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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bill Clinton wants "new radicalism" at University of Central Missouri. Whatever Could He Mean?

Here is an article on Bill Clinton's recent appearance at University of Central Missouri:

Clinton received several standing ovations and was greeted with applause a half-dozen times, including when he urged the audience to transcend partisan politics and ideological differences to lessen economic inequality.

"This is not a Republican or Democratic argument. This is the new radicalism," he said. "If you don't think we're all in this together, we're toast."

The article describes how quickly tickets were snapped up and the former president was warmly received.

Maybe the attendees would like to know some of what the William J. Clinton Foundation does other than Haitian relief and delivering a message of lessening economic inequality and being one in the fight for not behaving in a partisan manner.

Here is the website for the Foundation. There is one division in the Foundation that is particularly troublesome in terms of its function and its major donor: The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and the involvement of George Soros. This is the what CGI promotes:

CGI America To Be Held in Chicago on June 29 – 30
New York, NY — President Bill Clinton announced today that he will host a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting focused on creating jobs and driving economic growth in the United States. The meeting, CGI America, will be the first CGI event solely dedicated to economic issues impacting the U.S. and will take place in Chicago on June 29 – 30, 2011.

"CGI America will bring together leaders from business, nonprofits, and government to develop new ideas for generating jobs now in the U.S.," President Clinton said. "CGI members have already improved the lives of more than 300 million people around the world by making nearly 2,000 commitments. More than 250 of those commitments, worth $11.6 billion, are addressing challenges in the U.S. At CGI America, we will focus that innovation and urgency to get people working again."

Based on the same model as CGI’s Annual Meeting, the event will convene diverse stakeholders — including CEOs of American companies and international companies with U.S. operations, national and local government officials, and leaders from the nonprofit sector — to identify effective ways to strengthen U.S. industries, unlock capital for innovation and entrepreneurship, advance energy efficiency, build clean energy infrastructure, and train Americans for the 21st-century workforce.

Topics covered during the meeting will include education, green buildings, the healthcare workforce, manufacturing, rural development, service corps, small business growth, smart infrastructure and workforce training.

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. . These CGI members have made nearly 2,000 commitments, which have already improved the lives of 300 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued in excess of $63 billion. The CGI community also includes CGI University (CGI U), a forum to engage college students in global citizenship, MyCommitment.org, an online portal where anybody can make a Commitment to Action, and CGI Lead, which engages a select group of young CGI members for leadership development and collective commitment-making.

President Clinton is right in step with the global learning goals of Bill Gates, Arne Duncan, Cass Sunstein...and George Soros. Soros is a financial contributor to CGI. And what is Soros' vision for the United States?

George Soros, thinks that Obama should be striving to help further the agenda of the New World Order, and surrender the United States’ role of global financial leader to billionaire world financiers at the International Monetary Fund. Here is a video about Soros' recent involvement at the monetary summit in April 2011 at Breton Woods:

So the former president's initiative, CGI, is partially funded by a man who backs the New World Order and wants the United States to surrender its role as global financial leader to the IMF. The former president may not have problems with this as he promotes global citizenship, global problem solving and collective commitment-making. And he wants a piece of educating your children, too.

The university honored Clinton for his commitment to education and philanthropy as well as his service to the country. Should the university be honoring a man who aligns himself with a man seemingly determined to undermine the capitalistic system of the United States? Should the university be wondering exactly what is the "new radicalism" President Clinton referred to in his speech? What does dismantling partisanship mean which he spoke about? Maybe we won't be facing any partisanship battles when we become "one" in the grand scheme of becoming unified as global citizens.

If you believe President Clinton has no meaningful connection to George Soros, think again. Is there any leader the university could have honored who believes in the exceptionalism of the United States rather than one who pals around with an individual who wants to fundamentally transform the United States to the detriment of its existing constitutional structures?

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