Using Conservative Jujitsu on Progressives

Readers of American Thinker are well aware that conservative thought has made considerable advances with respect to identifying the theoretical shortcomings of Establishment power. While there is still plenty of work to be done in this area, it is important not to lose sight of the fact that eventually theoretical gains must be translated into practical advantage. This contribution suggests, by way of examples and two simple, general principles, ways to convert theoretical insight into practical political gain. The approach is Alinskyite in terms its rhetoric and the function of ridicule.  It cannot be denied that Alinskyism has proven very successful; Establishment institutions are through and through "Alinskyfied." The essence of Alinskyism when developed was to subvert the Establishment by directing its energies against itself.  A major reason why Alinskyism succeeded is because politics has always been (and still is) more about personalities and power than...(Read Full Article)