Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WISDOM, ACORN...Structures and Off-Course Catholics

If you go to the home page of "WISDOM", you find all kinds of names.

Cush, Job, Esther, Micah, Joshua, Jonah, Amos, Ric, and Sophia.

And you find that "Wisdom" was organized:

...To expand the power base of each affiliate organization through creation of a regional faith-based organization

...To engage member organization in regional expansion goals and regional issues campaigns, such as education funding equity, transportation funding equity, and urban? suburban funding equity

...To increase the capacity for grassroots leadership to bring among systemic change through ongoing training and fundraising

Blah, blah, blah.

"Wisdom" is an affiliate of Gamaliel, whose 'history' page begins thus:

This type of community organizing began in Chicago in 1938. Saul Alinsky created the "Back of the Yards Community Council".

So why did I mention ACORN in the title? Because, strangely enough, ACORN also uses multiple organizational names, incorporations, and entities to do its thing.

ACORN has a confusing structure and its network of who-knows-how-many taxpayer-funded tax-exempt nonprofit affiliates. As I've written ad nauseam, this is deliberate.

Just co-incidence, I'm sure.

The only remaining question: where's "Common Ground" in this mess? Well, they're not. At least, not 'on paper pixels.' But Common Ground is also IAF affiliated.

The common ground of both is Alinsky. Maybe more, certainly not less.

Curious that Catholic money is involved in the Alinsky "common ground" outfit, eh?


krshorewood said...

Now we all know you are nuts, and no pun intended regarding ACORN.

You are so delirious with rage and power that you are are flaying after any group you see which does anything positive in the inner city.

What the hell is wrong with you dad?

What's next? The Boy Scouts?

krshorewood said...

And BTW -- one of the biggest critics of ACORN based on the prostitution set-up is none other than Sen. David Vitter.

Savor the bogusness.