By Rev. Lainie Dowell
Christians do not get a pass on anger, but we do have to meet Godly admonitions and mandates when we get angry. One such mandate is, "Be angry and sin not. Don't let the sun go down on your wrath."
Ever since Sen. Barack Obama appeared on the national stage in 2004, he and his democratic cohorts planned his bid for the White House, notwithstanding they started encouraging him during Sen. John Kerry's run against the incumbent (at that time in 2004), President George W. Bush, who did win that election. If Obama is elected as President, then like his Kenyan cousin, Raila Odinga, his dream will become a nightmare for America of gigantic proportions. An Obama administration will signal the culmination of the coalitions formed in the 1980s as a drive against business, and the implementation of plans outlined by "liberal leaders as the start of a decade of attack(s) on American capitalism." ACORN was a part of that coalition then. Barack Obama became a part of ACORN as a liberal leader and trainer then, and that coalition has grown exponentially now and continues to expand globally today, to include the Global Volunteer Network, with Obama's support and leadership. source: "Coalition Forming for a 1980s Drive Against Business," by William Serrin, New York Times, Jan. 19, 1980.
After the 2004 national election, Obama slipped under the radar again and remained there until in 2007, when he announced nationally his intent to run for President in 2008. And, it seems as if Obama has been running for that particular office all of his adult life instead of paying attention to his elected duties at hand as the (1) Illinois State Senator and (2) United States Senator. Now, the main factor Obama wants this nation to concentrate on is the fact that he is a "community organizer."
I wonder how many of us had ever heard that term before then much less had known what it involved? At the same time, we heard lots of people mumbling about how Obama seemed to have sprung up from out of nowhere so fast to get where it has taken so many other contenders to get after serving many years in elected office. However, there has been a method to Obama's plan and millions of people and organizations are behind him as his "partners," some from the newly formed, ServiceNation and Be the Change organizations.
Saul Alinsky was a teacher of community organizers; and, in 1971, he published a book entitled, "Rules for Radicals." He also became known as the father of community organizers. Over time, counted among the many adherents to his methodology for labor organizing, were "Cesar Chavez and Barack Obama." Quoting from a few pages of that book may help shed light on the kind of mindset developed by the students who supported Alinsky's philosophies even though he was no longer around.
Keep in mind how many times Obama has stressed that he intends to govern America from "the bottom up," if he is elected President. In addition, he stated that he will form coalitions from out of individuals and neighborhood organizations to set the policies for the nation. And, in fact he and his wife, Michelle, have already done that, with the help of allies and partners not only in America but around the world. They are already involved with a huge series of global networks which would make your head spin.
Given Obama's current demeanor and statements, we can readily equate Alinsky's tactics to Obama's strategies outlined during his Presidential campaign, when we read the following passage from Alinsky's "Rules" where he takes it from Mahatma Ghandi -- and it states,
"What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be."
How many times have we heard both of the Obamas using that terminology on the campaign trail along with fostering their theme of "Change and Hope?"
How does Obama seem to always get his way? Recall how, from the outset of his announced candidacy before the campaign had even begun, he and his wife practically demanded the President to provide a security contingent for him, because Michelle feared his life as a Black man was at far more risk than any other candidate. Sen. Hillary Clinton, another announced candidate, already had security as the wife of a former President. Then we saw President Bush capitulate to the Obama's demands and he immediately began acting as if he were President with his own cavalcade in tow.
He now has his own state seal, airplane seal, and even his wife has a pocketbook specially designed with Obama's logo (but I digress).
Perhaps the following quotation from Alinsky "Rules" will further explain how Obama has developed his mindset. It reads, in part, as follows,
"The agitator's job, according to Alinsky, is first to bring folks to the 'realization' that they are indeed miserable, that their misery is the fault of unresponsive governments or greedy corporations, then help them to bond together to demand what they deserve, and to make such an almighty stink that the dastardly governments and corporations will see imminent "self-interest" in granting whatever it is that will cause the harassment to cease." (See references about Alinsky and Community Organizers at end of article).
This is not a banana republic where we live. If I wanted to live in one, I'd find me some money from somewhere and buy me a ticket on the first thing leaving, because when we have community organizers taking over our country and making themselves the policymakers and decision makers by virtue of their calling people who are trained to take to the streets to force politicians to pass bills into laws that they have written to benefit their own reputations, esteem, and coffers, then there's no wonder America is in a chaotic "mess," as Obama unceremoniously calls it out on the stump. And, if he and his millions of partners do not like our system of governance, then we need to all put together our change and tell them to take their change and shove on.
Please pay attention. The DEMS, led by Obama, have been working to "reinvent citizenship." Click to see and, understand, this methodology is already in effect. And plans are underway to increase it, if Obama wins the election or if enough DEMS win seats in the legislature to override any objections by Republicans. Documentation shows this has been the DEMS plan since the 1980s. And it is about "social assets," which is their buzzword for "people" and a socialist society.
Furthermore, Obama tells his followers how much disdain he has for lobbyists and they will never be allowed in either his campaign or his administration. And, that makes me wonder why he would do that. Could it be, by that time, he won't need lobbyists any more, because he'll have his trained organizers surrounding him who will help him to bully the elected leaders into making legal decisions without having the benefit of a constitutional Congress because they have abdicated their authority and responsibility to the electorate?
Ever since the Clinton Administration when intruders entered onto the White House grounds and one person had flown an airplane into the side of the building, even law-abiding American citizens have been shut out of "the People's house" and various other government buildings; and, despite technological advances, communication with our government has become scarce to nil. While many citizens are planning to change the structure of this government, our leadership is helping them to do that even though their tactics are called "sedition."
During the 1990s, many changes were made for security reasons. "Temporary" barriers were placed around the White House. Next came the permanent barriers and nearby traffic was cut off and rerouted. Then came the announcement the public announcement that they were planning to build a White House "Visitor's Center" and nobody would have to stand in line any more to tour the White House, itself. But, change always starts small, doesn't it? And we are often told that any changes the government wants to make which closes us out will only be temporary.
Look how long it has taken us to understand the role of community organizers who have access to the halls of congress. Yet, citizens are shut out and, spurred on by the community organizers, lobbyists and lawyers are ushered in as the new policymakers. And, we are left to ferret out why our elected leaders, including the President, are impotent and no longer make any decisions without first obtaining approval from lawyers.
Who is in charge of our government, anyhow? The DEMS have been trained in the format of community organizers when to use their mouths to insult, berate, antagonize, and denigrate colleagues "on the other side of the aisle." And that is used as a device to effectively cut off civil debate to get anything done for the people. Statesmanship has become just another word either in or out of the people's house.
Perhaps the only two who know about that and want to keep it alive are Sen. John Warner (R-VA) and Sen. Robert Bird (D-VA). But, we rarely see either of them any more, possibly because of their health. Nevertheless, they remain true statesmen.
You know how some people act when they gain access to where the ordinary person doesn't? The doorman or lady knows them and gladly opens up the door to let them pass without any questions? Well, those people secretly begin to think they belong and that they have the power. They even begin to show outward signs that they believe they are in charge and the people on the outside looking in have to wait for their say so before anything beneficial can happen. And, for that type of person, it doesn't matter how urgent the request might be. Everything stops until they give the go ahead. Who are they, anyhow? How did they get that way? And why are Americans allowing them to get away with it?
They are deceived to believe that "might makes right." They believe there is security in masses. They believe they are powerful when nobody tells them, "No."
Who are they? Many of them are community organizers and they are not our friends. They neither know nor love our God; truth; the constitution; the red, white, and blue; nor America.
Regrettably, we have entered into the season of the kind of leadership in which the radicals of the '60s birthed, and the babies of the '70s embraced and spread throughout the framework of the '80s, that radicalism. And, all together, they have delivered this nation into the arms of chaos not only from without, but also from within.
The question becomes, what do we who escaped that mindset towards radicalism, communism, socialism, pluralism, schisms and every other ism do about it? And when do we begin to turn back all of those devastating changes that meet us in every area of our lives?
There is one thing I am certain about which is that we can do nothing without God. Another certainty is that community organizers and lawyers must be ousted from their self-imposed roles they instituted to make themselves replace elected leaders as policymakers and enforcers.
Americans must also ensure that the right of American citizen to vote is taken seriously by, not only the voter, but also by any candidate who chooses to run for office, from the school boards to the local councils, etc.
It is imperative that Americans take back the authority and control of our children's education; and, further, to take responsibility for holding their instructors accountable for how they handle their minds -- and ours, too.
I don't believe it is too late for America to repent and turn back to God and His righteous Rule. However, I do believe that it will take all of us to rise up with righteous indignation with one voice and fight the forces of hell without fear or apology.
I know WE CAN! And Obama can't and won't. But, if we don't, then all of these more than chaotic past years will seem like a day at the beach under an Obama administration.
We need to start minding Obama's business and let him know that he and his wife and "partners" have to leave ours alone, because our representative government does not mean participants are to take control of the government and make policies, as he has put forth in his "Blueprint for Change."
Personally, I do not look forward to an upcoming four-year term of any President in which the nation's focus will be more about race (his) and truth (or his lack thereof) or constantly hearing the opponents of that President and other government officials being called liars, as has been done, with impunity and without consequences or apologies for their outlandish behavior towards our current President.
Even God gets tired of waiting on humans to turn and hear from Him. He warns and warns and warns (once, twice, thrice) and then comes His retribution. As one dear elderly friend of mine put it, "You might get by, but you won't get away. God's got your number!"
Tell Obama No!
Tell McCain-Palin Yes!
Editor's Note: Portions of this commentary is based on the excellent report on Alinsky and community organizers written by: (With Updated portions 3/31/2013, to include:)
-Nadine Goldfoot. http://jewishfactsfromportland.blogger.com/2008/09/saul-alinsky-teacher-of-community.html (September 17, 2008).
-American Thinker http://americanthinker.com/2008/01/obamas_alinsky_jujitsu.html Kyle-Anne Shiver (January 8, 2008).
-Canada Free Press http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/4784 Judi McLeod (September 2, 2008).
-New Media Journal http://newmediajournal.us/staff/fsalvato/2008/10102008.html Obama, ACORN And Their Starring Role in the Mortgage Crisis. Frank Salvato (October 10, 2008).