Yes, you read that right; the NEA is recommending Saul Alinsky’s books. Is there any doubt now about the Progressive Socialist Democratic Party wrapping up the teacher’s unions in their little freight train toward marxism, thought control of our children, and generational programming to accept serfdom? Public school education is only as good as the people that make the decisions about what is taught; not necessarily as good as the teachers teaching the curriculum.
The National Education Association has made a glowing assessment of radical socialist community organizer Saul Alinsky and is enthusiastically recommending American public school teachers read two of his books, including one dedicated to Satan.
On its website, the NEA dubs Alinsky “an inspiration to anyone contemplating action in their community! And to every organizer!”
It recommends Alinsky’s “Reveille for Radicals,” a 1946 book about the principles and tactics of “community organizing,” and “Rules for Radicals,” a 1971 text that articulated a socialist strategy for gaining political power to redistribute wealth from the “haves” to the “have-nots.”
The NEA, the largest labor union in the United States, represents public school teachers, college and university faculty, retired education employees and college students preparing to become teachers.
The association describes Alinsky as a “master political agitator, tactical planner and social organizer” who wrote a “guidebook for those who are out to change things.”
“He sets down what the goal is: a society where people are free to live, and also aren’t starving in the streets. A society where there is legal and economic justice,” the NEA explains to educators. “Then he sets out to say how to get there.”
The NEA continues, “Alinsky’s goal seems to be to encourage positive social change by equipping activists with a realistic view of the world, a kind of preemptive disillusionment. If a person already knows what evil the world is capable of, then perhaps the surprise factor can be eliminated, making the person a more effective activist. Alinsky further seems to be encouraging the budding activist not to worry to [sic] much about getting his or her hands dirty. It’s all a part of the job, he seems to say.”
The only truly amazing part about this is that the Republican Party allows Dede Scozzafava to have an (R) next to her name. Does the GOP have any standards and basis for eligibility in their party, or are they just a bunch of desperate pantywaists that will allow the wolves to eat the sheep and wear their clothing?
I’m an independent voter because I like to shop for the best candidate, (usually one that has some kind of moral compass), but I cannot believe the amount of squishy political BS coming from the supposed leadership of both parties. In what looks like the latest f*** you for “forcing me out of this race because you did not want to lose face” to the squishy leadership of the GOP, namely Newt and Michael, Dede has just thrown her support behind the candidate most like herself, the democrat.
State Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava (R), who dropped from the special election in Upstate New York yesterday, has now thrown her support to Democrat Bill Owens.
“It’s not in the cards for me to be your representative, but I strongly believe Bill is the only candidate who can build upon John McHugh’s lasting legacy in the U.S. Congress,” said Scozzafava in a statement released moments ago.
Owens said he was “honored” to have won Scozzafava’s endorsement, noting: “Now more than ever we need bipartisan solutions to help bring jobs to Upstate New York to get our economy back on track and move our country forward.”
It’s not clear how much Scozzafava’s backing of Owens will change the race. Democratic strategists, who just 48 hours ago saw the race moving back in their direction, have grown pessimistic about their chances in the aftermath of the Scozzafava decision.
Hmm?….not clear how much her backing is going to change the race? How about this p***es off even more conservatives who get their behinds to the polling centers, OR it causes ACORN to register even more fake and dead people for starters?
If Dede had any moral compass, she would just do an Arlen Specter, and stop lying to her constituents.
Nancy Pelosi is receiving the trifecta of Monster awards including Today’s Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me? Award and the Let Them Eat Cake Award for her 1,990 page monstrosity healthcare bill at a time when “We The People” are $105 TRILLION in debt. Nancy is also receiving her second Idiots In Charge Award in as many days for once again parading her unending stupidity in the face of reality by shoving a $894 Billion $??????? dollar bill down the throats of Americans at a time when unemployment is close to 10%, people are still losing their jobs and homes, and GM needs another $5.6 Billion Bailout. Which once again begs the question, “Is Nancy too stupid to serve or just too dangerous?”
I am putting up the text if you actually want to peruse it. I personally do not know if there is any point in doing so, since we all know Nazi Nancy is going to get this passed in the House. I think our time may be better used melting the switchboard at the House and Senate, (202-224-3121), and paying attention to what is in the Senate bill that Harry is going to be throwing at us because that will be the bill we can STOP!
WASHINGTON – During consideration of H.R. 3126, legislation to establish a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA), Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee voted to pass an amendment offered by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) that will make ACORN eligible to play a role in setting regulations for financial institutions. (emphasis mine)
The Waters amendment adds to the CFPA Oversight Board 5 representatives from the fields of “consumer protection, fair lending and civil rights, representatives of depository institutions that primarily serve underserved communities, or representatives of communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced mortgages” to join Federal banking regulators in advising the Director on the consistency of proposed regulations, and strategies and policies that the Director should undertake to enforce its rules.
By making representatives of ACORN and other consumer activist organizations eligible to serve on the Oversight Board, the amendment creates a potentially enormous government sanctioned conflict of interest. ACORN-type organizations will have an advisory role on regulating the very financial institutions from which they receive millions of dollars annually in direct corporate contributions and benefit from other financial partnerships and arrangements. These are the same organizations that pressured banks to make subprime mortgage loans and thus bear a major responsibility for the collapse of the housing market.
In light of recent evidence linking ACORN to possible criminal activity, Democrats took an unprecedented step today to give ACORN a potential role alongside bank regulators in overseeing financial institutions. This is contrary to recent actions taken by the Senate and House to block federal funds to ACORN.
A recent inquiry into bank funding of ACORN activities by three House Committees found that institutions that would be regulated by the CFPA have provided millions of dollars to the organization in the form of direct donations, lines of credit, cash, and other assets over the last 15 years.
The Waters amendment passed on a vote of 35-33. Click here to view the vote.
Alan Grayson is receiving his 3rd ‘Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me Award’ in as many months for sheer stupidity and rudeness to all Americans. Has this non-rep. not read H.R. 3438: Access To Insurance for all Americans Act? Oh that’s right! Republican Darrell Issa introduced that bill. Once again, too stupid or too dangerous to serve?
For those of you that have missed the start of this controversy, go here for Grayson’s second award.
…non-rep Grayson (D-FL) for stating that the republican health care plan is for you to die quickly if you get sick.
Non-rep. Grayson’s comment could be considered a lie, except he probably has not read H.R. 3438 introduced by Darrell Issa, R-CA which allows Americans access to the federal employees’ health care package. Hit the link, read it, and then email it to dipstick Grayson. You may want to email it to your friends and family also.
The second Today’s AYFKM? Award goes to Science Czar John Holdren for espousing a strong enough belief that he put it into a college textbook he co-authored stating that the government should seize babies born to unwed mothers and put them up for adoption (among other brilliant ideas).
Proposed government force adoption if mother refused to get abortion
Obama science czar John Holdren stated in a college textbook
that “illegitimate children” born to unwed mothers could be taken by the government and put up for adoption if the mother refused to have an abortion.
Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, argued that “illegitimate childbearing could be strongly discouraged” as a socioeconomic measure imposed to control population growth.
As previously reported, WND has obtained a copy of the 1970s college textbook “Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment” that Ehrlich co-authored with Malthusian population alarmist Paul R. Ehrlich and Ehrlich’s wife, Anne. The authors argued involuntary birth-control measures, including forced sterilization, may be necessary and morally acceptable under extreme conditions, such as widespread famine brought about by “climate change.”
On page 786, the authors wrote that one way to discourage illegitimate childbearing “might be to insist that all illegitimate babies be put up for adoption – especially those born to minors who generally are not capable of caring properly for a child alone.”
Alternatively, the authors suggested unwed mothers might place their babies up for adoption, writing: “If a single mother really wished to keep her baby, she might be obliged to go through adoption proceedings and demonstrate her ability to support and care for it.”
While observing that government-imposed coercive measures should be considered “only if milder measures fail completely,” the authors acknowledged extreme ecological situations could justify governmental intervention with coercive population control measures,
“It would even be possible to require pregnant single women to marry or have abortions, perhaps as an alternative to placement for adoption, depending on the society,” they write.
“Some people – respected legislators, judges, and lawyers included – have viewed the right to have children as a fundamental and inalienable right,” the authors continued on page 838. “Yet neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution mentions a right to reproduce.”
In a similar fashion, the authors argued that a right to privacy did not extend to an unlimited right to have children, elaborating on page 838 that, “Where the society has a ‘compelling, subordinating interest’ in regulating population size, the right of the individual may be curtailed. If society’s survival depended on having more children, women could be required to bear children, just as men can constitutionally be required to serve in the armed forces. Similarly, given a crisis caused by overpopulation, reasonably necessary laws to control excessive reproduction could be enacted.”
Go over and read the rest and if you are not already saying Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me? you will be. Un-frakkin-believable! I wouldn’t want this guy anywhere near my dirty laundry, let alone DC or the White House.
Fearful that they’re losing ground on immigration and health care, a group of House Democrats is pushing back and arguing that any health care bill should extend to all legal immigrants and allow illegal immigrants some access.
The Democrats, trying to stiffen their party’s spines on the contentious issue, say it’s unfair to bar illegal immigrants from paying their own way in a government-sponsored exchange. Legal immigrants, they say, regardless of how long they’ve been in the United States, should be able to get government-subsidized health care if they meet the other eligibility requirements.
“Legal permanent residents should be able to purchase their plans, and they should also be eligible for subsidies if they need it. Undocumented, if they can afford it, should be able to buy their own private plans. It keeps them out of the emergency room,” said Rep. Michael M. Honda, California Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.
Rep. Steve King is seeing this right down the middle, and I applaud him for speaking the truth of the matter out loud.
Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, said proposals that include government coverage for illegal immigrants leave him incredulous.
“If anybody can, with a straight face, advocate that we should provide health insurance for people who broke into our country, broke our law and for the most part are criminals, I don’t know where they ever would draw the line,” he said.
California? Are you freakin’ kidding us? Are you going to fire this excuse for a civic leader?
One would think that the current Mishy/Axelrod/Emanuel administration would know by now that acting with such a heavy hand is NOT going to get them any farther along the path of fascism socialism without more of the Silent Majority stepping up and adding another pair of boots on the line in the sand; but I guess not because the following story actually made it into the Washington Post. Boy, oh boy, oh boy, is the media stuck between a rock and a hard place that they put themselves in.
The federal government has ordered health insurers to stop telling Medicare beneficiaries that proposed health reform legislation could hurt seniors and jeopardize their benefits.
The government might take enforcement action against insurers that have tried to mobilize opposition to the legislation by sending their enrollees “misleading and confusing” messages, a senior official of the Department of Health and Human Services said in a memo Monday.
The mailings in question urge enrollees to contact their congressional representatives and protest the legislation, the memo said.
A spokesman for America’s Health Insurance Plans, the industry’s main lobbying group, issued a statement Tuesday criticizing what he described as the government’s “gag order.”
“Seniors have a right to know how the current reform proposals will affect the coverage they currently like and rely on,” AHIP spokesman Robert Zirkelbach said.
Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate’s Republican leader, denounced the HHS order as an attempt to squelch free speech.
“We cannot allow government officials to target individuals or companies because they do not like what they have to say,” McConnell said.
“Is this what we believe as a Senate — that this body should debate a trillion-dollar health care bill that affects every American while using the powerful arm of government to shut down speech?” McConnell said.
The big insurer Humana triggered the HHS crackdown with a letter to Medicare enrollees claiming that health reform proposals could hurt “millions of seniors and disabled individuals” who “could lose many of the important benefits and services that make Medicare Advantage plans so valuable.” The letter was sent in envelopes marked “important information about your Medicare Advantage plan — open today!”
HHS wrote to Humana last week instructing it to stop the mailings, and it wrote to all Medicare Advantage plans Monday, saying “such communications are potentially contrary to . . . federal law.” The government regulates communications between the health plans and their members.
Remember that definition of fascism; socialism with a veneer of capitalism. The government doesn’t own the companies, it just controls them…