I covered Oakland’s occupation march and shut-down for Townhall.com. My deadline was noon the following day. I’ve never had such a tight deadline. But I got it done. This is my take on the state of our endangered Republic.
“It was a good day for the 99% movement.”
Oakland Mayor, Jean Quan
In attending the occupation of Oakland, I was struck by how the American Left has coalesced around the advocacy of Saul Alinsky, a man that 99% of the so called 99%ers have doubtlessly never heard of. In the 1930’s Alinsky created the “crisis strategy” which prescribed flooding well-fare rolls in order to bankrupt cities.
David Horowitz has led the country in detailing how it was the Alinsky model which profoundly influenced Barack Obama and gave birth to vast “shake-down” organizations such as ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). But even more importantly, he points out it was Alinsky, though not a communist, that united the various socialists, anarchists, union workers, the disadvantaged and disaffected into a nihilist common cause—the seizure of power… (whole article at Townhall.com)