While in most wars, the enemy is easy to see and easy to target, the USA is in a war with an enemy which is not so visible; yet the results are very visible. A national deficit which has skyrocketed at an alarming rate; border problems which not long ago would have seemed inconceivable; government abuse and corruption which has flourished and grown in recent years; a strong and coherent international policy which is missing in action. What could account for such a puzzle? The answer: The enemy within.
Rather than looking at specific political, economic or moral issues let’s consider a few basic and very foundational beliefs which are having enormous impact on our country. It is well known and documented that Barack Obama is a student and devout follower of Saul Alinsky and his ideologies. Alinsky, many would argue, wrote the book on community organizing and, as it pertains to his writing, is perhaps best known for his book “Rules for Radicals” in which much of his ideology and beliefs are set forth.
Below are a few quotes from “Rules for Radicals” which reveal a dangerous and flawed ideology which is, in the hands of Mr. Obama and others (such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, another Alinsky follower) are wreaking havoc on America.
Alinsky states the purpose for his book “Rules for Radicals” as follows: In this book we are concerned with how to create mass organizations to seize power and give it to the people; . . .” (bold mine) He also states that “The Prince was written by Machiavelli for “the Haves” on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.” Notice in these two statements that the focus is on the taking away from others and not the empowering of people “who have not” to “make their own”. When anything is attained by simply taking it from others rather than by working for it or making it by one’s own means and strength there is a dignity that is lost, an appreciation that is absent and a sense of satisfaction that is forfeited. The idea of “seizing power” to give to the people also reveals a remarkable degree of naiveté, especially from those who are supposedly well educated. Have they never heard the maxim that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”? To assume that the people who “seize power” even with the best of intentions will so easily “give it to the people” shows an incredible amount of childish idealism which holds no ground in reality.
Alinsky: “A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage — the political paradise of communism.” The notion that “all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists” is absolutely preposterous. Exploitation is a fruit of a human nature that seeks its own above that of anyone else. It can be accomplished by rich and poor alike; by “the haves” as well as by “the have nots”. Alinsky and his followers also seem to miss the fact that “the capitalists” are those (like Levis, Starbucks, Sears, Boeing, Microsoft and so many others) who provide gainful employment for countless thousands of people by which they can honorably provide for their families. THAT, my dear Mr. Alinsky, is how you “give to the people” who have not. It is not by giving them the fruit of another mans labor, but by giving them the same opportunity to succeed and realize their own dreams. Notice also that Alinsky moves from the supposed “exploitation” of the proletariat to the outright dictatorship of the proletariat. For the working class that he claims to be “organizing” for, it is undoubtedly a step in the wrong direction. As to the “political paradise of communism” look no further than eastern Europe and behold the disastrous results of this form of “political paradise”. The only ones who benefit from this system are those who have “seized the power” and NOT those to whom it was to be given.
Alinsky: “An organizer working in and for an open society is in an ideological dilemma to begin with, he does not have a fixed truth — truth to him is relative and changing; everything to him is relative and changing…. To the extent that he is free from the shackles of dogma, he can respond to the realities of the widely different situations….” These statements are so full of contradiction that one barely knows where to begin. Alinsky speaks of “prime truths” and yet here says there is no fixed truth. How does one who professes to be a “radical” pursue the ideals (aka dogma) of Alinsky and progressivism if “everything is relative and changing”? If there is no “fixed truth” how does one know if they are staying true to the ideals (or “prime truths” as they were called before) of radicalism. L. David Alinsky said “Obama learned his lesson well. I am proud to see that my father’s model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008”.
In light of this, consider the teachings of Alinsky, of which Barack Obama is an ardent follower:
- Not the empowering of people, but the taking from one group who have earned and giving it to another group who have not earned; foolish at best.
- The naïve “seizing of power” ostensibly to give to the powerless; flawed from the start.
- A world in which there are no absolutes or “fixed truths” (aside from a “prime truth” that has absolutely no semblance in reality) and hence nothing to serve as a point of reference by which to chart a beneficial course for the nation.
Is it any wonder that Barack Obama, seems to have no point of bearing or core values by which to guide him and our nation through the difficult times the world now faces? Syria, Ukraine, Israel, Iran; all turbulent winds and troubles of our times which require strong moral courage, confident conviction and stable “north star” of truth that does not waver. The rules for radicals and community organizers do not apply to the offices of CEO and commander in chief of a nation. Please don’t misunderstand me. I don’t think that Barack Obama is the enemy of the state. The ideology which he advocates is the enemy which threatens the very foundation of our great nation.The cherry on top of all this is Alinsky’s own acknowledgement in his book “Rules for Radicals” in which he says: “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history… the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.” Even an honest atheist would tell you that the persona of Lucifer is the embodiment of evil. To give such a disturbing nod to Lucifer speaks volumes. The question is: is America listening??