Do You Know Yourself As Well As Saul Alinsky Knows You?

Who is Saul Alinsky?

Is the term “Occupy Wall Street” familiar to you? Perhaps you read Barack Hussein Obama’s biography: his chief claim to fame is “community organizer”.

Saul Alinsky’s methods are those employed by “community organizers”. Alinsky was a writer with a passion for helping the poor across America. His skill at organizing even won him the praise of (gasp!) William F. Buckley who said of him, that he was “very close to being an organizational genius”. Genius: now there’s a word.

Alinsky’s book “Rules for Radicals” became a play book for Obama’s presidential campaign, so it can be said that Alinsky’s “genius” works when radicals follow his rules.

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Before You Knew Saul, He Knew You

By ‘you’, I mean the so-called ‘middle class’.

Alinsky divided people by four groups and three classes. “Mankind,” said Alinsky, “has been and is divided into three parts: the Haves, the Have-Nots, and the Have-a-Little, Want Mores.” He explains that the middle class, the Have-a-Littles and the Want Mores are the most numerous portion of the population and therefore the most important. 

Said Alinsky: “Torn between upholding the status quo to protect the little they have, yet wanting change so they can get more, they [the middle class] become split personalities… Thermopolitically they are tepid and rooted in inertia. Today in Western society and particularly in the United States they comprise the majority of our population.”

Are You “Tepid and Rooted in Inertia”?

I agree with Saul. Yes, you are, and polling numbers prove it. Fewer than 20% of registered voters in Rockwall County, Texas bothered to vote in Primary elections. Yes, ‘tepid and rooted in inertia’ aptly describes you, don’t you agree?

Run Off Elections This Month

I expect few of you will take time to cast ballots in Rockwall County run-off elections. Am I right?

It would be a snap for me to post dates and times for early voting and election day, but if you really care enough about the future of America, that part of America comprised of your children and grandchildren, you’ll get off your ‘blessed assurance’ and vote.

“Where do I vote?” “Which candidates should I vote for?” These and other questions come to me by phone and email. If you ask, I answer. You know that. Why do I answer? Because the future facing my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren yet unborn are extremely important to me.

Cliff Sevier
County Commissioner
Precinct 1

Mark Russo with Gov. Rick Perry

Mark Russo

Justice of the Peace

Justice Medina at Rockwall County Library
Justice David Medina
Texas Supreme Court

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