Barry & Michelle's Excellent Marxist Venture - on the taxpayer's dime!

Ken 2012/03/17 17:19:58
OMG! The U.S. government, borrowing $4.2 billion a day, is funding this atrocity?
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Barry and Michelle's Excellent Marxist Venture --

Boot Camps For Radicals

Posted 09/05/2008 09:54 PM ET

Election '08: Democrats'
reintroduction of militant Michelle Obama in Denver was supposed to show
her softer side. But it only highlighted a radical part of her resume:
Public Allies.

Barack Obama was a founding member of the board of Public Allies in
1992, resigning before his wife became executive director of the Chicago
chapter of Public Allies in 1993.

Obama plans to use the nonprofit group, which he features on his
[2008]campaign Web site, as the model for a national service corps. He calls
his Orwellian program, "Universal Voluntary Public Service." [Didn't
anyone bother to teach Barry that "universal" and "voluntary" don't
really go together all that well? That is, unless your "universal day
care" and "universal pre-school" have been successful enough to ensure
that we have "universally" compliant young "citizens." Welcome to "1984" in the 21st century.]

Big Brother had nothing on the Obamas. They plan to herd American
youth into government-funded reeducation camps where they'll be
brainwashed into thinking America is a racist, oppressive place in need
of "social change."

The pitch Public Allies makes on its Web site doesn't seem all that
radical. It promises to place young adults (18-30) in paid one-year
"community leadership" positions with nonprofit or government agencies.

They'll also be required to attend weekly training workshops and three
retreats. [Not that radical, maybe, but note the
emphasis on "nonprofit" and/or "government" agencies -- nothing about
the nasty, greedy capitalistic "free market" that provides the funds to
keep the other two going. This isn't surprising inasmuch as Barry
wrote in "Dreams From My father" that during his very brief sojourn into the realm of the free-market, he felt like "a spy behind enemy lines."

In exchange, they'll get a monthly stipend of up to $1,800, plus paid
health and child care. They also get a post-service education award of
$4,725 that can be used to pay off past student loans or fund future

But its real mission is to radicalize American youth and use them to
bring about "social change" through threats, pressure, tension and
confrontation — the tactics used by the father of community organizing,
Saul "The Red" Alinsky.

"Our alumni are more than twice as likely as 18-34 year olds to ... engage in protest activities," Public Allies boasts in a document
found with its tax filings. It has already deployed an army of 2,200
community organizers like Obama to agitate for "justice" and "equality"
in his hometown of Chicago and other U.S. cities, including Cincinnati,
Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Washington. "I
get to practice being an activist,"
and get paid for it, gushed
Cincinnati recruit Amy Vincent.

Public Allies promotes "diversity and inclusion," a program paper
says. More than 70% of its recruits are "people of color." When they're
not protesting, they're staffing AIDS clinics, handing out condoms,
bailing criminals out of jail and helping illegal aliens and the
homeless obtain food stamps and other welfare.

Public Allies brags that more than 80% of graduates have continued
working in nonprofit or government jobs. It's training the "next
generation of nonprofit leaders" — future "social entrepreneurs."
entrepreneurs" -- Now there's an oxymoron if there ever was one,
inasmuch as the general definition of "entrepreneur" is a person who
organizes and operates a business for the purpose of making a profit,
and takes on financial risk in doing so! What are they describing,
profitable nonprofits?]

The Obamas discourage work in the private sector. "Don't go into
corporate America,"
Michelle has exhorted youth. "Work for the
community. Be social workers." Shun the "money culture,"
Barack added.
"Individual salvation depends on collective salvation." [As
you read this, can anyone come up with a better description of the aims
of Marxist collectivism than Barry's "individual salvation depends on
collective salvation"?]

"If you commit to serving your community," he pledged in his Denver
acceptance speech,
"we will make sure you can afford a college
So, go through government to go to college, and then go back
into government.

Many of today's youth find the pitch attractive. "I may spend the
rest of my life trying to create social movement,"
said Brian Coovert of
the Cincinnati chapter. "There is always going to be work to do. Until we have a perfect country, I'll have a job."

[The question left unasked was "Who defines our 'perfect country'?"]

Not all the recruits appreciate the PC indoctrination. "It was too
said Nelly Nieblas, 29, of the 2005 Los Angeles class. "It's a lot of talk about race, a lot of talk about sexism, a lot of talk about homophobia, talk about -isms and phobias."

One of those -isms is "heterosexism," which a Public Allies training
seminar in Chicago describes as a negative byproduct of "capitalism,
white supremacy, patriarchy and male-dominated privilege.
"[Aha! That evil cabal, headed by capitalism, rears its ugly head once more!]

The government now funds about half of Public Allies' expenses
through Clinton's AmeriCorps. Obama wants to fully fund it and expand it
into a national program that some see costing $500 billion.
"We've got
to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just
as strong, just as well-funded"
as the military, he said. [Isn't
that just peachy? Obama had the taxpayers on the hook for half of the
funding of a school that's training "activists" to tear down the
capitalistic free-market system that has made this country great, and as
president wants the government to fully fund it!]

The gall of it: The Obamas want to create a boot camp for radicals
who hate the military — and stick American taxpayers with the bill.

© 2012 Investor's Business Daily, Inc. All rights reserved.
Investor's Business Daily, IBD and CAN SLIM and their corresponding
logos are registered trademarks of Data Analysis Inc.

Lest you fear that Public Allies has fallen by the wayside with Obama's
election to the presidency, have no fear, its still in business
churning out its Marxist entrepreneurs on the public dime, with offices
in Chicago, Milwaukee, New York, Los Angeles and 17 other cities across
the nation, according to their website. This is not ancient history, it
is happening NOW!


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  • Ken John Boy 2012/03/18 20:16:19
    I heard that too. He flies around the country in AF 1 campaigning and the Democratic party reimburses the government for the price of a first class ticket - a fraction of what it costs.
  • alphe512 2012/03/18 05:14:40
  • akhippie alphe512 2012/03/18 06:28:20
    "Monicum", did you mean. modicum. "moran", did you mean moron?
  • John Boy akhippie 2012/03/18 14:53:18
    John Boy
    Good question ??? I am scratching my head on that one !!! Maybe referring to Mitt Romney being a rich mormon. Not sure.
  • alphe512 John Boy 2012/03/18 19:58:00
    Said nothing about Romney. I can spell Mormon. Not that it matters (scroll UP)
  • Ken alphe512 2012/03/18 20:31:37
    Actually you said nothing about anything that made any sense.
  • akhippie John Boy 2012/03/19 03:12:42
    I think he's trying to make fun of right wingers for being stupid. Talk about irony, huh? He doesn't see how stupid he makes himself look, does he?
  • alphe512 akhippie 2012/03/18 19:56:07
    see pic then tell me what I meant.
  • akhippie alphe512 2012/03/19 03:18:20 (edited)
    That's your source for spelling?
  • alphe512 akhippie 2012/03/21 02:15:30
  • Lawnmow... alphe512 2012/03/18 19:16:17
    That's 'moDicum' 'T.E.A. PARTY' and 'morOns'...moran.
  • alphe512 Lawnmow... 2012/03/18 20:04:19
    Tell that to the T.E.A. party (like I care how its acronymed) moran in the photo! BTW thanks for the modicum correction. I'll be sure not to misspell at least that word again.
  • alphe512 alphe512 2012/03/18 19:54:55
    get a brain morans
    Ok. Ok. You guys got me on modicum. Good to see you guys can use a dictionary. but as you can see @akhippe @lawnmower @john boy minus the modicum misspelling my comment stands. I hope you know what Irony and satire are.
  • akhippie alphe512 2012/03/19 03:23:00 (edited)
    You can't be serious, this is your reference on how to spell moron. The picture is trying to point out the stupidity of the guy holding the sign. He's calling people "morons" but he's too stupid to know how to spell "moron". Obviously irony is completly wasted on you.
  • alphe512 akhippie 2012/03/21 02:14:07
    I think the term "over your head" is in order here. Not even getting into it with you.
  • akhippie alphe512 2012/03/24 00:52:27
    Over my head, I'm not the moron who can't spell.
  • alphe512 akhippie 2012/03/24 14:21:53
    Check your post MORON! Obinously you completly seem to be able to spell MORON right, other words not so much! Before you try to diss someone on spelling make sure you check your own!(Now go back and make the words you misspelled in your post are spelled right) I'll wait. You clearly don't have any wit so I will to no longer try to argue with you again on this topic.
  • cjet akhippie 2012/03/21 02:49:40
    "Obniously", you and the other Cons here are "completly" wasted. LOL
  • alphe512 cjet 2012/03/24 14:31:32 (edited)
    Just so you can back me up here! I see you helped akhippe spell at least obviously right. He still missed the mark on completely though. Yet this witless clown is still calling me a moran (at least you get it!) And saying he can spell SMDH!
  • akhippie alphe512 2012/03/31 01:59:41
    Hey you missed it again, he was making fun of you.
  • cjet akhippie 2012/04/03 15:56:31 (edited)
    No, actually I was making fun of you. You can tell this is a BS topic when cons can't even focus on it.
  • akhippie cjet 2012/04/04 03:35:05 (edited)
    "BS topic"? I guess only a lib would think this disaster administration is a "BS topic"?
  • alphe512 akhippie 2012/04/06 15:12:28
    Obama 2012!
  • akhippie alphe512 2012/04/07 01:48:36
    Nobama 2012! If you Love America!
  • Ken akhippie 2012/04/07 04:04:48
    Obviously alphe doesnt know what in the hell he't talking about, either that or he is a Marxist like Obama.
  • cjet Ken 2012/04/09 22:14:36
    I guess it's better being a fascist like Bush right?
  • Ken cjet 2012/04/10 00:15:15
    Name any way in which Bush was more of a fascist than Barack Obama!
  • Ken alphe512 2012/04/10 00:14:35
    What are you, a moron?
  • cjet akhippie 2012/04/09 22:10:54
    Then why are you talking about everything else but the topic! I know why....... because the topic is BS! only right wing nut jobs think that Obama is a Marxist.
  • Ken cjet 2012/04/10 02:20:49
    Wrong, any thinking person who has read Obama's own words and looked at his history knows he is a Marxist. Father: Marxist; Mother: Fellow traveler; Mentor: Member of Communist Party; Pastor: Preached Marxist-based "Black Liberation Theology" --- the clues are there for anyone with a brain!
  • Ken alphe512 2012/03/18 20:26:00 (edited)
    Would you care to point out a single fact on which this IBD editorial is incorrect, instead of just using the normal left-wing rhetoric to label it as "bad"? For example, just where is the "wrongheadedness?" Did they misquote Michelle and Barry as telling their "graduates" to go into nonprofits and government work and to stay away from the "money culture?"

    Did IBD lie when they said half of Public Allies' funding comes from the federal government and that candidate Obama promised to fund it and similar groups at 100%?

    Did they misquote Barry as saying in a speech in Denver, on July 2, 2008 that, "We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded?" http://hotair.com/archives/20...

    Instead of the typical liberal rant with asinine attempts as Alinsky-style ridicule, why don't you try, for once, to provide some facts?

    BTW, moron , "moran" means "boxlike, square or big, plentiful", can we assume you mean that conservatives are big and plentiful?
  • alphe512 Ken 2012/03/19 00:02:53
    So the t baggger holding the sign was saying get a brain that is boxlike square or big, plentyful. Somehow I doubt it. Ok so just because an organization says something is so, it's a fact. IBD taking words and twisting them to fit your ideology does not make it fact. The Obamas said what they said. So I'm supposed to believe just because they said work for the public sector/nonprofits they hate America?! I don't doubt they said those things at all. I just don't want to be made to believe they are Communists because they said it. Your side does have legitimate arguments to make. This isn't one of them. BTW thanks for the name call I wouldn't expect anything less from a right winger like yourself. Also Don't assume it just makes an ass out of YOU and I think you know the rest.
  • Ken alphe512 2012/03/31 02:19:04
    It wasn't a "t bagger" (those are gays and mostly liberals) and it wasn't a member of the Tea Party either - it was a Ron Paul supporter - a wholly different animal, many of whom are actually liberals.

    Also, I note that you weren't able to point out a "lie" in the IBD editorial. Saying they "twisted" Obama's words is B.S. and if you have half a brain you would know it.
  • Tennyson James 2012/03/18 04:59:17
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    Tennyson James
    What's wrong with encouraging young adults to volunteer in their communities? What's wrong with encouraging people to work in the non-profit or givernment sector as opposed to the private sector?
  • Lawnmow... Tennyso... 2012/03/18 19:20:48
    That would be fine if that was all he was suggesting. He wants his own, private army of brainwashed, Liberal Hitler Youths to help him conduct a government takeover.
  • Kaleoku... Lawnmow... 2012/03/19 02:15:42
    Do you have any actual EVIDENCE that he "wants his own, private army of brainwashed, Liberal Hitler Youths to help him conduct a government takeover"?

    Or are you misrepresenting speculation as fact?

    "Truth is generally the best vindication against slander."
    - Abraham Lincoln
  • Tennyso... Lawnmow... 2012/03/19 04:04:58
    Tennyson James
    Not only do I not belive that is true, but I also do not believe it is possible. The only thing brainwashing our youth is our consumer culture.
  • Ken Tennyso... 2012/03/18 20:37:10
    What's wrong is that it is the private sector that provides the wealth, the funding for the other two. If you can't understand that Barack Obama's dislike for the private sector is deeply engrained in his psyche after he wrote in his book that during his one brief sojourn into the private sector in his 50 years on this Earth, he "felt like a spy behind enemy lines,"
    you are just attempting to rationalize his behavior.
  • Tennyso... Ken 2012/03/19 04:07:08
    Tennyson James
    The non-profit and government sectors do not pay as well as the private sector, but they are very much needed. I commend anyone who goes into that type of work.
  • Charles E Tennyso... 2012/03/18 21:15:24
    Charles E
    There are many opportunities for young adults to volunteer in their communities that involve helpin the community and the people in it.

    They do not train people to destroy or hate whoever their masters hate.

    These organizations do not require hours of political brainwashing for all participants.

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