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Barack Obama's Rules for Revolution - The Alinsky Model
Discover the Networks ^ | 2009 | David Horwitz, Freedom Center

Posted on 11/27/2013 2:06:52 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” - Barack Obama, election eve, 2008

...In 1969, the year that publishers reissued Alinsky’s first book, Reveille for Radicals, a Wellesley undergraduate named Hillary Rodham submitted her 92-page senior thesis on Alinsky’s theories (she interviewed him personally for the project). In her conclusion Hillary compared Alinsky to Eugene Debs, Walt Whitman and Martin Luther King.

The title of Clinton’s thesis was “There Is Only the Fight: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.” In this title she had identified the single most important Alinsky contribution to the radical cause – his embrace of political nihilism. An SDS radical once wrote, “The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.” In other words, the cause of a political action – whether civil rights or women’s rights – is never the real cause; women, blacks and other “victims” are only instruments in the larger cause, which is power."

Guided by Alinsky principles, post-Communist radicals are not idealists but Machiavellians. Their focus is on means rather than ends, and therefore they are not bound by organizational orthodoxies in the way their admired Marxist forebears were. Within the framework of their revolutionary agenda, they are flexible and opportunistic and will say anything (and pretend to be anything) to get what they want, which is resources and power.......

(Excerpt) Read more at discoverthenetworks.org ...


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: alinsky; revolution; socialism

1 posted on 11/27/2013 2:06:53 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Reid the Rat [it's about power] ".......Reid clearly felt strongly about the [filibuster] when Democrats were the minority party in the Senate, and he insisted that as majority leader he would never target the filibuster. However, as the problems with the Obamacare rollout continue to mount, and the president barrels headlong into lame-duck territory amid plummeting poll numbers, Reid is invoking his “right to change how I feel about things.” As is the president, apparently.

Reid’s change of heart dates back to October 2011, when he used the nuclear option to scale back the ability of the Republican minority to offer amendments, something he has effectively restricted for years — in unprecedented fashion — through a process known as “filling the tree.” Republicans have often cited this tactic of “filling the tree” in defense of their decision to filibuster legislation. Earlier this year, Reid threatened to go nuclear again to eliminate the filibuster on executive-branch nominees, but not for judges. Feelings change.

Prominent interest groups on the left, however, have long desired the vitiation of minority rights in the Senate and have pestered Reid to take action ever since Obama took office. The Democratic class of 2012 includes some of the most liberal members of the Senate — Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (Wis.), and Chris Murphy (Conn.), among others — who have been gunning for the filibuster. They’ve also never served in the minority, one might observe. “For Reid, it’s not about the institution, it’s about power,” says a senior GOP aide. “At the moment, his power resides in the confidence of the most liberal members of his caucus.”..........

2 posted on 11/27/2013 2:23:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"filling the tree", huh...

Maybe it's time to "refresh the tree" with the blood of these tyrants.

3 posted on 11/27/2013 3:02:26 AM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So we finally get a look at Hildebeast’s thesis!


4 posted on 11/27/2013 3:10:04 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Guided by Alinsky principles, post-Communist radicals are not idealists but Machiavellians.

Horowitz seems to contradict himself, because on page 5, he indicates that Alinsky never questioned Marxist utopianism or their view of human nature. Then, a few paragraphs on, he contradicts himself again, saying that Alinsky wants to take from the haves and give to the have-nots.

From what I understand of Alinsky, the latter is true, and the goal is pursued in an unprincipled, Machiavellian way.

5 posted on 11/27/2013 3:17:52 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

No question , though, that Obama is creating chaos, just to “see what happens.”


6 posted on 11/27/2013 4:13:11 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is why it is necessary to simply close several Federal agencies.

The destroyers have simply amassed too much power and control.
They have burrowed too deep.

The agencies that remain require a thorough purging of their ranks.

For some, currently in power, nothing less than jail will do.


7 posted on 11/27/2013 4:50:55 AM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

—bflr—


8 posted on 11/27/2013 4:56:59 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

0bama goes from fight to fight to fight without taking a breath, because that is how he keeps us back on our heels. He plays the knockout game on a national scale.


9 posted on 11/27/2013 5:20:47 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

when t tried to go to the site, using two different links, all I got was white space. What’s up with that?


10 posted on 11/27/2013 9:04:05 AM PST by wildbill
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It’s a PDF link. Another window should open on your screen and you need to open that to view David Horowitz’s essay.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 2:06:59 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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