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.
Milton quoted Lucifer as saying, "Better to reign in hell than serve in
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,
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
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 ]