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San Diego students watch gay porn, masturbate in class

This is what public government schools have devolved into.
As a class exercise, students in a 7th-grade class at Bell Middle School in Paradise Hills — a neighborhood in the southeastern area of the city of San Diego, California — watched porn videos, with some students openly masturbating.
Ashley McGlone reports for the San Diego Union-Tribune, June 15, 2012, that the incident, which took place in May, began as a “sexual orientation test” created by students in an English class.

Ed Johnson


According to written testimonials from 22 students in the all-boys class, the “test” had students wear gym shorts while watching “particular” (gay) porn videos on their cell phones. Whoever became aroused was labeled gay. Some boys masturbated openly in class, but the teacher Ed Johnson didn’t do anything, even when other students complained.
The incident led to the suspension of nine students.
Patti Boman, of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is more concerned about gay bullying than by the fact that students watched porn videos and openly masturbated in class. Boman said news of the test is disturbing: “I was thinking we were getting better and that’s why we go out and speak in schools. This is news to me and this gives me chills. It is terrible. They use that to attack and intimidate [gays].”

San Diego Unified School District officials did not respond to the Union-Tribune‘s requests for comment and have declined to discuss what went on in the school.

“I am very disappointed,” said San Diego County Office of Education board member John Witt, who represents the area. “I am very distressed about it and I wish there was something I can do about it,” he said, noting he does not have jurisdiction in the city schools.

As for teacher Ed Johnson, school district officials said he remained employed and had no change in his schedule. He is not on a list of 1,534 teachers being laid off because of budget cuts. Johnson has not responded to requests for comment.

District officials declined to say whether any personnel action was pending, but union representative William Daniel is trying to rally support for Johnson. “We wish to support him as his friends,” said Daniel, a special education teacher. “This is not a union action.”

H/t California Political News & Views

Here’s contact info for Bell Middle School:

Principal Michael Dodson


Address: 620 Briarwood Road, San Diego, Ca 92139
Ph: (619) 479-7111
Fax: (619) 470-6054
Principal: Michael Johnson (email: mdodson@sandi.net)
~Eowyn

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Only 1/3 of Wisconsin 8th-Graders Read at Grade Level

The ability to read proficiently is a fundamental skill that affects not just how well students do in school, but also their future wellbeing as adults. 
Students who read proficiently are more likely to perform well in other subjects, such as math and science, whereas those who struggle with reading are much less likely to be academically engaged and therefore do poorly in school. Reading achievement also predicts the likelihood of graduating from high school and attending college. Adults with poor literacy skills find it difficult to function in society because many basic decision-making skills require reading proficiency. Strong reading skills also protect against unemployment in early adulthood. People who are not able to fill out an application because of limited reading or writing skills are likely to have difficulty finding a job or accessing social services. Research shows that performance on adult literacy tests helps explain differences in wages. Adults with limited reading abilities also are likely to have children with limited reading abilities. [Source]
The term “reading proficiency” refers to performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading Assessments. The scores for reading proficiency range from 0 to 500 (with a standard deviation of 100)  and are divided into 3 achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. 
Wisconsin’s public school teachers are among the thousands demonstrating in Wisconsin’s state capital against Governor Scott Walker’s plan to rein in public employee unions’ runaway health costs and other benefits. The teachers not only cancelled classes, they corraled their students to join the demonstrations.
But a report  by the NAEP reveals that although Wisconsin’s spending on public schools had more than doubled in the past 10 years, that has not resulted in even one iota of improvement in the students’ reading skills. Worse still, some two-thirds of the state’s 8th graders read below “proficiency” level!
Only in America’s public sector are employees’ pay detached from their performance. If America’s public schools were a privately-owned business, it would have gone bankrupt years ago.
~Eowyn

Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can’t Read Proficiently—Despite Highest Per Pupil Spending in Midwest
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
By Terence P. Jeffrey

(CNSNews.com) – Two-thirds of the eighth graders in Wisconsin public schools cannot read proficiently according to the U.S. Department of Education, despite the fact that Wisconsin spends more per pupil in its public schools than any other state in the Midwest.
In the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests administered by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009—the latest year availableonly 32 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned a “proficient” rating while another 2 percent earned an “advanced” rating. The other 66 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned ratings below “proficient,” including 44 percent who earned a rating of “basic” and 22 percent who earned a rating of “below basic.”
The test also showed that the reading abilities of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders had not improved at all between 1998 and 2009 despite a significant inflation-adjusted increase in the amount of money Wisconsin public schools spent per pupil each year.
In 1998, according to the U.S. Department of Education, Wisconsin public school eighth graders scored an average of 266 out of 500 on the NAEP reading test. In 2009, Wisconsin public school eighth graders once again scored an average of 266 out of 500 on the NAEP reading test.  Meanwhile, Wisconsin public schools increased their per pupil expenditures from $4,956 per pupil in 1998 to 10,791 per pupil in 2008. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator the $4,956 Wisconsin spent per pupil in 1998 dollars equaled $6,546 in 2008 dollars. That means that from 1998 to 2008, Wisconsin public schools increased their per pupil spending by $4,245 in real terms yet did not add a single point to the reading scores of their eighth graders and still could lift only one-third of their eighth graders to at least a “proficient” level in reading.
The $10,791 that Wisconsin spent per pupil in its public elementary and secondary schools in fiscal year 2008 was more than any other state in the Midwest.
Neighboring Illinois spent $10,353 per student in 2008, Minnesota spent $10,048 per student; Iowa spent $9,520 per student.  Among Midwest states, Nebraska was second to Wisconsin in per pupil spending in its public schools, spending $10,565 per student.
Of these nearby states, only Minnesota did slightly better teaching reading to its public school students. In 2009, 39 percent of eighth graders in Minnesota public schools earned a rating of “proficient” or better in reading, and the average eighth grade reading score in the state was 270 out of 500.
In Illinois, only 32 percent of eighth graders earned a rating of “proficient” or better in reading, and the average eighth grade reading score was 265 out of 500. In Iowa, only 32 percent of eighth graders earned a rating of “proficient” or better in reading, and the average reading score was 265 out of 500. In Nebraska, only 35 percent of eighth graders earned a rating of “proficient” or better in their public schools, and the average reading score was 267 out of 500.
Nationwide, only 30 percent of public school eighth graders earned a rating of “proficient” or better in reading, and the average reading score on the NAEP test was 262 out of 500.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress explains its student rating system as follows: “Basic denotes partial mastery of prerequisite knowledge and skills that are fundamental for proficient work at each grade. Proficient represents solid academic performance. Students reaching this level have demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter. Advanced represents superior performance.”
In other words, despite the $10,791 that taxpayers were paying to educate students in Wisconsin public schools, two-thirds of eighth graders in those schools showed at best only a “partial mastery of prerequisite knowledge and skills that are fundamental for proficient work” at that grade level.
In fiscal 2008, the federal government provided $669.6 million in subsidies to the public schools in Wisconsin.
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For more on how the National Assessment of Education Progress measures and evaluates students’ reading, go HERE.
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58 Reasons to Vote on November 2


Here's the Number One reason to vote on Nov. 2!



OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S RECORD FROM THE OUTRAGEOUS TO THE ABSURD

  1. $26.2 Trillion: Projected Federal Debt in 2020 due to Obama’s binge spending. (OMB, 7/23/10)
  2. $13.6 Trillion: Current National Debt. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 10/19/10)
  3. $8.5 Trillion: Cumulative Deficits caused by Obama’s proposed budget, FY 2011-2020. (OMB, 7/23/10)
  4. $3.9 Trillion: Total cost of the Democrats’ Tax Hike to taxpayers. (Joint Committee On Taxation, 8/6/10)
  5. $3.0 Trillion: Amount added to the National Debt since Obama took office. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 10/19/10)
  6. $2.5 Trillion:  True cost of ObamaCare once fully implemented. (Sen. Max Baucus, Floor Remarks, 12/2/09)
  7. $1.42 Trillion: Federal Budget Deficit for FY2009 – highest in U.S. history. (Congressional Budget Office, 10/7/10)
  8. $1.29 Trillion: Federal Budget Deficit for FY2010 – second highest in U.S. history. (Congressional Budget Office, 10/7/10)
  9. $868.4 Billion: American Debt held by China. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 10/19/10)
  10. $831 Billion:  Net interest payment on our National Debt in 2020 due to Obama’s budget. (OMB, 7/23/10)
  11. $814 Billion: Price tag of Obama’s failed Stimulus. (Bloomberg, 8/20/10)
  12. $575 Billion: Amount of Medicare cuts in ObamaCare. (CMS Chief Actuary Richard S. Foster, Memo, 4/22/10)
  13. $569.2 Billion:  Amount of taxes in ObamaCare. (Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 3/18/10)
  14. $10 Billion: The cost of the Teachers Union bailout. (The Washington Post, 10/8/10)
  15. $54 Million: Amount of Stimulus funds spent on a Napa Valley wine train. (ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” 2/2/10)
  16. 41.8 Million: Number of Americans receiving Food Stamps. (Bloomberg, 10/5/10)
  17. 40 Million: Number of businesses that will be burdened by the onerous IRS 1099 requirement. (The Washington Post, 8/29/10)
  18. $18 Million: Cost of the Stimulus website Recovery.org. (ABC News’ The Note“ Blog, 7/8/09)
  19. 14.8 Million: Unemployed Americans. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10/8/10)
  20. 9.5 Million: Americans working part-time for economic reasons. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10/8/10)
  21. 6.1 Million: Americans unemployed for longer than 27 weeks. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10/8/10)
  22. 5.4 Million: Number of properties receiving foreclosure filings since Obama took office. (RealtyTrac, Accessed 10/19/10)
  23. 3.8 Million: Increase in the number of people who were in poverty in 2009 over 2008. (NPR, 9/16/10)
  24. 2.6 Million: Jobs lost since Stimulus was passed. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10/8/10)
  25. 2.3 Million: Private sector jobs lost since Stimulus was passed. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10/8/10)
  26. 1.2 Million: Americans who have given up looking for work. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10/8/10)
  27. 964,900: Number of jobs that could be lost per year under Cap Crap ‘n Trade. (Tax Foundation, 3/09)
  28. 89,000: Number of Stimulus checks sent to dead and incarcerated people. (The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire” Blog, 10/7/10)
  29. $43,000: Your share of the National Debt. (“The Daily History Of The Debt Results,” TreasuryDirect, Accessed 10/19/10; U.S. Census Bureau, www.census.gov, Accessed 10/19/10)
  30. 23,000: Number of jobs Obama knew his drilling moratorium could kill. (The Wall Street Journal, 8/21/10)
  31. 22,000: Number of seniors In MA, NH And ME who will lose their Medicare Advantage Plans as a result of ObamaCare. (The Boston Globe, 9/28/10)
  32. $1,761: Cost To American families per year as a result of Cap ‘n Trade. (CBS News’ “Taking Liberties” Blog, 9/16/09)
  33. $1,540: The amount of the tax hike the average Middle Class family will see as a result of the Dems’ tax hike. (Tax Foundation, 8/1/10)
  34. 1099: The IRS Form every business will have to file after doing $600 worth of business with a vendor. (CNNMoney.com, 5/5/10)
  35. 100: Percent Of GDP that our National Debt will rise to in 2012. (Office Of Management And Budget, 7/23/10)
  36. 83: Number of fundraisers Obama has attended as pf 10/12/10. (CBS News’ Mark Knoller’s Twitter Feed, Accessed 10/19/10; CBS News, 8/16/10)
  37. 80: Percent of small businesses that could be forced to change health care plans as a result of ObamaCare. (The Washington Post, 6/15/10)
  38. 79: Percent of Stimulus funds for wind, solar and geothermal energy projects that went to Foreign firms. (Investigating Reporting Workshop/ABC’s World News Tonight/Watchdog Institute, 2/8/10)
  39. 68: Percent of Americans who think the Stimulus was a waste. (The Hill’s “Briefing Room” Blog, 10/5/10)
  40. 60: Percent of young voters who are “more cynical about politics” now than when Obama was elected. (The Huffington Post, 9/15/10)
  41. 58: Percent of Ohioans who say Obama’s frequent visits to the state make no difference in how they’ll vote. (The Hill, 10/19/10)
  42. 53: Rounds of golf played by Obama since taking office. (CBS News’ Mark Knoller’s Twitter Feed, Accessed 10/19/10; CBS News’ Mark Knoller’s Twitter Feed, Accessed 10/19/10 )
  43. 49: Visits to the White House by Andy Stern, former president of SEIU. (WhiteHouse.gov, Accessed 10/19/10)
  44. 37: Number of town halls Obama has done since taking office. (CBS News’ Mark Knoller’s Twitter Feed, Accessed 10/19/10)
  45. 33.3: Average number of weeks it takes an unemployed worker to find a job. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10/8/10)
  46. 30: Number of waivers granted to businesses so that the White House could avoid admitting ObamaCare was making people lose their health care plans. (USA Today, 10/7/10)
  47. 27: Percent increase in premiums by some insurers in Colorado as a result of ObamaCare. (The Denver Post, 9/20/10)
  48. 25: DVDs given to the UK’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown on his first visit. (The Daily Mail (UK), 3/9/10)
  49. 20: Straight months that food stamp participation has hit a record. (Bloomberg, 10/5/10)
  50. 17.1: Percent Of Americans either unemployed or working part-time for economic reasons. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10/8/1)
  51. 14: Straight months with unemployment above 9.5%. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 10/8/10)
  52. 9: Number of vacations taken by Obama. (CBS News, 8/19/10)
  53. 4: Out of 10 Likely Voters who once backed Obama but are less supportive or no longer support Obama.  (Bloomberg, 10/12/10)
  54. 2: Place in the line of succession that Joe Biden believes he is in (Hint: he’s #1). (CBS News’ Mark Knoller’s Twitter Feed, Accessed 10/19/10)
  55. 2: Visits to the White House by actor George Clooney. (E! Online, 10/12/10)
  56. 1: Number of White House investigations. (CBS News, 10/6/10)
  57. 1: Teacher Union bailout to motivate Teacher Unions for midterm elections. (The Washington Post, 10/8/10)
  58. 0: Other people Obama will have left to blame for his failures in 2012. (The American People, 11/6/12)

[Source]
H/t my friend Bob W.!
~Eowyn

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Socialism Sucks


Socialism Sucks
By Tom in NC
Columnist for Fellowship of the Minds
Any rational, intelligent person knows that Socialism Sucks. But do we know what Socialism Sucks?
 
Socialism Sucks the money right out of our pockets and into the grubby hands of socialist stooge politicians so they can distribute it to the dregs of our society.
 
Socialism Sucks the jobs right out from our economy so the victims can become dependent upon the government.
 
Socialism Sucks the entrepreneurship out of our citizens and reduces the will of the people to take a risk and start a small business.
 
Socialism Sucks the healthcare out of the hands of our physcians and into the incompetent hands of government stooges who then make life and death decisions based upon the socialist handbook written by those same incompetent government stooges.
 
Socialism Sucks our sovereign borders away so illegals, murderers, drug traffickers and terrorists can pour over our borders, attack our citizens, get free healthcare and education, and all the while not paying a cent in taxes.
 
Socialism Sucks much needed money from our military during a time of war, thereby putting the lives of our brave troops at risk, especially our pilots who are still flying a Bomber (B52) that is over 60 years old and some fighters that are over 30 years old. It sucks the morale right out of these Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.
 
Socialism Sucks the education out of our classrooms because the money for our kids is used to line the pockets of the NEA for their big fat pensions going to their big fat cats. What little money does actually make to the classroom is used to fund worthless diversity training and socialist indoctrination.
 
Socialism Sucks the integrity out of the Unions, who used to look out for and benefit their members, but now for the most part just launder money, pay off government officials and strong arm opponents and political enemies who are wise to their crooked enterprises.
 
Socialism Sucks the honesty out of our government and turns men and women into greedy corrupt ideologues who care nothing for the will of the people but cheat, lie and use their buddies in the unions to bully and attempt to intimidate their opponents.
 
This is what we are up against in this election. They have already begun with the dirty tricks and smears and it will only get dirtier as the election gets closer. We need to stay on message, expose these socialists, show the damage they have done and continue to do and show the American people our better plan to recover from almost two years of unbridled socialism that has failed us on every level.
Obama and the other socialists in our government have purposely brought us to brink of collapse. Come November 2nd, the tide will change and we will bounce out of office the Reids, the Graysons, the Boxers and the Feingolds along with the RINOs.
That sucking sound you will hear on November 3rd will be the last gasps of socialism in our beloved country.

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Teachers' Union Gets Waiver on Obamacare Rule

The more we know about the Obama administration and ObamaCare, the more rot and corruption we find.
You and I must comply with every one of ObamaCare’s byzantine rules and regulations — but not a teachers’ union that’s one of The Fraud’s biggest supporters. So much for everyone being equal before the law. ARRGH!
H/t my friend Bob W. and beloved fellow Tina.
~Eowyn

Teachers union gets a pass on ObamaCare rule

By Charles Hurt and Yoav Gonen – NY Post – October 8, 2010
The United Federation of Teachers — one of President Obama’s key political backers — is the biggest beneficiary of a White House sweetheart deal that will exempt certain outfits from complying with new health-care rules, officials revealed yesterday.

The quietly approved federal waivers for 30 companies, health insurers, unions and other groups across the country means the UFT doesn’t have to gradually phase out caps on annual health coverage like everyone else. The UFT was concerned that could have been a major financial hit on the union.
The one-year waiver, approved last month by the Department of Health and Human Services, covers all 351,000 members of the UFT’s welfare fund, which provides health care and other benefits.
The UFT has the largest pool of affected employees of the 30 organizations that received waivers. The second largest was CIGNA with 265,000 members.
Critics have questioned the need for the exemptions, who got them, and why. “Big labor spent millions of dollars pushing ObamaCare, which they made sure was stuffed full of union giveaways,” said Patrick Semmens, spokesman for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, which represents businesses. “So the fact that the largest waiver now belongs to New York teachers union bosses might be funny if the rest of America wasn’t stuck complying with the bill’s onerous mandates.”
While serving as president of the UFT and its parent group, the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten and her members endorsed Obama in 2008.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs dismissed questions about whether the waivers were approved as payback for past support. “I think that would be a charge that would be hard even for most to make,” Gibbs said. He also insisted that the exemptions — which also went to companies such as McDonald’s, Aetna, BCS Insurance Group, Denny’s and Jack in The Box — didn’t signal a flaw in ObamaCare regulations.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew said the waiver was simply a measure to buy the union time to see how its health-care costs would be affected this year.
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Teachers' Union Recommends Book Dedicated to Satan

Saul Alinsky (1909-1972), one of the gurus of the Left, was an American “community organizer” and writer most famous for his last book, Rules for Radicals, which tutored a fresh-out-of-Harvard-Law radical named Barack Hussein Obama in community organizing Marxist agitprop
Alinsky addressed his book at the 1960s generation of socialist-communist radicals. Simply put, Rules for Radicals is a socialist how-to manual on organizing for mass power. As Alinsky put it, the book is meant “for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be…for the Have-Nots on how to take it [power] away” from the Haves.
It gets worse.
Alinsky dedicated the book to Lucifer — the fallen angel who was the best and brightest of God’s angels, but who chose himself instead of God, and so became the sworn enemy of God and goodness. Lucifer is also known as Satan or the Devil. Here’s a screen shot of Alinsky’s dedication:

This book, Rules for Radicals, that was dedicated to Satan, is the very same book that the National Education Association (NEA) recommends to its members!
The NEA is a teachers’ union and the largest labor union in the United States at 3.2 million members. The NEA represents public school teachers and other support personnel; faculty and staffers at colleges and universities; retired educators; and college students preparing to become teachers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. (all the better to lobby Congress), the NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across America. It employs over 550 staff and had a budget of more than $307 million for the 2006–2007 fiscal year.
In other words, the NEA is enormously powerful, wielding power not only over politicians but, more importantly, over our children via how and what teachers teach. So you should be alarmed that on its website, the NEA is recommending socialist Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. Here’s what the NEA website says:

Recommended Reading: Saul Alinsky, the American Organizer
A Resource for Every Organizer and Everyone Contemplating Action in Their Community
NEA recommends the following Saul Alinsky books to those members of our Association who are involved in grassroots organizing, especially Association Representatives (ARs) — also known as building reps or shop stewards — and leaders at local affiliates…. Alinsky’s writings have been called the “mother’s milk of the left”….

Thanks to First Things, here’s a screen shot from the NEA website (Click to Enlarge):

(H/t Fellowship co-founder Steve)

To further convey to you the malignancy of Alinsky and Rules for Radicals, here’s what David Horowitz wrote in his August 16, 2009 essay, Alinsky, Beck, Satan, and Me:

For the Hillary-Soros generation of johnny-come-lately radicals and their ACORN footsoldiers, Alinksy is their Sun-Tzu and his book Rules for Radicals is the field manual for their struggle. I thought while I’m refreshing my acquaintance with this destructive fellow and re-reading his text, I would share my thoughts with you, serially over the next week.
For this first post, let’s just focus on the dedication of the book — to Satan:
“Lest we forget, an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical:” (Pause there for second. Now continue): “from all our legends, mythology, and history(and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”
So Alinsky begins by telling readers what a radical is. He is not a reformer of the system but its would-be destroyer. This is something that in my experience conservatives have a very hard time understanding. Conservatives are altogether too decent, too civilized to match up adequately, at least in the initital stages of the battle, with their adversaries. They are too prone to give them the benefit of the doubt. They assume that radicals can’t really want to destroy a society that is democratic and liberal and has brought wealth and prosperity to so many. Oh yes they can. That is in fact the essence of what it means to be a radical — to be willing to destroy the values, structures and institutions that sustain the society we live in. Marx himself famously cited Alinsky’s first rebel (using another of his names — Mephistopheles): “Everything that exists deserves to perish.”
This is why ACORN activists, for example, have such contempt for the election process, why they are so willing to commit election fraud. Because just as Lucifer didn’t believe in God’s kingdom, so the radicals who run ACORN don’t believe in the democratic system. To them it is itself a fraud — an instrument of the ruling class, or as Alinsky prefers to call it, of the Haves. If the electoral system doesn’t serve all of us, but is only an instrument of the Haves, then election fraud is justified because it is a means of creating a system that serves the Have-Nots — social justice. Until conservatives begin to understand exactly what drives radicals and how dishonest they are — dishonest in the their core — it is going to be very hard to defend the system that is under attack. For radicals the noble end — creating a new heaven on earth — justifies any means. And if one actually believed it was possible to create heaven on earth, would he not willingly destroy any system hitherto created by human beings?
The many names of Satan, by the way, are also a model for radicals who camouflage their agendas by alternatively calling themselves Communists, socialists, new leftists, liberals and most consistently progressives. My parents, who were card-carrying Communists, never referred to themselves as Communists but always as “progressives.” The Progressive Party was run by the Communist Party and split off from the Democrats in 1948 (because Harry Truman opposed Stalin), but rejoined the Democrats in the McGovern campaign of 1972 and with the ascension of Barack Obama has become the Democratic Party.
Alinsky’s tribute to Satan as the first radical, and as the model of radicals to come, should cause us to reflect on how Satan tempted Adam and Eve to destroy their paradise. If you rebel and violate the law that has been laid down for you, “You shall be as gods” the serpent told them. You think Rahm Emmanuel was listening?
Oh, and let’s not forget this — the kingdom that the first radical “won” was hell.

~Eowyn

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