This is a bit from a slightly odd blog http://www.thesocietyofqualifiedarchivists.blogspot.com/ which might be worth exploring
Monday, September 17, 2007 Common Purpose In previous blogs we have railed at numerous fifth columnists, traitors and collaborationists working towards the goal of subjugating Britain to the European Union in the realm of cultural heritage.
These organisations and individuals include John Prescott, the Fabian Society, regional bodies, national government bodies including QUANGOs and of course the EU itself. However, one organisation or movement to have evaded our attention so far is Common Purpose, founded by Julia Middleton, Head of Personnel under John Prescott, former Deputy Prime Minister.
The Common Purpose web site is interesting in that it stresses the importance of its graduates networking with each other and cutting across traditional disciplinary boundaries. CP states we develop leaders who can lead beyond their authority, beyond their direct circle of control. The organisation is a charity and (unavoidably one would have thought) proclaims political neutrality. The closeness of Julia Middleton to New Labour however and their known client base indicate a socialist and collectivist agenda.
Also stressed on the web site is the relevance to democracy of the organisation’s leadership programmes. This is highly significant because many totalitarian states have termed themselves democracies, notably China and East Germany. The United Kingdom is of course a democracy but this is only partly true. It is more specifically a parliamentary democracy and the distinction is important. In a parliamentary democracy, the people hold their government to account, through a democratically elected parliament.
In this regard we begin to see some cause for concern straight away, in that Common Purpose does not respect democracy, it respects authority. In her book Beyond Authority, Middleton argues for a leadership style that enables [Common Purpose graduates] to lead beyond the traditional boundaries and constraints of their organizations. This of course means beyond the constraints of democratic accountability, whether at local or national level. As Peter Mandelson, former Communist and European Commissioner put it in March 1998 it may be that the era of pure representative democracy is slowly coming to an end
We have therefore arrived at the truth: Common Purpose is concerned with something beyond democracy. It is concerned with the so-called post-democratic society and supranational government. In short, Common Purpose is a front for the European Union and the next major step towards Communist world rule. The fact the common purpose of Common Purpose is not actually stated anywhere by the organisation is confirmation of this. It is implied only and only for the elite.
The style of Common Purpose does not actually promote engagement, as the following speech made by Middleton to the South West Regional Development Authority confirms
The other day I was in a meeting in Belfast, I have no idea how I ended up in this meeting. It was a really wonderful meeting with about fifteen people there. When we were really getting going there was this little jerk in the corner, who kept piping out “What is your legitimacy?” and we all said “just shut up” and we kept on going.
She goes on to say
I believe passionately in the definition of civil society of Mr Mandela, who says that civil society is anyone who stands up. Anybody who stops crouching down and stops trying to be taller than everybody else and standing out and who is too embarrassed to be taller than anybody else and actually civil society are anyone who actually stands up and makes things happen.
Presumably this doesn't apply to the jerk!
Critics of Common Purpose are gaining in numbers and concern is spreading that CP is a means of fraud as well as Europhile indoctrination of persons identified as suitable for the leadership of post-democratic society. CP has been compared to the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London (of which it may be a front) and whose language is similarly jargonistic and luciferian (multi-organisational working, cross-boundary working and the global-national-local interface each raise their own set of organisational dynamics which must be surfaced and worked with if collaboration is to be effective. They also raise particular challenges for leadership (and followership). The Institute's approaches to organisational consultancy and leadership development, based on organisational theory and systems psychodynamics are particularly appropriate for helping organisations to address these complex issues) and whose intervention in the public sector appears to share the same objectives.
Other organisational comparisons can be made with the Fabian Society and European Movement, originally funded by the CIA
We asked Benedict Crumplethorne, SQA’s principal spokesman, to comment.
We are actively compiling a list of CP graduates working in the archives and heritage sectors. I am particularly concerned they are influencing the outcome of Designation Status applications and it goes without saying they have plenty of potential for misappropriating public funds in the regional bodies. The South West Euro Region seems to be heavily infiltrated and Sue Underwood, Chief Executive of the North East Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (NEMLAC) is a graduate.
We can take some satisfaction that they are probably mostly unwitting footsloggers for communist world rule. Lenin conceived that there would be different tiers of collaborators worldwide, one tier of which he described as useful idiots, those whose full knowledge of the Communist stratagem was limited but who at least would inadvertently help advance the cause.
We thanked Benedict for his contribution. Ellison Millinocket, SQA spokesman for the South West Euro Region, was too irate to comment.
A sorry tale of Common Purpose networking against true grassroots heritage initiatives in Plymouth is told by Dr. Brian Gerrish on YouTube.
Video: a talk on CP by Brian Gerrish, chaired by Roger Helmer MEP The Public Defender
CP takeover of Bradford