Friday, September 5, 2008
Boo hoo. Where's my tiny violin?
Community Organizers 'Appalled' by Their Portrayal - September 5, 2008 - The New York Sun: "The comment made by Mrs. Palin, the presumptive vice presidential nominee, that 'a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities,' prompted one of the nation's largest community organizers, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, to issue a statement saying it was 'extremely disappointed' by the 'condescending attacks.'
The tussle started with Governor Pataki asking, 'What in God's name is a community organizer? I don't even know if that's a job.' Mayor Giuliani followed with a similar comment on Fox News: 'Exactly what does a community organizer do?'"
Community organizers read Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals and devote their time and energy to making poor people even unhappier than they are already. Then they direct their pissed-off victims like missiles at their local public officials. They disrupt and take over public hearings, organize rent strikes, commit various forms of election fraud (paying people to register and vote, for example), and generally try to wreak havoc with local politics and businesses. Then they gather together, sitting on the floor in their apartments with Che posters on the walls, and smoke pot while they fantasize about a world without capitalism and patriarchy. They are supremely self-righteous about all this because they are taking on The Man, you see.
Now these folks who specialize in making everybody around them miserable are upset at having a little fun poked at them. Boo hoo. I'm playing my tiny little violin.
Not to stereotype them, or anything.