- Paperback: 233 pages
- Publisher: C-Rad Press (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0979497442
- ISBN-13: 978-0979497445
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,417,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rules for Conservative Radicals: Lessons from Saul Alinsky, the Tea Party Movement, and the Apostle Paul in the Age of Collaborative Technologies Paperback – 2009
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My biggest surprise came in the very middle of the book where the author provides his unique insight into what propelled the Tea Party Movement from its very early stages in late 2008. This in itself should be of great interest to many Tea Party members and those familiar with Top Conservatives on Twitter (TCOT).
The last section of the book invokes action that the reader will find is a paradigm shift from rallies and town hall meetings, to becoming actively involved in a way that is truly radical for a conservative. There is a thought-provoking self assessment at the back of the book that gives the reader a clear sense of knowing how best to apply themselves.
I highly recommend this book to anyone contemplating participation or is involved as a leader in a conservative group of like-minded citizens who want to be effective.
Some background: I was a far-leftist thinking liberal for most of my life (from the New-Left mindset) and changed after 9/11, after I saw the ideological idiocy and visciousness of so many on the Left. I started listening to the other side -- what a concept -- and decided they had better arguments,versus appeals to juvenile utopian emotions. (The song, Imagine, by John Lennon captures this sentiment.)
I also came to see that I had been profoundly misguided by the dominant liberal media, which had the habit of visciously slandering conservatives. No wonder I thought that I would rather be dead than a Republican. With the picture they routinely paint, why would anyone think of being a Republican. What evil monsters!
Now I realize that pound for pound, idea for idea, value for value, I would rather be a conservative promoting Liberty, Freedom, and Free Enterprise than the Statist alternative that always result downstream in a meek and fearful populace dominated by elitists who despise the people they supposedly represent. The times they are a changin' -- where did I hear that?