Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saul Alinsky

When I first heard that Saul Alinsky's book, "Rules for Radicals" - allegedly the playbook used by folks like President Obama and Secretary Clinton - among others - contains a dedication to Lucifer, well I was skeptical.  How could the President of the United States embrace something so blatantly dedicated to the Prince of Evil?  Well, it didn't take me too long to find the dedication - I'll save you some effort, here it is:

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins—or which is which), the fist radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom—Lucifer.” –Saul Alinsky

You can verify this yourself by going to Amazon.com and then use the "Look Inside" option.  From there, use the "Search" option and search for the word "kingdom" - there's only one hit, and there you will see it.

http://www.amazon.com/Rules-Radicals-Saul-Alinsky/dp/0679721134#reader_0679721134

Or here is a photocopy of that page:



Now, before I (we) really run with this, I'd like to see where President Obama and/or Secretary Clinton have actually embraced, used or supported Alinsky.   Your comments here would be appreciated if you have helpful information.

I know this is not directly a Catholic apologetics matter - but indirectly it is if the allegations are true.

In JMJ,
Scott<<<

4 comments:

  1. There seems to be at least some connection there according to the Washington Post-- http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/24/AR2007032401152.html
    And, Rush Limbaugh--http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_082608/content/01125112.guest.html
    You can probably find more. Gotta go.
    JMJ

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  2. When I told the people in my Bible Study group that this person dedicated his book to Satan, there was a GASP from all of them! Unbelievable anyone would do that even in jest.

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  3. The thing is, I don't think Alinsky said that in jest! It appears he quite seriously states that Lucifer, due to his objection to Authority, was not only effective - but "won himself his own kingdom!" What Mr. Alinsky fails to do is while acknowledging the START of this story, he ignores the END! There's a place established for Lucifer's kingdom! The same source which tells us about the establishment of Lucifer's kingdom also exposes to us how his kingdom will end!

    In JMJ,
    Scott<<<

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  4. The Left loves this sort of cuteness.

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