Saul Alinsky is the most notorious of "community organizers." He was also a Communist revolutionary who wrote a practical handbook for achieving revolution titled Rules For Radicals.
The May 2012 issue of World News Daily's Whistleblower magazine contained a brief article on Alinsky by Phyllis Schafly. Quotes from the article follow below. Portions in quotation marks are from Alinsky or his son.
Immediately after the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Colorado, the Boston Globe published a letter from L. David Alinsky. He boasted about how Barack Obama had made extremely effective use of his training in the methods of David's late father, the famous Chicago radical, Saul D. Alinsky.
David Alinsky gloated: "I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday."
Alinsky's...purpose was to teach the Have-Nots how to take power and money away from the Haves by creating mass organizations to seize power...He wanted a radical change of America's social and economic structure, and he planned to achieve that through creating public discontent and moral confusion.
He wanted to move the United States from capitalism to socialism, where the means of production would be owned by all the people (i.e. the government.).
He taught his followers that "moral rationalization is indispensible at all times of action whether to justify the selection or the use of ends or means."
He taught his organizers how to infiltrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties, gain influence in them and then introduce change...raising "questions that agitate...irreverence ('nothing is sacred') (and which) "defies any finite definition of morality."
The organizer must "rub raw the resentment of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities...an organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent."
"Our activists and radicals are products of and rebels against our middle class society...Our rebels have contemptuously rejected the values and way of life of the middle class."