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Hell on Earth: Alinsky, Beck, Satan and Me, Part II

August 17, 2009

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[This is part two of the series “Beck, Alinsky, Satan and Me]

Picking up where we left off, Obama/ACORN strategy guru Saul Alinsky began his manual for leftists by dedicating it to Satan, “the first radical known to man” who “rebelled against the establishment, and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom.” We noted that the kingdom Alinsky thought was some kind of achievement to inspire other radicals was in fact hell. Here, in a nutshell, is why conservatives are conservative and why radicals are dangerous. Because conservatives pay attention to the consequences of actions, including their own, and radicals don’t.

And there’s a reason for that. What they are trying to do is not to improve the lot of all of us or even some of us, but to fill up a cosmic  emptiness, an emptiness they feel in their core. As Alinsky himself puts it, they are seeking to answer the question “Why am I here?” — a question which traditional religions attempt to answer but whose answers radicals scorn. Modern radicalism is a secular religion, and its hunger for meaning and hope and change cannot be satisfied by anything less than grandiose, totalizing schemes to transform the world. To bring up their failures, the enormities they are guilty of, the crimes committed in the name of their religion, is to strike a blow at hope itself, which is why they cannot and will not hear it.

One kind of hell or another is what radicalism — progressivism — has in fact achieved since the beginning of the modern age when it conducted the first genocide during the French Revolution. In a fever of revolutionary enthusiasm the Jacobins had changed the name of the cathedral of Notre Dame to the “Temple of Reason,” and then in the name of Reason proceeded to slaughter every Catholic in the Vendee region to purge supersitition from the earth. It was the precursor of Lenin’s destruction of 100,000 churches in the Soviet Union and the creation of a People’s Church to usher in the kingdom of socialist heaven, which led to the murder of 100 million people in Russia and China and the bankrupting of a continent before it mercifully collapsed — with progressives cheering it all the way and mourning over its demise. It was also the precursor of Pol Pot‘s decree that every Cambodian who wore glasses be killed in order that Cambodia be rid of bad ideas.

Not every progressive hell is a genocide, but many come close. The crusade to rid mankind of the scourge of DDT launched by the American environmentalist Rachel Carson wound up killing 100 million childrenmainly black Africans under the age of 5 — between 1975 and the present, and the killing is still going on. The crusade of the left to liberate gays from a “sex-negative culture” destroyed the public health system’s ability to control domestic epidemics and led to the deaths of more than 300,000 gay men in the prime of life.

The left’s crusade to build a welfare utopia destroyed the inner-city black family, spawned tens of millions of fatherless black children, and created a mass intractable and violent underclass which is still with us and growing today.

The leftist monopoly of the public school system in America’s major cities is daily destroying the lives of millions of poor black and Hispanic children while filling the coffers of the Democratic Party machine which keeps their oppression going.

But progressives never stop for a moment to look at the horrors they have wrought.

Look at the defense Alinsky’s disciples are making of the Obama socialized medicine plan as they ask distressed constituents at the townhall meetings, do you have Medicare and do you like it? That’s a government health care system that works. Oh? So why is it going bankrupt? Isn’t that the reason for the new system? This one of course is much bigger, so the bankruptcy will be much more painful and destructive. But there wouldn’t be a need for this “solution,” and the price of medical care wouldn’t so outrageous, if progressives hadn’t devised the present system in the first place.

So one rule for conservatives should be this: Don’t be so polite. When progressives propose their progressive solutions, remind them of the hell they have inflicted on the people they claim to want to help — gays, blacks, Hispanics, children. And that’s just for starters.

Part 3: Boring From Within

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39 Comments
  1. zeno permalink
    August 17, 2009 12:37 pm

    Like the ideological progressives that Horowitz describes, Conservatives are now prisoners of their own ideology.

    We are the only country in the civilized world without universal healthcare. Why?
    …because, in conservative theory, it cannot work.

    In reality, however, it has worked (in various ways) for quite a few countries and for quite a long time. 36 countries outrank the US according to the WHO.

    The US has the highest infant mortality rate among oecd countries, and the second highest preventable death rate.

    But of course, ideologues never let reality get in the way of theory. That goes for the left…and for the right.

    The right used to be anti ideology… now it has been corrupted by its own certainties.

    • In the know permalink
      August 17, 2009 1:33 pm

      Funny. Your “facts” don’t hold up.http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=167445 and http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/4/36/40321504.pdf both contradict your “talking points”. Please research your evidence provided by “the Ones” own disinformation burea. By the way, Canada and the UK have a very similar average comparable statistically to the U.S. All three countries have higher numbers of refugees (comparative to other OECD countries) and more forgiving immigration laws. Perhaps the larger percentage could be attributed to 1st world countries sheltering 3rd world peoples not properly educated on pre natal care? Lets see a study on that. Also, Canada and the UK? Don’t they have the best healthcare ever? The cure for all of our problems? Stop lying. This is not about healthcare…it’s about control.

    • Retired Soldier permalink
      August 18, 2009 6:20 am

      An example of how well the Government will run healthcare is the Health and Human Services management of the production of the H1n1 flu shots.

      • Retired Soldier permalink
        August 18, 2009 6:36 am

        I guess I accidently hit the enter key during my post.

        What I started to say to “Zero” is; “An example of how well the Government will run healthcare is the Health and Human Services management of the production of the H1n1 flu shots.

        140 million Shots were to be available this fall. They will have only 40 million. The Government wants the 40 million shots to be distributed to Pregnet women and children.

        Old people can eat s— and die.

        Just like the socialized healtcare being proposed will ultimately do.

        AND WHAT ABOUT THE DEATH PANEL that so many of you communists say isn’t in the health care bill … your right because they already snuck
        it into the already passed STIMULIS (my butt) Bill.

        Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) — Republican Senators are questioning whether President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill contains the right mix of tax breaks and cash infusions to jump-start the economy.
        Tragically, no one from either party is objecting to the health provisions slipped in without discussion. These provisions reflect the handiwork of Tom Daschle, until recently the nominee to head the Health and Human Services Department.
        Senators should read these provisions and vote against them because they are dangerous to your health. (Page numbers refer to H.R. 1 EH, pdf version).
        The bill’s health rules will affect “every individual in the United States” (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. Having electronic medical records at your fingertips, easily transferred to a hospital, is beneficial. It will help avoid duplicate tests and errors.
        But the bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”
        Keeping doctors informed of the newest medical findings is important, but enforcing uniformity goes too far.
        New Penalties
        Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties. “Meaningful user” isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time” (511, 518, 540-541)
        What penalties will deter your doctor from going beyond the electronically delivered protocols when your condition is atypical or you need an experimental treatment? The vagueness is intentional. In his book, Daschle proposed an appointed body with vast powers to make the “tough” decisions elected politicians won’t make.
        The stimulus bill does that, and calls it the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (190-192). The goal, Daschle’s book explained, is to slow the development and use of new medications and technologies because they are driving up costs. He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept “hopeless diagnoses” and “forgo experimental treatments,” and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system.
        Elderly Hardest Hit

        Zeno or Zero you are but one of the people Lenin refered to as a the useful idiots.

        • Dream Killer permalink
          December 3, 2009 12:49 pm

          I have a good friend who’s mother recently went in for a hip replacement. I know the “Death Clause” is already in force… Her Dr. told her that they didn’t feel she had enough “servicable” life left to warrant the hip replacement, even though she is otherwise fit as a fiddle and very active and healthy. This woman is in early 70’s. He gave her pain meds and suggested counseling. I completely agree with you and have seen it’s ugly head already rearing itself firsthand.

    • August 18, 2009 7:58 pm

      Wow, so much disinformation, where do I start ? First, using intelligence and practicality does not pidgoen-hole one as an ideologue. While, leftists can deny reality to further ther agenda however mindless, most conservatives do not want universal healthcare because it is a high-risk, low-return scheme which, if unsuccessful, will hasten hyper-inflation, or even depression. It will also kill incentives for anyone to become a doctor or medical professional. The insurance companies and hospitals along with the companies which research and develope medical products and services will continually decline for many reasons. They will have to pay for gov’t mandates, regulations, taxes, ect. which the ” public option ” will not have to endure. It’s not a fair fight for private industries. Freedom and competition with some common sense and good faith is the ideal and the most practical for all. Most of the un-insured are illegal aliens, young people in transition or the wealthy who pay cash for their needs.

    • Bob Fowler permalink
      August 19, 2009 9:12 am

      The WHO?! In case you haven’t noticed or deliberately overlooked the fact the WHO is a UN agency. There are few organizations in the world more anti American than the UN, nor more corrupt. Cite some statistics from a more rational and unimpeachable source. Fool!

    • Jerrell permalink
      September 3, 2009 12:10 pm

      “We are the only country in the civilized world without universal healthcare. Why? ”

      Because we are the only country in the world founded on the principle of individual sovereignty NOT centralized Gov’t.

    • jackbelias permalink
      October 26, 2009 5:58 am

      You assume it works in other nations. The democratic party along with international leftists say it works without a single flaw and you feel hope.

      Canadians and Europeans regularly come here and pay out of pocket for our “inferior” healthcare. Does that make any sense? They do it because we have better quality and availability of services. The fact that they do it tells us that Utopia sucks. Where will we go to pay out of pocket when we need an operation? Why would we want to pay twice as they do? Does paying twice really increase their quality of life?

      Think about those things in the future and dont let the party answere them for you.

    • Erik permalink
      October 29, 2009 9:30 am

      First of all, the WHO/UN study that puts all of these countries in front of us cannot be taken seriously. The information that was used in this study was mostly accepted and blindly used, without question, from the governments that gave them the information. INCLUDING THE ISLAND PRISON OF CUBA. The following is a direct quote taken from the study. The data has been “hampered by the weakness of routine information systems and insufficient attention to research.” Other information that went into deciding the ranking was how progressive the tax system is of a country. Obviously we lost ground there (for now at least). Also, the category of fairness went into the study. For example, take a rich person and a poor person who is sick. Then take another country that let both patients who are sick die. The UN study views the second example as superior to the country that keeps one of the patients alive.

      Now, when it comes to infant mortality you have to examine how the different countries come up with these numbers. For example, in Switzerland a baby must be 12 inches long to be counted as a live birth. In other countries babies must meet weight requirements. And in others, babies must be born after 26 weeks to count. In the US if a baby show ANY signs of life it is counted as a live birth.

      One has to be very careful when using statistics. You need to consider the source (American hating UN), and factors used to determine the results.

  2. Texmom permalink
    August 17, 2009 1:09 pm

    Zeno, I think it is too easy to fall into that trap on both sides of the aisle, and we all do. However, I still disagree with your take on the healthcare issue in particular and how best to solve it. Our country has already allowed government to take over way too many programs with very poor results. If it is really good healthcare we want (and not just more power for Washington), then there are many steps that could be taken to improve things very quickly WITHOUT government administration.

  3. A W Merrell permalink
    August 17, 2009 2:22 pm

    Zeno,

    Either you’ve never looked into those numbers, or you are consciously telling a falsehood. You place yourself in the unenviable position of either being deceived, or a deceiver. Lied to, and so naive as to believe it without question, or liar, who is willing to use lies to promote an end.

  4. Kenneth Hall permalink
    August 18, 2009 7:26 am

    Zeno, your like all those who want to be GOD! anyone who thinks they have the right to force people against their will to be charitable! Believes they have more of a right to infringe on peoples free will that GOD does! Does GOD come down and threaten to kill those who refuse to give to the needy? Does HE threaten us at the point of a gun (law enforcement) to help those around us? Why Not? Wouldn’t that make the world a better place? Look at Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the other strict Islamic countries they cut off hands, stone people to death, cut off heads in order to make people treat each other right! Should we should be like them? Should we use a point of a gun to make people stop smoking and drinking. How many lives would we save? Should we use the point of a gun to stop abortion that would have saved over 40,000,000 people?

    That’s the problem with educated IDIOTS they never think things thru!!!!!

    GOD keeps HIS distance for now in our affairs to give us the freedom to show what we really believe and what we really value! He is hidden to a degree in order to give people like you the balls to show your self! To show what your all about! To give you the impression it’s safe to come out of the closet and public proclaim your abominations and arrogance!

    Just like a wise hunter hides with a decoy of a week vulnerable animal out in the open GOD is using HIS sheep as decoys to bring the wolves into the open!

    Not because HE doesn’t know who they are but so the rest of us will understand why HE is throwing them into to the HELL they wanted to drag us all into!!!!!

    I really think we are wasting our time addressing ZENO because I’m sure like most liberals He, She, what ever has run away already after taking their pot shot in the back!

    • Alheimstead permalink
      October 18, 2009 11:20 pm

      ***Just like a wise hunter hides with a decoy of a week vulnerable animal out in the open GOD is using HIS sheep as decoys to bring the wolves into the open!
      ===============
      Love your answers here, Ken. As decoys for God – we sure are doing a great job right now!! The bad guys are out in full force and am afraid it’s going to get far worse, too.

      Liberal’s motto, “Don’t ever waste a crises.” Truth is, there is NO Health Care Crises! All doctors agree we must work on certain areas of HC but not a huge takeover….Goal of this fake Obama Crises is to gain control of each and everyone of us. By the government taking over the whole HC system, the Marxist liberal can then control and know everything about each citizen. Our records will all be online! The Marxist liberal could care less about us, clearly evident by – [1] no tort reform, [2] no interstate public insurance, [3] rationed health care mostly affecting elderly and handicapped, [4] increased taxes for everyone, [5] mandatory HC insurance, [6] unwillingness of Congress to post the bill via internet, [7] squeezing all republicans out of HC talks, [8] turning down Canada’s offer for cheaper prices on medications in favor of Pharma, the Obama-Chicago connection. This could go on and on.

      My son will soon be doing a residency. He already had residency offers lined up for Orthopedic surgery. At the last minute, he changed his mind and has decided to go with his first choice of Anesthesiology. He thought we would be disappointed. Far from it. After studying the HC3200, this is a better pick. Government will have complete control of all doctors especially those who are specialists and surgeons. They plan to cap and place restrictions on everything!! Designing the HC bill are lawyers and special interest groups!! A patient won’t be able to sue, the government will sue the doctor for the patient, while all the while, big government’s wallet grows bigger and bigger! Nothing good can possibly come from Obamacare. Congress is making sure of this. This is also evident by Democrat’s refusal to sign up for the same HC plan we citizens will have.

  5. August 18, 2009 8:34 am

    And so real was that illusion of the “future” in the eyes of the implementers of socialism, so vital was that conceit to its core justification, that they defined and dehumanized all who lay in their (i.e., History’s) way as nothing more than manifestations of “counter-revolution,” that magnum crimen. Communist practice thus proceeded decisively to effect the “disappearance” of “reactionary classes” (e.g., liquidation of the kulaks, the Cultural Revolution), “reactionary peoples” (e.g., Soviet starvation of non-Russians, Khmer Rouge atrocities against ethnic Vietnamese), and any and all “reactionary” individuals — with that chorus of Western fellow travelers praising the savagery as a “step forward,” even a Great Leap.

    FROM “What’s Really Reactionary?”

  6. virgil xenophon permalink
    August 18, 2009 12:03 pm

    Zeno confuses the measurements of a nation’s health with the medical outcomes it’s health-care provides. Such things as longevity, etc., have almost nothing to do with a nation’s medical system and everything to do with the genetic make-up, diet, climate and lifestyles–all factors independent of “medicine.” MEDICAL outcomes, however, ARE a measure of the effectiveness of a nation’s health-care system and in this regard our system far and away delivers the world’s most superior health-care by any index used–survival rates for breast and prostate cancer–you name it on down the line with the exception of infant mortality whose outcomes in the US are heavily skewed by immigration–both legal and illegal–from South and Central Americans whose pre-natal care is almost non-existent and by the heroic efforts to save every birth through advanced surgical/technology techniques whereas other nations don’t even try in similiar circumstances–thus their survival rates for “live births” is artificially
    high.

    OR…..one could use good old HS physics level vector analysis to gauge which way the arrows of “foot traffic” are going for those seeking medical treatment the world over. To even ask the question is to answer it. The vast majority of the resultant arrows point INTO the US, NOT away. Those seeking superior medical outcomes ALWAYS come here if they can afford it. One does NOT see vast numbers of people fleeing to London and Toronto seeking medical treatment save for rare exception.

    • Alheimstead permalink
      October 18, 2009 11:38 pm

      “Those seeking superior medical outcomes ALWAYS come here if they can afford it. One does NOT see vast numbers of people fleeing to London and Toronto seeking medical treatment save for rare exception.”
      ========
      Virgil, You are absolutely correct. Fascinating and internationally known hospitals such as MD Anderson – Houston and MAO Clinic – MN, will eventually cease to exist – if a liberal HC bill is passed.

  7. Glenn Reynolds permalink
    August 18, 2009 9:03 pm

    So breathtaking in its simplicity, and so simple in its idiocy. “Conservatives pay attention to consequences, and radicals don’t?” That’s hilarious. And it’s nice to know that no one with religious affiliation ever hurt anyone. And Rachel Carson demonized as the source of all evil. Silly. And leftists somehow created the problems of the inner city? Really?! They weren’t responding to them? Ha ha.
    David, if you want us to take you seriously, put forth a real argument, not trite propaganda. Thanks…

    • In the know permalink
      August 19, 2009 7:19 am

      Your questioning of factual circumstances offer no counter arguments citing factual support. They are simply argumentum ad hominem. You espouse no validity to your argument.

  8. Joseph White permalink
    August 19, 2009 8:58 pm

    Let’s look at this from the side of logic. The government has yet to run a successful service that they don’t cut down to the bare bones.

    Social Security – This was supposed to be a lockbox program and women would get it when their husbands died. It was supposed to be an insurance program only. Now, it’s a retirement fund and it’s going broke. And as long as we kill our babies, it will go broke even faster.

    Medicare/Medicaid – I’ve worked in the medical field and watched illegal immigrants who can’t speak english come into the ER because private docs won’t take government funds. I’ve also seen the government cut it from 100% to 50% and seen the nurses scramble to take care of patients while trying not to use the drugs that save a life.

    Immigration enforcement – total failure, because we won’t deport them.

    Education – we have dumbed down our students to make the good liberal drones. Kids today can’t tell you what happened in 1776, 1864, or even 1969.

  9. John Ward permalink
    August 24, 2009 5:27 am

    Take a look at socialist medicine in Canada and the UK – waiting lists, no private options or if there are they are so expensive as to be available only to the rich.
    Then take a look at the Australian system. Universal healthcare but with an affordable private option, and the ability to switch (or mix and match) between the two.
    I have worked as a medical specialist in all of the above and can attest that Australia has got it as right as can be attained. I have a friend who is a monk, living on a pension, who would love to live in the UK but cannot trust the NHS to care for him – he has a chronic disease and history of cancer, despite the fact that he is eligible for all of its supposed benefits.
    Please do not trust Obama, a “president” who is probably ineligible to hold the office in the first place. You are heading towards the Islamic Socialist Democratic Republic of America.

  10. Cynthia Hale permalink
    September 13, 2009 11:17 am

    This is such interesting stuff. We conservatives are so law-abiding and good natured, we cannot conceive of the immense scope of the evil assault upon America by the Alinsky disciples, including Obama. We seem to never have answers to the question, “Why are they doing this?” Nothing makes sense to us because we are naively focusing on a tiny piece of the puzzle instead of scrutinizing the cover design. Thanks to David Horowitz for enlightening us as to the big picture, so that we can better thwart and utimately defeat them.

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