SCHOOLS GO NATIONAL. ANOTHER "ACADEMY" TO BRAINWASH UP-AND-COMING
PETER'S NEW YORK, July 26, 2007---An
unfortunate development has come to my attention. It seems that the
"Zombie School" phenomenon has reached the national level. Now what is
the "Zombie School" phenomenon? It is the school where mature people
are inculcated with what they must do and how they must behave in order
to be a part of the "establishment." You can spot them miles away. They
have the same smell, the same feel, they talk and walk the same.
LackeyLand. (That's a trade-mark! LackeyLand! Don't you try to copy it!
Nah, just kidding.)
Bills have been introduced to both the US House and Senate that would
establish a National Public
Service Academy. Seems innocuous enough.
To get down to specifics for a moment, I will quote from the newsletter
of Christopher Shays, the
US representative from Connecticut.
"Funded through a public-private partnership, the Public Service
Academy would serve to strengthen and protect the United States by
creating a corps of well-trained, highly-qualified civilian leaders
willing to devote themselves to leadership through patriotic public
For the unschooled, this really means nothing. Sounds like a good idea.
But for those of us who have seen, heard and watched the goings and
comings of the previous decade, the buzz words are as loud as 9-11.
First, let's take the phrase "public-private partnership." What this
really means is that private interests will get off on American
taxpayers by letting them foot the bill for what these private
interests want to put over on them. The private interests will put in a
little of their money, and the public will foot the rest of the bill,
so it's a real bonus for whatever the private side is promoting on the
backs of the hard-working middle class who they deem not good enough to
lick their shoes. This results in circumventing the purpose of
democracy, which is public discourse and informed decision making on
the part of the electorate. It's a way that private interests seek to
control public policy without being elected or allowing these policies
to be vetted in the public.
So now that that is taken care of, let's try to unravel what these
private interests, whoever they may be, want to put over on the
"the Public Service Academy...."
Academy....hmmmm...sounds familiar....something like the New York City Leadership Academy
(http://www.nycleadershipacademy.org/)...yes, I've heard of that..(Leadership
York City Public school Principals outed!).....The Leadership
Academy was supposed to be for New York City principals, training them
to replace sitting principals that had worked their way up the ladder.
You may be saying, well, Peter, so the names are similar, but really,
what's the big deal? So now I have to go into the deep details to show
you that it's not just a chance similarity of names. Names have a kind
of lineage, or precedent. And the people who are behind the Academy are
famous for crafting names that are similar sounding. Let me give you an
example. For quite a while, there was a proliferation of the word
"Partnership." It was another one of these buzz words like "Academy" is
becoming. There was, for
example, the "Poughkeepsie Partnership," a sort of alliance between the
public and the private sector that was to deal with certain municipal
issues. There were all kinds of "partnerships" around, usually
associated with cities, and many of them still exist. But the "mother
of all partnerships" was of course the "New York City Partnership."
Using "New York City" in its name made this organization sound like
some kind of official arm of New York City government. This
organization was founded by David
Rockefeller, or at least he was a founding chairman. You can
check all of this out yourselves by going to their website at http://www.nycp.org/, although I
notice that there's not much about the history of the organization on
In the 1990s, I happened to find myself working at The
Partnership for a short time. And, I happened to be there when The
Partnership was developing "Leadership training." You might think
that this was leadership training for the young and upcoming people,
but NOT; these were training sessions to be attended by CEOs,
presidents and vice presidents of the top companies in New York City. I
was of course aghast at the strangeness of it all; how these leaders
from major companies could be pummeled to falling in line and taking
part in these programs. My sense was that they were somehow being
groomed for entering public service.
I like to think of The New York City Partnership as David
Rockefeller's little mayor's office in New York City. The offices of
The Partnership were actually on the same floor as, and shared a lobby
with, the New York City Chamber
of Commerce. I thought this especially strange. One would think
that the New York Chamber of Commerce was a robust, independent
institution. But not so. It had somehow come under the effective
control of the Partnership.
Not to worry. The
Chamber of Commerce has since been completely swallowed by the
Partnership, and the new entity that was the result is called the Partnership for New York City.
The Chamber, an organization that was over 200 years old and had an
illustrious history, disappeared into thin air overnight.
You may think that I am going far afield, but please stay with me.
The Partnership pushed a number of issues. One was charter schools. Charter schools
were a big deal for the Partnership. In fact, one might say that the
impetus for charter schools in the New York City public school system
comes from the Partnership. Then they
created the New York City Leadership Academy, and supported, if they
did not initiate, the dissolution of school boards and the installation
of Bloomberg as "dictator for life" of the public schools system.
Oddly enough, even though the Leadership Academy's job is to train
school principals, it is a "public-private partnership." This means
that the curriculum is decided by the "private" part of the
public/private partnership. Why, I would ask as a citizen, are public
school teachers being trained by a private entity? Cannot the school
system have its own publically owned and controlled training facility?
And what do they teach in there? My guess
is population control techniques and a smattering of other stuff, such
as how to create a top-down organization of sycophants.
Now we come back to the new proposal for the Public Service Academy.
Now what will this Academy do?
It, according to the description in Mr. Shay's newsletter, "would serve
to strengthen and protect the United States..." Yes, we've had a lot of
that lately, like the invasion and occupation and demolition of Iraq,
called the "War in Iraq" for short. This comes from the philosophy of real politik,
a kind of cynical program of pragmatism in foreign policy that denies
basic human values and elevates greed as a virtue. Now the types of
decisions that led to the War in Iraq will undoubtedly be inculcated at
this wonderful "Public Service Academy." You will find that Dove/Hawk Hillary Clinton, also known in
some circles as Bush III, is a big supporter of the Academy. Former
Secretary of State Madeline Albright (the Bomber of Belgrade) is as well.
What is it
really? It is an unabashed attempt to finally put decision making in
the hands of a narrow, elite portion of the private sector. Democracy
is outdated, so these elites believe, and it has shown that people are
not capable of self-government. These elites already effectively
govern, through a huge flotilla of nonprofits and their lobbies on
Capitol Hill. Now they will finally take control of who serves in the
public sector and under what terms. It will be a training ground for
dedicated Globalistikas and their
By the way, a few little tidbits, some interconnections that I have not
David Rockefeller, of the
Partnership, is honorary chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, an
organization dubbed "The Citadel of the Foreign Policy Elite" by a
well-connected writer for the Wall
Street Journal. Their offices are located in a townhouse-like
building (I guess they call that kind of architecture beaux arts or something) on Park
Avenue and 68th Street, and I have had the dubious honor having visited
these headquarters on official business, so I know what is inside. The
sponsors of the Academy legislation include many CFR members, including
Clinton, who has given many a speech at their headquarters, and
Ok, now another connection. David Rockefeller is also honorary chairman
for the famous Museum of Modern Art,
known to warehouse the largest collection of attic junk in the country.
The museum actually gives an award every year called the David Rockefeller Award, and
this award goes, not to struggling artists, but to people such as Katherine Graham, now
deceased, but formerly owner of the Washington Post; James Wolfenson, formerly
president of the World Bank;
Mr. Seagrams... I mean Edgar
Bronfman Jr. And most importantly, just as he was assuming
the office of mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg.
Now, Bloomberg decided that he only needed a dollar to run New
York City. So the city council sold out because they thought they were
going to get a good deal. They only pay him a dollar a year. Of course
totally outrageous. The mayor should get a regular salary, whatever it
comes to, so that he is answerable to the people of the City of New
York. But the city council sold out to the mayor, and made like New
Yorkers are beggar boys and girls who need a handout from Bloomberg.
Well, now, for that dollar, Bloomberg put his daughter in a position
where she only gets a dollar annual salary, the low salary being a
trade-off for office space in city hall. And what was she doing there?
She was, to the best of my knowledge, when she was there, that is,
raising money money for the private-public Leadership Academy,
if I am correct, along with Caroline
Kennedy Schlossberg. There is something very strange going on
when public and private funds are mixed like this, when public and
private spaces are shared. Ok, I'm starting to
get dizzy. Let's get back to fellow traveler Shay's description of the National Public Service Academy.
We'll read it in its entirety from the top:
Proposing a National Public Service
Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) and I
re-introduced H.R. 1671, the U.S. Public Service Academy Act, to
instill in our young people a desire to enter the field of public
service. The bill would create the first national civilian institution
of higher education in the United States providing a competitive,
federally subsidized, public service-driven undergraduate education to
students from across the United States and around the world. In return
for a four-year liberal arts education, students would be required to
serve our country for five years in the public sector after graduation.
Funded through a public-private
partnership, the Public Service Academy would serve to strengthen and
protect the United States by creating a corps of well-trained,
highly-qualified civilian leaders willing to devote themselves to
leadership through patriotic public service.
The idea of establishing a National
Public Service Academy has received the endorsement of Catholic
Charities USA, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and
the National Urban League, along with the National Peace Corps
Association and AmeriCorps Alums.
To learn more about the proposal to
establish a National Service Academy, please click here. http://www.house.gov/issues/nationalservice/unitedstatespublicserviceacademy.pdf
BLAH BLAH BLAH. OK, I know that was hard going.
Ok, let me finish. Now don't bother clicking on that link, because it
doesn't go anywhere. Click on this link: http://uspublicserviceacademy.org
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE ACADEMY?
Ok, you may have missed why I am against this Academy. My best guess is
that, to all the protestations of its founders and sponsors, it will
brainwash people into considering issues in a particular way, "Their
way." And what is "their way"? Population control, the granddaughter of
eugenics, is one of their great causes (that would make Adolph Hitler,
"population control's great uncle). The idea is to take the issue out
of the public forum, constrict the real debate to a small population of
select elites, and just brainwash the sycophants that attend this
"Academy" as to how they are to think, and what thought they are to
propagate. It's not just about population control. It's about foreign
policy, and how
we are to think about that. It's about education (there seems to be a
significant "education" component in the Adacemy). It's about all kinds
of domestic policies.
It's about a lot of stuff, and they want to make sure that the people
who graduate from this institution will all be "players." All this with
the mixing of public and private funds, which is itself an issue that
needs to be explored, because there is the potential conflict of
interest which these respective revenue streams represent.
Now what is not mentioned on the National
Public Service Academy's web site is who is funding this
movement. That will always be the key question. I could not
determine the funding at this time. But I did come
across an article mentioning that the supposed founders of this
academy, sometime teacher Chris
Myers Asch and Shawn
Raymond. These two apparently did teaching stints in AmeriCorps. Now in some remote
national service has something to do with teaching. But public service
means not just teaching, but the entire arena of public service. The
public sector is, of course, huge. You could perhaps make an argument
that teachers, those, at least, who work for municipal school systems,
are public servants, although teachers
are not always thought of in this way, as we have a strong
private-school sector, and a teacher is not the first thing that comes
to mind when you think of a public servant, unlike, say, a mayor, who
is always a public servant, or perhaps someone working for the tax or
labor administrations, or someone in the diplomatic corps, or one could
go on and on, but not teachers. So it is a bit odd that somehow Mr.
Asch got a brainstorm that the country needed to train public servants.
Somehow I think there is something seriously wrong with this picture.
Of course the question is, how will these servants be trained, and what
is the curriculum, and how will that curriculum be structured, and what
is its content.
Shawn Raymond is, by the way, a high-powered Texas attorney. You can
always use one of those when starting an organization.
Equally baffling is the large base of congressional support they have
been able to garner in only two years. You may find a list of
supporters by going to the Academy website (I've already given you the
link). These are likely the CFR David Rockefeller types. Hillary
Clinton, Colin Powell, Madeline Albright--all Dove/Hawks, and all
sponsors of the legislation.
I have not been able to find any relationship between the National Public Service Academy
and the New York City Leadership
Academy or the Partnership for New York City. But it sure sounds
like more of the same. Even if there is no relationship, one must ask
the important questions about this organization before taxpayers throw
their money behind something they will know nothing about until it is
all said and done, and they find that they have shot themselves, not in
the foot this time, but in the head.
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