During his speech on Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention, Dr. Ben Carson must have experienced a flashback to his wild and crazy days as a reckless hair trigger belt stabbing youth. Instead of delivering his carefully prepared and scripted oration, Carson instead invoked one of the many names of Satan.
Carson criticized Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for having, as her alleged mentor, infamous radical liberal writer Saul Alinsky. Carson pointed out that while in College, Clinton wrote her 92-page senior thesis on Alinsky.
The former neurosurgeon noted that Alinsky dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer. The full quote from the book reads:
Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: 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.
An uncharacteristically animated Carson then proceeded to recite all mentions of God by the U.S. government and tie Clinton to her alleged Lucifer-loving idol, Saul Alinsky.
Another interesting note. Conservative conspiracy nut and radio show host Glenn Beck also rages about Lucifer-loving Alinsky’s connection to the National Educational Association (NEA). He says that the NEA recommends “Rules for Radicals to teachers and students.
However, the actual recommendation by the NEA doesn’t mention students at all. The organization recommends Alinsky’s book for its expertise in engaging introverts and strategies for obstacles to change that many organizations face. The recommendation on the NEA’s site reads as follows:
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.
Saul Alinsky is widely recognized as the father of, and pre-imminent expert in, grassroots organizing, which is why we recommend that ARs and local leaders become familiar with his theories & materials.
Ironically, while Beck criticizes the NEA and Clinton for their admiration of Alinsky’s book he fails to mention that one of the major leaders in the Tea Party, (a significant portion of Beck and Carson’s audience) also used knowledge from Alinsky’s book to help organize the Tea Party. The NEA wrote:
Alinsky’s writings have been called the ‘mother’s milk of the left,’ however in an ironic homage, the conservative right has borrowed a page or two from the Alinsky playbook. Tea Party leader and self-described ‘conservative radical’ Michael Patrick Leahy, for example, has authored a book based on Alinsky’s teachings: ‘Rules for Conservative Radicals.’
In other words, the Tea Party used and is still using tactics and strategies created by a Lucifer-loving left wing radical. But don’t expect either Beck or Carson to say much about that.
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