So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Donald Trump v. Saul Alinsky

It is a well known thing that Former President Barack Obama is a disciple of Saul Alinsky, the radical socialist who devised devious ways of subverting legitimate authority in order to insert his agenda into a community. Obama, the community organizer, employed Alinsky's tactics to wage war on his opponents while offering little in return to the American people. That is, he played to people's needs, made promises that gave people hope—albeit false hope—and emptied society of real debate by enabling a chorus of voices who hav characterize(d) opposition to the liberal-progressive agenda as evil (bigots, homophobes, racists...) in order to feed the liberal thirst for power and control.

Obama's mission, like Alinksy's, was predicated on fomenting division in order to insinuate himself and his ideas into the resulting flux. After destroying order, he could then appear to be a timely saviour offering peace or what-have-you to quell passions and bring stability. He was no better than a pusher offering drugs to those addicted to his poison.

Alinsky, socialist, elitist... meet President Donald J. Trump, entrepreneur, populist. Trump's pen is swifter than Obama's. Obama had to hide behind others doing his dirty work because he was and is a coward. How many times did Obama promote the "red line in the sand" only to abandon the Syrian people to chaos?
President Barack Obama infamously drew a "red line" with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria only to back away from it, and we now know why.
Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon, who recently wrote a book called "The Iran Wars," told MSNBC on Monday that the Obama administration's determination to close the Iran nuclear deal is to blame for the failure to act on its own red line in Syria.
"When the president announced his plans to attack [the Assad regime] and then pulled back, it was exactly the period in time when American negotiators were meeting with Iranian negotiators secretly in Oman to get the nuclear agreement," Solomon said.
"US and Iranian officials have both told me that they were basically communicating that if the US starts hitting President Assad's forces, Iran's closest Arab ally ... these talks cannot conclude."
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a powerful military arm in Iran, reportedly "would not accept a continued engagement with the US if its closest ally was being hit," Solomon said.
Ned Price, spokesman for the White House's National Security Council, denied that US policy on Syria was a part of the Iran nuclear talks.—Pamela Engel for Business Insider (2016).
Obama, like all liberals, used the courts to push agendas that could not stand the test of true debate. Obama subverted the legislative process because he had/has little or no respect for the will of the people. Like all liberals, he thinks he knows what's best for everyone else. The American people proved him and his cadre of elitist liberals wrong. "Oh, but Hillary won the popular vote!" The only popular vote Clinton won this past election was in the two states that were a foregone conclusion, California and New York, states which, consigned to opposite coasts, the very edges of a continent, hardly represent the American people as a whole.

Is the solution to combatting Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals Donald Trump's The Art of The Deal?

Trump is a businessman, pure and simple. His modus operandi is straight forward but not simplistic. Where Alinksy sought to divide and conquer, Trump thrills at contracting deals.
I have a very simple rule when it comes to management: hire the best people from your competitors, pay them more than they were earning, and give them bonuses and incentives based on their performance.
Deals work best when each side gets something it wants from the other.
Trump understands what motivates people. He is a pragmatist. Alinsky always wanted to replace people's values with his own. Trump trusts that people have a common value: seek benefit. He cares more about finding common ground in order to create mutual benefit. Sure, Trump is out to win, but he wins because he understands a basic law of all contracts: parties who make a contract must be mutually satisfied by the terms and outcome of an agreement. Trump's praxis is more basic that Alinsky's, more basic to human survival, and that is why Trump wins.

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