I was interested in this video touted to be about Obama being blamed if there is another terrorist attack by conservative media, and that conversation is interesting…and more than a little whiney. Then…then Chris Matthews does it again – for about the third time in just a few days, Matthews says it will be difficult for Americans to believe that Obama is interested in small business because he’s “the guy who comes from Saul Alinsky.”
Saul Alinsky, the author of Rules for Radicals, was a communist/atheist revered and studied by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Barack Obama had just graduated from Columbia and was looking for a job. Some white leftists were looking for someone who could recruit in a black neighborhood in the south side of Chicago.
Obama answered a help-wanted ad for a position as a community organizer for the Developing Communities Project (DCP) of the Calumet Community Religious Conference (CCRC) in Chicago. Obama was 24 years old, unmarried, very accustomed to a vagabond existence, and according to his memoir, searching for a genuine African-American community.
Both the CCRC and the DCP were built on the Alinsky model of community agitation, wherein paid organizers learned how to “rub raw the sores of discontent,” in Alinsky’s words.
One of Obama’s early mentors in the Alinsky method was Mike Kruglik, who had this to say to an Ryan Lizza of The New Republic, about Obama:
“He was a natural, the undisputed master of agitation, who could engage a room full of recruiting targets in a rapid-fire Socratic dialogue, nudging them to admit that they were not living up to their own standards. As with the panhandler, he could be aggressive and confrontational. With probing, sometimes personal questions, he would pinpoint the source of pain in their lives, tearing down their egos just enough before dangling a carrot of hope that they could make things better.”
The agitator’s job, according to Alinsky, is first to bring folks to the “realization” that they are indeed miserable, that their misery is the fault of unresponsive governments or greedy corporations, then help them to bond together to demand what they deserve, and to make such an almighty stink that the dastardly governments and corporations will see imminent “self-interest” in granting whatever it is that will cause the harassment to cease.
In these methods, euphemistically labeled “community organizing,” Obama had a four-year education, which he often says was the best education he ever got anywhere.
For more on Saul Alinsky and his Rules for Radicals, Bob McCarty lays them out in a simple list of 13. As you read, imagine a socialist/communist explaining this how you take over a Republic.
If you missed the previous two startling comments, one was Matthews saying Democrats do not want to stop illegal immigration and are not trustworthy on immigration enforcement. The first was Matthews asking why Obama has not demanded his hidden long-form birth certificate, the one with documenting signatures attached.
As to the claims in the video that Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives are already actively planning to blame Obama if another terror attack happens on American soil, I say grow-up. No proof of these stealth plans was given, but if we are hit by an airline disaster caused by a terrorist, I guarantee you he will be blamed if the terrorist is Muslim, and the least of his worries will be Rush Limbaugh.
Chris Matthews: Obama the Guy Who Comes from Saul Alinsky (video)