Mr. Quick writes:
Anyway, if you want to know how to stage your own March Through the Marxist Institutions, buy yourself a copy of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, read it, learn how to do to them what they’ve done to you so effectively, and then start doing it.
Mr. Quick was reacting to a post by Mr. Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection. If you’ve not read Rules for Radicals, read it. Mark it up. Dog-ear it, sticky-note it, and learn it. Forget how repellent you may (or may not, as the case may be) find Saul Alinsky’s tactics – the man was a master of amoral tactics, and his advice to the Left has been followed for two generations. Instructive, for example, was his waving off the nihilistic manner of dress and speech of the 1960s counterculture – he smartly noted that you’ll not reach the mainstream of America dressed like a bum and talking like a hood. Do note that our government, especially the Executive branch, is run by well-dressed men using thug tactics to get their way.
If that interests you, drop the hundred bucks or so and get copies of all five titles in Robert Green’s series on amoral tactics: The 48 Rules of Power, The 33 Laws of Warfare, The Art of Seduction, The 50th Law (co-written with rapper 50-Cent), and his latest, Mastery, which I just got for Christmas. The books are studies in successful movers and shakers throughout history, whether they be clever lovers, military geniuses, political savants – if I were to start a private secondary school, all of these books would be taught extensively.
Amorality is not about what’s right or wrong, it is about what works, especially in complicated times. Alinsky’s work, though reviled by many, is grossly effective when used properly.