Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Some common sense for one thing

"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell, they are" TRKOF

Saul Alinsky's Miscalculation
Breaking the system is easy. Becoming its savior is harder.

Having lost the election, Democrats are trying their best to make the United States ungovernable, which had underpinned their plan to achieve power all along.  It might have been easier with Hillary in the White House, but Mr. Trump's victory hasn't changed their overall game plan very much, at least not yet.

Just One Teensy Problem ....

For having a President who's now halfway through his Hundred Days, it's astonishing how many respected, authoritative people still have not the slightest clue how Donald Trump got there.

Oh, we've done our best to help these poor troubled souls: for instance, we've explained why many evangelicals preferred Mr. Trump to Hillary and touched on why women wouldn't mind his "locker room" boasting nearly as much as Hillary might have wished.  Others have written about cultural rage, economic rage, bigotry, chauvinism, guns, bitter clingers, deplorables, and much else, but nobody has explained Mr. Trump's victory in terms that make a whole lot of common sense.

The Founding Fury
To understand what happened, we have to go back to those thrilling days of yesteryear when Hillary Rodham, an ex-Goldwater Girl, became one of Saul Alinsky's acolytes, so fervently that he offered her an internship.

Saul Alinsky is credited with inventing "community organizing," which claims to focus on improving the lives of people in poor communities by teaching residents how to organize protests to bring political pressure against persons of power.  This strategy assumes that poverty is deliberately inflicted on the poor by the rich and powerful and that sufficient political pressure can force powerful people to share their ill-gotten wealth with the downtrodden.
John Milton quoted Lucifer as saying, "Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven,"

In the 1950s, he started trying to alter conditions in black ghettos in Chicago, later including ghettos in California, Michigan, New York City, and other "trouble spots."  By 1970, Time magazine wrote, "It is not too much to argue that American democracy is being altered by Alinsky's ideas," and conservative icon William Buckley said that Alinsky was "very close to being an organizational genius."

As the mainstream media reminds us, Barack Obama got his start in politics by becoming a "community organizer" in Chicago where Mr. Alinsky had spent most of his time.  We're fascinated that Chicago, whose black ghettos received the most attention from Mr. Alinsky, Mr. Obama, and their fellow organizers, has the nation's highest murder rate despite 60 years of organizing. [FULL ]

Thanks to Stu Tarlowe for the find ...

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