Last month I heard these rumors and decided to look them up to see if they had any basis in fact.
Fact: Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909, Chicago, Illinois - June 12, 1972, Carmel, California) is generally considered the father of community organizing.
Fact: Thirteen years after Alinsky died, some of his former students hired Barack Obama to a $13,000 a year job as a community organizer in South Chicago.
Fact: In a few years Barack Obama became very proficient in the Alinsky Method of community organizing.
Unverified Rumor: Barack Obama became an instructor and teacher of the Alinsky Method to other community organizers.
Fact: One of Obama's early mentors in the Alinsky method was Mike Kruglik, who had this to say to Ryan Lizza of The New Republic, about Obama:
"He was a natural, the undisputed master of agitation, who could engage a room full of recruiting targets in a rapid-fire Socratic dialogue, nudging them to admit that they were not living up to their own standards. As with the panhandler, he could be aggressive and confrontational. With probing, sometimes personal questions, he would pinpoint the source of pain in their lives, tearing down their egos just enough before dangling a carrot of hope that they could make things better."
Analysis from the following editorial:
Source: Investors Business Daily Editorial
Obama has already translated several of Alinsky's rules into battle tactics, including:
• Rule: "Rub raw the resentments of the people; search out controversy and issues." In the mortgage meltdown, for instance, Obama vows to prosecute "predatory lenders" for "abusing" minority borrowers. He's also stoking class resentment by painting Wall Street and other executives as villains.
• Rule: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." In an ad to woo Hispanic voters, Obama demonized Rush Limbaugh by falsely claiming he made racist statements against immigrants.
• Rule: "A mass impression can be lasting and intimidating." This explains why Obama moved his acceptance speech to a football stadium and bussed in 85,000 supporters. Alinsky's son was so impressed, he praised Obama for learning his father's "lesson well."
• Rule: "Multiple issues mean constant action and life" for the cause. This is why Obama never harps on one issue, as Hillary did with health care. His platform is packed with grievances from "economic justice" to "reproductive justice" to "environmental justice."
Obama is following almost to the letter the blueprint for socialist revolution drafted by the father of community organizing.
Fact: Saul Alinsky dedicated his Rules for Radicals book to Lucifer, "the very first radical"
In his own words: "Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins -- or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom -- Lucifer."
Who is Lucifer?
And so the story goes: Lucifer was created by God as a perfect angel. He was called Lucifer while he lived in heaven. After he sinned and persistently refused to repent he was thrown out of heaven. When Lucifer was cast out of heaven he lost his name Lucifer and he became known as Satan. The beast is the name that the Bible gives to Satan when he comes to earth visibly and claims to be God. Satan will appear on earth as a glorious, visible being. He will have the appearance of God. He will require the whole world to worship him as their god.
Initial questions that remain:
Just what does Barack Obama have to offer... Other than a carrot of hope that he could make things better?
What type of person would dedicate anything to Lucifer?
Is there any documented evidence that Barack Obama actually read Alinsky's book or quoted anything from it?
Is there any documented evidence that Barack Obama actually taught the Alinsky Method to other community organizers?
If there is evidence out there, please post in the comments section.
If evidence is provided for the initial questions, here are some additional questions that remain:
What type of person would follow the teachings of anyone who dedicated anything to Lucifer?
How does someone follow these teachings all the way to the doorsteps of the White House?
This may sound crazy. Too outrageous to be true. If you don't believe the information provided above, please, look it up for yourself:
Source: Wikipedia - Saul_Alinsky
Source: www.americanthinker.com - obamas_alinsky_jujitsu
Source: www.markbeast.com - lucifer-satan-devil
Source: www.answers.com - Saul Alinsky
Again, if you are aware of the answers to any of the questions above, please post in the comments section. Thank you.
Lindsey Williams - Actionable Intelligence
6 years ago