Washington DC (Storch Report) –President Obama’s collecting of personal data for a secret race database is an Orwellian-style of government with an Alinsky strategy of working within the system to build a quasi-reparations infrastructure fed by racial data for civil rights lawyers to file a flood of federal and private lawsuits, a legacy that will live on long after Barack leaves office.
What Big Brother Barack is doing in the collection of sensitive personal data on Americans by race is unprecedented. Even the IRS doesn’t collect this much data.
According to the New York Post this, “stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination data bases, which Obama already is using to make ‘disparate impact’ cases against: banks that don’t make enough prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many blacks; cities that don’t offer enough Section 8 and other low-income housing for minorities; and employers who turn down African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds.
“. . . Barack wants the data bases operational before he leaves office, and much of the data in them will be posted online.” This will allow civil rights attorneys and urban activist groups to be able to exploit them to show patterns of ‘racial disparities’ and ‘segregation,’ even if no other evidence of discrimination exists.
There will be databases for Housing, Mortgages, Credit, Employment and Schools.
According to the Post article, Obama is creating a ‘diversity police state where government race cops and civil-rights lawyers will micromanage demographic outcomes in virtually every aspect of society.’
There is no question this fulfills George Orwell’s description of ‘Big Brother’ and follows the strategy of Saul D. Alinsky. He said in his book Rules for Radicals, the most important thing for radicals is to deal with the world as it is, and not as they might want it to be.
“As an organizer I start from the world as it is, not as I would like it to be. That we accept the world as it is does not in any sense weaken our desire to change it into what we believe it should be – it is necessary to begin where the world is if we are going to change it to what we think it should be. That means working in the system,” said Alinsky.
In August of 2008 at the Democratic Convention that nominated Barack Obama for president his wife Michelle Obama summed up her husband’s vision referring to a visit he made to Chicago neighborhoods, “And Barack stood up that day, and he spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about ‘the world as it is’ and ‘the world as it should be.’ And he said that, all too often we accept the distance between the two and we settle for the world as it is, even when it doesn’t reflect our values and aspirations.” She concluded: “All of us are driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won’t do – that we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.”
Obama as an Alinsky disciple and community organizer sounded strikingly similar to Alinsky and his actions in creating this secret race database is also reminiscent of the words Barack used on election eve of 2008: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
And, I might remind readers that in David Horowitz’s book Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution he notes that in 1969 a Wellesley undergraduate named Hillary Rodham (Clinton) submitted her 92-page senior thesis on Alinsky’s theories (she interviewed him personally for the project). In her conclusion Hillary compared Alinsky to Eugene Debs, Walt Whitman and Martin Luther King. The title of Hillary’s thesis was “There Is Only the Fight: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.” In this title she had singled out the single most important Alinsky contribution the radical cause – his embrace of political nihilism.
Radical progressive liberals are not what the founders, based upon the Constitution, had in mind for America.