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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
"Rules for Radicals" pretty much describes a lot of what is going on with social movements, in particularly on the Left. And it was the book that Obama taught out of while he had his professorship prior to getting into politics.

In a nutshell, RfR spells out that community organizers, otherwise known as aggitators, role is to build up a group or collection of groups, work them up into a lather and then direct them towards a particular target to "change" something that is said to be the goal. It really starts to take a darker tone when it describes how the people are to be kept angry and never improving their position in life, and the phrase "revolution for the sake of revoltution" is the real goal of any community organizer.

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