The Art of Miscommunication
The bible tells us that the heart of man is sinful. Over the course of time we have seen deceit, misrepresentation and miscommunication in many of its forms. There have been greed, jealousy and lust resulting in murder, with jealousy being a powerful motivator.
Sending our children off to public and private school we encourage them to take advantage of the educational process and in many cases they have an opportunity to engage in debate classes that teach, reinforce and strengthen their reasoning ability as they take a particular argument to a logical conclusion.
We have sent our men and women to college and universities to study the customs, traditions and law of the land as stated in the Constitution of the United States. Upon graduation they carry a certificate declaring them attorneys and after passing a state bar exam we refer to them as lawyers, licensed to practice law in their particular state. A necessary and often unseen byproduct of obtaining a law degree is becoming proficient in the usage of the art of miscommunication.
As is often the nature of representing clients and debating in open court a number of legal scholars become local public defenders or state prosecutors. The goal is to insure an adequate defense and to bring about justice under our nation’s legal system.
There has been an undercurrent of radicals in our society which take lying to extreme levels with ideologies that threaten the very nature of our existence as a self-governing nation. In our God-fearing society we call that it evil.
I have a habit of referring to gangster behavior as “Chicago Politics” because of Al Capone and other notorious gangster types of yesteryear. What I’m finding out is that is closer to the truth than even I imagined.
Much of what we see happening today began at a time in the 1960’s when I was overseas in the military and missed out on the “fun” of growing up “rebel”. This was a time when Hillary Rodham was an undergrad student at Wellesley in 1969 and idolized a self-proclaimed radical named Saul Alinsky who referred to himself as an anti-anti-communist. In fact he called himself a “community organizer” and began his organizing in Chicago and California until his death in 1972.
Hillary Rodham wrote her senior thesis, “There Is Only the Fight: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model” singling out Alinsky’s most important contribution to the radical cause, his embrace of political nihilism (a total rejection of politically established laws and institutions). She was offered a job at Alinsky’s new training institute in Chicago, but opted to go to Yale Law School where she met her husband and future president, Bill Clinton. In 2007 the Washington Post reported that as first lady she kept her connections and gave Alinsky’s army support by endorsing the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) the Alinsky group that offered her a job in 1968.
By the time of the 2008 presidential election, then Senator Barack Obama eclipsed then Senator Hillary Clinton to win the election with a campaign “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Over the next 8 years Obama began implementing the teachings of Alinsky into government with the hidden agenda of overwhelming the system and resources to cause the collapse of our economy by system overload.
They say hindsight is 2020 and it’s easy to see how Hillary had positioned herself to become the radical change Alinsky sought to bring about, however she did not have the experience of community organizing, in spite of her book “It takes a Village”. Change was coming, just not how she expected.
Alinsky’s goal had been to mobilize the poor and oppressed as a battering ram to bring down the system and although he was dead, this goal was about to be realized by one of his avid disciples an extraordinary community organizer and teacher of Alinsky principles who worked his way up in the Alinsky organization named Barack Obama. From school reform to hazardous waste cleanup Obama’s solution to every problem on South Side Chicago could be solved by the redistribution of government funds.
The world saw the possibilities Barack Obama could become even awarding him the Nobel Peace Prize, while he silently moved forward with resolve to consolidate power taking it from the Haves and giving it to the Have-nots while bringing fundamental change to our way of life.
According to Alinsky, the issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution. Organizing a power base without naming the end game would enable Alinsky radicals to destroy the existing society and its economic system. Refusing to commit to principles or identify goals allows the building of a coalition of various elements on the left while the means justify the ends.
In Hillary’s thesis democracy as understood by the American founders is not “the most radical of all political faiths” or, if it is, they regarded it as dangerous enough to put checks and balances in its way to restrain it.
The real art of miscommunication is saying anything, being anyone, doing anything necessary to build a power base, to accumulate power and bring down society and its economic system. An Alinsky radical is not a reformer of the system but is would-be destroyer. The radical is building his own kingdom, which is his kingdom of heaven on earth. Radicals don’t compare America to other societies, but to a kingdom of social justice and freedom where America is seen as hell. There is no goodness that trumps the dream of a heaven on earth. Because America is a real society, managed by real people it will never be equal, liberal or democratic enough for their unhappiness here. Alinsky liberals call themselves at different times Communists, socialists, new leftists, liberals, social justice activists and most consistently progressives.
Radical hubris: “We can create a new world. Through our political power we can make a new race of men and women who will live in harmony and peace and according to the principles of social justice. We can be as gods.”
Don’t forget the first kingdom radicals “won” according to Alinsky – was hell. From Lucifer – the father of lies we get the Art of Miscommunication – on steroids! – I am the Real Truckmaster!