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PICO, ACORN are radical community organizations

Saul Alinsky was the one who created socialist virus methods that most community-organizing networks use now. Saul died in 1972 and Hillary Clinton interviewed Alinsky and wrote her 80-page senior thesis on him. In 1971, Saul wrote Rules for Radicals and he stated: “The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the ‘Haves’ on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the ‘Have-Nots’ on how to take it away.” Alinsky believed that there were no fixed truths but that truth was relative and always changing, with “no final answers, no dogma, no formula, no panacea.” Barack Obama was trained in Alinsky methodology in several organizations started by him or were closely linked with him. Alinsky had an amoral approach to getting power, where the ends justify the means. Saul was an avid atheist, he dedicated his Rules for Radicals to Lucifer, the first radical who won his own kingdom, and said that he would choose hell unreservedly over heaven, where he would immediately proceed to organize the ‘have nots’ there. Since Alinsky’s death in 1972, the following community-organizing networks were created that used his methods: IAF (which Saul started), ACORN, Citizen Action, National People’s Action, PICO, DART, and the Gamaliel Foundation.

Mark C. Corcoran

 

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