Should Non-Profit Status Be Taken Away?

2017 October 8
by bc3b

More frequently we see and non-profit organizations and foundations engaging in political activity. Many, if not most, are headed by liberals.

While there are hundreds of worthwhile efforts crying out for funding – St. June Children’s Hospital, the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital, relief efforts for hurricane and other disasters, these non-profits ignore their appeals and instead donate tens of millions to leftist political causes.

That begs the question: should non-profit organizations that make political donations lose their non-profit status?

Among the more volatile, extreme and dangerous political movements to arise within a major American political party in recent U.S. history is the so-called “resistance” to President Donald Trump. What’s especially disappointing is finding out who is behind it.

An investigation by the Washington Free Beacon looked into the progressive community organizing group called the Center for Community Change Action (CCCA), which has spearheaded the anti-Trump “resistance.” What the Beacon found by looking at the group’s unredacted tax returns was surprising: Far from being funded by like-minded activists and grass-roots contributions, the anti-Trump CCCA is secretly funded by major charities with respectably wholesome, centrist images. In some cases, the charities fund other extreme left-wing activist groups, too.

Among those giving money to the CCCA — which, the Beacon notes, “has been involved in direct action against President Donald Trump and Republicans before and after the November elections” — include the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Ford Foundation and billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, which have together funneled millions of dollars to the anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-Republican activist group.

Kellogg alone gave $3 million, while the Ford Foundation ponied up $2.3 million. Soros delivered a cool $1.75 million to the anti-Trumpistas.

And there were others, among them the California Endowment (created by the 1996 acquisition of WellPoint Health Networks by Blue Cross of California), $524,500; the Marguerite Casey Foundation (started by UPS founder Jim Casey), $515,000; and the National Immigration Law Center, $316,000.

Yes, these bland-sounding charities and others help fund the far-left “resistance,” arguably damaging our democracy in the process. Sadly, in most cases, if these charities’ founders were alive today, they would be deeply ashamed and, perhaps, even enraged.

So how can charities that began as dispensers of aid and advice to the needy and to local community groups have morphed into funders of chaos and anti-democratic activism, against their original founders’ wishes?

Well, as with all organizations in the U.S., over time even the most well-meaning and well-run charities eventually get taken over by the far-left and progressives. It’s a tried-and-true tactic, one that has worked not just in charities but in local school districts, university administrations, local governments, the federal bureaucracy, even in the arts.

And it’s not an accident.

Italian Marxist-strategist Antonio Gramsci, who died in 1937, called this the “long march through the institutions.” The website Discover The Networks describes the Marxist theorist’s ideas thusly: “Gramsci called for Marxists to actively spread their ideology in a gradual, incremental, stealth manner, by infiltrating all existing societal institutions and embedding it, largely without being noticed, in the popular mind.”

Sure, Gramsci might be obscure to you, but he isn’t to the left. He’s a hugely influential hero. For that matter, so was Saul Alinsky, whose Marxist-inspired “Rules for Radicals” has become something of a primer for today’s activists. The link here is that, in writing his famous little book, Alinsky was basically cribbing from Gramsci’s ideas.

Alinsky, by the way, was the main political influence on Hillary Clinton (who wrote her senior thesis on him), along with an entire generation of left-wing activist-politicians who rose through the ranks with her in the post-Watergate Democratic Party and now dominate.

This well-funded tactic explains why the Democratic Party, rather than acting as the loyal opposition, has gone over the top and become an actively obstructionist opposition, unwilling to compromise or cooperate at all. And it explains why Democratic Party operatives, including Democratic National Committee Chairman Thomas Perez, not to mention failed Democratic presidential candidate Clinton, have chosen to openly ally with this movement, which seeks nothing less than to undermine and overturn a U.S. election.

America’s charities are at the heart of what makes America special. So it’s especially sad that some have become less-than-charitable funders of division and political rage, rather than unity and political compromise. Do you know who your favorite charity gives money to?

Hat tip: Investors Business Daily

 

30 Responses leave one →
  1. 2017 October 8 3:38 am
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    bc3b permalink

    In addition to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s financial support of leftist causes, Kellogg’s executive management is very liberal and supports liberal causes.

    Kellogg’s also owns Keebler, Sunshine Biscuits and Pringles in addition to its cereal line.

  2. 2017 October 8 3:43 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Upset Saturday

    The two biggest upsets (Iowa State-Oklahoma and Michigan State-Michigan) didn’t even make BJG College Football because we attempt to stick to games where the point spread is 7 points or less. It was the first time two teams rated in the top and favored by 10 points or more lost at home the same weekend. Oklahoma was favored by more than 30 while Michigan was favored by 12.

    The Western Michigan – Buffalo game went 7 overtimes and ended with a ridiculous 71-68 score (the game was tied 31-31 at the end of regulation). I like college football’s concept (each team starting at the 25. but the points scored in overtime should not be added into the final score, but the winning team should receive a single point (like hockey shoot-outs)..

  3. 2017 October 8 6:18 am
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    justrand permalink

    BC3B: “Should Non-Profit Status Be Taken Away?”

    Yes…next question

    Will it EVER??? No way. The Clinton Money-Laundering Scheme known as the “Clinton Foundation” proved that.

  4. 2017 October 8 6:38 am
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  5. 2017 October 8 6:42 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    No guts, no glory. If we were living breathing rabid capitalists we would just eliminate the tax exempt status all together. The clergy would then truly be able to speak their minds. Charity would begin where it always should — at home. The leftist cabal of charity transfers would wane as each transfer is taxed down the line.

  6. 2017 October 8 6:46 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Macabre, but think about, its how it went down…..

  7. 2017 October 8 6:49 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    4, Rock on Baby!

  8. 2017 October 8 8:55 am
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    justrand permalink

    Ok, I gotta buy some of that coffee!

  9. 2017 October 8 9:01 am
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    fight on permalink

    IP #6 great version of the anthem.
    BC saw last night a black Tampa lighting forward gave the black power salute during the anthem. I don’t think that plays well in an NHL locker room.

  10. 2017 October 8 10:04 am
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    MI Conservative permalink

    #6 Awesome

    #10 Is that interesting. A Black man in a sport with mostly white players, a sport you can check someone hard into the boards, a sport you can fight in, a sport with almost all white fans wants to give a Black Power sign? If I was playing I think I’d see a bullseye on his back everytime he got on the ice.

  11. 2017 October 8 10:19 am
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    bc3b permalink

    How far am I past the NLF? I don’t even know who the Lions are playing or if they have a bye.

  12. 2017 October 8 10:25 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Fight On #10 –

    I was reading a column at spartareport.com about a “journalist” who was trying to pressure Nashville’s P. K. Subban, the best black hockey player, into raking a knee, but Subban wasn’t buying.

  13. 2017 October 8 10:32 am
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    fight on permalink

    Don’t think many team mates would have their backs if the got run into the boards.

  14. 2017 October 8 10:38 am
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    fight on permalink

    More anthem fallout.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20955550/mike-pence-leaves-san-francisco-49ers-indianapolis-colts-game-protesting-national-anthem

    Good for Pence. Especially since I believe he has a son in the military.

  15. 2017 October 8 10:51 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Fight On #16 –

    From the link:

    The Colts wore black T-shirts with the words “We Will” on the front and “Stand for equality, justice, unity, respect, dialogue, opportunity” on the back for the second straight week. The players stood with their arms locked during the anthem.

    Notice how the word “Responsibility” never comes up?

  16. 2017 October 8 11:01 am
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    gnqanq permalink

    bc3b – #17 – yep.

    Personally, I would like these clowns in the NFL, find the ELEVEN best, strongest players they have. Put them in a room with Eleven Special Forces. See who walks out.

    Lets find out who plays games and who plays real life.

  17. 2017 October 8 1:12 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    18,

    One of the reasons I enjoyed MLB way back when I was a teenager is most of the players, even some of the greats, had a real life doing something else in the off season. About the only exceptions were the big market Yankees and Dodgers. They were connected with folks doing real jobs since they did it too.

    When the football leagues started up there was some of that but it did not last long. Last guy I heard that had a ‘normal’ job after season play was Jim Otto of the Raiders, part owner in a McDonalds franchise.

    Oh, and I don’t think ya even need to enlist SF. A platoon made up of graduates of advanced infantry training would probably do the job. 🙂

  18. 2017 October 8 1:18 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    I’ll be damn. Otto is still alive.

  19. 2017 October 8 1:21 pm
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    fight on permalink

    DR, It would be a great pay for view event. Play the anthem and the SF salute, the players take a knee and then
    “Lets get ready to rumble”

    Players get their asses kicked. Must see TV

  20. 2017 October 8 1:30 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    From InstaPundit blog

    Seen on Facebook: “The settlement of other continents by Europeans is called colonialism. The settlement of Europe by people from other continents is called multiculturalism

  21. 2017 October 8 1:58 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    fight on – great idea.

  22. 2017 October 8 2:34 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Sign me up, I’d pay $50 to see it. Do it every game and I will buy the season pass.

  23. 2017 October 8 2:43 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    The migrants nightmare — http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/07/world/automated-farm-harvest-england/index.html — Automated crop production closes the loop.

    Granted barley is a easy crop to automate but it is just a matter of finding the right combination of grippers, sensors and software.

  24. 2017 October 8 3:41 pm
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    JBoz permalink

    If they really want to automate to replace the role of the “immigrant”, they will need to program the grippers, sensors and software to drive drunk, sell drugs and molest teenage girls.

  25. 2017 October 8 4:02 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    JBoz,

    I see, you are only interested in the ‘community’ edition. 🙂 The ‘responsible’ feature is only available in the Pro upgrade. Snicker, snicker…..

  26. 2017 October 8 5:16 pm
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    MI Conservative permalink

    Been thinking, that’s scary. Why don’t owners and other players who want to show respect for the National Anthem and flag say anything?

    Only one answer I can think of: They are afraid they will be called racists. That could lead to them being attacked by media and liberals.

  27. 2017 October 8 8:21 pm
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    Eph permalink

    17 BC

    Notice how “learn how to read” never comes up???

  28. 2017 October 9 2:44 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    The Second Amendment is special, not because it protects guns, (and this is where every collectivist/communist gets it wrong) but because its violation signals a government with the intention to oppress its people. While collectivists are completely fine with establishing a totalitarian state through which they intend to force their agenda on the rest of the population, a gun owner is typically an individualist who seeks self-competency and self-reliance and prefers a government determined by individuals. This complete divergence in thought is what will drive an ultimate civil war, not because it is desired, but because these established points of view go to the very heart of what it means to be an American. So, to give up one’s weapons prior to this ultimate conflict, for the gun owner, is insanity. Simultaneously, it is to the collectivist’s purpose to disarm the ultimate enemy. This is why it cannot happen without conflict.”
    https://christianmerc.blogspot.com/2017/10/statistical-anomolies-do-not-deserve.html

    The line in the sand.

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