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So. Africa archbishop Desmond Tutu would rather go to Hell

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” (2 Timothy 4:3)

POS & TutuPOS presents the Medal of Freedom to retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, August 12, 2009. (Getty Images)

Cheryl K. Chumley reports for The Washington Times that yesterday, July 26, 2013, South Africa’s retired Anglican archbishop, Desmond Tutu, denounced religions that “discriminate against gays” and declared that if he had his pick, he’d go to hell before heading to a heaven that condemned homosexuality as sin.

Agence France-Presse reports that during the United Nations’ launch of its gay homosexual “rights” campaign in Cape Town, Tutu, the recipient of much praise and accolades across the world, including a (worthless) Nobel Peace Prize and a U.S. Medal of Freedom, said:

“I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place.”

Tutu also likened equal rights for gays to the fight for equal rights for blacks, saying “I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level.”

Tutu is some “Christian” archbishop.

In 1994, Tutu said abortion was acceptable in a number of situations, such as incest and rape. In 1996, he supported the full legalization of abortion in South Africa, despite some “personal reservations.”

Saul Alinsky

Saul Alinsky

Given that Tutu is 81 years old, no doubt it won’t be long before he gets his wish.

At which time, Tutu will join Obama’s ideological mentor, Saul Alinsky, who wrote the book on “community organizing” communist agitating, Rules For Radicals, which he’d dedicated to Satan.

Alinsky dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer

Alinsky dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer

Alinsky so admired Lucifer he wanted to join Satan in Hell.

In a 1972 Playboy magazine interview, in answer to the question “Do you believe in any kind of afterlife?,” Alinsky said: ” if there is an afterlife, and I have anything to say about it, I will unreservedly choose to go to hell. Hell would be heaven for me. All my life I’ve been with the have-nots. Over here, if you’re a have-not, you’re short of dough. If you’re a have-not in hell, you’re short of virtue. Once I get into hell, I’ll start organizing the have-nots over there. They’re my kind of people.

Saul Alinsky died a few months after the interview, on June 12, 1972, and no doubt got his wish.

“Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav’n.” -John Milton, Paradise Lost.

~Eowyn

The many astounding coincidences of Obama

Coincidence?

By Don Fredrick
June 26, 2013

[The essay below was originally published as "Just Happened....," in The Obama Timeline, Sept. 30, 2012.]

Any one of these ‘coincidences’ when taken singularly appear to not mean much, but when taken as a whole, a computer would blow a main circuit if you asked it to calculate the odds that they have occurred by chance alone. Sit back, get a favorite beverage, and then read and ponder the Obama-related ‘coincidences’ … then super-impose the bigger picture of most recent events i.e. Fast and furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal and the NSA revelations … then pray for our country.

Obama just happened to know 60′s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to later become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who just happened to have been CEO of Habitat Company, which just happened to manage public housing in Chicago, which just happened to get millions of dollars from the Illinois state legislature, and which just happened not to properly maintain the housing—which eventually just happened to require demolition.

Valerie Jarrett also just happened to work for the city of Chicago, and just happened to hire Michelle LaVaughan Robinson (later Mrs.Obama), who just happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, where former fugitive from the FBI Bernardine Dohrn also just happened to work, and where Barack Obama just happened to get a summer job.

Bernardine Dohrn just happened to be married to William Ayers, with whom she just happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San Francisco marina, along with Donald Warden, who just happened to change his name to Khalid al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour just happened to be a mentor of Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour just happened to be financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who just happened to donate cash to Harvard, for which Obama just happened to get a critical letter of recommendation from Percy Sutton, who just happened to have been the attorney for MalcolmX, who just happened to know Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, who just happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who just happened to meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.

Obama, Sr. just happened to have his education at the University of Hawaii paid for by the Laubach Literacy Institute, which just happened to have been supported by Elizabeth Mooney Kirk, who just happened to be a friend of Malcolm X, who just happened to have been associated with the Nation of Islam, which was later headed by Louis Farrakhan, who just happens to live very close to Obama’s Chicago mansion, which also just happens to be located very close to the residence of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who just happened to have been occasional baby-sitters for Malia and Natasha Obama, whose parents just happened to have no concern exposing their daughters to bomb-making communists.

After attending Occidental College and Columbia University, where he just happened to have foreign Muslim roommates, Obama moved to Chicago to work for the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization that just happened to have been founded by Marxist and radical agitator Saul “the Red” Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, who just happened to be the topic of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thesis at Wellesley College, and Obama’s $25,000 salary at IAF just happened to be funded by a grant from the Woods Fund, which was founded by the Woods family, whose Sahara Coal company just happened to provide coal to Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO just happened to be Thomas Ayers, whose son William Ayers just happened to serve on the board of the Woods Fund, along with Obama.

Obama also worked on voter registration drives in Chicago in the 1980s and just happened to work with leftist political groups like the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Socialist International (SI), through which Obama met Carl Davidson, who just happened to travel to Cuba during the Vietnam War to sabotage the U.S. war effort, and who just happened to be a former member of the SDS and a member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which just happened to sponsor a 2002 anti-war rally at which Obama spoke, and which just happened to have been organized by Marilyn Katz, a former SDS activist and later public relations consultant who just happened to be a long-time friend of Obama’s political hatchet man, David Axelrod.

Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), whose pastor was Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who just happened to preach Marxism and Black Liberation Theology and who delivered anti-white, anti-Jew, and anti-American sermons, which Obama just happened never to hear because he just happened to miss church only on the days when Wright was at his “most enthusiastic,” and Obama just happened never to notice that Oprah Winfrey left the church because it was too radical, and just happened never to notice that the church gave the vile anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.

Although no one had ever heard of him at the time, Obama just happened to receive an impossible-to-believe $125,000 advance to write a book about race relations, which he just happened to fail to write while using the cash to vacation in Bali with his wife Michelle, and despite his record of non-writing he just happened to receive a second advance, for $40,000, from another publisher, and he eventually completed a manuscript called Dreams From My Father, which just happened to strongly reflect the writing style of William Ayers, who just happened to trample on an American flag for the cover photograph of the popular Chicago magazine, which Obama just happened never to see even though it appeared on newsstands throughout the city.

Obama was hired by the law firm Miner, Banhill and Galland, which just happened to specialize in negotiating state government contracts to develop low-income housing, and which just happened to deal with now-imprisoned Tony Rezko and his firm Rezar, and with slumlord Valerie Jarrett, and the law firm’s Judson Miner just happened to have been a classmate of Bernardine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers. In 1994 Obama represented ACORN and another plaintiff in a lawsuit against Citibank for denying mortgages to blacks(Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank), and the lawsuit just happened to result in banks being blackmailed into approving subprime loans for poor credit risks, a trend which just happened to spread nationwide, and which just happened to lead to the collapse of the housing bubble, which just happened to help Obama defeat John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

In 1996 Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate and joined the “New Party,” which just happened to promote Marxism, and Obama was supported by Dr. Quentin Yong, a socialist who just happened to support a government takeover of the health care system.

In late 1999 Obama purportedly engaged in homosexual activities and cocaine-snorting in the back of a limousine with a man named Larry Sinclair, who claims he was contacted in late 2007 by Donald Young, who just happened to be the gay choir director of Obama’s Chicago church and who shared information with Sinclair about Obama, and Young just happened to be murdered on December 23, 2007, just weeks after Larry Bland, another gay member of the church, just happened to be murdered, and both murders just happened to have never been solved. In 2008 Sinclair held a press conference to discuss his claims, and just happened to be arrested immediately after the event, based on a warrant issued by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who just happens to be the son of Joe Biden.

In 2003 Obama and his wife attended a dinner in honor of Rashid Khalidi, who just happened to be a former PLO operative, harsh critic of Israel, and advocate of Palestinian rights, and who Obama claims he does not know, even though the Obamas just happened to have dined more than once at the home of Khalidi and his wife, Mona, and just happened to have used them as occasional baby-sitters. Obama reportedly praised Khalidi at the decidedly anti-Semitic event, which William Ayers just happened to also attend, and the event Obama pretends he never attended was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network, to which Obama just happened to have funneled cash while serving on the board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers, and one speaker at the dinner remarked that if Palestinians cannot secure a return of their land, Israel “will never see a day of peace,” and entertainment at the dinner included a Muslim children’s dance whose performances just happened to include simulated beheadings with fake swords, and stomping on American, Israeli, and British flags, and Obama allegedly told the audience that “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” and there has been “genocide against the Palestinian people by (the) Israelis,” and the Los Angeles Times has a videotape of the event but just happens to refuse to make it public.

In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary race for the U.S. Senate, front-runner Blair Hull just happened to be forced out of the race after David Axelrod just happened to manage to get Hull’s sealed divorce records unsealed, which just happened to enable Obama to win the primary, so he could face popular Republican Jack Ryan, whose sealed child custody records from his divorce just happened to become unsealed, forcing Ryan to withdraw from the race, which just happened to enable the unqualified Obama to waltz into the U.S. Senate, where, after a mere 143 days of work, he just happened to decide he was qualified to run for President of the United States.

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~Eowyn

Best and worst states for homeschooling

We are told America is “home of the free and the brave.”

The last time I checked, no where in the U.S. Constitution does it say that Americans are compelled to send our children to dysfunctional public government schools, run by the NEA teachers’ union that recommends to its members a book dedicated to Satan.

And yet, since education is regulated by the states, if parents choose to teach their children themselves, they should know that 4o of America’s 50 states put restrictions on homeschooling, ranging from the mildest (parents must notify the state of their homeschooling) to the most onerous, including home visits by government officials.

The non-profit homeschool advocate organization HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) has a map showing which states fall into which of the following four categories:

  • States requiring no notice: No state requirement for parents to initiate any contact
  • States with low regulation: State requires parental notification only.
  • States with moderate regulation: State requires parents to send notification, test scores, and/or professional evaluation of student progress.
  • State with high regulation: State requires parents to send notification or achievement test scores and/or professional evaluation, plus other requirements (e.g. curriculum approval by the state, teacher qualification of parents, or home visits by state officials).

homeschool map

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Here are the 10 freest states for home schooling (in green):

  1. Alaska
  2. Connecticut
  3. Idaho
  4. Illinois
  5. Indiana
  6. Michigan
  7. Missouri
  8. New Jersey
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Texas

Here are the 6 least free states for home schooling (in red):

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New York
  3. North Dakota
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Vermont

I guess we should be glad that homeschooling is still legal in all 50 states, although I doubt that will remain so for long.

H/t Eric Blair of Activist Post

See sage_brush’s excellent series on homeschooling, drawing on her experience and lessons she learnt successfully homeschooling her children:

and “Government Tentacles Reaching Into Home Schools,” May 4, 2012.

~Eowyn

Econ 101: Ann Romney’s Horse

In the just-finished London Olympics, a horse partly owned by Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, had competed (and lost) in dressage. Dressage refers to the guiding of a horse through a series of complex maneuvers by slight movements of the rider’s hands, legs, and weight.

Ann Romney’s part-ownership of the horse has been lampooned by liberal critics as being symbolic of the family being out of touch with “ordinary” Americans.

Here’s a rebuttal to the class-warfare critics:

So the Romneys are selfish for keeping a horse? For:

  • Employing a groom with a family to support.
  • Paying for feed that’s sold by someone with a family to support.
  • Feed that’s transported in trucks by drivers with families to support.
  • The trucks are manufactured in a factory by people with families to support who are fed with stuff that’s grown by farmers with families to support.
  • The barn to house Ann Romney’s horse was built by construction workers with families to support, with materials trucked by drivers with families to support, from factories with workers with families to support.

Ann Romney’s horse has done more to put Americans to work than that horse’s ass in the White House!

But then Econ 101 was never Obama’s strong suit, having spent his political formative years as a Saul “I-dedicated-my-book-to-Satan” Alinsky community organizer class-warfarer….

H/t FOTM’s beloved Joan

~Eowyn

Democratic Party is a criminal corrupt organization

That’s what Michael Walsh, a former associate editor of Time magazine says, in his new book, The People v. the Democratic Party.

Chelsea Schilling reports for WND that Walsh gives compelling evidence for the entire history of the Democratic Party being one of crime and corruption – from its beginning in Aaron Burr’s Tammany Hall, to its efforts to defeat Abraham Lincoln’s re-election bid, to Franklin Roosevelt’s rise to the presidency, and the Chicago machine connected to the Obama administration.

Walsh explains:

“What distinguishes them [the Democrats] is a real desire to win. They’re the oldest party in the country … They’ve stayed because they know how to win, and they’re willing to change at the drop of a hat. They’re willing to change their policies. They’ve gone from being the party of slavery and segregation to now claiming to be the party of civil rights laws passed in ’64 and ’65, when, in fact, those were passed with greater Republican support than Democrat support. But they’re always mutating and trying to grab the moral high ground. And it seems to me they don’t have any moral high ground.”

Walsh detailed what he believes is a history of corruption in the Democratic Party, going all the way back to Aaron Burr, who “founded Tammany Hall, which turned into, over the course of its 150-year existence, the prototypical big-city political machine: corrupt, in league with the most violent gangsters in New York during its heyday and the source of patronage and power on which the Democratic Party rests.”

Walsh explains that the Democratic Party’s win-at-all-cost attitude led to the creation of political machines that ran big-city politics for years:

“what’s interesting about the Roosevelt era – if you go back to the ’20s and ’30s when you have basically Hoover and Roosevelt – it’s also the time of the great gangster empires in America. It’s when organized crime was really founded. That occurred in 1929 in Atlantic City, when every great gangster from all the ethnic groups came to Atlantic City and they split up the country into zones of influence. But they were very political as well, and the gangsters tended to be Democrats. Except for the Republican mayor of Atlantic City, ‘Nucky’ Johnson, it’s hard to think of a gangster who was not a Democrat. They were very influential in getting Roosevelt nominated.

In 1932, Al Smith had thought he had their allegiance, but they double-crossed him and they thought they’d get off easy with Roosevelt, who then promptly double-crossed the gangsters and sent Tom Dewey after them in the great clean-up of gangs in the ’20s and ’30s.

But the party has always been in bed with this sort of criminal element, and sometimes a seditious criminal element. That was also true in the Roosevelt administration, where a number of Roosevelt administration officials turned out, subsequently, to have been Soviet agents of influence. Again, it’s not a pretty sight.”

Walsh said President Harry Truman, when he came up in politics in Kansas City, was the bag man for the great criminal Irish gangster who ran the city, Tom Pendergast: “Truman never lost his affection for Pendergast. Even after he was finally brought to justice and sent to jail, Truman admired him very much.”

The father of President John F. Kennedy was very much in league with gangsters, including Owney Madden, the biggest bootlegger and politically influential gangster in New York City.

Walsh emphasizes that “There’s always this sub current running underneath the Democratic presidents. The party got seized in 1968 in the streets of Chicago during the riots … and is now basically turned into the McGovern-Alinsky group that runs the country today.”

As for Obama, Walsh writes in his book that “With Obama in office, all Washington is a skating rink on which characters like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd turn triple-Lutzes while their media cronies applaud like the Harvard-trained seals that many of them are.”

In an interview with WND, Walsh also has something to say about his former colleagues in the mainstream media, who are doing little more than carrying water for their preferred candidates and issues:

What’s left of the mainstream media is a pretty hard-core group of leftists whose life’s work and ambition is to promote their agenda. And they’re doing a good job of it. It’s just that they’re losing their influence, and I think they’ll continue to lose it as the public realizes they’re not playing straight with them anymore.”

Michael Walsh’s book, The People v. the Democratic Party, is on sale on Amazon.com for only $5.99 for a paperback copy, or a mere $4.99 for the Kindle edition!

~Eowyn

Breitbart Warned the Left – Bring It On!

Words of Warning from a Founding Father

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever.” –Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 18, 1781

In other words, our Founders had a proper conception of Liberty as freedom that is made possible only with morality. Without a firm foundation in morality, freedom becomes license.

Contrast Thomas Jefferson’s words with those of Obama’s and the Left’s political guru, Saul Alinsky:

Alinsky so admired Satan that he dedicated his book on community organizing, Rules for Radicals, to the fallen angel. Like all Leftists, Alinsky could only conceive liberty to be freedom from all authority and all constraints — except his and the Left’s authority, of course.

And so, it’s really not so much that the Left have problems with authority. It is that they want to be the authority — to be as gods, which exactly was the First Sin of the apostate angel and of our first parents in that garden….

Alas, that is not freedom. Desiring to be free from his Creator, the rebel instead found eternal misery in his own grandiosity. In John Milton’s immortal words:

“Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell.”

And Hell’s exactly where Alinsky hoped to go and where, no doubt, he is.

~Eowyn

Obama’s Mentor Was a Satan Worshipper, What Does That Make Obama?

Many of us know that Saul Alinsky, the leftwing guru of community organizers such as Barack Obama, had dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer.

Lucifer was the name of the fallen angel who rebelled against his Creator and so became Satan. In other words, Alinksy dedicated his book to Satan.

Worse than that, in a 1972 Playboy interview before he died, Alinsky so admired Satan he professed he’d rather go to Hell than Heaven.

Reverend/Dr. James David Manning, of Atlah World Missionary Church in Harlem, makes a thought-provoking observation in the video below. He points out that, in his many years as a pastor, he’s met many sinners who had fallen away from God but also many who worship and praise God. But Manning had never met anyone who actually praises Satan.

So it is noteworthy that Alinsky openly proclaimed his admiration and praise of Lucifer as “the first radical…who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom.”

Here’s a screen shot of Alinsky’s dedication from Rules for Radicals:

Manning asks what does this say about those on the Left — especially the President of the United States, Obama — who, in turn, admire and look up to the man who praised and worshipped Satan. Are they not also Satan worshippers?

Sobering thought….

~Eowyn

Teachers’ Union Recommends Book Dedicated to Satan

Saul Alinsky (1909-1972), one of the gurus of the Left, was an American “community organizer” and writer most famous for his last book, Rules for Radicals, which tutored a fresh-out-of-Harvard-Law radical named Barack Hussein Obama in community organizing Marxist agitprop

Alinsky addressed his book at the 1960s generation of socialist-communist radicals. Simply put, Rules for Radicals is a socialist how-to manual on organizing for mass power. As Alinsky put it, the book is meant “for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be…for the Have-Nots on how to take it [power] away” from the Haves.

It gets worse.

Alinsky dedicated the book to Lucifer — the fallen angel who was the best and brightest of God’s angels, but who chose himself instead of God, and so became the sworn enemy of God and goodness. Lucifer is also known as Satan or the Devil. Here’s a screen shot of Alinsky’s dedication:

This book, Rules for Radicals, that was dedicated to Satan, is the very same book that the National Education Association (NEA) recommends to its members!

The NEA is a teachers’ union and the largest labor union in the United States at 3.2 million members. The NEA represents public school teachers and other support personnel; faculty and staffers at colleges and universities; retired educators; and college students preparing to become teachers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. (all the better to lobby Congress), the NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across America. It employs over 550 staff and had a budget of more than $307 million for the 2006–2007 fiscal year.

In other words, the NEA is enormously powerful, wielding power not only over politicians but, more importantly, over our children via how and what teachers teach. So you should be alarmed that on its website, the NEA is recommending socialist Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. Here’s what the NEA website says:

Recommended Reading: Saul Alinsky, the American Organizer

A Resource for Every Organizer and Everyone Contemplating Action in Their Community

NEA recommends the following Saul Alinsky books to those members of our Association who are involved in grassroots organizing, especially Association Representatives (ARs) — also known as building reps or shop stewards — and leaders at local affiliates…. Alinsky’s writings have been called the “mother’s milk of the left”….

Thanks to First Things, here’s a screen shot from the NEA website (Click to Enlarge):

(H/t Fellowship co-founder Steve)

To further convey to you the malignancy of Alinsky and Rules for Radicals, here’s what David Horowitz wrote in his August 16, 2009 essay, Alinsky, Beck, Satan, and Me:

For the Hillary-Soros generation of johnny-come-lately radicals and their ACORN footsoldiers, Alinksy is their Sun-Tzu and his book Rules for Radicals is the field manual for their struggle. I thought while I’m refreshing my acquaintance with this destructive fellow and re-reading his text, I would share my thoughts with you, serially over the next week.

For this first post, let’s just focus on the dedication of the book — to Satan:

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

So Alinsky begins by telling readers what a radical is. He is not a reformer of the system but its would-be destroyer. This is something that in my experience conservatives have a very hard time understanding. Conservatives are altogether too decent, too civilized to match up adequately, at least in the initital stages of the battle, with their adversaries. They are too prone to give them the benefit of the doubt. They assume that radicals can’t really want to destroy a society that is democratic and liberal and has brought wealth and prosperity to so many. Oh yes they can. That is in fact the essence of what it means to be a radical — to be willing to destroy the values, structures and institutions that sustain the society we live in. Marx himself famously cited Alinsky’s first rebel (using another of his names — Mephistopheles): “Everything that exists deserves to perish.”

This is why ACORN activists, for example, have such contempt for the election process, why they are so willing to commit election fraud. Because just as Lucifer didn’t believe in God’s kingdom, so the radicals who run ACORN don’t believe in the democratic system. To them it is itself a fraud — an instrument of the ruling class, or as Alinsky prefers to call it, of the Haves. If the electoral system doesn’t serve all of us, but is only an instrument of the Haves, then election fraud is justified because it is a means of creating a system that serves the Have-Nots — social justice. Until conservatives begin to understand exactly what drives radicals and how dishonest they are — dishonest in the their core — it is going to be very hard to defend the system that is under attack. For radicals the noble end — creating a new heaven on earth — justifies any means. And if one actually believed it was possible to create heaven on earth, would he not willingly destroy any system hitherto created by human beings?

The many names of Satan, by the way, are also a model for radicals who camouflage their agendas by alternatively calling themselves Communists, socialists, new leftists, liberals and most consistently progressives. My parents, who were card-carrying Communists, never referred to themselves as Communists but always as “progressives.” The Progressive Party was run by the Communist Party and split off from the Democrats in 1948 (because Harry Truman opposed Stalin), but rejoined the Democrats in the McGovern campaign of 1972 and with the ascension of Barack Obama has become the Democratic Party.

Alinsky’s tribute to Satan as the first radical, and as the model of radicals to come, should cause us to reflect on how Satan tempted Adam and Eve to destroy their paradise. If you rebel and violate the law that has been laid down for you, “You shall be as gods” the serpent told them. You think Rahm Emmanuel was listening?

Oh, and let’s not forget this — the kingdom that the first radical “won” was hell.

~Eowyn