By Richard Larsen
Saul Alinsky would be proud of what one of his disciples is doing to transform America. Alinsky, youâ€™ll recall, is widely considered the founder of â€œcommunity organizing.â€ He maintained that the way to facilitate â€œchange,â€ was by â€œcapturing the culture and turning it inside out as the most effective means of overturning western society.â€ He advocated â€œa Marxist revolution achieved by slow, incremental, Machiavellian means which turned society inside out. This had to be done through systematic deception, winning the trust of the naively idealistic middle class by using the language of morality to conceal an agenda designed to destroy it. And the way to do this was through peoples organizations.â€
John Perazzo of FrontPage, in his insightful examination of the Alinsky methodology, said last year, â€œIn the Alinsky model, â€˜organizingâ€™ is a euphemism for â€˜revolutionâ€™ — a wholesale revolution whose ultimate objective is the systematic acquisition of power by a purportedly oppressed segment of the population, and the radical transformation of America’s social and economic structure.â€
One of Alinskyâ€™s key strategies was to specifically identify and name â€œenemies;â€ those who stand in the way of â€œchange.â€ As he said in his book, â€œRules for Radicals,â€ â€œPick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.â€ Well, his disciple in the White House who studied Alinskyâ€™s methodology and trained others with it, has put a face on the perceived enemy. And not surprisingly, it isnâ€™t Islamo-fascist terrorists. Itâ€™s people like you and I!
In an Agency Assessment from Obamaâ€™s Department of Homeland Security, titled â€œRightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,â€ the â€œenemyâ€ to Obamaâ€™s transformation agenda is identified. According to the document which has the phrase, â€œFor Official Use Onlyâ€ on every page, the issues that motivate his enemies of the state, as identified in the communiquÃ© are opposition to gun control, government infringement on civil liberties, abortion, hate crime legislation, anti-illegal immigration, and opposition to same-sex marriage. In a footnote, the document states, â€œ[Rightwing extremism] may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.â€ In other words, everyone who is not a left-wing radical is now officially an enemy to the Obama Administration and accused of being a potential domestic terrorist! By their own admission, however, they have no evidence of potential threats, so the assessment is nothing but a political hatchet-job against those who donâ€™t agree with them.
If that alone is not sufficiently disturbing to you, the most insidious portions of the report single out veterans who have served our nation bravely and proudly in combating those who seek our destruction. Veterans could be â€œrecruitedâ€ to join â€œright-wing radical groupsâ€ and become â€œlone wolvesâ€ in attacks on the nation.
And for those of you who think your Second Amendment right to own guns is sacred, youâ€™d better be sitting down for this one. The document states, â€œProposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bans likely would attract new members into the ranks of rightwing extremist groups, as well as potentially spur some of them to begin planning and training for violence against the government.â€ Did you note that wording? â€œProposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bansâ€¦â€ In case you doubted Obamaâ€™s intentions toward the Second Amendment, it should be clear to you now.
Will this lead to curtailed free speech? Officially, perhaps not. But it canâ€™t help but stifle it if everyone thinks theyâ€™re going to show up on a â€œdomestic terrorist watch listâ€ for speaking out against abortion, illegal immigration (which according to Janet Napolitano, DHS Secretary, is no longer a crime!), homosexual marriage, or in favor of gun ownership. What they have done is essentially criminalized all conservatives, for those tenets are fundamental. Nixon reportedly maintained an â€œenemies list,â€ which made the media and the left apoplectic. Essentially Obama has made public his list, and it was painted with a broad brush inclusive of everyone who doesnâ€™t agree with him.
A notice was sent out in February by the FBI and DHS with essentially the same warnings. It went out to national, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
Now, for those of you who think this is no big deal, imagine if George Bushâ€™s DHS had issued a similar warning about those who protest the Iraq War, were in favor of abortion, illegal-immigration, or same-sex marriage. If Bush had done this against those who opposed him, youâ€™d be crying for impeachment. This is not just un-American, itâ€™s unconstitutional, and threatens free speech for all.
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