How the Obamas have used the Alinsky method in order to not disclose the truth
Freedom Outpost – Sid Wolfe – 1/8/2014
Politics is all about power relations, but to advance one’s power, one must couch one’s positions in the language of morality – “Community organizers are ‘political realists’ who see the world as it is: an arena of power politics moved primarily by perceived immediate self-interests, where morality is rhetorical rationale (words) for expedient action and self-interest”(p12). Gore Vidal once said “Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.”
There are three kinds of people in the world: rich and powerful oppressor (haves); the poor and disenfranchised oppressed (have-nots); and the middle-class (have a little, want more) whose apathy perpetuates the status quo – “the Haves, possess, all of ‘the power, money, food, security, and luxury’ and resist the ‘change’ necessary to relieve the Have-Nots of the ‘poverty, rotten housing, disease, ignorance, political impotence, and despair’” (p18). In 1820, Daniel Webster said: “In the nature of things, those who have no property and see their neighbors possess much more than they think them to need, cannot be favorable to laws made for the protection of property. When this class becomes numerous, it becomes clamorous. It looks on property as its prey and plunder, and is naturally ready, at times, for violence and revolution.”
Change is brought about through relentless agitation and “trouble making” of a kind that radically disrupts society as it is
There can be no conversation between the organizer and his opponents. The latter must be depicted as being evil – “The compulsion to “agitate” makes it sound as if the organizer is disinclined to converse with those with whom he disagrees. You don’t communicate with anyone purely on the rational facts or ethics of an issue” (p89) – “Moral rationalization. To converse with one’s opponents is to humanize them. The objective – demonize those who stand in the way of his designs for change. The organizer “knows that there can be no action until issues are polarized to this degree” (p78).
“All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; and Third, it is accepted as self-evident” – Arthur Schopenhauer
The organizer can never focus on just a single issue. He must move inexhaustibly from one issue to the next – hence “multiple issues,” (p76).
Justice William O. Douglas echoes Heston, writing “Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions….could most easily defeat us.”
Obama employs Alinsky’s tactics; however, not to give voice to the people and implement REAL reform; but, to provide those in power with means to advance an ideology and goals outlined decades ago. Liberal democracy describes a form of government with a Constitution, Rule of Law and freedoms. What “liberals” and “progressives” have difficulty with are the basic principles. Distorted views “of the world as it is” vs. their version of a “world as it should be” results in an oligarchy wherein democracy slowly and systematically corrupted by elitists who create the illusion of representation and reform.