You may have noticed over these last few weeks that the protesters in Wisconsin and elsewhere seem to be well trained at trouble making. It's almost as if they have their B.S. degrees from the University of Alinsky.
Well, as every good community organizer knows, you can't astroturf without being properly trained in the science of trouble making and that is why you too can learn the dark science of Alinsky in Madison on April Fool's Day [actually April 1st & 2nd].
For $25, wannabe troublemakers are invited to attend the Madison Troublemakers' School...
Madison Troublemakers School - April 1 & 2, 2011
Friday April 1, 2011, 5p.m., free Reception.
Cartoon and photo exhibit.
Guest speakers on “The State of the Unions”
Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Workshops
$25 includes Saturday lunch, Register Now
Labor Temple, 1602 South Park St., Madison
Some of the finer points of troublemaking will include:
- New and Old Organizing Strategies
- Art for Mobilization
- Media Outreach
- ...and so much more
According to the courses offered, it sounds as though there will be much for left-wing activists (or any other activists) to learn:
The idea is not just to talk about problems for a day and then go home, but to come up with specific plans in some areas, so that we can go out Monday morning and get to work organizing to build on what we've done.
In fact, successful graduates will be able to easily go to some unsuspecting lawmaker's private residence and protest to their heart's content, like these troublemakers*...
* It is unknown whether the subjects in this clip are actual graduates from the aforementioned Troublemakers' School, or are merely self-taught.
[Note: While the tactics of Saul Alinksy will be taught, participants are urged to bring their own copy because, for $25, there's only so much capital to spend for socialist learning programs.]
You can register for the Madison Troublemakers School here
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776