For that, we must begin with the teachings of the founder of the school of "community organizers" that produced Mr Obama. And so, let us turn to some of the teachings and statements in the "long march through the [subverted] Institutions" neo-Marxist -- yes, neo-Marxist, Saul Alinsky's pivotal 1970 book, Rules for Radicals:
Now of course, if we look up the name Alinsky, we will meet this sort of typical assertion:
"A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage -- the political paradise of communism." p.10. [And let us note, Marxism has always been quite varied in form, so, the sort of cultural/institutional subversion strategy advocated by Alinsky is not sufficient to remove him from the general frame of thought, whatever differences he may have had with say the Moscow orthodoxy.] . . . .
"The end is what you want, the means is how you get it. Whenever we think about social change, the question of means and ends arises. The man of action views the issue of means and ends in pragmatic and strategic terms. He has no other problem; he thinks only of his actual resources and the possibilities of various choices of action. He asks of ends only whether they are achievable and worth the cost; of means, only whether they will work. ... The real arena is corrupt and bloody." p.24
"The first step in community organization is community disorganization. The disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization. Present arrangements must be disorganized if they are to be displaced by new patterns.... All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new." p.116
During his victory speech on Saturday night in South Carolina and his appearance on Meet The Press on Sunday morning, Newt Gingrich mentioned Saul Alinsky and how evil, dangerous, and un-American his influence is on America and American politics. He also tried to associate President Obama with him. But, who IS Saul Alinsky and why is Newt Gingrich so frightened of him?Now, who could dare attack so angelic a figure, one who stood up against racism?
Well, it’s pretty simple: Saul Alinsky was a writer and community organizer who empowered the poor no matter their race. He strove to give a voice to the voiceless by organizing them into a body capable of massive protests, believing that the poor and disenfranchised would have more power to make their voices heard if they would come together and speak as one. In other words, he added the voices of the poor to our democracy.
But, when instead we have first seen what he actually stands for in light of his own words, such slanted encomiums take on a very different colour.
For plainly, we see that a neo-Marxist agitator is being portrayed in the sort of terms that one would reserve for a Martin Luther King. One would never guess that Alinsky is associated with a facet of a major and highly destructive ideological movement of radicalism and subversion that collapsed in ignominy twenty years ago, with the blood of over a hundred millions on its hands. To fail to see the difference is inexcusable, or to see the difference and to suppress it, is worse than merely inexcusable. It is willful complicity with evil.
Let us be plain: Mr Alinsky was no Martin Luther King.
And, that is patently evident from some of the key agitation and propaganda -- agitprop -- principles of manipulation and subversion he taught. If you doubt me, let me now clip some of his actual rules for radicals:
These are the cynical, evil counsels of one who seeks to slander and destroy, not the voice of a reformer who calls us to fulfill our true ideals.
As an antidote to such toxic words, let me cite Moses, in a slightly more expanded context than usual of the passage where he gives the Golden Rule:
Lev. 19:9 “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. 10 And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the LORD your God.
11 “You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another. 12 You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.
13 “You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning. 14 You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.
15 “You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. 16 You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.
17 “You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.
18 You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD. [ESV]It is also worth clipping and expanding the citation from "the judicious [Anglican canon Richard] Hooker" that Locke used in his Second Treatise on Civil Government, Ch 2 Sect. 5, to ground the principles of civil liberty and justice that are foundational to modern representational, democratic self-government:
The contrast of both substance and spirit speaks volumes.
In short, what we don't know -- thanks to a complicit media disregarding the duty of care to truth they face (they too have been shaped by the same sort of thinking) -- can hurt us, real bad.
|Obama at the Chalkboard, teaching Alinski's |
"Power Analysis." Notice how power is viewed
as flowing via money from
Corporations, Banks and Utilities, etc,
to politicians such as mayors
And he announced this on the eve of his re-election: voting is "revenge."
Not, a sacred duty and careful, well-informed audit of the performance of government leading to the selection of leadership for the next period, a task that should be entered into soberly and in light of what is best for the nation, but instead an act of raw emotion that is the twin of hate.
The politics of polarisation and destruction.
Raw, and naked.
We have been warned.
If, we were inclined to listen.
So, any time Mr Obama opens his mouth henceforth, any time we see a policy pronouncement or hear a speech or of a decision, we must be aware of that. The politics of artificial crises, agitation, slander-driven polarisation and "revenge."
And, we must further be aware that a member of that school will be driven by a vision of a new order of the ages, one driven by the idolisation of subversion and overthrow of an old order, and supplanting it with an idealised one made in the image of rebellious men who imagine themselves ever so enlightened. When in fact, history repeatedly warns that radical revolutions typically end in tyrannies and reigns of terror in the hands of the most ruthlessly nihilist factions.
Which is exactly what I am ever more deeply concerend over as I see the so-called Arab Spring of the Middle East unravelling into a predictable IslamIST winter. Especially in Egypt.
For, there is a saying in Israel: Without Egypt, no war. Without Syria, no peace.
Egypt is now in the hands of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, and Syria -- already an Iranian client state -- looks likely to fall to a movement with factions clearly linked to Al Qaeda. The same sort of factions that carried out the recent attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. The attacks where the conduct of the US President and his chief advisers has been inexplicable.
Where, we must not forget, Syria reportedly has the largest known stockpile of chemical weapons in the world.
Where, Iran seems to be within weeks or months of crossing the nuke weapons red line.
Where also, we must not forget that with the embedding of homosexualisation of marriage in Mr Obama's party's platform, open hunting season has just been declared against serious Bible-believing Christians in our civilisation. END