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Obama, his Mentor Saul Alinsky, and the relationship between "community Organizer" and Marxism
The Chicago Sun Times ^ | Sept. 10, 2008 | Hyscience

Posted on 10/05/2008 6:56:24 AM PDT by FrdmLvr

As Melanie Phillips points out today in her piece titled, "Revolution you can believe in," ever since Sarah Palin's "game changing" convention speech in which she took a swipe at Obama for having been nothing more in his life than a community organizer, the Obama campaign has been on the defense trying to paint community organization as a way of promoting social change from the bottom up, perhaps believing that the electorate, is so naive as to believe what tells them. What Obama won't talk about is the relationship between a community organizer, Saul Alinsky, and Marxism:

[...] The impression is that community organising is a worthy if woolly and ultimately ineffectual grassroots activity. This is to miss something of the greatest importance: that in the world of Barack Obama, community organisers are a key strategy in a different game altogether; and the name of that game is revolutionary Marxism.

The seditious role of the community organiser was developed by an extreme left intellectual called Saul Alinsky. He was a radical Chicago activist who, by the time he died in 1972, had had a profound influence on the highest levels of the Democratic party. Alinsky was a 'transformational Marxist' in the mould of Antonio Gramsci, who promoted the strategy of a 'long march through the institutions' by capturing the culture and turning it inside out as the most effective means of overturning western society. In similar vein, Alinsky condemned the New Left for alienating the general public by its demonstrations and outlandish appearance. The revolution had to be carried out through stealth and deception. Its proponents had to cultivate an image of centrism and pragmatism. A master of infiltration, Alinsky wooed Chicago mobsters and Wall Street financiers alike. And successive Democratic politicians fell under his spell.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 10/05/2008 6:56:24 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: sauropod

read


2 posted on 10/05/2008 7:00:40 AM PDT by sauropod (An expression of deep worry and concern failed to cross either of Zaphod's faces - hitchhiker's guid)
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To: FrdmLvr

“....Obama’s kind of change is from a society based upon capitalism and democracy to a society based upon socialism with aspects of Marxism, where as the McCain-Palin kind of change is one of true reform.”

This WILL come out!!!! Sarah will see to it. Sean Hannity is talking about it tonight on FOX.


3 posted on 10/05/2008 7:01:00 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (“Barack Obama needs to grow up.")
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To: FrdmLvr

Chicago papers starting to go after the Messiah?


4 posted on 10/05/2008 7:01:06 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (President Bush has let me down! Palin in 2012!)
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To: FrdmLvr

This from the basically ‘left of center’ Sun-Times. Trouble in ‘Green River’ City?


5 posted on 10/05/2008 7:04:41 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: FrdmLvr
"Alinsky condemned the New Left for alienating the general public by its demonstrations and outlandish appearance. The revolution had to be carried out through stealth and deception. Its proponents had to cultivate an image of centrism and pragmatism.

That's Barack


6 posted on 10/05/2008 7:04:45 AM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists// Rove>Biden is a Big,Blowhard Dufus)
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To: Bushbacker1; Don Corleone

It’s not an article from the newspaper.....

“The views expressed in these blog posts are those of the author and not of the Chicago Sun-Times.”

(btw - The Godfather is on tv right now. lol)


7 posted on 10/05/2008 7:07:23 AM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists// Rove>Biden is a Big,Blowhard Dufus)
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To: nuconvert
Speaking of the Godfather, someone on FR suggested bringing back BO's half brother George in his native garb to the next debate.
"It was between the brothers, Sarah..."
8 posted on 10/05/2008 7:11:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: FrdmLvr

I sent this to everone when it was first published- but no one seemed to think it significant. Isn’t it about time we start using this as part of the Alinsky/ACORN discussion? Saul Alinsky’s OWN SON praises Obama for using his father’s tactics.

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/letters/articles/2008/08/31/son_sees_fathers_handiwork_in_convention/?s_campaign=8315

ALL THE elements were present: the individual stories told by real people of their situations and hardships, the packed-to-the rafters crowd, the crowd’s chanting of key phrases and names, the action on the spot of texting and phoning to show instant support and commitment to jump into the political battle, the rallying selections of music, the setting of the agenda by the power people. The Democratic National Convention had all the elements of the perfectly organized event, Saul Alinsky style.

Barack Obama’s training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing its effectiveness. It is an amazingly powerful format, and the method of my late father always works to get the message out and get the supporters on board. When executed meticulously and thoughtfully, it is a powerful strategy for initiating change and making it really happen. Obama learned his lesson well.

I am proud to see that my father’s model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.

L. DAVID ALINSKY
Medfield


9 posted on 10/05/2008 7:12:58 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

It is positively Orwellian.

Yes, Margaret

It’s Orwellian and Barak Hussein Obama thinks like Alinsky “Some animals are more equal than others,”

Amazing how so many demonize capitalism and embrace being doomed to the proletariat


10 posted on 10/05/2008 7:16:15 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

You know, it’s hard to tell how that would play. But seriously, if the whole world saw a man who was living in desperate poverty with a rich half-brother who wants to tax us all but doesn’t want to GIVE voluntarily to his own brother to live with some dignity, what would that make OBama look like?

I’d almost live with that risk to nail Obama for his hypocrisy and his focus on the acquisition of power above all other considerations—including family.

“Cindy and I have decided to adopt George, since our opponent has seen fit to leave his own flesh and blood in misery in Kenya....”


11 posted on 10/05/2008 7:17:17 AM PDT by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: FrdmLvr
AgitProp...
12 posted on 10/05/2008 7:21:06 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

George Obama Compassion Fund
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2087493/posts


13 posted on 10/05/2008 7:23:20 AM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists// Rove>Biden is a Big,Blowhard Dufus)
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To: FrdmLvr
WHERE IS THE PROOF THAT BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA IS A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN NEWS MEDIA!
14 posted on 10/05/2008 7:33:00 AM PDT by jetson
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To: FrdmLvr
What Obama won't talk about is the relationship between a community organizer, Saul Alinsky, and Marxism:
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What RUSH LIMBAUGH will not talk about is MARXISM and how it has led to having an Obama candidate.

Neither does Sean Hannity.

These guys think their listeners are stupid.

15 posted on 10/05/2008 8:01:34 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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