Brainwashing American’s Youth

Run, don’t walk…right on over to NewsReal Blog and read Liz Blaine’s post about what one high school in Ohio is doing…they are recruiting high school students in a government class to join Barack Obama’s Organizing For America organization as interns.  The students will study all kinds of radical writings, including Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals. Here’s a copy of the curriculum intended for the students.

If this doesn’t have your blood boiling you aren’t alive. Where are the parents who will cry out against such an obvious move? What is the school board thinking? The next thing is the students will be spying on their parents and neighborhoods.

Saul Alinsky’s purpose? (And apparently Obama’s)

“[W]e are concerned with how to create mass organizations to seize power We are talking about a mass power organization which will change the world…This means revolution.” [emphasis mine] – Rules For Radicals

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NEA Endorses Rules For Radicals

Oh my. Does it get any stranger than this? The NEA, that’s the National Education Association, funded by YOUR taxpayer $$, has endorsed two books by Saul Alinsky, radical Marxist/socialist mentor to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.  One is Rules for Radicals and the other is the Reveille For Radicals and there are links on their site to where to buy it. America just gets weirder and weirder by the day. Here’s the link to the page on the NEA website, again, paid for by YOUR tax dollars. If you need more information about Saul Alinsky, I have written extensively about him on this blog…there’s a whole category devoted to this man.

Update:  Found this on the page and thought quoting it might be enlightening…

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.”

Editor’s Translation: Intimidation is good. The enemy is the average American taxpayer.

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.”

Editor: This one reminds me of ACORN. ACORN has previously been “concealed in the dark”.  I take it Saul Alinsky is not into “transparency”, but rather into concealment. And the Gideon he speaks of is the Gideon of the Bible who was called out by God to take on the enemies of the nation.  It’s too bad Saul didn’t believe the rest of the Bible and use it too. Since the mortgage and banking crisis has happened, we now see and hear the “clamor” of ACORN and its tactics have been openly revealed.

Nose
“If your organization is too tiny even for noise, stink up the place.”

Editor: Yes, I think ACORN and its corrupt elements have indeed been “stinking up the place”. Of course, that’s all with the gracious help of our illustrious and resourceful Federal government and elected representatives.

War On America…Who are Cloward and Piven?

The Cloward-Piven strategy.

from Jeannie DeAngelis at the American Thinker…Full post here.

“The president’s ability to exploit crises is reminiscent of the controversial teachings of Columbia University political scientists, Frances Fox Cloward and Richard Andrew Piven. Inspired by the Obama mentor — radical community organizer Saul Alinsky — these two sixties social revolutionaries taught that upheaval is something that should “never be wasted” and that political change can be fostered through “…orchestrated crisis.” Two skills Barack Obama proficiently exercises every chance he gets.

Cloward-Piven instructed activists that if a crisis did not exist, promote or manufacture one by exaggerating a benign or unthreatening predicament. In doing so, contrived commotion would serve as a tool to convince the masses of their urgent need for rescue. In order to achieve the ultimate goal, students were encouraged to stress the social system to the breaking point, which would quash capitalism and institute socialism through a massive infusion of government intervention.

Cloward-Piven repeatedly cited Alinsky’s, Rules for Radicals, in all their work. Marxism advocates were taught by Cloward-Piven to, “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.” Never failing to remind their apprentices that, “…when pressed…human agencies inevitably fall short…the systems failure to “live up” to its rule book can then is used to discredit it altogether.” The definitive goal: “… replace the capitalist “rule book” with a socialist one.”

From Jim Simpson at InvesigatingObama.com…
“Barack Obama, the Cloward-Piven candidate, no matter how he describes himself, has been a radical activist for most of his political career. That activism has been in support of organizations and initiatives that at their heart seek to tear the pillars of this nation asunder in order to replace them with their demented socialist vision. Their influence has spread so far and so wide that despite their blatant culpability in the current financial crisis, they are able to manipulate Capital Hill politicians to cut them into $140 billion of the bailout pie!”
There is no mistake…radical leftists have declared war on America.  It is becoming increasingly apparent to me that the radicals from the 60’s, who at the time were out in the open, have simply gone underground.  For the past 40+ years to now, they have conspired and grown a massive movement using the freedoms of our country to mount an aggressive attack against the foundations, principles and free markets of the U.S. Barack Obama has been extensively immersed in this movement.  All one has to do is connect the dots…the people, the  organizations, and their purposes.
If you care about our country and you haven’t read this post before, run, don’t walk right over to this site at InvestigatingObama.com. Article here. This is the most complete and precise expose I have read of the man currently occupying the White House. This article is thorough and with references.  Plan to spend a lot of time there and read all of the links and references.

Thoughts From Saul…

“In this book we are concerned with how to create mass organizations to seize power and give it to the people; to realize the democratic dream of equality, justice, peace…. “Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.’ This means revolution.” p.3, Rules For Radicals–Saul Alinsky

“A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage — the political paradise of communism.” p.10, Rules For Radicals–Saul Alinsky

Where do you think we are headed? Businesses are now being taken over by the government, legal binding contracts with creditors are being brushed aside while the favored labor unions are given preeminence and the greater spoils. Regulation after regulation continues.

“One of the factors that changes what you can and can’t communicate is relationships. There are sensitive areas that one does not touch until there is a strong personal relationship based on common involvements. Otherwise the other party turns off and literally does not hear….

“Conversely, if you have a good relationship, he is very receptive…. For example, I have always believed that birth control and abortion are personal rights to be exercised by the individual. If, in my early days when I organized… neighborhood in Chicago, which was 95 per cent Roman Catholic, I had tried to communicate this, even through the experience of the residents, whose economic plight was aggravated by large families, that would have been the end of my relationship with the community. That instant I would have been stamped as an enemy of the church and all communication would have ceased.

“Some years later, after establishing solid relationships, I was free to talk about anything…. By then the argument was no longer limited to such questions as, ‘How much longer do you think the Catholic Church can hang on to this archaic notion and still survive?’ …the subject and nature of the discussion would have been unthinkable without that solid relationship.” pp.93-94, Rules For Radicals–Saul Alinsky

Do you think the recent speech and ensuing kerfuffle and division at Notre Dame might fit into this picture?

“From the moment the organizer enters a community he lives, dreams… only one thing and that is to build the mass power base of what he calls the army. Until he has developed that mass power base, he confronts no major issues…. Until he has those means and power instruments, his ‘tactics’ are very different from power tactics. Therefore, every move revolves around one central point: how many recruits will this bring into the organization, whether by means of local organizations, churches, service groups, labor Unions, corner gangs, or as individuals.”

Change comes from power, and power comes from organization.” p.113, Rules For Radicals–Saul Alinsky

I have been hearing that as many as 270 organizations may be connected to and work with ACORN, the voter registration arm.   Appeasing labor unions seems to be a big priority in this administration, most likely because they gave big money to get Barack Obama elected.  Pay for play, anyone?

The first step in community organization is community disorganization. The disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization. Present arrangements must be disorganized if they are  to be displace by new patterns…. All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new.” p.116

An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent… He must create a mechanism that can drain off the underlying guilt for having accepted the previous situation for so long a time. Out of this mechanism, a new community organization arises….
“The job then is getting the people to move, to act, to participate; in short, to develop and harness the necessary power to effectively conflict with the prevailing patterns and change them. When those prominent in the status quo turn and label you an ‘agitator’ they are completely correct, for that is, in one word, your functionto agitate to the point of conflict.” p.117, Rules For Radicals–Saul Alinsky

These are tactics practiced by ACORN and their champion Barack Obama.  Alinskyites are encouraged to say and do anything to gain power, to work within the system (of government, of society), but their real aim is the quiet, bloodless, overthrow of the existing societal order.

“Tactics are those conscious deliberate acts by which human beings live with each other and deal with the world around them. … Here our concern is with the tactic of taking; how the Have-Nots can take power away from the Haves.” p.126, Rules For Radicals–Saul Alinsky

Knowledge is power. Be well armed.

Rules For Radicals #11…

This column by James Lewis over at American Thinker really can’t be improved on.

“Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It and Polarize It.’ – Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals.”

That’s what Barack Obama taught his ACORN followers in all his Community Agitator classes in Chicago. That slogan defines mob scapegoating, of course. It is an exact prescription for whipping up mobs — by race, by gender, by ethnicity, by religion. If you want to know how to whip a mob of Pakistani Taliban fascisti to whip a young girl for flirting with a young man in public, this is exactly what you do: Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personality It, and Polarize It.

And notice that “the target” is no longer a human being. It’s an “It.” Try substituting the word “victim” for “target,” and you see how it works.

This is exactly what the Dixiecrats did to blacks in the Jim Crow South, and what President Obama does today with capitalists who run General Motors and Wall Street…

Continue reading this column. You need to know what is really going on.