Alinsky’s concepts sound familiar

To the editor

According to Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals,” there are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state.

First, health care: Control health care and you control the people.

Second, poverty: Increase the poverty level as high as possible; poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you provide everything for them.

Third, debt: Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

Fourth, gun control: Remove people’s ability to defend themselves from the government. That way you are able to create a police state.

Fifth, welfare: Take control of people’s lives — food, housing and income.

Sixth, education: Take control of what people read and listen to: take control of what children learn in school.

Seventh, religion: Remove the belief of God from government and schools.

Eighth, class welfare: Divide the people into the wealthy and poor. This will cause more discomfort, and it will be easier to take from (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Sound familiar?

Carolyn C. Westfall

Steubenville

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