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Rules for Radicals

Wallstreetatheist
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3/23/2013 1:39:30 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
RULE 1: "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have." Power is derived from 2 main sources " money and people. "Have-Nots" must build power from flesh and blood.

RULE 2: "Never go outside the expertise of your people." It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

RULE 3: "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy." Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.

RULE 4: "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules." If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

RULE 5: "Ridicule is man"s most potent weapon." There is no defense. It"s irrational. It"s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

RULE 6: "A good tactic is one your people enjoy." They"ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They"re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.

RULE 7: "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag." Don"t become old news.

RULE 8: "Keep the pressure on. Never let up." Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.

RULE 9: "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself." Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.

RULE 10: "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition." It is the unceasing pressure that will result in the reaction of the opposition that is essential for the success of the campaign.

RULE 11: "If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive." Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.

RULE 12: "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative." Never let the enemy score points because you"re caught without a solution to the problem.

RULE 13: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

Source: http://www.amazon.com...
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YYW
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3/23/2013 1:48:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/23/2013 1:39:30 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
RULE 1: "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have." Power is derived from 2 main sources " money and people. "Have-Nots" must build power from flesh and blood.

RULE 2: "Never go outside the expertise of your people." It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

RULE 3: "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy." Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.

RULE 4: "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules." If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

RULE 5: "Ridicule is man"s most potent weapon." There is no defense. It"s irrational. It"s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

RULE 6: "A good tactic is one your people enjoy." They"ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They"re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.

RULE 7: "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag." Don"t become old news.

RULE 8: "Keep the pressure on. Never let up." Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.

RULE 9: "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself." Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.

RULE 10: "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition." It is the unceasing pressure that will result in the reaction of the opposition that is essential for the success of the campaign.

RULE 11: "If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive." Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.

RULE 12: "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative." Never let the enemy score points because you"re caught without a solution to the problem.

RULE 13: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

Source: http://www.amazon.com...

This was enjoyable, but these strategies don't apply only to radicals. Every political campaign which enjoys any degree of success plays by these same rules.
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3/24/2013 12:04:15 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
There is only on rule for radicals - SKATE OR DIE
War is over, if you want it.

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Wallstreetatheist
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3/24/2013 8:25:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/23/2013 1:48:39 PM, YYW wrote:
This was enjoyable, but these strategies don't apply only to radicals. Every political campaign which enjoys any degree of success plays by these same rules.

Agreed. Glad you enjoyed them; I've heard the book is worth reading, so I'm adding it to the list.
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3/24/2013 9:16:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/24/2013 8:25:39 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 3/23/2013 1:48:39 PM, YYW wrote:
This was enjoyable, but these strategies don't apply only to radicals. Every political campaign which enjoys any degree of success plays by these same rules.

Agreed. Glad you enjoyed them; I've heard the book is worth reading, so I'm adding it to the list.

I haven't read it.... but based on this, I'd say I'd probably enjoy reading it. You should post a review if you do read it.
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