Missouri State Senator Resorts To F-Bombing Twitterverse Over Knee-Jerk Stance On Obama Rodeo Clown

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The Honorable Jamilah Nasheed, Missouri’s State Senator representing District 5, was among the far-left lawmakers and pundits outraged in the extreme by last week’s silly little dustup involving a rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair and a cartoonish mask of President Barack Obama.

So she wrote a column about it, bemoaning the fact that “racism in America in this twenty-first century remains ever alive and well.”

Sensible people who cared enough to countenance Nasheed’s piece, which went on to suggest the State eliminate “institutional racism” by requiring that a percentage of its contracts be awarded to minority vendors, caller her out on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

So the Honorable Senator shot back, telling a Twitter detractor who goes by “Just_a_Texan” to “keep laughing f*cking idiot and YEAH the Senator said it!!!!”

We put an asterisk in the F-word; Senator Nasheed didn’t.

By Friday morning, the post had been removed, but not in time for web users everywhere to preserve it via screen capture:

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  • Shorty Stuff

    Well, this quote is a little childish, but I have to say it … “it takes one to know one” :-)

  • Deepizzaguy

    Jamilah grow up. Using locker room language at your foes is for uneducated children like yourself. As we would say in New Orleans “Now go to kindergarten tomorrow morning.”

  • mort_f

    Was her remark ‘taken out of context’?
    And why did the writer of this artcle use the word ‘Honorable’?

    • ChiefBoring

      He was quoting Nasheed as referring to herself by that word.

  • diana

    Hate to tell you lib idiot but obama is a joke hear and around the world so knee jerk you fing as you need to join obama in jail the unconstitutional jerk and the rest of his flunkies

  • machodog

    Jamilah Nasheed was not the best for her job, but because she was a minority, they had to put her in there. Then consider the source…judging by her name, she’s a muslim. Muslims have no thought processes. Therefore they talk without thinking.

    • Virgil Lipinski

      I guess you never met a Sufi Muslim? Some of the best souls on the planet!

  • Feduponlychild

    This entire incident was idiocy. Was is racial when the George Bush mask was worn? This woman is not honorable and has no business being a representative of the great state of Missouri. Vote her ass out!

  • Feduponlychild

    This entire incident was idiocy. Was is racial when the George Bush mask was worn? This woman is not honorable and has no business being a representative of the great state of Missouri. Vote her ass out!

    • BEN CARSON IN 2016

      No one was more vilified & many times viciously & perversely than G.W. Bush…even way before he took the oath &had actually done anything…stupid, racist, misogynist, dictatorial conservative Texan….yet he had better SAT scores than Kerry & Gore, his best friend was a black woman & he spent more in aid to Africa than other president & met with more freedom fighters & dissidents than every other president combined & they genuinely said he listened & really cared & tried to help them…..alas, the conservative part they got wrong!

  • Dcp5674

    As usual, if it’s open to interpretation , it’s racist, if a black man did the same thing with a GW Bush, you could hear crickets chirping.
    The worst racists in America are Black, simply because they think that because they’re black, they’re given a free ticket.
    Neither my parents, their parents nor me were in America during slavery. None of us took part in any racial activities. I refuse to be blamed for something I had nothing to do with, and I’m sure millions of other Americans feel the same. Blacks were freed over 150 years ago. The Civil Rights Act was over 50 years ago. Stop blowing your chances, stop causing your own downfall with fatherless families, leaving school ASAP (less than 50% graduating rate? Geez!). Get off drugs, get out of gangs, take responsibility for your own lives and stop the racist crap every time the wind blows.
    Oh, and get rid of Sharpton and Jackson. I’m sure there are many more good examples, both Black and White, to look up to.

    • Mister007

      They keep it up because the left back them up and give them all kind of free things..

    • Andy44

      Well stated. Too bad the politicians don’t have the brains or balls to support that thinking.

    • Gib74

      If folks want to be ‘outraged’ at racism, they need to get their butts out to Africa and the middle east where racism is still very much alive and well to complain.

  • Hoosier Daddy

    I’m STILL waiting for someone to tell me exactly what was “racist” about a clown doing a parody of the president. Was it racist when Saturday Night Live did their almost weekly parodies of Gerald Ford? Of Reagan? Of Bush?

    Is Obama somehow insulated from being parodied solely because he is half black?

    I just don’t get it.

    • Moshe McCarthy

      More seriously, his being half-black has caused GOP pols to stifle their criticisms of him & his failed disastrous policies…Hell, McCain did not attack him & his associations with radical, evil & criminal people like Palin wanted him to do because he was afraid of being called a racist!

      • Gib74

        Another reason mccain has to go.

        Been there WAY too long.

    • steve

      when will the white side of obummer step up. or is there one?

    • ldazzle

      He’s a ‘half-rican’!

    • Robbie

      Of course you get it.

  • Dmac74

    Halloween is the best time to see the Presidential masks. Been that way since this old lady can remember. I would say this PC thin skinned attitude is way out of line. Shape up and have some laughs. Quit all the petty over reaction. To many things out there that really need a reaction that are really serious.
    What I’m hoping for is all the Rodeo Clowns and all of the contestants be they BB Riders, Bull riders, Ropers, Doggers, Barrel Racers, Saddle Bronc riders and maybe the Stock Contractors, boycott this fair. Let them put on a kids rodeo with goat roping, breakaway roping, greased pigs and sheep riding.

    This whole Fair board needs replaced.

    Something they might think about—you can respect the Office of President, But you don’t have to respect or even like the office holder. JMO. Being an old rodeo wife.

    • Mister007

      The best one yet young lady…

      • Dmac74

        Thank You.

    • eganstew3

      There is a Pastor in Buena Park taking up donations for the clown. I hope he gets enough to help until he finds another job.

      • Dmac74

        Good Rodeo Clowns should be in demand still. It really is dangerous an you really need to be quick on your feet. hehehe. And humor for the spectators can’t be left out. Sure glad someone is helping him.

        • Peoriaboy

          I always thought you had to pay to get into the fairgrounds so if your paying the state should keep their nose out of it for had that of been Bush nothing would of been said but no don’t say nothing about our dictator ,I would stop all white folks from going to any fair event and see where they get there revenue, i know you can’t stojp them but common sense would say we don’t need this as the biggest part of the taxes come from the whit working class that pay their wages and keep the fair grounds open it sure as hell isn’t the ones on welfare.

  • Hoosier Daddy

    In her article, “Nasheed” bitches about the George Zimmerman verdict, a
    characteristic of a black racist.

    Now that all the facts are known, we know that George Zimmerman was a good Samaritan who volunteered his time helping black kids and being a neighborhood watchman to protect his community from crime. We also know that Trayvon Martin was a burglar, a drug dealer and a violence-prone thug who attacked Zimmerman and was viciously beating him when Zimmerman fired a single shot in self-defense.

    So, just what kind of a person would want to see a good Samaritan with tons of NON-RACIST creds falsely convicted of a crime merely because his attacker was black? Only a black racist.

    Nasheed uses the byline “Honorable Jamilah Nasheed.” There’s nothing honorable about her.

    • sledge77

      Sure there is. On any given night during her youthful days different dudes were on her all the time.

      • Peoriaboy

        I wonder if her husband knows this or was he gang bang’ing her with his friends?

        • DaveO

          I bet he was pimping her out

  • ISHKABIBEL

    To paraphrase the great Dr. Samuel Johnson, in America in 2103, for the LIB/PC/DEM/PROGRESSIVE ELITES: “RACISM IS THE LAST REFUGE OF THE SCOUNDRELS”

  • grumpyolman

    If you can not answer a man’s argument,
    all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
    – Elbert Hubbard

  • Gib74

    She / it wants to remove “institutional racism” by giving a percentage of its contracts to minority vendors by they want to add ‘institutional racism’ by MANDATING that different communities allow ms-13, la raza, crips, bloods, dealers, and pushers are allowed into our communities to ‘diversify’ the neighborhood / break up Red voting blocks.

    There’s not going to be a whole lotta cracka (it’s okay, not racist if I use the ‘a’ at the end) moving into democratic strongholds like the pits of detroit in order to change their voter block.

  • Sarah Conner

    Wow,how classy are our reps these days…does she kiss her momma with that mouth too…

  • Cathy Hovey

    Well, she is surely a racist. She not only needs to be voted out, she needs to be asked to resign by her district. Mainly cause she PROVED she’s a racist by her assinine reaction. And just what is honorable about this muslim bitch? Not a damn thing. Why can’t someone in real authority in MO tell her to shut the f up, that they are not gonna cave in to any more pressure.

  • Doc

    You just know who populates her district.

    • Robbie

      Americans.

      • Doc

        Clueless

        • Robbie

          No you’re not. Nasty but not clueless.

  • Vash the Stampede

    Political satire is dead. You should see some of the things thy use to put out in news papers about politicians before telephone and internet. Just a bunch of cry babies.

  • http://www.de-navarro.com dnav

    Well, we now know who the F ing idiot is by her own words.

  • Frank Guy

    I think he insulted the rodeo by even haveing. That s.o.b.face in the arena.

    • Robbie

      Have a little respect. You’re an American.

      • Dale H

        Respect for what or who ??Respect is earned–Obama has earned only disrespect in his time in office

        • Robbie

          I’d say he has earned lots of respect. Elected a state senator and then a federal senator and then President and then re-elected president with a majority and a big victory in the electoral college. The fact is you are upset because you happen to disagree with his policies and the things he’s done. But you are in the minority and still have to have respect simply because he is the President. That’s how it works.

          • sootsme

            He has enough respect from the Free Sh*t Army that he needs none of mine. As for the office, it has become a farce.

          • Robbie

            Actually you’re probably right about one thing. The President does not really need respect from the likes of you.

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        You’re not, so shut up.

        • Robbie

          Here in Canada we believe in free speech. Too bad you don’t.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Surely you jest, Robbie? You believe in Free Speech, just not that directed at Obama?
            And in your case, Robbie, you also believe in helping yourself to other peoples’ money, and forcing your way on other people using Big Government as your proxy Forcers.
            What a colossal hypocrite.

          • Robbie

            I don’t get the hypocrite bit. You are free to express any opinion you may have but when you tell others to “shut up” it reveals a lack of open mindedness and an aversion to free speech which you are supposed to hold near and dear.

            But, look, I can understand your frustration. Folks you are not fond of keep getting elected to office including the highest office and you have to be fearful that Hilary or Joe will follow Obama next time which he/she almost certainly will.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Do you think it is wrong that the Rodeo Clown was taken to the cleaners over his parody of another man, a rather despicable man?
            Judging by your comments on this board, I’m making the educated guess that you don’t.
            Thus, my charge of hypocrite to a man who is lecturing others about Freedom of Speech.
            I wouldn’t expect you to get my point, because you are obviously either hopelessly ignorant or a Shill with a vested interest.

          • Robbie

            I get your point entirely. You think you are being clever as well. But here’s the thing: there are no hard and fast rules of how to treat others and you certainly should not be thinking that everyone should be treated in exactly the same manner. Life is a lot more subtle than that. For example you probably think – or pretend to – that lying is always wrong but it’s not. And parody in one situation is a lot different in another.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            What I do know, Robbie, is that you Liberal Progressives have great Powers of rationalization. That probably is a self-defense mechanism, because if you really had to confront your inconsistencies in a logical way you probably wouldn’t be able to live with yourselves.

            Robbie says — “For example you probably think – or pretend to – that lying is always wrong but it’s not”.
            Lying to take advantage of other people is unequivocally wrong, Robbie, no matter how you try to sugar-coat it.

          • Robbie

            Thank you for agreeing with me on lying. You are correct that lying to take advantage of someone else is wrong. But the other side of the coin is that lying to protect someone in some way is correct. You may remember in the book “All Quiet on the Western Front” the chapter where Paul – the young German soldier – returns home and goes to speak with the mother of his friend who died a horrible death after being wounded in the trenches. You’ll remember that the friend had his legs amputated and dies slowly of infection and in great pain. The mother demands that Paul tell her exactly how her son died. Paul lies to her. He says that her son died instantly in battle. So my point was that even something seemingly easy to evaluate – like lying – is not all that cut and dry. Likewise making “fun” of a black person the “same” way one do do to a white person is a totally different kettle of fish. But, of course you don’t get any of this or – if you do – you will continue to pretend that you don’t.

            So continue to have your laughs at the rodeo but will you still be laughing when President Clinton or President Biden takes office. I bet you silly grin will disappear then.

          • sootsme

            The clown was making fun of a lying tyrant. The fact that he is black, while it aided in his election, is irrelevant.

          • Robbie

            And what lies, exactly, has the President told? I’d like specifics. And do you actually know what the word tyrant means?

          • sootsme

            “You can keep your present health insurance”, for one…and someone who tries to deny Citizens’ Constitutional Rights via “Executive Order” fits my definition of tyrant closely enough. If that’s not simple enough, it’s kind of like what an old judge said about porn: “I know it when I see it.”

          • Robbie

            You see what you want to see.

          • sootsme

            I see cockroaches scurrying for cover whenever the lights go on…

          • Robbie

            Time for you to look for a new residence.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Surely you jest, Robbie? You believe in Free Speech, just not that directed at Obama?
            And in your case, Robbie, you also believe in helping yourself to other peoples’ money, and forcing your way on other people using Big Government as your proxy Forcers.
            What a colossal hypocrite.

      • Frank Guy

        I just wish the phony president was,american

        • Robbie

          He is: born in America plus with an American parent. More than can be said of Tom Cruz.

  • denise0513

    Wow! I bet this piece of work will march on DC to commemorate MLK’s “I have a dream” speech. Someone needs to inform her, as well as many others, especially Sharpton and Jackson who claim to have marched with MLK, that Dr King would NOT be proud of them, their actions or their words. These people all believe they should get special privileges simply due to the color of their skin and Dr King specifically said, “I have a dream that one day my children will be judged on the content of their character and NOT the color of their skin.” No Dr. King would not be happy with the way many black people have conducted themselves.

  • Debbie

    Stupid comes in all colors. Freedom of speech just went out the window and no one said a thing. Mo. stand up don’t let her lead you by the nose. Out butts are getting wider by sitting back and letting our leaders get by with things.

    • joe1cr

      Some of the far-left lawmakers and pundits hatred arises from the fact that they blame “society” for their own personal problems and inadequacies.

  • billybob

    Rules for Radicals
    By Saul Alinsky – 1971
    Hillary Clinton’s 1969 Political Science Thesis (“There is Only the Fight”) refers to an earlier version of Alinsky’s training manual. “In 1946,” she wrote, “Alinsky’s first book, Reveille for Radicals, was published.”
    See From Freedom to Servitude | Training an army of world servers | From Marx to AlinskyConspiracies- Past & Present

    Background information”Obama learned his lesson well. I am proud to see that my father’s model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.” –Letter from L. DAVID ALINSKY, son of Neo-Marxist Saul Alinsky
    Obama helped fund ‘Alinsky Academy': “The Woods Fund, a nonprofit on which Obama served as paid director from 1999 to December 2002, provided startup funding and later capital to the Midwest Academy…. Obama sat on the Woods Fund board alongside William Ayers, founder of the Weather Underground domestic terrorist organization…. ‘Midwest describes itself as ‘one of the nation’s oldest and best-known schools for community organizations, citizen organizations and individuals committed to progressive social change.’… Midwest teaches Alinsky tactics of community organizing.”
    Hillary, Obama and the Cult of Alinsky: “True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism, Alinsky taught. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within. Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties…. Many leftists view Hillary as a sell-out because she claims to hold moderate views on some issues. However, Hillary is simply following Alinsky’s counsel to do and say whatever it takes to gain power.
    “Obama is also an Alinskyite…. Obama spent years teaching workshops on the Alinsky method. In 1985 he began a four-year stint as a community organizer in Chicago, working for an Alinskyite group called the Developing Communities Project…. Camouflage is key to Alinsky-style organizing. While trying to build coalitions of black churches in Chicago, Obama caught flak for not attending church himself. He became an instant churchgoer.” (By Richard Poe, 11-27-07)
    Obama helped fund ‘Alinsky Academy': “The Woods Fund, a nonprofit on which Obama served as paid director from 1999 to December 2002, provided startup funding and later capital to the Midwest Academy…. Obama sat on the Woods Fund board alongside William Ayers, founder of the Weather Underground domestic terrorist organization…. ‘Midwest describes itself as ‘one of the nation’s oldest and best-known schools for community organizations, citizen organizations and individuals committed to progressive social change.’… Midwest teaches Alinsky tactics of community organizing.”
    Hillary, Obama and the Cult of Alinsky: “True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism, Alinsky taught. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within. Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties…. Many leftists view Hillary as a sell-out because she claims to hold moderate views on some issues. However, Hillary is simply following Alinsky’s counsel to do and say whatever it takes to gain power.
    “Obama is also an Alinskyite…. Obama spent years teaching workshops on the Alinsky method. In 1985 he began a four-year stint as a community organizer in Chicago, working for an Alinskyite group called the Developing Communities Project…. Camouflage is key to Alinsky-style organizing. While trying to build coalitions of black churches in Chicago, Obama caught flak for not attending church himself. He became an instant churchgoer.” (By Richard Poe, 11-27-07)
    Opening page – Dedication

    “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history… the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.” the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history… the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”
    Prologue
    “The Revolutionary force today has two targets, moral as well as material. Its young protagonists are one moment reminiscent of the idealistic early Christians, yet they also urge violence and cry, ‘Burn the system down!’ They have no illusions about the system, but plenty of illusions about the way to change our world. It is to this point that I have written this book.”
    1. The Purpose
    In this book we are concerned with how to create mass organizations to seize power and give it to the people; to realize the democratic dream of equality, justice, peace…. “Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.’ This means revolution.” p.3
    “Radicals must be resilient, adaptable to shifting political circumstances, and sensitive enough to the process of action and reaction to avoid being trapped by their own tactics and forced to travel a road not of their choosing.” p.6
    “A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage — the political paradise of communism.” p.10
    “An organizer working in and for an open society is in an ideological dilemma to begin with, he does not have a fixed truth — truth to him is relative and changing; everything to him is relative and changing…. To the extent that he is free from the shackles of dogma, he can respond to the realities of the widely different situations….” pp.10-11 Notes on Saul Alinsky and Neo-Marxism:

    Alinsky’s tactics were based, not on Stalin’s revolutionary violence, but on the Neo-Marxist strategies of Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Communist. Relying on gradualism, infiltration and the dialectic process rather than a bloody revolution, Gramsci’s transformational Marxism was so subtle that few even noticed the deliberate changes.
    Like Alinsky, Mikhail Gorbachev followed Gramsci, not Lenin. In fact, Gramsci aroused Stalins’s wrath by suggesting that Lenin’s revolutionary plan wouldn’t work in the West. Instead the primary assault would be on Biblical absolutes and Christian values, which must be crushed as a social force before the new face of Communism could rise and flourish. Malachi Martin gave us a progress report:
    “By 1985, the influence of traditional Christian philosophy in the West was weak and negligible…. Gramsci’s master strategy was now feasible. Humanly speaking, it was no longer too tall an order to strip large majorities of men and women in the West of those last vestiges that remained to them of Christianity’s transcendent God.”
    2. Of Means and Ends [Forget moral or ethical considerations]
    “The end is what you want, the means is how you get it. Whenever we think about social change, the question of means and ends arises. The man of action views the issue of means and ends in pragmatic and strategic terms. He has no other problem; he thinks only of his actual resources and the possibilities of various choices of action. He asks of ends only whether they are achievable and worth the cost; of means, only whether they will work. … The real arena is corrupt and bloody.” p.24
    “The means-and-ends moralists, constantly obsessed with the ethics of the means used by the Have-Nots against the Haves, should search themselves as to their real political position. In fact, they are passive — but real — allies of the Haves…. The most unethical of all means is the non-use of any means… The standards of judgment must be rooted in the whys and wherefores of life as it is lived, the world as it is, not our wished-for fantasy of the world as it should be….” pp.25-26
    “The third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost any means….” p.29
    “The seventh rule… is that generally success or failure is a mighty determinant of ethics….” p.34
    “The tenth rule… is you do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral garments…. It involves sifting the multiple factors which combine in creating the circumstances at any given time… Who, and how many will support the action?… If weapons are needed, then are appropriate d weapons available? Availability of means determines whether you will be underground or above ground; whether you will move quickly or slowly…” p.36
    Notes: Apparently, Michelle Obama referred to these words during her Democratic National Convention speech:
    “She said, ‘Barack stood up that day,’ talking about a visit to Chicago neighborhoods, ‘and spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about ‘The world as it is’ and ‘The world as it should be…’ And, ‘All of us driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won’t do – that we have an obligation to, fight for the world as it should be.”
    Do you wonder who — or whose values — should determine what “the world… should be?”
    4. The Education of the Organizer
    “To the organizer, imagination… is the dynamism that starts and sustains him in his whole life of action as an organizer. It ignites and feeds the force that drives him to organize for change….
    “The organizer knows that the real action is in the reaction of the opposition. To realistically appraise and anticipate the probable reactions of the enemy, he must be able to identify with them, too, in his imagination, and foresee their reactions to his actions….
    “The organizers searching with a free and open mind void of certainty, hating dogma, finds laughter not just a way to maintain his sanity but also a key to understanding life.”pp.74-75
    “…the organizer must be able to split himself into two parts — one part in the arena of action where he polarizes the issue to 100 to nothing, and helps to lead his forces into conflict, while the other part knows that when the time comes for negotiations that it really is only a 10 percent difference.” p.78
    “…the organizer is constantly creating new out of the old. He knows that all new ideas arise from conflict; [See Dialectic Process] that every time man as had a new idea it has been a challenge to the sacred ideas of the past and the present and inevitably a conflict has raged.” p.79
    5. Communication [Notice the emphasis on conflict, dialogue, relationships, etc. Team “service” is essential to building strong relationships through “common involvements”]
    “And so the guided questioning goes on without anyone losing face or being left out of the decision-making. Every weakness of every proposed tactic is probed by questions…. Is this manipulation? Certainly….” p.88

    “One of the factors that changes what you can and can’t communicate is relationships. There are sensitive areas that one does not touch until there is a strong personal relationship based on common involvements. Otherwise the other party turns off and literally does not hear….
    “Conversely, if you have a good relationship, he is very receptive…. For example, I have always believed that birth control and abortion are personal rights to be exercised by the individual. If, in my early days when I organized… neighborhood in Chicago, which was 95 per cent Roman Catholic, I had tried to communicate this, even through the experience of the residents, whose economic plight was aggravated by large families, that would have been the end of my relationship with the community. That instant I would have been stamped as an enemy of the church and all communication would have ceased.
    “Some years later, after establishing solid relationships, I was free to talk about anything…. By then the argument was no longer limited to such questions as, ‘How much longer do you think the Catholic Church can hang on to this archaic notion and still survive?’ …the subject and nature of the discussion would have been unthinkable without that solid relationship.” pp.93-94pp.93-94
    6. In the Beginning: The Process of Power [Notice the compromise needed to build the power base. Yet, since pragmatism has eroded all values, it’s simply a matter of ends justifying means. It’s not unlike churches that attract members through the world’s entertainment — then continue to soften or hide Truth in order to keep them happy and lure more.]
    “From the moment the organizer enters a community he lives, dreams… only one thing and that is to build the mass power base of what he calls the army. Until he has developed that mass power base, he confronts no major issues…. Until he has those means and power instruments, his ‘tactics’ are very different from power tactics. Therefore, every move revolves around one central point: how many recruits will this bring into the organization, whether by means of local organizations, churches, service groups, labor Unions, corner gangs, or as individuals.”
    “Change comes from power, and power comes from organization.” p.113
    “The first step in community organization is community disorganization. The disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization. Present arrangements must be disorganized if they are to be displace by new patterns…. All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new.” p.116
    Compare with this excerpts from “Group Decision and Social Change” by Kurt Lewin: “A change toward a higher level of group performance is frequently short lived: after a “shot in the arm”, group life soon returns to the previous level. This indicates that it does not suffice to define the objective of a planned change in group performance as the reaching of a different level. Permanency of the new level, or permanency for a desired period, should be included in the objective. A successful change includes therefore three aspects:
    UNFREEZING (if necessary) the present level…
    MOVING to the new level . . . and
    FREEZING group life on the new level.”
    Compare with this excerpts from “Group Decision and Social Change” by Kurt Lewin: “A change toward a higher level of group performance is frequently short lived: after a “shot in the arm”, group life soon returns to the previous level. This indicates that it does not suffice to define the objective of a planned change in group performance as the reaching of a different level. Permanency of the new level, or permanency for a desired period, should be included in the objective. A successful change includes therefore three aspects:
    UNFREEZING (if necessary) the present level…
    MOVING to the new level . . . and
    FREEZING group life on the new level.”
    “An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent… He must create a mechanism that can drain off the underlying guilt for having accepted the previous situation for so long a time. Out of this mechanism, a new community organization arises….
    “The job then is getting the people to move, to act, to participate; in short, to develop and harness the necessary power to effectively conflict with the prevailing patterns and change them. When those prominent in the status quo turn and label you an ‘agitator’ they are completely correct, for that is, in one word, your function—to agitate to the point of conflict.” p.117
    “Process tells us how. Purpose tells us why. But in reality, it is academic to draw a line between them, they are part of a continuum…. Process is really purpose.” p.122
    7. Tactics”Tactics are those conscious deliberate acts by which human beings live with each other and deal with the world around them. … Here our concern is with the tactic of taking; how the Have-Nots can take power away from the Haves.” p.126
    Always remember the first rule of power tactics (pps.127-134):
    1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
    2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat…. [and] the collapse of communication.
    3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)
    4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
    5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”
    6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
    7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time….”
    8. “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.”
    9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
    10. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.”
    11. “If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside… every positive has its negative.”
    12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”
    13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’… “…any target can always say, ‘Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?’ When your ‘freeze the target,’ you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments…. Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the ‘others’ come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target…’
    “One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.” (pps.127-134)
    Saul Alinksky, Rules for Radicals, Vintage Books, New York, 1989.

    Additional Notes:

    Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: “Known as the ‘father of modern American radicalism,’ Saul D. Alinsky (1909-1972) developed strategies and tactics that take the enormous, unfocused emotional energy of grassroots groups and transform it into effective anti-government and anti-corporate activism. … Some of these rules are ruthless, but they work.”

    Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: “Known as the ‘father of modern American radicalism,’ Saul D. Alinsky (1909-1972) developed strategies and tactics that take the enormous, unfocused emotional energy of grassroots groups and transform it into effective anti-government and anti-corporate activism. … Some of these rules are ruthless, but they work.”
    Article by Phyllis Schalfly titled “Alinski’s Rules: Must Reading In Obama Era,” posted at http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=318470857908277 (2-2-09)
    “Alinsky’s second chapter, called Of Means and Ends, craftily poses many difficult moral dilemmas, and his ‘tenth rule of the ethics of means and ends’ is: ‘you do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral arguments.’ He doesn’t ignore traditional moral standards or dismiss them as unnecessary. He is much more devious; he teaches his followers that ‘Moral rationalization is indispensable at all times of action whether to justify the selection or the use of ends or means.’…
    “The qualities Alinsky looked for in a good organizer were:
    ego (“reaching for the highest level for which man can reach — to create, to be a ‘great creator,’ to play God”),
    curiosity (raising “questions that agitate, that break through the accepted pattern”),
    irreverence (“nothing is sacred”; the organizer “detests dogma, defies any finite definition of morality”),
    imagination (“the fuel for the force that keeps an organizer organizing”),
    a sense of humor (“the most potent weapons known to mankind are satire and ridicule”), and an
    organized personality with confidence in presenting the right reason for his actions only “as a moral rationalization after the right end has been achieved.’…
    “‘The organizer’s first job is to create the issues or problems,’ and ‘organizations must be based on many issues.’ The organizer ‘must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. . . . An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent.'”Home
    See also Obama: Training an army of world servers
    Collectivism in churches and Trading Truth for a “Social Gospel”

  • Sarah417

    If it is true that this rodeo clown lost his job and is banned from being a rodeo clown forever than there is no doubt in my mind that he should sue the state of Missouri. I would like to think that the ACLU, Judicial Watch or a really good lawyer will represent him for free. It seems that those people who sue the government wind up running out of money and lose.
    We should find some way to keep the governments from using our tax dollars in legal matters.

    • Robert Messmer

      I think the ban is just for that state, not for all rodeos everywhere. You’ld think the ACLU would jump at the chance, good 1st Amendment case–Free speech and all that. After all if burning the flag is protected then making fun of someone as temporary as the President should also be protected.

  • Patriot66

    Its time to start a new all-white country. No liberals allowed. No welfare. No rules. No taxes. No central government. Everyone has to own a gun, so they can protect the country from invasion (from liberals). Enough is enough, I’m sick of listening how bad the white man is treating other races. I’ve lived in other countries, where white is not the majority and we’re not treated very well. Why do liberals insist on putting whites at a disadvantage (school, business, jobs, etc….) Everyone needs to start taking care of themselves, no more handouts or unfair advantages.