Saul Alinsky was America’s home-grown radical Neo-Marxist and heir to the political ideology of Italian Communist theorist Antonio Gramsci .
Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals is credited with nurturing generations of progressive activists in the Political Dark Arts.
Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton cut their ideological teeth on Alinsky’s philosophy and methods.
To understand the Rage of the Left and their ongoing temper-tantrum since the election of Donald Trump you need to view it through an Alinskyite & Gramscian lens: the Obama presidency was The Alinsky Administration version 1.0 and the Clinton presidency was supposed to be eight more years of same then followed by a Third Generation of Radicals in the White House: a corps of Kamala Harris and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez types trained in Camp Wellstone-like activist schools to seal the deal on into the mid-21st century.
Laugh at your own peril.
Like rust, Alinskyism never sleeps.
While your average GOP Establishment type wakes up, pours a cup of coffee and eases into the political dawn thinking how they may move the ball a yard or two for Big Bigness, Big Finance and Big Immigration, an Alinsky-ite’s eyes pop open and Today’s Revolutionary Plan Implementation gears are already spinning at full bore, sending cadres of receivers downfield for a days worth of Hail Mary long bombs.
As Mao or Che probably said at some point: “Come The Revolution there are no days off or weekends.”
This is why most Republicans seem to be perpetually caught flat-footed in their policy talking-points and media Q & A responses.
The Progressive Left is organized, planful, committed and above all, ruthless (just ask Al Franken).
To be an Alinsky Radical means a Total Life Commitment to The Revolution.
Think Hillary Clinton’s all consuming and never-ending fury.
Think the post-presidency Obama War Room.
Trump is The Great Interrupter; the man whose presidency should have never been.
But make no mistake: The Next Alinsky waits…