Despite what Phil has been reporting — and Phil’s analysis has been spot on, but this is a new wrinkle — the Huffington Post features a piece saying that the entire health care bill might be pushed through in one fell swoop, without being subject to a filibuster, in a form of legislative hardball almost never seen even in the oft-harsh realms of Congress. In short, no matter what the public says, and no matter what the normal rules are, the Dem leadership and the White House would force an unpopular health bill down the throats of the people.
A prediction: If they do so, it will lead to major civil unrest. And the anger itself, even if not the unrest, will be more than justified.
The problem is that, if Obama controls the levers of state power, civil unrest merely plays into his hands because he has the guns to beat it down. From his bible, Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals (dedicated 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”), we learn this: “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 And this: “”An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent.”
The battle, then, is to defeat the effort to nationalize health care by winning enough moderate congressmen to the good side, the side that opposes Obamacare — so that this one-step ram-through will be defeated. Because once it is imposed, almost ANY reaction will play right into Obama’s hands. The goal is to keep him from winning on the front end, keeping in mind the moderates who must be convinced, because once opponents have lost, they wll have lost forever. Civil unrest cannot succeed. Obama has the guns, the power of the Leviathan state. He merely seeks an excuse to use them.
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