When I left work yesterday, the day was so beautiful; it was hot as blazes but as I drove home the sunlight and the blue color of the sky almost looked autumnal…it was that slant of light, or quality of light that I love, surprising for the almost tail-end of July in New Orleans. But lovely.
Got home in time to see a process of the political conventions I’ve always loved–the roll call vote by each state to nominate. Still enjoy the political blusters of, Mr. Chairman, from the great state of….home of the great….–unfortunately, Fox was on when I turned the television on and they weren’t showing the roll call; switched to C-SPAN and just missed Louisiana’s vote–picked right up with Michigan–still, after I showered, I burrowed down to watch. Had to laugh when Paul Ryan announced that the Republican nominee was none other than Donald Day Trump, not Donald J. I like Trump’s kids a lot, especially the three older ones: Donald, Ivanka and Eric, and I like the way Trump raised them.
Didn’t realize the Hildebeast had so aligned herself with Saul Alinsky; must have missed that one during the phase when I avoided nightly nausea by not watching the national news between the years of 2008–2013. I know Ben Carson is being criticized for what he said last night about Lucifer and Killary; but I am recalling my own remarks on this board said flippantly because nothing like justice ever seems to get the Clintons that they made a pact with the devil. Wow, Saul Alinsky; all accounts of Lucifer aside, Obama and Killary are both devotees to his beliefs and I don’t want that crud governing America. We’ve had eight years of it as it is. What kind of a jackass would dedicate a book to Satan even if it was done in irony? Here’s an excerpt about some of his tactics. What a prince!
Alinsky’s tactics were often unorthodox. In Rules for Radicals he wrote,
[t]he job of the organizer is to maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a ‘dangerous enemy.’ [According to Alinsky], the hysterical instant reaction of the establishment [will] not only validate [the organizer’s] credentials of competency but also ensure automatic popular invitation.
As an example, after organizing FIGHT (an acronym for Freedom, Independence [subsequently Integration], God, Honor, Today) in Rochester, New York, Alinsky once threatened to stage a “fart in” to disrupt the sensibilities of the city’s establishment at a Rochester Philharmonic concert. FIGHT members were to consume large quantities of baked beans after which, according to author Nicholas von Hoffman, “FIGHT’s increasingly gaseous music-loving members would tie themselves to the concert hall where they would sit expelling gaseous vapors with such noisy velocity as to compete with the woodwinds.” Satisfied with his threat yielding action, Alinsky later threatened a “piss in” at Chicago O’Hare Airport. Alinsky planned to arrange for large numbers of well-dressed African Americans to occupy the urinals and toilets at O’Hare for as long as it took to bring the city to the bargaining table. According to Alinsky, once again the threat alone was sufficient to produce results. In Rules for Radicals, he notes that this tactic fell under two of his rules: Rule #3: Wherever possible, go outside the experience of the enemy; and Rule #4: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.