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Brainwashing America’s Youth: Using Public Schools To Indoctrinate Students;Alinsky Required Reading
David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | January 31, 2010 | Liz Blaine

Posted on 01/31/2010 11:35:23 AM PST by callisto

Like all radicals in positions of power, President Obama’s army of citizen volunteers, Organizing for America, is recruiting high school students as interns to organize the President’s agenda in the 2010 election cycle. I quote,

“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”

Pam Geller at Atlas Shrugs reports on students at Perry Local High School in Massillon, Ohio who were given propaganda recruiting papers in government class to enlist students to sign up as interns for Obama’s Organizing for America.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsrealblog.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; ofa; saulalinsky

1 posted on 01/31/2010 11:35:23 AM PST by callisto
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To: callisto
From an earlier thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2441174/posts?page=24

2 posted on 01/31/2010 11:46:23 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

That’s not the same article. Perhaps writers can express differing perspectives on similar topics.


3 posted on 01/31/2010 11:53:21 AM PST by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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To: callisto

4 posted on 01/31/2010 12:49:05 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: callisto

Two words: Home School!


5 posted on 01/31/2010 12:51:31 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The first American Revolution started in Massachusetts. So did the second one, on January 19, 2010!)
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To: SandRat

Good post indeed.

What’s happening here is quite fascinating, imo. Troubling but fascinating.


6 posted on 01/31/2010 12:52:18 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: callisto

And what can we do about it?

Nothing.


7 posted on 01/31/2010 1:19:14 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce
And what can we do about?

Shine a light on their activities. Make people & parents aware of how the administration is using their political arm to indoctrinate youth.

8 posted on 01/31/2010 1:27:53 PM PST by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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To: callisto
Perhaps the students first should read up on the perils of socialism, the Constitution of our country and the Deceleration of Independence. You really should understand what you are getting before you buy into it.
9 posted on 01/31/2010 1:29:23 PM PST by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: callisto
From the aritcle: "“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” and "[W]e are concerned with how to create mass organizations to seize power … We are talking about a mass power organization which will change the world…This means revolution.”

Right out of the Red Book of Mao and "He who controls the youth owns the future" Adolph Hitler

Hey Obama, Leave our Kids Alone!

10 posted on 01/31/2010 1:41:28 PM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: callisto
That’s not the same article. Perhaps writers can express differing perspectives on similar topics.

I know, I should have posted that it was realated.

My bad.

11 posted on 01/31/2010 2:05:57 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: callisto

Time to form a youth Organization For Returning America to Freedom from Unconstitutional Government Interference.


12 posted on 01/31/2010 2:18:28 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: callisto

Speakin of young people and politics. Go to rockthevote.com to see what they are up to on health care. (explicit language warning)

http://www.rockthevote.com/issues/health-care-center/what-would-you-do/action-email-landing.html


13 posted on 01/31/2010 2:46:58 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

It’s all good. I’m a little curt until I get my coffee fix for the day. ;)


14 posted on 01/31/2010 2:48:14 PM PST by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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To: wildbill

Thanks! I hadn’t seen that one yet.


15 posted on 01/31/2010 3:18:24 PM PST by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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To: callisto

In the meantime, down the hall, I’m requiring my students to read “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” and comparing the current progressive agenda to Mussolini. Students are lining up at the door in such numbers they need to be turned away. Want to mess with me? I’ve got tenure, kids score through the roof on standardized tests, and I’m teaching to the standards. Bring it on.

And there are many, many more of us out there than is commonly recognized, working quietly, like termites in the structure of leftist belief, doing a Gramsciian march through THEIR institutions.

Or to paraphrase a slogan from the sixties: What if they gave us a revolution and nobody showed up?


16 posted on 01/31/2010 3:52:19 PM PST by redpoll
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To: redpoll
Excellent! We need visibility in academia. A hard-nosed conservative collegiate alliance is in order. The universities in America need a shake-up. Conservative educators need to get into the media responding to the Left's agenda and belief structure. It would be great to start a nationwide conservative academic movement. Now is our time! Any ideas on how we can implement it?
17 posted on 01/31/2010 4:44:31 PM PST by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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>>>Excellent! We need visibility in academia. A hard-nosed conservative collegiate alliance is in order. The universities in America need a shake-up. Conservative educators need to get into the media responding to the Left’s agenda and belief structure. It would be great to start a nationwide conservative academic movement. Now is our time! Any ideas on how we can implement it?<<<

I’m not sure that visibility is the order of the day.

The success of the Gramsciian model is stealth, not confrontation. In the left’s desire to subvert Western cultural values and replace those values with socialist thinking, they made it clear that the first objective was placing themselves in positions of authority and communication, which can’t be done in an overt and aggressive manner. The left often uses proxies in place of their own motives - “It’s for the children” or “I just want to make the world a better place.”

In fact, we know what happens to teachers and administrators who are stridently conservative in academia, including pies in the face at symposiums.

The left has been working on their project of subversion for decades. What they don’t realize is that their tactics are simply that - tactics. Tactics don’t have an ideology. It has taken years for the left to essentially grab control of communication and education - and it will probably take decades of slow, steady, silent work to undermine what they’ve done.

In the meantime, I encourage you to read Saul Alinsky. I did when I was a young man. Again, he offers tactics. Like many leftists, he’s under the impression that his intellect and superior way of thinking means that once he and his friends are in power, that’s the end of it. He should have read his Hegel more closely. In fact, Rush and Beck and Savage all utilize forms of Alinsky-style tactics against the left to great benefit. The same is true here. And never pass up the opportunity to ridicule the left - because, as Alinsky says, ridicule is impossible to defend against. And use the values of the opposition against them - for instance, we had a counselor who didn’t want a Christmas tree at the school. Our response was that he needed to be more tolerant of the diverse beliefs of students and teachers. I guess that’s a two-for-one shot.

There’s one advantage we have over the left. We have faith. It carries us through the hard times and keeps us secure. All they have is a desire for power. Compared to faith, it’s a puny thing.

So I’m not joining the club. But I am a little member of the fifth column deep behind enemy lines, and, as the left likes to say, “I’m changing the world one child at a time.” LOL


18 posted on 01/31/2010 5:22:33 PM PST by redpoll
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To: Tzimisce

I am sorry we disagree.

We can do EVERYTHING!

OFA is not a CSO, period. Demand NO CREDIT FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITIES.


19 posted on 01/31/2010 7:02:28 PM PST by EBH (The warning bell of Freedom is ringing, can you not hear it?)
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To: callisto

Doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Atlas Shrugged reported and all I see picking it up are Horowitz and Big Government.

Wrote to the two local newspapers in the area and got no reply.


20 posted on 01/31/2010 8:59:36 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: Brugmansian

It’s time to send it to media. Beck, Hannity, et al. If it can get primetime airing it will begin to be picked up by everyone else.


21 posted on 01/31/2010 9:07:34 PM PST by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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What is needed is a comment from the school or a local reporter to go down and dig out more facts. I've sent three emails

School Adminstration:
http://perrynet.sparcc.org/PHS/index.htm

Two local papers:
http://media.indeonline.com/inde_about.php
http://media.cantonrep.com/newstips

22 posted on 01/31/2010 9:15:38 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: redpoll
And there are many, many more of us out there than is commonly recognized, working quietly, like termites in the structure of leftist belief, doing a Gramsciian march through THEIR institutions.

Good for You! Bring it on Lefties, a Lot of teachers out there are Conservatives! We outnumber you with the Conservative Teachers in the Public Schools, Private Schools and the Home Schoolers. So bring it On!!

23 posted on 01/31/2010 9:18:52 PM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: Brugmansian

Great work contacting the school and local media. Please let me know if you get a response. Bringing Obama’s community organization group/campaign arm into the school to recruit interns for the stated agenda of training them to be future OFA leaders and garnering support for his agenda is stunning. I’m not surprised, but still stunned at the brazenness of it.


24 posted on 01/31/2010 9:42:46 PM PST by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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