[StBernard] Scary stuff (in time for Haloween)

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Tue Oct 21 20:18:30 EDT 2008


Michelle's Boot Camps For Radicals
By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Thursday, September 04, 2008 4:20 PM

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.


IBD Series: The Audacity Of Socialism


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 campaign Web site, as the model for a national service
corps. He calls his Orwellian program, "Universal Voluntary Public Service."

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.

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 education.

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"

"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."

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."

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

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."

Not all the recruits appreciate the PC indoctrination. "It was too
touchy-feely," 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."

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.

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.

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