Obama’s Army – Organizing for Action

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Subtitle: Fatal Deceit. Both the Convention of States (COS) Movement and Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action (OFA) pursue change, but from entirely different foundations and for opposing purposes. The former works to restore the best of the American Tradition; the latter works to destroy what is left of it. I fear we are losing the war for the American Soul. While the foundations of the American Tradition are beyond reproach and easily defended, the Obamatons simply out-organize us.

When I visited the OFA website, I foolishly expected a bold mission statement of Progressivism, a smack between the eyes with exactly what fundamental transformation of the United States is, and what it intends to accomplish. In other words, what is Social Justice, what is it built upon and how will the nation get there? Silly me. Instead, I found Saul Alinsky’s dream come true. OFA organizes community agitators nationwide for revolutionary change. A former President of the United States traitorously leads the charge.

After eight years of Obama twaddle, I should have known that Progressives daren’t define Social Justice. That which isn’t defined cannot be accomplished. As long as Social Justice remains just out of reach over the rainbow, Social Justice Warriors (SJW) can justify their eternal jihad against the American Tradition. As illogical as it sounds, not knowing where they are going is what keeps SJW going. It is that shallow and non-sensical, yet millions of Americans have hitched their intellectual horses to intellectually empty wagons. The fatal deceit of Progressivism is the promise of Social Justice through change. Left unsaid is that the pursuit of Social Justice cannot possibly end until they silence counter-revolutionary opponents, which is ongoing on colleges campuses, TV news, Facebook, and Twitter.

I found no mention of Alinsky at OFA, but his call for continual ‘change’ in Rules for Radicals permeates its homepage:

• We aren’t the first to fight for progressive change and we won’t be the last.
• Organizing for Action is a movement of millions of Americans, coming together to fight for real, lasting change.
• With more than 250 local chapters around the country, OFA volunteers are building this organization from the ground up, community by community, one conversation at a time—whether that’s on a front porch or on Facebook. We’re committed to finding and training the next generation of great progressive organizers, because at the end of the day, we aren’t the first to fight for progressive change, and we won’t be the last.

After a hundred years of Progressivism, Progressives haven’t come up with a mission statement! Instead, empty Alinsky bumper-sticker slogans for constant radical ‘change’ soak the website. In a video, soothing voices from a diverse group of male, female, young, old, black, white, and you-name-it races appeal to everyone’s innate and natural need to belong. Why belong to a fuddy-duddy tradition when one can join OFA and save the planet? OFA is the recruiting portal for revolutionaries willing to fight for:

• Pay equity for women. (If women are paid less, why would employers employ men?)
• Access to affordable healthcare. (C’mon. We have democrat Zerocare.)
• An end to poverty. (Now what, after fifty years of the war on poverty, and trillions of dollars? I say their war on poverty is over. Admit defeat and go home.)
• Change from a climate that’s changing (I didn’t make that up).

OFA is more than Alinsky’s internet storefront for radical change. Recall Obama’s promises of radical transformation of the United States, and the need for a progressive civilian army: “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

Every army needs a cadre, a solid core of leaders. The finishing school for Obama’s centurions is an OFA affiliated group called the Community Organizing Institute (COI). As Matthew Vadum at FrontPage Magazine explained,

At COI you can learn how to spark riots, get arrested to make a political statement, organize lynch mobs and voter fraud on a massive scale, intimidate and shake down corporations, blackmail lenders, race-bait public officials and businesses into submission, smear and terrorize your opponents, shield illegal aliens from law enforcement, lead squatters to invade foreclosed homes, encourage welfare fraud, and use tax dollars to promote cockamamie social-engineering schemes.

This is the vision which America, by a narrow margin, rejected in 2016. OFA is Alinsky’s dream come true, a central command for nationwide community organizing, where local janissaries are on-call to disrupt republican processes and overturn the American Tradition.

But OFA isn’t just riot and mayhem. At my local OFA affiliate in Tallahassee FL, volunteers learn the art of the letter-to-the-editor. Be polite, passionate, and punchy. Mix long and short sentences. Appeal to feelings. Avoid in-depth policy talk. Oh, and be sure to email a copy of your letter to OFA.

As touched-on here and in previous squibs listed below, the professed intellectual roots of Progressivism are non-existent. What, other than change for the sake of change, connects their policy statements regarding the climate change hoax, feminism, gun laws, etc.? While they touch our raw emotions, they are unsupportable inside America’s Natural Law Tradition. They appeal to our stomachs and leave our heads and chests alone, because to do otherwise they would have to dip their intellectual toes into our Natural Law Tradition, which they avoid at all cost.

In contrast, delegates to the Continental Congress in 1776 postulated the axioms of the American Tradition with the words, “we hold these truths to be self-evident . . . “ Just as Euclidean Geometry builds theorems around axioms which define a point and a line, our Constitution launched follow-on theorems of good government built on the axioms of self-evident truths, the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.

To that end, of building a government in accordance with the American Tradition, is the Preamble to our Constitution. In words that federal courts ignore, our Framers’ beautiful prose set forth the reasons society established government. The Preamble is the mission statement of the American Union. Progressives reject our national mission statement, yet offer no substitute.

Both Article V COS and OFA promote change, change to correct mistakes like the 17th Amendment, or change for the sake of change, aka Social Justice. One recognizes enduring principles; the other rests on shifting sand. When thought of as intellectual field trips, the second is irrational and cannot form the basis of enduring happiness for posterity. Unfortunately, what OFA lacks in intellectual heft is made up for in organization. Make no mistake, OFA is a standing army of the sort our Framers feared; it exists to project power inward to eventually eliminate its domestic enemies, you, and me.

One will not find first truths at OFA. Axioms are absent. Unsupported policy statements substitute for theorems. There is no appeal to man’s head or chest, but only his belly, his animal instincts. Instead of self-evident truths, the foundation for all Progressive goals goes little deeper than, “I want . . . “

Will the American Republic fall to these empty and deceitful policies? Only if we allow it. We are the many; our oppressors are the few. Government is the playground of politicians, but the Constitution is ours. Be proactive. Be a Re-Founder. Join Convention of States.

Related squibs:
Men Without Chests
The Nature of the Law of Nature
Part one of three: Revolutionary Forebears: Sidney and Alinsky