This week I received my copy of “Rules for Radicals”, which Alinsky calls “A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals”. As a political system, socialism has proven to be anything but pragmatic, and the only reality it leads to is despair, hence the propensity to flee nations where socialism takes hold.
Saul Alinsky was quite mad. Tragically, the madness outlived him. More than anyone in America, living or dead, Saul Alinsky is responsible for the rabid, liberal, socialist plague our nation is suffering through at this moment in time.
Many have written about Alinsky’s influence on today’s liberal elite. Obama was bathed in the tub of Alinsky tactics and learned “community organizing” as a young radical in Chicago, which was Alinsky’s Petri dish.
While studying at Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton wrote her senior thesis on Saul Alinsky. We have seen enumerable quotes from “Rules for Radicals” that illustrate that the modern day leftist, led by Obama, pretty much stuck to Alinsky’s play book and thus won power to do just what the primer said they could do: “Change the nation to reflect their ideology.”
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44
Everyone who comments on Alinsky (and his political offspring) seem to focus on the mechanisms he suggests, which is useful in understanding how we got here, but not why. For the "why", you needn’t read further than the prologue to “Rules for Radicals”. The prologue reveals the antigen, the toxin that is introduced into otherwise healthy minds, causing disorderly thinking and leftist sensibilities.
Alinsky states on the first page of his prologue that he and a few others were survivors of the “McCarthy holocaust” (I am always amazed at leftists vilifying Joseph McCarthy for being absolutely right). This is worth noting, in so much as it bolsters the fact that today’s most powerful leftist liberals are ideologically linked directly to Alinsky socialists.
Alinsky goes on to declare:
“Men have always yearned for and sought direction by setting up religions, inventing political philosophies, creating scientific systems like Newton’s, or formulating ideologies of various kinds.”
This sort of thinking is indicative of someone who does not understand that man is incapable of creating anything ex nihilo without a frame of reference. Man can be inspired to create false religions, but man is completely incapable of creating a God concept without God having first revealed Himself to man.
If God did in fact reveal Himself, as evidenced by the existence of the very idea of God, it is logical that He did so in a particular way. It also follows that if God, in fact, revealed that there is an enemy of mankind with a vested interest in keeping human beings from understanding God as He revealed Himself, it is logical there would be many false religions.
Alinsky further exhibits undisciplined thinking, and/or overall lack of understanding, by suggesting that Newton created the eponymous scientific laws he is credited with as opposed to simply discovering the realities of how the universe works.
These next thoughts reveal why he thought irrationally.
“Despite the realization that all values and factors are fluid, and changing, and that it will be possible to ‘get it all together’ only relatively.”
Relativism is the lynchpin that holds leftist “reality” together. To forward liberal thinking, it is fundamental to reject absolutes even as they pertain to the physical world as described by Newton. It is key for a liberal to reject objective reality. This is how the leftist is able to ignore the fact that socialism does not and has not ever worked wherever or whenever it has been tried; they can therefore continue to work towards transforming this nation into what they believe is the ideal even when the ideal has proven a dismal failure.
Alinsky reminds us:
“Remember we are talking about revolution, not revelation;”
Think about that statement and what it portends. Alinsky is saying that reality is irrelevant, especially as it pertains to Divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence or the world. What matters is the “revolution.” All that matters are man’s goals. Alinsky pays lip service when claiming to love America, as do the liberals who seek to change it.
What the left fails to realize, or at the very least are loathe to admit, is that they hate this country. You can’t love a country that was established by men who felt the revelation and the Revelator were more important than the revolution, but rather so important, that they cultivated the fruit of the rebellion to reflect the laws of that Divine revelation.
“As an organizer I start from where the world is, as it is, not as I would like it to be. That we accept the world as it is does not in any sense weaken our desire to change it into what we believe it should be.”
This reminds me of another organizer:
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning. How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:” Isaiah 14:12, 13
Lucifer desires to change reality into what he believes it should be as well. Lucifer is the original self help guru, spouting affirmations about where he will put his throne and where he will sit. Satan knows he didn’t create the stars or the mount, yet since the beginning of time, he soldiers on.
I could write a book on the wrongheaded meanderings contained in just the prologue of Alinsky’s book and perhaps one day I will.
Mr. Alinsky closes the prologue of “Rules for Radicals” with a chilling proclamation:
“There can be no darker or more devastating tragedy than the death of man’s faith in himself and in his power to direct his future.”
After reading that statement, a passage of Scripture came to mind:
“Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:” Ezekiel 28:2
One can place faith in men and governments as the Democrats would have you do, but don’t profess love for this country while doing it. Belief in man with the exclusion of God is not the ideology that birthed this great nation.
“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We’ve staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity…to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” - James Madison [1778 to the General Assembly of the State of Virginia]
“Rules for Radicals” opens with three quotes-one from a Rabbi Hillel, another from Thomas Paine (what other founder would a liberal radical quote), and one Alinsky penned himself:
“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical: 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”
If Alinsky and his followers seek to change a nation from a country founded upon the precepts of the very same establishment Lucifer rebelled against, it’s intrinsically obvious who Saul Alinsky and his sycophants are the bastard sons and daughters of, and therefore making it clear which source inspires the ideas the left “clings” too.
Adolf Hitler is the only guy liberals openly reject. Yet, Hitler played from the same play book as liberals, and his political ideas are pretty much identical to the ones the left espouses till this day. Hitler killed a lot of people, but so did Che, Fidel, Mao, and Stalin. In fact, Hitler had the exact same ideas as Hugo Chavez.
Hitler championed universal healthcare, abortion on demand, euthanasia, radical animal rights, and environmentalism. Hitler was definitely a proponent of big government running private industry. Heck, Adolf was even a vegan.
The Nazis weren’t big on gay rights, but that’s about the only thing that they don’t have in common with the modern Democrat agenda. Like the left’s hero Saul Alinsky and the enemy of our souls-Lucifer, Hitler was a great "little" organizer, too. Think about it!