“SLAVIC SOCRATES” is on the “cutting edge” of “journalism”, cutting through the “guardian knots” of confusion … and layers of odious onion to get down to the “ROTTEN CORE” of life’s issues and “current events”, ignored by “Fallen Mankind” under the control of satan, the current king of this world, but, in need of God’s Redemption …
vows of ethical purity and moral rectitude — and his actual conduct as president — characterized by flagrant cronyism and corruption
the have-nots marooned in working-class slums. His approach to social justice relied on generating conflict to mobilize the dispossessed.”
his years as a community organizer in Chicago, an experience Obama recalled as “the best education he ever had.”
political agitation, a recipe for “how the Have-Nots can take power away from the Haves,” is summarized in his famous Rule # 13: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
That is exactly what Obama as president is doing now to the “rich,” making them a target and scapegoat for all of our ills, as in this from his 2012 State of the Union address:
To fan that flame of populist anger I think is very divisive and very dangerous for this country.”
But the name of Alinsky’s game is divide and conquer, demonize some to extract power for others. Decades ago, Alinsky told an interviewer, “Now it’s up to us to go in and rub raw the sores of discontent, galvanize them for radical social change.”
still “at home talking Alinskian jargon about ‘agitation,’” and fondly recalling organizing workshops where he had learned Alinsky-esque concepts like “being predisposed to other people’s power.”Obama the student has become Obama the master.
At the heart of the Alinsky method is the concept of “agitation”— making someone angry enough about the rotten state of his life that he agrees to take action to change it; or, as Alinsky himself described the job, to “rub raw the sores of discontent.”
a natural, the undisputed master of agitation, who could engage a room full of recruiting targets in a rapid-fire Socratic dialogue, nudging them to admit that they were not living up to their own standards. As with the panhandler, he could be aggressive and confrontational. With probing, sometimes personal questions, he would pinpoint the source of pain in their lives, tearing down their egos just enough before dangling a carrot of hope that they could make things better.
On the stump, Obama makes a pitch for “common-sense, practical, non-ideological solutions.” And, although he’s anchored to a center-left worldview, he gives the impression of being above the ideological fray—a fresh face who is a generation removed from the polarizing turmoil of the 1960s. The mirror he holds up is invariably flattering—reflecting back a tolerant, forward-looking electorate ready to unite around his consensus-minded brand of politics
he fondly recalled organizing workshops where he learned the concept of “being predisposed to other people’s power.”
In the 13 years between Obama’s return to Chicago from law school and his Senate campaign, he was deeply involved with the city’s constellation of community- organizing groups. He wrote about the subject. He attended organizing seminars.
revered the tactics of the labor militants of the 1930s, and they became famous in the ‘60s for the political theater championed by Alinsky, illustrated most memorably by his threat of a “fart-in” at a Rochester, New York, opera house
His organization worked in black neighborhoods decimated by the shuttering of economic behemoths like U.S. Steel, agitating the unemployed to demand jobs and safer streets. But, for all the anger and poverty in these places, Kellman and his comrades couldn’t break through. Because he and his fellow organizers, Mike Kruglik and Gregory Galluzzo, were white (and two of the three were Jewish), the black pastors viewed them with suspicion and, in some cases, outright disdain. Kellman, who had paid what he considered a small fortune for the Times ad, desperately needed a young black man to give the group credibility.
seeing the world as it actually exists, rather than through the academic’s idealized prism. Charming and self-absorbed, Alinsky would entertain friends with stories—some true, many embellished—from his mob days for decades afterward. He was profane, outspoken, and narcissistic, always the center of attention despite his tweedy, academic look and thick, horn-rimmed glasses.
The first and most fundamental lesson Obama learned was to reassess his understanding of power. Horwitt says that, when Alinsky would ask new students why they wanted to organize, they would invariably respond with selfless bromides about wanting to help others. Alinsky would then scream back at them that there was a one-word answer: “You want to organize for power!”
The other fundamental lesson Obama was taught is Alinsky’s maxim that self-interest is the only principle around which to organize people. (Galluzzo’s manual goes so far as to advise trainees in block letters: “get rid of do-gooders in your church and your organization.”)
“The key to creating successful organizations was making sure people’s self-interest was met,” he told me, “and not just basing it on pie-in-the-sky idealism.
‘There ought to be some way for us to help you meet your self-interest while at the same time meeting the real interests and the needs of the community.’”
a first-class student of Alinsky’s method, Obama also saw its limits. It appealed to his head but not his heart. For instance, Alinsky relished baiting politicians or low-level bureaucrats into public meetings where they would be humiliated. Obama found these “accountability sessions” unsettling, even cruel. “Oftentimes, these elected officials didn’t have that much more power than the people they represented,” he told me.
he ran into the same roadblock as his trainers had. “Obama,” Galluzzo told me, “was constantly being harassed by people saying, ‘Oh, you work for that white person.’” On one occasion, he eagerly tried to make his pitch about joining DCP to a Reverend Smalls. Smalls wasn’t interested. “I think I remember some white man coming around talking about some developing something or other,” he told Obama. “Funny-looking guy. Jewish name.” His hostility only grew when Obama explained that Catholic priests were also involved. “Listen … what’s your name again? Obamba?” Smalls asked without waiting for an answer. “Listen, Obamba, you may mean well. I’m sure you do. But the last thing we need is to join upwith a bunch of white money and Catholic churches and Jewish organizers to solve our problems.” Obama left the meeting crestfallen.
Obama decided to take a second look at Wright’s church. Older pastors warned him that Trinity was for “Buppies”—black urban professionals—and didn’t have enough street cred. But Wright was a former Muslim and black nationalist who had studied at Howard and Chicago, and Trinity’s guiding principles—what the church calls the “Black Value System”—included a “Disavowal of the Pursuit of ‘Middleclassness.’”
The cross currents appealed to Obama. He came to believe that the church could not only compensate for the limitations of Alinsky-style organizing but could help answer the nagging identity problem he had come to Chicago to solve. “It was a powerful program, this cultural community,” he wrote, “one more pliant than simple nationalism, more sustaining than my own brand of organizing. “
The church also helped Obama develop politically. It provided him with new insights about getting people to act, or agitating, that his organizing pals didn’t always understand. “It’s true that the notion of self-interest was critical,” Obama told me. “But Alinsky understated the degree to which people’s hopes and dreams and their ideals and their values were just as important in organizing as people’s self-interest.”
But Alinsky understated the degree to which people’s hopes and dreams and their ideals and their values were just as important in organizing as people’s self-interest.” He continued, “Sometimes the tendency in community organizing of the sort done by Alinsky was to downplay the power of words and of ideas when in fact ideas and words are pretty powerful
Obama had already been applying Alinsky’s core concepts—rigorous analysis of an opponent’s strengths, a hardheaded understanding of self-interest as a fundamental organizing principle, a knack for agitating people to act, and a streetwise sense of when a raw show of power is necessary—to situations beyond the South Side
“He didn’t get to be president of Harvard Law Review because he was first in his class,” said Richard Epstein, a colleague of Obama’s at the University of Chicago Law School, where Obama later taught. “He got it because people on the other side believed he would give them a fair shake.”
Speaking of what he learned as an organizer, Obama himself told me,”I think that often times ordinary citizens are taught that decisions are made based on the public interest or grand principles, when, in fact, what really moves things is money and votes and power.”
particularly painful for him when his opponents picked at old wounds about his identity. Donne Trotter, another candidate and state Senate rival who resented Obama’s meteoric rise, told The Chicago Reader, “Barack is viewed in part to be the white man in blackface in our community.” But those accusations probably had more impact on Obama emotionally than they did on his poll numbers. A few months before the election, Rush’s son was shot and killed during a robbery, creating a wave of sympathy that carried him to victory.
after Trinity’s Afrocentrism—which had originally drawn Obama to the church in the 1980s—had become a sticky campaign issue, Obama called his old friend and told him it was probably best if the pastor didn’t speak, after all
being clear-eyed about power also means understanding its limits.
Q: DUMB (simple-minded) … DOGMATIC … DICTATORIAL … “ALIENATED” … ARROGANT … OBNOXIOUS … DIVISIVE … DELUSIONAL … DECEPTIVE … DISHONEST … DIABOLICAL … a “CON” …
a MISERABLE “MOOCH” … FUNDAMENTal-ist FREE-LOADER … ARROGANT … ALIENATING A##hole …
BUT I WILL LEAVE YOU OUT of THIS …
WHAT IS YOUR IMPRESSION of KARL MARX?
A: MARX is one of MY “HEROES” … Along with Saul ALINSKY … Che GUEVARA … MAO … POL POT … they were all “My Kind of Guy” …
UNDER MARX-ism … the SCUM RISES to the TOP …
I have a “soft spot in my heart” for “AGITATORS” and “agitation” in general … ESPOUSING MARX-ist MYTHOLOGY … that killed untold MILLIONS for “the cause” …
THROW in “DELUSIONS of GRANDEUR … MALIGNANT NARCISSISM …
MARX and MARX-ism JUST SEEMED LIKE a “CLEAR PLAN to LIFE SUCCESS”, JUST LIKE IT SEEMED to my DADDY … and MY CHILDHOOD HERO and MENTOR FRANK DAVIS … SO I “FOLLOWED MY (and my father’s) DREAMS … the WORLD’s NIGHTMARE … (equality in misery) …
Q: YOU WERE ELECTED AMERICAN PRESIDENT for TWO TERMS.
ANY IDEA of WHEN WILL YOU ASSUME YOUR RIGHT-FUL ROLE as “KING of the WORLD”?
A: I AM STILL RELATIVELY “YOUNG”. GIVE ME SOME “TIME”.
Q: YOU RECENTLY SIGNED a MULTI-MILLION DEAL with NETFLIX. After making millions as President, did you ever ASK YOURSELF … THAT AT SOME POINT YOUR HAVE MADE ENOUGH MONEY?
A: NO … shameless is part of being a good “con”, pathological liar and “demagogue” misleading and manipulating the masses.
Being “correct” is never having to say you are “wrong”.
Q: ANY GOOD IDEAS ON ANY FUTURE NET-FLIX “PROJECTS” ??? …
A: The role of a Fascist-Imperialist utopian leader promising duped masses of “inferiors” and “clingers” to forget their past freedom to be forced to build a “better world” through state-engineered government projects built as a symbol of his own vain glorious will to power appeals to me for some reason. But I’ll leave OBAMA-CARE out of this …
The idea of megalomaniac DEMOGOGUES manipulating the masses to build massive FAILED MONUMENTS to THEIR OWN insatiable EGOS that deceptively promise “heaven on earth” but in reality bring “hell” in a demonic desire to spread tyrannical dystopia all over earth seemed to resonate with me … too … brings our my “inner Marx-ist” …
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY “CAREER ADVICE” FOR “the NEXT GENERATION” of MARX-ist DEMAGOGUES LEADING US to a “ZERO” WORLD LEVEL-ed DOWN to LIVES of SLAVERY-SERFDOM in “EQUALity in MISERY? …
A: I DON’T THINK I NEED MUCH of a CAREER CHANGE at this point … I think being a RADICAL AGITATOR is plenty enough … for now …
I “CAME UP” as a community organizer. Next step is WORLD community organizer!
I’ve already been George Washington. A nice “warm-up act”.
Logically, “next up” is NAPOLEON ! EMPEROR of the WORLD !
For some reason, that whole ROAD to SERFDOM “thing” is appealing … that would allow me to go from “community” to “CAMP organizer”.
I always had a soft spot in my hearts for GULAGs … could/would they bring back the CZAR ???
a “side career” as an “entertainer”? … but they have already done “Hamilton” … and the end where he gets shot by a revolutionary “upstart” is all wrong to me …
maybe if someone does “STALIN – the MUSICAL … I would have to at least “think” about that one …
Maybe a “CLASSIC RE-MAKE” … do a “reverse Ronald Reagan” … “B” actor to President … go from “B” president to actor … “go out and win one for the O-Bammer” …
A “RE-MAKE” of “BRIDGE OVER the RIVER KWAI”? A plot line of “building Bridges” on the sacrifices of prisoner forced labor that is “payback” for British colonialism appeals to me …
… the “whole premise” on which “The Bridge” and its “progressive” POW leader really appeals to me. “If you like totalitarian tyranny you can build, spread and keep it” … maybe …
I’ll get my boy Bill Ayers to ghost-write some “treatments” or scripts and maybe we’ll see where they go … If anyone could get my acting career to “blow up” with an “underground” movie classic he could … along with his psychotic b#@ch wife … who knows? …
As a professorial “know it all” who likes to talk down to people who are my inferiors, the whole concept of “RE-EDUCATION” is appealing too.
The whole idea of re-making the world in my own malignant narcissist image has a certain “ring” to it.
Maybe a suitable “title” would be “COMMISSAR of the COSMOS” !!! Just something to think about. But who would “confer” this on me? Again, I might have to “go Napoleon” and crown myself.
A “re-make” of “Bridge Over the River Kwai”? A plot line of “building Bridges” on the sacrifices of prisoner forced labor that is “payback” for British colonialism appealed to the wanna-be “king of the world”, I mean former President of the United States.
I love the “whole premise” on which “The Bridge” built by slave labor and its “progressive” POW leader really appeals to me. “If you like totalitarian tyranny you can build, spread and keep it”…
Q: You seem the perfect political CHAMELEON … all things to all people … people can “project” their values onto you …
Were you BORN a “CON” OR did you “BECOME” one?
A: I can claim both HAWAII and CHICAGO as “home” … I guess you can say I am good at “SELLING EXTREMES”: both “REST” and “RACK-ETEERING” … LEISURE and LECHERY … VACATION and “VICTIM-ization” … DIVERSION and DESPAIR … DIVERSION and DIVISION … a “LIBERAL” LUAUs … I like COOK-OUTs and (smooth) CRIMINALITY …
I guess it’s “in my blood”. WHAT’s the “PROBLEM”?
NOT to sound arrogant, which I am extremely NARCISSISTic … I think I am up to three autobiographies of my life now … mostly about my presidency … not including when I get appointed “King of the World” as head of the United Nations …
but I am the LIVING EMBODIMENT of BOTH the “AMERICAN DREAM” and “MARXist NIGHTMARE” … so, it’s not about ME … ME … OR ME …
Q: “Cash for Clunkers” … “Shovel Ready Jobs” … “[bankrupt] Companies like Solyndra are the future” … “At some point you’ve made enough money” … “Spreading the money around is good for everybody” … “I’m the only thing standing between you and the pitchforks” … “You didn’t build that” …
DID YOU EVER THINK BEING an ECONOMIC ILL-iterate WOULD PREVENT YOU FROM BECOMING PRESIDENT?
A: Of course not. I am a “Chicago Con“. There is a “sucker born every minute”. I am the master human political chameleon. Forget that useless Nobel Peace Prize. I deserve an “OSCAR”.
Now that I’m “in” with Netflix, I can make a bunch of movies on my narcissism, after getting million$ for 2-3 narcissistic book autobiographies.
Just wait until I make the movie version of MY stupendous life … forget “Malcolm X” – wait for “OBAMA X” … that midget named “Spike” got famous for making shoe commercials for that guy name “Mike” … he will eventually hit the movie “triple crown” … Mike … Malcolm … finally … ME !!!
Q: RACISM is the “ORIGINAL SIN” of AMERICA. The “narrative” seems OBVIOUS.
EXCEPT for a “full-er” narrative of, “all men created equal”… Constitutional “Inalienable Rights” and “Civil Rights” spreading across the world … the Civil War and Reconstruction … the 13-14-15th Amendments … ending slavery in huge parts of the modern world … allowing Al Sharpton [& you?] to make a bunch of money as a “race baiter and racketeer” … etc.
HOW and WHY WOULD SUCH a “RACIST” COUNTRY ELECT YOU TWICE for PRESIDENT?
DID THEY ELECT “BARAK-“BARRY” the “WHITE MAN” raised in the “slums” of Hawaiian Prep Schools from a “white-guilt” ridden radical mother? …
and NOT ELECT “OBAMA” the Black Man born in Kenya from a drunk, Marx-ist suffering from “black colonial victimization” … except from the “other colonial blacks” in Kenya who victimized him?
A:”I’ll take ‘ALINSKY’s RULES for RADICALS” for $500, Alex” … what? … the “daily double” … I’ll bet $1000 of money I don’t have but can “earn” later at a Chicago lunch counter in a “classic” switch the bill scam”
Q: Did it ever occur to you that a FOREIGN POLICY of AIDING, ABETTING and APPEASING FOREIGN ENEMIES and “BACK-STABBING and UNDERMINING OUR “ALLIES” might be a bad idea and lead to disastrous FOREIGN POLICY results?
A: I am “PLEADING the FIFTH on that “question”, due to my planned vacation of Iran next fall and my plan to buy land in Israelafter they are nuked so I can help them with “fundamental transformation” and build my “dream” summer home on the beaches of Gaza, right next to those Palestinian “time shares” I invested in on God’s ‘Promised Land’.
Q: You had a “clean” record as president WITH NO CORRUPTION, with the “MINOR” EXCEPTIONS of IRS abuse, harassing the “Tea Party”, surreptitious arms deals killing ICE agents, persecuting journalists, lack of transparency, dubious and arbitrary use of “executive privilege”, spying on and undermining political enemies, including a sitting President.
Hypocritically “crying oppression” as you oppress your perceived “enemy”.
People might get the “wrong impression” that you are basically an overblown Chicago “con man”, community “organizer” and communist agitator way above his “pay grade” …
Do you think there is such thing as a “CULT of PERSONALITY”?
And if so, how have you “prospered” from being a “victim” of it?
Please give us a non-sensical, self-serving answer of Orwell-ian double-speak as a master “demagogue” misleading and manipulating any situation to enhance your personal power and political agenda …
By the way, do you consider yourself a “LEGEND in YOUR OWN MIND”?
A: I DO, BUT don’t let that bi*** Michelle in on “the secret”.
Being a human “chameleon” has it’s benefits. Being the perfect “metro-sexual” leader has sits “perks”.
As a “man”, I would hope you would hold back your natural subversive tendencies at “exposing” my hypocrisy and hubris, so please leave this “brotha” alone. “Happy wife, happy life”.
Thanks … jack a##.