Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

What kind of Crazy person dedicates their book to LUCIFER?

Obamas MENTOR- Saul Alinsky is the only one I know of who dedicates his book to Satan..

Obama thinks Saul is one of greatest men ever?

Now our schools are suggesting our kids read that book in school? R U KIDDING? ! This is NUTS! People have gone MAD!!!!

Update 2:

Lucifer is known to be SATAN- Saul Alinsky said Lucifer was the first real RADICAL- He was proud of Satan's radicalness! WOW!

Update 3:

Because Obama TAUGHT Saul Alinsky to young people at Chicago U-I

17 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The same kind that would dedicate his book to Sirhan Sirhan.

    Bill Ayers, the man with whom Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama worked on Chicago projects, published his own manifesto during his years as an active terrorist and dedicated it to a list of people including Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.

  • justa
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    1 decade ago

    Where does it say Obama thinks Alinsky is one of the greatest people ever?

    You need to learn what is a direct quote and a reflection of the subjects feelings and beliefs and what is the opinion of another person who thinks they know what the subject feels and believes.

    As to reading anything in school be it from the left, right and middle, that's what people are supposed to do, read, learn evaluate, not just be force-fed one point of view and have all the others eliminated by committee.

    Rules for Radicals is the title of the book, A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals, by Saul Alinsky. He’s no longer alive, but his work lives on.

    Here is Saul Alinsky’s dedication to his own book: “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), 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

    That's the whole of the dedication. Which is less to do with the religiosity of the characterization of Lucifer as the opposite of God and more to do with rebellion against establishment, the very same principle which gave us our American Revolution.

  • 1 decade ago

    You don't want the truth, even when it is presented in front of you.

    Justagrandma and Franco, did a pretty good job there, but you don't want that because it wouldn't give your understanding any true body.

    "Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing and has been compared in Playboy magazine to Thomas Paine as being "one of the great American leaders of the nonsocialist left."[

    Your probably too young to remember (other than books or propaganda) about the 60's, 70's, and the 80's. His writings inspired 3 generations of people to question their government and to be aware of how it could overrun us if we did not pay attention and use the power that our founding fathers granted us to keep our government in check. In the 60's is when community awareness started to play out. Equal rights, the socially accepted norm, Vietnam, freedom of espression and political involvement, womens rights, and so on and so on. People were tired of just being chattel in a country that they were set up as the "governing body" and those elected were to follow our wants and needs, but with the cold war slowly dwindling and those that were involved growing older and living in th past, as well, pushing their fear and hatred onto the next generation, people began to wake up and notice that it wasn't right and that they do hold the power of their country in their hands. The product of the generational movement came in the form of black people lenched and hung where a whole family was done this way, the 4 dead at an Ohio college, Manson, protest marches for equal rights, the Black Panthers, Malcom X, Womens Liberation movement, Hostages from Iran, missle crisis, extreme inflation, oil crisis, watergate, Jonestown, and the list goes on and on. With book banning agianst the law, more and more people were reading things not open to the public for many years.

    Read about Timothy Leary as well.

    "Dr. Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American writer, psychologist, futurist, and advocate of psychedelic drug research. An icon of 1960s counterculture, Leary is most famous as a proponent of the therapeutic, spiritual and emotional benefits of LSD. He coined and popularized the catch phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out".

    Even though he popularized such drugs, many of his works had a lasting effect on many people of that time. Even housewives and middle aged men.

    The "Dawning of the Age of Aquarius" would be a good thing to look into as well to understand some of the reasons some thought that the times were predestined.

    Look up George Santayana - George Santayana (December 16, 1863, Madrid, Spain – September 26, 1952, Rome, Italy), was a Spanish-American philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist.

    Much of his work was being studied and requoted during that time as well.

    Edit - oh, and by the way, my sociology professor also suggested his books as well as those I mentioned above and used Alinsky's works as a teaching tool about social demographics and social aspects of community organization in the political realm. My professor also considered himself a Conservative Republican, go figure.

    It is actually a required book to read in many Sociology and Political Science classes in high schools and colleges.

  • 1 decade ago

    Obama said Alinsky should be required reading for teachers, also.

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  • Di
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Maybe Alinsky had a pet hamster called Lucifer. I would prefer to think that than the alternative, which is appalling.

  • 1 decade ago

    Actually Lucifer (from the latin words lucem ferre) means light bearer. And according to Jews, he isn't evil. He was send at God's will to tempt mankind with evil. So that man would have to choose between Good and Evil. His purpose to separate the bad from the good (those that will be chosen) apples.

    The use of the name "Lucifer" in reference to a fallen angel stems from an interpretation of Isaiah 14:3–20, a passage that speaks of a particular Babylonian King, to whom it gives a title that refers to what in English is called the Day Star or Morning Star (in Latin, lucifer),[2] as fallen or destined to fall from the heavens or sky.[3] In 2 Peter 1:19 and elsewhere, the same Latin word lucifer is used to refer to the Morning Star, with no relation to the devil. However, in post-New Testament times the Latin word Lucifer has often been used as a name for the devil, both in religious writing and in fiction.

    In the book of Job (Iyov), ha-satan ("the accuser") is the title of an angel submitted to God. In Judaism ha-satan does not make evil, rather points out to God the evil inclinations and actions of humankind. In essence ha-satan has no power unless humans do evil things. After God places a wager with Satan about Job's piety, God gives "ha-satan" permission to test the faith of Job. The righteous man is afflicted with loss of family, property, and later, health, but he still stays faithful to God. At the conclusion of this book God appears in a whirlwind, explaining to all that divine justice is inscrutable. In the epilogue Job's possessions are restored and he has a second family to replace the one that died.

    In the Torah, satan is used to describe both military (1 Sam 29:4; 1 Kings 5:4) and legal (Ps 109:6) adversaries. Satan is also in the Balaam's story in Numbers 22. The Angel of the LORD is identified as an adversary or a physical block to Balaam's journey in Numbers 22:22. Later in Numbers 22:32 the Angel of the LORD specifically identifies himself by claiming to be like an adversary, again using the term satan.

    In 2 Samuel 24:1, Yahweh incites David to a census. Later 1 Chronicles 21:1, would attribute this action to satan.

    The Book of Isaiah, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Deuteronomy all have passages[citation needed] in which God is credited for exercising sovereign control over both good and evil.

  • 1 decade ago

    I doubt that Saul Alinsky actually intended to dedicate a book to an entity that he believed in. He is not now, nor has he ever been a mentor to Barrack Obama,

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  • 1 decade ago

    Beelzebub was Satan. Lucifer was a second rate demon. Our schools are nuts but have you ever heard "know your enemy"? I assume from your rhetoric that Satan would be your enemy. Read carefully knowing that the winners write the history books.

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