Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Alinsky Echoes

Mary Jo Anderson did us the favor of plowing through Saul Alinsky's works, and wrote an essay on what she found.

Remember that Alinsky was the founder of ACORN, and that the Democrat candidate for President worked as a "community organizer"--an Alinsky-coined moniker--for an Alinsky-ite organization in Chicago.

...[Obama, last February, said] "It is a choice not between black and white, not between genders and regions or religions, but a choice between the past and the future." In the context of the genderless world espoused by the gay lobby that Obama supports, or the Marxist vision of a religion-less world, those remarks about our future take on a different hue. In fact, there's a strong indication that for Obama, "unity" is part of a broader agenda -- a kissing cousin to the Marxist ideal of the undifferentiated collective.

...Alinsky earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1930 and went to work in the state penitentiary. He came to believe that the "social milieu," not personal behavior, was responsible for the plight of the inmates -- and therefore, a changed society would eliminate aberrant behavior

Gee. The "social milieu." Anyone remember the "Officer Krupke" lyrics from West Side Story?

...[Alinsky] also encouraged radicals to seek "bridges of communication and unity . . . . [V]iew with strategic sensitivity the nature of middle-class hang-ups over rudeness or aggressive insulting profane actions. All this and more must be grasped and used to radicalize parts of the middle-class."

It's fair to say that the anarchists in the Twin Cities don't subscribe to this dictum.

...Alinsky further instructed: "Moral rationalization is indispensable at all times of action whether to justify the selection or the use of ends or means." Organizers are to drop the appearance of radical agitators and to don middle-class manners and behaviors so as to blend in while espousing their radical visions of the future

Alinsky view[ed the] middle classes as "fearful people threatened on all sides" who "cling to illusory fixed points" and who are characterized by "bitterness."

(THAT ought to ring a bell with someone!)

...Alinsky used churches and people of faith to acquire a legitimate image (and financial assistance). Alinsky tapped Msgr. Jack Eagan for entrée into Catholic Chicago;

Umnnnhhh....not the last priest who was a useful dupe in Chicago...

Ms. Anderson does a great service by quoting the then-Cardinal Ratzinger on Marxism:

[W]here the Marxist ideology of liberation had been consistently applied, a total lack of freedom had developed, whose horrors were now laid bare before the eyes of the entire world. Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic.

Almost as though the Cardinal had read the Lucifer-praise in Alinsky's book, eh?


Terrence Berres said...

"Anyone remember the 'Officer Krupke' lyrics from West Side Story?"

concluding with
'Gee, Officer Krupke,

Anonymous said...

Awwww... no liberals commented.

Do you think it has anything to do with the fact that the facts?

Do you think that the letists just don't want to own up to the reality that their candidate is a leftist... errr.. Marxist?

Naaaa.. they know it, but they don't want to give it up.

Isn't that right Crapper, FuckBum?