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Archive for August 23rd, 2009

Somali ECBO’s in your state?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 23, 2009

Thanks to reader Susan here is a list of Ethnic Community Based Organizations especially for Somalis and funded by county, state and federal taxpayers.  Note they take special pride in mentioning their Office of Refugee Resettlement grants.  More later!

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Ethnic Community Based Organizations (ECBOs) funded by you

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 23, 2009

Yesterday I took some time to do a little research.  I found out more about the East Africa Community of Colorado, a new ECBO in Greeley, CO and in due time I’ll tell you more about them.

I’ve been aware of ECBOs for some time, but never put things together until I also understood more about the Saul Alinsky school of “community organizing,” you know the one where Obama got his start with “Rules for Radicals” as his bible.  Atheist Alinsky busied himself in the late 1950’s and 60’s basically creating chaos and strife in ethnic and minority communities to bring about “change.”   He doesn’t clearly say what he was trying to change us to, but others have taken up that part of the strategy and it is clear now it is greater centralization of government into the hands of a few at the federal level, and I believe ultimately world government.  

Incidentally Alinsky’s Rule #5, in “Rules for Radicals,” is to use ridicule against those who question what they were doing.  So, laugh if  you want or make fun, it won’t work here.

You know, if you have been a regular reader, that I believe the “radicals” were running low on poor and angry people as many of the ethnic groups and minorities Alinsky organized joined the American middle class.  Enter the push for more immigration and for amnesty for illegal aliens.

If Alinsky were alive today he would be stunned and pleased I am sure to see the variety of angry poor we are importing and especially to see that “community organizing” has become established within the federal government and ethnic strife was being supported with taxpayer dollars.

Yesterday, while doing a little brainstorming with a compatriot he came across this list—a list I’ve seen before but never really focused on, as I said above.

The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, funds ethnic groups ostensibly to help all the disparate refugees and immigrants get help and support, sounds benign, but I don’t believe it for a minute.  It would be understandable to set up refugee resource offices in communities that helped all immigrants adjust and assimilate, but setting up specific ethnic ones only continues to foster strife, competition, and separateness from Americans—the opposite of what they claim below.   In practice each ECBO works for its “own” people.

This is the mission:

The objective of this program is to support ethnic community based organizations in providing refugee populations with critical services to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.


This program provides assistance to refugee community based organizations and other groups that address community building, facilitate cultural adjustment and integration of refugees, and deliver mutually supportive functions such as information exchange, civic participation, resource enhancement, orientation and support to newly arriving refugees (and other refugees that maybe in need of such assistance regardless of their resettlement date) and public education to the larger community on the background, needs and potential of refugees. In short, the purpose is to promote community organizing that builds bridges between newcomer refugee communities and community resources.

There it is “community organizing” again!  I feel like I’m in a horror movie where everyone knows they are all aliens except the main character—until it’s too late.  Notice too that they don’t say ‘building bridges to Americans,’ but only ‘building bridges to our resources’—stuff, money, welfare—which in turn builds dependence on government.

Now, go check out the list of ECBO’s funded by you in 2008, here.

Yes, sure these groups help newcomers get drivers licenses, find the welfare office, apply for special loans and grants for immigrants and so on, but if that is all they did they wouldn’t need to be ethnically oriented; these are political organizations that the average American taxpayer is funding.  They are Alinsky-style agitators.

In upcoming posts I will demonstrate how political they are, how fraud is rampant, and how they do not foster assimilation but enhance separateness.

Endnote:  I started our new category on ECBO’s with this post yesterday.   On the Alinsky agitator/community organizer strategy, please read “Rules for Radicals,” or go back to the beginning of our “community destabilization” category here and follow the development of our understanding.

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