Who could forget the 1995 Beijing Women’s Conference spear-headed by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and then Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala? It was a remarkable idea, gathering women from all over the world to discuss issues that mattered to them: abuse, abortion, education, gender equality, you know … “women’s issues.” And who could forget famously red-hatted former U.S. Congresswoman Bella Abzug raising her hands to the sky in worship to the Goddess Gaia? What better place to declare homage to a female god than at a conference on “women’s issues?” All women, on earth and in heaven. How divine.
One of the profound truths that came from this conference was the declaration that there were not just two genders, but five: male, female, mostly male and some female, mostly female and some male and … I can’t remember the fifth, but whoever you are, please step forward.
The tent featuring lesbian lovemaking techniques was a special favorite of the Western feminists: Canadian, American and …did I mention the First Lady and her cohort Donna Shalala were in charge?
This was the first term of the co-presidents, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and they were off to a rollicking start. The Mrs. President had already organized a compendium to begin the process of moving America’s healthcare to one, big, happy government plan. It was an odd thing, watching an unelected wife assume powers she had not been granted. A blatant attempt to move to socialism was unnerving enough, but it was her raw ambition that was most frightening.
She was the dutiful disciple of a ’60s revolutionary named Saul Alinsky. She had studied him, met with him, written her college thesis on him. And actually, as people became aware of this connection, that college paper was locked away from public viewing. A simple reading of his “Rules for Radicals” might tell you why.
Alinsky was known as the “father of modern American radicalism.” He was seeking a “bloodless revolution,” an overturning of all that was American—in a non-violent, ruthless sort of way.
Here’s Alinsky’s Rule #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating.” Paula Jones, victim of one of Clinton’s sexual assaults came to be known as “trailer park trash.” It was
Rule #12: “Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
Rule # 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.” While Bill Clinton brags of conquests, Barney Frank lives with a male lover who ran a prostitution ring from their apartment and Ted Kennedy reigns in the Senate despite a cowardly act which took the life of his married man’s tryst, there is no backlash because, you see, they have no rules. Henry Hyde and Newt Gingrich and other opponents ostensibly stood for decency and morality, so the attacks were merciless and effective. The Clintons are famous for their squads of investigators searching the trash, scanning the phones, photographing the private lives of their enemies. They are also powerfully effective at intimidating and destroying their victims. Alinsky would be very proud.
But now things are different. The Alinsky pupil has matured. She looks softer, prettier than her radical days. She smiles more easily, speaks with measured, more pleasant tones … much more suited for a leader. Dressed to perfection, her laughter and multiple accents are managed well. So now she wants to be our president, painlessly guiding us into a world governed by new “rules,” godless, ruthless methods to obtain and keep power over all who oppose her—fellow Americans who, as her teacher Alinsky would remind her, are her “enemies” to be overcome in a bloodless revolution.