Revolutionary Ancestors: Sidney & Alinsky Part III
Article V Blog ^ | July 10th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
Posted on 7/10/2017, 4:21:49 AM by Jacquerie
The purpose of Rules for Radicals is to encourage and guide revolutionaries in their quest to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. Where Machiavelli’s The Prince was written for the Haves on how to hold on to power, Alinsky’s Rules was for the Have-Nots on how to take it away. Mass organizations are to seize power and give it to the people. Only then, wrote Alinsky, can the people realize democracy, equality, justice, peace, education, useful employment, health, and “those circumstances” and values which give meaning to life. Yikes.
Since change is inevitable (Part II), don’t fight it; seize it and put it to good use. Fight for a better world and never stop, because if one gives up the dream, life becomes a perpetual nightmare – an endless succession of days fearing the loss of security. While I haven’t come across the term, “social justice” in Rules, Alinsky describes the struggle for a better world as a series of climbs up a mountain . . . without a top. Each ascent by the social justice climber isn’t to the top, but rather to a plateau. From the plateau, the peak is visible, except it is really just another plateau, and so on in endless repetition. This is the nature of social justice.
The endless quest for social justice is the means through which Progressives destroy society. For instance, beginning in the 1960s . . .
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