Obama Wrote The Book: “Steal This Country”

I was given the link to the following story by one of my readers (HL) in a comment.  It was written by William Jacobson, Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School.  Warning: the point packs a wallop:

“Steal This Country”

As an early teen, I was fascinated with Abbie Hoffman’s “Steal This Book.” The book, by the 60’s radical Yippie, was a guide to using the capitalist system to destroy the capitalist system. Hoffman gave advice on how to cheat various institutions, such as the post office (e.g., mail an envelope to yourself without a stamp, with the return address of the person you want it to go to, and the post office will send it “back” to the returnee for free) all with the goal of disrupting civil society. For someone growing up in a nice suburb, this was mind-blowing stuff.

The introduction to Steal This Book lays out the philosophy of how to destroy the system from within by attacking those who benefit from capitalism (the “rich”) to give to all others by creating chaos:

Steal This Book is, in a way, a manual of survival in the prison that is Amerika. It preaches jailbreak. It shows you where exactly how to place the dynamite that will destroy the walls. The first section-SURVIVE!-lays out a potential action program for our new Nation. The chapter headings spell out the demands for a free society. A community where the technology produces goods and services for whoever needs them, come who may. It calls on the Robin Hoods of Santa Barbara Forest to steal from the robber barons who own the castles of capitalism. It implies that the reader already is “ideologically set,” in that he understands corporate feudalism as the only robbery worthy of being called “crime,” for it is committed against the people as a whole. Whether the ways it describes to rip-off shit are legal or illegal is irrelevant. The dictionary of law is written by the bosses of order. Our moral dictionary says no heisting from each other. To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.
Community within our Nation, chaos in theirs; that is the message of SURVIVE!

Call me paranoid, delusional, correct, prophetic, whatever, but I’m beginning to feel that someone at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has read Steal This Book.

There seems to be a deliberateness to the chaos, a purpose to the ever-increasing exclamation points, as in crisis (!), catastrophe (!!), act now or else (!!!), … we’re on the verge of (!!!!). An attempt to keep so many parts moving so quickly that by the time we realize what has happened, we will have an economic and political system based on punishing achievement in the name of fairness, redistributing goods and services in the name of equality, and above all, dependence on a government which controls everything by endlessly proclaiming that only it has good intentions.

I’ll leave it to others to detail the deviousness of the “stimulus” plans being offered up, which hide fundamental changes to the health care system in their hundreds of pages, as well as the executive orders and other actions to alter the landscape while you were caught up worrying about “stimulus.”

For now, I’ll just go on record that I’m not buying what this administration is selling, because I’ve already read the book.

My response to HL – and now to you – was this:

You go back to Obama’s life, and he was profoundly shaped by people just like Hoffman. He was shaped by Frank Marshall Davis, and by Saul Alinsky, and others. This is a man who is far more comfortable with leftist radicals than he is with ordinary Americans. He shares their goals, not ours.

Obama summed it up well in Dreams of My Father pp 100-101:

“To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully.The more politically active black students.  The foreign students.The Chicanos.  The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.  We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets.  At night,in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy.  When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake,we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling constraints.  We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure.  We were alienated.”

Obama has no real interest in expanding or improving our capitalist system, and only fools and the pathologically naive believe he does. No, his goal is to impose a socialist agenda, just like all those people he used to hang with would want him to do.  He’s not a “sellout.”  Throughout his life, he’s always been quite loyal to radicals, Marxists, hard-core feminists, and socialists.

And what Obama did, just like the thesis of Hoffman’s Steal This Book, was to present himself as a mainstream candidate in order to destroy mainstream America.

And now that we have fallen for his pseudo-capitalism for the sake of destroying capitalism pretense, Obama and his fellow leftists are going to Steal This Country.

This Theft of our country is happening on many levels.  Here are just a few:

Rampant Government-assisted “legalized” illegal immigration.

The Generational Theft Act, marketed to us as a “stimulus” package.

– The under-the-radar insertion of a massive takeover of health care and the imposition of a government bureaucracy that will make life and death decisions for Americans based on the needs of the government.


8 Responses to “Obama Wrote The Book: “Steal This Country””

  1. hl Says:

    Brillant post and commentary!
    I am coming to the conclusion that you are right Michael in your understanding of our Lord’s timetable and what we are watching unfold around us.

  2. Wellsy Says:

    Good post, Mr. Eden. Obama’s radical roots won’t be fully realized by the general public for a long time, I fear, and by that time, it will be too late to salvage anything. I hope I’m not being too pessimistic, but it’s quite hard to find cheer at this hour when the Senate has passed a back-breaking spending bill that rewards ACORN among others, and Geithner is promising even more money to be spent.

    On a wholly unrelated note, I’d like to say I very much appreciate your blog and in-depth analysis. I’d be honored if you’d consider a link exchange. I am a little green at this, so forgive me if this isn’t the best way to go about asking. In any case, thanks for your opinions, and keep speaking your mind.

  3. Michael Eden Says:

    Obama has never betrayed his radical friends. WE’RE the ones he will screw to avoid being a “sellout.”

    But we voted to be screwed, so let the dysfunction, societal breakdown, and economic ruin commence.

    As a general rule, I try to offer links verifying as much as I can. I try to offer facts, and then explain what I think about those facts.

    I have done very little “link sharing” in my site. And when I have, I’ve usually wanted to get a pretty good idea who or what I’m associating myself with. It’s a good idea – and I probably should have done more of it to “build” my site. Send me your blog address, and I’ll see what I think.

    Your first paragraph certainly sounds the same chord as what I’ve been saying.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    In a real way, it’s as much yours as it is mine. It would have been a real bummer if you didn’t like it.

    The funny thing about what is going on with all this Porkulus (and with Sen Schumer arguing, “The American people don’t really care about pork”) is the sheer insane mentality.

    People can’t pay their bills for what they’ve already bought as it is – and we’re being told that we need to increase spending and borrowing to bail out our economy?

    I see a catastrophic failure of the US economy, followed by a world crisis, followed by the coming of Antichrist – who will come in to save the day and receive the world’s worship. And I it coming soon.

    I started to have that thought BEFORE September when the economy hit the first icebergs. This guy Obama is a disaster and a disgrace. He is being hailed as a messiah, but he will lead us into ruin.

  5. Wellsy Says:

    I guess it would have helped if, in my original reply, I’d included my address, which is http://wellsy.wordpress.com.

    I can’t help but be depressed about the disgusting stimulus package that was rammed down our throats this past week. I have a bad feeling the stimulus will be minimal, but the reward for liberal projects, including $4 billion for ACORN-like entities, will be great. All this has happened in less than a month, and I shudder to think what else is coming down the pike. I have a feeling few in the public really have an inkling about it. Thanks again for speaking your mind.

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    I took a brief look around. I likes it.

    Keep up the good work, Wellsy.

  7. Wellsy Says:

    Many thanks, sir, and you do the same. Great post on the failed liberal policies of Illinois coming to all of our fine states, by the way.

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    Thanks, Wellsy.
    I might be wrong, but I think it was largely rhetorical gamesmanship that brought Bush (and then Republicans) down; and I think that that sort of gimmickry can bring Obama down, too.

    Those little thought pictures. Of Obama bringing the Chicago idiocy we all saw on TV right to our front doors and into our homes. The more creative (and damaging) the thought picture, the more it will stick and undermine.

    This is a real slap in the mouth of American intelligence, but more than anything else these days, late night TV political comedy has about as much impact as the talking heads.

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