Rodney Atkinson (27.11.2012): I am forwarding two things. This article by Sonya Jay Porter is a good analysis of the left wing movement with Government funding, Common Purpose, and its pernicious and widespread influence throughout those classic elements of corporatist/fascism – the State, the police, local Government, the BBC and big business. Like EU propaganda during elections they dress up their ideological pursuits as “education and training”.
I also attach a list of what this group ludicrously calls its “graduates” – ie those who have gone through its “courses”. Take note of those in your area and note when they speak. They all tend to use the same language – as one would expect from those educated by a specific ideology. They are all interlinked and encouraged to “act beyond authority”. Their local government members seem to have no trouble in being sacked for gross misconduct in one authority and then turn up in another local authority!
A recent good example of the malign influence of this anti democratic bureaucratic corporatist interlinking might be the Rotherham sex scandals where for years the exploitation of white girls by Asian men was DELIBERATELY AND AS A MATTER OF POLITICAL DECISION not pursued by the police. These people tend to support all the corporatist left projects – the EU, regional Government, political interference in the police, political correctness and the suppression of free speech, unaccountable social bureaucracies, the NHS, comprehensive miseducation etc etc etc.
There are only four sources of democratic freedom – the sovereign nation state, votes for a variety of free political parties, social and religious freedoms and freedom of choice in competitive markets. None of these are supported or promoted by Common Purpose.
COMMON PURPOSE – A Political Cult
By Sonya Jay Porter
If you haven’t yet heard of ‘Common Purpose’, you are not alone. Unless you are one of its leaders or those involved in its programmes it is unlikely that you will have heard more than a whisper in the corner about what is, in fact, a very sinister political cult. There has been no advertising, no discussions of it in the media, yet it began in Britain more than twenty years ago and has now spread to many other countries.
Like all cults, Common Purpose seems to have a laudable aim. It is put forward as an educational charity (No. 1023384), there to train leaders of the future. According to its Charter there is now an ‘unhealthy space’ between the citizen and the state which the organisers of Common Purpose aim to fill with people able to ‘act for the greater good’. Their idea is to ’…fill this space with as many people as possible — and to give them the knowledge, inspiration and networks they need to be effective.’ They want to ‘…create a common educational experience within and across many countries.’ Common Purpose, they say, ‘…remains independent and non-aligned.’
Read their Charter (www.common purpose.org) quickly and it might seem a great idea. The mess that it’s in at present, doesn’t the world need good leaders? But read again slowly, read the intention behind the words.
‘Give them the knowledge, inspiration and networks…’, ’..Common educational experience…’ In other words, working to the same rules. Remains independent and non-aligned.’ Or, like the EU, forget the nation state. Above all, the leaders are going to act ’for the greater good’, a rather scary expression. The greater good — whether we like it or not.
And the charter has yet another, extremely worrying design: ‘We develop leaders who can’, they say, ‘lead beyond their authority’.
Now, what exactly does that mean? If it means anything at all, it means that those who have been trained by Common Purpose as leaders should go above and beyond their own superiors in whatever situation they are working.
And what will they do then?
It seems inevitable that these leaders of Common Purpose will do just that — join with other leaders who are acting ‘above and beyond’ their superiors to carry out what they have been taught during the programmes. In this country and across the world they will act for Common Purpose.
Like members of all Cults, leaders trained by Common Purpose will be encouraged to act as a network, enable other members’ plans, work to the same rules and, one assumes, ultimately become world leaders.
Additionally, according to their ‘Ethos’ all meetings held by these leaders are under the Chatham House Rule. This is, they say, ‘used throughout the world to aid free discussion…’ They omit to add that this Rule which was inaugurated in 1927 to prevent the leaking of whatever is discussed at such meetings to the outside world, also means that they are held, as the Bilderberg meetings are, under a blanket of great secrecy.
Common Purpose aims to improve the decision making ability and influence of all kinds of leaders and again, as with all Cults, they obviously believe in catching their quarry early as there is a Leadership programme for thirteen year olds. (Shades of the Nazi Youth.) They are also ‘committed to looking for leaders in unexpected places and then exposing them to the information and perspectives they need to be more effective. In the process, they meet new people make new connections and find new ways of working with people who may not view the world in the same way.’ So, in spite of the statement in their Charter that ‘diversity underpins everything we do,’ people must view the world in ways that Common Purpose feels are the correct ways. Or, one assumes, they will either be persuaded or excluded. As in all Cults.
So, who takes part in this very secretive Organisation?
The official founder (in 1989) and Chief Executive of Common Purpose is Julia Middleton, at one time the Head of Personnel Selection in the office of John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister to Tony Blair. Prescott was the man with responsibility for creating ’regional assemblies’ around the United Kingdom which are part of the plan to abolish nations and bring their powerless regions into a common European State.
Cressida Dick is the Common Purpose senior police officer who authorised the ‘Shoot to Kill’ policy which resulted in the death of the innocent Brazilian, Jean de Menezes. This policy was authorised without reference to Parliament, the law or the British Constitution and still stands today.
Coimmon Purpose trained Janet Praskeva, the Law Society’s Chief Executive Officer and a surprising number of lawyers are members of Common Purpose. Perhaps it is no surprise that the courts refused to uphold the law, when a challenge was made to the signing of the six EU treaties, which illegally abolished Britain’s sovereignty.
The Trustees include influential people across the board. Amongst others: James Ramsbotham,Chief Executive N.E. Chamber of Commerce; Pam Chesters, Chair, Royal Free Hampshead NHS Trust; Lucy de Groot, Executive Director, Improvement and Development Agency; and Simon Darling, Founder of the oddly named ’Quiet Riots’.
Notable past participants include: Jeremy Beecham, former Chairman of the Labour National Executive Committee; Baron Gordon of Strathblane, Scottish businessman; the Rt Revd. John Inge, Bishop of Worcester; and Sir Charles Pollard, former Chief Constable, Thames Valley Police.
Throughout Britain Common Purpose has over 20,000 leaders and 80,000 trainees culled from influential sections of society such as the NHS, the BBC, the police, the legal profession, many of Britain’s 7000 quangos, local councils the Civil Service, government ministries and Pa.rliament. And now, through Common Purpose International it has programmes running or in development in the following countries: France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Ireland, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
What is the aim of this Common Purpose Cult? If you read through their website, reading behind the very flowery, cutting-edge language, it will become obvious.
The ultimate aim of Common Purpose is for a post-democratic, totalitarian One World Government.
Nov. 2008 (published Jan 2009)