A couple of years have gone by since my last visit from MPIRG canvasers checking out the neighborhoods for money and Marxists or for money from the confused.
This is an ancient University of Minnesota student funded, Marxist enterprise to raise experience, collect knowledge, and print money, propagandize, and take count of the naughty and nice, for specific left wing causes of the day.
The couple of years ago MPIRG visit came from two gals, a chubby chatty pleasant one, and a Madame DeFarge-to-be for the Obama revolutionary crowd.
The Obama revolutionary crowd has returned with only one representative this evening…..a bouncy guy with a friendly smile to a point of quick ‘return’.
Again, MPIRG is funded by Minnesota students who pay university tuition. How’s that for a Marxist enterprise?
Let me see what the University of Minnesota is selling these days: According to their public internet spot they claim to be:
“Nonprofit organization founded, funded and directed by college and university students. An advocacy group on issues of the environment, consumers and social …”
….and another more directed: “University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – MPIRGwww.mpirg.org/students/U-M_twin_cities.html ……..This semester, we are focusing our efforts against the anti-marriage amendment and the voter suppression amendment on the Minnesota ballot. We are actively …” At this point I decided to check Wikipedia to see how this Marxist group is identified. Wiki reads:
“The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (also known as MPIRG) describes itself as “a grassroots, non-partisan, nonprofit, student-directed organization that empowers and trains students and engages the community to take collective action in the public interest throughout the state of Minnesota.” “
I turned to the MPIRG page for its institutional propaganda and found the Marxist devoted group claiming the following:
Empowering Students Since 1971
Mission // The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit, student-directed organization that empowers and trains students and engages the community to take collective action in the public interest throughout the state of Minnesota.
MPIRG works with seven colleges and universities in Minnesota. Nominal student membership fees provide for a support staff who works with students and shows them how to stand up to powerful interests.
How Are Issues Selected? // The Issues & Actions Conference is held every year in April to set the agenda of MPIRG and to select its issues and campaigns. It is the mechanism by which MPIRG continues to be responsive to the needs of students and community members. Issues are selected for three years (but may be renewed). The current issues are environomics, corporate accountability, and affordable higher education. Specific legislation and campaigns are selected for each issue by the Board of Directors. MPIRG also selects projects each year, which include fair trade, campus sustainability, women’s rights and youth voter participation.
Board of Directors // An essential part of MPIRG’s mission is to be a student-directed organization. MPIRG’s board of directors is entirely composed of students that are elected from each campus chapter. The board of directors elects the statewide leadership at its annual meeting in May.
The leadership is comprised of a chair, a vice chair, a treasurer, a secretary, a representative of the public colleges, a representative of the private colleges and a representative of the Greater Minnesota colleges. The board is responsible for the governance of the organization, sets the budget and reviews all financial documents, hires and fires staff, raises funds for the organization, coordinates the short-term and long-term planning processes and hosts the annual Issues & Actions Conference.
Over 130 students gather at MPIRG’s annual fall retreat to set priorities for coming year..
Staff // The Executive Director is the head of the paid staff and oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization. MPIRG has a Community Organizing department of field and phone canvassers that connect to the broader community. The Campus Organizing department consists of campus organizers who work directly with students on each campus.
School Chapters // Students may sit on the local board of directors of their school. Each chapter is run by a student chair or co-chairs. Chapters are further divided into task forces which are facilitated by a task force leader. MPIRG’s structure is rooted firmly in democratic principles, with chapter members electing task force leaders, co-chairs and local board members; local board members electing state board members; and state board members electing the organization’s leadership, to whom the staff are accountable.
No mention seems to be made that every student who pays tuition contributes to this Marxist organization….Minnesota’s State Religion. It is the only religion that has received judicial approval.
My visit with the bouncy MPIRG salesman was very short. He instroduced himself as a MPIRG representative.
I asked him what his mission was this time…..and he responded….ORGANIZING….ORGANIZING BIG TIME…..
I told him I wasn’t interested in organizing for “YOUR PRESIDENT.”…He immediately snapped back in angry defense….”Your president started a War in Iraq.”…
I discovered all I wanted to know and asked him to leave.
Minnesotans are simple minded people. As Leftists they are very fond of themselves. They believe education is good for souls, but no longer know what education means. “Peace” is also a popular word…..almost as popular as “feminism” at the University, the female institution that restricts all knowledge to one Party thinking, collecting, and voting.
Feminists, that is, female Marxists, are against thinking. Reason is so male, so “thing of the past”, so “era of wars”, replaced by female superiority, women’s intuition and her inate quick action of feelings.