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Mission Statement for Startup Think Tank - Accepting Interested Founders, Volunteers
Posted on 11/18/2012 3:28:29 PM PST by PieterCasparzen
At the end of this is the mission statement for the think tank, for those familiar:
Can you take a minute to ping all your lists and anyone you think might be remotely interested ? Please ask them to ping all their lists as well.
Over the next few weeks/months I'm looking for a handful of people who would like to participate as founding organizers.
Please let me know if you want to be on my list. There will be private messages regarding initial organization.
Here's the message "marketing article" for first-timers, others can skip to the first post to see the mission statement:
Think tanks and other non-governmental organizations are the most influential organizations in America - because THEY design the path forward, and the politicians we elect, government, media, business, academia - our culture and society - are basically all on that path. You see this with global warming, green movement, arab spring, etc.
These and other similar organizations form the "elites" that are often spoken of that are really choosing the policy path forward (not your Congress).
Many elites are on the left: the Bill Ayers of the world, the Al Gores, all the wealthy elite liberals, all the ex-hippie leftists now running universities, organizers of the green movement, radical unions, student uprisings, etc., - this is the left wing leadership structure of the world. Many elites are labeled "right wing", but they're hardly what could be labeled conservative; they're mostly the elite organizations of international finance that manipulate markets and have a staff revolving door with academia and central banks all over the world, the IMF, World Bank, etc.
Whether labeled as left or right, many, if not most, represent interests that are transnational - so they have no particular allegience to any nation. They frequently, therefore, work against the best interests of nations, and are "globalist" in their perspective. A little U.N.-inspired law here, a little revolution there, etc. Elites also typically, though not always, trample on Judeo-Christian principles and do not consider themselves bound by them at all. They shape plans that seep into the nations of the world. In America their influence seeps into our Congress, down to the States, and right to the local level. Ultimately, they are why children in schools are taught that capitalism is bad. Hedonism is good. Business is evil. Money is evil. These teachings are planned - they come from somewhere, they don't spring up out of nothing. Elite organizations arrogantly proclaim that they are solving world problems, implying that they are not only capable where national governments and their citizens left to themselves are not, but that they're so smart that somehow this should give them greater authority than the sovereignty of nations. And the fact that they take care to stay out of the public spotlight and are not elected by anyone other than themselves makes for an arrogance and ignorance that often leads to mayhem and suffering. Ironically, this is precisely what they so confidently declare they are smart enough to help everyone avoid. And neither elitists nor elitist organizations are ever held accountable for any of the problems caused by their mistaken ideas, because the public at large does not even know they exist let alone that they are so often the initiators of the policies that are the root of the problems.
Small business can't help but wonder: if the guys at the head of business and finance know, in fact, the right way to do things - why do we have such a mess ? Obviously, the people who are supposed to have all the answers most certainly do not.
What can we do - citizens of small means who are merely trying to work at our job or operate a small business, teach our children Judeo-Christian ethics, maintain our liberty and provide for our families ?
What can we do in the face of the influence of massive wealth, evil ideologies and corruption - that are undermining our nation's morals, institutions, economy and strength ?
Policitians, big business are talking heads on TV - and they've all jumped on the bandwagon that small business creates most of the jobs. But it took until probably this year for the dirty "small business" words to be spoken. Up until then our savior was supposed to be the Fed, Senate Committee hearings, Obama, Harvard, Goldman or whatever.
But the heads refuse to go back to timeless principles that allowed Americans to prosper. They want to force every counterproductive policy they can think of on small business: hedonism, no respect for the rule of law or private property, a planned economy, collectivism, etc., and they know full well that as people are deceived into going along with their tryannical policies they become all the less productive.
This fire can be fought with fire.
In order to counter the massive influence of the left wing's massive entrenchment in thought leader circles, I think we need to think about a think tank. (Say that 10 times fast).
(cont'd at 1)...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: jcsbthinktank; thinktank; vanity
Here is the draft:
The "Institute to be named later" is dedicated to educating, informing and being a trusted resource for it's members, as well as for thought leaders, political leadership and the public at large, regarding policy and policy sources, and their effects on individual economic liberty and prosperity. These efforts are undertaken from Judeo-Christian, Western Civilization viewpoint, and, more specifically, that of small, independently-owned business. Accordingly, Principals and Fellows of the Institute are drawn exclusively from the ranks of small business. They lead our activities with our members in a highly collaborative manner, and academics, business leaders, policy makers, lawmakers and citizens participate in them as well. The Institute sponsors research, holds conferences, and publishes books, monographs and articles; it also generally promotes small business free enterprise and it's concomitant economic liberty.
Sometimes the idea can seem a little murky - What is
a think tank ?
We need clarification from the last post
A think tank
is not a lobbyist
and it is not a PAC
. My proposal has some characteristics of advocacy groups
- but it is NOT - definitely NOT - a pure advocacy group. It will not organize marches, rallies, sit-ins, boycotts or anything remotely like that. It will have a website, but it will NOT have any place for non-members to log in or post their feelings. Is not a blog, it is not social media, it is not a public forum website.
What does the think tank actually do you ask ? It has a research staff headed by "Fellows" that write scholarly papers. In the industry these are called white papers. It hosts conferences of various sorts - where panels of experts speak on it's topics of concern before interested audiences. As the reputation for quality insights of the outfit grows, people who have need of experts in it's field actually start to seek out the wisdom of the Institute and it's researchers. White papers written are selected for publication in the Institute's very own Journal publication, for which subscriptions are sold. As the mission statement indicates, it hosts conferences, and it generally promotes small business, which could include consulting, partnering, marketing, etc. There would be a local committee in every State. An Executive Committee and other committees would do a lot of work, especially early on, outlining general goals, strategies and plans.
This think tank is to be owned by small business
. With it's "elite fellows" being small business people. Writing white papers teaching about truthful ideas. Rolling up our sleeves and becoming a preeminent influence amongst thought leaders.
For "Members" of the think tank, I'm talking about your local business owners. Dry cleaners. Farmers. Sheet metal fabricators. Taxi companies. Realtors. Etc. Anywhere there is an LLC, or Corp, or LLP or S Corp or Partnership or whatever... owned by individual people trying to make a living. People who abide by the belief that shouldering their responsibility goes hand-in-hand with Judeo-Christian liberty.
Also, young people, students, who are Interested in American, Judeo-Christian, free enterprise would be welcomed as "Members". Retireees as well. Military and ex-military as well. Anyone who wants to pay for a membership. But..... ONLY people who have real, live, documentable small business ownership experience (have ever owned all or part of a privately-held business) would be eligible to apply for the status of "Member Business" (if their application is accepted after review, to deselect criminals, etc.). Member Businesses are the ones who take part in the decision-making part of policy collaboration (see the mission statement !).
Perhaps YOU yourself have some free time, and you'd like to see what is being discussed and researched and perhaps do some writing or researching or perhaps just contribute some ideas. Or maybe you have no time to do anything but would love to be a member to support the effort, or maybe you'd just like to own a piece of it. You could take part. In Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare
Please do not think that I am talking about a small, rinky tink effort to advocate for one issue; one has to step back enough to see the big picture.
You know how Ayers & Co., and many other collectivists have been seeking to change America from the inside out for over 100 years ? Do you remember ? It's always discussed here on FR. That's the scale and scope that I'm talking about.
It will take years. It is a long-term
strategy. It is NOT about getting this Republican or that elected in the next election.
It is a critical spark to start a groundswell movement aimed at improving a significant aspect of the culture of America. Not overnight and not all at one time. But by ticking the needle, person by person, family by family, block by block, town by town, County by County, State by State, region by region, year by year, decade by decade, century by century.
This is a chance for the little guy to make something happen, for real, with both the influential thought leaders and the general public.
posted on 11/18/2012 3:29:54 PM PST
posted on 11/18/2012 3:32:38 PM PST
(We have to fix things ourselves.)
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posted on 11/18/2012 3:34:47 PM PST
(We have to fix things ourselves.)
Glenn Beck has resources. He’s the real deal. I have ideas too!
PieterCasparzen as founder of the Silver Star Families of America, inc, I am curious. I do write some.
Count me in.
posted on 11/18/2012 3:49:44 PM PST
by Steve Newton
(And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
Bookmarked. I own a small business.
posted on 11/18/2012 3:55:50 PM PST
(The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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Pinged on behalf of the PieterCasparzen.
posted on 11/18/2012 4:42:28 PM PST
(Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
posted on 11/18/2012 4:54:12 PM PST
As a small business owner I would be interested.
posted on 11/18/2012 4:54:54 PM PST
I’m wary, but intrigued enough to volunteer.
posted on 11/18/2012 6:21:56 PM PST
posted on 11/18/2012 6:31:19 PM PST
(The main things are the plain things!)
I’d like to be in on this. I’m assisting our friend in running her small business; my husband has run his small business (now closed), and I’ve worked for both large and small businesses in the past. I’ve an MBA (not like it counts for much) but I am highly interested in writing/research/focus on the future. Count me in, if you would?
PS - I also volunteer for several Veterans Organizations, which can qualify for small businesses as well.
posted on 11/18/2012 7:17:38 PM PST
(Our future is our oyster - get involved, already.)
posted on 11/18/2012 9:33:44 PM PST
(We're all going to get what only some of us deserve...)
posted on 11/19/2012 2:07:27 AM PST
(We have to fix things ourselves.)
Before commenting further I need to understand your knowledge, understanding and opinion of the following think tanks: American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, and CATO.
Why? Because it concerns me that at least two of these think dates does not, to me, fit your unflaterring opinion of known “right wing” think tanks.
posted on 11/27/2012 7:26:33 AM PST
First of all, all of them are generic think tanks, not made up of members of the Judeo-Christian small business community. While our think tank would indeed venture into other fields besides business, for example, education, family, government insolvency, etc., our motiviation for going delving into other topics will be out of concern for the relationship they have with Judeo-Christian small business, specifically. Also, all of these organizations refuse to acknowledge the influence of islam inside American government, political and business structures and refuse to acknowledge the islamic position of intolerance towards non-muslims in society, and the general islamic long-term strategy of fundamentally changing America into a muslim state. They also do not acknowledge the preponderance of the radical New Left and non-governmental organizations, such as Open Society, that are anti-nation sovereignty, and therefore anti American small business in their advocacy.
When I say Judeo-Christian Small Business, that's exactly what I mean.
They espouse policies that basically help big business growth to expand the tax base and leave the door open for government to spend as it wants on its programs, while trimming Social Security and Medicare outlays so Treasury bonds the trust funds hold never have to be redeemed. This is a lie, then, where $2.5 trillion in Treasuries held by the trust funds are then worthless paper. Anything that stealthily allows government spending on government employees, vendors, contractors IS the problem, not something to be simply "slowed down" until the economy fairy comes and revives the economy. On the other article, Chinese investment in America is a pro-big finance idea that is diametrically opposed to the interests of America in general, and American small business. The second article disgustingly suggests that the source of more than half the hacks on my server would somehow be a good owner of U.S. telecom interests.
Social Security "never added a dime to the deficit." Really?
The White House and Congress repel Chinese investment
They are more aligned with Judeo-Christian Small Business in overall principles. The only difference is perhaps a watered-down approach that is necessary in polite DC circles. Things like this: advocating that the Federal Education department be downsized instead of shutdownsized. History shows us that trimming budgets in DC is but a momentary fantasy of change, and even complete department elimination often results in only department renaming. Small business is smart enough to say "show me the terminations in the payroll system, I want those people gone".
Click link labeled "Foreign Aid Policy in 2012 Elections"
Click link labeled "Education Policy in 2012 Elections"
CATO is libertarian-leaning as opposed to Judeo-Christian oriented, so it would differ with the think tank in at least two areas: that it is not as strong advocate of a strong military (so we have a nation to do business in) and that it talks a lot about drug legalization. There was an excellent video
posted here on FR yesterday by Steven Crowder on the fallacies of such positions. Pot smoking is definitely not a pro-small business stance. CATO advocacy in terms of their economics is more along the lines of small business than some conservative think tanks.
posted on 11/27/2012 9:26:00 AM PST
(We have to fix things ourselves.)
please put me on the think tank ping list.......
posted on 11/29/2012 6:26:31 AM PST
(Democrrats stole the election via fraud, we will never have a free election again.)
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