In a time of universal deceit, the truth is a revolutionary act” – George Orwell
A tangled web of American government corruption.
By de Andréa, Opinion Editorialist
for ‘THE BOTTOM LINE’:
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Published April 10, 2015
If you are interested in learning about just a snippet of the corruption that is and has been going on in Washington D.C., then this is a must read for you my friend.
August 1990 president George H W Bush invaded the Middle East and pushed Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait. A lot of people thought at the time that we should have gone farther and attacked Iraq. Now the realization is, that it would have probably been a mistake then, and it was likely a mistake for George W Bush to do it in March of 2003.
Hindsight they say is always the best teacher. But one must make the mistake before one can learn the lesson of hindsight. Looking back on the Western involvement in the Middle East as well as North Africa, one has to wonder just what exactly did we accomplish?
If destabilization can be sold as an accomplishment then we made a good trade. In December 2003 we officially took out the Hussein regime in Iraq. We spent 50 million per kill of the Taliban, in Afghanistan. In 2011 we took out Gadhafi in Libya. In 2011 we supported the take down of al-Assad in Syria leading to the formation of ISIS. In 2011 we supported the over throw of Mubarak in Egypt and also supported the terrorist group The Muslim Brotherhood. Prior to 2002 these countries were relatively stable even though no one liked any of the dictators.
The point is, all we have really achieved is not only to completely destabilize the entire Middle East, but a large part of the rest of the world as well. Moreover the destabilization doesn’t stop at the borders of the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, oh no! The entire European theater and North America is suffering from the same clandestine puppetry.
So who and/or what is jiggling all the strings…
The previous revelation described here should be fairly obvious, yes the Middle East is blowing up, and Eastern Europe is at a crossroad, particularly the Ukraine. Most all of Western Europe will soon be part of the IS. But what about North America?
This my dubious friend may not be quite so obvious. Weather it is destabilization by overthrowing foreign regimes, or the destabilization of the economy both are part of an evil plan to control the world. Globalism.
So what is really going on right now in the U.S.? Well for starters the Obama administration is using your tax dollars to back a super-wealthy, left-wing charity that cuts checks to a myriad of avowedly "progressive" causes, including the notorious “Media Matters for America”, founded by Hillary Clinton ally and Fox News nemesis David Brock.
This my friend is just one of many examples of how in the Obama era, government is handing out money to nonprofits that share the ideology and political inclinations of a president who looks back warmly on his time as a community organizer in Chicago.
Note: community organizing is a description of Communal socialism coined by Communist activist Saul Alinsky, one of Obama’s heroes.
This president has done an amazing job of, as he said “fundamentally transforming America” using the dollars of those who did not want it to become a socialist state. So what did Obama mean when he said in his campaign speeches that he would “fundamentally transform America?” So what is the fundamentals of America? Freedom, unalienable rights, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, come on you should be able to think of several dozen American fundamentals yourself. All of which Obama has promised to Change or destroy.
“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards
for their future security.”--- Excerpt from the Declaration of
In order for a regime like Obama’s economic Change, Change, Change, social ideology to come to fruition, the present American capitalistic economy that created the greatest prosperity in the world has to be destabilized, rendered impotent and eventually destroyed.
“Barack is not a politician first and foremost,” first lady Michelle Obama said. “He’s a community activist exploring the viability of politics to make change.” Again community activist is code for Communist Activist.
In this example, the charity receiving federal funding is called Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a favorite philanthropy of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Based in Mountain View, California, it is already awash in private funds. On its website, the foundation acknowledges having $4.7 billion in assets under its management.
Zuckerberg pledged in December 2013 to give Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, shares worth $1 billion. He previously gave $500 million worth of Facebook shares to the foundation and another $100 million to the foundation earmarked for public schools in Newark, New Jersey.
Matthew Vadum’s “Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers”
It’s called blurring the lines.
The federal government has actually been funding left-wing groups like the Silicon Valley Community Foundation for at least a half-century, ever since the so-called “War on Poverty” was launched by President Lyndon Johnson.
But President Obama has taken this a step farther and is aggressively using taxpayer funds in a way that blurs the line between government functions and political activism, while at the same time stealthily fostering a steady increase in the overall size and scope of government.
Another example of the Obama administration’s funding and deployment of left-wing groups in governmental functions to carry out its ideological agenda, was the IRS hiring of the avowedly progressive Urban Institute, supported by far-left billionaire activist George Soros, to process the Form 990s of non-profit groups.
You remember the revelations of the IRS targeting of conservative groups that oppose Obama’s agenda were continuing to emerge like squeezing a toothpaste tube.
Together, the two stories presented a picture of an administration that rewards its friends, punishes its enemies and, in the process, fundamentally changes the character of government in the direction of despotism.
Meanwhile, the Daily Caller reported the Obama administration has quietly killed an IRS tax-
Also, a State Department-financed non-profit based in Israel was engaged in a major effort to get young Arab citizens to the voting booths in the recent Israeli elections to defeat BB Netanyahu in an attempt to destabilize Israel.
In its rewarding of friends, a pattern emerges of nonprofit groups creating a program, pitching it to the White House, the White House accepting it and then handing it over to the very nonprofit that conceived of the idea.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, called the Obama administration’s pattern of behavior “yet another profound example of how extreme leftists have conspired to use American taxpayers’ funds for their far-left destructive agenda.”
“Once again, that means that most Americans who are privately paying to preserve and pass on their love for our American heritage to our children are also having money forcibly taken by the federal government to fund those who want to become Castro-led-Cuba, Chavez-led-Venezuela or an anti-Judeo-Christian, Stalin-led-Soviet state,” said Gohmert. “This president has done an amazing job of ‘fundamentally transforming’ America using the dollars of those who did not want it to become a socialist state,” he said.
Despite its fabulous wealth, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation was recently awarded $7.5 million in federal funding from the Social Innovation Fund, which is administered by the taxpayer-supported Corporation for National and Community Service, or CNCS.
Barack Obama taught principles of wealth redistribution espoused by communist-activist Saul Alinsky, regarded as the “father of community organizing.”
In 2009, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which reauthorized CNCS and its $1.1 billion budget and created the Social Innovation Fund.
The SIF was established the year after the Democrat Party’s campaign platform advocated the formation of a “Social Investment Fund Network” to provide government funding for “social entrepreneurs and leading nonprofit organizations (that) are assisting schools, lifting families out of poverty, filling health care gaps and inspiring others to lead change in their own communities.”
The three-year, $7.5 million grant for the Silicon Valley Community Foundation is earmarked for a local program in California called “The Big Lift Social Innovation Fund.”
The new program, according to the foundation, “seeks to address the troubling reality that in San Mateo County, 42 percent of third graders are not reading at grade level.” I can’t help that it may have something to do with Common Core and the dumbing down of America program.
The foundation said the figure “rises to a shocking 60 percent of Latino, African-American and Pacific Islander third graders. Education experts agree that third-grade reading proficiency is one of the best predictors of academic achievement in subsequent years. If a child is behind in reading by the end of the third grade, it is likely that he/she will never catch up.”
SVCF notes that it may qualify for an extra $9 million for a fourth and fifth year, assuming Congress finds the program successful.
“Along with our lead partners, the County of San Mateo and the San Mateo County Office of Education, we at SVCF are proud of the trust the federal government has placed in us to put the county’s children on the road to success,” said Erica Wood, chief community impact officer for the foundation.
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which typically gives grants to nonprofit organizations working in the fields of health, education and the environment, also funds controversial causes.
And even though it is performing work for the government, the foundation is far from ideologically neutral.
‘Building community’ through Media Matters
Media Matters founder David Brock
The declared purpose of the nine grants was for “building community,” according to SVCF’s IRS filings.
It is unclear which community the Silicon Valley Community Foundation is hoping its grants to the divisive Media Matters group will help to build.
Media Matters, according to critics, is about tearing down conservatives, not about “building community.” The self-described media watchdog ferrets out what it calls “conservative misinformation.” In the process, it savagely defends figures on the political left such as Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber and former top IRS official Lois Lerner, who led the division responsible for obstructing the applications for non-profit tax status of conservative groups.
Media Matters even has its critics on the left.
The New York Times describes Media Matters as a “highly partisan research organization” in a Nov. 1, 2008, article.
David Folkenflik of National Public Radio says Media Matters is staffed by hairsplitters.
“They’re looking at every dangling participle, every dependent clause, every semicolon, every quotation to see if there’s some way it unfairly frames a cause, a party, a candidates that they may have some feelings for.”
Republican polling expert Frank Luntz calls Media Matters “one of the most destructive organizations associated with American politics today.
“They are vicious, and they only understand one thing: attack, attack, attack.”
Other left-wing organizations funded by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation include: Tides Center and Tides Foundation ($2,546,888 since 2005), Planned Parenthood and affiliates ($2,007,950 since 2005), (Jimmy) Carter Center ($1,346,500 since 2007), Center for American Progress ($1,696,000 since 2007), Center for Responsible Lending ($275,000 since 2009), ACLU ($204,075 since 2005), Center for Constitutional Rights ($106,500 since 2007), People for the American Way Foundation ($90,000 since 2010), Clinton Global Initiative ($59,000 since 2011), New Organizing Institute ($20,000 in 2012), National Immigration Forum ($15,000 in 2012) and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence ($6,950 in 2012). An anti-American, anti-Constitutional organization.
Federal bureaucrats get to decide which groups and proposals are funded by the Social Innovation Fund. SIF creates a kind of artificial civil society, one designed from above by elites. It focuses on three areas that are hard to define with precision: “economic opportunity, youth development, and healthy futures.”
In practice, it means that bureaucrats and grant recipients propose more government spending and bigger government as solutions to all problems.
It also means SIF uses taxpayer money to help groups hostile to the interests of taxpayers. Even worse, many of these groups want to remake society along radical left-wing socialist’s lines.
The Corporation for National and Community Service and its Social Innovation Fund Is playing a role in President Obama’s recent proposal to allow students of any age to receive two years of free instruction at a community college.
Students would qualify provided that they maintain an average of at least “C+” and go to school at least half of the time and are making “steady progress” toward an associate’s degree.
“What I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody who’s willing to work for it,” Obama said in a video posted Jan. 8 by the White House. “It’s something we can accomplish, and it’s something that will train our workforce so that we can compete with anybody in the world.”
Obama’s proposal has been dubbed “America’s College Promise.” It is unclear how the program would be paid for, of course your money. There’s no free lunch my friend.
Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, said fiscal details will be included in the president’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal.
Munoz said Obama wants to make college “the norm in the same way high school is the norm now.” What he really means is that he wants to make sure the leftists socialistic indoctrination continues.
Munoz is a veteran radical left-wing community organizer (code for Communist). Before working in the Obama White House, she was senior vice president for the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation at the National Council of La Raza, America’s largest Latino racial grievance organization pushing to turn America into Mexico.
The federal government has been funding radical left-wing activist groups since the War on Poverty got underway in the 1960s. As reported in “Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers,” the massive Johnson initiative gave taxpayers’ money to community groups so they could “agitate against the status quo.”
In a sense, according to its critics, America declared war on itself and funded leftist groups to do the fighting.
The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the EOA, “provided for job training, adult education, and loans to small businesses to attack the roots of unemployment and poverty,” according to one historical source.
EOA-created programs still exist, including VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America), now known as AmeriCorps VISTA, Job Corps and Head Start.
The EOA introduced a doctrine known as “maximum feasible participation.”
The idea was that the government-funded groups spawned by the law were supposed to try to involve the poor in activism aimed at changing the capitalistic society of America to the socialistic society of the future.
The idea had “revolutionary implications because it involved a redistribution of power and wealth,” according to the famed sociologist Lillian B. Rubin. “The idea of ‘maximum feasible participation’ has captured the imagination of the urban poor, with the force of an idea whose time has come; it will not die,” Rubin predicted in 1969.
In everyday practice, “maximum feasible participation” meant encouraging more people to receive government benefits such as welfare, said the late conservative political activist Howard Phillips, who during the Nixon administration headed the Office of Economic Opportunity, a now-defunct office created by the EOA.
“The way to fight poverty in their view was to expand government subsidies to elements of the population,” he said in a 2010 interview.
Government spending programs gave money to local groups as political patronage.
“What OEO did was fund some 10,000 organizations employing several hundred thousand people who worked to radically transform the policies of the United States without reference to either elections or congressional action,” Phillips said.
This, in turn, stimulated demand for more government spending as taxpayer dollars became a kind of ever-increasing subsidy for big-government activism.
Not surprisingly, Obama is committed to making the CNCS and the Social Innovation Fund ever larger than ever.
Obamas destabilization and subvention of America and why…
Watch a video of Author Matthew Vadum on ‘Manufactured’ Leftist Anarchy in Ferguson - March 12 2015
Watch a video of Author Matthew Vadum on ‘Manufactured’ Leftist Anarchy in Ferguson - March 12 2015
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