by Duff HaleThe Ellis County Press
This is a war if there ever was one.
Barack Hussein Obama and the socialist leadership in Congress are working furiously to change America and to transform our nation in a way no one would have ever believed.
Theyâ€™re spending trillions of our tax dollars to do it.
I am not talking about the type of miserable change Jimmy Carter inflicted on our nation.
Thanks to Ronald Reagan we were able to reverse much of the course Carter had put us on, but what weâ€™re seeing today isnâ€™t like anything you and I have ever seen before!
Iâ€™m talking about a whole scale, radical transformation of America.
From our national defense to our foreign policy to our free market economic system - Obama and company have implemented and have plans to further implement massive government control over each of us.
Americans - our friends and neighbors - do not fully realize the radical changes Barack Obama and the socialists in Congress are foisting upon our way of life!
Today the Obamaites, George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emanuel, Harry Reid - that small but powerful claque of left-wing radicals who are at the controls of this transformation are all disciples of the 1960s radical Saul Alinsky.
Alinskyâ€™s book, "Rules for Radicals," was the Little Red Book for the college radicals of the 1960s.
Alinsky had a deep, deep hatred of America.
A hatred that ran so deep he wrote a blueprint for tearing our nation apart.
Many agents of the radical left are, in fact, today leaders in Congress and in our White House, all embracing Alinskyâ€™s "Rules for Radicals" - the road map for turning our nation upside down.
Every day we see more and more of what lies behind this Administrationâ€™s piecemeal efforts to take over the car makers, the banks and the health care system: creating a new America that will bear little resemblance to the country in which we grew up.
This cadre of Alinskyites has attacked many people recently.
First it was Sarah Palin and unfortunately along with her, her family.
Next came Joe the Plumber for asking the Anointed One a simple but hard question. Next were the Mormons for questioning homosexuality.
Then it was Rush Limbaugh â€“ who didnâ€™t take it lying down, by the way.
Next came the tax day "tea party" attendees who were "tea bagged."
Then there was the beauty pageant contestant for questioning gay marriage.
And, the Cambridge cop also for daring to arrest a loud-mouthed racist who just happened to be a professor and a friend of Obama.
Now we have "un-American," "Nazi" "mobs" attending town hall meetings to let their voices be heard loud and clear, speaking to their elected officials in "plain English."
Guess what folks?
Youâ€™ve been "community organized."
These groups and individuals have been isolated for destruction for standing in the way of a resurgent postmodern progressive movement and for challenging its once-in-a-lifetime standard bearer, Barack Hussein Obama.
Manufactured "politics of personal destruction" originated with Saul Alinsky, the mentor of a young Hillary Clinton, who wrote her 92-page college senior thesis on the late Chicago-based agitator titled, "There is only the fight."
Obama and his hard core Chicago cadre, Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, have fine-tuned Alinskyâ€™s techniques as laid out in his guide to political warfare.
In plain English, we now see how private citizens can become the focus of national vilification overnight â€“ all in the quest for socialist political victory.
We can see now how, with the connivance of the mainstream media and abetted by George Sorosâ€™ money, the former president, George W. Bush, never had a chance.
This is the same generous guy who gave his successor a heartfelt hug the day he took office.
A grassroots cadre of ordinary Americans has stood up, making it perfectly clear itâ€™s extremely difficult to isolate and demonize an individual.
Mr. Alinsky noted in his "Rule 12" that it is difficult to go after "institutions," but attacking "tea baggers" and "mobs" has only created more resistance and drawn attention to the leftâ€™s Alinsky playbook.
Even Americans who are merely expressing their constitutionally-protected right to free speech are now fair game of the Alinksyites.
Indeed, as Barack Obamaâ€™s approval ratings plummet, angry citizens may be using Alinskyâ€™s own rules against him.
If he fails as expected to get the economy fully running again and continues to demonize everyday citizens for his failures, he will be further isolated and even ridiculed.
Before the election I wrote about Obama and "change" and in the column I pointed out that a window into the soul of Saul Alinsky was found in his book when he wrote, "Let us not forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowle-dgement to the very first radical â€¦ known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom â€“ Lucifer."
Now we have confirmation about exactly what Obama meant by "change."
It is clearly socialism and Marxist economics, which Americans have always repudiated, all neatly wrapped in Alinskyesque camouflage.