Newsletter #180 – Tennessee ACLU: The Left’s Biggest Hypocrite (part 4 of 5)Posted: August 7, 2015
In 1971, Saul Alinsky published Rules for Radicals “for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be,” and teach the Have-Nots how to take the power away from those that have it.
Alinsky described himself as an agnostic; other sources describe him as a nihilist. Either way, for Alinsky, morality and/or ethical behavior was whatever anyone believed. He wrote that “truth is relative,” a convenient way to divorce “truth” from facts.
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ACLU’s Hedy Weinberg serves as an advisor to the TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC). In 2007, the Highlander School (an ally organization of the ACLU), started its Justice School for TIRRC, providing “nuts and bolts training on organizing and leadership skills.”
Weinberg was also a founding member of the Nashville For All of Us campaign which started in late 2008 to oppose a Metro Councilman’s “English First” proposal. In 2007, Eric Crafton proposed that with limited exceptions, the city government conduct business only in English. It passed the Metro council but was vetoed by then Mayor Bill Purcell.
Following Alinsky’s rule #10, which says that “the public sympathizes with the underdog,” Weinberg found a community she could market as unjustly marginalized by the government.
Using the Highlander’s training techniques, TIRRC worked against Crafton’s proposal which was defeated in a 2009 special election by a 56 – 44% vote.
Nashville Next is a long-range plan to guide Nashville and Davidson County’s development from 2015 through 2040. The plan was developed through a community-driven process emphasizing the inclusion of groups considered to be under-represented in civic processes. So, advocates from TIRRC representing legal and illegal immigrants, the American Center for Outreach (ACO) representing Islamists, and the political director for the Tennessee Democratic Party heavily influenced the plan.
The “2013 Partnering for an Equitable and Inclusive Nashville” (Partnering Report), written by Hedy’s husband, Dan Cornfield, is the Nashville for All of Us Steering Committee report. Representatives from the civil rights (like the ACLU), disabled, immigrant and refugee rights, LGBT and Muslim communities had an expanded opportunity to influence the long-range plan for Nashville.
This moral highground claimed by the inclusive and “Nashville-for-all-of-us” proponents excludes anyone who doesn’t agree with them.
The Partnering Report describes Nashville as enlightened and focused on inclusion and “creative strides toward equity and inclusivity,” achievements credited to leftist hypocrites like Remziya Suleyman who started the Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO) which the ACLU promotes. Weinberg’s daughter, Hannah Cornfield, worked for Suleyman’s organization.
Also, in the Partnering Report, Suleyman describes how Muslims in Tennessee have been victims of Islamophobia. She perpetuates the falsehood that the state tried to restrict Muslims’ right to practice sharia law even while Mayor Dean showcases the flourishing sharia enclaves in Nashville.
What isn’t reported, is that Suleyman revealed before the report was issued, that “she never knew the concept of sharia.” Nor does she admit that the state law she falsely claims to have defeated, only criminalized terrorist’s acts; she was the one who equated the practice of sharia law, to terrorism. The law specifically excluded the “peaceful” practice of religion.
In the “means and ends” rule, Alinsksy wrote “[t]he most unethical of all means is the non-use of any means,” which easily aligns with the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya (permissible lying.) Leftists justify their deceit based on ends and means; Islamists simply use Quaranic doctrine.
The willful hypocrisy in the Partnering Report and the ACLU’s promotion of the Islamist organizations, is simply stunning. The Partnering Report emphasizes inclusivity. It highlights Nashville’s promotion of the LGBT community and cites as an example, that Metro Nashville was the first Tennessee city to prohibit gender or sexual orientation discrimination by the city government.
At the same time, that Weinberg gave Suleyman the ACLU’s “Bill of Rights” award, her friend Suleyman and her allies were publicly mocking the agenda of homosexuals who according to sharia law can be murdered.
A month after Suleyman tweeted out this picture, her board member, Kasar Abdullah, was invited to speak at Hedy’s high school Student Rights Conference. Kasar’s sister Jihan is pictured above.
Internationally popular Memphis Imam Yasir Qadhi who helped Suleyman launch ACO, wrote that a homosexual act is a major sin against Allah. Even worse he says, is to support something like gay marriage, because that would be “kufr” – a sin so grave that you go to hell.
Of course the hypocrisy runs both ways since Islamists support the ACLU even though the ACLU promotes pre-marital sex, abortion, and gay marriage. CAIR-Michigan director sums up the political agenda this way:
The Partnering Report calls for a “mandate to ensure that all Nashvillians share equally in and have access to the benefits of its growth…” but without any requirement of individual initiative or effort. The report proposes creating a Public-Private Partnership whose mission is to “sustain and elevate Nashville as an exemplary open, just and inclusive community….” The Partnership plans to create internships to indoctrinate the next generation.
Alinsky wanted these same outcomes. His vision included the “People’s Organizations,” groups of radicals, led by one of their own members, but with an Alinsky- trained, professional organizer always controlling the leadership. Together, they would incite class warfare. The mass movement would ultimately transfer power from the “haves” so “the people” construct an ideal society.
In his book Master of Deceit, J.Edgar Hoover said that Alinsky’s use of the front man strategy was like what the Communist Party used as a way to achieve their objectives.
In the red-green alliance, the radical leftists abet Islamists to deconstruct the system of laws that even protects “useful leftist idiots.” It’s hard to know who is really using who.