Is this the next Common Core?

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Think Common Core is bad – wait until you hear about Imagining America, a national consortium of 90 campuses that Glenn believes could be America’s next progressive propaganda machine.

Imagining America was created through the White House Millennium Council, which was initiated under Bill Clinton in 1998 through an executive order. Their membership includes over 90 universities, including Columbia, NYU, Brown, University of Chicago, University of Washington, and UC Santa Barbara—all of whom receive grants from the Tides Foundation.

Using publicly available video, Glenn showed what some of the people involved want to do with the program. They discussed changing the face of government by getting radicals to run for office and involved with changing policy. They discussed redistribution of wealth, inequality, and oppression.

Many of their members have ties to George Soros. Pam Korza, for example, an advisory board member, is actually the co-director of the Soros funded Animating Democracy. Other members have written progressive texts and have ties to a wide range of connections including government organizations, universities, corporations, and more.

Imagining America openly admits to collaborating with “a whole domain of robust organizations with which higher education-based scholars and artists [can] collaborate” –meaning the Tides supported universities, and also what they call “non-academic cultural” organizations such as the Animating Democracy Initiative founded in 1996, The Community Arts Network founded in 1999, and the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience founded in 1999 – all of whom receive funds from George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

The organization is also closely tied to the new United States Department of Arts and Culture, a group that Glenn claims is the new Progressive propaganda arm. It’s not a real government organization, but it sure seems to want to act like one. The group seeks to use the arts to promote “cultural equity” and a “democratic media”. Glenn said that they also want to re-create and rewrite our history using “observation, improvisation, innovation, resourcefulness, and creativity.”

There were several alarming pieces of information that Glenn and his team were able to find out about Imagining America, but perhaps the most concerning things were there efforts to rewrite and shape history. At their 2013 Conference, the group hosted a panel called “Claiming the Past, Creating the Future” that sought to “step into history and actively participate in documenting the past from the vantage point of the present to articulate a socially just future”.

While this group has become as pervasive as Common Core, Glenn said people need to be aware of what is happening early before they have a chance to grow their influence and rewrite history through indoctrination.

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  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Wonderful and simple plan:

    Get everyone sick of the left and right, and bring both parties down. In the process, establish a new form of progressive-communist party (exactly as Van Jones declared two years ago and affirmed today on local radio) and present it as the ‘logical alternative’ to the ‘old way.’

  • Shelly

    You know who else has a department of arts and culture? The Czech Republic, where my Grandfather still lives. After Grandma died he wanted to give us some of his art work. Now, he is not famous. In fact you will have to really search to find his name anywhere in Czech history. He was one of many artists who helped to restore things the communists painted over during the Iron Curtain era, that’s his only national credit. But, his paintings are more than 50 years old so the department of arts and culture wants 1,000 euro a painting to allow us to take them from the country. Yep, we need that here…

  • laura

    “They discussed changing the face of government by getting radicals to run for office and involved with changing policy”

    Simple Solution: off their heads, then they won’t be able to run for office.
    and by the way these radicals are not the only one’s who are artists, anything they do; easily refuted.

  • Anonymous

    People, you have to think about and watch what is going on around you. The feebs in the cheap seats in Cuyahoga County, Ohio (Cleveland and suburbs) voted themselves a sales tax increase which supports “the arts.” Yeah, sure, it helps keep The Cleveland Orchestra alive in a sucky national economy and a local one which has been abandoned by Big Corporate America and Big Personal Money. But at what cost? At the cost of untold numbers of Dollars taken from the people who can least afford to spend them and who can least afford to commute to neighboring (and less stoopid) neighboring counties where the piggyback sales tax rates are much lower. The Good Lord loves all His children. The Progressives love the stoopid ones.

  • Anonymous

    We’re still 11 years away from having Van Jones as president. Obama has to finish his term, then we gotta’ have Hillary.

    I’m just saying you don’t have to start bashing Van Jones yet. You’re getting way ahead of yourself.

  • Draxx

    No we need to openly bash Van Jones The Communist Today, so that in 11 years people are Fully Aware Of What His Intentions On Ruining This Country Are…!!!

  • Draxx

    This should not be called Common Core but instead…
    Common Corruption!

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Actually call it for the proper name: Communist C***.

    The blasted thing is Draxx, I can make a convincing case to the outcome of this, and have begun to wargame the matter out with some friends.

    In as early as three years, in time for 2016, we could see this taking hold and gaining traction to a new ‘alternative system’ of the old two-party system.

    The Progressives and Communists will sell it as a solution better than the old ways, and make it into ‘bread and circuses.’

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    For the record I’m not exactly ‘bashing’ Van Jones. He has made his intentions quite well known, is allied with Soros, and is blasted dangerous across the board.

    Never underestimate him.

  • Bonnie Somer

    great so use their so called logic start now make people c what and who he is i hope by then obama and his czars and hillary and hers are out of any possible office they can hold it is past time that Americans do what we are supposed to do and that is WATCH THE GOVT AND MAKE THEM DO WHAT WE WANT

  • Anonymous

    yikes! who the hell wants democracy and equality? much less creativity? just let me have my guns, football and bbq and you can have the rest! maybe i should click on some car insurance scams, er… i mean ads, up there too while i’m at it….. pick up some free money and some testosterone as well….

    /sarcasm

  • Anonymous

    we have always been at war with eastasia!!!

  • Anonymous

    we ave always been at war with eurasia!!!

  • HonorWarrior

    I’m not sure I ever really thought the last Common Core was anything more than a reason for a certain chubbo to have a hissy fit

  • gpowell

    This is so speculative and so weak on specifics, it’s a wonder anyone is commenting on it. Wake up, people. The right proffers as much propaganda as the left.

  • mary carnley

    Where r u on xmradio. They have took the whole channal off. U, coast to coast,groundzero. What happened.???

  • Dennis Hibbard

    Dear Glenn

    Mystery of Evil on the Rise II Thessalonians 2:
    King James Version (KJV)
    2 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
    2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
    3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    Only Hope is The Plan Eternal
    Acts 15:14-17
    King James Version (KJV)
    14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
    15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
    16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
    17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

    Best made plans of mankind seem to end in the Dirt because of Evil or a Museum!

    Saints coming Rewards
    Hebrews 6:10
    For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michele-Yerdon-Syvertsen/1470581758 may12553

    This is a republic, not a democracy.

  • Robert

    Need to get more Meda reporting on this , I know of some who just go along with this just so they can be in a big name school, and they can see the truth in the real world.

  • Donna Bailey

    I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS RELATED TO CORE, BUT MY 13 YEAR OLD GRAND-DAUGHTER TOLD HER GRANDFATHER SHE DIDN’T KNOW WHO ABRAMHAN LINCOLN WAS, HER FATHER IS IN THE SERVICE SO THEY HAVE MOVED QUITE A BIT.SO HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WAS TAUGHT OR WHERE

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    History is important to get right. You have people on both sides of the isle rewriting history for their political agendas. The birthers that rewrite the constitution because they don’t anyone with the last name Cruz as President, moon landing deniers, and the 9/11 truthers are all cut from the same cloth so is the left winged professors who claim Jesus was a Marxist, Bush is to blame for everything and think all the founders where atheist. Both sides are cut from the same cloth both not interested in the truth and their for both are enemies of mine for without truth of history how are we to learn from our past.

  • http://safelibraries.blogspot.com/ SafeLibraries

    Massive Censorship as Common Core Kills the Mockingbird; Expect Silence from the American Library Association
    http://safelibraries.blogspot.com/2013/10/CommonCore.html

  • greywolfrs

    You are a moron.

  • Lorraine E

    Have you ever seen “Eye of Vichy”? I highly recommend it. It is film footage and newsreels about creating pro-Nazi propaganda to turn the tide of public emotion in Vichy France against the Allied Forces ad the Jews.
    It happened in WWII and is happening again.

  • madman

    It is an attempt by a Nazxi collaboratoir to destroy this country.

  • Anonymous

    I am all for exposing the radical libs republicans must campaign on this issue

  • Anonymous

    I argued non stop with my “art” teacher about all the ugly art she tried to tell us was “art”…She said that anything an artist makes is art… I said, I make a poopy every morning – that doesn’t make it art! (We were discussing the Elephant poop Virgin Mary)… told her that I hated this crap and that it was nothing but communist garbage designed to belittle beautiful things and praising ugly things – which is part of the Communist Manifesto!

  • Anonymous

    I will “bash” any commie. I just had a great time last night bashing Seattle Commies all night! I called them useful idiots and dumb azzes to their face!

  • Anonymous

    Don’t confuse libtards with facts. They get really butt hurt.

  • Anonymous

    If your grad daughter doesn’t know American history – that is YOUR fault!!! I make sure my nieces and nephews know… and because of that, they are getting straight A’s in school.

  • Anonymous

    Really?
    I got laid last night.

  • JMB

    If you can get x number to Washing, DC you should be able to get 1000 blogs. Some coordination and the information stream would be flowing.

  • JMB

    Thursday’s prime presentation could be edited and recorded to CD and in the mail to
    several thousand by noon today at $5 or $6 each. Do not leave your members empty handed. Once the chalkboard is erased the impact has been made and information shared, but the chalkboard is blank.

  • Anonymous

    There is an excellent article called The Frankfurt school Conspiracy to corrupt that exposes this nicely. http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/oldsite/article.asp?ID=13488

  • Kay

    “Say you have a dollar. How do we distribute that?” Thieves, all of them. Just common thieves.

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t it just put Hillery’s panties in a knot for Van Jones to one up her at the last minute and take the nomination away from her in 2016? Hell,,,I just might switch sides just to vote in their primary. ROFLMAO

  • Anonymous

    So you gave her a plate full of your poopy and ask her to grade it? How did you make out on your grade?

  • Anonymous

    Well heck. I thought I had a new BFF until I got to the part about /sarcasm.

  • Anonymous

    Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what can my country do for me….CORE motto.

  • TheAccountant42

    Yay! More indoctrination! The stuff that made the history books in the first place! (sarcasm fully intended)

  • Snorri

    One can only look out for family and friends. Ghandi had the correct idea, withhold support where possible; let the government programs fail, refuse to cooperate, refuse to serve and apportion blame publicly, provide education enhancement and correction for your children, secrete firearms, ammunition and food for self-defense, and if probable necessary find a location off the grid. to which to retreat. Neither political party ca be trusted, believed or relied upon.

  • greywolfrs

    Your hand didn’t turn you down, again?

  • Anonymous

    Buy lots of guns. We’re gonna need them real soon.

  • Anonymous

    Who are we kidding?

    Sixty dollars, a half case of Pabst Blue Ribbon, and a few whispered assurances and I could have you.

  • greywolfrs

    Then you woke up with the pillow between your legs.

  • Anonymous

    People tend to overlook that George Soros has become fabulously wealthy not by seeking to better humanity but by assiduosly working to collapse the economies of whole countries, while selling their currrency short. He has done this over and over again mostly by seting up unsustainable socal programs that undermine the ability of the government to continue to function. But perhaps the leapard has changed his spots.

  • Guest

    “–meaning the Tides supported universities,”

    Except they don’t support universities. Another lie from Glenn Beck Incorporated:

    http://www.tides.org/fileadmin/user/990/990-Tides-Foundation-2010.pdf.pdf

    I can smell Beck’s BS across the Internet.

  • Ellen Butler

    Is there a list of the participating universities somewhere? I have a daughter who will soon be choosing a school, and I’d like to make sure she avoids them.

  • Donelle Aho

    This might be more of the ideas mentioned in the above dialouge

    http://commoncore.facinghistory.org/content/facing-history-common-core-resources