Skip to comments.Reading Hillary Rodham's hidden thesis (Quotes from Free Republic)
Posted on 03/02/2007 5:01:02 AM PST by AZRepublican
WELLESLEY, Mass. The senior thesis of Hillary D. Rodham, Wellesley College class of 1969, has been speculated about, spun, analyzed, debated, criticized and defended. But rarely has it been read, because for the eight years of Bill Clintons presidency it was locked away.
As forbidden fruit, the writings of a 21-year-old college senior, examining the tactics of radical community organizer Saul D. Alinsky, have gained mythic status among her critics a Rosetta Stone, in the words of one, that would allow readers to decode the thinking of the former first lady and 2008 presidential candidate.
Despite the fervent interest in the thesis, few realize that it is no longer kept under lock and key. As MSNBC.com found, it is available to anyone who visits the archive room of the prestigious womens college outside Boston. With Clintons opponents in the 2008 presidential race looking for the next Swift Boat attack ad, and the senator herself trying to cast off her liberal image, Clinton's 92-page thesis is certain to be read and reread by opposition researchers and reporters visiting the campus.
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Pray they don't run together. She could finance one heck of a run.
Maybe onyx can explain where she got that quote, huh?
And isn't it interesting that Mr. Dedman left out the part about Soros.
This thing has to be so stultifyingly boring that we probably won't wake up until well into her second term.
HILLARY CLINTON ABUSE OF POWER
(WHERE IS THE UNREDACTED BARRETT REPORT ANYWAY?)
This brilliant Alinsky-clinton observation by beyond the sea is the perfect segue to an analysis of Alinsky's influence on hillary clinton... which leads inexorably to hillary rodham's closely guarded Wellesley thesis. (Plan to do an extended piece on that shortly.)
In the Wellesley thesis, hillary discussed "how to change the American political culture." This discussion occurred in the context of a tribute to the leftist political organizer, her mentor, Saul Alinsky.
Does missus clinton reveal her own thoughts on the radicalization and even balkanization of the American political process? We can't yet say with certainty because the thesis has been sealed--closed to public scrutiny--from the moment missus clinton insinuated her radicalizing, balkanizing, liquidating self onto the national political stage.
If I had to guess, I would say she adopted Saul Alinsky's theories and practices without modification: hillary clinton exhibits no creativity, no vision of her own and tends to glom onto the latest fashion, whether it's Alinsky's Stalinist methods... or New Age occultism, recall her attraction to the teachings of
- Marianne Williamson, who some described as a "Jewish charismatic spiritualist"
- Ken Scott Nateshvar, yogi to the stars
- and the pièce de résistance, Jean Houston, the Director of the Foundation for Mind Research.
Houston was described by some as a "New Age" author who "studied psychic experiences and mystical connections to historical figures and other worlds." When the story of the Houston connection became public Houston became known as hillary clinton's "Eleanor Roosevelt Conduit."
- Although she baked no cookies, didn't do illicit land or cattle deals and stood by no man, hillary clinton starred in the triple role of the Cook, the Thief and his Wife. Her lover was played at once vaporously and in workmanlike fashion by the ghost of Eleanor Roosevelt, with Janet Reno, between her stints rendering intermittent injustice for the Husband, as the reliable stand-in. Sidney Blumenthal was the stand-in for the Cook and Craig Livingstone the stand-in for the Thief. The last-minute addition of Christopher Hitchens as the snitch was a stroke of absolute genius notwithstanding its cerebral accident, its predictable-if-perfect pitch (or its facile alliteration).
There is a great emotional likeness there too. Thank you for putting the photos side by side.
On Alinsky (http://www.vcn.bc.ca/citizens-handbook/rules.html)
For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting what is wrong and convincing people they can actually do something about it. The two are linked. If people feel they don't have the power to change a bad situation, they stop thinking about it.
According to Alinsky, the organizer -- especially a paid organizer from outside -- must first overcome suspicion and establish credibility. Next the organizer must begin the task of agitating: rubbing resentments, fanning hostilities, and searching out controversy. This is necessary to get people to participate. An organizer has to attack apathy and disturb the prevailing patterns of complacent community life where people have simply come to accept a bad situation. Alinsky would say, "The first step in community organization is community disorganization."--beyond the sea
Is your objection about Hillary's thesis connected to the length of time that has elapsed or the age of the candidate at the time? What is the standard that determines relevancy for any such information?
To me, it her thesis could be related to policy positions she currently holds, e.g., socialized health care, then her thesis is relevant and should be examined and exploited.
True, but it would still be a useful data point, if only to demonstrate how far your views had changed.
When I was 15 or 16, Saul Alinsky was invited to speak at my high school. He was treated like royalty (although I'm not sure that I fully grasped the meaning of his brand of politics) and I shot two rolls of Kodachrome portraits of him while he was speaking. When I was 20, I was a registered Democrat and I thought that libertarians were wierdos (well, there's a contingent on FR that still thinks that libertarians are wierdos). By the time that I was 21, though, I had had my epiphany and was well on my way towards my current brand of politics. The change in my thinking by age 21 mirrored my growing understanding of the world and the maturing of my intellect. Can't say that about Hillary, though...
It can even be frightening to read my own FR posts from last year. lol
The instructor I had was a commie pinhead.
I intentionally wrote a thesis that would sound like he had written.
I got my A and wondered if the commie-pinhead knew that he had been duped.
Looks like onyx has a following :-)
You will have the measure of the student and the adult she's become by reading with a careful eye.
Let's hope your pearls of wisdom did not include attacking your own country.
Wow, Zeppo, your post is why I love FR; I looked for it and couldn't find it! Fabulous.
Won't onyx be surprised when she wakes up and discovers she's an "anonymous commentator?"
This is simply Mein Kampf, Passages, Communist Manifesto and Run Spot, Run; Run Hillary, Run..... all rolled into one insult to America.
Yes, it does!
and STARWISE and kcvl were nice enough to provide the Cliff Notes of the thesis in the following posts!
Long live FR!!
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