Finally, ridicule. Not only do Alinsky’s modern day groups use ridicule to attack defenders of the Catholic church’s truth, they ridicule the Church itself. Just as Saul Alinsky did. See the excerpt on page 128 of Rules for Radicals:
“Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity… Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon… A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time, after which it becomes a ritualistic commitment, like going to church on Sunday mornings.”
Alinsky demonstrates a desire through ridicule to lead people away from truth and to fill them with doubt. Compare his words to those of the Catechism of the Catholic Church 2483.
2483 “Lying is the most direct offense against the truth. To lie is to speak or act against the truth in order to lead someone into error. By injuring man’s relation to truth and to his neighbor, a lie offends against the fundamental relation of man and of his word to the Lord.”
Moral relativism, manipulation, deception and ridicule are four wrongs used against our Church and her people by socialist community organizations. Be alert and be watchful for organizing groups that want your parish to join them.