2. "We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth."
“Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. -- Saul Alinsky
3. "We believe that the Internet shouldn't be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality."
“Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. -- Saul Alinsky
4. "We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage."
“Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. -- Saul Alinsky
5, "We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them."
“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. -- Saul Alinsky
6. "We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt."
“A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. -- Saul Alinsky
7. "We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions."
“A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news. -- Saul Alinsky
8. "We believe—I can't believe I have to say this in 2014—we believe in equal pay for equal work."
“Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
-- Saul Alinsky
9. "We believe that equal means equal, and that's true in marriage, it's true in the workplace, it's true in all of America."
“The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. -- Saul Alinsky
10. "We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform."
“If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. -- Saul Alinsky
11. "And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!"
“The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem. -- Saul Alinsky
If 'nobody in this country got rich on their own,' as Warren suggests, one must take her underlying beliefs one step further and assume she is married to a Marxist form of governing which would convert personal wealth into the property of all members of society.
The German Social Democratic Party embraced this Marxist creed until 1959, when it was finally abandoned, evaporating into its own pool of empty promises, similar to those mirrored by 21st century translucency of Socialist-style hope and change. "...you didn't build that, and nobody got rich on his own. Nobody."
The German Social Democratic Party renounced Marxism in 1959.* Perhaps the most pressing question from a 21st century America should be, when will self-labeled Progressive Democrat sister cultists, such as Elizabeth Warren, divorce herself from this failed Utopian vision?