The tactics used by District 833 during the "community conversations" meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, could be used as a case study for Psych. 101 students. That's right, you, the concerned parent and taxpayer, are being manipulated by the South Washington County School District via the use of the Delphi Technique, whose goal is to achieve consensus or solidarity of belief using a series of exercises led by a group of facilitators we will call the District 833 "cabinet."
The Delphi Technique was crafted by Saul Alinsky, an admirer of Chicago mob bosses and self described "Neo-Marxist." In his book, "Rules for Radicals", the dedication lovingly reads,
Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history... the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”
Those present at the East Ridge High School budget meeting were mostly parents of students who would be impacted by upcoming budget cuts. These people, willing to brave the below zero wind-chills, would be putty in the hands of a panel of pastel clad experts called the "cabinet".
The whole thing gave me "Babe" flashbacks.
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