Radicals of the past become the establishment of tomorrow. Revolutions of the past (ie civil rights) lionized constantly by the media while those of the present are vilified

although he frequently quotes some pretty cringe people, being a leftist and all, there is a lot of useful stuff in here too

In this framework, Biden is the inevitable counterrevolution to Trump

Alinsky on degeneracy and good times creating weak men

Much like the humiliated citizens of the Globalist American Empire

Alinsky explains why conservatives who operate in the leftist moral framework are fools. The moral framework is designed to uphold the status quo. Instead, they have to answer to a high power and affirm a traditional moral framework

The virgin “what if the roles were reversed” versus the chad Indian government outlawing passive resistance

ie a mass movement based around ending vax tyranny or even angry parents at a school board meeting, once mobilised can achieve all sorts of other ends we like.

“A people organized around [any issue] is an organized people on the move!”

You can tell this guy knows what he’s talking about because his predictions came true just a little bit later

Many people accuse Trump (and others) of having an “ego.” They don’t realize that this is, to a certain degree, necessary for victory

Probably everyone here knows this but this stuff is really important for the normie who thought Trump was too mean and “just wants everyone to get along and heal duh division”

You need to join your local gop, even if a lot of them are gonna be cringe. Organize around literally any issue and you have an organization

The Left learned all of these things long ago, when Alinsky was writing them, and they are not things that are exclusive to the Left, so we need to learn from them

Do not be an “enlightened centrist.” Be as zealous as a triggered libtard

Finally the most famous part of the book, the “rules”

It seems that trolls accidentally and spontaneously adhered to these principles in 2016, so I believe there is something to them. The question is if and how this can be recreated. Apparently Alinsky was able to consciously do so. Or perhaps he was simply riding the wave of his own generation of spontaneously generated shitposters

This rule is very interesting. We see it a lot in action in the Biden administration and in the managerial class in general. It is their equivalent to being anon

Reading this text is also great for understanding the behavior of the Left that at first might seem “crazy” or “contradictory.” It doesn’t have to make sense, it just has to work

This is the reason why Dick’s biggest problem of “political canonization” exists

Where is the action of the Right in a post-Trump era? It’s gone. This is why things seems dead. It isn’t because we’ve been defeated so much as that the fun is gone. Perhaps this is the purpose of the Covid lockdowns. They are fun killers. But the flipside is that there are more rules to break than ever before. And breaking the rules is always fun

Rehashing 2016 can get tedious. It sounds like Al Bundy talking about playing football. But it is important to analyze it and figure out why it worked. No need to write it off as simply a fluke, that’s the blackpilled way of looking at things. The establishment is becoming weaker even as it becomes more totalitarian. It is vulnerable to these tactics

@justanothertoxicmale I think it's important to recognize the differences between our situation and Alinsky's. The current regime is more hostile to us than it was to him. I think we might need to take inspiration from the Irish living under the British Penal Laws, or the Polish living under Soviet control. Those groups survived under the thumb of a major power that didn't like them.

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@boomcoast That is very true. The system is far more hostile to us than it was to him. Nevertheless, these are rules that can be broadly applied to any group of “have-nots” to one extent or another. The Polish living under the Soviets probably, unconsciously or intentionally, put many of these same tactics to good use

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