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The Alinsky Apocalypse

April 26, 2011 5:03 PM

“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.” Thus wrote William Butler Yeats in 1919 in the aftermath of World War One. Yet to come, when Yeats penned the words, were the Weimar Republic, the Holocaust, mass murder throughout the Communist world, and the thermonuclear destruction of Hiroshima. Are Yeats' verses less valid today in 2011? In my opinion, they are more valid than ever, in part thanks to the work of one man, Saul Alinsky, and his followers. But first, a brief review of the Apocalypse, what it means, and why it might be coming.

In Greek, “apocalypse” means a lifting of a veil. The Book of Daniel is said to be the first Old Testament example of apocalyptic literature, involving Belshazzar the mad king; Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego surviving the Fiery Furnace, and the Handwriting on the Wall (Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin) predicting a conquest by the Persian Medes. The New Testament contributed the Book of Revelations to the apocalyptic genre, with the Four Horsemen of conquest, war, famine, and death.

I hereby nominate the following beliefs as contemporary veils, which are already being lifted on the Internet. For brevity’s sake, I am only listing three.

Veil #1. The Earth is being destroyed, not by irrationality, propaganda, and brute force, but by technology and the use of nature’s energy to improve man’s standard of living.

Veil #2. When a one-world government is imposed, called either Khilafah or Socialism, everybody will get along and have everything they need.

Veil #3. The foremost rule for making a better world is coexistence, otherwise known as “going along to get along,” which demands a non-judgmental attitude, especially a consistent refusal to accept that there is such a thing as evil.

There are many other veils, and they are being lifted as I speak. In a literal sense of lifted veils, an apocalypse is at hand. (I am not addressing a religiously-based Apocalypse in this blogpost, either Old Testament-based, New-Testament based, or Twelver Islam-based, as preached by Iran's mullahs.)

In strictly poetic terms, however, yes, there are fiery furnaces (the Japanese reactor breakdown?), the political handwriting has appeared on the wall , and we do indeed have mad kings (in Libya, his name is Muammar Gaddafi. You know the name of our own mad king. Of course they don't call themselves "kings;" they have more sophisticated titles.)

As for the four horsemen, conquest goes on at a steady pace (Georgia in the Caucasus, Darfur, Waziristan), two US wars are being waged in Afghanistan and Libya, rising food prices have made food unaffordable (the modern version of famine?) in North Africa, and, Death Panels have already been legislated for US health care. (The legislation, by the way, has not been repealed, nor has the repeal even begun.)

Am I exaggerating the state of the world by invoking apocalyptic imagery? Perhaps, but then again, perhaps not. Let me turn, now to the apocalyptic vision of the New Left, or more specifically, the vision of Saul Alinsky, and his followers including George Soros, and the sock puppet representing Soros, who currently occupies the White House.

The hard core of the Left can be represented as the Old Left, the New Left, and the Alinsky Left. According to the schema presented by David Horowitz, the Old Left were Marxist-Leninists who wanted to build a better world. They failed, of course, in the Soviet Union. Following that failure, the New Left established a cult of nihilism, whose core value is essentially, “destroy everything now, then rebuild on the ruins.”

The Sixties New Left, according to Horowitz, valued openness, and overt in-your-face hippie nihilism, in the style of Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Enter Saul Alinsky, who borrowed from the Old Left the policy of deliberate deception: disguise your intentions, or the destruction of the bad world will never take place. In other words, veils. Veils being lifted, and veils that must be lifted.

That, then, brings us back to the opening lines of this blogpost: “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold.” America is moving like a “bullet train” in one direction: anarchy. Not Sharia, not a socialist utopia, not the checks and balances devised by our Founders. Taxes, when too high, will not be paid. Jobs, when over-regulated, will be under the table. The dollar, when destroyed by politicians, will be replaced with gold, food, or ammo. The ballot box, if and when it is corrupted beyond repair (and there is a definite risk of reaching that point) will be replaced by WikiLeaks.

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