Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is not usually the most divisive of congressional Democrats. Like all politicians, she employs a fair amount of rhetoric – going after her political opponents on a variety of issues – and nothing less could be expected of anyone in the political arena. Be that as it may, one can only gasp in disbelief to hear the senator accuse President Donald Trump of employing a “technique of division” while she remains silent as her Democrat colleagues specialize in dividing Americans against each other.
It has become standard practice for Democrats to vilify and demonize not only President Donald Trump but Republican politicians and all those who vote for them. During the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the left earnestly adopted the teachings of the political activist Saul Alinsky. In his 1971 book, Rules for Radicals, Alinsky laid out a strategy for the destruction of American culture and the introduction of a more socialized, collectivist society.
The Rule of Division
Alinsky was a community organizer who agitated for social change, and most of the buzzwords used by the left today, such as “social justice,” come from that same ideological wellspring. One of Alinsky’s rules concerned the silencing of one’s ideological foes. Alinsky understood that, in America, this could not be achieved through violence because, as he, himself, put it: “A guy has to be a political idiot to say all power comes out of the barrel of a gun when the other side has the guns.” So he urged radical leftists to attack the character and the ideas of their foes instead:
“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.”
Here, Alinsky is actually preaching division, and many leftists – including Democratic politicians – have eagerly adopted the tactic. It would be redundant to list here all the names conservatives and Republicans are called and all the heinous things of which they are accused; those who are on the receiving end know them all too well. The point is that the modern American left thrives on division and the demonization – one might even say dehumanization – of their political adversaries. It is evident every day in the legacy media, on social networks, and even on the floors of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Dianne Feinstein has never before expressed any concern over this.
Feinstein: Architect of Division
Following the disgraceful public pillorying of Brett Kavanaugh in an attempt to prevent his confirmation to the Supreme Court, conservatives have been goaded to a greater degree of anger at the Democratic Party than they have had, arguably, since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. The attempted sabotage of Kavanaugh followed the aforementioned Alinsky rule almost exactly.
Feinstein was the primary instigator of that fabricated campaign against Kavanaugh – based upon entirely unsubstantiated allegations of sexual assault – and, as such, engineered a seismic division among American voters. She deliberately concealed the first allegation against the judge until after his confirmation hearing. The plan was obvious; delay the judge’s confirmation until after the midterm elections, at which point – the Democrats wagered – their new Senate majority would stop the process dead in its tracks.
The endeavor failed, one might say spectacularly so, and in the eyes of conservatives, Feinstein emerged as the Lex Luthor of the operation. At a recent campaign rally, President Trump referred to the California senator and the crowd broke into a chant of “lock her up!” – a phrase of endearment usually reserved for Hillary Clinton. This prompted Feinstein to hit back in a manner that leaves conservatives shaking their heads: “It’s part of his technique of division,” she told one reporter, “rather than uniting people in this great country in a common purpose, you divide them.”
The conservatives and libertarians of America, then – the racists and the homophobes; the bigots, the xenophobes, the misogynists and the white supremacists – should all give Dianne Feinstein the credit she deserves, as one who does not believe in dividing people.