Rule Six: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”
Saul Alinsky's Rule Six in his infamous manifesto Rules for Radicals was beautifully employed by the destructive and carefree Occupy Movement that graced this nation with its "anything goes" movement.
Late in 2011, the Occupy movement was born. They claimed to stand for some standard Left-wing values but, it would seem, many wouldn’t be so ready to occupy if it weren’t fun. Maybe they wouldn’t have stuck around for as long as they did if so many celebrities didn’t stop by to tell them how cool they were. Occupy turned out to be something more akin to a festival than a serious political movement. There was sex, there were drugs, and there was rock & roll. Apparently, nobody had to go to work in the morning (or for many mornings to come).
What happens when a protest is scheduled, then the reason for the protest is no longer valid? Protest anyway! For example, when an injunction was filed against Arizona immigration law SB1070, one might think the protest would be cancelled. After all, they got what they wanted. Yet, for no apparent reason, the protest went on. People actually showed up to protest an issue that had already been solved. Clearly, the protesters weren’t only there for the issue at hand.
Left-wing tactics take many forms, but they have one thing in common: most of the participants are having fun, and it makes them feel cool. It’s something they advertise. That’s some pretty clever branding. One is left to wonder if it would rain on their parade to see how much fun the Right can have, too.