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“Rules for Radicals” Recommended on Obama’s Website for American Teachers… Something by Communist Mao Next?

Posted By on November 1, 2009


Crikey… will White House Communications Director Anita Dunn next be sharing with the National Education Association her Top 5 favorite Mao Tse-Tung books on being a good Commie? Or perhaps there will be a “thumbs up” from the White House to Fidel Castro’s Capitalism in Crisis: Globalization and World Politics Today or his In Defense of Socialism?

Where’s the Pepto-Bismol?

Nice Deb addresses the latest in “Socialism 101” garbage, Obama’s personal handbook from his community organizer glory days, Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, plus a few other books by Alinsky, coming out of our White House as recommendations for our children’s teachers to use as educational tools. Teachers across the entire country are being encouraged (that’s the nice word for it) to use Alinksy’s books in the classroom.


Ramming socialism down our throats faster than force feeding Tom Turkey just before Thanksgiving…

From Nice Deb: National Education Association Website Promotes Saul Alinsky’s Books For Teachers

Welcome to Obama’s NEA:

Recommended Reading: Saul Alinsky, The American Organizer

Reveille for Radicals
by Saul Alinsky
Vintage; Reissue edition (October 23, 1989)
Buy It

Rules for Radicals
by Saul Alinsky
Vintage; Reissue edition (October 23, 1989)
Buy It

Is Saul Alinsky someone who should be recommended in these glowing terms?

An inspiration to anyone contemplating action in their community! And to every organizer!

Saul Alinski wrote the book on American radicalism – two books, in fact: a 1945 best-seller, “Reveille for Radicals” and “Rules for Radicals” in 1971. The “Reveille” title page quotes Thomas Paine… “Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.”

Saul Alinsky, who was a labor and civil-rights activist from the 1910’s until he died in 1972, has written here a guidebook for those who are out to change things. He sets down what the goal is: a society where people are free to live, and also aren’t starving in the streets. A society where there is legal and economic justice. Then he sets out to say how to get there.

Alinsky spends a lot of time critiquing the idea that “The end does not justify the means.” What end? What means? He feels that there are circumstances where one can and should use means that in other circumstances would be unethical. I am not sure I agree, but Alinsky certainly speaks with the voice of experience.

Alinsky’s goal seems to be to encourage positive social change by equipping activists with a realistic view of the world, a kind of preemptive disillusionment. If a person already knows what evil the world is capable of, then perhaps the surprise factor can be eliminated, making the person a more effective activist. Alinsky further seems to be encouraging the budding activist not to worry to much about getting his or her hands dirty. It’s all a part of the job, he seems to say.

Yeah, Saul Alinsky “seemed to say” a lot of things. Things that I don’t necessarily want the teachers of my children enacting in the classroom.

Really makes you wonder precisely what was excised from that controversial September 8 “all school kids in America” address from POTUS. The speech went from nearly an hour to less than 20 minutes after the huge national outcry. Leftists love to say “conservatives freaked out over Pres. Obama telling kids to study hard, learn a lot, blah blah blah.” Since so much was pruned, only the most basic “feel good about yourself” motivational messages remained.

What the leftists don’t talk about, or just plain ignore, is what was REMOVED before showtime on September 8. Two-thirds of the speech ended up on the Oval Office floor. So, what was cut? No one from the White House has shared that information with the American public.

Maybe up to 40 minutes of “Alinsky’s radical socialist wisdom” was slashed out and is now quietly linked to Amazon for teachers’ book purchasing… I have no idea, but hey, vicious lies and rumors have been started by left-wingers and aired on CNN and MSNBC over much less.

Teachers nurturing and training little radicals in our public schools… sounds very “Mao-Alinsky” to me. And all the more reason for families to consider homeschooling their children.

ELEMENTARY EPIDEMIC: 11 Uncovered Videos Show School Children Performing Praises to Obama

Additional reading:
Fire Andrea Mitchell!: National Education Association (NEA) Recommended Reading: Saul Alinsky, The American Organizer
Ben Shapiro, Big Hollywood: HOWARD ZINN’S LEGACY: Religious Fanaticism and Illegal Indoctrination of Your Children and Illegality of Using Zinn Education Project in California Schools
Gateway Pundit: Obama Now Organizing & Radicalizing High School Students and Fistgate: Barack Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s 2000 Conference Promoted “Fisting” to 14 Year-Olds (audio-video) and Rush Limbaugh on “Man-Child President” Obama: He’s Immature, Inexperienced & In Over His Head (Video) and Speaking Truth to Power: Mao-Praising White House Says GOP More and More Extreme
Pam Meister, Big Hollywood: BARACK THE VOTE: A Who’s Who of Those Targeting Our Youth
Diary of a Mad Conservative: Jennings: the best advertisement for home schooling
Monsters & Critics: Sean Penn visits Hugo Chavez
Brian Jennings, Big Hollywood: Incoming FCC Chairman: No Censorship.
Patrick Courrielche, Big Hollywood: Kids to Meet Marx in School – Care of Hollywood and The History Channel
Capitol Confidential, Big Government: FCC Falling Afoul of Key Senators
Mark Tapson, Big Hollywood: ZINN 101: A Radical’s History of the United States
Patrick Courrielche, Big Hollywood: Fear, Children, & Video – Ingredients for Obama’s Weapon of Mass Persuasion
Mediaite: Blogger Yoani Sánchez Says She Was Beaten by Cuban Authorities
John Nolte, Big Hollywood: PBS Ombudsman: ‘Sesame Street’ Fox News Slam Crossed Line
Stage Right, Big Hollywood: ‘Sesame Street’: It’s About My Children, Not the Puppet
Noel Sheppard, NewsBusters: Schumer: Talk Radio Needs to be Regulated Like Pornography
Just Americans Making Ethical Statements Weblog: WH Green Czar Van Johnson linked to Group attacking FOXNews and Glenn Beck and Obama “Brownshirts” Attack Glenn Beck; This is “UN- American”!!
Mi blog es tu blog: Oliver Stone Totally Hearts Chávez; Fears His New Movie Will not be Shown in U.S. [I Wonder Why]
Big Hollywood: Exclusive Excerpt: ‘Without Fidel’ — Hollywood’s Useful Idiots Go to Cuba
Hot Air Green Room: Glenn Beck and the Unforgivable Curse
BBC: Why did Britain fall out of love with Sesame St?
1Autolatry: Move to Squash Freedom of Speech
Protein Wisdom: Government to Parents: All your childrens are belong to us [Darleen Click]
George Moneo, Babalú, an island on the net without a bearded dictator: Fidel and his friends in DC
Capitol Confidential, Big Government: Obama Back-Tracking on Net Neutrality?
The B.S. Report: Running Banks, Car Companies, Housing Market And Health Care Not Enough; Obama Wants Control Of The Internet!
Frugal Café Blog Zone: Nixonian: Obama’s White House Tries Blackout of FOX News from Press “Pool” Interview with Pay Czar, Other News Stations Refuse (video) and Statists, Left-wing Extremists: If They Ignore the Cries of Cubans, It’s Easy to Shut Their Eyes to the Evils of Socialism and Video Parody: Hey There, Obama (Drink the Kool Aid) and Cuba, the Musical: CBC’s Fawning over Castro Is Naive, Nauseating and Embarrassment – Dems Have Lovely Chat with Fidel Castro… Blame America for Cuba’s Poverty Because of Embargo and The Sham of Socialism: Save America While There’s Still Time and Want Some Milk with Those Cookies? White House May Track When You Visit Dot-Gov Websites (video)
Adam Baldwin, Big Hollywood: ‘Sesame Street’: All Monsters Are Equal?
The Anchoress: “Why does ‘green’ have to look so Commie?”

Pew Research Center: Fewer Americans See Solid Evidence of Global Warming
Ace of Spades HQ: Americans Still Cooling on Global Warming
Phelim McAleer & Ann McElhinney, Big Hollywood: Greenpeace Urges ‘Astroturfing’ to Counter Revelation of Lies
Dick Morris: The Declaration of Independence Has Been Repealed
Claudia4Libertad, Babalú, an island on the net without a bearded dictator: I heart Glenn
The Foundry: Video: Chief Diversity Officer Seeks To Stifle Free Speech
LisaInTx’s Blog: Alex Jones: Prison Planet Under attack?
Michelle Malkin: U.N. declares Castro a “World Hero of Solidarity” and Race-baiter Democrat Rep. Diane Watson praises Cuban health system, Castro & Guevara who “kicked out the wealthy” and Unanswered questions about the Internet Snitch Brigade and Obama’s computer security police and Iran vs. the Internet
Hot Air: Does Obama plan to spy on social-networking sites? and WH: We’re not collecting names, we’re storing your e-mail addresses
Pronk Palisades: Obama’s Hidden Agenda and Cadre of Marxists, Communists, Progressives, Radicals, Socialists–Destroying Capitalism and The American Republic
Burt Prelutsky, Big Hollywood: Examining Leftist Thinking
American Thinker: Human Rights Watch on Cuba
VotingFemale Friends Speak!: Communism is the ultimate REGRESSION of society. ask the people of Cuba and their Oxen. LOL LOL LOL!HG
Ryan Mauro, Pajamas Media: Obama Uses ‘Politics of Fear’ He Once Criticized
Giovanni’s World: Govt Takeover of Internet- Bill Allows Obama to Seize Internet in Crisis
Politico: Right blasts Obama speech to students
Doug TenNapel, Big Hollywood: Found Art: Dear Leader Addresses the Children
Sister Toldjah: That was then, this is now – how Democrats treated GHWB’s speech to schoolkids and Creeptastic: Elementary school shows Obama “pledge” video to students
Capitalism Magazine: The “Crony” in Russian “Capitalism” is Socialism
Michelle Malkin: Why parents don’t trust the Educator-in-Chief and his comrades and I repeat: It’s not the speech, it’s the subtext and “I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama” and Operation “Hall Pass on That” and Whitewashing the Obama education speech guides and Obama’s classroom campaign: No junior lobbyist left behind and Meet Obama’s newest Census collectors: Your kids!
Dwight Schultz, Big Hollywood: Our President is a ‘Symbol-holic’

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11 Responses to ““Rules for Radicals” Recommended on Obama’s Website for American Teachers… Something by Communist Mao Next?”

  1. RoxannaDanna says:

    Every conservative should read the book in order to understand what the Left is doing and how they are doing it. Once it’s read, so many things they are doing and saying become crystal clear.
    But teachers for classrooms? This is unbelievable. Oh… I should know better to think any thing he does is unbelievable. The guy is despicable. And disingenuous.

  2. VotingFemale says:

    They are a confident nervy bunch of bastards…

    To publicly post that on the NEA website is beyond confidence and arrogance…

    Either they will win this political tug of war or they will be defeated in shame and disgrace.

    Damn bold of them

    • AFVET says:

      Detestable attempts to indoctrinate against the obvious opinion of the American People are dictatorial and will result in their demise.
      We are sick of Obama’s face everywhere we look, but you have to gut it up and listen to what he is telling us, no matter how insidious it is.
      The conservative media is the last bastion of true information.
      Long live the truth !

      BTW, love your blog.

  3. VotingFemale says:

    Is Sean Penn a secret courier go between for Obama and Castro/Chavez?

  4. AFVET says:

    The parents should either home school or get in the the face of the school systems that they are paying for and demand to see the curriculum (including film, and audio media) that these kids are being exposed to.
    This is the grass roots effort we need to stop this nonsense.

    This White House’s policies are destroying the country we grew up in, systematically, and on purpose. Any teacher that exposes this type of radical liberal garbage to the young pliable minds, that are the future of this country, should be fired, along with the administration that allowed them, or persuaded them, to do it.

    This effort to destroy the fabric of the Greatest Country the world has ever produced,
    and the Greatest Free Society the world has ever seen is detestable.

    There time is limited, Americans are awake and watching, and they know it.

    Great Post ADMIN !!! The indoctrination will continue as long as we let it.

  5. John says:

    Nice site – Wishing you and yours a very happy and prosperous new year !

  6. There’s a whole lot more Communist School Indoctrination going on now under Obama.

    Take a look at the long list we’ve found so far here: http://www.commieblaster.com/news/school_indoctrination.html

  7. US Department of Education Appears to Be Mandating 10th Graders Read “The Communist Manifesto” as Part of the 2009 No Child Left Behind Program


  8. raw says:

    Schooling is an extremely important portion of just about every child’s life, nevertheless I actually do believe that public school offers boys and girls expertise in addition to life training that a private or homeschooling simply cannot guide them. Playing with other people their own age group along with stuff such as that is very important to each young kid.

    • admin says:

      With all due respect, you seem to think homeschooled students live in a closet, basement, or in Amish country. Many are affiliated with churches, many are affiliated with charter schools. All the families I know who homeschool (and I use to be an English teacher for an online Christian academy for homeschoolers) have access to a wealth of outside play experiences and groups, such as Boys and Girls Club, Little League, homeschool play and sports groups, art classes, community theater, and many others. They are involved in many community youth activities and participate in 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and more. In fact, I’d wager they are involved with their community as much, if not more, than the average public school student is (if you take all public school students, from Detroit to Boise to NYC to Watts to TX to Hawaii) and averaged it out.

      Homeschooling parents are able to filter out the “bad influences” that public schools can’t/won’t do. Homeschooled children can progress at their own rate and get one-on-one attention, unlike public school students. If I didn’t have to work full-time when my kids were young, I would have definitely homeschooled them. And I would have chosen for them to read classic literature rather than the crapolla of leftist radical Saul Alinsky.

      Liberals seem to think only public school teachers can teach children… HA! How do they explain the children who fail? Often, by blaming the parents. So, if a child learns, it’s to the teacher’s credit, but all failure falls on the parents? I believe it is more a mix, and because of the changes liberals have implemented in schools over the past 40-plus years, our students in the public forum are scoring more poorly in many cities than they did four decades ago.

      You’re of a mind that homeschoolers are at some kind of disadvantage, but truth is, they score consistently higher on college entrance exams and have been at the top of the heap for national spelling bees and other academic competitions. Public schools have a poor failure rate with students, particularly those in urban areas. I don’t know what’s the magic answer to solve the problems of public schools, but slamming home schools is, frankly, ignorant.