Saturday, February 18, 2012

One's Giant Shadow

Always remember the first rule of power tactics; 
power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
                                                                                       Saul Alinsky

Born in 1909, in the ghetto of Chicago’s South Side, Saul Alinsky saw the worst of poverty and felt the ethnic prejudices that fester, then blast into violence when people are crowded into tenements and have too little to eat. 

He came to believe that working people, poor people, put down and stepped upon, had to organize if they were going to clean up the slums, fight the corruption that exploited them, and get a handhold on the first rung of the ladder up and out.

 Along the way, Alinsky faced down the hatred of establishment politicians, attacks both verbal and physical, and jail time. He was a gutsy guy. Outspoken, confrontational, profane with a caustic wit, one journalist said he looked like an accountant and talked like a stevedore.

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  1. Wow!
    Great Shadow Shot!
    Lea's Menagerie

  2. A terrific shadow shot for the day and Saul Alinsky sounds like a man we could use more of these days! Great post for the day! Enjoy your weekend!


  3. Powerful shadow.

    Thank you for your contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

    Miniature Rose's Shadow, have a blessed Sunday!

  4. What a huge, intimidating shadow to go with that cute little kitty! Great shot!

  5. Incredible! The dog seems quite shocked at his shadow shape - or at least mesmerised! Great photo!

  6. The power of the shadow! Great shot

  7. I'd run!!!!!!! Perfect capture and great story!