Comrades, you have asked me to tell you how America lost control of its own borders, ushering in possibilities only dreamt of by previous generations of revolutionaries. In his masterwork Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky and his leading disciples – Cesar Chavez, Tom Hayden and Barack Obama – demonstrated that community organization could transform cultural Marxism from airy-fairy theory into hard-edged reality. Of course, none of that would have been possible without the willing cooperation of the American media and their academic accomplices – fed, fattened and nurtured by tenure and elite privilege! How wonderfully ironic that these national megaphones grew louder and ever more powerful once freed from traditional opiates like “spiritual values” or “academic objectivity.” Neither parents nor state legislatures complained about increased tuition as newly hired legions of academic administrators created campus reserves of political correctness.
Career advancement in either profession simply became a matter of racial or ethnic credentialing - combined of course with the aggressive use of opportunities. For example, when poor George Floyd met his untimely end, radicals from coast to coast instantly seized upon the priceless openings gifted them by a corrupt and racist system. So great was popular outrage that target lists exceeded even the wildest expectations. It was easy enough to persuade former Southern capitals to remove statues of Confederate generals that had long fueled resentment: But American youth had been taught such paltry amounts of actual history that their outrage came to include Union heroes like General Ulysses Grant! It was thus a small step to conclude that the real underlying culprit was American history itself: So why not include the Founding Fathers and even racist explorers/exploiters like Christopher Coumbus? On July 4th 2020, hard by Baltimore’s Little Italy, a revered statue of the Great Navigator was reduced to fragments, which were promptly thrown into the filthy waters of the Inner Harbor! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Christopher_Columbus)
So what, you might ask? How could a little overdue civic redecoration possibly affect the larger revolutionary agenda? Forgive my bluntness, comrades, if I suggest that maybe you aren’t up-to-date in your readings of Saul Alinsky! Or possibly you have never even realized that cultural Marxism is still Marxism! Haven’t you noticed that a country which turns against its own history and destroys once-cherished statues will also ignore its own borders? While occasionally commemorating border-driven events like the 911 attacks, these sentimental outcroppings were far less significant than the studied indifference with which most Americans typically regard their own security. As card-carrying historical illiterates, hardly anyone remembers that Rome fell primarily because young Romans were no longer dispatched to defend their borders against foreign incursion.
But so much the better for us because our disciples quickly seized opportunities that patient preparation has a way of providing. With Machiavellian smoothness, Barack Obama set up Joe Biden as his overt “successor” while he quietly continued to rule from the shadows. On his first day in office, President Biden suspended virtually all the border policies of the imperious Donald Trump – to nearly universal applause. The news media featured photographs of immigrants sporting signs pleading for Biden-Harris to let them enter the country. When they did, the Border Patrol and ICE were instantly transformed into travel agencies, a neon welcome sign the entire Third World understood.
This initial conditioning period lasted for the first two years of the alleged Biden administration while the new immigrants infiltrated virtually every American community with astoundingly small opposition. Who cared if Texans complained or made empty gestures instantly dismissed by the media elites as “political stunts?” Our side now knew everything: the borders were irretrievably open; and Americans had lost their will to fight. When we knew beyond any doubt that the few remaining thousands of American border agents were mere speed bumps compared to the millions we had ready and waiting, orders were quickly given. As the immigrant trains headed north, any conductors or Federales unwise enough to slow down were instantly dealt with.
We saw only the immigrant armies of the proletariat heading inevitably toward the new manifest destiny Marx, Alinsky and their latter-day apostles foresaw long ago. You see, gringo, that ancient history from the Old West to the Book of Joshua feels entirely different when someone else applies it to you. So why are you complaining: Don’t you like it when the little guy turns the tables and wins one for a change? Si, nosotros tambien! (Yeah, us too!)
Colonel (Ret.) Ken Allard is a former West Point professor, Dean of the National War College and NBC News on-air military analyst. He still treasures his Cold War roots.