Alinsky, Obama, and the Midwest Academy

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    1. Former 1960s radical and FrontPageMagazine Editor David Horowitz describes Alinsky as the “communist/Marxist fellow-traveler who helped establish the dual political tactics of confrontation and infiltration that characterized the 1960s and have remained central to all subsequent revolutionary movements in the United States.” Horowitz writes in his 2009 pamphlet “Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution. The Alinsky Model”:
    “The strategy of working within the system until you can accumulate enough power to destroy it was what sixties radicals called ‘boring from within.’ …. Like termites, they set about to eat away at the foundations of the building in expectation that one day they could cause it to collapse.”

    2. Saul Alinsky had dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer, aka Satan:
    “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer“

    3. A Chicago nonprofit on which President Obama served as paid director provided startup capital and later funding to Midwest Academy, an activist organization described as teaching tactics of direct action, confrontation and intimidation, … The Woods Fund, a nonprofit on which Obama served as paid director from 1999 to December 2002, provided startup funding and later capital to the Midwest Academy. WND first reported Obama sat on the Woods Fund board alongside William Ayers, founder of the Weather Underground domestic terrorist organization.

    4. Also, in 1998, Obama participated on a panel discussion alongside Midwest Academy founder Heather Booth, an extremist organizer and dedicated disciple of radical community organizer Saul Alinsky.
    Midwest was co-founded by Booth’s husband, Paul Booth, a founder and the former national secretary of Students for a Democratic Society, the radical 1960s anti-war movement from which Ayers’ Weathermen splintered.

    In 1999, Booth’s Midwest Academy received $75,000 from the Woods Fund. In 2002, with Obama still serving on the Woods Fund, Midwest received another $23,500 for its Young Organizers Development Program. Midwest describes itself as “one of the nation’s oldest and best-known schools for community organizations, citizen organizations and individuals committed to progressive social change.” It later morphed into a national organizing institute for an emerging network of organizations known as Citizen Action. Midwest teaches Alinsky tactics of community organizing. Discover the Networks describes Midwest as “teach[ing] tactics of direct action, confrontation, and intimidation.”
    Obama Funded Alinsky Cadre School | Fellowship of the Minds

    5. WND was first to report Jackie Kendall, executive director of the Midwest Academy, was on the team that developed and delivered the first Camp Obama training for volunteers aiding Obama's campaign through the 2008 Iowa Caucuses.
    Camp Obama was a two-to-four day intensive course run in conjunction with Obama's campaign aimed at training volunteers to become activists to help Obama win the presidential election.
    Read more: Communists, socialists, Marxists, Oh my! Communists, socialists, Marxists, Oh my!

    6. Kurtz argues that the ultimate goal is a socialist welfare state and he proves his case with impressive and convincing detail and evidence. While most Americans recognize groups like ACORN, and names like Saul Alinsky, groups like the Midwest Academy, UNO (United Neighborhood Associations) and names like Alice Palmer and Robert Creamer and Ken Rolling are fairly obscure, but they played a significant role in the grooming of Barack Hussein Obama. Kurtz’s painstaking effort in connecting the dots to prove his case is simply breathtaking.
    An Interview with Stanley Kurtz, Author of "Radical-in-Chief"... » Publications » Family Security Matters
     
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    This should be an interesting thread for deflections. :party:
     
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    I can hear the liberal socialist left seething with anger. How dare you point this out, you know they can not handle the truth.
     
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    All the fellow travelers are intertwined. Hillary Clinton's senior college thesis was a glowing tribute to Alinsky. The Klinton Klowns managed to keep the thesis from being released with the cooperation of the liberal media. Alinsky was a Chicago community activist. Sound familiar? He was also a labor activist.
     
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    Glowing tribute? Clinton rejects Alinsky's fundamental argument in her thesis.

    Also, using Alinsky's organizing ideas means you share his politics is pretty weak claim, noting that large portions of the tactics of the Tea Party are ripped straight from Rules for Radicals.
     
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    HUMMM don't think so.
    Wellesley's president, Nannerl Overholser Keohane, approved a broad rule with a specific application: The senior thesis of every Wellesley alumna is available in the college archives for anyone to read -- except for those written by either a "president or first lady of the United States."


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    Saul Alinsky in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood in 1966. Hillary D. Rodham noted his "exceptional charm" but questioned his effectiveness. So far, that action has sealed precisely one document: Hillary Rodham’s senior honors thesis in political science, entitled " ‘There Is Only the Fight...’: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model."

    Reading Hillary Clinton's hidden thesis - Politics - Decision '08 - Hillary Clinton News - msnbc.com

    All she did was question his effectiveness. Meaning was what he did enough.
     
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    1. The wedding is over...bring back the other tie.

    2. Whitey is correct, they are all connected...and that is the point of the OP.

    3. Here's another spoke in the wheel: Michael Klonsky

    When Barack Obama and William Ayers collaborated on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) education-reform project (where Obama chaired the board that oversaw funding decisions), CAC gave SSW a series of grants totaling $1,056,162. The Joyce Foundation and the Woods Fund of Chicago, on whose boards Obama also sat, gave SSW another $912,556.

    In a 2001 interview with the Chicago Tribune, Klonsky candidly revealed that he and Ayers were still pursuing the same radical agendas they had advocated in their younger days. "We’ve learned how to work within the system," Klonsky said. "The fight to save and improve public education embodies all the issues we were fighting for back then."

    In 2008 Klonsky supported Barack Obama for U.S. President because his “campaign has become a rallying point for young activists and offers hope for rebuilding the civil rights and antiwar coalitions that have potential to become a real critical force in society.”

    Klonsky was given the privilege of running a blog on the Obama campaign’s official website. The blog focused, as Klonsky put it, on “education politics and teaching for social justice.” But when blogger Steve Diamond called attention to Klonsky's blog in June 2009, the Obama campaign scrubbed its website of anything Klonsky had ever written.
    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2436


    Michael Klonsky was born in 1943. His father, Robert Klonsky, was an American communist who was convicted in the mid-1950s for advocating the forcible overthrow of the U.S. government — a violation of anti-communist legislation known as the Smith Act.

    In the 1960s Michael Klonsky, while attending San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University, Northridge), joined the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). In 1968 he became SDS's national chairman. That same year, he helped spark the riots that erupted in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention. Klonsky was also a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

    In 1968 Klonsky penned a document titled “Toward a Revolutionary Youth Movement,” wherein he quoted -- with admiration -- Chinese dictator Mao Zedong. This document called for the development of “an organized class-conscious youth movement” to engage in “revolutionary struggle” to “expose war, racism, the exploitation of labor, and the oppression of youth.” By way of his “class analysis of capitalist institutions,” Klonsky concluded that “racism is an inherent part of capitalism and a primary tool used to exploit all working people.” Urging “a more militant campus movement” that would “expose the racist and class nature of [college] admissions,” Klonsky demanded the preferential “admission of black students and brown students to help wage the fight against racism on the campus.”

    When fellow SDSers such as William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn broke away from the group and formed the new Weather Underground, Klonsky did not join them. Rather, he founded the “October League,” a Maoist organization that later (in June 1977) changed its name to the “Communist Party (Marxist Leninist)” (CPML).

    In his role as CPML chairman, Klonsky was highly admired by Mao Zedong. In 1977, a year after Mao's death, Klonsky became one of the first Americans ever to be invited by China's Communist government to visit that country. He met with Mao's successor, Chairman Hua Kuo-feng, and received what the Washington Post described as “the warmest reception ever given an American by the new Chinese leader.” Reported the Post:
    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2436

    See City Journal link: The Ed Schools’ Latest—and Worst—Humbug by Sol Stern, City Journal Summer 2006


    4. The importance of these connections is that, a) they function under the radar, as the MSM will not make the above known, and b) the record of his political persuasion is over one hundred million of our fellow human being slaughtered in the last century by same.


    BTW, the shooter of Rep. Giffords, Jared Loughner, was a student of the Small School Workshops curriculum. Did you know that? Do you attach any import to same? Would you have if he had come from, say a bible college?
     
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    No, it means she didn't see his actions as having the effect he intended.
     
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    You realize all of these claims are extremely circumstantial? He knew a guy who knew a guy who knew a guy who sat on a board with another guy. Why should anyone care about this?
     
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    Explain why she had her thesis sealed from public view if it was trashing Alinsky?
     

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