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Part 9 of 12 Parts - The Audacity of Socialism by Investor's Business Daily


Hi, I hope everyone is safely away and prepared for hurricane Gustav. I'm keeping all of you in my prayers. :hug:

Today is Part 9, Obama’s Radical Roots and Rules from The Audacity of Socialism by Investor's Business Daily. As usual you can read Part 9 below, or you can choose to listen or read Part 9 from the direct link: http://www.ibdeditorial.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=303605575673142 Also, here is the link to all 12 Parts if you want to read ahead: http://www.ibdeditorial.com/series8.aspx

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Obama's Radical Roots And Rules

By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Thursday, August 14, 2008 4:20 PM PT

Election '08: Most Americans revile socialism, yet Barack Obama's poll numbers remain competitive. One explanation: He's a longtime disciple of a man whose mission was to teach radicals to disguise their ideology.

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IBD Series: The Audacity Of Socialism

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The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's choice of the word "change" as his campaign's central slogan is not the product of focus-group studies, or the brainstorming sessions of his political consultants.

One of Obama's main inspirations was a man dedicated to revolutionary change that he was convinced "must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, nonchallenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future."

 Like Obama, he wanted "change."Saul Alinsky, circa 1946: Like Obama, he wanted "change."

Saul Alinsky, circa 1946: Like Obama, he wanted "change."
Sen. Obama was trained by Chicago's Industrial Areas Foundation, founded in 1940 by the radical organizer Saul Alinsky. In the 1980s, Obama spent years as director of the Developing Communities Project, which operated using Alinsky's strategies, and was involved with two other Alinsky-oriented entities, Acorn and Project Vote.

On the Obama campaign Web site can be found a photo of him teaching in a University of Chicago classroom with "Power Analysis" and "Relationships Built on Self Interest" written on the blackboard — key terms utilized in the Alinsky method.

The far-left Alinsky had no time for liberalism or liberals, declaring that "a liberal is (someone) who puts his foot down firmly on thin air." He wanted nothing less than transformational radicalism. "America was begun by its radicals," he wrote. "America was built by its radicals. The hope and future of America lies with its radicals." And so, "This is the job for today's radical — to fan the embers of hopelessness into a flame to fight. To say, '. . . let us change it together!' "

Alinsky students ranged "from militant Indians to Chicanos to Puerto Ricans to blacks from all parts of the black power spectrum, from Panthers to radical philosophers, from a variety of campus activists, S.D.S. and others, to a priest who was joining a revolutionary party in South America."

Capitalism always was considered the enemy. "America's corporations are a spiritual slum," he wrote, "and their arrogance is the major threat to our future as a free society." Is it surprising that an Alinsky disciple such as Obama can promise so blithely to increase taxes on CEOs?

Obama calls his years as an Alinskyesque community organizer in Chicago "the best education I ever had, and where I learned the true meaning of my Christian faith." But as radicalism expert Richard Lawrence Poe has noted, "Camouflage is key to Alinsky-style organizing. In organizing coalitions of black churches in Chicago, Obama caught flak for not attending church himself. He became an instant churchgoer."

Indeed, Alinsky believed in sacrificing ethics and morals for the great cause. "Ethical standards must be elastic to stretch with the times," Alinsky wrote in his last book, "Rules for Radicals," adding that "all values are relative in a world of political relativity."

Published a year before Alinsky's death in 1972, "Rules for Radicals" includes a dedication in which he gives "an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical . . . who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer."

Alinsky's writings even explain what often seems like Obama's oversized ego. In New Hampshire in January, for example, the senator told an audience that "a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany . . . and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama."

It was a bizarre spectacle, but consider that Alinsky believed that "anyone who is working against the haves is always facing odds, and in many cases heavy odds. If he or she does not have that complete self-confidence (or call it ego) that he can win, then the battle is lost before it is even begun."

According to Alinsky, "Ego must be so all-pervading that the personality of the organizer is contagious, that it converts the people from despair to defiance, creating a mass ego."

Alinsky also readily admitted that he didn't trust the people themselves. "It is the schizophrenia of a free society that we outwardly espouse faith in the people but inwardly have strong doubts whether the people can be trusted," he wrote. "Seeking some meaning in life," the middle class, according to Alinsky, "turn to an extreme chauvinism and become defenders of the 'American' faith."

This is evocative of Obama's remark during the primaries that small-town Americans are "bitter" and "cling to guns or religion."

Obama is also following Alinsky's instructions to the hard left for attaining power in America. In the last chapter of "Rules for Radicals," titled "The Way Ahead," is found this declaration: "Activists and radicals, on and off our college campuses — people who are committed to change — must make a complete turnabout."

Alinsky noted that "our rebels have contemptuously rejected the values and way of life of the middle class. They have stigmatized it as materialistic, decadent, bourgeois, degenerate, imperialistic, war-mongering, brutalized and corrupt."

According to Alinsky, "They are right," but he cautioned his comrades that "the power and the people are in the big middle-class majority." Therefore, an effective radical activist "discards the rhetoric that always says 'pig' " in reference to police officers, plus other forms of disguise, "to radicalize parts of the middle class."

Obama's rhetorical window-dressing is easily recognizable as Alinskyesque camouflage. New annual spending of more than $340 billion, as estimated by the National Taxpayers Union, is merely a wish to "recast" the safety net woven by FDR and LBJ, as Obama describes it in his writings. The free market is disparaged as a "winner-take-all" economy. Big tax increases masquerade as "restoring fairness to the economy."

Barack Obama's "Change We Can Believe In" is simply socialism — imposed by stratagem because Americans have never believed in Marxist economics. Saul Alinsky understood this, and his ghost is alive and well — and threatening to haunt the White House.

Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 6 years 1 week
yikes - I believe in personal responsibility and that's why I'm voting for McCain. -
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 6 years 2 weeks
Sy, Here's the second part of my comment: Now, watch this video entirely how Fox News handled the situation, and form your own conclusions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj0oQseTgqY This is why (and I know you know all this) we have to research (find other reliable news sources and study history AGAIN) and not just believe everything the media tells us. Also, we need to follow the money trail and look into the owners of media outlets, to find out their beliefs/philosophies & agendas, who backs them financially, etc. Oh, and when I said...I would tell you even more. I'll do that in blog form later...when I have a lot of time (basically, it's going back in history to see where all this stemmed from). But, in the meantime I leave you with this quote: Cicero, 42 B.C. "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very hall of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor - he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation - he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city - he infects the body politic so that is can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared."-
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 6 years 2 weeks
Sy, My answer got flagged. Probably because it contains two links...luckily, I saved my comment just in case this happened. Plus, the site has been really whacking out for me the past month). So, I'm going to try again...this time making my response in two comments (and putting one link in each). I apologize in advance if my comment shows up more than twice. ********************************************************************************* Okay, here is my first part: Sy, I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. You wanted to know, "Why aren't these associations/friends/groups published more widely? Why are these always deemed off limits? I mean, seriously and honestly, I want to know why! I don't think it's fear-mongering, I think it's educating yourself to a person's past." Well, I believe the reason these things aren't talked about, on mainstream media is because, the owners of the media outlets will not let their journalists give us the truth…because, it goes against their personal philosophies. Also, I believe a lot of journalists are so far left; they do not want the truth to come out. For example…remember this advisement (that was NOT paid for by the McCain camp), but by the American Issues Project, (and it stated underneath) Not Authorized by any Candidate or Candidates Committee. Link to refresh our memories of the commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m89m0pC_bpY&NR=1 Now, watch this video entirely how Fox News handled the situation, and form your own conclusions:
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 6 years 2 weeks
Sy, I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. You wanted to know, "Why aren't these associations/friends/groups published more widely? Why are these always deemed off limits? I mean, seriously and honestly, I want to know why! I don't think it's fear-mongering, I think it's educating yourself to a person's past." Well, I believe the reason these things aren't talked about, on mainstream media is because, the owners of the media outlets will not let their journalists give us the truth…because, it goes against their personal philosophies. Also, I believe a lot of journalists are so far left; they do not want the truth to come out. For example…remember this advisement (that was NOT paid for by the McCain camp), but by the American Issues Project, (and it stated underneath) Not Authorized by any Candidate or Candidates Committee. Link to refresh our memories of the commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m89m0pC_bpY&NR=1 Now, watch this video entirely how Fox News handled the situation, and form your own conclusions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj0oQseTgqY This is why (and I know you know this) we have to research (find other reliable news sources and study history again) and not just believe everything the media tells us.
samantha999 samantha999 6 years 2 weeks
"Ego must be so all-pervading that the personality of the organizer is contagious, that it converts the people from despair to defiance, creating a mass ego." This is so Obama and explains his motives in turning his followers into sheep. Think about Sy, why do advertisers you entertainment personalities to sell stuff. People want to be just like them and the follow what they say, do and wear. Its sad that people have so little self knowledge and worth.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 6 years 2 weeks
Sy, I didn't want you to think I didn't see your comment. I'm going to take a shower before the lightening from the storm starts to impact us (I don't want to get electrocuted. lol) So, when I get back...and hopefully :pray: we don't lose power (either of us) I'll give you the answer to your question and more. (Btw., I'm in total agreement with you...it's complete madness!)
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 6 years 2 weeks
Everyone, Please take 3 minutes out of your day, and go to the link above (the first link I listed), Part 9. You don't even have to read it...it gives you audio..just click the button. Again, please click on it, and listen to it. I'm really trying to educate, while making it as easy and less time consuming for you. :froggy:
syako syako 6 years 2 weeks
Wow. These stood out to me as ridiculous: "Camouflage is key to Alinsky-style organizing. In organizing coalitions of black churches in Chicago, Obama caught flak for not attending church himself. He became an instant churchgoer." "Published a year before Alinsky's death in 1972, "Rules for Radicals" includes a dedication in which he gives "an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical . . . who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer." WTF!? Ok, so this really scares me and makes me want to shake people who are just voting for this guy because Sheryl Crow is! Why aren't these associations/friends/groups published more widely? Why are these always deemed off limits? I mean, seriously and honestly, I want to know why! I don't think it's fear-mongering, I think it's educating yourself to a person's past. When McCain was young he was fighting for his country, when Obama was young he was training to be a radical socialist!