Before even beginning we need to define what is racism?
At Wordnik from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
n. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others
n. Discrimination or prejudice based on race
n. The belief that each race has distinct and intrinsic attributes
What we see going on in America is at best reverse racism where a group of people (red, white, black and brown) fuel the fires of racism against anyone and everyone they CHOOSE or who disagrees with them for political purposes.
Maybe we should just call that political racism?
You are politically opposed to my political views therefore you are racist!
So let’s discuss the definition of racism.
The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability
Is it racist to believe that human character or ability is determined by race when you see exceptional athletes of a particular race or ethnic group?
Is it a myth that white men can’t jump or blacks got rhythm? Or is that stereotyping people based on a preconceived notion or perception? Unless it is applied to a particular person based on observance it then becomes simply a lie. Lying about someone is nothing more than gossip.
The belief that a particular race is superior to others
We are created equal by one God, with the same abilities, gifts and talents. What we do with those abilities, gifts and talents determine our character and how we interact with others. There is no superior race, just as there is no inferior race. There are people who use race to control others for their own personal and/or financial gain. We are told to treat others as we wish others to treat us. We are also told to place the welfare of others before our own.
We have all sinned. We all will NOT go to heaven unless we recognize Jesus as the son of God, who died and rose again for our sin, then we must confess our sin, ask God for forgiveness, turn from our wicked ways and seek God with our whole heart, mind, and soul.
Discrimination or prejudice based on race
Declaring Black Lives Matter or White Privilege or any other race or ethnicity is by its very nature racist. Requiring special privileges because of race is racial prejudice.
The belief that each race has distinct and intrinsic attributes
Believing that only blacks have the ability to run fast or play ball better or have rhythm would be silly and stupidly ignorant.
Just as believing that whites have special privilege because they are white. Ignorance knows no racial barrier.
Racial stereotyping can occur when a family of another racial or ethnic background moves into the neighborhood, because they are different doesn’t mean they are better or worse than you or me.
People become fearful when they don’t understand a person who speaks a different language.
People become jealous when they see foreign born people owning a business, a new house, a new car or new clothes.
People become friends when they reach out to help each other.
Knowledge is power and all too often racism is talking and acting out of fear and/or ignorance so educate yourself about other people and listen to their struggles. You’ll be better for it.
Do something about racism, stop talking about it and actually do something, stand up to the racial bully and intervene when it’s within your power to do so. Don’t just talk about it!
Before you start casting wild and frivolous accusations, know that I grew up among migrant workers of various ethnic backgrounds. I married into another racial group. I’ve raised my children in the nomadic lifestyle of military families to be open minded to other racial groups without becoming racist. I’ve sought to teach my grandchildren about their racial heritages and cultures by taking them to the homes of their ancestors.
I’ve been threatened, assaulted and called many things by many people and during trip to bury a good friend in Georgia and while discussing my family with a black man he complemented me by saying “you’re one of them good white people.” Where I come from we would have simply said “you’re one of the good guys.” Yet I’ve been called worse. – I’m the Real Truckmaster!
One of the best quotes in recent weeks was made by President Trump’s daughter Ivanka during the festivities of his RNC acceptance speech. She said, “Washington hasn’t changed Donald Trump, Donald Trump has changed Washington.” Whether you love or hate him that sums up precisely how one man can make a difference.
In 2017 Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi summed it up nicely when he told President Trump that “you have a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible.”
Supporters of the president love him because he says what he means and means what he says. He speaks from the heart and is a very compassionate man when he sees someone hurting or in need. It’s not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
Never-Trumpers hate him because they’ve been conditioned to hate over the airwaves, media, television and internet. Mention or see the name Trump is a trigger to hate.
They hate his Build the Wall slogan, which was more than a slogan, but a necessity to secure the US Southern border with Mexico to prevent unlawful entry, drugs and human trafficking. In 3 ½ years more than 300 miles of border wall has been completed and construction will be completed in 2021.
They hate his America First slogan which they call racist and xenophobic. “As president I will always put what is best for America and what is best for the American people.” – DJT.
They hate his Make America Great Again slogan and say America was never great. They do not recognize the historical value Americans have made in helping fight oppression and for freedom of people around the world over the years.
They hate his smile because to them it is one of deceit, like they do for each other.
They hate his words because he doesn’t coddle to them or mince words.
They hate his arrogance and tenacity because he doesn’t quit, especially when they tell him he can’t win.
They hate his love of God because they don’t have that kind of love in their life.
They hate it when he acts with authority because he doesn’t ask them for permission.
They call him a coward, because of what they see when they look in the mirror. Have you ever seen a coward stand toe-to-toe with the enemy and not back down as they attack him non-stop and repeatedly for four years? A coward would have thrown in the towel long ago.
They call him a draft dodger because he didn’t serve in the military during the Vietnam War. He obtained student deferments and a medical disqualification that prevented him from serving. He did not do as Bill Clinton, who ran to England instead of reporting for active duty as ordered. He did not do as John Kerry who served in Vietnam then came home and actively demonstrated against the war.
Trump is an American patriot who believes in American greatness and ability to overcome adversity and has a vision for America’s future.
Trump is a street fighter, a counter-puncher who doesn’t run from a fight, but dishes it right back to them.
Trump is a very successful businessman who knows that it takes to turn a recession around.
Trump is a tactician who came into office with a tactical advantage. He knew the enemy, yet they didn’t know him. “It’s a very imperfect world, and you can’t always choose your friends. That’s life. But you can never fail to recognize your enemies.” – DJT.
Trump is not afraid to take calculated risks where others have failed. “I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace, than to risk peace in pursuit of politics. As president I will always put what is best for America and what is best for the American people.” – DJT. His efforts have paid off with dividends as Israel and the UAE have agreed to sign a peace accord in the Middle East earning him a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Trump is an innovator who began combatting the Sars-CoV-2 (China Virus) immediately by restricting travel from China and soon other countries in Europe; Mobilizing private industry and government resources to produce personal protective equipment, mobilizing and adapting medical facilities to treat COVID patients; and work with congress on stimulus payments for workers and companies affected by the nationwide shutdown to flatten the curve.
“Remember this, nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy. Following your convictions means you must be willing to face criticism from those who lack the same courage to do what is right. And they know what is right, but they don’t have the courage or the guts or the stamina to take it and to do it. It’s called the road less traveled.” – DJT.
“God definitely works in mysterious ways, but many times it’s pretty obvious. This is one of those times. It’s not happenstance that Donald Trump became president.” – The Faith of Donald J. Trump.
Trump is not a typical politician who is in it for personal gain. He has worked tirelessly for the past 4 years without pay, donating his quarterly salary to various government agencies for specific purposes. Name one other president who has done that? Go ahead I’ll wait!
“Young Americans should be taught to love our country, honor our anthem, and proudly recite the Pledge of Allegiance.” – DJT.
Trump is far from perfect, but he is perfect for the presidency at this time in our nation’s history. I wouldn’t be surprised if after 8 years in office he doesn’t write “The Art of the Presidency – by Donald J. Trump” to tell all about what it was like working with politicians who figuratively stabbed him in the back while he kept his promises to the American people. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
Give Johnny a new ball, turn him loose into the neighborhood and you’ve got a future democratic politician. It doesn’t matter what kind of ball, he has to strut it out so other kids see it. They’ll come running over to play with him and the new ball. It won’t be long, before everyone’s happily playing with Johnny and his new ball. Then a quarrel breaks out and Johnny grabs his new ball and leaves.
In the military we see that often when someone becomes an acting-sergeant. They are one of the guys in the squad and doing a fairly good job. There is a vacancy in the platoon or elsewhere in the company. The first sergeant calls him in and strokes his ego with an opportunity to step up and become a leader. After promoting him (although it is a temporary promotion) Sergeant Johnny goes back to his squad wearing his new rank. He then begins telling everyone what to do because he’s a sergeant and they’re not. It even happens after a normal promotion. In the military it’s called “pulling rank” and it can disrupt the unity and camaraderie in the unit. Often the new sergeant is transferred into a different squad or platoon upon being promoted.
It happens quite often in politics when someone runs for an elected office. They campaign on being one of the people and know their struggle. They make a promise to fix that struggle and life will be better because they keep their word. They beat their opponent with enough votes to win the elected office. After being sworn in they must demonstrate their resolve in addressing the struggles and issues they campaigned on. Sometimes it becomes a demonstration of their authority by doing something totally out of the norm that bonds them with the people.
It could be something as simple as stopping a business from ripping off customers or mistreating employees or failing to pay taxes. It could be abolishing unnecessary rules or regulations that restrict or inhibit growth in the community. It could even be publicly praising a first responder who rescued a child after becoming trapped in a hole. These are feel good moments bringing entire communities together. The taste of power affects people differently and in many ways. Because people are not isolated islands in the sea of humanity affecting one has a ripple effect on many others. Outside circumstances can cause normal people to react abnormally during and immediately after an election cycle.
We’ve experienced abnormal reactions to what should have been normal actions after the 2016 presidential election. Many campaign promises were made and everyone knows that all too often those promises are hardly ever kept.
After being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump began following through on his campaign promises to build the wall along our Southern border with Mexico; Drain the swamp of unsavory characters and fight corruption in government agencies; reduce restrictive government regulations at an alarming rate; introduce tariffs as a means of regulating fair trade practices with the international community; begin building up our depleted military and lowering taxes to stimulate production on US soil and bring larger paychecks to American workers, these and more to make America great again. During this fight against the COVID-19 virus he mobilized private industries and government like never before, since World War II to produce personal protective equipment and find a viral solution.
Members of Congress began immediately to resist his actions because he wasn’t a politician, like them. After all these problems were not new to Washington politicians, many have spent their entire adult life in Washington politics supposedly dealing with these same problems, unsuccessfully I might add. It’s not because they were unable to solve many of those problems as these same politicians have campaigned on the VERY SAME ISSUES or maybe they just didn’t know how or where to begin? Their actions and reactions were to someone who had been promoted and they needed to show him who was really running the show and it was not him. Maybe they just wanted him to take his ball and go back home so as not to disrupt their power.
It has become evident that politicians don’t think alike when it comes to problem solving. Let’s look at what is dominating the news today – police brutality against blacks in America. The perception is many blacks die during arrests or in police custody.
The reality is many blacks are killed by other blacks for no reason at all. Quite often police are called and because nobody wants to be a snitch, little to no cooperation is given to the police. When few details are given a call goes out to BOLO (Be-on-the-lookout) for – a young black male. Then when someone matching that vague description is stopped for questioning or suspected of breaking a law, the innocent young black male who resists or fails to follow the lawful orders of the police is shot and killed while in the act of pulling a knife or gun on the police. Without waiting for an investigation, public outcry turns into mob violence resulting in more people being injured or killed.
Strong leaders will stand firm and denounce violent and unlawful acts for what they are and instruct law enforcement to enforce the law. We have seen weak leaders cower to the anarchist’s demands in hopes it will just go away but it won’t. Unrestrained violence increases and the anarchists turn on elected officials and law enforcement irrupting into rioting, looting and the killing of innocent bystanders and more violence. Strong leaders will not let that happen.
Democratic mayors and governors have a responsibility to protect ALL the people in their jurisdiction. They are the elected leader of the community and it is their experience and judgement that affect everyone. Inexperience and bad-judgement negatively affect everyone.
At the local level Democratic politicians call for the immediate firing and arrest and the officer being charged with murder. Local community leaders often hold a town hall meeting to discuss ways to deal with this situation. Quite often better training of police is recommended. What is rarely suggested is better parenting where respect and accountability are taught in the home. Maybe town hall meetings would be more effective if citizens would be required to submit written questions and suggestions to improve life in the community, including proposed training techniques instead of calling for defunding and even abolishing the police?
When a police officer discharges his firearm or non-lethal weapon (Taser) there is an automatic investigation. When found to be justified and no violation of police protocol the officer is returned to duty. When there is no police presence to deter crime there becomes a vacuum that is filled with mob violence and anarchy. American’s deserve better policing, better representation and better discussions when it comes to safe, livable communities. I don’t have all the answers, but working together we can and should do much better for every family. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
On the eve of 9/11 we are reminded that the face of evil comes in many forms. In 2001 evil became airborne and our country changed forever. Watching the twin towers fall steeled our resolve and Americans came together in the War on Terror. It was a time when George W. Bush said either you stand with us or against us. Our troops went into Southwest Asia with a vengeance. In 2012 evil sieged the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya and Barack Obama said stand down its only backlash of a video and four American’s died. In 2020 evil is surging our nation being egged on by politicians and dominating every newscast as America prepares to vote on November 3rd.
One needs to only look in the mirror and see the reflection of evil where fear has taken root.
The bible tells us that God has not told us to surrender to fear because he has greater things in store for us.
2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
What do you hear on the radio or see on television, social media and the internet, images of suffering pain and agony and despair? I see a world without God. I have a simply solution, turn it off and work on building your relationship with the creator God. There is nothing at surprises God and everything brings honor and glory to him.
Ephesians 6:12, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
We are told this is an ageless struggle between good and evil, but nothing could be further from the truth. The battle has already been won. Jesus has overcome the world. We see hard times ahead and at time the forecast looks bleak, but rest assured that God is in control. What we see happening was foretold in scripture and must come to pass.
When you find yourself in difficult situations do you plead with God to take them from you or do you ask him to walk with you through the difficult times? The constant in life is change. Often it is a change in our attitude that makes the real difference.
What could ever be harder than trying to walk through life without God?
Spending eternity without God!
The time is now; today; this Hour. Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Have you asked him to forgive your sin? Have you asked him to come into your heart and cleanse you from sin, from all unrighteousness? You can know that you know your sins are forgiven?
A Sinner’s Prayer
“Jesus, I recognize that I am a sinful man. I need you. I believe that you are the Son of the Living God who lived and died on the cross at Calvary and rose on the third day for my sin. Will you forgive me from my sin? I ask you to cleanse me from all unrighteousness and make me whole. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!
It’s that easy. If you said that prayer (or a similar one) from your heart you have been saved. You must turn away from the sinful life you once lived and ask God to guide you to a body of believers who can encourage and strengthen you to become a disciple of Jesus.
Know that he will never leave you, nor forsake you. He will guide your steps and watch over you. Life will still be hard, maybe even harder, but know that God is right beside you every step of the way. There may be times when you don’t see, or feel him. There will be times when he is carrying you through difficult circumstances. God never fails. God will never walk away from you. God Loves You! – I am the Real Truckmaster!
Here we go again. I understand the devotion and patriotism of Veterans who feel slighted by this obvious fake story published by The Atlantic. It’s too bad that what seems to surface in one form or another before an important election (midterm and presidential).
The Atlantic’s fake news article apparently used statements taken out of John Bolton’s recently released book. That alone should make a clear statement as the tell-all book referenced events and statements that were outright lies. This causes veterans and their family members to become “butt hurt” over what someone told someone else what the president said. I’m not minimizing their heartfelt response but in this case they are wrong on virtually every point about the president.
President Trump does not have utter contempt for our military and he has not disrespected our military or our veterans. He proves every day how he feels and thinks about our military and our veterans.
During the 2015 campaign Trump was asked questions in response to something John McCain may have said about him. Trump comments about how he felt about John McCain that led to all this fervor. It wasn’t so much an attack, but that the media made it look like one. Everyone has an opinion and Trump voiced his.
“He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” “If somebody’s a prisoner, I consider them a war hero.” “I think John McCain’s done very little for the veterans. I’m very disappointed in John McCain.” “yet another all talk, no action politician who spends too much time on television and not enough time doing his job.”
In October 2017 McCain attacked by saying, “One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never, ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest income level of America, and the highest income level found a doctor that would say they had a bone spur. That is wrong. That is wrong. If we are going to ask every American to serve, every American should serve.”
McCain made his comments about Trump and his administration on an official visit to Germany in 2017 McCain while representing the US at a NATO conference by insinuating the resignation of Michael Flynn because he was tied to his Russian contacts and saying the president couldn’t separate truth from lies.
So Trump isn’t entitled to express his opinion, yet a sitting Senator can disparage the sitting president?
There are many times when McCain went on to attack Trump, even failed presidential candidates of the past from both sides of the political isle have done so but nobody remembers them do they? We see a lot of that by members of congress on the floor, with the media and in public.
If Trump was truly selfish as you say, he would still be in Trump Tower raking in money and patting himself on the back for not putting himself through the trials and troubles as president.
If Trump was the coward you say, he would have quit at the first sign of resistance, but he has not.
If Trump were disloyal as you say, he would not be the only elected President to stand up against the violence enveloping our country today. Do you see Carter, Clinton, Bush or Obama speaking out against Antifa or BLM? I haven’t either.
What I can say is this is part of the orchestrated attack on America, and on the presidency of Donald Trump. It falls in line with the Rules for Radicals (Revolution) outlined in the Saul Alinsky playbook.
We have slightly more than 50 days until the election and I urge every citizen to get out and vote. Keep in mind our political system has been corrupted for so long that it seems common place for politicians to lie, cheat and steal so long as they smile and do it nicely. Voting for self-serving politicians who have made public service into a career choice should end now. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
Almost from the start there have been forces working to tear us under. We have undergone inner conflict before, during and after the War of Independence. After the secret deliberations of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, anxious citizens wondered wanted to know the result.
Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
With no hesitation, Franklin replied, “A Republic if you can keep it.”
In the interim we have weathered storms on our homeland and abroad. The French and Indian War, The War of 1812, The Civil War and wars with Mexico have tested our meddle and we have stood the test. Our reluctance to enter world wars caused great controversy among our people all the while we suffered economic downfall, famine and pestilence as well as mob violence on the streets of America.
In the 1930s a little known sociologist, Saul Alinsky, in Chicago became professionally involved with Al Capone’s criminal gang and became close to enforcer Frank Nitti. Knowing that criminals were dangerous, Alinsky blamed the capitalistic social environment of private property and individual rights for creating them.
Alinsky was not a communist, but had a single principle to take power from those who have it and give it to those who don’t. It was the classic redistribution of power and Alinsky was a political nihilist who believed in waging a destructive assault on the established order in the name of the people. This created power for the political elite who felt good about themselves in the process. In 1940 Alinsky had created a number of organizations in the Chicago area. One of these organizations was the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF).
Infiltrating the institutions of American society and government in the 1960s became Alinsky’s modus operandi. Alinsky organizers insinuated themselves into Johnson’s poverty programs, directing federal funds into their own organizations and causes. Alinsky had connections to Cesar Chavez’s United Farmworkers Union, having trained and worked for Alinsky for ten years. After the death of Martin Luther King Jr activists in Rochester, New York called upon Alinsky to pressure Eastman-Kodak to hire more blacks, and a form of racial extortion became a standard of the civil rights movement under the leadership of Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton.
Fast forward to 1986 when 23 year old college graduate Barack Obama became an adept practitioner of Alinsky’s methods in Chicago and was hired by the Alinsky team to organize residents on the South Side. This young man became a very effective community organizer. Soon he became director of the Developing Communities Project and spent 3 years on initiatives ranging from job training, school reform to hazardous waste cleanup and later began teaching IAF “power” workshops.
In 1996 Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate and served until 2004, then was elected to the US Senate where he served until being elected President in 2008. How could a “rising star” rise so quickly? Alinsky organized gathering a power base. He did so by using factions of various groups without telling them his ultimate end game. They became henchmen or “useful idiots” until he no longer needed them. Obama fine-tuned this process into a community organizing art form that ultimately landed him in the White House where he continued gathering his political power base and turned various government agencies (IRS, CIA, FBI & DOJ) into weapons against average American citizens and political enemies.
Let us go back to the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) which today boasts of being the largest and longest-standing network of local faith and community-based organizations.
The work of the Industrial Areas Foundation flows directly from a commitment to the values embodied in our Abrahamic religious traditions and our democratic political traditions. From these roots, IAF nurtures the growth of varied organizations and relationships that equip families and communities to participate with power in the public decisions that impact their lives.
The measure of IAF’s success is the extent to which its organizations contribute to human flourishing in communities where human development is often devalued and human dignity trampled. These successes, when they occur, take the form of imaginative responses to seemingly intractable problems, new relationships overcoming racial, religious and socio-economic divisions and immediate, concrete victories that change communities for the better and inspire hope in the future.
IAF invests heavily in the identification, training and connecting of leaders whose capacities and skills may be further developed with careful mentoring and challenge.
The Industrial Areas Foundation was established in 1940 by Saul David Alinsky and a Board of Directors that included business man Marshal Field, Roman Catholic Bishop Sheil and Kathryn Lewis, daughter of John L Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers. The mission of the new endeavor was to build from Alinsky’s experience developing the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council into other communities in the greater Chicago area and beyond.
The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council was the first “community organization” in the nation and a groundbreaking venture that brought ordinary families a voice in the decisions impacting their lives. As a social entrepreneur Alinsky managed to bridge divisions of ethnicity, religion and political philosophy in the interest of community improvement. As a consequence, BYNC achieved a level of power, local accountability and impact unheard of in Metropolitan Chicago of that time.
The Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) has organized across the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Let us look at where the IAF is in the US:
Arizona – Phoenix, Sedona, Tucson & Yuma
California – Los Angeles, Pomona, Sacramento, San Francisco, Vallejo & Watsonville
Maryland – Baltimore, Columbia, Edgewater & Silver Spring
Mississippi – Jackson
Nebraska – Omaha
Nevada – Las Vegas
New Mexico – Albuquerque
New Jersey – Jersey City
New York – Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens & Westchester
North Carolina – Chapel Hill & Durham
Ohio – Cleveland & Dayton
Oklahoma – Oklahoma City & Tulsa
Oregon – Portland
Texas – Austin, Dallas, Del Rio, El Paso, Houston, Rio Grande Valley of Texas, San Antonio, West Texas, Lubbock & San Angelo
Virginia – Arlington
Washington – Seattle & Spokane
Wisconsin – Madison & Milwaukee
IAF’s International Locations
Australia – Sydney
Canada – Edmonton & Vancouver
Germany – Berlin
United Kingdom – London
AND the Interfaith Education Fund
For quite some time the US has experienced leftist initiated violence in cities across the country and it is no coincidence that Antifa, BLM and other hate groups are “acting out” in many of the cities and states listed above.
Where did Antifa begin? Portland?
Where did BLM begin? Seattle & Vancouver Canada
Where did the neo-Nazis begin to raise their ugly head? Germany – Berlin?
Where are the currently active hotspots? Look above and pick any number of locations.
I find it interesting that a sitting president would begin sabotaging his predecessor while smiling to his face and wishing him well (President Obama to President-Elect Trump – 2016).
I also find it hard to believe that someone who worked as hard as a community organizer, assembling his political power base and financing while in congress and as president would suddenly after leaving elected office just turn off his community organizing skills and remain silent during 4 years of civil unrest and 4 months of unrestrained, organized and financed violence on the streets of America. As a president who talked it was important to save even the life of one child at school, would sit silently by watching the destruction happening in America today.
Every patriotic American has come out and condemned the violence happening in Democratic lead cities and states, EXCEPT the Democratic Party establishment’s elected officials. Rather than shouting from the rooftops to stop the violence, all I hear are crickets…………..Or blame President Trump.
America has condoned the killing of police officers, innocent civilians and babies in the womb, but let a suspect resist or refuse to obey lawful commands of law enforcement when weapons are involved and the trigger is pulled for another round of lawlessness and violence. I say that if you are not part of the solution, you are the problem. America is better than that. Restore Law and Order. Do it now! – I am the Real Truckmaster!
How did we get to this point in our nation’s history from 1776 to 2020? Surely Americans living in this country would not willingly and purposefully seek to destroy the country that has been the greatest source of good for the world as we know it? “Oh Yes We Can.” said Barack Obama.
“Barack is not a politician first and foremost. He’s a community activist exploring the viability of politics to make change.” – said Michelle Obama after her husband became a U.S. Senator in 1996.
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” said Barack Obama at the height of his 2008 campaign.
“The Issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.” said Saul Alinsky. In other words the cause is never the real cause, but only an occasion to advance the real cause which is the accumulation of power to make the revolution.
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” said Barack Obama, election eve, 2008.
I just can’t seem to get away from what has happened to our nation under 8 years of Barack Obama’s presidency. Obama used economic crisis to take over entire industries and attempted to nationalize the healthcare system with his “Affordable Healthcare Act” (Obamacare). Obama’s world apology tour made him appear weak as he groveled before world leaders apologizing for the sins of American aggression.
Everything about Barack Obama has been nothing but a smoke screen covering up the truth. It’s easy to see when you understand how mellow Barry Sotoro became leader of the free world President Barack Hussain Obama. Where did he come from really and what is his connection to the Chicago Community Organizer and radical Saul Alinsky?
Infiltrating the institutions of American society and government was Alinsky’s modus operandi. Guided by Alinsky principles, post-Communist radicals are not idealists but Machiavellians. Their focus is on means rather than ends, and therefore they are not bound by organizational orthodoxies in the way their admired Marxist forebears were.
The demagogic standard of the revolution is “democracy” – a democracy which upends all social hierarchies, including those based on merit. This is why Alinsky built his initial power base among the underclass and the urban poor. The call to make the last ones first is a powerful religious imperative. For Alinsky radicals, policies are not important in themselves; they are instrumental – means to expanding the political base.
Obama had never met Alinsky who died in 1972, but 3 years out of college in 1986 the Alinsky team hired 23 year old Barack Obama to organize residents in South Side Chicago. Obama became director of the Developing Communities Project working on initiatives from job training to school reform to hazardous waste cleanup. These became ways to obtain government funding for residents with next to nothing. The DCP was a conglomeration of the Alinsky network. Obama became very good practicing Alinsky’s methods and soon he was teaching workshops on understanding power: ‘power analysis,’ ‘elements of a power organization,’ and ‘the path to power’ at the Alinsky Industrial Areas Foundation. According to Alinsky’s manual ‘We are not virtuous by not wanting power,’ it says. ‘We are really cowards for not wanting power,’ because ‘power is good’ and ‘powerlessness is evil.’ The other fundamental lesson Obama taught was Alinsky’s maxim that self-interest is the only principle around which to organize people.
Until he became a full-time elected legislator in 1996, the focus of Obama’s political activities was the largest radical organization in the United States, Acorn, which was built on the Alinsky model of community organizing. A summary of his Acorn activities was compiled by the Wall Street Journal:
In 1991, he took time off from his law firm to run a voter-registration drive for Project Vote, an Acorn partner that was soon fully absorbed under the Acorn umbrella. The drive registered 135,000 voters and was considered a major factor in the upset victory of Democrat Carol Moseley Braun over incumbent Democratic Senator Alan Dixon in the 1992 Democratic Senate primary.
Mr. Obama’s success made him a hot commodity on the community organizing circuit. He became a top trainer at Acorn’s Chicago conferences. In 1995, he became Acorn’s attorney, participating in a landmark case to force the state of Illinois to implement the federal Motor Voter Law.
That law’s loose voter registration requirements would later be exploited by Acorn employees in an effort to flood voter rolls with fake names. In 1996, Mr. Obama filled out a questionnaire listing key supporters for his campaign for the Illinois Senate. He put Acorn first (it was not an alphabetical list).
And we see the same corrupt process being floated by Congressional Democrats with the “Mail-In Ballots for All” for the 2020 election.
Within the framework of Alinsky’s revolutionary agenda, radicals are flexible and opportunistic and will say anything (and pretend to be anything) to get what they want, which is resources and power. For Alinsky, the revolutionary’s purpose is to undermine the system and then see what happens.
You may be asking why this is about Obama. Neither Barack nor Michelle is running for office in this 2020 election? Let me say this. This article shows the stealth mode of Barack Obama from 1983 to 1996 when he was actively practicing Alinsky’s methods and teaching other in Chicago, before springing into the political scene. His sudden rise to power and his influence on American politics while building his political power base and almost succeeding in the destruction of America from within, ignoring the possibilities for good that simply feed his self-interests and need for more power.
I often referred to Barack Obama as the Community-Organizer-In-Chief without knowing the full implications of its meaning. Now that I’ve read David Horowitz’s article “Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution” it has provided clarity to what we’ve experienced over the past 12 years. It is not accidental that Obama rose in power so quickly, but how he did it had been a mystery.
From Alinsky’s first book Rules for Radicals
The First rule: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
The Second rule: 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: Wherever possible go outside of the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.
The Fourth rule: 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 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: 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.
What has been lost over the past 4 years is this all important caution from Alinsky:
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.
Alinsky believed that “Power goes to two poles: to those who’ve got money and those who’ve got people.”
The United States has weathered many storms with 45 presidents over our 240+ year history. Presidents have been nominated, elected or by succession from the death of their predecessor. Barack Obama is the only one to come with an ultimate stealth agenda of self-interest and the destruction of America from within. It was because of what was happening to the ordinary American citizens by a weaponized government under Obama that brought Donald Trump forward with experience, vision and a plan to reverse the damage and restore America to the greatness of her past and beyond.
I have often said that this 2020 election is the most important in our nation’s history.
On one side we have a political party with a failed vision going forward that promises free medical, housing, food stamps and more, then promising to raise taxes and stop fossil fuel production while promising to stand for the working men and women are non-starters that will kill the economy of our nation.
On the other side of the coin is President Trump who has a proven track record of keeping his promises to secure our borders, lower taxes, bring manufacturing jobs back to America, rebuilding our military and placing America First in our nation and foreign trade. His building our economy, combatting the China Virus and innovative techniques to build personal protective equipment and develop a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus are unprecedented. His promise to rebuild our economy a second time, complete the southern border wall, fight child and human trafficking, stopping drugs and making America stronger and safer again are what will make America greater than ever before.
American voters have a choice to vote or not, a choice to vote Red or Blue, to build up or tear down. Choosing not to vote is a choice to tear down. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
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!
Do you keep asking yourself what in the world is going on with all the mayhem playing out in the media, online and livestreaming chaos, rioting, looting and assaults on law enforcement? Well I have been asking those same questions and today while searching for articles on Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals I stumbled across one that literally shed light on the events of today even though this article was published in 2009. The article is Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution, The Alinsky Model and was written by David Horowitz.
I thought it was common knowledge that a Wellesley undergraduate named Hillary Rodham an avid admirer of Saul Alinsky wrote her 92-page senior thesis on Alinsky’s theories in 1969 after personally interviewing him for this project. She compared Alinsky to some well-known names in radical circles, Eugene Debs, Walt Whitman and Martin Luther King and entitled her thesis “There Is Only The Fight: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.” Cesar Chavez was trained for 10 years by Alinsky and went on to become the leader of the United Farmworkers Union.
It’s interesting to note that Saul Alinsky was born in Chicago 1909 and died in California in 1972. He considered himself a ‘rebel” yet his profession was that of a “community organizer”. He devoted his life organizing a revolution in America to destroy the system. In the 1930s he became socially intimate of the Al Capone mob and was taken under the wing of mobster Frank Nitti. Alinsky’s strategy was one of deception to promote social change. Alinsky’s focus was on changing the system of private property and individual rights.
America was taken by surprise by Barack Obama a community organizer in Chicago and a very astute disciple of Saul Alinsky who ran on a campaign of fundamentally transforming the United States of America. Obama summarized his campaign, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Upon taking office Obama began by appointing known a communist (Van Jones) into top White House posts. In eight years Obama has used economic crisis to take over whole industries and attempted to nationalize the health care system. Obama used a single Alinsky principle that of taking power from the Haves and giving it to the Have-nots to conduct a destructive assault on the established order to accumulate power.
An SDS radical once wrote, “The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.” It is the accumulation of power to make the revolution. According to Alinsky the community organizer has a sole purpose to organize for power. He lives, dreams, eats, breathes, sleeps only for one thing, to build a mass power base he calls his army. He never names the end game but simply builds a power base to destroy the existing society and its economic system. He can organize a coalition of elements on the left to use any means to obtain the end. Policies are not important in themselves; they are instrumental – means to expanding the political base.
Not to be forgotten is Hillary who married Bill Clinton and later became first lady where she continued giving her support to Alinsky’s army. She lent her name to projects, endorsed Alinsky’s Industrial Areas foundation (IAF), raised money and organized events.
Obama at age 23 became an adept practitioner of Alinsky’s methods. In 1986 Obama was hired by the Alinsky team to organize residents on the South Side of Chicago, “while learning and applying Alinsky’s philosophy of street-level democracy.” The proposed solution to every problem in the South Side was a distribution of government funds. Obama went on to teach workshops on the Alinsky method until he went into politics in 1996. Remember Acorn – the voter registration drive? Obama later became Acorn’s attorney participating in a case to force Illinois to implement the federal Motor Voter Law.
Saul Alinsky had praised Lucifer as the first rebel who effectively rebelled against the establishment and won his own kingdom and compared America to heaven on earth – the kingdom of social justice and freedom. And compared to this heaven even America is hell. Alinsky was willing to destroy the values, structures and institutions that sustain the society in which we live.
Radicals camouflage their agendas by calling themselves at different times Communists, socialists, new leftists, liberals, social justice activists and most consistently progressives. The “Progressive Party” was created by the Communist Party and led by then Vice President Henry Wallace and was the chosen vehicle to lead followers out of the Democratic Party. Progressives rejoined the Democrats in 1972 with the formation of a hundred-plus member Progressive Caucus and the ascension of Barack Obama to the presidency became its most important political force.
Conservatives are conservative and radicals are dangerous because conservatives pay attention to the consequences of actions, including their own and radicals don’t.
This was a very interesting article that pretty much takes us through the 8 year presidency of Barack Obama and set up the attempted take down of the presidency of Donald Trump beginning in earnest in 2016 and continues today. Simply put the radicals we see in action today do not play by any rules but are determined to destroy society as we know it. They say what they want (true or untrue) in order to sway and weaponized followers to do their dirty work.
America did not see this coming but God did and is not surprised by the chaos happening on the streets of our nation. The pandemic is simply one more method to create fear and overcome resistance to the goal of the radical left – the overthrow of the United States government. Cries for defunding the police, abolishing the police and all other kinds of radical ideas do not matter. It is the ultimate and total collapse of our society as we know it. But rest assured it won’t end there, because enough is never enough. When Charlie Daniels recorded “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” he could have been talking about today in America.
People scoff when I write that Donald Trump is the instrument chosen by God for such a time as this to stop evil and become a sword to the spirit of political correctness facing America today. They think that we’ll just pick up our arms and go to war because that’s what Americans have always done. I say not so quick “little buckaroo”.
2020 is the last roundup, the OK corral if you will. It is time to call evil what it is evil. The upcoming presidential election is only 60 days away. One side wants you to think they are winning, the other side knows what’s really happening politically. Your life matters. Your vote matters. Your faith in God matters. When you have one side playing by their own rules and nothing matters except winning, it is time to use our most dangerous weapon imaginable – the Power of Prayer. We must humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways and ask God to heal our land, lest we perish. Our hope is not on man, government or any earthly being. Our hope is on Jesus Christ alone. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
Did you hear the one about the democrat who goes into a salon in San Francisco? Oh wait that was yesterday’s news wasn’t it? Well as Paul Harvey would say “here’s the rest of the story”. Actually here is more to the developing story as Speaker Pelosi attempts to divert the blame for her actions to the small business owner of a San Francisco beauty salon.
Yesterday we heard that madam speaker just had to get her hair washed and blow dried. Her assistant called a local stylist to make an appointment. At the appointed time Pelosi entered the salon and the stylist, who happens to be an independent contractor (licensed stylist renting booth space at the salon), performed the necessary services. Unbeknownst to Pelosi the salon had security camera footage of her walking about the salon without the required face covering.
The salon owner leaked the footage to the media and called Pelosi’s trip to the salon a slap in the face of salon owners and stylist in San Francisco who have been closed for several months due to restrictions and at best were allowed 1 customer at a time in salons with multiple stylists.
An indignant Pelosi became angry accusing the salon owner of setting her up, when in fact it would seem that the speaker was victim of a self-inflicted setup. Small business owners throughout the city have had to close businesses due to unreasonable COVID-19 restrictions. Many closures are for good as attested by the boarded up businesses near this particular San Francisco salon.
In something straight out of a “Payton Place” movie once Pelosi’s nephew (California Governor Newsome) found out about this incident he issued a modified order allowing salons to reopen at 25% capacity. Problem solved right – wrong.
I am not into the hair business (I’ve lost most of mine many years ago) however unless I’m sorely mistaken each state has a licensing board for salons and barbers. Each person must undergo massive amounts of training then take a series of exams to qualify for a license to practice hair stuff? Prior to COVID-19 some stylists could be licensed for mobile work, allowing them to go into homes to service home-bound customers. Brick and mortar Salons must also be licensed according to state board requirements. Many salons rent booth space to qualified stylists who are not employees but independent contractors that work on their own schedule and bring in their own clientele. These booth renters pay a set amount whether they work only one day or seven days per week.
Now it seems that the stylist who worked on Pelosi’s hair sought the advice of an attorney in order to issue a formal statement in his behalf that stated the salon owner made the stylists work to pay their booth rent even though the salon should not have been open due to COVID-19 restrictions. The statement made by his attorney was leaked to the press by a Pelosi family member in an attempt to shift the blame away from Speaker Pelosi.
The stylist’s statement indicated wrongdoing by the salon owner as he just wants to get back to his regular routine of doing hair stuff. He forgot one important thing in seeking that legal counsel, that as a booth renter he is now entitled to pack the tools of his trade and search for a new location to ply his trade, as he may no longer be welcome in the salon where he worked. This commotion shines a giant spotlight on salons in the San Francisco bay area and across the state of California and certainly there will be repercussions for small businesses that are forced to close leaving families to find other means to earn a living and survive.
American’s are hurting during this pandemic and Speaker Pelosi is one person who has chosen to stand in the way of opening up America and getting hard working Americans back to a normal life. Madam Speaker has one single goal and that of hurting President Trump’s chances of re-election. Her actions are in fact uniting Republicans and Democrats behind President Trump and will insure his bid in a landslide election. Thank you Madam Speaker – you are one of the reasons that Trump will win in 60 days. – I am the Real Truckmaster!