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Wednesday, December 17, 2014


By Domenick J. Maglio Ph.D. Traditional Realist

Rules for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky instructs his followers how to marginalize traditional leaders. Rule #13 states: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it.” The point is to target and vaporize, eliminating the adversary. It is defined strategy to win the war of establishing Marxist ideals in the minds of the people.

The different way the media treats the same alleged behavior of the legendary “Bills”, Clinton and Cosby, should be instructive to thoughtful people. Why is the media targeting one and giving the other a pass? During his first term, President Clinton was accused by several women who came forward saying that he raped them. This was buried as old news that had no bearing on his ability to be president of the United States. According to the progressive media the “Bimbo Eruption” was nothing more than dirty political tricks.  These women were portrayed as self-serving, gold diggers and trailer trash.

National Organization of Women remained silent choosing not to defend these women and condemn the most powerful male’s exploitive behavior. He lied under oath in his sexual harassment trial undermining the moral value of truthfulness. Even the affair between President Clinton and his young intern, Monica Lewinsky, did not get a peep out of this hypocritical organization condemning his despicable behavior. His behavior of using the power of his office while on duty as president was dismissed as a simple indiscretion. The political progressive ideals took precedence over the stated mission of promoting and protecting women’s rights.

The treatment of the other Bill (Cosby) was entirely different. The beloved comedian has been viciously and relentlessly attacked as a hideous hypocrite by the same media. His crime was criticizing black males for not doing their duty as role models for their children. He noted the lack of a strong black family unit was the root cause of much of the existing problems of blacks, not white racism.

Bill Cosby’s admonishing black youth to pick up their pants and get a job has been twisted to use against him. The “ingenious media” has created and repeated a catchy phrase that “Cosby should keep “it” in his pants.”

The attack on this black man of conviction who used his popularity, not for his own self-interest but to share his concerns and insights to help his people is a high crime against progressivism.  Instead of “pimping off” his people to keep them dependent on big government, he audaciously encouraged them to become self-reliant. This is also a high crime against Marxist dogma that is justified as an all out attack on Cosby.

The alleged incidents did not take place recently but were supposed to have taken place decades ago.  None of these allegations were ever found to be true in a court of law. The statute of limitations has run out a long time ago. These incidents were dredged up and revisited to eliminate a viable spokesman who could express common sense solutions for the good of the black subculture. Bill Cosby has been targeted by the progressive media to render him worthless as an advocate for blacks. This was done since his ideas could not be refuted.

The same formula that was used on Cosby had been successful with Clarence Thomas and Herman Cain to marginalize them through sexual innuendo destroying their credibility. As self-made successes these men have earned the right to be legitimate spokespeople for black advancement.

Cosby was dropped from a project at Netflix and TV Land decided not to air reruns of the Cosby Show. He decided to resign from the Board of Trustees at Temple University after serving as a member for over 30 years to avoid controversy at his alma mater.

The Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson are protected by the media as well as all card-carrying progressives because they are on the “left wing” of the political argument. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s, senator from Illinois, blatant corruption scandal was deemed not to be newsworthy to protect one of their own, although it had all the elements of a Greek Tragedy.

These Marxist tactics of “politics of personal destruction” can only continue to work if we allow the media to black list speakers of logically reasoned arguments without resistance. Being passive is a losing strategy against the Alinzky, Rules for Radicals.  

In order to maintain a free country, we must foster an open and free exchange of ideas by informing the media we will no longer accept ad hominem attacks on people.

Believers of Marxism have no right to censor the speech of their opponents by falsely discrediting them. The people of all political stripes have to declare an end to the media’s retro McCarthyistic shenanigans. It is becoming too obvious for fair-minded people of either party to condone as politics as usual.

When the “end justifies the means” becomes business as usual, we have lost our freedom and the world will no longer have the free America it needs.

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at


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