Skip to comments.Open Note To Askel5 from Laz
Posted on 09/26/2012 6:42:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz
For many years, I thought you were a bit of a nut. A very INTELLIGENT nut, but a nut nonetheless. Your constant harping about Gramscian politics was, to my mind, weird a little paranoid.
It turns out you were one hundred percent right. The move to destroy America has been very below-the-surface, highly organized, and extremely effective ... and the model has been, indeed, Antonio Gramsci's.
From the work Notes on Saul Alinsky and Neo-Marxism:
Remember that the primary influence for Obama's strategy comes from Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals." With that in mind..."Alinsky's tactics were based, not on Stalin's revolutionary violence, but on the Neo-Marxist strategies of Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Communist. Relying on gradualism, infiltration and the dialectic process rather than a bloody revolution, Gramsci's transformational Marxism was so subtle that few even noticed the deliberate changes.
Like Alinsky, Mikhail Gorbachev followed Gramsci, not Lenin. In fact, Gramsci aroused Stalins's wrath by suggesting that Lenin's revolutionary plan wouldn't work in the West. Instead the primary assault would be on Biblical absolutes and Christian values, which must be crushed as a social force before the new face of Communism could rise and flourish. Malachi Martin gave us a progress report:
"By 1985, the influence of traditional Christian philosophy in the West was weak and negligible.... Gramsci's master strategy was now feasible. Humanly speaking, it was no longer too tall an order to strip large majorities of men and women in the West of those last vestiges that remained to them of Christianity's transcendent God."
This excerpt is the bread-and-meat section that tells me that you were prescient and well-versed in the tactics of our enemy. If there is any excuse on my part, I have only one: That which Matt Bracken refers to as the 'normality bias'. I am biased, as are most, to believe things will 'stay normal' and to discount sweeping conspiracies.
But I have awoken. Is it too late, I do not know. Can one man make a difference, I am unsure. Will it get much worse in America, absolutely.
So, this is an open letter to you to acknowledge my being incorrect, you being correct, and to ask you what a nation does to unwind this horrifying and seemingly inexorable push to Marxist/Fascist control.
Made the observation; will let it go now. Discard or embrace the observation at your pleasure.
And I would add...pray to St. Michael the Archangel, too.
I have posted similar quotes to the below over the years.
The “subtle” takover of this country started way back in 1917. There have been “hints” along the way.
Khrushchev said in the 1950s that, paraphrased, “Your children will be taught and neither you nor they will know that they are being taught”. I remember it because I heard him say it, translated.
The “Cold War” myth was just a diversion.
The msm and the lefties who were already here said, “Ah, that’s just rhetoric,” and did their best to dismiss the quote all the while knowing that it was 100% accurate.
Was everyone asleep?
Thanks for the post Laz. Got more reading to do because of it, but it’s all to the good.
of interest ping
In college? Really? Most colleges are left-wing indoctrination centers. You were lucky to have at least one honest professor. :)
Welcome to the club, Laz...
What the heck is so hard about drinking from a fire hose?
Thanks. I need cookies.
Good to have you with us Laz. I’ve been a ‘nut’ for decades now. I find it to be gratifying to see more people pull the blinders from their eyes.
Well put. Seriously, I'm not tryin' to be a d**k, just tryin' to offer constructive ideas.
It's amazing this thread is so active. Apparently Askel5 is truly missed.
Is it really that hard for you to read or understand a few paragraphs of text?
We are indeed being played. We NOW HAVE, present-day in America, a fascist system, and it is fast progressing to full-blown Communism.
“In college? Really? Most colleges are left-wing indoctrination centers. You were lucky to have at least one honest professor. :)”
Yes I was lucky and they were rather good instructors. All the did was instruct and let us make up our own mind.
” The socialists planned and executed their revolution right under our noses, taking over Western institutions without firing a shot.”
The takeover of the left in higher education really began in the early 60’s. By a stroke of luck, the counterculture of hippies, and the wholesale trashing of all of our institutions greatly aided the left in their bid to control
thought in our universities.
See “Tenured Radicals” by Roger Kimball
Also “ The Closing of the American Mind” by Allan Bloom
The effort which resulted in effectively "erasing the American memory" (L. Cheney?) by removing from the nation's textbooks any ideas whose roots were in Judeo-Christian thought, under the guise of their own distorted interpretation of Jefferson, has been a most damaging tactic which enabled many other assaults on the Constitution's protections.
Recently, I have posted references to a Centennial Thanksgiving Sermon (1876 - Declaration of Independence) by Rev. Benjamin W. Arnett, delivered at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Urbana, Ohio. Already, at that date, he identified a movement whose leaders self-described as "liberals" had dedicated themselves to bringing about radical changes, which were listed in his Sermon. In a section titled, "The Danger to Our Country," Arnett listed the goals of that group. We can read that list and see that, in 2012, the goals have been achieved, for the most part.
Arnett's is a remarkable tracing of the history of nations, especially of American liberty, and should be read by all of us today. He was an Ohio Legislator and Minister and an obvious scholar. His theme was, "Righteousness Exalteth a Nation, but Sin is a Reproach to Any People." It is available at the Library of Congress, American Memory Section, "African-American Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection," 1820-1920. Once on the site, click on "Read full text."
The roots of the move to take America off its firm foundations were laid early, and its enemies have worked on the dismantling by using self-described "intellectuals" as "useful idiots" in the destruction.
Beck is running a documentary on ‘The Project’ on his ‘Blaze’ network at 8 EST tonight and tomorrow. Channel 212 on DISH, I believe...
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