Saul Alinsky, Big Community Organizer, was born 109 Year Ago

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Saul Alinsky got a PHD in criminology from University of Chicago in the 30's or so. He palled around with gangsters and catoholic bishops. One of Alinsky's big successes was organizing in the Back of the Yards area helping to improve the are by organizing people.


Alinsky was full of some great quotes and ideas, but because of copy paste stuff will have to just paraphrase stuff. Alinsky asserted life was full of contradictions. Perhaps his greatest philosophical insights were always appealing to people in their self interest like the heurisitic he gives in "Rules for Radicals" and "Reveille for Radicals" of if you wanted to get a pastor to do something you dont have a meeting and start talking about morals and bible verses and assumed shared understandings and values. Instead you talk in terms of how you will help his church or boost attendance or other parts of his utility function in the vein of rational choice theory.

Alinsky had some big successes like the East Man Kodak strike where he and his elite friends were able to provide the request market incentives for Kodak to voluntarily without coercive government action change its racially based hiring and firing and promotion guidelines.

Perhaps the most important ideas of Alinsky included the need for basic human dignity in his assertion that, one should never do for people what they can do, but instead help empower people to better their own lives themselves. Alinsky's political philosophy was that of Organizational Jujitzu getting enemies to over extend their powers and equalize the field in the court of public opinion/the market place of ideas.

Alinsky also asserted that people must accept the world as it is in order to be able to efficiently cybernetically transform it into what one thinks it should be.

Now it may be true Alinsky offered a job to Hillary Clinton that she didn't take. What a world it could have been had her labor been used to actually organize people to improve their lives. Alinsky asserted there are two forms of social power: organized people and organized money, which organizing people is cheaper than ever in the internet age.

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Life is really simple and we are complicated by our problems and our sins
Be good with people and you will be happy.

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yea people are easily to control as Alinsky points out, just need to come up with the path with least resistance and follow it.

just relax everything will be allright

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yea just make good content and don't do bad comments and you should be fine

In Quebec, the professional practice of community organization has its source in the history of community life. From the beginning of the 1960s, "citizen committees" from the working classes mobilized themselves to improve their social situation, whether to defend the maintenance of cheap housing in the old neighborhoods struggling with urban renewal or to promote local economic development in rural areas.

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yea not a fan of the professionalism of community organizing. Think these faux democracies concerned mostly on zoning and making property rights ambiguous have helped with teh war on drugs and general lawlessness in our societies.

Crowd control specialist par none

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yea, 7 billion apes walking around gonna have to have control if they cannot all be made into angels.

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Yeah a lil hand holdin

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the market can handle it all though, I think we can evolve past state coercion if we are intentional about it and create the necessary voluntary structures.

Didn't know that little tidbit of History, thanks for sharing. We need more community organizers, empowering each other through social good. Win-win relationships

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yea, the greatest win win is the free market. Voluntary exchange based on enlightened self interest is the greatest positive sum game, win win, known to man. Nothing would be better for humanity than an end to tariffs and subsidies. Hope the New Year going well for you!!

Saul Alinsky was smarmy beyond words. He was so evil, he dedicated his book (on deceptively enslaving the world to blood-thirsty communism) to Satan.

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I think Trump's North Korean guest at last night's speech might have something to say about how "wonderful" real communism is. He suffered much in order to escape it.

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disagree, don't think you have any evidence of supporting satan beyond his funny dedication to the original rebel. Anyhuh yea communism and statism are usually if not always pretty bad.

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I totally agree with him. awesome advice.

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Yea he has some interesting ideas. I recommend his "Reveille for Radicals" if youre ever looking for a good read on applied cybernetics.

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It seems finding a physical copy off his Rules for Radicals is getting pretty hard. You know the reason?

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No didn't know that, always been able to get copies of Amazon, have copies for friends. But I prefer "Reveille for Radicals" myself.

Wow alnisky had a great power. Nice job

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Yea seems like a person truly worried about improving the lowest lot.

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I don't have money to bring to you here

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I don't understand why you posted this here and how it is at all related to my article? People downvote your comment so maybe make meaningful comments if you dont want to waste your time here.

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This post must be shared, Alinsky's views are so relevant and will save us from ourselves.

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Yea he was a great guy, hopefully we will be free someday. Recommend "Reveille for Radicals"

you should write a very good content that don't contain copyright :)

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thanks that's part of my brand use any content I own that is posted unlicensed however you want.

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amazing post my steemit friend wish you good luk thank you

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Thanks, recommend making comments about people's posts tho, likely why your reputation is so low

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Dont udnerstand, people down vote comments like this please explain if this was relevant?

nice

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Thanks, hope you found it interesting and informative about a very interesting American of the 20th Century.

people like that is that I need my venezuela nowadays, and few are fighting for others

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yep, he was a good guy. Hope Venezuelan people can realize more freedom soon!!

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People like him created the situation in Venezuela. Read a little more about him.

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Disagree, I think if Alinsky were still alive he'd be a libertarian by this point. You need to put his life into context.

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It's refreshing to see a free thinker. Additionally it's very sad to see these others who have fully embraced their indoctrination. This guy was an enemy to humanity indeed.

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absolute nonsense. People who think in black and white terms are frequently the greatest monsters.

Nice work

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Thx, glad you found it nice and laborious!!

hello friends, interesting post of this character. A person trained and trained for that if he deserves to remember it. try to understand what he thought is difficult but not impossible .. you have my vote. I follow you closely. Greetings from Venezuela.

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Thx hope you are enjoying steem. Will have to check out Caracas someday. Greetings from Columbus, Ohio!!

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don't understand please do not spam links on my page, people frequently downvote this kind of stuff

"Taking like as it is" is a good advice
Thanks for sharing

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yea good to see reality and then act, rather then assume the world is the way you want it.

Nyc Topic

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very vague commnet, people might downvote, recommend not commenting if you won't make a meaningful one.

totally agree

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with what, your comment looks like spam and you didnt put any effort into it.

like an American Goebbels

Can't say I had heard of him. Going to google and learn some more. Kind of reminds me of the saying "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach him to fish and he never goes hungry" so something like that.

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yea, Alinsky was a great guy big into self reliance and people being able to improve their lot in life if they organize.

Great topic. My senior thesis as an undergrad was based largely around how work with community action programs in the War on Poverty. Or at least his input in leading to the funding of community action programs.

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Interesting. Yea the New Deal really helped create the DC cartel and why DC area land value sky rocket past few decades.

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people downvote these kind of spam posts, recommend you make meaningful comments if you want to do well here

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yea some good advice on organizational jujitzu in there. I prefer "Reveille for Radicals" myself.

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The Crowd by LeBon is a good one, too.

I thought he did something autobiographical, but I have't found it in pdf, yet.

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No, please dont spam my posts wiht your trash comments. People downvote these bad comments as you probably found out with your low rep. Just make good comments and you can do well on steem subject to your utility function and proof of brain.

the world is changing for the better

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Lowest poverty of all time, more people living better than ever before. The Free Market is pretty good, even though not actual free market yet.