Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Glenn Beck's "We Will Not Conform" Plan

Remember: Charter schools ARE public schools!!!

Glenn Beck's event last night was heavily promoted
Last night Glenn Beck divulged his plan of action. It is downloadable HERE: Do not be fooled into thinking this is a genuine grassroots action plan. This plan is being orchestrated by FreedomWorks (keep reading below). 

Beck's summary: How Can America Rid Itself of Common Core? Key Updates From Glenn Beck’s ‘We Will Not Conform’ Event
Glenn Beck on Tuesday presented “We Will Not Conform,” a unique production airing live in over 600 theaters across America. The show was described as an interactive “night of action” to fight Common Core, a controversial set of educational standards that some say will gravely impact the future of America’s children....

Glenn Beck offers a prefabricated solution to the Common Core "crisis" --  fake "Choice" and Charter Schools. His associate in this endeavor, Michelle Malkin, promotes the phony "Choice" we have been writing about on this blog:
"The first working group, “Research and Resources,” was led by author and political commentator Michelle Malkin,.."
What are the "specific actions" mentioned here, considering Barton is connected to the Religious Right?
"The third working group, “Politics,” was led by historian David Barton, and covered tactics and strategies for fighting Common Core at each level of government... Barton said there are “three specific actions” that must be done in “every single state,” and the first is “doing your own homework” on Common Core."
FreedomWorks is prominently mentioned:
"Third, FreedomWorks’ Matt Kibbe, who was part of the group, said people must “always, always, always show up.”

FreedomWorks promotes the phony "Choice" we have been writing about on this blog.  
"FreedomWorks originated from a conservative political group funded by David H. Koch called Citizens for a Sound Economy, which in 2004 split into Americans for Prosperity"....
Some of FreedomWorks' campaigns have been called "astroturfing", and some claim that they project a false impression of grassroots organizing. (Source) [emphasis added]
Here is more of the agenda. See this YouTube interview: FreedomWorks On Tap "Defeating Common Core" Ft Glenn Beck. 
Published on Apr 18, 2013
This week's FreedomWorks On Tap "Defeating Common Core" Featured Glenn Beck (Storyteller), Jackie Bodnar (FreedomWorks Director of Communications), Neal McCluskey (Associate Director of Cato's Center for Educational Freedom), & Whitney Neal (FreedomWorks Director of Grassroots Campaigns).
FreedomWorks promotes Charter Schools. The text of a letter sent to North Carolina activists earlier this year by Whitney Neal, Director of Greassroots at Freedom Works, that included this graphic below, stated:

Thanks to the hard work of patriots like you, the future of North Carolina’s children just got a little bit brighter.

On January 9th, 2014, the State Board of Education approved 26 new charter schools. These new schools will be up and running for the 2014-2015 school year!

Concerned parents and dedicated activists put pressure on the State Board of Education to make sure these charter schools were approved. Teacher unions fought back, but they were no match for grassroots citizens determined to create a better future for the next generation....

Congratulations North Carolina! You are leading the fight for children and parents to have a choice in education!
[emphasis added]

Finally, note that Liberty University Online was cited by Beck as a positive example.
"The fourth working group, “Alternatives,” delved into alternatives to Common Core, which included charter schools, online schooling, and homeschooling.... Led by Glenn Beck’s radio co-host Pat Gray, who started his own school, the group explored options for parents who do not want their children “sucked in” to the “swamp” of public education standards... Beck could not praise homeschooling or Liberty University Online highly enough,... [all emphases added]

This blog has been covering Glenn Beck's ties with leading Dominionists, e.g. HERE and HERE. Liberty University is listed among the Dominionists:
For the Christian right, it’s more a political strategy than a secret “plot” to “overthrow” the government, even as some evangelists describe it in terms of “overthrowing” the powers of darkness (i.e., Satan), and even some more radical, militia-minded groups do suggest such a revolution. In general, though, the Christian right has been very open about its strategy and has spent a lot of money on it: in the law, as just one example, there are now two ABA-accredited Christian law schools, at Regent (which absorbed the ORU law school) and Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University. There are a number of Christian law firms, like the Alliance Defense Fund, formed as a Christian counterweight to the ACLU. Yet outsiders don’t notice that this is all an expression of dominionism, until someone from that world, like Bachmann, hits the national stage."....."Last week CNN’s Jack Cafferty asked, “How much does it worry you if both Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry have ties to dominionism?” That worry crops up every election cycle. If people really understood dominionism, they’d worry about it between election cycles."
Please read the above article in its entirety to understand Theocracy, "Joel's Army," and the "appointed apostles." It is titled The Christian right’s “dominionist” strategy by Sarah Posner . It will provide an in-depth understanding of the Christian and Conservative Right connections to Dominionism, Reconstrctionism, and theocratic rule. See also the following site: