The validation of the far left’s violent rage and call for revolution that we have seen with the advent of Wisconsin’s public employee labor unions (PELUs) is everywhere you look today. While attacking by name those who don’t agree with their ideas about America or its future, these progressives cum communists take what they themselves do and, with great effect, turn it 180 on the conservatives. I have labeled this response the (Saul) Alinsky Alternative, since it is one of the main tactics he teaches his hard left acolytes in Rules for Radicals. It is among the progressives’ best practices rejoinder when they can’t handle the public debate on the issue itself.
(The only accurate response that I have seen at the demonstrations in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio is that Governor Scott Walker’s bill, now signed into law, is “an assault on the unions”. Belated and focused too narrowly on the PELUs, I would fully agree that it is. The socialists consider such an assault charge to be their penultimate charge that points to the evils of free market capitalists, even if in this case their actual target is the American taxpayer. The rest of us should consider it to be a wake-up call from Wisconsin.)
Today the Alinsky Alternative is applied at all levels of the right-left debate that Obama’s presidency has brought into the forefront and focus across the land. Locally here in Nevada County we have our very own version of the debate to which I have done my best to contribute in these pages, on the air, and in our newspaper. The latest local attack from the far left is now focusing on the Nevada County Tea Party Patriots of which I am a member. It is instructive to study the intellectual depth of their view of the overall tea party movement and, especially, that of our own NCTPP.
I don’t want to repeat here the evidence that is readily available on other local blogs, but I do recommend that you visit the recent posts by Russ Steele (NC Media Watch) and Todd Juvinall (Sierra Dragon’s Breath) about ‘The Black Man: Progressives’ Trojan Horse’ posted on the NCTPP website. As you will witness, in their own forums the left’s response to this and my recent pieces on ‘community partnership banking’ (here and here) are simply iconic.