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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Malkin: Alinsky's Avenging Angels -- Tea Party Saboteurs

By Rick Pearcey • April 14, 2010, 07:29 AM

In a column published at Human Events, Michelle Malkin writes:

One of the popular signs spotted at Tea Party protests across the country over the past year goes like this: "It doesn't matter what this sign says. You'll call it racism, anyway!" It's a pithy, perfect rejoinder to the fusillade of attacks that limited-government activists have weathered from their Democratic detractors and a hostile national media. Committed Alinsky-ites never let reality get in the way of a good Tea Party-bashing narrative.

The radical acolytes of Chicago's late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky also understand the importance of manufacturing demons. "Before men can act," Alinsky preached, "an issue must be polarized. Men will act when they are convinced their cause is 100 percent on the side of the angels, and that the opposition are 100 percent on the side of the devil." This explains the left's relentless campaign to sabotage the anti-tax, anti-bailout movement from Day One.

"Alinsky's avenging angels have declared open warfare on April 15," Malkin concludes. "Will they be enabled again by 'mainstream journalists' who have turned their Tea Party reporting assignments into search-and-destroy missions? The signs point to yes."