Andrew Breitbart is no longer with us in the flesh, but the vast Breitbart media empire is alive and well – to the chagrin of his detractors. Less than a week after the conservative mogul’s sudden death in Los Angeles, Breitbart’s last column - “Part I” of “The Vetting” - was published as a farewell from the conservative rabble-rouser, but also as the initial spark intended to ignite a raging brushfire. Little has been revealed as of yet, but the initial chunks of information that have been released provide further proof about Obama’s radical past:
In 1998, a small Chicago theater company staged a play titled The Love Song of Saul Alinsky, dedicated to the life and politics of the radical community organizer whose methods Obama had practiced and taught on Chicago’s South Side.
Obama was not only in the audience, but also took the stage after one performance, participating in a panel discussion that was advertised in the poster for the play.
…So, what’s in the play? It truly is a love song to Alinsky. In the first few minutes of the play, Alinsky plays Moses – yes, the Biblical Moses – talking to God. The play glorifies Alinsky stealing food from restaurants and organizing others to do the same, explaining, “I saw it as a practical use of social ecology: you had members of the intellectual community, the hope of the future, eating regularly for six months, staying alive till they could make their contributions to society.”
…And Alinsky talks about being the first occupier – shutting down the O’Hare Airport by occupying all the toilet stalls, using chewing gum to “tie up the city, stop all traffic, and the shopping, in the Loop, and let everyone at City Hall know attention must be paid, and maybe we should talk about it.” As Alinsky says, “Students of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your juicy fruit.”
The play finishes with Alinsky announcing he’d rather go to Hell than Heaven. Why? “More comfortable there. You see, all my life I’ve been with the Have-Nots: here you’re a Have-Not if you’re short of money, there you’re a Have-Not if you’re short of virtue. I’d be asking more questions, organizing them. They’re my kind of people – Hell would be Heaven for me.”
That’s The Love Song of Saul Alinsky. It’s radical leftist stuff, and it revels in its radical leftism.
…This is who Barack Obama was. This was before Barack Obama ran for Congress in 2000—challenging former Black Panther Bobby L. Rush from the left in a daring but unsuccessful bid.
This was also the period just before Barack Obama served with Bill Ayers, from 1999 through 2002 on the board of the Woods Foundation. They gave capital to support the Midwest Academy, a leftist training institute steeped in the doctrines of — you guessed it! — Saul Alinsky, and whose alumni now dominate the Obama administration and its top political allies inside and out of Congress.
On Tuesday, Breitbart.com’s Ben Shapiro reported that the play’s director, Pam Dickler, does indeed have footage of Obama’s remarks, but is unwilling to release them:
Sources inform Breitbart.com today that Pam Dickler, director of the 1998 production of The Love Song of Saul Alinsky in Chicago that included a panel discussion featuring then-State Sen. Barack Obama, has a video tape of the play.
And she won’t release it.
“There is only one archive tape of the play and I have it,” Dickler informed our source. “It is not in Chicago.”
Dickler told our source that she doesn’t believe she’s ever watched the tape, and she doesn’t know if it “can be viewed.” But she added: “No one is going to see the tape.”
She said she felt “very protective over it … due to all of the interest from conservatives recently.” She also told our source that the poster for the play was never supposed to be distributed.
Dickler added that there were no transcripts of the panel discussion.
“They didn’t know he was going to go on to become the president,” she said. “If they had known that, they would have of course kept any transcripts, but there were never any taken.”
Mainstream journalists have attempted to dismiss yesterday’s column by Andrew Breitbart about the play by claiming that Obama had merely attended the production–a defense hinted at by Chicago Reader columnist Michael Miner’s initial column.
However–as even Miner noted–Obama did not merely attend the play; he was featured on the poster and in the panel discussion that followed.
So, if the play’s so harmless, why are Obama’s allies hiding it?
Why not release the video tape?
Shaprio’s question is a valid one. What did Barack Obama say during this panel discussion that was so incriminating? Why does Dickler feel so “protective” over the content of the tape? What is Barack Obama hiding? My questions are just as rhetorical as Shapiro’s. Given the context of the play and Obama’s love of Alinsky, it’s safe to assume that their was a great deal of fawning and gushing over Alinksy during the panel discussion – which Obama surely contributed to. Dickler knows that her views, Obama’s genuine views and the views of Alinsky-lovers are not shared by the vast majority of the American people. Alinsky was a pioneering radical leftist that Obama can not publicly tie himself to. He booted Alinsky to the curb just as quickly as he booted Reverend Wright in 2008. But the cat’s out of the bag and it’s been running around for quite sometime now. Obama’s radical ties are no secret and these newest revelations continue to burn away the gloss that Obama has layered onto who he really is – a glorified community organizer.
Obama was not an admirer. He was an acolyte of Alinsky and taught the man’s strategies as an activist in Chicago. Newt Gingrich referred to Obama during the debates as a “Saul Alinsky radical” and he’s not mincing any words. Obama is passionate about activism. It’s what he’s good at and he’s exhibiting what happens when a 1960′s radical ascends to the White House.
By the way, just so we’re clear on terminology: When the left talks about activism and community organizing they’re really referring to thuggery, intimidation and the promotion of statism. Liberal activist = expert pot-stirrer.
Obama is masterful at deception, misrepresentation, constructing straw-men, and masking his radicalism, but ultimately he can’t hide from the facts. The media has not and will not look into Obama’s past. Get over it. These are the same people who can’t bring themselves to report the truth as it’s happening right now. Their sole objective is promoting liberalism not objectivism. Therefore, Obama must be re-elected and the rulebook is thrown out the window. The promotion of phony campaign issues, the misrepresentation about Obama’s polices, false data concerning the economy – if the media thinks such tactics can get Obama re-elected, they will work to implement them.
Alinsky and Obama are one in the same. Read up on Alinsky and you’ll know exactly what motivates Obama and you’ll also discover a great deal about how he views the world. Read Rules for Radicals. It was Salinsky’s chief work and Obama’s playbook for bringing about “fundamental transformation”. President Obama – President Alinsky – there’s really no difference between the two.