part of the problem. Too expensive to travel or get out of the state. A lot have a manipulated view about what is going on for those that live there. Never thought of it that way. I think most you guys are honest about the situation and why you enjoy the place, but I'm not certain there will be positive change in our lifetime whether one lives there or not.

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