ACORN – Radical Group!? Hardly.October 3, 2008
Fox News and the GOP claim that ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is a radical group. Really? 400,000 members of ACORN are ‘radicals’?
Do they (or you!) know what ACORN fights for? Nothing ‘radical’ at all.
These are their issues:
Each ACORN office carries out multiple issue campaigns. ACORN members across the country work to raise the minimum wage or enact living wage policies; eliminate predatory financial practices by mortgage lenders, payday lenders, and tax preparation companies; win the development of affordable housing and community benefits agreements; improve the quality of and funding for urban public schools; rebuild New Orleans; and pass a federal and state ACORN Working Families Agenda, including paid sick leave for all full time workers.
Wow! Them is rad-eeeee-cals! Damn hippie bastards fightin’ fer increased minimum wage an’ against pred-ah-tory lendin’.
Anytime someone fights for the working class they get called radicals. I guess that’s what the upper class thinks of working class people that actually fight against the tendency of those with to deny more to those without.
The only radicals in the ACORN-Fox News-John McCain dynamic are the ones that push the agenda of war, class disparity, deregulation, repealing Roe v. Wade, and capping damages from corporate negligence at ridiculously low figures. That’s a radical agenda.
Don’t let them define who a radical is, and who a radical isn’t. Define radicalism yourself. Get the facts, then decide.