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Obama and Alinsky |
August 29, 2008 |
OBAMA IS AN ALINSKY PROTÉGÉ
"Most Americans revile socialism, yet Barack Obama's poll
numbers remain competitive. One explanation: He's a longtime
disciple of a man whose mission was to teach radicals to
disguise their ideology. …
"One of Obama's main inspirations was a man dedicated to
revolutionary change that he was convinced ‘must be preceded
by a passive, affirmative, nonchallenging attitude toward change
among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so
defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that
they are willing to let go of the past and change the future.’
"Sen. Obama was trained by Chicago's Industrial Areas
Foundation, founded in 1940 by the radical organizer Saul
Alinsky. In the 1980s, Obama spent years as director of the
Developing Communities Project, which operated using Alinsky's
strategies, and was involved with two other Alinsky-oriented
entities, Acorn and Project Vote.
"On the Obama campaign Web site can be found a photo of him
teaching in a University of Chicago classroom with ‘Power
Analysis’ and ‘Relationships Built on Self Interest’ written on
the blackboard — key terms utilized in the Alinsky method.
"The far-left Alinsky had no time for liberalism or liberals,
declaring that ‘a liberal is (someone) who puts his foot down
firmly on thin air.’ He wanted nothing less than
transformational radicalism. ‘America was begun by its
radicals,’ he wrote. ‘America was built by its radicals. The
hope and future of America lies with its radicals.’ And so,
‘This is the job for today's radical — to fan the embers of
hopelessness into a flame to fight. To say, '. . . let us change
"Alinsky students ranged ‘from militant Indians to Chicanos
to Puerto Ricans to blacks from all parts of the black power
spectrum, from Panthers to radical philosophers, from a variety
of campus activists, S.D.S. and others, to a priest who was
joining a revolutionary party in South America.’ …
"Obama calls his years as an Alinskyesque community
organizer in Chicago ‘the best education I ever had, and
where I learned the true meaning of my Christian faith.’ But as
radicalism expert Richard Lawrence Poe has noted, ‘Camouflage is
key to Alinsky-style organizing. In organizing coalitions of
black churches in Chicago, Obama caught flak for not attending
church himself. He became an instant churchgoer.’
Indeed, Alinsky believed in sacrificing ethics and morals for
the great cause. ‘Ethical standards must be elastic to stretch
with the times,’ Alinsky wrote in his last book, ‘Rules for
Radicals,’ adding that ‘all values are relative in a world of
DEDICATED TO LUCIFER
"Published a year before Alinsky's death in 1972, ‘Rules
for Radicals’ includes a dedication in which he gives ‘an
over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical . . .
who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively
that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.’ …
"According to Alinsky, ‘Ego must be so all-pervading that the
personality of the organizer is contagious, that it converts the
people from despair to defiance, creating a mass ego.’" Source:
Investor’s Business Daily, Editorials & Opinion, 8/14/08
I WAS THERE
Alinsky played a major role in creation of Lyndon Johnson’s
"Great Society", which I tried to eliminate as Director of the
U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). I would have been
successful but for the fact that Richard Nixon, under siege,
retreated from his pledge that he would veto further funding of
programs subsidized by OEO.
As I may have mentioned before, as Director of OEO I had
2,000 employees who were retained directly on a government
payroll – 1,000 at headquarters and another 1,000 in ten
regional offices. But there were some 500,000 radical activists
employed by 10,000 non-profit corporations subsidized almost
entirely by the U.S. taxpayers through OEO.
Virtually all of these entities were pursuing the Alinsky-Hillary
Rodham-Barack Obama agenda.
China & the NAU |
August 26, 2008 |
CHINA’S VERSION OF EUROPEAN UNION MAY BE A
MODEL FOR BUSH’S NAU
Is Red China’s version of the European Union a model for what
President Bush plans to achieve in North America?
According to an important article in Foreign Affairs
magazine, the publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, "In
Asia, current tensions between China and Japan have not
prevented proposals for a free-trade zone, a common currency,
and an investment bank for the region.
"Chinese in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore,
Taiwan, and Vietnam draw their adopted countries toward Beijing.
China will not expand territorially (except titularly when
Taiwan rejoins the mainland), but it will move to consolidate an
economic network that will contain all the elements of
production, except, perhaps, raw materials. Japan will adjust
to China’s primacy, and even South Korea will see the writing on
the wall." Source: Richard Rosecrance (Adjunct
Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of
Government and Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science
and International Affairs, both at Harvard University) and
Arthur Stein (Professor of Political Science at UCLA), Foreign
Affairs, July/August 2008, p. 145
Chinese Olympics - the Real Facts |
August 25, 2008 |
THE PLA GOOSE-STEPPED WITH NO OBJECTION FROM
Here are some facts about the Chicom Olympics which the media
chose to ignore. Bill Hawkins has done an excellent job of
describing the Red reality:
"[T]he symbolism that attended the raising of the Olympic
flag was most revealing and disturbing. The flag was turned over
to an honor guard of People’s Liberation Army soldiers, who then
goose-stepped past the crowd. The scene had to remind anyone
with a sense of history of the 1936 Olympics held in Nazi
"[B]eijing offers strong support to dictatorships in other
parts of the world whose crimes destabilize entire regions. That
support even clouded the Olympics. The Chinese government
revoked a visa for U.S. Olympic gold medalist speed-skater Joey
Cheek: This was not because Cheek protested Chinese human rights
abuses or called for the independence of Tibet or Taiwan. It was
because Cheek was a co-founder of Team Darfur, a group of more
than 75 Olympic athletes who call attention to the genocide
taking place in the Sudan. Beijing is the principle supporter of
the Khartoum regime. The Bush administration did not force
Beijing to reinstate Cheek’s visa, despite calls from Congress
to do so."
SUPPORT FOR GNPOC IN SUDAN FUELS BEIJING’S OIL AMBITIONS
"Beijing’s support for Khartoum is rooted in its trade and
investment policies. Sudan’s large oil reserves are needed by
Chinese industry. China has invested over $10 billion in
Sudan. State-owned China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC)
owns the largest share (40%) in the Great Nile Petroleum
Operating Co. (GNPOC). State-owned China Petroleum Engineering &
Construction (CPEC) has built a pipeline from the GNPOC fields
to the Red Sea, and a refinery complex outside Khartoum."
BUSH’S PAULSON HELPED SEAL THE DEAL FOR PETROCHINA
"CNPC owns most of a field in Darfur and 41% of a field in
the Melut Basin. Another Chinese state firm, Sinopec, is
building a pipeline to Port Sudan on the Red Sea, where CPEC is
building a tanker terminal. About 70% of Sudan’s oil exports
go to China, and account for 10% of China’s oil imports. The
oil facilities are staffed and operated by Chinese ‘guest
workers’ who assure Beijing’s control. David Blair, a reporter
for the London Telegraph has reported seeing ‘Freshly
painted billboards in Khartoum that carry pictures of smiling
Chinese oil workers and the slogan: "CNPC - Your close friend
and faithful partner."’
"In exchange for oil, Beijing provides weapons and
diplomatic support. China has supplied Sudan with tanks,
artillery, helicopters, and combat aircraft. Darfur has been
saturated with Chinese landmines. Beijing has helped Sudan build
its own factories to manufacture small arms and ammunition, the
real weapons of mass destruction in Khartoum’s campaign of
ethnic cleansing. It is estimated that as much as 80% of Sudan’s
oil revenue go to the purchase of weapons, while the general
population remains one of the poorest in the world."
GEORGE AND BILL: TWO PEAS IN A POD
"Unfortunately, before President Bush got to the part of his
speech in Bangkok about Chinese human rights, he spent much more
time talking about the U.S.-Chinese partnership, mainly in
economic terms. This priority of investment and trade with
China, much of it to replace American production, was carried
over from the Clinton administration into the Bush era.
Former Clinton Undersecretary of Commerce Jeffrey Garten
recounts in his 1997 book The Big Ten how the
transnational business community persuaded President Clinton to
abandon his worries about the Chinese dictatorship, ‘I saw no
issue which raised more concern and emotion in the business
community than the tying of trade to human rights in China.’"
GWB TRADES U.S. JOBS FOR CHICOM LOANS
"Partnerships with China are always bad for the
people in the subordinate country. Though not involving the
overt violence used in Sudan, Beijing has inflicted losses on
America as it has ‘reformed’ its economic policy from Marxism to
fascism. A study released July 30th by the Economic Policy
Institute detailed the impact that the growing U.S. trade
deficit with China is having on American jobs, wages and key
industries. ‘Between 2001 and 2007, 2.3 million American jobs
were lost due to the China trade gap, including 366,000 last
year’ reports EPI. Those displaced workers lost an average of
$8,146 in wages last year, a total of $19.4 billion, as they
were only able to find lower-paying jobs. Economic pressure can
be just as unrelenting as militia groups in its ability to
dislocate people and destroy communities.
"Beyond the negative economic effects of the trade deficit
with China ($256 billion last year), the flow of hard currency,
investment capital and advanced technology is expanding Chinese
industrial capacity and financial clout. Beijing’s new economic
strength is used to support a military buildup and diplomatic
initiatives aimed at undermining American influence and
interests in every corner of the globe.
"It is disconcerting how many people do not understand Samuel
P. Huntington’s warning, ‘that economic activity is a source of
power as well as well-being.’ Consider reactions to a new
forecast that China could overtake the United States as the
world’s largest producer of manufactured goods next year. John
Engler, president of the National Association of Manufacturers,
told The Financial Times (August 10th) it was
‘inevitable’ that China would take over on account of its size.
‘This should be a wholesome development for the U.S., for it
promises both political stability for the world’s largest
country and continuing opportunities for the U.S. to export to,
and invest in, the world’s fastest-growing economy.’ Yet, it is
American corporate investment that is helping China grow, and
U.S. exports are dwarfed by what China sells in the American
market. The result is a shifting balance of power. Adam Smith in
The Wealth of Nations noted that ‘The wealth of a
neighboring nation, however, though dangerous in war and
politics, is certainly advantageous in trade.’ Engler’s group is
dominated by transnational trading firms whose narrow focus is
divorced from any regard for national life. His desire to gain
private profit by helping China rise as a rival to the United
States is disgraceful.
"Whether it is in Khartoum or Washington, the Beijing regime
corrupts everything it touches. It does no good to talk about
China’s problematic behavior when American actions work to
strengthen the Beijing regime. U.S. policy must change to
redress the dangerous imbalance in economic relations with China
that has been allowed to develop.
"China’s export-led growth is not just based on cheap labor,
especially as it expands into strategic and high-tech sectors of
its economy. Subsidies, currency manipulation, and the theft
of intellectual property are all part of Beijing’s game plan to
dominate global industrial markets. These tactics are,
however, all open to countermeasures by properly drafted and
enforced domestic U.S. trade laws. While some of these Chinese
offenses have been challenged by U.S. cases at the World Trade
Organization, that route is long and uncertain. Congress has
repeated passed bi-partisan resolutions defending the sovereign
right to use American trade laws independent of any WTO action.
The next president needs to enforce existing laws more
forcefully and against a broader sweep of the economy than
either the Clinton or Bush administrations have done. China
cannot be allowed to take larger market shares away from
MILITARILY APPLICABLE TECH TRANSFERS MUST BE
"Licensing of technology for use in China needs to be
significantly tightened, and many more Federal resources need
to be devoted to policing any licenses granted to prevent
technology from reaching the Chinese military and defense
industry. Indeed, with Chinese theft of intellectual
property so pervasive, the general rule should be to allow
nothing of value to reach China, as it is certain to end up in
the wrong hands."
BUSH HAS TRANSFERRED $1 TRILLION TO RED CHINA
"Finally, as a result of transferring over a $1 trillion to
China via the trade deficit this decade, safeguards must be
established to prevent Beijing from using this horde of cash to
buy strategic American assets and spread its influence deeper
into the U.S. economy and politics. The Committee on Foreign
Investment in the United States should treat all Chinese
investments as being under the control of the Beijing regime,
and inherently a threat to national security if used to acquire
access to manufacturing, technology, infrastructure, natural
resources or financial institutions. CFIUS has the power to
block all such acquisitions and should not hesitate to do so.
"A dramatic scaling back of trade with China is only part of
the program needed to maintain U.S. preeminence. Americans need
to produce more, develop new technology, increase capital
formation, and become less dependent on foreign sources for
energy and other inputs vital to a growing economy. Contests at
the Olympics are decided by competition, but so are contests in
the international economy and the world at large." Source:
William R. Hawkins, Accuracy in Media, 8/19/08
Stop the Mexican Raid on Social Security |
August 22, 2008 |
U.S.-MEXICO AGREEMENT ON SOCIAL SECURITY FACES PUBLIC OPPOSITION
The proposed Social Security totalization agreement between the United States
and Mexico faces strong opposition from the public, according to a poll
conducted by The Conservative Caucus Foundation (TCCF).
When asked whether Congress should overturn the agreement (which has not yet
been submitted for approval), 96% said yes and only 2% no. The idea of a "global
welfare system" was opposed by 97%.
Only 36% had heard about the agreement, which was signed in 2004.
The poll was conducted by mail during the Spring of 2008 and received about
The Conservative Caucus Foundation (TCCF), founded in 1976, regularly
publishes studies on key public policy issues, including, for example, some
concerning Red China, the Panama Canal, nuclear disarmament, and SDI.
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JOHN EDWARDS IS ONE OF MANY
John Edwards’ name recognition is through the roof, although
not in a way that he would have preferred.
I do find it interesting, however, that conduct similar to
that for which Mr. Edwards is receiving so much attention, was
part of the repertoire of Warren Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt,
John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and, of course, William
Jefferson Clinton, not to mention Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
One can argue that the standards have changed and certainly
the rules have changed, but one must acknowledge that former
Senator Edwards has not handled this very well.
Senator Kennedy & Mexico |
August 15, 2008 |
THE SENATOR FROM MEXICO?
A foreign government presents an award to an elected official
of the United States for promoting legislation to grant amnesty
to illegal aliens. This is an outrage!
The Washington Post reported on July 20, 2008 that
Senator Edward M. Kennedy received Mexico’s
for his efforts to pass the Kennedy-McCain amnesty bill and
promote other policies which encourage illegal immigration.
Members of the United States government, who have sworn an
oath to the Constitution of the United States, should refuse any
such honors. The Senator should immediately return the award.
This isn’t the first time Senator Kennedy has advanced
foreign interests. CNSNews.com reported the following disturbing
October 20, 2006:
"In his book, which came out this week, Paul Kengor focuses
on a KGB letter written at the height of the Cold War that shows
that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) offered to assist Soviet
leaders in formulating a public relations strategy to counter
President Reagan’s foreign policy and to complicate his
The letter, dated May 14, 1983, was sent from the head of the
KGB to Yuri Andropov, who was then General Secretary of the
Soviet Union’s Communist Party.
In his letter, KGB head Viktor Chebrikov offered Andropov his
interpretation of Kennedy’s offer. Former U.S. Sen. John Tunney
(D-Calif.) had traveled to Moscow on behalf of Kennedy to seek
out a partnership with Andropov and other Soviet officials,
Kengor claims in his book." (from Paul Kengor’s book "The
Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism")
Indeed, with Senator Kennedy’s opposition to anti-Communist
freedom fighters in Nicaragua and Angola; as well as the Kennedy
family’s financial partnership with Communist dictator Hugo
Chavez, we ask the Senator to reconsider the
stands he has taken.
Join the Olympic Truth Squad |
August 12, 2008 |
JOIN THE COMMUNIST OLYMPICS TRUTH SQUAD
Can you help on an important project? While the liberal media
offers glowing coverage to the tyranny which rules Red China,
the truth that the media will avoid is more horrifying than most
people can even believe.
Freedom activists have been arrested and jailed. The
Communist-controlled internet censors mention of Communist
China’s crimes. Beijing harshly threatens countless numbers of
religious believers and supporters of freedom. The PRC profits
from killing prisoners for organ transplants.
Red China is the Number One polluter on Earth. Some of their
food is toxic and they have been found to use banned chemicals.
Here’s where your help can make a difference. China’s rulers
are counting on the media to sanitize their regime and ignore
To help balance pro-Beijing propaganda during the Olympics:
- Write "letters to the
- Call radio talk shows
- Make a 2-minute
commentary and post it on YouTube.
With your help, we can help balance the pro-Communist bias we
see in much of the media during the Olympics. By forwarding this
message to your friends, you can make an even great impact.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn |
August 11, 2008 |
SOLZHENITSYN’S PEN DEFEATED SOVIET SWORD
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the greatest man of the 20th
century, died on August 3, which happens to be the birth date of
the late Dr. Jonas Savimbi and my son, Samuel Joshua Phillips.
Sandra Day O'Connor |
August 6, 2008 |
SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR REPRESENTED THE JUDICIAL
VIEWS OF JIM BAKER AND BARRY GOLDWATER
Ronald Reagan was not a perfect President. Two of his
nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court – – – Anthony Kennedy and
Sandra Day O’Connor – – – have been major disappointments,
especially O’Connor, who has provably shown herself to be
perhaps the most pro-abortion justice ever to sit on the court.
Of course, O’Connor’s pro-abortion record in Arizona was
clear to all with eyes to see, which is why, in 1981, I led the
opposition to her confirmation.
Now, Mrs. O’Connor has used her position as a retired justice
sitting at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to
say it’s okay to punish people for praying in the name of Jesus
Concerned Women for America (CWA) points out "In Turner v.
City Council of the City of Fredericksburg, decided on July
23, Justice O’Connor said that a Fredericksburg City Council
policy that excluded council-member Rev. Hashmel Turner from
praying because he would have prayed in the name of Jesus did
not violate his freedom of speech, religious liberties, or the
"Justice O’Connor deemed the prayers at the Council
‘government speech’ and therefore determined that a requirement
that prayers be nonsectarian (not addressing any named deity) is
appropriate. She said, ‘The restriction that prayers be
nonsectarian in nature is designed to make prayers accessible to
people who come from a variety of backgrounds, not to exclude or
disparage a particular faith.’ Well, talk about twisted logic.
By making prayer more ‘accessible’ to others, the Council
excluded Rev. Turner from praying in the name of Jesus. What
about his access?
"By perverting the First Amendment, judges like O’Connor
prohibit something that the Founders wanted to protect – namely,
the freedom to pray according to your beliefs – and sanction
something the Founders wanted to prohibit, the government
dictating how you can pray."
According to Christian Newswire (7/28/08), "The Fourth
Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that the city council of
Fredericksburg, Virginia had proper authority to require
‘non-sectarian’ prayer content and exclude council-member Rev.
Hashmel Turner from the prayer rotation because he prayed ‘in
"Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, writing
the decision, said:
" ‘The restriction that prayers be nonsectarian in nature is
designed to make the prayers accessible to people who come from
a variety of backgrounds, not to exclude or disparage a
particular faith.’ …
"Gordon James Klingenschmitt, the former Navy chaplain who
faced court-martial for praying ‘in Jesus name’ in uniform (but
won the victory in Congress for other chaplains), defended Rev.
" ‘The Fredericksburg government violated everybody’s rights
by establishing a non-sectarian religion, and requiring all
prayers conform, or face punishment of exclusion. Justice
O’Connor showed her liberal colors today, by declaring the word
"Jesus" as illegal religious speech, which can be banned by any
council who wishes to ignore the First Amendment as she did.
Councilman Rev. Hashmel Turner should run for mayor, fire the
other council-members, and re-write the prayer policy. And if he
appeals to the Supreme Court, I pray he will win, in Jesus’
Promoting Accountability |
August 4, 2008 |
FOR ONCE, BUSHIES ARE CORRECT IN PREFERRING TO
HIRE PERSONS WHO AGREE WITH THEIR PROFESSED POLICIES
A core principle of a representative republic, such as the
U.S. was designed to be, is that, through the electoral process,
public policy can be held accountable to the citizenry.
The Civil Service system undercuts this principle of
accountability by providing secure employment to individuals
who, to an increasing degree, go beyond the implementation of
policies determined by their elected superiors to instead make
policy decisions on their own.
It is thus appropriate that, if a President is to be held
accountable to the states and the people, he must be able to
hold the employees in the Executive Branch accountable to him.
Currently, a political tempest is brewing to condemn
decisions by Justice Department employees to provide
preferential hiring to individuals who are sympathetic to the
policies of the President and his Attorney General. These
Justice Department officials are, in like manner, being
criticized for disfavoring individuals who are hostile to the
principles and policies of the President and the Attorney