Thus, the theory goes, the people will settle for nothing less than that status quo’s complete collapseto be followed by the erection of an entirely new system upon its ruins. Toward that end, they will be apt to follow the lead of charismatic radical organizers who project an aura of confidence and vision, and who profess to clearly understand what types of societal “changes” are needed.
But Alinsky’s Chicago brand of revolution was not characterized by dramatic, sweeping, overnight transformations of social institutions. As Richard Poe puts it, “Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties.” Alinsky advised organizers and their disciples to quietly, subtly gain influence within the decision-making ranks of these institutions, and to introduce changes from that platform.
One of Obama’s early mentors in the Alinsky method, Mike Kruglik, would later say the following 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.”But let's be honest about all this high octane gutter sleuthing. As the always insightful Max Publius puts it, "That his paternal family is Muslim or that his maternal family were communists is not the problem. After all, some of the harshest critics of Islam are ex-Muslims (Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Wafa Sultan, Ibn Warraq), and some of the harshest critics of communism were "red diaper babies" like David Horowitz.
"What is very disturbing is that Obama decided on his own to join a genuinely racist, anti-semitic, psycho-led "Christian Identity" church for African Americans, and now he is the chosen Democrat for president."
Disturbing indeed. To paraphrase what Duh Swami writes elsewhere in another online comment, "I don't think Obama is a Muslim in crass legalistic terms, but I think he is a sympathizer of the Islamic agenda. Anyone who believes, that Allah is God, and Mohammad is his messenger, is a Muslim by sympathy if not actuality. And we cannot take this admission lightly, and more than we could accept Nazi sympathy last century when at war with Nazis.
This is why the key questions we must press this presidential candidate on this topic, just as Jack Kennedy was inspected with regard to his allegiance to the Pope. Is Allah God? Is Mohammad his messenger? We deserve to know EXACTLY what Obama thinks on this topic.
If one believes that Allah is God (we all worship the same God), and acknowledge Mohammad's messengership, he has given Islam credibility as an authentic religion, he believes the Quran, even if he has not read it, even if there is no prayers, no jakat, no jihad, he is a sympathetic Muslim just the same, and Allah is his god.
For a President Barack, God help us all, how deep this sympathy goes will directly effect his behavior toward everything Islamic while he is in office.
There is a branch of magick called sympathetic magick. The magician enters into a state sympathy with the target and exerts some kind of control. In Gene Roddenberry's fictional treatment the Vulcan mind meld technique would be an example, where Spock enters into a state of sympathy with the subject and can read his mind.
It appears that most of the chattering Muslims of the world seem to agree that candidate Barack is already in a state of sympathy with them. However, despite all of his talents as a community organizer, he will not be able to control this magical act because he is not the magician. Entrenched Islam and its "true" sons are the magicians, and they will play Obama's magical sympathy like a symphony...