I was reading an article on “Green Energy” and the McKight Foundation, when a twinge went up my spine (no not like the MSNBC anchors up the leg)……This was an OMG twinge.
I happened to “fall into” a website that just made me go OMG……by clicking around in different links to John McKnight.
A little history of the John McKnight and Obama connection: Then the indoctrination plan at end of blog…….
John L. McKnight
For nearly three decades, John McKnight has conducted research on social service delivery systems, health policy, community organizations, neighborhood policy, and institutional racism. He currently directs research projects focused on asset-based neighborhood development and methods of community building by incorporating marginalized people.
In the early to mid-1980s, McKnight helped train Barack Obama in the agitation/infiltration tactics of Alinsky, whose Reveille for Radicals has been a blueprint for the revolutionary activism of “community organizers” since its 1946 publication, as has Alinsky’s 1972 book Rules for Radicals. From McKnight and other expositors of the Alinsky method, Obama today claims to have received the “best education I ever had, better than anything I got at Harvard Law School.”
In the late 1980s, Obama asked McKnight to write a letter of recommendation on his behalf to Harvard Law School, where Obama would ultimately be admitted in 1988. McKnight complied, but not before cautioning the young Obama not to “compromise” his principles.
Just prior to setting off for Harvard, Obama published an article titled, “After Alinsky: Community Organizing in Illinois,” wherein he praised McKnight and his organizing tactics.
John McKnight along with Kretzman have written several papers on community building.
The Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute. This institute grew out of a project that evaluated the interrelationships of local associations, enterprises, and nonprofit organizations in cities around the country, and the effect of large public and private system policies upon their functions. Theories based on nationwide data gathered from over 100 neighborhoods in 20 cities on the community development potential of local assets such as schools, churches and parks, were refined and published in the book Building Communities from the Inside Out.
McKnight part of the League……Obama connected to McKnight……
Asset-Based Community Development Institute
The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD), established in 1995 by the Community Development Program at Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research, is built upon three decades of community development research by John Kretzmann and John L. McKnight. The ABCD Institute spreads its findings on capacity-building community development in two ways: (1) through extensive and substantial interactions with community builders, and (2) by producing practical resources and tools for community builders to identify, nurture, and mobilize neighborhood assets.
Note here: Michelle Obama was on the board of ABCD
The ABCD Faculty Members:
Domestic Faculty Members: In 2007
- Paul Arntson, Evanston, IL
- Michael Bennett, Chicago, IL
- Terry Bergdall, Chicago, IL
- Irene Brown, Chicago, IL
- Rev. James Conn, Santa Monica, CA
- Tom Dewar, Baltimore, MD
- Jim Diers, Seattle WA
- Dan Duncan, Tucson, AZ
- John H. Fish, Chicago, IL
- Janis Foster Richardson, Hallettsville, TX
- Bob Francis, Bridgeport, CT
- Mike Green, Denver, CO
- Terry Grundy, Cincinnati, OH
- Lisa Hadden, Saginaw, MI
- Anne Hallett, Chicago, IL
- Terry L. Holley, Knoxville, TN
- Rev. Craig J. Lewis, Chicago, IL
- Diane Littlefield, Sacramento, CA
- Rev. Damon Lynch, Cincinnati, OH
- Bernie Mazyck, Charleston, NC
- Tom Mosgaller, Madison, WI
- Mary Nelson, Chicago, IL
Michelle Obama, Chicago, IL<<<<<<<<<<<<
- Deborah Puntenney, Evanston, IL
- Frank I. Sanchez, Roswell, NM
- Paul Schmitz, Milwaukee, WI
- Geralyn Sheehan, Northfield, MN
- Judith Snow, Ontario, Canada
- Luther Snow, Decorah, IA
- Richard Townsell, Chicago, IL
- Byron P. White, Chicago, IL
- Dianne Williams, Little Rock, AR
The next phase of the project involved a study of the uses and outcomes of the book’s model capacity inventory in neighborhoods across the United States. The workbook Guide to Capacity Inventories: Mobilizing the Community Skills of Local Residents (1997) documents the results of this investigation.
McKnight’s research team has also produced 10 additional guides to community building:
A Guide to Evaluating Asset-Based Community Development: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities (1997)
John McKnight – My Student – Barack Obama
NOW THE INDOCTRINATION PLAN FOR SCHOOLS/CHILDREN:
Go to this website and just browse around……..
See how much good is going around. 1 point = $1 of value returned to the community which adds up to great news for cities and towns around the nation.
Lesson plan for PHILANTHROPY grades K-2:
The learners will use their time, talent, and treasure for the common good by transplanting trees in a common area. (K-2)
Learners will use their time and talent to pot and care for young trees. They will identify the needs of the trees. They will discuss possible common areas to plant the trees. (K-2)
After studying the process of composting, learners will recycle paper from their school to be taken to a compost pile in a local nursery. A return visit to the nursery will show students how their paper has become part of the compost … (K-2)
The purpose of this lesson is to practice philanthropic acts at home. (K-2)
Students read an African version of the Cinderella story so that they can compare versions and increase their sense of story. (K-2)
The students will develop a list of ABCs related to giving and work cooperatively to create alphabet letters with their bodies. (K-2)