Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gamaliel Foundation Prayer to Obama: Hear Our Prayer Obama

A video like this is no longer shocking, and that is...shocking. This Gamaliel Foundation video offers prayers with the obsessed's reply "Hear our prayer, Obama, Deliver us Obama." See video and transcription below. It is important to note that Barack Obama is "one" with the Gamaliel Foundation. One of the founders of Gamaliel, Gregory A. Galluzzo, and ex-Jesuit priest, met with Barack Obama "on a regular basis" during the creation of this Gamaliel - a Black Liberation Theology - Saul Alinsky-ACORN-Community Organizing at it's worst-based group. At the same time, Obama was creating the Developing Communities Project. This was before Obama entered Harvard Law School. In the words of Galluzzo: (see video below)

When Barack decided to go to Harvard Law School, he approached John McKnight, a professor at Northwestern and a Gamaliel Board member for a letter of recommendation. When Barack was leaving he made sure that Gamaliel was the formal consultant to the organization that he had created and to the staff that he had hired. Barack has acknowledged publicly that he had been the director of a Gamaliel affiliate. He has supported Gamaliel throughout the years by conducting training both at the National Leadership Training events and at the African American Leadership Commission. He has also attended our public meetings.
Here is some background on the Gamaliel Foundation from Discover the Networks [snippets]:
Predicated on the notion that America is a land rife with injustice, GF agitates for social change by supporting the efforts of a network of organizations (the Gamaliel Network) whose goal is to allow for individuals to "effectively participate" in the political, environmental, social and economic arenas. GF offers, for its network affiliates, programs to teach techniques and methodologies for bringing about social change; ongoing consultations; and organizer recruitment campaigns. The Gamaliel Foundation derives its name from the biblical figure who, according to the New Testament, chastised the Jewish Sanhedrin (rabbinical court) for wanting to give the death penalty to Jesus's apostles.... The Gamaliel Foundation models itself after the activism of the 1960s radical Saul Alinsky, who authored the books Reveille for Radicals (1946), The Professional Radical (1970), and Rules for Radicals (1971). Alinsky's prescription for effective organizing consisted of the following elements: (a) Develop a "trade union in the social factory" to serve as a vehicle by which people in the neighborhood can bargain, strike, and struggle to advance their agendas; (b) create a power-oriented community organization willing to use militant, confrontational tactics; and (c) promote a democratic organization where organizers do not themselves lead, but rather develop local leaders so as to create the veneer of self-determination and grassroots democracy. The Gamaliel Foundation is a sponsoring organization of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Coalition, which seeks to secure ever-expanding rights and civil liberties protections for illegal immigrants, and policy reforms that diminish or eliminate restrictions on immigration.
According to the report above, the group receives funding from George Soros's Open Society Institute, and others. Notice in the video the reference to the prophet Jeremiah.





 Hear Our Prayer, Obama (video)


Transcription:

[chanters] Everybody in, Nobody out (chanted several times)

[woman] We are here for the healing of the nation

[chanters] Yes

[woman] The Prophet Jeremiah, he cried out, is there no petition here, is there no balm..., why then has the health of my poor people not been restored?

[chanters] Hear our cry Obama

[woman] With the prophet Martin Luther King, Jr., he cried out: of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane;

[chanters] Hear our cry Obama

[woman] From health care systems and industries that make profit over people,

[chanters] Hear our cry Obama [woman] From lobbying efforts that block access to quality health care for all,

[chanters] Hear our cry Obama

[woman] From greed and fears that replace the reality of God's abundance, and the power of communities with the (inaudible ) of scarcity and isolation,

[chanters] Deliver us Obama [woman] From scapgoating of immigration, from blaming the poor, from all (inaudble) attitudes that deem health care as a right and a privilege grounded on the basic human rights,

[chanters] Deliver us Obama

[woman] Protect all of us who face health care without good health care insurance. More coming.

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