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Quote of the day

Filed By Ed Team | March 13, 2007 6:41 AM | comments

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Tags: inspirational, Saul Alinksy

"We will start with the system because there is no other place to start from except political lunacy. It is most important for those of us who want revolutionary change to understand that revolution must be preceded by reformation. To assume that a political revolution can survive without the supporting base of a popular reformation is to ask for the impossible in politics.

"Men don't like to step abruptly out of the security of familiar experience; they need a bridge to cross from their own experience to a new way... A reformation means that masses of our people have reached the point of disillusionment with past ways and values. They don't know what will work but they do know that the prevailing system is self-defeating, frustrating, and hopeless. They won't act for change but won't strongly oppose those who do. The time is then ripe for revolution.

"Those who, for whatever combination of reasons, encourage the opposite of reformation become the unwitting allies of the far political right." -- Saul Alinsky, known as the father of democratic radicalism


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