President Trump has made many comments about the “anarchists”, but somehow, I do not think that his message is getting through to people. The reason, I believe, is because folks have forgotten about the anarchist’s playbook. That book is “Rules For Radicals” by Saul Alinsky.
This is truly an evil book. When I first saw it on my dad’s bookshelf, I thought it was a book for liberals who wanted to change the system in a Democratic way. It is not such a book. In a nutshell, it promotes change through harassment. In other words, throw a wrench in the wheels of government until you get you way.
When I read this book about 10 years ago, it made me sick. Two examples stick out in my mind. Here is what Alinsky advises if the government will not bend to your demands.
- Place hundreds of radicals at large airports. Wait for a big flight to come in and wait for it to deboard. When passengers start to get off the plane, get hundreds of radicals to flood into the restrooms so that the passengers cannot use them. Cause long lines, and ideally, make the toilet system backup and become unusable. When passengers have to get back on the airplane to use the restroom, then you know mission is accomplished.
- Load up an opera or musical theater full of radicals that just ate beans. As the production gets underway, the radicals will start to make large “farts”. The goal is to create so much noise and such a stink that the audience will leave the theater and the production is shutdown. Alinsky notes that you cannot arrest someone for “farting”.
This is not how I want my country to operate. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to know people like this in college. Also, I have been on the subway with fellow employees who shared stories like this from their college days. They are out there. Today, however, they wear nice suits and have good jobs.
President Trump is not making this up. The aim of the left is to create so much trouble for the president, that he just cannot get anything done. It is working to some extent. The only problem is that the leftists are dipping into the national treasury to pay for these anarchist activities.