Monday, September 08, 2008

Obama's Community Organizing IQ - 'I quit' - the core of Community organizing 'Self Interest'

'Let Me Be Perfectly Clear! All is Self-Interst!' Young Barry Obama - Community Organizer

Community Organizer - Kids forget the MBA and Harvard Med School or the apprenticeship to Local 597 Pipe Fitters - Be a community organizer, just like Obama!

'My God, Sir! A community organizer? Not a community organizer? You don't say! Me I work for Bell Labs and was a project director at Fermi, but I am in awe of you!

Wow the gang down at the Malt Shop and drop it on 'em, ' I'm going to be a Community Organizer, Sally! I'm going to get people to complain about anything - at the Grassroots Level!'

'Gee, Seth, maybe I will go out with you now!'

I read an article by John Judis for the New Republic and got a reprint from our friends at Petroleum World. Now, over the weekend I stated that Judas (Iscariot) seemed more of community organizer than Jesus - Judas had the grant money on him when he did the Dutch Act after ratting out Jesus to Caiaphas and the lads of Sanhedrin. 'We gave Judas an unrestricted grant of thirty (30) pieces of silver to be used for the stated purpose of producing the 'self-proclaimed Messiah!'

John Judis is a nice Lithuanian sounding lad. He examines Obama'secrets as a community organizer - a guy who gets other people to complain about anything.

Both Chicago papers ( Tribune & Sun Times) immediately jumped on the 'community organizing' - the latest panties in a twist from Barack Obama's Campaign. Rudy Giuliani got the ball rolling down the lane - no gutter ball that one. Strike! Right at the heart and core of Obama's Branding Narrative. Then Gov. Palin struck another thunderball and shattered Obama's pins:

Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown.
And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves.
I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer,” except that you have actual responsibilities. I might add that in small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening.
We tend to prefer candidates who don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.

Owwww. Progressive America is smarting. Communuity Organizing, it is said, goes back to Gamaliel the teacher of St. Paul. Why, I do not know. I think because some radical icon said so - Saul Alinisky who linked the story of Ananias and Sapphira from Acts of the Apostles to taking grassroots initiatives at pressuring people to get what you want. Gamaliel was a Pharisee - most leaders of the Temple at the time were Sadducee's- and he counseled the Sanhedrin ( The Law Givers) to 'be careful' with the Apostles of Jesus. He counseled enlightened self interest. Let's wait and see, Gents!

Alinsky too Gamaliel to be the first community organizer - Ok. Obama's robots want Jesus to be the first, but Jesus was a carpenter with side job - preacher.

Well it seems that Barack Obama's days as a community organizer - someone who gets other people to complain about anything, like former gang-bangers hired by CeaseFire to end the co urge of gun violence - bang-up job you're doing! It seems Obama took Saul Alinsky at his word and took the path to self interest - He quit:

But Obama was also worried about something else. He told Kellman that he feared community organizing would never allow him "to make major changes in poverty or discrimination." To do that, he said, "you either had to be an elected official or be influential with elected officials." In other words, Obama believed that his chosen profession was getting him nowhere, or at least not far enough. Personally, he might end up like his father; politically, he would fail to improve the lot of those he was trying to help.

And so, Obama told Kellman, he had decided to leave community organizing and go to law school. Kellman, who was already thinking of leaving organizing himself, found no reason to argue with him. "Organizing," Kellman tells me, as we sit in a Chicago restaurant down the street from the Catholic church where he now works as a lay minister, "is always a lost cause." Obama, circa late 1987, might or might not have put it quite that strongly. But he had clearly developed serious doubts about the career he was pursuing.

Yet, two decades later, to hear Obama the presidential candidate tell it, those years in Chicago as a community organizer shaped the person--and the politician--he has become. Campaigning in Iowa last year, he declared that community organizing was "the best education I ever had, better than anything I got at Harvard Law School." In a video this spring, Obama stated that community organizing is "something I carry with me when I think about politics today--obviously at a different level and in a different place, but the same principles still apply." "Barack is not a politician first and foremost," Michelle Obama has said. "He's a community activist exploring the viability of politics to make change."

Certainly, Obama has good reason to tout his community organizing experience. After graduating from an Ivy League college, Obama passed up more lucrative jobs to devote three years to organizing low-income African Americans in Chicago. That choice tells us something about his values, and his pride in it is understandable.

But his campaign has taken the point a step further, implying that Obama the politician is a direct descendant of Obama the organizer--that he has carried the practices and principles of community organizing into his campaign, and would carry them into the White House as well. This is the version of Obama's biography that most journalists have accepted.

Give most journalists a sandwich and you can tell them that Amelia Earhart is living in Hyde Park and they'll print it. A guy is a career gangbanger, gets convicted, goes away, gets out, and becomes an activist with more ink from journalists than Heather McCartney and Oprah with the flu.

Click my post title for more on Obama's secret life as a community organizer - someone who gets alot of people to complain about anything in the name of self-interst. Self-Interest - Yes, We Can!

How about Country Before Self!

If you are interested in just how a community organizer gets trained read from this link

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