Things Are Not Always What They Seem
Most Americans have never heard of Saul Alinsky, but it will be a long time before we overcome his influence on America. His confrontational tactics and politics of the 60’s are the inspiration for our president’s symbolic, undiplomatic, and predictable cliches
“get mad”, “get in their faces”, “punish your enemies”, “they bring a knife, we bring a gun”.
His quotes will forever be enshrined next to those of his hero, Abraham Lincoln whom he desperately wants to emulate.
In a recent speech, Obama compared the Civil War President’s criticism and opposition, to his own rejection by a once adoring public,
“Lincoln, they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.”
Lincoln lacked the theatrical skills to vary his speech patterns while reading speeches. Obama can vary from being a Harvard drama student with a peculiar idiolect delivery utilizing an Irish lilt with dramatic pauses or employing the nonsensical syntax above, language more appropriate for an Acorn or a union meeting. None the less, when we compare the personal thoughts of Obama to those of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, we begin to appreciate the superficial nature of the similarities that Obama is desperately trying to promote.
The Gettysburg Address
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom— and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
We have compared Obama to Lincoln. Two great orators who both read their most significant speeches: Lincoln wrote his and we can be fairly certain Obama at least wrote those quotes on his own. Lincoln wrote his speech by using great wit and an empathy for the struggle Americans were suffering through. Obama’s quotes are straight from the Alinsky school of tactics and have become the norm for the dysfunctional government of the Chicago Machine and the Socialist revolution in America.
Alinsky died when Obama was a boy, but his school of thought lives on through the generations of community organizers and union thugs. Obama received his Alinsky training through the Alinsky-founded Industrial Areas Foundation of Chicago and by working for an affiliate of Gamliel Foundation whose goal was “a more just and democratic society,” a precept of the Alinsky method.
In the Alinsky method, “organization” is a code word or euphemism for “revolution;” a revolution, whose purpose and ultimate objective is the acquisition of power by supposed oppressed demographics and the simultaneous radical transformation of the country.
Lincoln was desperately trying to preserve the country at a time when there were battles being fought that would claim more American lives in a few days than the entire Vietnam War. A fact that trivializes Obama’s efforts to compare his political struggles to that of Lincoln. Essentially, the comparison is the antithetical comparison of the pampered Alinskyite revolutionary to that of a self-taught backwoodsman who held this country together during its most critical moments.
The Alinsky revolutionary of the Hillary Clinton type is not the typical long haired, bearded, drugged out revolutionary of the 60’s. No Alinsky scolded those revolutionaries for their anti-social appearances; he maintained true revolutionaries don’t flaunt their radicalism, they infiltrate the system from within, they are clean cut and well dressed. Alinsky substituted the word revolution with the more benign sounding “organizing”.
Organizing is a systemic acquisition of power through traditional means and working towards a radical transformation of economic and social structure. An organizer promotes discontent, confusion, questions regarding traditional morality, and chaos to bring about the social upheaval prescribed by Marx and Lenin.
After a collapse of the governmental and social systems, that according to Alinsky are not worthy of salvage, a new system can be established that will be more in line with the writings of Marx and Engels. It is the charismatic organizers like Obama and Clinton who facilitate these societal changes, they understand the necessary direction and methods required to bring about societal changes.
Alinsky wanted his revolutionaries or organizers to wear suits, to infiltrate or penetrate existing institutions in a patient and persistent manner. His original organizers (Hillary) and their disciples (Obama) were to gain influence and power within churches, unions, and political parties and to introduce changes from their particular positions towards a common goal.
Alinsky was a genius at consolidating power and influence. He was close friends with Chicago crime boss Frank Nitti, Capone’s second in command; he had close alliances with Catholic clerics like Bishop Bernard Shell; thus Alinsky courted influence well in the corrupt quagmire of the Chicago Machine and also among the wealthy like Marshal Field III, Sears Roebuck heiress Adele Rosenwald Levy and Gardiner Howland Shaw, an assistant secretary of state for FDR.
Although Alinsky started his organizing in the 30’s and continued until his death in 1972, his greatest singular recruitment was a high school student Hillary Rodham Clinton. They met through a radical church group. Clinton later wrote an analysis of the Alinsky method for her senior thesis at Wellesley College, a college that maintained a Marxist faculty.
Alinsky tried to hire Clinton as a community organizer after her graduation, but she elected to go to Yale Law School. They remained friends until Alinsky’s death.
Many Leftists complain of Hillary’s self-description as a moderate; yet, she is merely following an Alinsky directive to do or say what ever is required to hold and increase power. Obama offered a perfect example during his recent non-campaigning campaign in Cannon Falls, Minnesota; he appeals to a sense of surreal patriotism, that is almost bizarre in context with previous remarks,
“There is no shortage of ideas to put people to work right now. What is needed is action on the part of Congress, a willingness to put the partisan games aside and say we’re going to do what’s right for the country, not what we think is going to score some political points for the next election; there is nothing that we’re facing that we can’t solve with some spirit of ‘America first’.”
Obama neglects to mention that the partisan games can now be put aside, mainly because he no longer controls both the congressional houses and that the image of doing what is right for the country means going along with his failed agenda; especially, since his poicies have only failed because of bad luck and happenstance; thus they need to be repeated with vigor, before it is too late to prevent the next recession.
Logic can exist on the flimsiest of foundations if the public is naive and gullible enough to accept the premise.
Hillary began her political career with a prestigious and dubious appointment to the House Judiciary Committee’s Watergate investigation team just out of law school in 1974, on the recommendations of Peter and Marian Wright Edelman, benefactors of Clinton since 1969. Ms Edelman is an Alinsky devotee; she served on the board of Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation.
Obama was trained by Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation and spent four years teaching the Alinsky method in workshops. Obama served four years as a community organizer for the Developing Communities Project, another Alinsky group. He later worked with ACORN and its affiliate Project Vote, both from the Alinsky school.
While trying to gain influence among the Black churches of Chicago, Obama was criticized for not attending church; he immediately joined the Black Liberation Church.
Both Obama and Clinton predicate their political policies as revolutionary followers of Alinsky; turmoil, social upheaval, economic chaos are all techniques of the Alinsky method. They are advancing toward Socialist Revolution as fast as the system will allow; however, their pace has caused the public to lose faith in their abilities to lead the country, before the revolution could reach a point of no return. Sadly, the public was under the mistaken belief that their efforts were directed toward building a traditional America: nothing could be further than the truth.
The public is demanding repeal of all things Obama. The Alinsky plan has nearly run its course. The public is more aware of the nefarious nature of the Alinskyites and their techniques; they will find it far more difficult to mount another campaign of this magnitude in the future.
A professional horseman for over 50 years, Skook continues to work with horses. Skook has finished an historical novel, Fifty Thousand Years, that traces a mitochondrial line of DNA from 50,000 years ago to the present. The story follows a line of courageous women, from the Ice Ages to the present, as they meet the challenges of survival with grit and creativity. These are not women who whimper of being victims, they meet the challenges of survival as women who use their abilities without excuses or remorse, these women are winners, they are our ancestors.