Sunday, June 13, 2010

ACORN is just a victim - Revising history

Watch the news on ACORN - Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Don't forget that ACORN was caught red-handed on video condoning and offering to assist in the sex trafficking of underage girls multiple times at different field offices. In the remnants of ACORN they are planning to try to overcome history with a white washed version: ACORN as pure, innocent victim. Reports Matthew Vadim at BigJornalism
ACORN’s radical allies are now attempting to rewrite history to cast the organized crime syndicate as victim instead of as the prolific victimizer that it has been ever since it was created in 1970. ACORN online campaign director Nathan Henderson-James served notice in February that a propaganda effort was about to begin. “[T]here will be a fight over the narrative of ACORN’s demise,” he wrote to members of Townhouse, a discussion forum run by Matt Stoller, senior policy adviser to Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.). The other side wants “a narrative about the corruption of popular organizations and how they are simply vehicles for the personal enrichment and power fantasies of their top staff members while pushing public policies that destroy middle America.” Such a narrative must be fought, Henderson-James argued, because it “gives people pushing a pro-corporate agenda a way to tar progressives and even non-progressive Democrats running for office with the ACORN brush.” The effort was already underway when Henderson-James reached out to the leftist community. After ACORN’s national board expelled ACORN founder Wade Rathke for engineering an eight-year cover-up of a million dollar embezzlement, Rathke wrote a combination political memoir/manifesto called Citizen Wealth. More recently, Seeds of Change, an institutional hagiography of ACORN by true believer John Atlas was published. And now comes the “Cry Wolf” Project, a push to encourage academics to help spread more lies about the corrupt group. Heading the push is Peter Dreier, a politics professor and director of the urban and environmental policy program at Occidental College, alma mater of America’s Community Organizer-in-Chief.
For some real, detailed history - History Commons.

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