Stupid Politician Tricks

Gus3/27/2010 12:57:54 pm PDT

re: #206 Filala

If anything Sail Alinsky was a good observer of human behavior and how it applies to politics. His rules for radicals can be applied to any political ideology and in fact is used by many people without knowledge of said rules. For example:

Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.


Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself.

As I noted. People engage in these tactic regardless of Alinsky’s work. People are free to study his work and it does not matter anymore than the Marines studying the military tactics of Mao or Lee Atwater who studied the political tactics of Mao. I assume you’re aware of Machiavelli?