Iowa CCI has also received grants from the Unitarian Universalist Church’s Veatch Foundation. Grants from that charity were used to found the Minneapolis-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) in 1986. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, the ACORN-loving former community organizer, was previously president of the IATP. Ritchie orchestrated Al Franken’s theft of incumbent Republican Norm Coleman’s U.S. Senate seat in the 2008 election cycle.
Iowa CCI is part of a larger Alinsky-inspired organizing network called National People’s Action (NPA). NPA makes no bones about its desire to overthrow what remains of America’s free enterprise system.
As I report in my book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers, NPA executive director George Goehl says radicals shouldn’t let the financial crisis go to waste.
“The banking crisis is the next big thing,” Goehl said in 2010 at the left-wing Campaign for America’s Future conference. “The banking crisis is the way to build a big economic justice movement in this country,” Goehl said.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity as progressives to engage millions of Americans in a big conversation around serious economic restructuring, not around eking out some victories around the margins, not about making life a little less worse for people, but about big time transformative change.”
If you build a platform for revolution, the angry masses will do the rest, Goehl said.
“If we create a space for people to come out they want to come out,” he said. “People are ready to move to the streets, some because they’re angry, some because they want justice right now, and some because they’re tired of hearing about the Tea Party coming out.”
Like ACORN, Iowa CCI blackmails lenders using the financial affirmative action law known as the Community Reinvestment Act. The organization brags about being the first group to use the law to “negotiate family farm loan agreements with banks.”
NPA worked with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation, and ACORN’s new front groups across America in an economic terrorism campaign aimed at the financial services sector.
You might remember the joint actions conducted by NPA and SEIU. The two organizations have used angry mobs to invade banks and terrorize bank executives, such as Bank of America’s Greg Baer, in their homes.
That’s what the modern American version of the storm trooper, the community organizer, does.
And that’s what the community organizers of Iowa CCI will continue to do.
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