Alinsky in La-La Land

The loony Leftists and recruited Useful Idiots “chant and sing” to protest President Trump’s actions he promised “to make America safe again.” These people organized by Marxist radicals assemble with their revolutionary signs and big mouths. In still-life photos they remind us of Zombies in a press-promoted appeal to anti-Americans.

These “public outcry” demonstrations are carefully planned and come from the “Tactics” chapter in Saul D. Alinsky’s 1989 book, “Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals.” Of course, it’s easy to indoctrinate and recruit left-leaning people into revolutionary activities because they live in illusion—an erroneous perception of reality.

They remind me of “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground,” by Lewis Carroll, published in 1862; “half dream, half nightmare.” After falling down a rabbit hole seven-year-old Alice seeks answers to strange happenings from several bizarre characters. Rather than being enlightened, she gets only illogical “parody or pun” from the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the King and Queen of Hearts.

Alinsky provides his leftist acolytes with concrete ways to promote Marxism beyond its traditional materialistic process of change through the conflict of opposing forces. “Here,” he writes, “our concern is with the tactic of taking: how the Have-Nots can take power away from the Haves.” Note how the Left always seeks to “take” from others, by whatever means they can. Jealousy, resentment and hatred of those who have achieved more in life underpin their miserable motives.

Some of Alinsky’s tactics we can observe in contemporary “news” is promoted by mainstream media. He illustrates tactics: “…if you have organized a vast, mass-based people’s organization, you can parade it visibly before the enemy (my underline) and openly show your power. The recent Women’s’ March in Washington, D.C. is an example of this tactic.

If the organization is small, writes Alinsky, “conceal the members in the dark but raise a din and clamor that will make the listener believe that your organization numbers many more than it does.” The recent tiny Revolutionary Black Panther rally in Wilmington, N. C. illustrates this tactic—again, in collusion with the local press.

Alinsky has rules for power tactics. First rule: “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have (e.g. homosexuals comprise less than 3 percent of the population, but their lobbyists and supporters promote the lie that they include a huge number of humans in the population). The “enemy” is traditional, normal Americans.

Another Alinsky rule: “Wherever possible go outside of the experience of the enemy.” Here you want to cause confusion, fear and retreat. For example, Alinsky notes that during the War for Southern Independence, Union General Sherman suspended the internationally accepted rules of war: The South confronted with this new form of military invasion—soldiers “loose and living on the land”—reacted with confusion, panic, terror, and collapse. The Union won by waging terrorism on Southern American civilians. Naturally, Alinsky would favor this tactic.

There are other Alinsky rules: “Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.”

“The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

“In a fight almost anything goes.”

Following the thinking of Saul Alinsky is much like following Alice down the rabbit hole. The reasoning may make sense to his subversive ends, but its purpose is to confuse, mislead and terrify the normal, rational people in America. Unfortunately, he has many followers, including the American mainstream media.

North Carolinian, Dr. Boyd Cathey, has more to say about this at the site below:


CONSERVATIVE CRACK-UP Series: Part 289: Immigration and Executive Orders Mirror the Global Battle We are In (January 31, 2017)





This morning, for Part 289 of CONSERVATIVE CRACK-UP, two follow ups regarding President Trump’s Executive Order on vetting travelers from seven countries that had been previously designated by the Obama administration as centers of Islamic terrorism (i.e., Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Somalia). As the media generally has been flooding the airwaves with nearly non-stop coverage and information, what I would like to do here is offer some slightly different perspectives, views and information, that perhaps you may not have received if  you’ve been watching Fox, or, certainly CNN (AKA, Communist News Network) and MSNBC (AKA, Mostly Socialist News Broadcasting Company).


First, from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), one of this nation’s most respected immigration control organizations, I pass on a detailed analysis of exactly what the Order contains. So much has been said, indeed, volumes of on-air verbiage, without specifically detailing the points  included in the president’s decision.


Let it be said here that the order is undoubtedly legal, within the purview of presidential executive powers under Federal law and the Constitution. The threatened legal challenges by the ACLU and various hysterical Left wing attorneys, not to mention the teary-eyed threats of demagogues like Senator Chuck Schumer  and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, are little more than extremist political posturing to their discombobulated base.  Such challenges are meant to arouse the Leftist and culturally Marxist fringes and continue the billionaire  globalist  George Soros’ efforts to undermine and, if possible, wreck the presidency of President Trump.


All of the daily street demonstrations on this issue or on that issue; all of the ranting, tears, threats, and jeremiads by the Leftist hacks of the Mainstream Media (MSM), by Schumer, Pelosi, not to mention the “murmurs of dissent” by Senators McCain and Graham—all of these efforts must be placed into the context of the ongoing attempt to, let us state it clearly, “overthrow” President Trump and his agenda.


You see, the culturally Marxist Left, the MSM, the establishment, as I have written previously, does not actually believe in what we think of as “the republican system of government.” Under  Establishment governance as we have had, people vote ONLY to confirm just how rapidly the Progressivist Revolution moves forward. Thus, the Establishment GOP in DC acts some times as a very weak brake on the steadily advancing Revolution and the affirmation of the oncoming New World Order. But most times it acts as an enabler, simply solemnizing the next conquest of the Progressivists in their continuing move of the narrative to the Left. Thus, it has, despite the overwhelming disapproval by the voters, gone along with same sex marriage, gone along with canonizing transgenderism, gone along with glorifying feminism,  gone along with outright socialism in both business and government,  and  gone along withcontrolling the minutiae of our everyday lives, both in our business and our private lives.


Underneath it all there is an immense battle going on, an actual war, that is percolating upwards. We are no longer just in a cultural war, a war that we believed we had lost to Hollywood and the Progressivist educational elites; no, the election of Donald Trump, a veritable bull-in-the-china shop, has totally upset what George Bernard Shaw once called “the apple cart.”


And what is ironic is that very probably President Trump has not read that deeply about the various profound  philosophical  questions  involved. Yet, his instincts are the same instincts of millions of American citizens, we “deplorables,” we Americans once identified by the late Samuel Francis as “Middle American Radicals,” who have been left behind as the onrushing Progressivist Revolution swept away most of our beloved traditional institutions, attacked our essential beliefs, brainwashed our children, sent our jobs to China and Mexico, and sent our young men to fight in the deserts of Somalia or mountains of Bosnia to impose “liberal democracy,” lesbianism, and all the fruits of same sex marriage and Hollywood on peoples who did not and do not wish those “benefits.”


Thus it is for us to realize that in this situation it is the Progressivists—the MSM (that Steve Bannon correctly identifies as “the oppostion”), the Democrats, Hollywood, the educational plutocrats, the GOP elites and Neoconservative establishmentarians—that is, the Elites who condescendingly claim to rule and control this nation and who wish to continue the Revolution towards a New World Order—it is they who understand the danger that President Trump AND WE present to them. And that is why they’ve got their camp followers out in the streets, financed  with millions of dollars by George Soros, with wall-to-wall coverage by the MSM. They see what Joe Biden saw and hysterically reported to the meeting of the globalists at Davos, Switzerland (as I reported in a recent CCrack-Up)—the “Trump Counter-revolution” could upset their apple cart, throw a monkey wrench into their ongoing march to a New World Order. Biden actually used those words.


The English classical musician, Sir Simon Rattle, in some fascinating programs on the state of  European society and culture at the beginning of the 20th century, states that Europe was then “sitting on the edge of a volcano.” The same, I would suggest, confronts us now. We have reached a dramatic cross roads. Our enemies, once so certain of their eventual triumph, now hysterically react to a potential road block; they not only have not given up, they have redoubled their efforts, and those efforts include anything, ANYTHING.


Their previously friendly masks of “tolerance” and “equanimity” have been cast aside, revealing the Satanic grimace on their  collective faces. They stand now in the sunlight as Evil, defenders of a Revolution against traditional Western AND Christian civilization that has been always with us, for twenty centuries.


They must be opposed and struck down, and it is up to us to both understand this and take all appropriate action. The Children of the Darkness are often smarter than the Children of the Light; but the Children of the Light have one significant advantage, and that is the Wisdom and Grace that may come to them from a Just God, to enable them to wage the necessary warfare to which they are called.


The second item mirrors, in microcosm, this conflict during the first days of the administration of President Trump. It is by Pat Buchanan….and, once again, let state one of the proudest times of my life was when I chaired his 1991-1992 presidential campaign here in North Carolina. And in a sense I see the actions and agenda of President Trump as a kind of fulfillment  of the vision of my long time friend.


Read on and pass on.

Dr. Boyd D. Cathey


About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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