As despicable (to conservatives) as the ’60s New Left radicals were, you had to give them credit for their honesty. They would tell you up front that their goal was to overthrow the establishment through violent revolution and replace it with a utopian socialist society. Conservatives could deal with that.
And then came along a man and a book that changed the world. The man was Saul Alinsky and the book was “Rules for Radicals,” written in 1971 and dedicated to Lucifer. Alinsky’s advice to the radical left was to cut their hair, put on a suit and change the system from the inside.
His approach was to use tactics from the “inside” to obtain the ultimate goal — the overthrow of the “unjust” capitalist system and its replacement with a system that was economically and socially “just.” He encouraged his “students” to target academia, the media, politics, religion, and business — become teachers, journalists, politicians, ministers, public relations executives, etc.
And what were the tactics he advocated and taught? Always keep your eye on the prize (the overthrow of capitalism) and pass yourself off as a liberal or moderate while doing whatever it takes to advance the cause — lie, spin, deceive, smear your opponents, etc. The end always justifies the means.
There are many prominent people today who adhere to the Alinsky methods and tactics. President Obama was schooled in the Alinsky methods and used his (Alinsky) tactics as a community organizer in Chicago and taught the Alinsky “rules for radicals” at the University of Chicago. Hillary Clinton wrote her college thesis on Alinsky and met him before he died in 1972. In her thesis she compared him to Martin Luther King and considers him a “hero” to this day.
Closer to home, I believe there are two far left “Alinskyite” writers whose columns appear in the MDJ.
Now you know what President Obama meant when he said “we are who we have been waiting for” and “we are one week away from the fundamental transformation of America.”
It appears the Alinsky methods are working beyond what he (Alinsky) ever imagined. The Obama lies are no surprise to me.