Alinsky, Beck, Satan and Me
2009 August 164 Comments
tags: adam and eve, Glenn Beck, Lucifer, Obama era, Rahm Emmanuel, Rules for Radicals, Satan, Saul Alinskyby David Horowitz
Glenn Beck will be on vacation this week but when he returns on the 24th he has invited me to come to New York to talk to him on camera about Saul Alinsky, the strategy guru of the Obama era. For the the Hillary-Soros generation of johnny-come-lately radicals and their ACORN footsoldiers, Alinksy is their Sun-Tzu and his book Rules for Radicals is the field manual for their struggle. I thought while Im refreshing my acquaintance with this destructive fellow and re-reading his text, I would share my thoughts with you, serially over the next week.
For this first post, lets just focus on the dedication of the book to Satan:
Lest we forget, an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: (Pause there for second. Now continue): from all our legends, mythology, and history(and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom Lucifer.
So Alinsky begins by telling readers what a radical is. He is not a reformer of the system but its would-be destroyer. This is something that in my experience conservatives have a very hard time understanding. Conservatives are altogether too decent, too civilized to match up adequately, at least in the initital stages of the battle, with their adversaries. They are too prone to give them the benefit of the doubt. They assume that radicals cant really want to destroy a society that is democratic and liberal and has brought wealth and prosperity to so many. Oh yes they can. That is in fact the essence of what it means to be a radical to be willing to destroy the values, structures and institutions that sustain the society we live in. Marx himself famously cited Alinskys first rebel (using another of his names Mephistopheles): Everything that exists deserves to perish.
This is why ACORN activists, for example, have such contempt for the election process, why they are so willing to commit election fraud. Because just as Lucifer didnt believe in Gods kingdom, so the radicals who run ACORN dont believe in the democratic system. To them it is itself a fraud an instrument of the ruling class, or as Alinsky prefers to call it, of the Haves. If the electoral system doesnt serve all of us, but is only an instrument of the Haves, then election fraud is justified because it is a means of creating a system that serves the Have-Nots social justice. Until conservatives begin to understand exactly what drives radicals and how dishonest they are dishonest in the their core it is going to be very hard to defend the system that is under attack. For radicals the noble end creating a new heaven on earth justifies any means. And if one actually believed it was possible to create heaven on earth, would he not willingly destroy any system hitherto created by human beings?
The many names of Satan, by the way, are also a model for radicals who camouflage their agendas by alternatively calling themselves Communists, socialists, new leftists, liberals and most consistently progressives. My parents, who were card-carrying Communists, never referred to themselves as Communists but always as progressives. The Progressive Party was run by the Communist Party and split off from the Democrats in 1948 (because Harry Truman opposed Stalin), but rejoined the Democrats in the McGovern campaign of 1972 and with the ascension of Barack Obama has become the Democratic Party.
Alinskys tribute to Satan as the first radical, and as the model of radicals to come, should cause us to reflect on how Satan tempted Adam and Eve to destroy their paradise. If you rebel and violate the law that has been laid down for you, You shall be as gods the serpent told them. You think Rahm Emmanuel was listening?
Oh, and lets not forget this the kingdom that the first radical won was hell