Opinion by George McClellan:
Hillary’s reaction to the storm of bad reports about her health illuminates clearly not only her usual expected duplicity but, to the casual student of politics, offers the greatest examples of the teachings of Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky, in action. It’s there to be seen.
Her lying has been on record for nearly forty years. It is now expected. Hillary’s bizarre behavior has sparked serious controversy about her real state of health meaning, does she have Parkinson’s or not? Is she healthy enough to carry the Progressives banner to the highest seat of Marxist power or should the Democrat party declare her damaged, cut its losses for another decade and replaced her with somebody not so abysmally affected? Forget Bernie (Sanders). He had his run and was rewarded by the party with another house, so he’s out. The Pocahontas Princess, Elizabeth Warren is also a non starter. Her negatives are too exploitable, leaving only ol’ uncle Joe (Biden). It’s his turn actually. That should be fun.
Hillary’s collapsing campaign and her reactions to her negatives, stands as the most truthful example of transparency any adherent of Marxism (Progressive) has ever demonstrated. Saul Alinsky, in his Rules for Radicles actually set forth the standards that should be followed by any group wanting to pull down a government. Here they are: First, learn the rules of disinformation, i.e.: admit nothing, deny everything and blame somebody else. When challenged, become incredulous and indignant. Foster rumors. Create a straw man. Sidetrack opponents with name calling. Ridicule opponents, question their motives, invoke authority, play dumb (Hillary does this often), associate opponents charges with old news, rely on fall-back positions, claim some problems have no solutions, use Alice in Wonderland Logic, demand complete solutions, fit facts to alternate conclusions, make evidence and witnesses vanish, change the subject, emotionalize, antagonize, goad, ignore facts, demand impossible proofs (re: taxes and health records), create false evidence and call for a Grand Jury or Special Prosecutor on any claim. Manufacture new truths (pneumonia over Parkinson’s), create bigger distractions and silence critics. Have we see Hillary use any of these rules? Of course we have, daily!
Add to these easy rules, the tactics Saul Alinsky also outlined in his Rules that make them work. “Power,” he said, ”is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have so, never go outside the experience of your people but, whenever possible, go outside the experience of the enemy and make the enemy live up to its own rules.”
Ridicule is a most potent weapon. A good tactic is one that your own people enjoy using. If it don’t work, abandon it. Use different tactics and use the current events of the period. “The threat,” according to Alinsky, “is more terrifying than the thing itself so maintain constant pressure against the opposition and, if you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counter side. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. So, pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it and destroy it in the publics eyes.” It worked against Romney and McCain. It’s not working against Trump.
Hillary’s attacks against Donald Trump have utilized every one of the tactics and procedures outlined above. The problem is, Trump doesn’t react the way Alinsky predicted because Trump is not a politician. He speaks to common sense (our experience) and the people, sensing they are hearing the truth, are not affected by the Left’s tactics against Trump’s negatives. We are in a classic struggle between two political theories, one that has worked and one that fails every time it’s tried. Some day, we may be able to drive a stake through the heart of Progressivism.
Remember freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em. (17 Sept 2016)