Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Midwest Academy

I've been reading Radical-in-Chief, by Stanley Kurtz, and its been a real page-turner.  The section I'm at now deals with the Midwest Academy.  That organization is the training ground of MANY "progressive" organizations.  If you Google "midwest academy training", you'll pop up a lot of choices, that reference it.  It's a handy way to find out where the radicals are, and get a look at the real objectives of many of those bland-sounding groups.

For example, one is the Student Environmental Action Committee.  If my child (or, rather, grandchild) came home saying that he/she'd joined, I wouldn't have thought anything of it but that it was "nice" for them to take an interest in cleaning up the world.

Hah!

The full description of their mission:
The Student Environmental Action Coalition or SEAC is a student and youth run national network of progressive organizations and individuals whose aim is to uproot environmental injustices through action and education. We define the environment to include the physical, economic, political, and cultural conditions in which we live. By challenging the power structure which threatens these conditions, students in SEAC work to create progressive social change on both the local and global levels.
The head of the Board of Directiors of the Midwest Academy is Heather Booth, who had supported the infamous Weather Underground (which another Obama buddy, Bill Ayers, headed).  BTW, read the bottom of the page for the Weathermen, and see just how recently the group's members were active, and who pardoned them - hint - he was famous for his pardons.

ActionPA.org - vague mission of working for grassroots environmental justice movement.

The Change Agency - supporting effective community action.

The Center 4 Tobacco Policy and Organizing "The Center is a project of the American Lung Association in California and is funded by the California Tobacco Control Program."  American Lung Association may have just gotten my last donation.


Sparklight Communications - this looks like an umbrella organization that provides business services to other organizations.  Click here for more information.


Partners in Policymaking - "Twenty years ago, the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities created a ground-breaking, innovative training program called Partners in Policymaking® to teach parents and self-advocates the power of advocacy to change the way people with disabilities are supported, viewed, taught, live and work. During the past two decades, important issues have been confronted and dramatic changes have been made."

It sounds like this last group trains disability activists.  "Since 1987, Partners programs have been implemented nationally and internationally. More than 15,000 Partners graduates are part of a growing national and international network of community leaders serving on policy making committees, commissions, and boards at all levels of government. We are also reaching thousands of people monthly through the online courses."

Hum.  That's rather different than their mild-mannered names might suggest.  I suggest that you check out some of these organizations, including their "alleged" mission statements, and who are the people behind them.  Many are Obamaniacs, radicals, and "reformers", who are persuading the young members to follow their radical ways.

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