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Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Obama-Alinsky System at Work

He loves the little children.
Never let a crisis go to waste...

Yesterday, President Obama unveiled his 23 executive orders that are designed to impact the private ownership of firearms - each in a different way. It was pure politics and none of the executive orders will do much one way or the other. He did it as a sop to the hand-wringing liberals and at the same time didn't hurt people who own firearms. The Administration understands that neither the House or Senate have enough support for any serious changes in laws that apply to private ownership of firearms. Without the legislature, the law can't change and any change has to be balanced against the Second Amendment/Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court (liberal but not THAT liberal).

Flowers for Vladimirski - Joe Stalin and the Young Pioneers
The Obama pageant - if you can call it that, was marked by the president appearing with a lot of little children. He knows that nothing that the government could do would have stopped the crazed murderer at Newtown, Connecticut. But his handlers staged the pageant with little children all the same. Politicians all love to kiss babies and be seen with children because it tugs at the heart strings. Thus the political machine is greased and it sustains itself.

Truth be told, President Obama isn't the first world leader to surround himself with adoring children and he won't be the last. 

The success of the Obama Presidency can largely be laid at the feet of the propagandists in the legacy/mainstream media, which treat every word from his mouth as if it was formed from gold. So long as the public swallows the lies and misdirections, he remains in power and popular. He's not the first politician who managed to take control of the press and maintain it. Most politicians who do that become despots -- and unlike despots, President Obama hasn't been able to silence critics in the legislature. However the application of Alinsky Rules/Chicago Rules successfully managed to mute them.

Context
From Saul Alinsky's writing: There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoyevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging 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 chance the future. 
This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families – more than seventy million people – whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don't encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let's not let it happen by default. (Rules for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky)

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      And America is trying to bend itself into a utopian socialist state -- like North Korea or Cuba??? Riddle me that one.

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