President Obama is “pulling a page from the community organizing playbook and he’s overwhelming the system,” Glenn Beck said on his TV program. “It’s a calculated tactic, straight out of Saul Alinsky‘s Rules for Radicals and it seems to be working,” he said.
Alinsky was a Chicago MarxistÂ who laid out a strategic blueprint by which radical “community organizers” could incrementally transform America into a socialist state. He was, to be sure,Â the foremost tactical and ideological influence on Barack Obama from the time the latter first chose to enter politics. Among other things, AlinskyÂ taught thatÂ organizers (like the young Obama) should notÂ focus for too long on any given issue or concern, but rather to constantly keep shifting their attention from one crusade to the next — so as to: (a)Â prevent the public from becoming bored with any particular one those crusades, and (b)Â toÂ avoid the public scrutiny that tends to result whenever people are given time to focus their attention on aÂ single matter for a sustained period of time.
The presidentÂ ”is simultaneously dumping so many huge agenda items on the system, even if the media wanted to cover each of the big stories they wouldn’t be able to devote enough time to do it,” Beck said.
Meanwhile, the media is ignoring the collapse of the once-mighty U.S. dollar and the president’s claim that “a second stimulus package” might be needed. Beck said:
Why waste time following stories like Al Gore saying the U.S. climate bill (cap-and-trade) will help “bring about global governance”? Why mention that Obama’s pick to head the environment division at the Department of Justice is from GE? SureÂ [GE lawyer Ignacia Moreno] defended GE in pollution lawsuits and GE is trying to get stimulus money for their “eco-magination” clean energy products, but there is no way that government and business are melding together.
On the show, Beck interviewedÂ Tom Borelli of the National Center for Public Policy Research. (Borelli was on the show earlier in the month discussing energy policy and the left-wing environmentalist groups trying to influence it.)
Borelli, who isÂ director of NCPPR’s Free Enterprise Project, said General Electric is “taking the Goldman Sachs view of the world [which] isÂ the way to control business is to control government.” GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt is on Obama’s economic advisory panel and Goldman Sachs is “a revolving door” between business and government, he said.
As GE installs its employees in the Obama administration, the American people areÂ ”being shut out of this corporatism system,” Borelli said.