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    >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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