“Maybe we need to develop our own book of rules for fighting the radicals. We have a good start already — The Ten Commandments and the Eight Beatitudes. Our standard bearer is Christ the King. Our boot camp is in Church.”
Mary Ann Krietzer
Is Jimmy Carter Channeling Saul Alinsky?
By guest columnist Mary Ann Krietzer
The community organizers are at it again…or still. Jimmy Carter is the latest liberal clone beating the drum that opposing Obama’s policies proves you are a racist. (Hmm…does that include the black conservatives in the movement?)
Carter appears be channeling Saul Alinsky. Here’s a little of what the famous rebel espoused. Quotes are taken from Rules for Radicals.
First of all, Alinsky was a true secular humanist who believed in nothing but the accumulation of power. Like most liberals he believed there is no such thing as truth. “An organizer working in and for an open society is in an ideological dilemma to begin with,he does not have a fixed truth — truth to him is relative and changing; everything to him is relative and changing…. To the extent that he is free from the shackles of dogma, he can respond to the realities of the widely different situations.” Carter, who left his Church recently, has always been a moral relativist, able to justify almost anything despite it opposing the Christian faith he professes.
Since the Alinsky organizer does not believe in truth and his only God is power, his ethics are Machiavellian: “The third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost any means….” And also: “The seventh rule… is that generally success or failure is a mighty determinant of ethics….” In other words, “Might proves right.” So if you lie, cheat, spread slanderous and false rumors about “the enemy,” you are justified as long as it moves you toward the goal. Bingo! Does Carter really believe that all those opposing Obama are racists or is this simply a convenient tactic?
Positioning yourself on the moral high ground is one of the most insidious rules in the playbook. “Do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral garments.” On target again. Carter is attempting to take the moral high ground by labeling all those who oppose Obama’s government takeover as racists. It fits with another Alinsky tactic, “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” We know who the target is – conservative Americans who love the Constitution and want it upheld by government. Carter, the mainstream media, liberal politicians, etc. are all engaging in “freezing the target.” They attempt to paint those who disagree with Obama’s policies as extremist, racist, dangerous, anti-government, gun-toting, Southern, rednecks. Look at the rhetoric and recognize the tactic. If you repeat a lie long enough, as Joseph Goebbels knew, many people will chant the mantra. Carter has just become the highest profile cheerleader for the lie.
Do you think Obama/Carter are unhappy with the current hostile atmosphere being created in the country? Think again! Remember, Obama is a community organizer first. Alinsky says, “The first step in community organization is community disorganization….Present arrangements must be disorganized if they are to be displace by new patterns…. All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new.” Hostility and tension carry the plan forward.
Alinsky goes further. “The job then is getting the people to move, to act, to participate; in short, to develop and harness the necessary power to effectively conflict with the prevailing patterns and change them. When those prominent in the status quo turn and label you an ‘agitator’ they are completely correct, for that is, in one word, your function—to agitate to the point of conflict.”
Playing the race card is a manipulation. “[The organizer] must create a mechanism that can drain off the underlying guilt [of bleeding-heart liberals] for having accepted the previous situation for so long a time.” Who are they trying to manipulate? Not the conservative, tea party patriots, that’s for sure, but their liberal base. The real racists are the organized agitators who keep their useful lackeys on the liberal plantation stirred up and ready to attack THOSE RACIST, REDNECK, SOUTHERN BIGOTS.
Why is this the most divisive president we’ve ever seen? Do you recall any president who so often attacked good-hearted, patriotic Americans as this man has? It’s not an accident. Obama is an Alinsky organizer and he and his allies (or useful idiots) like Carter are following the rules.
Things are unlikely to calm down because another important Alinsky rule is, “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.” Obama has plans now to circulate among his media adorers with a string of appearances on TV talk shows. Hopefully, the dumbing down of the American people, which I believe is deliberate, will work against him here. The thirty-second attention span of many viewers may make them sick to death of seeing Obama’s pretty face once again going “yadda, yadda, yadda.”
Read Rules for Radicals. If you want to combat Madison Avenue’s manipulative advertising tactics, you need to know what they are. If you want to combat the community organizer’s plans you need to know when he’s trying to “freeze, personalize, and polarize” you.
Maybe we need to develop our own book of rules for fighting the radicals. We have a good start already — The Ten Commandments and the Eight Beatitudes. Our standard bearer is Christ the King. Our boot camp is in Church.
As for Jimmy Carter, his statements about racism, whether misguided or deliberately provocative, indicate he is willing to slander good Americans to advance the liberal agenda. It reflects badly on him and puts him squarely in the camp of Saul Alinsky and those willing to use any immoral means to a bad end. Shame on you, Jimmy, you should have stuck with peanut farming.