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Hillary Clinton's hidden socialist college thesis -- now available online
Jeremayakovka ^ | May 2, 1969 | Hillary D Rodham

Posted on 08/01/2007 12:34:07 AM PDT by AndrewWalden

Excerpts From Hillary's Wellesley Thesis, "THERE IS ONLY THE FIGHT... An Analysis of the Alinsky Model" * Updated *

If what I have received is a true and accurate copy, then here is one of the most anticipated revelations of the 2008 presidential election: Hillary Rodham's 1969 senior thesis at Wellesley.

This nearly 100-page inquiry into the thought, activism, and applicability of radical organizer Saul Alinsky may be considered, until proven otherwise, the young Ms. Rodham's first intellectual blueprint. Depending on how capably its readers trace the 1969 document's influence on her subsequent public record, "THERE IS ONLY THE FIGHT" may prove one of the most authoritative standards by which to evaluate and judge Hillary Rodham Clinton's subsequent undertakings -- professional, political, and even personal.

In 1993, shortly after she had acceded to the role of First Lady, the Clintons requested that Wellesley guard her thesis from public scrutiny -- a request with which the college administration complied. If this is a true and accurate copy, then public access to the presidential candidate's first intellectual formation has finally arrived.

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Here are some excerpts, Gentle Reader, so that you may begin to better judge Hillary Rodham Clinton for yourself.


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Reference
KEYWORDS: alinsky; clinton; election; hillary; thesis
Want to see what Hillary Clinton's plans are?

Here are excerpts from the infamous 1969 senior thesis in which she lays out the life plan she has followed ever since.

She calls for a "social revolution" -- a little detail that recent thesis articles seem to have overlooked.

Every voter needs to read this from front to back. But there is a problem. The Clintons are suppressing distribution of this document. There are only two copies available to the public. One copy at Wellesley College in Massachusetts and a second copy which Wellesley sends out on interlibrary loan.

It is not completely available on the internet anywhere (yet) nor is it in print in any book or newspaper.

On the blog is a pdf of major excerpts--the most available on line to date.

Please forward this immediately to everyone on all of your email lists. Please post this on blogs and websites.

If this begins bouncing across the internet, there will be nothing the Clintons can do to stop it. Visualize a world wide game of whack-a-mole.

Who wants a copy of the entire thesis? Ask and ye shall receive.

1 posted on 08/01/2007 12:34:16 AM PDT by AndrewWalden
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To: Founding Father; CarolinaGOP; FARS; milford421; DAVEY CROCKETT; Velveeta; Calpernia; ...

Ping.


2 posted on 08/01/2007 4:45:03 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( Today is a good day for working on some heavy praying. The world needs God to hear them.)
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To: LucyT; doug from upland; nw_arizona_granny

ping


3 posted on 08/01/2007 4:54:15 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Anybody can request something by interlibrary loan at any library. Take it to Kinkos and then return it. This won’t be secret, long.


4 posted on 08/01/2007 4:58:02 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: ClaireSolt

btt


5 posted on 08/01/2007 5:02:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: ClaireSolt

I remember we had threads that said it was missing.


6 posted on 08/01/2007 5:03:59 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: AndrewWalden

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3883a222798a.htm
Barbara Olson: Hil’s College Thesis Reveals Her Mind


7 posted on 08/01/2007 5:04:34 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a38835fe34c9e.htm
Hil’s College Thesis Reveals Her Mind (also Barbara Olsen)


8 posted on 08/01/2007 5:05:21 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Hannity has read it and reported on it. It was kept put away during Bubba’s reign.


9 posted on 08/01/2007 5:13:44 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: ClaireSolt

>>>>It was kept put away during Bubba’s reign.

Looking back at the threads, I think that was the story.


10 posted on 08/01/2007 5:15:06 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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Free Range Activism Website ‘Virtual Library’ — http://www.fraw.org.uk/library/

Saul Alinsky: The American Radical

An inspiration to anyone contemplating action in their community!

Saul Alinski wrote the book on American radicalism - two books, in fact - a 1945 best-seller, “Reveille for Radicals” and “Rules for Radicals” in 1971. The “Reveille” title page quotes Thomas Paine...

“Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.”

Saul Alinsky, who was a labor and civil-rights activist from the 1910’s until he died in 1972, has written here a guidebook for those who are out to change things. He sets down what the goal is: a society where people are free to live, and also aren’t starving in the streets. A society where there is legal and economic justice. Then he sets out to say how to get there.

Alinsky spends a lot of time critiquing the idea that “The end does not justify the means.” What end? What means? He feels that there are circumstances where one can and should use means that in other circumstances would be unethical. I am not sure I agree, but Alinsky certainly speaks with the voice of experience.

Alinsky’s goal seems to be to encourage positive social change by equipping activists with a realistic view of the world, a kind of preemptive disillusionment. If a person already knows what evil the world is capable of, then perhaps the surprise factor can be eliminated, making the person a more effective activist. Alinsky further seems to be encouraging the budding activist not to worry to much about getting his or her hands dirty. It’s all a part of the job, he seems to say.

Alinski, the master political agitator, tactical planner and social organizer didn’t mince words ...

“Liberals in their meetings utter bold works; they strut, grimace belligerently, and then issue a weasel-worded statement ‘which has tremendous implications, if read between the lines.’ They sit calmly, dispassionately, studying the issue; judging both sides; they sit and still sit.

The Radical does not sit frozen by cold objectivity. He sees injustice and strikes at it with hot passion. He is a man of decision and action. There is a saying that the Liberal is one who walks out of the room when the argument turns into a fight.

Society has good reason to fear the Radical. Every shaking advance of mankind toward equality and justice has come from the Radical. He hits, he hurts, he is dangerous. Conservative interests know that while Liberals are most adept at breaking their own necks with their tongues, Radicals are most adept at breaking the necks of Conservatives.

Radicals precipitate the social crisis by action - by using power. Liberals may then timidly follow along or else, as in most cases, be swept forward along the course set by Radicals, but all because of forces unloosed by Radical action. They are forced to positive action only in spite of their desires ...
o The American Radical will fight privilege and power whether it be inherited or acquired by any small group, whether it be political or financial or organized creed.
o He curses a caste system which he recognizes despite all patriotic denials.
o He will fight conservatives whether they are business or labor leaders.
o He will fight any concentration of power hostile to a broad, popular democracy, whether he finds it in financial circles or in politics.
o The Radical recognizes that constant dissension and conflict is and has been the fire under the boiler of democracy. He firmly believes in that brave saying of a brave people, “Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!”
o The Radical may resort to the sword but when he does he is not filled with hatred against those individuals whom he attacks. He hates these individuals not as persons but as symbols representing ideas or interests which he believes to be inimical to the welfare of the people.

That is the reason why Radicals, although frequently embarking upon revolutions, have rarely resorted to personal terrorism.”

Alinski practiced what he preached. He said...

“Tactics means doing what you can with what you have ... tactics is the art of how to take and how to give.”

He uses eyes, ears and nose for examples...

Eyes -
“If you have a vast organization, parade it before the enemy, openly show your power.”
Ears -
“If your organization is small, do what Gideon did: conceal the members in the dark but raise a clamor that will make the listener believe that your organization numbers many more that it does.”
Nose -
“If your organization is too tiny even for noise, stink up the place.”

Alinski devised and proved thirteen tactical rules for use against opponents vastly superior in power and wealth ...

1. “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.

2. Never go outside the experience of your people.

3. Wherever possible go outside of the experience of the enemy.

4. Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.

5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.

6. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.

7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.

8. Keep the pressure on.

9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.

10. Major premise for tactics is development of operations that will maintain constant pressure upon the opposition.

11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside.

12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

The real action is in the enemy’s reaction. The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength. Tactics, like life, require that you move with the action.”

Alinski was hated and defamed by powerful enemies, proof that his tactics worked. His simple formula for success ...

“Agitate + Aggravate + Educate + Organize”


11 posted on 08/01/2007 5:22:49 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: AndrewWalden

It must have won the votes of the socialist professors. She’s been playing this game a long time.


12 posted on 08/01/2007 5:23:45 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.)
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To: AndrewWalden

You can download a PDF of the Thesis at at www.GOPublius.com


13 posted on 08/01/2007 7:45:58 AM PDT by eth3l
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To: AndrewWalden

here is a more direct link:
http://gopublius.com/hillary-clintons-wellesley-thesis/


14 posted on 08/01/2007 7:49:21 AM PDT by eth3l
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To: Calpernia; justiceseeker93; backhoe; Rushmore Rocks; WestCoastGal; sweetiepiezer

Thanks, Calpernia.

Pinging.


15 posted on 08/01/2007 8:23:20 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: Calpernia; DAVEY CROCKETT; milford421

Alinski was hated and defamed by powerful enemies, proof that his tactics worked. His simple formula for success ...

“Agitate + Aggravate + Educate + Organize”
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And they still use it today.

good read.


16 posted on 08/01/2007 8:25:19 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( Today is a good day for working on some heavy praying. The world needs God to hear them.)
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To: Calpernia; LucyT
One important fact missing from this thread:

HRC did not only study Alinsky and his ideology abstractly. She had a personal relationship with him going back to her youth in Chicago. Alinsky served as one of her mentors.

17 posted on 08/01/2007 8:36:07 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: AndrewWalden

self-ping


18 posted on 08/01/2007 8:42:46 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: eth3l

Thank you


19 posted on 08/01/2007 8:54:22 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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Ping!


20 posted on 08/01/2007 10:50:28 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Calpernia

the republicans know full well being on the downside of these tactics.

i remember listening to sean hannity about 2003. he was on tour.

a liberal presented herself and sean gracefully invited her to make her point.

she giggled and said: “che-ney”. more giggling.

they teach ridicule in universities today.


21 posted on 08/01/2007 11:00:27 AM PDT by ken21 (b 4 fred.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


22 posted on 08/01/2007 11:08:23 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: nw_arizona_granny

Ping.


23 posted on 08/01/2007 11:24:44 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: ken21

Not just in universities. Sites like MoveOn.org have log in areas that teach the attack and filibuster type tactics so they can be mimicked.


24 posted on 08/01/2007 2:39:08 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: freekitty

Thank you for the ping.


25 posted on 08/01/2007 10:53:41 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( Today is a good day for working on some heavy praying. The world needs God to hear them.)
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To: Calpernia

After reading this, I can see why it was put under lock and key. It would have exposed and ridiculed her and made her into nothing.


26 posted on 08/03/2007 8:36:50 PM PDT by freekitty
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