From Where I Stand
A Letter To Liberals
I know what you're doing.
You think that by creating an overwhelmingly crazy political climate, with daily cap and trade debates, more stimulus bills, foreign affairs fiascos, rampant political corruption and a host of bills so long and complicated even the lawmakers don't bother to read them, that you can pass your socialist agenda and no one will be the wiser.
I also know that you know, the political opportunity here. With our personal economies drawing much of our attention, a president who is master of the Saul Alinsky method and in control of both houses, you have a door to consolidate power that could close at any moment. So, you figure to grab all you can now and worry about the costs later.
But you've underestimated Americans. We see what you're doing and know all this political rush and chaos is by design. We've read Saul Alinsky, recognize the pattern, and now the word is out.
Certainly no true liberal worth his commune has trouble recognizing Alinsky. But for the not so enlightened, let me explain. Alinsky is the guy who literally wrote the book on community organizing for radical social change and served as the godfather for radical movements during the 60s. This current chaotic maelstrom of politics is textbook Alinsky.
Alinsky (1909-1972) was a favorite mentor for young leftist radicals like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in their college days. But it was Obama who became master of the Alinsky technique while community organizing on the streets of Southside Chicago. While Hillary met and interviewed Alinsky for her college thesis, it seems Obama's time in the trenches, actually working the Alinsky method, gave him the experience to out maneuver Hillary during the primaries.
I know you liberals hoped to hide the Alinsky fingerprints that are all over the current liberal push to socialism, since, according to Alinsky, "True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within."
But Rule No. 5 was too easy to spot:
"Whenever possible the organizer must deride his enemy and dismiss him as someone unworthy of being taken seriously because he is either intellectually deficient or morally bankrupt. Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack."
Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber learned first hand how this rule works. Alinsky explained in Rule 13: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."
And the chaos? Alinsky taught it was vital for radicals to maintain multiple crusades and approaches. "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time … Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose."
Keeping more than one "fight in the bank," Alinsky taught, keeps organizational momentum going, and doesn't allow its major crusade to get "stale" from excessive public examination.
It was never about ideology. Alinsky wasn't a committed communist as some claim, but instead, his goal was power - the power to shake tradition and tear down the pillars of society. Today's liberals are not ideologues either. While their agenda seems socialist, they would abandon it at the drop of a hat if a better resource to power appeared.
Alinsky was most effective among the young, encouraging them to ignore the traditions and morals of their fathers, all in the name of radical change - sort of a pied piper, leading the uninformed to … who knows what.
But liberals, understand this, we mainstream Americans also have dead radicals we admire. These, however, operated without guile or deception and with a worthy cause in mind. They explained their rebellion this way:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government."
The vast majority of Americans still believe these things. You may overwhelm us for a while with your political foolishness, but even as you read this, we Americans are waking up to the threatened destruction of our traditions concealed in your lengthy proposals for change.
Communists believed their way was inevitable - that the nature of society eventually required government domination. Human nature proved them wrong. That same human nature, that innate desire for freedom and self-determination, even if it's only the right to fail, is not given by man to man but endowed by our creator, and will prove us right again.
You liberals may not know this since it was stricken from later editions of Alinsky's book, but in the original dedication of his "Rules for Radicals," Alinsky wrote, "... to the very first radical … who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom - Lucifer."
If knowing that your president considers this man a mentor doesn't give you the willies, then … go put your head back in the sand.
coondog wrote:As a middle of the road liberal, it saddens me that I have not been let in on the socialist agenda.
Uji wrote:This kind of stuff -- Bouchelle and his ilk -- is the scariest stuff our there. Guilt by association is hall-mark of the witch hunt. We can't simply discuss the issues, we must demonize, make inhuman the opposition. ... if you have nothing to offer in the way of alternatives, then you offer instead dreck like Mr. Bouchelle's. ... What's up with these guys? I don't get it.
coondog wrote:There are a lot of crazies out there spouting all sorts of mad jibberish. But, my candidate for Looniest of them all .. [is Hugh Bouchelle]
Wise One wrote:These jerks will forever be among us, so find something to hide under.
To James Allen via email, I wrote:Spineless toady.
What the Nazis didn't finish, you are tending to.
The Nazis killed the children of their world.
You kill history for children, their humanity, their joy in life.
It is shameful to suppress the story of a brave girl from this generation of children, lest they grow up complete in their humanity, eyes wide open to the world rather than blindered by your ilk.
One can only hope that you are soon gone from any position of responsibility.
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