[Prefatory note: Mr. Saul Alinsky was a Chicago community organizer, as was President Barack Obama. These files examine the influence Mr. Akinsky's ideas may have had on the man who became the President of the United States.]
For Mr. Saul Alinsky’s revolutionary agenda to be advanced he had to remove the influence of the conscience on the actions of his followers. In other words, they needed to be willing to use any means necessary to achieve the desired end. He argued:
“…in action, one does not always enjoy the luxury of a decision that is consistent both with one’s individual conscience and the good of mankind. The choice must always be for the latter. Action is for mass salvation and not for the individual’s personal salvation.” (1)
“To me ethics is doing what is best for the most.” (Rules for Radicals, p. 33)
The conscience cannot stand in the way of the greater good of mankind, in Mr. Alinsky’s mind, because ethics are not concerned with good and evil, but with “doing what is best for the most.” The end defines moral behavior, not what we do to achieve that end. Therefore, murder, mass murder, arson, theft, whatever, is automatically moral if it moves one closer to the desired end for the greater good of mankind. As Mr. Alinsky wrote:
“But if one lacks the luxury of a choice and is possessed of only one means, then the ethical question will never arise; automatically the lone means becomes endowed with a moral spirit. Its defense lies in the cry, ‘What else could I do?’” (Rules for Radicals, p. 32)
This is the morality of hell, because it can be used by anyone to justify any action. There is no absolute right or wrong other than doing whatever is necessary to advance a revolutionary agenda. This is the morality of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and any of the other mass murderers history has belched forth. It would argue the following: medical breakthroughs are for the greatest good. One breakthrough can save the lives of thousands. To achieve this goal as soon as possible we need to experiment on humans. What does the death of a few dozen matter when compared to saving the lives of thousands? According to Mr. Alinsky’s line of thought, this is ethical. It is doing the best for the most. I am certain the sadistic Dr. Mengele thought like this.
Now how does this relate to President Barack Obama? Is he a conscienceless person, a potentially sociopathic president? I don’t think so, but when you see the way he used every political trick in the book to ram through his healthcare bill (doing what is best for the most), ignoring the voice of the majority of Americans, disdaining consensus with Republicans on an issue of this magnitude, you can see traces of Mr. Alinsky’s influence. The means were not important, the end was.
1. Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals (New York: Random House, 1971. Reprinted New York: Vinatge Books, 1989), p. 25.
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