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Introducing Leftist Agitator Deepak Bhargava

October 6, 2009

On his TV show, Glenn Beck looked at the role that former ACORN official Deepak Bhargava is playing in influencing the Obama administration.

Bhargava is executive director of the radical left-wing community organizing group, the Center for Community Change (CCC). Founded in 1968, the group is dedicated to defending welfare entitlements and leftist anti-poverty programs.

CCC bases its training programs on techniques expounded by the famed radical organizer Saul Alinsky. Following Alinsky’s blueprint for establishing “grassroots” organizations to agitate for social change, the Center claims it has “nurtured thousands of local groups and leaders” across the United States.

Bhargava was shown giving a speech in December last year. He said that “big and bold solutions” were needed for America and that community organizers were going to be involved in “building a new economy for shared prosperity and expanding our democracy.”

Of course when radical leftists use the term democracy they don’t mean what regular Americans mean when they use the term. To the far left, it is a code word for socialism itself.

Bhargava also said that the socialist agenda is now moving forward by stealth.

The Center for Community Change is a member of the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition, which is led by Leslie Cagan, a longtime committed socialist who aligns her politics with those of Fidel Castro‘s Communist Cuba.

The Center is financially supported by such foundations as the Ahmanson Foundation, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Fannie Mae Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Public Welfare Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, and the Woods Fund of Chicago.

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12 Comments
  1. jbtrevor permalink
    October 6, 2009 5:49 am

    Maybe it’s time we start our own “community organizing centers”

    • Swemson permalink
      October 6, 2009 11:15 am

      Julie:

      You’re absolutely right….

      Plenty of the masses buy the free lunch promises of the left because that’s all they hear…. If we could have a national grass roots “Political Awareness” organization going door to door to make sure their neighbors understand the truth about the primary issues, we could swing millions of voters back in the right direction….

      It should look as non-partisan as possible… to help us get out foot in the door..

  2. USCharley permalink
    October 6, 2009 11:21 pm

    J.B. You are right, we have a group of loose nit organizations now. We need an umbrella organization as Acorn is too its hundreds of sub-groups. The model is there, all we have to do is duplicate it. I believe We are on that course now. As we know America has awakened, the sleeping giant is awake and He’s mad as Hell. We can’t give up, we have to stay vigilant, keep the fires of freedom burning. I believe we are on the right course and as the great RONALD REAGAN said we need to ” STAY THE COURSE “

  3. October 7, 2009 1:38 am

    Deepak Barghava apparently comes from Mysore, India. He obviously is a Brahmin or close to it, or he would not be in the U.S.A. Also, he has the appearance of being one. This makes it rather strange that he has furthered the so-called cause of the poor in distribution of wealth. Brahmins are noted for their devotion to being on top of the downridden millions of poor. Even a dog owned by the lower caste is not allowed to enter the areas inhabited by Brahmins. Now whether Mr. Barghava still follows this tradition is not known but it would be strange if he did not.

  4. keithstir permalink
    October 7, 2009 3:03 am

    Keep scratching the scab and soon an infection festers.

  5. Judy permalink
    October 7, 2009 8:19 am

    Julie and Swemson,
    I do not know the in’s and out’s of organizing this type of organization, but, someone out there does. Not only would it organize our voices but it would make grant funds available for us to spread our message. We could then expand to hundreds of shell organizations that would also get grant funds. At times I think that we are going to have to meet fire with fire in order to win this. Of course, our message would not include under-age prostitutes or brothels.The Progressives are literally awash in money adding power to their agenda. David S.,what do you think? I am willing to invest time and money to advance this. I just do not know where to start.

    • October 7, 2009 8:48 am

      There are a whole lot of conservative organizations already out there. There might already be one or several already doing what you think needs to be done. Further, the Right does have “community organizing” organizations. They’re called churches. 😉

      What specifically does the Right need to do that it isn’t already?

      • Swemson permalink
        October 7, 2009 12:50 pm

        David;

        This can’t be a church based effort, if for no other reason that somewhere between 15% to 25% of Americans won’t have anything to do with it if it is…

        This isn’t a battle of the righteous against the heathen… we’re not in the 7th century any longer…

        It’s battle of right vs wrong

        It’s battle of reason vs insanity

        It’s a battle of liberty vs tyranny

        Let’s keep our eye on the ball, and try to make our tent as all inclusive as possible…

        we need to muster every single bit of support we can…. and the fact is that a good many of the people who are philosophically on our side, are scared of the church…

      • Julie Trevor permalink
        October 7, 2009 5:24 pm

        Churches prosletyze and are somewhat helpful, but what Right leaning organization uses funds to help people find jobs, pay bills, & navigate life in a “conservative” self-reliant manner instead of always relying on government?

        Right leaning orgs provide a lot of information, education, etc and that is very important but getting someone a job or training someone in a skill using private industry + businesses is much better in my opinion than what Left leaning orgs do by signing people up for “programs”.

        • Swemson permalink
          October 7, 2009 6:07 pm

          My goal of the org would be simply to educate… to show the the BS lies of the left for what they really are..

          I don’t want to do it through the church for the sole reason that I believe that a decent % of democratic voters, vote that way because they’re put off by the religious right…

          The numbers may be smaller than I thing… but they’re there, & there’s no question about it…

          If we show the simple rational and logical reasons why the free market will always create FAR MORE prosperity than any other system, we’ll attract more people to the right path…

        • Kenneth Gareau permalink
          October 7, 2009 11:19 pm

          Julie I am aware of many churches that expend their contributions in an effort to pay for bills, move people to betterment in their education to acquire a new job etc.

          They do it without fanfare and in number more than the public is aware.

          As always the bad news gets out many times while the good news gets buried.

          • Julie Trevor permalink
            October 8, 2009 3:13 am

            Kenneth, Bravo to those churches. I too have encountered that trait however that is not the mission of “the church”; and from my experience not well organized.

            Also, the encounters I’ve had with church people is disappointment that so many people show up asking for help; not because they need help, but because the “government” isn’t doing more to help them.

            Unfortunately as taxes have increased, church donations of money & time have decreased dramatically.

            Julie

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