Obama on Community Organizing and Who Mentored Him?

Saul Alinsky

In a revelation tying Barack Obamaeven closer to radical community organizing, WND has learned that a renowned disciple of the late socialist agitator Saul “The Red” Alinksy wrote a letter of recommendation for Obama when he applied to Harvard Law School.

Obama approached Northwestern Universityprofessor John L. McKnight – a loyal student of Alinsky’s radical tactics – to pen the Harvard letter in the late 1980s. McKnight serves on the boards of radically anti-American groups in Chicago, including one accused of thuggery.

Obama in his 2006 memoir alludes to McKnight – whom he describes as an “older man who had been active in the civil rights efforts in Chicago in the sixties” – but stops short of identifying him by name. He referred to him only as “my friend.”

But McKnight, who enforced affirmative action for Attorney GeneralRobert Kennedy, was far more than that to young Obama. He helped train him in the agitation tactics of Alinsky, who wrote the organizing manual, “Rules for Radicals,” which he dedicated to mankind’s “very first radical, Lucifer.”

The Chicago-based Gamaliel Foundation lists McKnight as a board director. From1985 to 1988, Obama worked for a subsidiary of Gamaliel, where he cut his teeth as a community organizer on Chicago’s South Side. McKnight and Gamaliel, which was founded on Alinsky’s principles, provided training for the budding radical.

Before leaving for Harvard, Obama wrote an article published in a journal titled, “After Alinsky: Community Organizing in Illinois,” in which he praised McKnight and his organizing strategies. He also decried “institutional racism” and called for more “power” to put in place “a systematic approach to community organization.”

Barack Obama teaching Alinsky organizing tactics

While at Harvard, he found time to take advanced training courses at the Industrial Areas Foundation, a group founded by Alinsky and affiliated with Gamaliel. He also would return to Chicago to work as a consultant and trainer for Gamaliel.

Under the tutelage of McKnight and other hardcore students of Alinsky, Obama says he got the “best education I ever had, better than anything I got at Harvard Law School.” He made the remark last year while campaigning in Iowa

His mentor McKnight also sits on the board of a militant leftist group called the National People’s Action, the professor’s curriculumvita reveals. NPA employs the hardball street tactics of Alinskyite organizing.

NPA claims to be simply a coalition of neighborhood advocacy groups based in Chicago, but conservative analyst Michelle Malkin describes it as a “left-wing goon squad.” She says NPA has been known to bus hundreds of angry protestors to the homes of business and government leaders to demand “justice” for inner-city blacks.

While preparing to intimidate the families of officials and trample over their private property, she says NPA picketers belt out the following battle cry:

Who’s on your hit list, NPA?
Who’s on your hit list for today?
Take no prisoner, take no names.
Kick ’em in the a– when they play their games.

“NPA’s militant tactics cross the bounds of decent political debate,” Malkin wrote in 2004.

Obama, in his 1995 memoir, said he wanted to go to Harvard Law School to “learn power’s currency in all its intricacy,” with the goal of “making large-scale change” as a national politician.

John L. McKnight

Before writing his recommendation, McKnight, a former ACLU director, advised Obama not to “compromise” his principles.

While Obama says he’s perhaps more tolerant of compromise than McKnight, he says his views haven’t really changed from his days organizing on behalf of radical Alinsky groups like Gamaliel and ACORN in Chicago.

“My views are not so much more refined than they were when I labored in obscurity as a community organizer,” he averred in his 2006 autobiography.

Socialist dream

Alinsky, the father of community organizing, dreamed of socialism one day replacing the “jungle” of American capitalism. He wrote that he hoped “for a future where the means of production will be owned by all of the people instead of just a comparative handful.”

Alinsky dedicated the first edition of his book, “Rules for Radicals,” to Satan: “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer.”

McKnight has advocated for another war on poverty, something Obama is proposing with his “Urban Prosperity” plan.

Thank you to our Source:World Net Daily post above in its entirety.

Below from Plancksconstant on 13 myths of Obama, check out his site, very interesting.

Obama grew up influenced by Communists.


Accuracy in Media, 18 Feb 2008, Obama’s Communist Mentor

It turns out that Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a communist.

In his books, Obama admits attending “socialist conferences” and coming into contact with Marxist literature. But he ridicules the charge of being a “hard-core academic Marxist,” which was made by his colorful and outspoken 2004 U.S. Senate opponent, Republican Alan Keyes.

However, through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his “poetry” and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just “Frank.”

Obama does not deny having a deep relationship with Davis.

The Right Truth, Obama’s peverted communist friend Frank Marshall Davis

For my former post see :Obama Mentor ‘Communist

But the Obama campaign’s 40-page so-called rebuttal to Corsi’s book confirms and does not deny the Obama relationship with Davis. The rebuttal, however, doesn’t acknowledge that Davis was a communist and instead tries to depict him as a civil rights activist by dishonestly editing an article about Davis. It makes no mention of Davis’s Sex Rebel book and his interest in pornography.

How can anyone doubt that Obama has radical dangerous views and would like to enforce them upon the American people..His kind of change I can do without. Was it not a now long gone Russian dictator who slammed his shoe on the UN podium in 1959-60 who once said they would take America without firing a shot? Do you think he had someone like Obama in mind? Just saying…

How about taking a little website test to see how your views/values stack up with Obama’s? Click the link below. I took it and was in opposition to his views/values 94% of the time. At least know his views/values compared to yours..

Barack Obama Test website

Have a great weekend friends, I’ll be around to visit.. 3 NEW posts today.Don’t forget to watch the debates tonight.

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