It is a tragic fact that most people in the West’s liberal democracies have never heard of the name Saul Alinsky, let alone know who he is. Tragic because Saul Alinsky probably takes the title for the most evil and the most effective operative in the leftist campaign to collapse traditional Western society whose foundation is Christianity. And there is strong competition among some monsters for that title. By savagely applying Marxism in the concrete circumstances he took radical leftist theory to its logical end. And that’s not to the socialist heaven-on-earth that is the false promise of Marxism.
Alinsky’s best known book Rules for Radicals is a handbook for the application of his methods. Those methods boil down to one injuncture: do whatever ever it takes to attain the power necessary for the irresistible implementation of your political program. In Australia, the application of the Alinsky method is seen most flagrantly in the actions of GetUp!, the Greens Party, some unions (most notably in the CFMEU), radical Marxist organizations like the Socialist Alternative, and in sections of the Labor Party.
The application of Alinsky’s methods in the 2016 election resulted in the loss of all conservative seats in Tasmania and Labor’s near victory through the Medicare scare campaign. The Labor Party’s ‘mediscare campaign’ was a through-and-through lie. They knew it was; we all knew it was – except the targeted ordinary people who could not take the risk. The Labor Party and their fellow subversives in GetUp! brought Australian society to a new low. The federal director of the Liberal Party Tony Nutt was correct in calling the campaign a ‘cold-blooded lie’. The leftist government funded ‘The Conversation’ condoned the lie with some BS about scare campaigns dressed up in academic leftist journalese.
The American Catholic network EWTN has produced a film about Saul Alinsky and his methods. It focuses Alinsky’s influence on the Catholic Church in America through the cooperation of a group of sympathetic clergy. It is appropriately called A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING. It is a brilliantly produced film showing just how insidious and effective Alinsky’s methods are. For example, as related in the film, Bella Dodd was a member of the communist party in 1920s and 1930s. After defecting from the party in 1949, she drew the curtain away from the aims and tactics of the party. She said:
In the 1930s we put eleven hundred men into the priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within… Right now they are in the highest places in the Church.
If individuals cannot with certainty be named, the catastrophic results of the Alinsky tactics in the Church are there to see. Although the film is about the infiltration of the Catholic Church, it gives a picture of how Alinskyites operate wherever there is an established democratic society to destroy.
I have seen the film. I strongly recommend viewing either by purchase or download here.
A fair and reasonable pre-release review appeared on the Catholic National Register website:
Unmasking Saul Alinsky, a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
A brilliant new EWTN film unmasks the man behind community organizing and what has greatly contributed to today’s chaotic culture.
Do you want an understanding of where so much of society’s problems originated and how things went radically wrong in everything from culture to family life to politics?
You’ll find out from A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, set to air on EWTN television on Saturday evening, Sept. 24, at 6 pm Eastern time (check schedule for other time zones).
The film is no less than riveting. By the brilliant team of Richard and Stephen Payne, the father-son filmmakers who head Arcadia Films, it explores the life and beliefs of one Saul Alinsky, often called the father of community organizing.
Sure, he said he wanted to help the poor, but we see how his tactics were no less than wrong and anti-Christian. He deceived many and used and abused elements in the Catholic Church in the process.
Richard Payne explained that St. Matthew gave the filmmakers the classic three-act structure in 7:15-20.
Act One: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves.” In this act we get the story of the rise of Alinsky, where he got his ideas, and how as a socialist/Marxist he began applying them to manipulate people and society.
Act Two: “By their fruits you will know them.” Was there good fruit in his work, or did it lead to a basket of rotten goods?
Act Three: “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.” Here comes the assessment of the fruits which look ready for the trash heap. People at this point should be asking themselves, How did we get to this precipice and is there hope to back away from it? Here is where the Paynes turn up the spotlights to overcome the heat. It’s not a paradox in this film. Read more…