Saturday, April 28, 2012
The Love Song of Saul Alinsky
The Love Song of Saul Alinsky The relentless pursuit of the truth - www.cinopsbegoneblogspot.com - Saturday, Apr. 29/12 “In Memory of the Patriot Andrew Breitbart” http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/04/obama-alinsky-love-song Prior to his death, Andrew Breitbart said that the mission of the Breitbart empire was to exemplify the free and fearless press that our Constitution protects - but which, increasingly, the mainstream media denies us. … first and foremost: Andrew pledged to vet President Barack H. Obama… he wanted to show that the media had failed in its most basic duty: to uncover the truth, and hold those in power accountable, regardless of party. In 1998, a small Chicago theater company staged a play titled “The Love Song of Saul Alinsky, dedicated to the life and politics of the radical community organizer whose methods Obama had practiced and taught on Chicago’s South Side. So, what’s in the play? It truly is a love song to Alinsky. In the first few minutes of the play, Alinsky plays Moses - yes, the Biblical Moses - talking to God. The play glorifies Alinsky stealing food from restaurants and organizing others to do the same, explaining, “I saw it as a practical use of social ecology; you had members of the intellectual community, the hope of the future, eating regularly for six months, staying alive till they could make their contributions to society.” In an introspective moment, Alinsky rips America: “My country … ‘tis of Whitehall/ And justice up a tree … How much can you sell/What’s in it for me.: He grins about manipulating the Christian community to back his programs. He talks in glowing terms about engaging in Chicago Politics with former Mayor Kelly. He rips the McCarthy committee, mocking, “Everyone was there, when you think Back - Cotton Mather, Hester Prynn, Anne Hutchinson, Tom Paine, Tom Jefferson … Brandeis, Homes … Gene Debs and the socialists … Huey Long … Imperial Wizards of all stripes … Father Coughlin and his money machine … Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd … and a kicking chorus of sterilized reactionaries singing O Come, All Ye Faithful…” And Alinsky talks about being the first occupier - shutting down the O’Hare Airport by occupying all the toilet stalls, using chewing gum to “tie up the city, stop all traffic, and shopping, in the Loop, and let everyone at City Hall know attention must be paid, and maybe we should talk about it.” As Alinsky says, “Students of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your juicy fruit.” The play finishes with Alinsky announcing he’d rather go to Hell than Heaven. Why? “More comfortable there. You see all my life I’ve been with the Have-Nots: here you’re a Have-Not if you’re short of money, there you’re a Have-Not if you’re short of virtue. I’d be asking more questions, organizing them. They’re my kind of people- Hell would be Heaven to me.” That’s The Love Song of Saul Alinsky. It’s radical leftist stuff, and it revels in its radical leftism… This was also the period just before Barack Obama served with Bill Ayers, from 1999 through 2002 on the board of the Woods Foundation. They gave capital to support the Midwest Academy, a leftist training institute steeped in the doctrines of - you guessed it! - Saul Alinsky, and whose alumni now dominate the Obama administration & its top political allies in & out of Congress. George H. Kubeck - What more is there to say or think?