Saul Alinsky Control Tactics of “Community Organizing” from his 1971 Book: Rules for Radicals
#1) The Organizer must “CLOTHE” one’s goals and strategies with “moral arguments,” – But there can be NO CONVERSATION with one’s opponents; for to converse with them is to: HUMANIZE THEM.
# 2) The organizer’s objective is to DEMONIZE those who stand in the way of his designs for CHANGE.
# 3) Change is brought about through relentless agitation and “Trouble Making” of a kind that radically disrupts society as it is.
# 4) The organizer must NEVER FOCUS on just a single issue. He must move inexhaustibly from one issue to the other. (The only way to keep the action going is by constantly cutting new issues as the action continues. By the time the enthusiasm and the emotions for ONE ISSUE have started to “DE-ESCALATE” – a NEW ISSUE EMERGES – ‘With a constant revival).”
# 5) Keep the pressure on. Never let up. Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides. Never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.
# 6) “Ridicule is man’s MOST potent Weapon. There is NO DEFENSE. It’s IRRATIONAL. It’s INFURIATING. It works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. RIDICULE creates anger and fear.”
# 7) Taunt one’s opponents to the point that they label you a “Dangerous Enemy” of the establishment.