Saul Alinsky is a real “Pride of Socialism” or POS. He got his start in “community organizing for social justice” as a young college student when he discovered that honest people are easy to exploit and that fraud pays. This developmentally arrested POS actually created a “free lunch” system that all his equally morally bankrupt followers benefit. Most people would be ashamed of such behavior, Saul Alinsky was so proud of this childish, illegal and morally bankrupt scheme that he was still bragging about it up to the time of his death.
As a penniless student at the University of Chicago, Saul Alinsky hit upon a clever way to eat meals without having to pay for them. Alinsky ‚Äì viewed by many progressives as the father of the social justice movement ‚Äì described this technique in an interview given to Playboy magazine just before his death in 1972.
This adolescent immaturity was inspiring to many, an actual “free lunch” was the dream of all aspiring socialists, and the POS had just discovered a way to make the impossible a reality. It was utopia on earth for socialists, a real “free lunch.” This news was so exciting that young Hillary Clinton, attending the non-sexist inclusive all girls school of Wellesley College, invited Saul Alinsky to spread his message of moral depravity to the next generation of POSs. She even wrote her Senior Thesis on his tactics and even attempted to improve upon it. While Saul was an outsider fighting the existing power, a Marx figure, Hillary wanted to capture the power and use it to impose her will on society, a Lenin/Stalin figure.
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.” …Hillary describes Alinsky as a “neo-Hobbesian who objects to the consensual mystique surrounding political processes; for him, conflict is the route to power.” Alinsky’s 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 “…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.
The importance of this “neo-Alinsky” philosophy is that capturing the Government is the tool to affect social change. Facts, reason, numbers, and science aren’t part of that equation, “social justice” is. Socialism isn’t self-sustaining, it is a downward spiral of forever cutting an ever shrinking pie into smaller and smaller pieces. Governments don’t produce wealth, they redistribute it. “From each according to their ability to each according to their needs.” The entire system is designed to break the will of the honest, independent, hardworking ethical citizen, and turn them into needy dependents of the State. In socialists systems, the needy squeaky wheels get the grease. Being an able bodied hard working person is a curse. In the dystopian book about a socialist utopia “Animal Farm,” the true believing hard working draft horse Boxer eventually gets shipped off to the glue factory as thanks for all his loyalty and support.
Because socialism isn’t self-sustaining, POSs are always looking for a revenue source to loot. They are always looking for their next Boxer to exploit. In the 1980s the Social Justice Warriors or SJWs decided Tobacco was a social evil. As a young man, I always thought that was odd. Tobacco’s harm was self-inflicted, it was a legal product, it had warning labels printed on it, and it had a very important role in American history. Alcohol, on the other hand, often destroyed not only the lives of the user, but also many innocent people as well. In my opinion, it was a much much much more logical target for the SJWs than tobacco, especially when many SJWs were telling Women that they had the right to do what they wanted with their “bodies” (plural)…except smoke.
What then was the SJW’s solution to the gianormous social ill of Tobacco? Did they ban it like all other harmful and addictive drugs? Surely, if the evil was so great, the SJW’s would step in and protect the public. Nope, the SJW’s pretty much protected the status quo, but sued and taxed the Tobacco Companies. They turned the Tobacco Companies from being revenue sources for the Republicans into being revenue sources for the Democrats. This is a genius political strategy, it redirected the opposition’s supply chain into their camp, and the Democrats got to claim the moral high ground in this fraud.
The problem is, the Tobacco settlement money is/has run out, and the evidence shows, this was never a health issue, it was and always has been a political issue.
Broken Promises to Our Children
Despite receiving more than $26 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, the states continue to shortchange tobacco prevention and cessation programs that are proven to save lives and money.
The corruption of this program run by the sanctimonious SWJs is so comprehensive, even the Lung Association can’t remain silent.
This misuse of tobacco settlement funds continues to this day. According to the “State of Tobacco Control 2016” report, 40 states and the District of Columbia got a failing grade for spending less than 50 percent of what the CDC recommends should be spent on tobacco prevention programs in its Best Practices. That’s over 80 percent of states that failed the test!…In total, states are spending close to $470 million on tobacco prevention and cessation programs in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. However, this is less than 2 cents of every dollar or close to $26 billion total that states receive from tobacco settlement payments and tobacco taxes each and every year.
Why am I writing about the Tobacco Settlement in a climate change blog you ask? Because CO2 is simply the next Tobacco Settlement. The SJW looters have squandered all the Tobacco Settlement money, and they need to be fed. Tobacco, Utilities, Energy, Soft Drinks/Staples, Drugs, and Healthcare are the ideal industries to loot. They are all recurring revenue sources with what economists call “inelastic demand” meaning that you can tax it and you won’t kill the host because the cost increase is easily passed on to the consumer. For the parasitic socialist system to survive, it must keep the host alive or they both die. Taxation is and always will be the objective of the SJWs, the sanctimonious packaging “social justice” is simply to fool the gullible. Socialism doesn’t survive by doing good for its people, it survives by continually finding new food supplies to feed the angry socialist Alligators.
Only when one understands the political strategy detailed above does climate change make any sense. Climate change isn’t about science, it is about politics. In reference to Rule For Radicals #1: Power is What the Enemy Thinks You Have, the power the climate alarmists project is the illusion of a “consensus,” supported by “peer review” and Academic and Scientific Organizations. The power they think they have is that they have fooled everyone that the “science” supports their position, and they have gone to great lengths to manufacture that facade. For the real scientists to win the hearts and minds of the public, they need to expand their approach from arguing the science, to playing politics. If they are going to win in the political area, they must first “Know-thy-Enemy,” and that is what this Rules for Climate Radicals series hopes to accomplish/expose. Real scientists must understand and incorporate the tactics of the SJWs in their efforts, or risk losing the war for climate truth.