Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Obama Channels Alinsky in Mideast Speech

In his major address on the Middle East last week, did President Obama quote from the centerpiece of radical community organizer Saul Alinsky's defining work?

While hailing the Arab uprisings sweeping the Middle East and North Africa, Obama laid out his foreign policy using terminology strikingly similar to Alinsky's mantra.
"There must be no doubt that the United States of America welcomes change that advances self-determination and opportunity," Obama stated. "Yes, there will be perils that accompany this moment of promise. But after decades of accepting the world as it is in the region, we have a chance to pursue the world as it should be."
One of Alinsky's major themes was contrasting how the world "is" and how "it should be."

In his defining work, "Rules for Radicals," which he dedicated to "the first rebel," Lucifer, Alinsky used those words to lay out his main agenda – that radical change must be brought about by working within a system instead of attacking a system from the outside.

"It is necessary to begin where the world is if we are going to change it to what we think it should be. That means working in the system," wrote Alinsky.
This is not the first time Obama used that phraseology

World Net Daily

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With gas prices on the rise and money becoming tighter, you just cant afford to be getting speeding tickets. The sad thing is that speeding tickets can be avoided with a decent radar detector. By decent I don’t mean a hundred dollar cobra from Wal-Mart, if you want any kind of warning from it you are going to have to shell out about two hundred dollars. These cheap models are nothing but a “ticket” detector; they let you know when you are about to get one. These cheap radar detectors are a dime a dozen and you really need to know which one is the best because it can be very confusing when trying to pick one out, believe me I have been there. I wasn’t born knowing all about the best radar detectors I have spent a few years scouring the internet searching for the white knight and I have found several.

radar detector reviews
radar detector reviews
radar detector reviews
radar detector reviews

[url=http://magicofmakingup.radardetectorhunt.com/radardetectorreviews.php]radar detector reviews[/url]
[url=http://samsungun55d8000ledtv.com/radardetectorreviews.php]radar detector reviews[/url]
[url=http://majormovesband.com/radardetectorreviews.php]radar detector reviews[/url]
[url=http://howtogetmyboyfriendback.net/radardetectorreviews.php]radar detector reviews[/url]