Which Is It Colin? Ignorant or Lying?

I was not going to write about Colin Powell – seemed like a waste of time when other issues are more pressing, but I saw a clip today that dovetails nicely into the whole “socialist” regime that Bambi is talking about setting up.  I am currently working on the 2nd and 3rd parts of “Obama’s American Socialism: Decades In The Making”; maybe someone should send it to Mr. Powell.

Colin Powell is attacking John McCain for using the “S” word of socialism against Barack Obama, and also considers Obama’s ties to Ayers to be trivial.  I am thinking that maybe Mr. Powell either knows stuff we don’t or doesn’t know what we do.   All I know is that I have found some rather interesting stuff at DiscoverTheNetworks.org Here is an example:

Trained in the Saul Alinsky Method:

Obama was trained by the Saul Alinsky-founded Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in Chicago. (The Developing Communities Project itself was an affiliate of the Gamaliel Foundation, whose modus operandi for the creation of “a more just and democratic society” is rooted firmly in the Alinsky method.) Alinsky was known for helping to establish the aggressive political tactics that characterized the 1960s and have remained central to all subsequent revolutionary movements in the United States.

In the Alinsky model, “organizing” is a euphemism for “revolution” — a wholesale revolution whose ultimate objective is the systematic acquisition of power by a purportedly oppressed segment of the population, and the radical transformation of America’s social and economic structure. The goal is to foment enough public discontent, moral confusion, and outright chaos to spark the social upheaval that Marx, Engels, and Lenin predicted — a revolution whose foot soldiers view the status quo as fatally flawed and wholly unworthy of salvation. Thus, the theory goes, the people will settle for nothing less than that status quo’s complete collapse — to be followed by the erection of an entirely new system upon its ruins. Toward that end, they will be apt to follow the lead of charismatic radical organizers who project an aura of confidence and vision, and who profess to clearly understand what types of societal “changes” are needed.

But Alinsky’s brand of revolution was not characterized by dramatic, sweeping, overnight transformations of social institutions. As Richard Poe puts it, “Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties.” Alinsky advised organizers and their disciples to quietly, subtly gain influence within the decision-making ranks of these institutions, and to introduce changes from that platform.

One of Obama’s early mentors in the Alinsky method, Mike Kruglik, would later say the following about Obama:

“He was a natural, the undisputed master of agitation, who could engage a room full of recruiting targets in a rapid-fire Socratic dialogue, nudging them to admit that they were not living up to their own standards. As with the panhandler, he could be aggressive and confrontational. With probing, sometimes personal questions, he would pinpoint the source of pain in their lives, tearing down their egos just enough before dangling a carrot of hope that they could make things better.”

For several years, Obama himself taught workshops on the Alinsky method.

or this:

Endorsement by the New Party:

In 1995 Barack Obama sought the endorsement of the so-called New Party for his 1996 state senate run. He was successful in obtaining that endorsement, and he used a number of New Party volunteers as campaign workers. By 1996, Obama had become a member of the New Party.

Co-founded in 1992 by Daniel Cantor (a former staffer for Jesse Jackson‘s 1988 presidential campaign) and Joel Rogers (a sociology and law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison), the New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials — most often Democrats. The New Party’s short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party.

Most New Party members hailed from the Democratic Socialists of America and the militant organization ACORN. The party’s Chicago chapter also included a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members.

After reading that, does it not seem like Powell is ignorant, lying or just plain out of touch?  You decide:


By Logistics Monster


  • Powell failed to stand up to the asshat Shrub. Now he’s trying to gain some relevance by endorsing Pampers two weeks before the election. Wow, just like John Edwards. Maybe Pampers has photos of Powell having sex with a duck billed platypus.

  • Colin Powell having sex…..ARGHHHHHHHH
    Admit it, you can’t imagine it either…..

    You know, I never did like Powell. He was the most useless general we ever had,I always thought he fancied himself more of a [gawd help us] diplomat that a general.
    My grandmother would have called him a “parlor snake”.

  • Diamond Tiger -

    Ghost – you are getting battle fatigue! I did not need that visual…thank you very much. I am replacing it now!

  • Powell is a …bum.

    NEW…off-topic but it’s about a critical state…

    OK, here’s the latest from NM….Note the punches delivered in quick succession over the past weekend…

    On the Ground in NM: Biden/Richardson/Endorsement Punch Hits So. NM; Big Early Voting Turnout; BREAKING: McCain May Be Here on Saturday


    Update–as of 6 am MT, still no firm news about a McCain visit here so. NM on Saturday…

  • Stacy Kamaka -

    Do you think when “The One” referred to 57 states he was actually thinking of the IAF affiliates?

  • General, You are a disgrace. You support a man who cannot pass a security clearance background
    check. Tell me about leadership? Step up!

  • Bob Calco -

    Powell is I think a piece of the puzzle. Remember the “Plame” scandal? The leak came from the State Dept., in the form of Powell underling Richard Armitage, not the White House. Powell/Armitage were against Cheney/Libby et al. The interesting thing that nobody seems to know even though it’s an established fact is that Plame was NOT a covered agent at the time her name was “leaked” to Novak by Armitage. Which explains why Armitage was NEVER under any threat of being prosecuted, at any point. Fitzgerald knew this from very early on in his “investigation” which was really just a 2 year partisan perjury trap that nabbed Libby but nobody else. The whole thing reeked of an inside political hot job.

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