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Stanley Kurtz, Melanie Phillips, Debbie Schlussel, David Freddoso, Dick Morris, Sean Hannity, and even the National Enquirer have all made great efforts to connect the dots on the shady past of Barack Obama. Each in their own way have exposed the amazing lack of judgment and questionable associations of this man who would be President.
As each revelation is met with the another disingenous denial, we on the Right have resigned ourselves to the fact that a tingling in the leg trumps journalistic ethics, and the Fourth Estate has evolved to become effete cheerleaders. It occurred to me the other night, while listening to a discussion of Obama’s mentor, Alan Colmes asked the question, “So, what’s wrong with Saul Alinsky?”
Alinsky’s alliances with Black separatists, radical pastors in the Church of Christ, the Nation of Islam, all have a very familiar ring with Obama, Jeremah Wright, and Louis Farrakhan. In fact, it was Alinsky’s battle against Eastman Kodak that laid the framework for tactics employed in the rise of Obama’s ACORN.
After endless months of frustration, we finally decided we’d try to embarrass Kodak outside its fortress of Rochester, and disrupt the annual stockholders’ convention in Flemington, New Jersey. Though we didn’t know it at the time — all we had in mind was a little troublemaking — this was the seed from which a vitally important tactic was to spring. I addressed the General Assembly of the Unitarian-Universalist Association and asked them for their proxies on whatever Kodak stock they held in order to gain entree to the stockholders’ meeting. The Unitarians voted to use the proxies for their entire Kodak stock to support FIGHT — 5620 shares valued at over $700,000.
The wire services carried the story and news of the incident rapidly spread across the country. Individuals began sending in their proxies, and other church groups indicated they were prepared to follow the Unitarians’ lead. By the purest accident, we’d stumbled onto a tactical gold mine. Politicians who saw major church denominations assigning us their proxies could envision them assigning us their votes as well; the church groups have vast constituencies in their congregations. Suddenly senators and representatives who hadn’t returned our phone calls were ringing up and lending a sympathetic ear to my request for a senatorial investigation of Kodak’s hiring practices. … We wanted to use the proxies as a means of social and political pressure against the megacorporations, and as a vehicle for exposing their hypocrisy and deceit. …
Proxies can become a springboard to other issues in organizing the middle class. Proxy participation on a large scale could ultimately mean the democratization of corporate America, and could result in the changing of these corporations’ overseas operations, which would precipitate important shifts in our foreign policy. There’s really no limit to the proxy potential. Pat Moynihan told me in Washington when he was still Nixon’s advisor that “proxies for people would mean revolution — they’ll never let you get away with it.” It will mean revolution, peaceful revolution, and we will get away with it in the years to come. source
Indeed. They are getting away with it now. Buried in the massive Wall Street bailout package was funding for radical community groups like Obama’s ACORN. Tactics of ruthless intimidation backed by massive funding has provided these militant utopians with frightening access to the levers of power. Alinsky’s warning was equaly ominous…
Every major revolutionary movement in history has gone through the same process of corruption, proceeding from virginal purity to seduction to decadence. Look at the Christian church as it evolved from the days of the martyrs to a giant holding company, or the way the Russian Revolution degenerated into a morass of bureaucracy and oppression as the new class of state managers replaced the feudal landowners as the reigning power elite. Look at our American Revolution; there wasn’t anybody more dedicated to the right of revolution than Sam Adams, leader of the Sons of Liberty, the radical wing of the revolution. But once we won the fight, you couldn’t find a worse dictatorial reactionary than Adams; he insisted that every single leader of Shays’ Rebellion be executed as a warning to the masses. He had the right to revolt, but nobody had the right to revolt against him. Take Gandhi, even; within ten months of India’s independence, he acquiesced in the law making passive resistance a felony, and he abandoned his nonviolent principles to support the military occupation of Kashmir. Subsequently, we’ve seen the same thing happen in Goa and Pakistan. Over and over again, the firebrand revolutionary freedom fighter is the first to destroy the rights and even the lives of the next generation of rebels.
We’ve already seen several instances of supression of 1st Amendment rights from team Obama, including Federal Lawsuits filed against critics, to organized suppression at radio station WGN. Reinstituting the so-called “fairness doctrine” has been talked about. He has even proposed for some type of civilian national armed forces. Can brown shirts be far behind?
And to answer Colmes, just read the last interview of alinsky (playboy 1972) and decide for yourself. (pdf will take a moment to load)
Update: Good read at Parkway Rest Stop–Letters from Camp (h/t n2l)
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