Sunday, January 27, 2013

Alinsky Rules for Radicals Applied to Gun Control Campaign?


5. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."

8. "Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose."

10. "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign."

11. "If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside... every positive has its negative."

13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.  In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.'...

     "...any target can always say, 'Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?' When your 'freeze the target,' you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments.... Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the 'others' come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target...'

     "One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other." (pps.127-134)

Feinstein: NRA is 'venal'

Sen. Schumer: NRA Fringe Group, Doesn't Represent Average Gun Owners

Bloomberg Slams NRA’s ‘Paranoid, Dystopian Vision’

Biden Slams NRA: Some Interest Groups 'Are Afraid Of The Facts'

Lautenberg: NRA’s Rhetoric ‘Disturbing And Dangerous’

Fight Crime.Stop the NRA

N.Y. Rep. McCarthy: 'We Have To Break The Myth Of The NRA'

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