Friday, February 13, 2015

833 Manipulates Parents Using Delphi Technique

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".   
  A friendly facilitator, Brian Boothe,Director of Professional Development and Accountability,  listened and sympathized with the targets (uhh...that would be you)  by getting them to express their concerns. Then, in an attempt to diffuse the tension, he asked the concerned parents to play a ridiculous "unifying" game.  Take a look at how they got us to come together, feel good and let us know "we are all on the same side."

The whole thing gave me "Babe" flashbacks. 

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  1. I didn't know Century College offered an Associate's Degree in Pop Psychology. And if you're going to make a Lucifer reference, you should focus on Ezekiel 28:17, “Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor.” Lucifer apparently became so impressed with his own beauty, intelligence, power, and position that he began to desire for himself the honor and glory that belonged to God alone. The sin that corrupted Lucifer was self-generated pride. Pretty proud of yourself, aren't you Andrea?

  2. Dear Concerned Dad:
    To quote from Shakespeare, Coriolanus; "More of your conversation would infect my brain."
    Your unwillingness to admit evil exists is as concerning as your lack of critical thinking skills.To quote Proverbs 6:12-16
    A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord; therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing. There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him:

    As you can see, the author of the post is ~SAR. That's right, MN Hockey Mama has multiple authors.