"I feel confident that I could persuade a millionaire on a Friday to subsidize a revolution for Saturday out of which he would make a huge profit on Sunday even though he was certain to be executed [by the revolution he financed] on Monday."Saul Alinsky
Here's the good news as we pass the baton from 2014 to 2015: The stock market is at record highs. GDP finally grew at a healthy rate of five percent in the third quarter of 2014. Cheap labor is flooding across our borders. Oil is historically cheap. Unemployment has reached normal levels. Quantitative Easing has eased (but has not been reversed). The US dollar is on a tear. Tax revenues are at all-time highs. Interest rates remain at all-time lows. Corporate profits are at record highs. Banks are flush with cash and profits. High-end real estate is fetching record prices. In short: good times for Alinsky's "millionaires".
If there's one thing Barack Obama has proven in his time on the national stage it's that, more than anything else, he is a committed disciple of Saul Alinsky's. It is precisely this steadfast adherence to Alinsky tactics which explains Barack Obama's ability to both implement his agenda and confound his detractors at every turn. No quote of Alinsky's explains as much as the one above when it comes to where we are today.
Why did the private insurance industry support Obamacare, even though Obama and the Democrats had publicly proclaimed that their ultimate goal was a "single-payer" system, which would eventually eliminate the private insurance industry altogether? Why does the Republican establishment support Obama's executive amnesty, even though the majority flooding our borders will absolutely vote Democrat amounting to the demographic end of the Republican party? Why won't Republicans defund Obamacare even though they know there are better free-market based solutions for the health of all Americans, and that big government entitlements like Obamacare will always inure to the benefit of Democrats? Why do big corporations and big banks give far more money to Democrats and Obama despite their support for radical violent movements like Occupy Wall Street that seek their demise? Why does Hollywood, which relies on the first amendment, almost unanimously support Barack Obama with its vast wealth and personal attention when he actually jailed the maker of a YouTube video he didn't agree with, and effectively denounced the first amendment in a speech at the UN?
One need look no further than the above Alinsky quote. Indeed, it is Sunday in America.
Happy New Year!