Saul Alinsky Quotes

Saul Alinsky Quotes: Organization for action will now and in the decade ahead center upon America's white middle class. That is where the power is. ... Our rebels have contemptuously rejected the values and the way of life of the middle class. They have stigmatized it as materialistic, decadent, bourgeois, degenerate, imperialistic, war-mongering, brutalized and corrupt. They are right; but we must begin from where we are if we are to build power for change, and the power and the people are in the middle class majority.
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Saul Alinsky Quote: Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.
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Quotes about Saul Alinsky: The practical revolutionary will understand Goethe's 'conscience is the virtue of observers and not of agents of action'; in action, one does not always enjoy the luxury of a decision that is consistent both with one's individual conscience and the good of mankind.
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Quote about Saul Alinsky: 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. In this book we are concerned with how to create mass organizations to seize power and give it to the people; to realize the democratic dream of equality, justice, peace, cooperation, equal and full opportunities for education, full and useful employment, health, and the creation of those circumstances in which man can have the chance to live by values that give meaning to life.
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Saul Alinsky Sayings: Life is an adventure of passion, risk, danger, laughter, beauty, love; a burning curiosity to go with the action to see what it is all about, to go search for a pattern of meaning, to burn one's bridges because you're never going to go back anyway, and to live to the end.
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Saul Alinsky Saying: Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you are free to live.
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Sayings about Saul Alinsky: Action comes from keeping the heat on. No politician can sit on a hot issue if you make it hot enough.
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Saying about Saul Alinsky: We must believe that it is the darkest before the dawn of a beautiful new world. We will see it when we believe it.
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Saul Alinsky Quotes: The second rule is: Never go outside the experience of your people. When an action is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear, and retreat.
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Saul Alinsky Quote: The fact that people are poor or discriminated against doesn't necessarily endow them with any special qualities of justice, nobility, charity or compassion.
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Quotes about Saul Alinsky: Many of the lower middle class are members of labor unions, churches, bowling clubs, fraternal, service, and nationality organizations. They are organizations and people that must be workedwith as one would work with any other part of our populations - with respect, understanding, and sympathy.
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Quote about Saul Alinsky: The establishment can accept being screwed, but not being laughed at
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Saul Alinsky Sayings: Men don't like to step abruptly out of the security of familiar experience; they need a bridge to cross from their own experience to a new way. A revolutionary organizer must shake up the prevailing patterns of their lives agitate, create disenchantment and discontent with the current values, to produce, if not a passion for change, at least a passive, affirmative, non-challenging climate.
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Saul Alinsky Saying: Let the liberal turn to the course of action, the course of all radicals, and the amused look vanishes from the face of society as it snarls,
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Sayings about Saul Alinsky: From the moment an organizer enters a community, he lives, dreams, eats, breathes, sleeps only one thing, and that is to build the mass power base of what he calls the army.
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Saying about Saul Alinsky: Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.
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Saul Alinsky Quotes: The end is what you want, the means is how you get it. Whenever we think about social change, the question of means and ends arises. The man of action views the issue of means and ends in pragmatic and strategic terms. He has no other problem; he thinks only of his actual resources and the possibilities of various choices of action. He asks of ends only whether they are achievable and worth the cost; of means, only whether they will work. ... The real arena is corrupt and bloody.
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Saul Alinsky Quote: The cry of the Have-Nots has never been
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