When Saul Alinsky Becomes Your God
Last night Big Government published Andrew Breitbart's final column from the Breitbart 2.0 relaunched site. The article and new design point the direction toward the new media future "Breitbartian conservatives" (Lee Stranahan's term) will now create.
The article arrives as another reminder of the theology taught by today's postmodern Marxist cults. Breitbart summarizes the 1998 Chicago play The Love Song of Saul Alinsky. And who's on the poster participating in a panel discussion? Then-State Senator "Baraka" Obama. Breitbart with some of the play's highlights:
So, what’s in the play? It truly is a love song to Alinsky. In the first few minutes of the play, Alinsky plays Moses – yes, the Biblical Moses – talking to God. The play glorifies Alinsky stealing food from restaurants and organizing others to do the same, explaining, “I saw it as a practical use of social ecology: you had members of the intellectual community, the hope of the future, eating regularly for six months, staying alive till they could make their contributions to society.”
In an introspective moment, Alinsky rips America: “My country … ‘tis of whatthehell / And justice up a tree … How much can you sell / What’s in it for me.” He grins about manipulating the Christian community to back his programs. He talks in glowing terms about engaging in Chicago politics with former Mayor Kelly. He rips the McCarthy committee, mocking, “Everyone was there, when you think back – Cotton Mather, Hester Prynn, Anne Hutchinson, Tom Paine, Tom Jefferson … Brandeis, Holmes … Gene Debs and the socialists … Huey Long … Imperial Wizards of all stripes … Father Coughlin and his money machine … Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd … and a kicking chorus of sterilized reactionaries singing O Come, All Ye Faithful …”
And Alinsky talks about being the first occupier – shutting down the O’Hare Airport by occupying all the toilet stalls, using chewing gum to “tie up the city, stop all traffic, and the shopping, in the Loop, and let everyone at City Hall know attention must be paid, and maybe we should talk about it.” As Alinsky says, “Students of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your juicy fruit.”
It's not a coincidence that at the same time Obama sits in the White House the Occupy movement rises to attack all of his political enemies. In Alinskyite strategy it's called "good cop" and "bad cop."
See Also: My article here at PJM on Andrew Breitbart's 5 gifts to Generation Y Conservatism.