>Jesse's War Plan >FrontPageMagazine.com | December 18, 2000 >By Richard Poe >URL: http://frontpagemag.com/editors_note/en12-18-00.htm > >LAST WEEK, Jesse Jackson called for a "civil rights explosion." >"We will take to the streets right now, we will delegitimize Bush, >discredit him, do whatever it takes, but never accept him," cried Jackson >outside the Supreme Court. > >By Thursday, the spin doctors were trying to soften Jackson's image, >focusing on his conciliatory phone call to the President-elect. But make >no mistake. The promised "civil rights explosion" is in the works, >starting with mass protests scheduled for January 15. > >Bone-weary from 35 days of election hell, the last thing most Americans >want is an "explosion." But we're going to get it, whether we like it or >not. > >The radical Left is on the march. Jackson is a mere foot soldier in its >ranks. His incendiary rhetoric is part of the plan. > >In 1990, I interviewed former '60s radical Jerry Rubin for Success >magazine. He explained how he and his fellow revolutionaries had used the >power of "myth" to tear America apart. > >"The first part of creating a mass movement is the mythic idea^" Rubin >explained. "We put the myth out there that America was in chaos. America >was not in chaos^ > >"When 100,000 people marched on the Pentagon in 1967, we put out the myth >that America was divided in two. America was not divided in two. > >"But we put the myth out there and what happened, by '69, 1970, America >was divided in two." > >In other words: Keep promoting the myth, and eventually it will come true. > >Jackson is doing that now. He is promoting the myth that Bush stole the >election, that black voters were disenfranchised, and that America is on >the brink of revolution. > >Black Republican Congressman J.C. Watts Jr. disagrees. > >"When all these charges first hit, I did my own investigation," he told >the Washington Times. > >Watts found that people of all races had been stopped at polling places >for routine checks, not just blacks. "The police officers were just doing >their job," he says. > >Even Gore's claim to have won the popular vote is suspect. Reports from >around the country - largely ignored by major media - suggest that massive >tampering may have inflated the Democrat vote. > >Jackson is no doubt aware of all this. But, when making revolution, it is >the myth, not the truth, that counts. > >In his autobiography, Radical Son, David Horowitz recalls a series of >discussions with Tom Hayden in which the Chicago Seven conspirator >revealed his motive for inciting riots during the 1968 Democratic >Convention. > >Horowitz paraphrases Hayden: > >"If people's heads got cracked by police, he said^ it `radicalized them.' >The trick was to maneuver the idealistic and unsuspecting into situations >that would achieve the result^" > >In short, the Chicago Seven had deliberately lured their followers into >situations where they could be hurt or killed. The bloodier things got, >the better for the cause. > >Reared by Communist parents, Horowitz recognized the principle behind >Hayden's words. > >He writes: "It was the extrapolation of a familiar radical idea: `The >worse, the better.'" > >The movers and shakers behind the current election crisis appear to be >following a similar agenda. > >On the night that Gore retracted his concession, Newsweek pundit and White >House myrmidon Jonathan Alter spilled the beans on the Left's >destabilization plan. > >The recounts would probably collapse into chaos, Alter predicted in a >televised discussion. Each side would accuse the other of cheating. > >But that was okay. > >After weeks of recounting, Alter explained, there "would be a lot of >pressure to say^ let's end this thing. You get a series of irregularities >all over the state of Florida, pretty soon nobody can figure out who >really won. What happens then?" > >Well, what happens, Alter seemed to imply, is that people become so >disgusted that they are ready to accept any solution, no matter how >extreme or un-Constitutional. Tom Hayden would have said they become >"radicalized." > >That Friday, as if on cue, Hillary Clinton announced: > >"It's time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular >election of our Presidents." > >She was further refining the "mythic idea." > >As Hillary framed it, the problem was not just one bad election. The >problem was the Constitution itself. The work of the Founding Fathers >would have to be undone. > >Tighten your seatbelts, America. The Left means to shake this country to >its foundations. > >Just as in Chicago 1968, a lot of innocent people may get hurt. But, for >Jesse, Hillary and the rest of the "worse-is-better" crowd, America's pain >will be their ecstasy. >---- >Richard Poe is editor of FrontPageMagazine.com and SlapHillary.com. He is >the author of Black Spark, White Fire and other books. For more >information about Poe and his work, visit RichardPoe.com. E-mail him here.
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