How to take over America by Barack Obama

Not a quote but a philosophy


Investor’s Business Daily
Obama’s Radical Roots And Rules
Thursday August 14, 6:43 pm ET


Election ’08: 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.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s choice of the word “change” as his campaign’s central slogan is not the product of focus-group studies, or the brainstorming sessions of his political consultants.

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 it together!'”

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.”

Capitalism always was considered the enemy. “America’s corporations are a spiritual slum,” he wrote, “and their arrogance is the major threat to our future as a free society.” Is it surprising that an Alinsky disciple such as Obama can promise so blithely to increase taxes on CEOs?

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 political relativity.”

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.”

Alinsky’s writings even explain what often seems like Obama’s oversized ego. In New Hampshire in January, for example, the senator told an audience that “a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany … and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama.”

It was a bizarre spectacle, but consider that Alinsky believed that “anyone who is working against the haves is always facing odds, and in many cases heavy odds. If he or she does not have that complete self-confidence (or call it ego) that he can win, then the battle is lost before it is even begun.”

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.”

Alinsky also readily admitted that he didn’t trust the people themselves. “It is the schizophrenia of a free society that we outwardly espouse faith in the people but inwardly have strong doubts whether the people can be trusted,” he wrote. “Seeking some meaning in life,” the middle class, according to Alinsky, “turn to an extreme chauvinism and become defenders of the ‘American’ faith.”

This is evocative of Obama’s remark during the primaries that small-town Americans are “bitter” and “cling to guns or religion.”

Obama is also following Alinsky’s instructions to the hard left for attaining power in America. In the last chapter of “Rules for Radicals,” titled “The Way Ahead,” is found this declaration: “Activists and radicals, on and off our college campuses — people who are committed to change — must make a complete turnabout.”

Alinsky noted that “our rebels have contemptuously rejected the values and way of life of the middle class. They have stigmatized it as materialistic, decadent, bourgeois, degenerate, imperialistic, war-mongering, brutalized and corrupt.”

According to Alinsky, “They are right,” but he cautioned his comrades that “the power and the people are in the big middle-class majority.” Therefore, an effective radical activist “discards the rhetoric that always says ‘pig'” in reference to police officers, plus other forms of disguise, “to radicalize parts of the middle class.”

Obama’s rhetorical window-dressing is easily recognizable as Alinskyesque camouflage. New annual spending of more than $340 billion, as estimated by the National Taxpayers Union, is merely a wish to “recast” the safety net woven by FDR and LBJ, as Obama describes it in his writings. The free market is disparaged as a “winner-take-all” economy. Big tax increases masquerade as “restoring fairness to the economy.”

Barack Obama’s “Change We Can Believe In” is simply socialism — imposed by stratagem because Americans have never believed in Marxist economics. Saul Alinsky understood this, and his ghost is alive and well — and threatening to haunt the White House.


Russian Army digs in Georgian Countryside

Hugo Chavez. You know who started the War in Georgia ? It was George Bush !


Chavez Accuses the US of Direct Intervention in South Ossetia Conflict

Map of Georgia and South Ossetia

Mérida, August 15, 2008 (– On Thursday night, upon his arrival in Paraguay for the inauguration of the recently elected President Fernando Lugo, Hugo Chavez made a declaration in which he accused the United States government of intervening directly with Georgia in the conflict against South Ossetia.

South Ossetia is a part of Georgia, which is claiming and fighting for its independence. Georgia has recently been given permission to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and has a close relationship with the United States, including sending troops to Iraq. On August 7 Georgia launched aerial bombardment and ground attacks on South Ossetia, to which Russia responded by mobilizing its military into the area.

George Bush has demanded that Russia respect Georgia’s territorial integrity and withdraw the troops it sent there a week ago.

“I am almost certain that it was the president of the United States, the imperialist George Bush, who ordered the movement of the Georgian troops towards South Ossetia, killing innocent people, and with good reason Russia acted,” Chavez said.

He indicated that the US government is trying to fence in Russia, “Because this country rose up and now is a new world potential thanks to the work of ex-president Vladmir Putin.”

Chavez added that he hopes that “whoever wins the presidency in the U.S learns and reconsiders the legitimate sovereignty of countries and understands that in Latin America there is a revolution… a peaceful revolution because our people have discovered a fundamental weapon, which is the vote.”

The Venezuelan government, in an official statement, celebrated the steps in favor of the reestablishment of peace in South Ossetia.

“Venezuela has been following, with concern, the development of the conflict, and in particular the increase in unacceptable acts of violence perpetrated by the Georgian troops against the South Ossetian population. In this sense, Venezuela reiterates its rejection of all actions that violate human rights, especially the right to life.”

“The military offensive by Georgia in South Ossetia, without any valid reason, spread the calls to war in the Caucasus region. This conflict was planned, prepared and ordered by the government of the United States, which, far from promoting the reestablishment of peace in the area, went to work on encouraging the aggression of the Georgian government. The international community was, once more, witness to the reoccurring policy of destabilization and incitement to violence that North American imperialism is used to putting in practice in distinct regions of the world.”

“Likewise, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela observed that the Russian Federation, protected by international agreements that legitimize the presence of its peace forces in South Ossetia, acted to preserve the life of the South Ossetian population…”

“Finally, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, lover of peace and fervent defender of human rights, advocates that the given steps lead to lasting peace in South Ossetia and in the whole region of the Caucasus, and invites the European countries to not permit that external actors put the stability of the European continent and the peace of the world at risk.”

Convict me next for killing Americans


Alleged al Qaeda propagandist: Convict me next

On Jan. 11, 2006, alleged al Qaeda propagandist Ali Hamza al Bahlul waved this sign _ declaring boycott in Arabic _ at the Pentagon's first effort to stage military trials at Guantánamo. It became part of the official record; since then three more detainees have declared plans to boycott the first U.S. war crimes tribunal since World War II.
On Jan. 11, 2006, alleged al Qaeda propagandist Ali Hamza al Bahlul waved this sign _ declaring boycott in Arabic _ at the Pentagon’s first effort to stage military trials at Guantánamo. It became part of the official record; since then three more detainees have declared plans to boycott the first U.S. war crimes tribunal since World War II.

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — An alleged al Qaeda filmmaker with a flair for the dramatic set the stage for the first no-contest war crimes trial Friday by declaring a boycott until he is sentenced.

”It is a legal farce,” Ali Hamza al Bahlul, 39, of Yemen, told his military judge, Air Force Col. Ronald Gregory.

”You are the judge and I am the accused,” he said. “At the same time you are my enemy. We really don’t accept this kind of logic.”

The slight man with a thick, trimmed black beard came to court in prison issue flip-flops and a tan camp uniform. He is accused of being Osama bin Laden’s media secretary and producing al Qaeda ”propaganda products,” chief among them a recruiting video based on the October 2000 suicide bombing of the USS Cole off Aden, Yemen. Seventeen American sailors died in the blast.

Bahlul announced that he already had learned of a verdict in the case of Osama bin Laden’s driver, Salim Hamdan, 40, who was convicted at the first contested war crimes tribunal since World War II.

He wanted to go next, he said, but stay in his prison camp cell until sentencing.

His Pentagon defense counsel, Air Force Reserves Maj. David Frakt, said he was prepared to fundamentally sit on his hands and not challenge the government’s evidence, because the Yemeni wanted it that way.

”His wish is to boycott. I’m not aware of any obligation . . . to put on a defense,” Frakt said.

Even so, he said, it’s the prosecution’s responsibility to prove guilt in a system that presumes innocence.

Meantime, Bahlul “does not recognize the legitimacy or validity of these proceedings and therefore does not wish any defense counsel to do anything that purports to be on his behalf.”

Frakt added that he would consult his New Jersey bar and Pentagon supervisor.

In earlier court sessions, Bahlul has admitted to being a member of al Qaeda but denied any role in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

A succession of defense attorneys assigned to the Bahlul case since 2004 had asserted a series of ethical dilemmas in being ordered to defend an alleged terrorist over his objections.

One former lawyer, Army Maj. Tom Fleener, put a previous court on notice that he believed Bahlul had been tortured in U.S. custody.

”He wants a speedy trial,” Frakt, a professor at the Western State University College of Law, announced in court after explaining that Bahlul repeatedly rejected his legal services.

In doing so, he appeared to kick-start a congressionally mandated 90-day speedy trial clock, meaning he could be tried by Christmas.

Lawyers were to huddle later in the day to draw up a trial schedule.

American Civil Liberties Union attorney Jennifer Turner, an observer, said the trial, as shaping up, would reflect poorly on the United States. ”To proceed without Mr. al Bahlul, without mounting a defense, destroys any possibility of any appearance of legitimacy and fairness,” she said. “And that’s not American justice.”

The Pentagon’s chief war crimes prosecutor, Army Col. Lawrence Morris, said that the government would still seek to compel his attendance.

Trial in absentia is ”a lawful measure,” particularly if an accused is disruptive, Morris said. But “obviously, it opens the process to criticism.”

Bahlul, who was first charged in 2004 in on-again, off-again proceedings, has long been the most dramatic of the detainees facing war crimes trial.

He fashioned a homemade sign declaring ”muqata’a” or ”boycott” in Arabic, and as a byproduct taught a succession of American observers and attorneys the word, muqata’a.

Friday he offered a lesson in Arab World jurisprudence. ”In Arab countries they do have the trials in absentia,” he told the judge. “You can do that here.”

He also apparently borrowed on his tradecraft in proposing a state-of-the-art solution to authenticate his daily refusal to attend trial: Send guards with a video camera to his cell each time, he said, and he’ll record it.

To force a detainee to court, the military tackles and shackles the man in his maximum-security cell and brings him to the tribunal chamber, a process that can take an hour or more.

Bahlul faces three war crimes charges — conspiracy to commit terror as a member of al Qaeda, providing material support for terror and soliciting to murder.

Conviction carries a maximum life sentence.

Friday’s hearing was the last in a nearly six-week session of military commission cases that saw a jury convict one of the 265 Guantánamo detainees, and pre-trial hearings in the cases of 10 others.

You dont need an ID to vote for Obama but you need one to get tickets to see him

CBS4 Denver

Coloradans Get Word On Who Gets Obama Tickets

The Obama campaign has started contacting people who will receive tickets to see the Democratic candidate give his acceptance speech at the Denver Broncos football stadium.The first Coloradans to be notified were contacted Thursday afternoon. Everyone getting a ticket will be notified by Friday night, the Obama campaign said.More than 80,000 people in Colorado asked for tickets. About half of the 75,000 seats at Invesco Field at Mile High are set aside for Coloradans, Obama officials said.

“The other states in the country obviously received substantially smaller allocations than Colorado,” said Jenny Backus, a senior Obama adviser for the convention. “We can tell you that demand and interest is high across the country.”

In Montana, the Obama campaign started notifying people Wednesday evening, said spokesman Caleb Weaver. Montana staffers are now vetting people who’ve been notified to make sure they have a place to stay and a way to get to Denver for the Aug. 28 event, he said.

“We haven’t put any strict requirements on the tickets,” Weaver said. “We just want to make sure the tickets will be used.”

He couldn’t say exactly how many people in the state will be granted tickets to the event, only that the requests have exceeded the handful of community credentials set aside for people from the state.

Jamie Jackson, a 32-year-old probation officer from Denver who caucused for Obama in February, was among the first in Colorado to learn she will have tickets to get into Invesco Field. She said she plans to go with her mother, Janet Lanier-Jackson, also an Obama supporter.

“I knew if I didn’t take her I’d be in trouble,” she said. “It’s really an exciting time and I’m glad the Democratic National Convention is here in Denver.”

Tickets must be picked up in person on Saturday or Sunday at one of 13 Obama campaign offices across the state. Those picking up a ticket must show a photo ID then activate their ticket online, by phone or in person by Aug. 19.

Any tickets not activated by then will be distributed to people on waiting lists.

One ticket-seeker whose name is on a waiting list now is Dan Pailas, a Boulder musician. He said he called for tickets Monday, four days after the campaign announced it had started a waiting list.

Less than 24 hours after convention officials and Obama campaign began taking requests last Wednesday, more than 60,000 people in the state called or registered online for tickets.

Pailas, who has given money to the Obama campaign, said he also posted a notice on Craiglist offering to buy tickets before finding out the Democratic National Convention Committee prohibits tickets from being sold. Convention officials say the barcodes on any tickets listed for sale online will be deactivated.

The first three nights of the Democratic National Convention will be held at the Pepsi Center. Obama’s speech, on the final night, was moved to accommodate more people.

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