“Rules for Radicals” Recommended on Obama’s Website for American Teachers… Something by Communist Mao Next?
Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson 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…
Welcome to Obama’s NEA:
Recommended Reading: Saul Alinsky, The American Organizer
Reveille for Radicals
by Saul Alinsky
Vintage; Reissue edition (October 23, 1989)
Rules for Radicals
by Saul Alinsky
Vintage; Reissue edition (October 23, 1989)
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.
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