Red Dawn Over America: How to Fight the Democrats
YES! YES! YES! I’m in! I’m behind this guy all the way. Let’s fight the liberals with their own strategies and LET’S WIN!!!! I’ve been fighting the libs for years, but it has seemed to be a lonely battle as a lot of conservatives don’t seem to want to fight. I am tired of conservatives saying they want to ‘take the high ground’ and thinking that means that they don’t fight at all. Are you kidding me? Our freedom and this country are worth fighting for and we can’t be pansies. The liberals are better at street fighting than we are and it’s time we started fighting fire with fire. We’ve got to give it right back to them and we can’t let up!! Who’s with me???
Notice that the author mentions Saul Alinsky and his Rules for Radicals. It should frighten us that Obama himself not only worked as an organizer for an Alinsky offshoot organization, Chicago’s Developing Communities Project, but would go on to teach classes in Alinsky’s beliefs and methods. (Note the previous post about Obama’s attack on conservative talk radio).
Red Dawn Over America:
Understanding & Resolve
November 14, 2008
The New Media Journal.us
Our opponents, the Socialist Democrats, have considered themselves at war with America for a very long time. Obama has been careful to candy coat it with words like “hope” and “change,” and to obscure the clear intentions of his radical allies. Their hatred of us is palpable in their literature and their public comments. From Noam Chomsky to Keith Olbermann and everyone in between, there is a malevolent nihilism in all they do, a destructive urge that seeks to undermine all that has come before–culture, history, religion, tradition, custom, honor, even morality. The voice of the progressive post-modern devil whispers in their ear, “There is no truth, there is no right and wrong, there is only power.”
The Left believes what we have built must be knocked down. They take no pride in our successes, but instead wallow in recrimination at injustices committed getting here. They believe they can do better and to do so takes a dismantling of the power structures that exist. All revolutionaries discover it is easier to destroy than to build, and despite the promises of bi-partisan embraces and grand unifying speeches, Obama will follow that urge.
How then do we fight back?
How do Americans who honor our national traditions and our founding precepts stand against the Socialist tide? It demands a cleverness and tenacity for which conservatives are not known. We need to accept that this is a bare-knuckle fight, where pulling our punches out of “respect and decency” only helps our opponent, who are neither respectful nor decent. Bipartisanship is a myth that the left sells the gullible.
We must learn from our enemy. We must watch their tactics and find their weakness. How they attack us, often reveals their own inadequacies. We need to exploit them without timidity and fear of press ridicule. The press in on the other team.
What do we do? We loudly and persistently attack their agenda, we ridicule their programs and demean their representatives by exposing their hypocrisy and double-speak. We hit them with hard evidence, we remind the people of rampant voter fraud and illegal contributions, of terrorists and racists and trillion dollar bailouts. We point out their culpability; we laugh at their excuses and cover-ups and make them spittle flying mad so they make mistakes, which we use against them.
We must demonstrate and agitate, we must harass, we must interrupt hearings, we must heckle, we must demand explanation. Enough of the arm chair warriors that lecture us about funding. Enough of the timid and cautious and polite conservatives, we must become patriots, minutemen, activists, Americans who are willing to take the fight to the enemy.
We must turn our anger into action, fueled by the frustration of watching our country and our culture being taken from us, stolen by the very enemy we have defended her against for half a century. We must remember exactly what we believe, what we stand for and what our founders achieved for us. We must not shy away from a brutal fight against a dishonest and dishonorable foe.
To understand this political battle, we must understand how our opponent thinks, what his assumptions are and what guides his tactics. We have lost much to the guerilla war the Democrats waged with ACORN and countless other groups to steal votes. We had no effective counter, no method to ensure an honest election. We will never know how many votes were fraudulent, but it is sure to have been millions. We must learn, and quickly. Our honesty and sense of fair play has been effectively used against us. John McCain stayed on the moral high ground, and opened up the heart of America to the enemy.
The power politics bible for the Socialists is Rules for Radicals by leftist agitator Saul Alinsky. In it, political ethics are redefined. It is a revered book on Hillary’s and Obama’s and Emmanuel’s book shelves. It is the Socialist Democrats’ playbook and we have been defeated by the tactics it teaches. It is what community organizing is all about, and it is the after-action lesson of the 2008 election. Know Alinsky and you know the Democrats.
“That perennial Question, “Does the end justify the means?” is meaningless as it stands; the real and only question regarding the ethics of means and ends is, and always has been, “Does this particular end justify this (sic) particular means?”
“In war, the end justifies almost any means.”
“The less important the end to be desired, the more one can afford to engage in ethical evaluation of means.”
“The morality of means depends upon whether the means is being employed at a time of imminent defeat or imminent victory.”
“You do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral arguments.” – Saul D. Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, pgs 24 – 36
This is an anti-ethical framework, as old as the first despot, Machiavellian and perfectly post-modern, which is why it is so easily accepted by the left. “Ethical standards must be elastic to stretch with the times,” Alinsky said, and stretch them he did, until they broke. Alinsky was a bar room tactician and a political knife fighter. He designed his “ethical” instruction to shape his followers to his vision, and remove any resistance to his dishonesty. One passage in “Rules for Radicals” illustrates “Alinsky Ethics” quite well.
“An example occurred in the early days of Back of the Yards, the first community that I attempted to organize. This neighborhood was utterly demoralized. The people had no confidence in themselves or in their neighbors or in their cause. So we staged a cinch fight. One of the major problems in the Back of the Yards in those days was an extraordinarily high rate of infant mortality. Some years earlier, the neighborhood had had the services of the Infant Welfare Society medical clinics. But about ten or fifteen years before I came to the neighborhood the Infant Welfare Society had been expelled because tales were spread that its personnel was disseminating birth-control information. The churches therefore drove out these “agents of sin.” But soon the people were desperately in need of infant medical services. They had forgotten that they themselves had expelled the Infant Welfare Society from the Back of the Yards community.
After checking it out, I found out that all we had to do to get Infant Welfare Society medical services back into the neighborhood was ask for it. However, I kept this information to myself. We called an emergency meeting, recommended we go in committee to the society’s offices and demand medical services. Our strategy was to prevent the officials from saying anything; to start banging on the desk and demanding that we get the services, never permitting them to interrupt us or make any statement. The only time we would let them talk was after we got through. With this careful indoctrination, we stormed into the Infant Welfare Society downtown, identified ourselves and began a tirade consisting of militant demands, refusing to permit them to say anything. All the time the poor woman was desperately trying to say “Why of course you can have it. We’ll start immediately.” But she never had a chance to say anything and finally we ended up in a storm of “And we will not take ‘No’ for an answer!” At which point she said, “Well, I’ve been trying to tell you…” and I cut in, demanding, “Is it yes or is it no?” She said, “Well of course it’s yes.” I said, “That’s all we wanted to know.” And we stormed out of the place. All the way back to the Back of the Yards, you could hear the members of the committee saying, “Well, that’s the way to get things done: you just tell them off and don’t give them a chance to say anything. If we could do this with just a few people that we have in the organization right now, just imagine what we can get when we a have a big organization.” (I suggest that before critics look upon this as “trickery” they reflect on the discussion of means and ends.) – Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, pgs 114, 115
The Infant Welfare Society, by all accounts was doing important work to alleviate a terrible societal problem. Yet to Alinsky it was merely a tool to aid in constructing his organization. This set-up tactic is common today as distasteful as it is. One sees it constantly in congressional hearings, television interviews, newspaper articles, and political debates.
These are the tactics of the Socialist Democrats today. Is it any wonder that we may have had an election stolen? This corruption goes far deeper than most Americans are willing to accept. To believe that Code Pink demonstrators in the General Petraeus hearings earlier this year erupted in shouted slogans from spontaneous anti-war emotion, slogans that mirrored the MoveOn ad and the Democrat talking points, would be beyond naive. It was political theater right out of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals choreographed by the Democrat senators holding the hearings. If you cannot prevent the General from speaking, you can certainly make him look bad by association with negative images. In this case, it was with little old ladies in pink bunny ears wrestling with police officers. The goal was to distract the observer from the substance of his comments. It is a tactic among many others just as despicable, and it is used repeatedly, blatantly and cynically. The citizen is stupid; the Democrats assume it and too many voters prove it.
“Our strategy was to prevent the officials from saying anything; to start banging on the desk and demanding that we get the services, never permitting them to interrupt us or make any statement.”
If the General had anything in his record they could have used against him, they would have. Nevertheless, if they cannot discredit with fact, they will use fiction. Fact and fiction are interchangeable in the “Alinsky Method,” “the discussion on means and ends.” “Does this particular end justify this (sic) particular means?” With all ethical standards effectively deconstructed, politics is simple, vicious, nasty and dishonest, lies are fine as long as you do not get caught in one too obvious. Even then, they can sweep it under the rug as long as no one makes too much noise.
Here Alinsky has additional guidance for the radical community organizer called the rules of “power tactics:”
“Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
“The second rule is: Never go outside the experience of your people. When an action is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat.
“The third rule is: Wherever possible go outside of the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear and retreat.
“The fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.
“The fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.
“The sixth rule is: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy. If your people are not having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.
“The seventh rule: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time, after which it becomes a ritualistic commitment.
“The eighth rule: Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.
“The ninth rule: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
“The tenth rule: The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.
“The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside; this is based on the principle that every positive has its negative.
“The twelfth rule: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. You cannot risk being trapped by the enemy in his sudden agreement with your demand and saying “You’re right–we don’t know what to do about this issue. Now you tell us.”
“The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it.”
–Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, pgs 126 – 130
In Alinsky’s own words reside our counter-tactics, we turn them against the socialists, we adapt them, use them without squandering our morality, but we out-Alinsky the Democrats. Here are six new rules for Freedom loving conservatives. We start hitting back from this foundation:
1) Go outside of the experience of the enemy
2) Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules
3) It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule
4) Keep the pressure on
5) The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself
6) Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it
This is counter-insurgency politics, where the most important element is the people, the citizen that is fed what to think by a press complicit with the puppet masters in the Democrat party, if they think at all. We start to educate them.
The Democrats are experts at convincing people they are victims. It is ambulance chasing, but it effectively exploits the large number of people who are prone to feel sorry for themselves, to blame their woes on others, to find comfort in the delusion that whatever condition they find themselves. It is just not their fault and they are powerless to change it. This human foible is a central tool in the power politics used by “rights” movements from traditional civil rights groups to national healthcare advocates. We must convince the voter to take pride in “empowering” himself or herself. Blaming everyone else for your problems means you never move beyond them.
In every Democrat candidate’s campaign rhetoric there is a mantra that reads like this: “tax cuts helped the rich not the little guy,” “corporations make money that should be yours,” “we will take from those damn rich and give you what you deserve,” “free health care is your right,” and “you are a victim and we will bring you justice.” It is the “chicken in every pot” promise. It strikes a chord in a society that is being slowly but steadily pushed away from its traditions of individual responsibility.
However, nothing ever changes with Democrats in power. Look at the highest crime rate in Americas cities, the top 25 are democrat run, Chicago’s murder rate is double that of Baghdad, ugly facts, yet easy to find. We need to shout from the mountaintops until the people listen. It comes down to promises made that cannot be kept. The electorate has a short and fickle memory, and is easily distracted, so we point out, relentlessly, what was promised but not provided, guarantees are ignored and the issue shifted. We must focus the spotlight on the scapegoats and excuses, the pandering and populist lies. We must stage-manage an expose for every program and bill that supports the socialist agenda. We must Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it better, faster and more persistently than they do. We must shout “Freedom” whenever they open their mouths to tell us why they want to take it away.
We do not have much time to prepare. The most leftist, most inept, inexperienced and ideologically blinded president we have ever had will face threats that are as serious as any we have ever faced. The next months will bring conflict and disruption, once Obama starts his radical agenda and starts to weaken us. Our enemies will react fast and furiously, they already prepare. Syria is massing armor and troops on the Israeli border. Hamas and Hezbollah were delighted with the Obama election, and began the new era by firing rockets into towns inside Israel. Russia is sending missiles to the Polish border. Troubled times are ahead.