Thomas Sowell understands this transformation well. “As a young political leftist, I saw the left as the voice of the common man. Nothing could be further from the truth,” he wrote in his book aptly titled Is Reality Optional? He continued,
“Running left-wing movements has always been the prerogative of spoiled rich kids. This pattern goes all the way back to the days when an over-indulged and affluent young man named Karl Marx combined with another over-indulged youth from a wealthy family named Friedrich Engels to create the Communist ideology.
“The phoniness of the claim to be a movement of the working class was blatant from the beginning. When Engels was elected as a delegate to the Communist League in 1847, in his own words, ‘a working man was proposed for appearances sake, but those who proposed him voted for me.’ It may have been the first rigged ‘election’ of the Communist movement but it was certainly not the last…. The anointed have always wanted to create their own kind of people, as well as their own kind of society.”
Already influenced by the Communist poet, Frank Marshall Davis, Obama attended the elite Punahou School in Hawaii. He studied at prestigious universities such as Columbia and Harvard. His rise to power was funded by rich, liberal men and foundations. They sought his talents and used his rage to facilitate change.As a “community organizer,” Obama was supported by The Woods Fund, a wealthy left-wing foundation. So were Bill Ayers and two radical training organizations founded by Alinsky’s disciples: “The Center for Community Change” and “The Midwest Academy.
It was a 1960s leader of the homegrown terrorist group Weatherman, a Communist-driven splinter faction of Students for a Democratic Society Characterizing Weatherman as ‘an American Red Army,’ Ayers summed up the organization’s ideology as follows: ‘Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, Kill your parents
According to David Freddoso, author of The Case Against Barack Obama, Obama and Bill Ayers served together as board members of The Woods Fund from 1999 to 2002. The Woods Fund also supports the radical activities of (Acorn)the “Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.” So do our taxes!
“I have heard stories about massive voter registration drives and preparations to get out the vote with the help of unions, teachers, and other Obama fans. Chief among these groups is ACORN, or Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a radical group that has been caught engaging in voter fraud. Not surprisingly, Obama has close ties to the group since his days as a ‘community organizer’ in Chicago.
“…Obama had been a key ally of ACORN. His influence at charitable foundations ‘allowed him to help direct tens of millions of dollars in grants.’ [The New York Times] also noted the key role ACORN played in helping him win his first state Senate race in Illinois. Like many other radical organizations, ACORN’s strategies are based on Alinsky’s revolutionary tactics. Since socialists are not accountable to traditional ethics, ACORN’s dishonest dealings — exposed by Michelle Malkin’s article titled $800,000 campaign secret payment to ACORN“
“There’s much more to the story of Obama’s amended campaign finance reports than what Obama and the Obamedia will tell you…. What we have here, essentially, is Obama using a non-profit group called Citizens Services Inc. as a front to funnel payments to ACORN for campaign advance work. Obama officials say it’s no big deal.
In 1992 Obama helped start another revolutionary organization, Public Allies. He resigned the next year, before Michelle Obama became the executive director of its Chicago chapter. Apparently, Obama plans to use it as the model for a national service corps — a “Universal Voluntary Public Service.”
“The pitch Public Allies makes on its Web site doesn’t seem all that radical. It promises to place young adults (18–30) in paid one-year ‘community leadership’ positions with nonprofit or government agencies. They’ll also be required to attend weekly training workshops and three retreats. In exchange, they’ll get a monthly stipend….
“But its real mission is to radicalize American youth and use them to bring about ‘social change’ through threats, pressure, tension and confrontation — the tactics used by the father of community organizing, Saul ‘The Red’ Alinsky….
“I get to practice being an activist, and get paid for it,” gushed Cincinnati recruit Amy Vincent….”When they’re not protesting, they’re staffing AIDS clinics, handing out condoms, bailing criminals out of jail and helping illegal aliens and the homeless obtain food stamps and other welfare…. It’s training the ‘next generation of nonprofit leaders’ — future ‘social entrepreneurs.’….
“Not all the recruits appreciate the PC [politically correct] indoctrination. ‘It was too touchy-feely,’ said Nelly Nieblas… ‘It’s a lot of talk about race, a lot of talk about sexism, a lot of talk about homophobia….’
“The government now funds about half of Public Allies’ expenses…. Obama wants to fully fund it and expand it into a national program that some see costing $500 billion.”
A national militia and Community policing
“I will ask for your service and your active citizenship when I am president of the United States … this will be a central cause of my presidency,” says Barack Obama.
So how will such “active citizenship” change America? How will he use his mandatory “service learning” programs — and his proposed “civilian national security force” (remember, it will be “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as our traditional military)?
We find some clues in the article, “Community Oriented Policing,” by Phillip Worts, a detective with the San Diego Police Department. Ponder these excerpts
“Social chaos is the GOAL for the transformational Marxist. The crisis of crime and disorder is the door for the … facilitator/change agent to enter the community and to initiate the paradigm shift! Even though these social architects plainly admit what is most vital in making for a crime free community, they have absolutely no intention of restoring ‘individual conscience’ or going back to repairing the traditional family. On the contrary, for the past sixty years these socio-psychologists have been introducing these very dialectic concepts into our school system with the intent of demolishing personal conscience….”:
“Just in case you doubt the Marxist nature of their concepts of community transformation, Trojanowicz quotes Saul Alinsky, the extreme Marxist change agent of the 60’s who authored Rules for Radicals. Alinsky proposed ‘we begin viewing community through the prism of issues (Issues= problems= crisis= conflict)…
“Formerly, the police administrators were accountable to the elected officials who were accountable to the voters (representative democracy). This new paradigm that Trojanowicz describes is exactly what Marxist George Lukacs termed ‘participatory democracy‘ and is nothing more than the Soviet style council
“The United States Constitution was the law of the land (absolute authority) restraining government intrusion into the rights of the individual. The framers designed it to insulate the private realm (the individual) from the public realm (government). ‘
Your neighborhood cop is now that facilitator, the Soviet.”Reality versus Delusion You’ve seen that the socialist power structure thrives on conflict, compromise, manipulation and deceit. It spreads its illusions by hiding its totalitarian aims under the noble banner of community service.