Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gov't Organizing Radicals In Our Schools

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President Obama's budget has added more than $100 billion in federal taxpayers' money to what is called "education," so that means it will be spent by alumni of the Saul Alinsky school of radical community organizing and/or the Chicago Democratic machine. We're indebted to Pamela Geller of for exposing the shocking use of some of these funds. Obama is using the public schools to recruit a private army of high-schoolers to "build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda." We now know Obama's "agenda" is to move the U.S. into European-style socialism.

Obama's Internet outreach during his campaign, Obama for America, has been renamed Organizing for America (OFA) in order to recruit students to join a cult of Obama and become activists for his goals.

Stirring It Up

Geller discovered that the teacher of an 11th-grade government class in Massillon, Ohio, passed out the sign-up sheet, headed with Obama's "O" logo, asking students to become interns for Organizing for America.

These interns will get an intensive nine-week training course using comprehensive lesson plans. Assigned readings include Saul Alinsky's notorious "Rules for Radicals," "Stir It Up: Lessons From Community Organizing and Advocacy" by left-wing activist Rinku Sen, and parts of "Dreams From My Father" dealing with Obama's days as a Chicago community organizer.

Republican students will be filtered out of the intern program by requiring applicants to answer questions that reveal their politics. One example: "What one issue facing our country is important to you and why?"

Geller said the purpose of this training to become Alinsky-style community organizers is, "of course, to elect more Democrats." The program is specifically geared to get the kids working in the 2010 elections.

Change Agenda

The sign-up sheet for Organizing for America starts with this instruction: "Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama for America, is building on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda of change."

The application explains that this national internship program is "working to make the change we fought so hard for in 2008 a reality in 2010 and beyond."

This is not the first time Obama has tried to enlist schoolchildren into an Obama cult.

Last fall, the instructions mailed to every school by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan added a very political dimension to Obama's speech that was broadcast to public school children on Sept. 8.

Geller explained the extensive political dimension of the intern program. The OFA student interns will be trained in the goals and language of the left: "anti-war agitation, anti-capitalism, Marx, Lenin, (Bill) Ayers, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) agenda promotion, global warming, soft-on-jihad and illegal immigration."

Also on OFA's reading list is "The New Organizers" by Zack Exley. It brags about "an insurgent generation of organizers" inside the Obama campaign that has "almost without anyone noticing ... built the Progressive movement a brand new and potentially durable people's organization, in a dozen states, rooted at the neighborhood level."

The 10-page "National Intern Organizer Curriculum" is very specific in describing the tactics that interns will be taught. It includes these components: "Using Story as an Organizing Tool, Building Relationships and Building Teams, Mobilizing to Win on the Issues (issue advocacy), Health Care Service Project."

Passage of ObamaCare is one of this intern project's major goals. The curriculum promises to provide "insight on the strategy and plan behind the health care campaign" and "further motivate them to work on the issue."

The sign-up sheet states that the "purpose" of training these students is "to build community" among the interns and teach them "to be leaders in OFA's organizing work." After all, Barack Obama knows a great deal about being a community organizer — that was his only real job before he got into politics.

Acorn Support

Job prospects may be bleak for many Americans, but they will be rosy for alumni of Obama's intern program.

After the students have been fully trained as Alinsky-style community organizers, they will be eligible for jobs in Senior Corps, AmeriCorps or Learn and Serve America.

Those three so-called "service" organizations, which annually dole out millions of dollars to left-wing groups, are overseen by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The U.S. Senate just confirmed this corporation's new chief executive, Patrick Corvington, who was a senior official of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which has given over a million and a half dollars to the Acorn network of organizations.

Other sites discussing this:

Here is a bit from the “National Intern Organizer Curriculum: Introductory Training:”

Events aid our organizing efforts by expanding our volunteer universe, converting potential supporters, and generating positive press. Events require assistance from organizers at all stages of the process but also require the cooperation and collaboration of every department within an organization in order to make the event as successful as possible.

By the end of Week 6, Intern should have a keen understanding of their critical role throughout all three stages of an event.

Intern will understand:
What takes place Pre-event, during the event, Post-event
The differences between Tier 1 and Tier 2 Events
Various responsibilities throughout the planning and execution process

You just found out that Vice President Biden is coming to your turf in one week to do a healthcare-focused town hall event. What role would the following departments plan and what actions would they need to take in order to fulfill their responsibilities, keeping in mind all three components of a successful event (pre, during, and post).

Field (Your role)
New Media

Begin preparation for Week 7 Brown Bag Lunch:

Find location
Begin invitation process (via phone)
Plan any initial logistics
Recruit 2+ volunteers to assist you.

Which lead me to this:

Check out the recommended reading list page 4:

* Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky
* The New Organizers, Zack Exley
* Stir It Up: Lessons from Community Organizing and Advocacy, Rinku Sen
* Obama Field Organizers Plot a Miracle, Zack Exley, Huffington Post
* Dreams of My Father Chicago Chapters, Barack Hussein Obama

Which led me to Obama’s children’s book. At that point, I gave up gagging.

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Guest Comment: Here is another example of the change we have been waiting for. It is also implementation of Obama's inaugural speech and promise to "transform this country." This is the secret of the change that he did not reveal during his campaign and the hope that was not questioned. Now it is all too clear that he is using government funds to indoctrinate our youth and converting their thinking into Marxism by "recommending" the reading of Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky and his children's book: Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope .


Anonymous said...

Phyllis is a kook and a crackpot. Always has been. If this is how you think, you are too

GS Don Morris, Ph.D./Chana Givon said...

Anonymous, another open-minded individual unable to enter a discussion-you go immediately to your "play book"-call individuals names, discredit each and those who dare post a point of view different from yours. You think this adds to solutions? I suspect not and you then become part of the problem you seem to perceive exists.