Kennedy borrows from ’60s radical

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Sheila Kennedy’s [July 27 column] “Who’s the bigot”? quotes Sean Hannity as saying, “The three most persecuted groups in America today are Christians, the wealthy, and white males,” and responds by saying, “I don’t know what planet [Mike] Huckabee and Hannity live on, and there is no point in debating people who’ve clearly been drinking the Kool-Aid.”

This would be a classic response from Saul Alinsky, who wrote “Rules for Radicals” and claims Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as two of his prized followers.

This is Alinsky’s rule No. 5 to take on opponents. “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.”


John Mayhill

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