Political Relativism: Realistic Radicals vs. Rhetorical Radicals & the Art of Miscommunication
As the November mid-term elections draw near, race arsonists’ political distractions are seen in full action. Facing defeat at the polls, the Left is desperately resorting to its only remaining trick.
With different styles and brands of utopian-driven influence — from the dependent welfare state of the American Democratic party, the socialism of Marxist/Leninists’ Workers’ Paradise, the Open Society of Soros’ idol Karl Popper, or any of the current collective salvations of social justice — examining the tactics as they occur is an enlightening exercise.
On Sunday’s This Week, President Obama’s defacto spokesman, V.P. Joe Biden, was sent to poison the well. Host Jake Tapper asked, “The NAACP had a convention in the last week, and they passed a resolution saying that elements of the Tea Party are racist. Do you think elements of the Tea Party are racist?”
The presidential reply is as follows:
Well, the truth is that at least elements that were involved in some of the Tea Party folks expressed racist views, you saw that on television. But, I don’t think — I don’t — I wouldn’t characterize the Tea Party as racist.
There are individuals who are either members of or on the periphery of some of their things, their — their protests — that have expressed really unfortunate comments. And, again, it was all over TV, all over your network, you know? A black Congressman walking up the stairs of the Capitol.
But, I don’t believe, the president doesn’t believe that the Tea Party is, uh, is a racist organization. I don’t believe that. Very conservative. Very different views on government and a whole lot of things. But it is not a racist organization.
The day before, on Geraldo at Large, New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz, in more blunt language, likewise endorsed the NAACP:
“A black man, really, or a black leader cannot be a racist… I have the right to use different language… We endorse fully the NAACP resolution.”
Obama’s mentor, Saul Alinsky would describe his disciple as a “realistic radical,” while denouncing Shabazz as a “rhetorical radical.”
The failed attempt by radicals and their propagandist water-carriers to demonize the Tea Party recalls a 1972 incident at Tulane University in which Saul Alinsky himself instructed students in how to disrupt a Vietnam speech by then UN representative, George H.W. Bush. Alinsky told them to dress as Ku Klux Klan, cheer and wave ‘K.K.K. Supports Bush’ signs.
David Horowitz writes:
Lenin once said that the purpose of a political argument is not to refute your opponent “but to wipe him from the face of the earth.”
Therefore seize on any weapon, in this case a symbol of one of the greatest evil that any Americans were ever associated with, and use it to obliterate everything good America ever did. If America’s cause in Vietnam is the Ku Klux Klan, then its cause is evil and America is evil.
As with contemporary Soros-paid stooges, Obama, the New Black Panthers, the Congressional Black Caucus, or NAACP don’t care about the facts of the Tea Party movement. Smearing the Tea Party as “racist” is a political weapon, intended to demand its members be ‘wiped from the face of the earth,’ or, at least, to neutralize any influence they can have on domestic politics.
Biden’s implicit endorsement of the NAACP’s “racist” resolution is practiced in the art of deception-by-equivocation, mis-communication. Mr. Shabazz’s in-artful declaration is intentional shock and awe rhetoric.
Regardless, the true meaning and important historical value of the very word ‘racism’ is in swift decline. The abuse of the word has been freely accepted and projected by the unscrupulous Cry-Wolf Left. With the help of the compliant media, it has brandished this weapon successfully for decades. It is impossible for it to resist another round.
Leftists’ irrational “Racism!” shibboleth — destroyed by Andrew Breitbart’s $100K United Negro College Fund reward for proof of (planted) “elements that were involved in some of the Tea Party folks’ expressions of racist views… all over TV” — is shamefully now a presidential talking point.
Alinsky would be proud of this Big Lie. But, his tactics now boomerang on radicals more often than not:
Rule#4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules.
Rule #11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.
The Left’s brazenly attempted “racist” smear against the American diversity that defines the Tea Party is resulting in failure. Of course, results don’t really matter to these radicals, because their ends justify their means.
Does it even matter to radicals — whose morals are not governed by either truth, or common sense, but instead by a crusade for collective salvation? No.
David Horowitz elaborates:
The radical organizer, Alinsky explains, “does not have a ﬁxed truth – truth to him is relative and changing; everything to him is relative and changing. He is a political relativist.” And that will do it. Being a radical in the service of the higher good is a license to do anything that is required to achieve that good.
Including lie, cheat, steal, assault, or worse.
Which is why, ultimately, this racist gambit remains an extremely dangerous distraction for all good Americans while their government is rapidly shredding our Constitution, the rule of law in favor of the rule of men, selling and ultimately chaining us into serfdom.
With the American economy on the rocks, unemployment approaching depression levels, foreclosures and bankruptcies on the rise, trillions of devalued dollars being printed, millions of gallons of oil poisoning the Gulf, and American prestige abroad being systematically diminished, America faces dire times.
Radical tactics, now on full display, hammer a long-war counter-revolution down upon what’s left of the free world. Good people dread the catastrophic fallout of the radical conflict, and whether or not they will be able pick up the pieces of the devastation.
And that’s just the way the chaotic Left likes it.