Skip to comments.NEA raves to teachers about Alinsky 'guidebook'
Posted on 11/04/2009 9:48:48 AM PST by 444Flyer
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."
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Recommended Reading: Saul Alinsky, The American Organizer
Please. The NEA is just another left-wing outfit, pitching the leftist line to teachers who don’t know any better. That’s why it raves about the insidious cynicism of an Alinsky.
Anytime they start talking about “economic justice,” an armed robber has entered the building. What the hell are they teaching our kids?
Matter of fact, you will find that most campus leftists are hopeful that groups like the NEA will push their theories among elementary and high school kids.
About the same as they rave about communism, socialism, Mao, etc while worshipping on their knees before Barry.
Btw, NEA recieved how much taxpayer money.....200 million? =.=
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The NEA is a more Democrat PAC than it is a teachers union.
This needs to be vigorously fought by Republican politicians and, most of all, parents!!
The UFT is the largest member of New York State United Teachers, which is affiliated with the NEA.
The list, ping
“Watch out for this one, Swami.”
Our country is going to pot.
They don’t want God in the schools, but will allow products dedicated to lucifer.
Does not compute. To acknoweldge and accept one but not the other is very telling.
This is like the tip of an iceberg. When schools today teach civics, what they are teaching is “community organizing” or “social activism.” What our children are being taught by other names is shocking. Most parents have no idea...
“...Btw, NEA recieved how much taxpayer money.....200 million?”
State sponsored Communist brainwashing under the direction of the National Education Association. They are emboldened under Obama and out in the open and in our faces now.
Check out some of the ‘events’ observed on their “Diversity Calendar”
“Communist China Established”
In Tiananmen Square in 1949, Mao Zedong, chairman of the Communist Party of China, proclaimed the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, saying that the “Chinese people have stood up!”
During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. This is a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice.
This Muslim feast day celebrates the end of Ramadan.
“International Day of Peace”
Established by United Nations resolution in 1982, this event is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations, and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.
“National Organization for Women (NOW) Founding”
Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. Learn more at the NOW Web site.
“Birth of the Báb”
One of eleven holy days in the Bahá’í calendar, this day honors the Bab, whose mission was to prepare the way for Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. To learn more, visit the Bahá’í International Community Web site.
“National Multicultural Diversity Day”
Celebrated on the third Monday in October, this day was adopted as a national event by NEA’s 1993 Representative Assembly. See the NEA Diversity Toolkit.
“World Food Day”
Since 1979, this worldwide event has sought to increase awareness, understanding, and informed year-round action to alleviate hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. For more information, see the World Food Day Web site.
“Ghandi’s Birthday and International Day of Nonviolence”
Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most respected spiritual and political leaders of the Twentieth Century. Through nonviolent resistance, Gandhi helped free India from British rule. The Indian people called Gandhi Mahatma, meaning Great Soul. See Mohandas Gandhi biography.
Communist China Established In Tiananmen Square in 1949, Mao Zedong, chairman of the Communist Party of China, proclaimed the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China, saying that the Chinese people have stood up!
This needs to be vigorously fought by Republican politicians and, most of all, parents!!”
They are gradually desensitizing the dumbed down public and introducing radical leftist principles to their children. This is the result of years of revisionist history. They do it all in the name of “Diversity”.
You are right, the parents need to revolt! But the far Leftists pushing this Red crap are counting on them doing nothing. For anyone with children left in the cesspool that is Public Education, it's time to pull the kids out in protest or face the fact that your kids could join the ranks of these radicals one day.