January 29, 2023

Letter to the Editor: Following the Saul Alinsky Road Map to a Socialist Gulag

To the Editor:

Once again, hard-left liberal politicians are attempting to co-opt or disarm Fiscal Conservatives by using the road map of their modern-day patron saint – the late Saul Alinsky. It is he who gave agnostic progressive Democrats instructions for burning down the system and replacing it with a Socialist Gulag.

The first stop on the road map, simply put, is to get elected to office by slithering into the brains of those likely to vote for your opponent. The goal is to mess with their minds by appearing moderate or fiscally conservative in order to gain their support. Of course, the truth is that it is impossible to be a big tax, big government, big bureaucracy and Big Deficit Spending progressive and still call yourself fiscally conservative.

If it doesn’t work to prevaricate, the next stop on the road map is to bellyache, investigate, litigate, obfuscate or deprecate your opponents. St. Alinsky’s rule number five advocates ridicule as man’s (sic) most potent weapon, e.g., those who disagree with you are stupid, racists, sexists, anti-Semitic, xenophobic, homophobic,  Islamaphobic and basically DEPLORABLE.  “You name it.”

As so often happens, those who throw out these kinds of accusations are often revealed as the genuine bigots (WikiLeaks document dump). So far, and there is likely much more to be revealed, the Clinton campaign believes Latinos are “needy,” millennials are “basement dwellers,” African Americans are underachievers, Bernie supporters are whiners and Catholics are back in the stone age.

And I know a ship-load of voters, both Democrats and Republicans, who are happily taking residence in the “Basket of Deplorables.” They are not infected with any isms, bics or tics. The” Deplorables” are motivated by the desire for the well-deserved respect for Veterans and police officers, a strong, military, Scalia-like Supreme appointments, intelligent Homeland Security, a robust economy, the demise of onerous regulations, the taming of out-of-control political correctness, the shake-up of establishment politicians and journalists, free market healthcare and the halting of what we recognize as a repudiation of the principles of our American founding – by far left agnostic progressives.


Alison Nichols,