To truly understand how Saul Alinsky got his ideas for his book, “Rules for Radicals,” one must look into Alinsky’s past. Alinsky was heavily influenced by an Italian Communist by the name of Antonio Gramsci.
Gramsci surmised that for over 2,000 years, Christianity was the dominant philosophical and moral system in Europe and North America. He also came to the conclusion that civilization and Christianity were bound together as one. Christianity had become thoroughly integrated into the daily lives of nearly everyone, including non-Christians living in Christian lands. This truth, he believed, formed an impenetrable barrier to any revolutionary Marxists trying to subvert them.
The Stalinist method was through violence, which Gramsci disagreed with vehemently. In place of the frontal attack Stalin placed upon Christianity, Gramsci came to the conclusion that it would be much more advantageous and less hazardous if the enemy’s society was “subtly” attacked, transforming society’s collective mind gradually. Over a period of a few generations, Gramsci reasoned, citizens would totally reject the Christian view of life and embrace Utopian Marxism.
Gramsci was also at odds with Marxist Leninists who refused to form alliances with anyone on the left who were non-Communists. Gramsci, rather, came to the conclusion that forming alliances with a broad spectrum of leftist groups would lead to a Communist victory. In Gramsci’s time, these types of groups were “anti-fascist” organizations, trade unions, and socialist political groups. In today’s society, that would mean forming alliances with: radical feminists, extremist environmentalists, “civil rights” movements, anti-police associations, internationalists, ultra-liberal church groups, etc.
The goal would be for all of these groups to ultimately form alliances with the Communists. Together, they could create a united front working for the transformation of the old Christian culture.
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