Common Purpose dishonesty

The logo looks not unlike a spider’s web

Some days back, there was a tweet from me:

CommonPurpose: 1-3pm about removing barriers to community action – <–exactly why CP is so dangerous

… and a response from John M. Ward [former councillor from Medway, Kent]:

I am keeping an eye on them locally as well as nationally BTW…

What is so galling about CP is that they are hoodwinking people, pretending to be the people’s advocates, using propaganda techniques and harnessing precisely the disgruntlement in the community which they have caused, calling for a public meeting to demand that “barriers be removed” to the people having a voice.

That is exactly what we are genuinely trying to do – demanding that barriers be removed to allow people to have a say.  But in this case, using CP techniques, these people are invited to a big hall, redolent of the public meetings of yore, and who is the meeting chaired by?

By a CP graduate, of course – leading beyond authority.

So, these apolitical people, naive in their politics in fact, believe that their concerns are being met.  There’ll be petitions, the chair will promise to get something done, a committee will be formed, changes will be perceived at council level and hey presto – there’s Dave’s Big Society in operation, with a CP at the head of every citizens’ committee.

And they have not the least clue that this is not democracy in the least here – in fact, it is the way to usher in the Marxism on which CP is based [see screenshots below], on which it was founded in the first place.  Explore Mulgan, the founder and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

The name they’re giving it these days is Communitarianism.

If there is nothing wrong with CP, then why are they so opaque, why are the members’ names hidden, why are they so shy to engage?  I think there are good grounds to call this organization, at a minimum – insidious and at a maximum – downright evil.

Good material on Common Purpose

UK Column
CP Exposed
Stop CP
Ken Craggs

Some of my own, based on material supplied

Common Purpose – more evidence
Common Purpose dishonesty
An oppressor by any other name
CP – the cancer spreads
OFSTED – the fish rots at the head

Common Purpose at work and play
More than corrupt
Groupthink spreads like a cancer through the UK
Is this how to run a country?
One ring to rule them all
Paradiso and the future of the internet
Demos, Common Purpose, Labour, Tories, security companies
Common Purpose – the disease spreads to the Netherlands
Common Purpose – meanwhile, in America
Groupthink – gentle art of persuasion
Common Purpose – initially to have a coffee
Common Purpose – just the facts, ma’am
Common Purpose – rhetoric of the quisling

References to Common Purpose appear in many other posts.

1 comment for “Common Purpose dishonesty

  1. June 2, 2011 at 13:22

    I believe that the Common Purpose logo represents a node in a system.

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