The only question now that victory of the insurgency of Modern Liberal Democracy, formerly known as Fascism or Communism, is, for the most part, a foregone reality, is if it can be successfully undone through the mounting of an insurgency of at least equal brilliance, patience, energy and time. Absolutely essential to any insurgency as counterinsurgency must be a thorough acceptance of “the end justifies the mean” methods employed by the reigning insurgent power. Central to this must be a thorough understanding of the 13 Rules for Radicals with an effective counter to all, counters of immense, ever-evolving complexity employed over multiple generations and across all aspects of civilization.
13 Rules for Radicals (Saul Alinsky):
- “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.
- “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear, and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
- “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety, and uncertainty.
- “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.
- “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.
- “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.
- “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.
- “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.
- “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
- “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.
- “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.
- “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.
- “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
13 Rules for the Counterradical
- “Power is not what you believe you have, or what others believe you have, it is only what you can afford to expend.” Control of the means by which to create new wealth and ownership of the minds of the people are the only two sources of real power. All those who do not possess the means by which to generate personal wealth must be empowered to do so.
- “The people possess far more intelligence than is currently developed.” Even the least educated and inexperienced individual can grasp incredibly complex concepts and ideas if provided in the context of their own cultural background and societal experience.
- “Master the expertise of the enemy and exploit it.” Employ methods by which to turn the enemy’s mind against itself with its own arguments, relentlessly.
- “The enemy has no rules, which they must be forced to demonstrate against their base of support.” The power of the enemy arises from an ever-increasing volume of rules imposed upon the people, rules the enemy itself is immune to. Remove the legitimacy of those conceptualizing, those making, and those enforcing these rules.
- “Ridicule only works on those who lack self-confidence.” The surest defense against the irrational is confidence in self and one’s place in society and the inclusive future of that society. Any attempts to irrationality leading to emotional manipulation must be utterly ignored as if nothing at all was said or done.
- “A good tactic is one that can influence the battle in sufficient enough a manner for definable victory.” Whatever tactic is employed must cut across all cultural and societal boundaries and connect with the individual aspirations of the people, which is where victory resides.
- “A tactic that is obvious is no tactic at all.” Never allow the enemy to know how you think, how you will respond or what your real intentions are. Do not be predictable or allow a defined pattern of thinking to demonstrate in repeated action or response.
- “The enemy is relentless and will directly attack the blind spot.” Employ false fronts and feints that force the enemy into an inescapable trap of their own making where they can be marginalized if not destroyed.
- “The most powerful threat is the one created from the recipients own life and choice.” Know your enemy and use their lives and relationships against them in the consciousness of the people.
- “The primary objective of a tactic is to severely restrict, if not eliminate, the capacity of your enemy to respond.” As the enemy perceives a loss of power they will overreact and show themselves for who they really are. Accelerate this timeframe, trap them here and never allow them to escape.
- “Negatives always turn on those who employ them.” Reduce the negatives in the lives of the people through self-actualization, and the enemy will be robbed of the power of utilization of negatives. Turn the negatives employed by the enemy against the enemy in undeniable ways.
- “A successful attack is one which invalidates and isolates the enemy from their base of support.” Never relent on forcing the enemy to demonstrate their true intentions, their associations, and how they personally benefit from the application of negatives and the suffering of the people.
- “Remain a force that cannot be divided, whether in a collective or individually.” The power of the enemy is almost solely the power to divide. The enemy will never stop attempting to isolate, to lock into their argument, force an overreaction through the use of the irrational and emotional application of labels and descriptors.
In order to defeat a strong and implacable enemy, one must first accept the enemy is highly intelligent, highly-skilled, is employing a highly-sophisticated strategy and is utterly resolved to win at any cost. There is no negotiation with a powerful enemy and their supporters firmly believing they have or will win. This belief must be denied the enemy through a superior strategy and better-executed campaign which destroys enough of the enemy, their supporters, and logistic lines for generations to come so as to force them to the negotiation table.
Despite all the arguments to the contrary, manuals upon manuals of doctrine, any truly intricate and committed insurgency conducted across multiple generations, succeed at replacing the current system despite even the most robust counterinsurgency. A successful insurgency is one that has taken the time across generations to control the minds of the masses while establishing the new elites and elite structures mostly through a perversion of existing elites and structures. And when the enemy has through their own insurgency become your government and the elites and elite institutions which support them, an open and direct response is no longer possible of accomplishing anything but the identification and thereby the destruction of those responding.
The only effective response to a successful insurgency, like that now firmly established in Western Civilization, is a more successful follow-on insurgency. A follow-on insurgency will never occur if remaining elites and elite institutions from the previous system are in denial about the loss of their system, a loss which rarely occurs instantly but instead is bleeding away by the new system over generations. And the longer it takes to mount an effective new insurgency the more expensive and unlikely it will become.
This first appeared in The Havok Journal on April 23, 2019.