Jesus the Community Organizer?
By Phil Perkins
September 15, 2008
Of all the ridiculous, infantile talking point mantras liberals could have come up with, the notion of Jesus as a "community organizer" like Senator Obama, and Pontius Pilate as the malevolent, inhumane governor supposedly analogous to Governor Sarah Palin, takes the cake. The one redeeming thing about this borderline blasphemy is that it might just open the eyes of our "independent" friends-those who are paying attention, anyway-as to who the liberals really are.
And it's not just the kook-fringe lefties who started this madness that are propagating it. Such "mainstream" liberals as consultant Donna Brazile, actress Susan Sarandon and certain members of Congress have taken this smelly ball and run with it. No matter that such Democrat luminaries as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter were once governors. Nope, all that goes out the window when Palin is the target.
It's hard to get beneath the surface of all the glowing reviews Obama's supporters-and the man himself-have written about his community organizing days. But, according to a former organizer in Chicago, there is nothing touchy or feely about community organizing. It has, as he says, more in common with the brutal contact sport of Chicago politics than it does with any kind of charitable act, such as serving food to homeless people.
The author goes on to make the point that the master community organizer, ultra-leftist Saul Alinsky, had no false illusions about what he was doing to "bring people together." It wasn't about brotherly love; it was instead all about organizing a base to intimidate those in power to capitulate to their demands. Doesn't sound much like the Jesus I know-how about you?
In fact, the real Jesus was anything but an intimidator. As much as some of His people wanted him to flex His might against the all-powerful Romans, He was not about to do that. He knew that was not His purpose. Jesus came to people, rich and poor alike, to heal them, physically when necessary but more so spiritually. In sharp contrast, cynics like Alinsky and his disciples, Obama among them, used others' troubles to promote their careers. And why should that come as a surprise? Two other prominent "community organizers" named Jackson and Sharpton have been playing this game for years.
As for the intimation that Sarah Palin bears some venal resemblance to the infamous Pilate, this is as much or more of a stretch as the Jesus-as-community-organizer tripe. Since when did Sarah Palin ever condemn an innocent man to death? Quite the opposite-she brought into this world a precious child with a "defect" that would have caused many others to abort. Since when did she "wash her hands" of a sticky situation? Unlike other governors who shall remain nameless (hint: one resides in my home state of Michigan), Palin has never shied from a challenge, especially those which needed to be met head-on to improve the lives of average people.
What ultimately makes this over-the-top idiocy so delicious in its utter stupidity is that Obama carries himself as a modern-day messiah, and for the left to link him with the one true Messiah is hilarious and thoroughly disgusting at the same time.
Never again should any Republican candidate, from the highest levels on down, sit quietly while some ultra-liberal blathers about how "out-of-touch" with "real Americans" the Republican Party is. This latest fiasco proves once and for all that it is the Democrat Party and their dominant, lunatic leftist fringe that are totally out of touch, not to mention out to lunch.
The fact is, Sarah Palin is a walking, talking reminder of what is great about this country of ours, and that has struck an undeniable chord with the heartland of America. This the left cannot stand, and they will do anything in their power to destroy the good will Palin has built with the public. So let them continue, like spoiled babies, to reach further into their despicable bag of tricks to try and discredit the Republican ticket. What we are witnessing is the truth of the adage "what goes around comes around" when it comes to these desperate, shallow people. It's almost enough to make you feel sorry for them-but not quite.