Understanding Alinsky

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Published on: November 23, 2015

Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no longer obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity. Saul Alinsky, Rules For Radicals pp. 128

That is quite a telling statement; one that implies exactly what the left thinks of Christianity that was written by a man who was a master of social change: Saul Alinsky. To the left, Christians are hypocrites who are unable to live to up to the values they espouse. That is what is meant by this statement. They believe the Christian religion is one of oppression, where the teachings of the Bible actually restrict freedom through its rigid moral standards for human behavior, which were set by God. True Christians, on the other hand, understand that liberty and the exercise of free will is dependent on these moral standards, for without them chaos would reign. Without concepts like personal responsibility and an understanding of an absolute morality, freedom could not exist; therefore, these ideas must be destroyed in the minds of Men. As Karl Marx said in the Communist Manifesto, “Religion is the Opiate of the Masses.” Alinsky, like other leftists, believed that the United States and its economic system, capitalism, represents oppression of the highest order and if there ever was to be true equality, the system must be destroyed. Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, from which the above statement is taken, is the playbook that Barack Obama and other leftists are using to bring this nation down. There are a total of thirteen rules in the chapter simply entitled “Tactics,” where Alinsky educates disciples on the art of destroying political opposition and destroying your opponent’s moral base. Clearly, the rule listed above involves making a hypocrite out of your opponent while using their values against them. This has been the most successful tactic employed by the Obama administration, as virtually everything we believe in is twisted and made to appear as if our values actually represent racism and hatred.

The most recent example of this is the refugee debate. While we certainly know that these people coming from the Middle East are anything but refugees, this doesn’t stop president Obama from employing this tactic. It is done in such a subtle way most people never see how we are being made to look like hypocrites. Conservatives argue that the refugees are too dangerous to be let into America without a rigorous background check. (That’s the key word here, background check.) This is certainly a credible argument, as there is no way to vet all of these people. In other words, there is no way to determine which of these refugees will commit terrorist acts; therefore, none of them should be admitted into the country. Ironically, the conservative right is making the same argument about the refugees that the liberal left makes about gun control, and we don’t even see how we are being set up. The left argues that gun sales should be restricted for all Americans because there is no way of knowing who among the millions of gun owners is capable of committing murder. They harbor a deep resentment because we have successfully beaten back many of their attacks by counter arguing that gun ownership is a protected, constitutional, human right. As far as the left is concerned, and according to the Immigration Act of 1965, which completely changed the way immigrants were allowed into the country incidentally, immigration into the U.S. is also a human right. Essentially, the left is making us look like hypocrites (at least they think they are) because we are allegedly discriminating against one group of potentially dangerous people, while arguing for unrestricted gun rights. This argument makes much more sense when considering the fact that the left believes people are not capable of self-governance, which is one of the principles of liberty this nation was founded on. So to them, anyone with a gun is a potential murderer.

This is but one example of how the left twists logic and uses our own rules against us. Another example is more of a direct assault on the fundamentals of liberty themselves. Our Declaration of Independence proudly proclaims that all men are created equally and endowed with certain inalienable rights, of which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We all know, of course, that all men are not equal. The way the right and left views these concepts are radically different. The right understands that the term equality means that all people—no matter how rich or poor, no matter what color—are protected equally under the law and that the government’s job is protecting individual rights equally, no matter an individual’s current lot in life. To the left, the term equality offers an opportunity to push an agenda based on moral relativism and multiculturalism. Today, we see a radical re-definition of equality, as the left argues to make depravity a human right. The rights of pedophiles are protected under the umbrella of “equal protection” in much the same way that the rights of violent criminals are now protected over the victims they harm in the commission of their crimes. Boys who feel like girls now have a right, protected by the federal government, to use girls’ bathrooms and showers in public schools in the name of “total equality,” and minority groups now have the right to openly discriminate because they are oppressed by “white privilege.” This is how the left uses equality to make us look like hypocrites, and they kill us politically every time they do.

This is the tactic being employed to silence opposition, and it is very effective because no one wants to be a hypocrite. Americans are very tolerant and open-minded people. We don’t need the left to tell us we have to be more open-minded. There are more cultures and ethnicities in this country than in any other. Americans—or Americans who love their country, rather—are not the ones threatening violence against those who do not share their world view.

While the left portrays their agenda items as a fight for equality in a world dominated by phobias and isms, the truth is radically different. It is all about the culmination of political power and the remaking of America. Hillary Clinton wrote her college thesis on Alinsky and called it “There is Only the Fight: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.” What this title means is that the issues are only used to gain attention and that underneath the issue is the larger agenda, which is the revolution.

From the moment the organizer enters a community he lives, dreams, breathes and sleeps only one thing and that is to build the mass power base of what he calls the army. Until he has developed this mass power base he confronts no major issues. Rules For Radicals pp. 113

It is hard to understand why anyone who claims to care about human rights would view a nation that espouses individual liberty and property rights as oppressive; however, that is how the left views this country. David Horowitz writes in his ebook “Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model” that Saul Alinsky was taken in by the mob and worked for the likes of Al Capone and his enforcer, Frank Nitti. Alinsky viewed the mob and other criminal organizations as being the result of a capitalist system. Like other leftists, his belief was that private property rights and an alleged “meritocracy” held people down and forced them into a life of crime. Today, Barack Obama is releasing thousands of criminals into the streets. He is doing this because he shares these beliefs. To him, these people were wrongly imprisoned and were forced into a life a crime because they are oppressed by the capitalist system. He gives no thought whatsoever to the potential consequences of such an action; the only thing he cares about is the creation of a mass power base—or voting base, to be more specific.

The left is operating on a completely different moral base than what most Americans are able to understand. To them, there isn’t necessarily a desired end outside of destroying the existing society in pursuit of a better, more ideal one. It is the means in which they do this that matters to them. Alinsky taught his followers that to care about corrupting themselves in pursuit of political objectives meant that they were not committed to the cause, and the willingness to corrupt one’s self in the pursuit of a better society was, in some ways, a higher level of morality. Barack Obama knows that he and his administration are corrupt; however, he also believes that the United States is oppressive and in need of fundamental transformation. To corrupt himself in pursuit of this higher “ideal” is, in a twisted sort of way, a higher level of righteousness.

In action one does not always enjoy the luxury of a decision that is consistent both with one’s individual conscience and the good of mankind. The choice must always be for the latter. Action is for mass salvation and not for the individual’s personal salvation. He who sacrifices the mass good for his personal conscience has a peculiar conception of personal salvation; he doesn’t care enough for the people to be corrupted for them.
Rules for Radicals pp. 25

This explains Barack Obama and his actions perfectly. He, along with the rest of the professional left, believes they are superior in every way. They believe the vision they have for society is ideal and because they are willing to corrupt themselves in its pursuit, they believe they are better than the rest of us because they care about us so much. They become filled with delusions of grandeur as their ideas of “utopia” guide their actions and blind them to the consequences of the policies they enact. They then begin to harbor a deep resentment because their visions never come to fruition and they can’t get the people to go along with their insane ideas. The anger and hatred they then begin to display towards society is actually a deeply rooted hatred of themselves because they have allowed themselves to become corrupt in the first place. This is the insanity that ensues when leftists govern because they enact policies not based on truth and precedent, but on fairy tale visions of a perfect society where they are willing to lie, cheat and steal to get what they want while destroying anyone who stands in the way. The left may have many opinions about the conservative right, but at least we understand a perfect society cannot be created with corrupted methods and that is the truth of absolute morality that guides real freedom.

To learn more about Alinsky and communist indoctrination check out my book “Not on my watch: Exposing the Marxist Agenda in Education.”

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