Skip to comments.Alinsky's daughter: Here's the truth about Hillary the media won't tell you
Posted on 08/27/2016 7:37:36 PM PDT by amorphous
In 1993, the president of Wellesley College approved a new rule upon being contacted by Bill Clintons White House. The rule stated that all senior theses written by a president or first lady of the United States would be kept under lock and key. The rule was meant to keep the public ignorant about the radical ties of the first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to the radical Marxist organizer, Saul Alinsky. The 92-page thesis was titled, There is only the fight : An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.
The thesis became unlocked after the Clintons left the White House and is now posted online. After being ruled by Barack Obama, another Alinskyite, for 8 years, perhaps one might think the fact that the modern Democratic Party is completely taken over by Alinskyites is old news, but the connection between Alinsky and Hillary is special.
Hillary describes Alinsky as a neo-Hobbesian who objects to the consensual mystique surrounding political processes; for him, conflict is the route to power. Alinskys central focus, she notes, is that the community organizer must understand that conflict will arise and to redirect it and, as she quoted him in her thesis, be ...dedicated to changing the character of life of a particular community [and] has an initial function of serving as an abrasive agent to rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; to fan latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expressions... to provide a channel into which they can pour their frustration of the past; to create a mechanism which can drain off underlying guilt for having accepted the previous situation for so long a time. When those who represent the status quo label you [i.e. the community organizer] as an 'agitator' they are completely correct, for that is, in one word, your function--to agitate to the point of conflict.
" it could very well be that Hillarys model, which was to gain political power and wield it to gain social change, is simply her thesis finally realized."
The thesis in and of itself is limited to whether or not social justice can be attained through the tactics described by Alinsky in Reveille For Radicals, and the numerous speeches he gave on hundreds of college campuses in the 1950s and 1960s. What had become clear was that Alinskys previous organizing had fallen apart and almost all attempts to recapture the original intent had gone by the wayside.
Hillary noted that, Alinsky's lessons in organizing and mobilizing community action independent of extra-community strings appear to have been lost in the face of the lure of OEO money. Pointing out that the power of the government took away the work of the local organizer. It is here that we see her light bulb illuminate. With this reasoning, the better approach would be to be the government who had the power to force social change.
But just because Hillary criticized Alinskys model in 1969 doesnt mean she disagrees with his politics. In fact, it could very well be that Hillarys model, which was to gain political power and wield it to gain social change, is simply her thesis finally realized. She criticized Alinsky, not so much for his tactics, but for his focus on organization. What is possibly the best way to put Hillarys philosophy is what she told the Black Lives Matter movement, saying, I dont believe you change hearts, you change laws, you change allocation of resources, you change the way systems operate.
Hillary questions whether organizing as Alinsky did in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago and eventually across the country was effective enough because of the unanticipated results. She pointed to other lefty thinkers that criticized Alinsky as a showman rather than an activist.
"It is not whether Saul or Hillary are right about how to achieve democratic equality, or whose tactics are more effective, but of the failure of the philosophy behind it. "
It should also be noted that while Alinskys Reville for Radicals was directed at labor organizing, Rules For Radicals was directed at middle class youth, instructing them how to carry out his model in a new age. Ever the social observer, Alinsky recognized that the blue-collar workers of the 1930s were no longer, where its at, but that middle class youth of the 60s was ripe for organization. But also, the emphasis in the prologue of working within the system is eerily similar to Clintons argumentation. In her 2003 book, Living History, Clinton wrote, He believed you could change the system only from the outside. I didn't. Alinsky said I would be wasting my time, but my decision was an expression of my belief that the system could be changed from within.
At the end of Clintons thesis, she includes correspondence she received from Alinsky, and notes the personal interviews she conducted with him: twice in Boston in October 1968 and once at Wellesley in January 1969. She followed his organization, Industrial Areas Foundation, which was a training institute for communist radicals. She credited Saul Alinsky for both providing a topic and offering me a job. She never questioned the organizations ultimate goal to achieve a Marxist utopia. What drove Hillary was how to get there.
Hillarys whole life has been dedicated to socialist/communist ends. The fact that the arguments and the anger fomented by Alinsky in the 40s, 50s and 60s are the same arguments and anger of todays Obama/Clinton model is telling. For 75 years, inner city blacks have been poor, labor unions have worked to put their members out of a job, and everyday there is some new group claiming it doesnt have equality. All of these groups have been targeted by these so-called organizational geniuses. No matter what happens, either by the power/conflict ideals of Alinsky and Obama or by power grabs/money laundering of the Clintons, the lives of the people get worse. It is not whether Saul or Hillary are right about how to achieve democratic equality, or whose tactics are more effective, but of the failure of the philosophy behind it.
Hillary kept in contact with Alinsky throughout college and while in law school, she wrote him a letter claiming that she missed corresponding with him. The letter began, Dear Saul, When is that new book [Rules for Radicals] coming out or has it come and I somehow missed the fulfillment of Revelation? I have just had my one-thousandth conversation about Reveille [for Radicals] and need some new material to throw at people, she added, a reference to Alinskys 1946 book on his theories of community organizing.
David Brock, in his 1996 biography, "The Seduction of Hillary Rodham," called Hillary "Alinsky's daughter." That is an apt label. Where Alinsky tactics are used now on both sides to confuse and agitate, Hillary is poised to become the supreme leader with all the power and tools of our monstrous government at her fingertips.
Sauls daughter has it all figured out.
To keep the Brothers Down,,,
Circumstantial evidence that Webb Hubble wasn’t the only man she had sex with.
If a Republican presidential candidate had written a thesis describing the philosophy of someone from the extreme right, his alma mater would have released instantly.
If he had requested that the thesis be kept from the public, the institution would have (a) released it immediately, and (b) gone public with his attempt to sequester the material, taking advantage of the opportunity to get on a high horse about their commitment to “transparency” and “academic honesty” and their “duty to “history.”
If by some infinitesimal chance the institution had actually done the Republican candidate’s bidding and kept the thesis under lock and key, the need to have that decision reversed and demands to release the thesis would have been part of every interview, every press conference, every photo opportunity, ever interview of ever spokesperson of the candidates.
A coalition of concerned radical left-wing groups would have hand-delivered a petition bearing 25 million names to the Chancellor of the Republican Presidential Candidate’s alma mater, and every television network would have been on hand to record the event.
You would never have heard the end of it. Sheryl Crow and Lady GaGa would have performed songs about it before the audiences of major awards programs, like the Grammys and the MTV awards programs.
You’re not suggesting there’s a double standard are you??
I often wonder if old Alinsky himself wrote most of Hillary’s thesis for her.
no working up the ladder...
no putting in long hrs to attain something...
no work ethic whatsoever...
no working to better oneself for financial gain and stability...
that is all out...
submit and pay tribute to the elites and that's how you will get along...
the rest of us....our work does not matter as long as we comply happily...
we peons are all alike...
only the party people will live well...
Yes, the double standards are staggering, yet no longer surprising.
The only thing Hillary has ever done is destroy. It’s all she knows, it’s how she thinks, and its the only thing that has ever satisfied her.
And now she wants to finally accomplish her dream of destroying America.
Have you read it? I found it online recently and read it (ycch!). I can’t ‘hear’ her voice in any of it. I’m not saying it was ghost written - and I’m not saying it wasn’t ;’}
I agree about the double standard.
Mind-boggling to think that Hillary’s thesis would have been devastating to the Clintons in the 90s. Today, it’s not even an issue. The extreme left has gained a lot of ground.
Ben Carson pointed out the Hillary-Alinsky connection a few weeks ago.
In particular, he reminded us of Alinsky’s dedication of his book to Lucifer.
Which provides historical documentation of Hillary’s indirect connection to the devil.
In all fairness, I don't agree with that. I remember that election pretty clearly, and I don't think it would have been much of an issue, no matter what she said.
She could have stated in plain language that she had become a Communist, and it would have made no difference to anyone other than dedicated conservatives.
The MSM would have buried it under a lot of excuses and poppycock, and that would have been that.
I’ve only read excerpts and I agree that her voice is not there. Maybe what was released was not her original thesis. Maybe this is another piece of propaganda. I’m sure the college, just like everyone else, would be happy to help the Clintons in that regard.
That dumb ass chick couldn’t pass the bar til they rigged it for her. Of course she had her thesis done for her.
Just read something about the “ Hundred Monkeys.” Get enough to change, and they all fall in line. Hope Hillary has not gotten to that point yet.
If it weren't for double standards the Democrats would have no standards at all.
Probably. She’s not very bright.
I disagree. Hillary was already very controversial in the '92 campaign season. Adding communism to the list of her flaws may have produced a different result. The country was not as firmly divided, and far leftism was definitely not normal like it is today. The news media were nowhere near what they are today, doing what they are doing for Hillary. Ultimately, Perot gave the election to Bill.
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