Taking over the institutions, just like Saul Alinsky wanted
Coverage emerged yesterday of a recent conference held by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) in Washington, DC. Among the breakout sessions, one entitled “The Church: Becoming Spiritually Fed and Feeding the Hungry” appears to have been especially ineptly titled given the actual content conveyed:
The panel had little to do with feeding hungry people, as panelists focused instead on explaining how churches can be used as a more effective place to organize politically, specifically around voting and getting out the vote efforts, and electing people who will feed the hungry for them.
Panel moderator Dr. Barbara Williams Skinner, Co-Chair of the National African American Clergy Network, said, “What we want to do today is to talk about what it means not only how to be spiritually fed and then to feed the hungry, but how do we elect people that will feed the hungry? … What can we legally do and mobilize to elect the kind people we need to have elected without anybody worrying about their tax exemption.”
The father of Obama-esque community organizing, Saul Alinsky, didn’t hide his desire to take over American institutions and use them to accomplish political ends. In his Rules for Radicals, Alinsky cautions:
Many of the lower middle class are members of labor unions, churches, bowling clubs, fraternal, service, and nationality organizations. They are organizations and people that must be worked with as one would work with any other part of our populations — with respect, understanding, and sympathy. To reject them is to lose them by default. They will not shrivel and disappear. You can’t switch channels and get rid of them. This is what you have been doing in your radicalized dream world but they are here and will be.
The National Action Network’s conference is continuing the tradition of Saul Alinsky and President Obama’s approach to the political scene: power at all costs, even principle. What other institutions might be next?
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The first order of business was to get the Intelligentsia to reject the idea of Church for some mess of expedient pottage called objectivity; and then trumpet their disdain for “backwards, hypocritical believers.” Daily. Repeatedly. For decades.
The bruised ego of the institutional churches sought the approbation of the Intelligentsia, (“No, we’re smart! Really! We care! Everything and everyone is okay with us!”) and thus the churches compromised their reason for existence to go whoring after so much less than they had.
Pew-warmers, with nothing to warm their hearts and facing the void, now embrace meaning derived from present works, not eternal Truth. Feelings become doxology, evangelism becomes social crusaderism, and communion gives way to political bed-hopping.
The devil cannot create; he can only distort.
Let’s see: the Home? Check. The vote? Check. Education? Check. Political & Constitutional structure? Check.
I’m pretty sure the Church (and Synagogue) is the last bastion of societal cohesion. This does not comfort me.
Parts of the Church and Synagogue have bent to the culture and politick of the age.
Notre Dame gave pro-late term abortion Obama an honorary degree, had gay festivities during Holy Week and is now offering student internships in abortion facilities.
Polls show that 62% of Jews support Obama…the Islamomarxist, of whom was written in 2008:
“You have to pinch yourself. A Marxist radical, who all his life has
been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshipped with, befriended,
endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically
promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power, anti-white
racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former
terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is on the verge of becoming President
of the United States. And apparently it’s considered impolite to say so.”
Melanie Phillips, journalist, The Spectator, UK -11/02/08
The truth about Obama was known then, but except for a few brave journalists, it was ignored, even by our FBI, CIA and CONGRESS.
Just as the truth about Romney is studiously and carefully being ignored by the RNC establishment in 2012.
The human mind plays tricks.
When the truth hurts or frightens us sufficiently, we repress, deny, distract, distort and dissociate ourselves from the truth as best we can. The more horrific and frightening the truth is the harder we work to employ those mental skills and keep the truth hidden.
We do this at our peril.
We lose much by departure from the truth.
We can lose our protective survival instincts, our integrity and our sanity.
O’Sullivan’s First Law: All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing.
You can see that all the time. It is NOT universally true, but the offer is always there.
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This is the model the Annenberg Challenge used, and they spent millions on organizing parents as a means of improving children’s performance in schools. The Annenberg Challenge had no effect. In the end, they wrote a paper concluding that they needed to spend more money.
They never actually tried spending money for the direct purpose of improving children’s performance in schools.
The Annenberg Challenge leadership was taken over from within and the monies funneled to leftist, Alinsky-ite, Community Organizing front groups. If you read Stanley Kurtz’s book, Radical in Chief, you will find out how they co-opted MANY big-money charity/benevolence groups for this very purpose.
Sickening. Absolutely sickening.
(OT, but related: I believe that book got almost NO attention when it was published – for a reason….. At first it received a bit of publicity (radio interviews, a few online articles), but Kurtz must have been blackballed not long after the book was published. Not because he was wrong, or incorrect. Oh, no. Rather, to bury the FACTS and RED MEAT that the book contains. It was toxic, you see; too much sunshine and fresh air, and the rotting, slavering “beast” within will NOT be “happy.” Just my opinion, of course, but it is amazing how it is almost “disappeared”, as the saying goes.)
Here’s National Review describing how the Obama campaign sought to shout Kurtz down when he appeared on Chicago’s premier radio-interview show, Extension 720: http://www.nationalreview.com/media-blog/32766/stanley-kurtzs-fairness-doctrine-preview/guy-benson
Most of the callers to the show hadn’t read the book and several didn’t even know Kurtz’s name!
This, combined with the Frankfurt School and Cloward/Piven, is exactly what has been going on since the Weathermen went underground: take over from within.
Margaret Sanger used the churches, and its willing “progressive” ministers, to push her eugenics “birth control” agenda (i.e. abortion) – to “control” the “undesirable” black population – back in her early days. The Catholic AND Protestant churches have been infested with Progressives since the 1800’s, which explains so much that has happened – the decay of our churches and moral teachings in the US. Woodrow Wilson was the first Progressive US president; but there were so MANY back then who wanted to create an American Utopia, it would be hard to list them all here.
All this, by the way, was a part of the Communist plan to destroy America from within. (And I agree 100% with Allen West – Progressives, Socialists, Communists, Marxists, statists – they are ALL the same, with just some minor variations to distinguish them as separate -isms.)
(NOTE: If you want links to support my assertions and points, I will get them.)
That is why Mark Levin says often on his radio show that we have a LONG road ahead of us to undo the damage, as much as possible.
And remember…churches were behind the drive for Prohibition, and that Wilson was a clergyman first.
“Progressives, Socialists, Communists, Marxists, statists [including fascists]”
All what Nock called Collectivists. All just of a piece of a larger whole.
Speaking of Margaret Sanger..
This, from Daily Kos, posted on Weasel Zippers, is literally jaw-dropping.
I’m still in shock reading what I just read:
Daily Kos: “The Fetus As A Parasite”…
Dog, a lot of Kos-sacks (O’crap) are nuts.
Quite a few are EVIL nuts.
I guess I’m just not as numb to evil as others..
Who said “numb”. Or even implied it.
Knowing what to expect does not mean it is less execrable.
thanks for those points …
somewhere I remember (from some 30 years ago) a list of like 40 things the commies (or whoever) wanted to achieve in their move to take over the western free world.
These were things like:
* infiltrate the church
* sex, drugs, rock and roll … moral degradation
* move into the educational system with socialist teaching
* break down of the family unit
I found this again a few years ago, but have since lost it. But mostly, they seem to have successfully followed the path.
What timing! Romney to address the graduating class at Liberty University. Will that neutralize the Mormon-hating Christians meme?
Rules for Radicals
Opening page – Dedication
“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history… 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.”
“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
Is that quote also in Rules for Radicals, or the Communist Manifesto. Just wondering (and I am being lazy about googling it right now). 😉
My apologies for not linking:
Our military’s senior civilian leadership has been compromised by the soft jihad.
It isn’t just the civilian leadership. Remember, generals and admirals are appointed by the civilian government. And they command legions.
@Joan of Argghh: Spot on!
“Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it…” The Thomas Sowell Reader
Socialism and scams like Al Sharpton’s are not failures for the people who pull them off.
Obvious example: Obama has done far better for himself as a “community organizer” than he would have in a merit-based law firm.
New Bible Translation Replaces ‘Christ,‘ ’Angel’ & ‘Apostle’
Seems like it very well could be — also related, our increasingly fluid lexicon….: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/aps-approval-of-hopefully-symbolizes-larger-debate-over-language/2012/04/17/gIQAti4zOT_story.html
This is a global plan. I caught part of this stunning meeting on CSPAN this morning.
The left is out in the open, but people still refuse to see what they are trying to do. Axelrod and Obama both use the term “Social Darwinism” and people ignore what that actually means.
When are people going to wake up?
Yah, Tam, but they are referring to US as “social Darwinists”.
Which is…naturally…a big, fat LIE.
It is all part of the Obamic “GOP war on [fill in the blank]” meme.
Projection? Yes. But how many people even understand that concept?
I just can’t wait for the New Liberal Bible to be published. Changes will include:
Jesus feeds the Five Thousands with five loaves, two fish, and an EBT card.
The beatitudes will include “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for they shall receive great gifts from those who render unto Caesar.”
10th Commandment edits: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s, unless they are wealthy, in which case it’s cool, go ahead.
I think the best quote on what these people are doing was from a great philosopher of several thousand years ago
“My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.” –Jesus
Someone is lying. The government, including: federal, state, and local, spends in excess of $1 trillion annually for welfare programs, including non-contributory transfer payments. This does not include charitable donations and works by private citizens and cooperatives.
Marxism, and its progressive variants, are an ideology which exploits gradients, real and perceived. While classical Marxism focused on material wealth, its progressive offshoots are more diverse. Its motivations are neither unique nor innovative. They are dreams of physical, material, and ego instant gratification, principally through redistributive and retributive change, but also through fraudulent and opportunistic exploitation. The Marxist is a competing interest which prefers to participate through monopolies or monopolistic enterprises, of which the most effective is government where individuals operate with a granted or coerced authority.
Marxism, in all of its incarnations, neither respects nor seeks to preserve individual dignity. It offers a fatally flawed compromise for the selfish good of its leaders and the minority supporters required to retain control.
One day at a time – the war on Catholics, the war on women, the war on real choice to not pay for abortion or contraception in health care……Axelrod devised this plan a while ago. Textbook divide and conquer campiagn tactic – they need to split the Reagan Catholics that elected Ronald Reagan over Jimmy Carter. These campaigns are almost mirror image. Except for one thing ……Barack Obama et al compared to Jimmy Carter is like comparing Stalin to Walt Disney.
Now we have this news from Gateway Pundit:
Barry Lynn, the anti-Christian reverend and director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, filed a complaint today with the IRS against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Illinois. Lynn claims the diocese broke federal rules when the bishop spoke out against Barack Obama’s unconstitutional mandate that forces Catholic institutions to pay for birth control for employees when it goes against church doctrine.
Bishop Jenky spoke out last week against Obama’s clear violation of America’s first amendment rights.
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Antonio Gramsci infamously described this as “the long march through the institutions.” Churches have always been on Gramsci’s target list.