The New Organizing Institute, a group that got started a few years ago, has been described as the 'West Point of community organizing.' Now they have put out a video advertising the profession of organizing. It is liable to bring tears to the eyes of Americans of all political persuasions, whether from inspiration or laughter:
"We are community organizers, and we're dedicated to providing resources for organizers by organizers," one of the group's cofounders says near the end.
Lest the viewer be confused into mistaking this for an apolitical training organization, a list of the organizations and people represented follows, with a short description of what they do. See how many conservative-leaning ones you can spot:
Analyst Institute (misspelled as "Analyist Institute" in the video): Specializes in "best practices for progressive voter contact." Here's a link to their leadership page. Oddly, the bios of each of the leaders is password protected.
Molly Katchpole: Recent college graduate responsible for organizing against the Bank of America Debit Card fees. Described by Reuters as "Corporate America's worst nightmare."
GetEQUAL: An organization whose mission statement is to "empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and our allies to take bold action to demand full legal and social equality, and to hold accountable those who stand in the way."
Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom: An organization that "promotes interaction among pro-choice students, young adults, clergy, and religious leaders of all faiths." Also advocates for "pro-choice social justice."
Energy Action Coalition: A "coalition of 50 youth-led environmental and social justice groups working together to build the youth clean energy and climate movement." Advertises its ties to PIRG and CampusProgress.org, the youth arm of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP).
Trilogy Interactive: A political consulting firm whose political work includes designing a website to protest the Defense of Marriage Act, building the website for Progressives United, and also for the California Democratic Party.
National Democratic Institute: Despite the name, not an organization tied to the Democratic party. Rather, an organization designed to promote democracy around the world. Claims to work with parties across the ideological spectrum. These include the Socialist International, the Party of European Socialists, and the European People's Party. Also works with Freedom House, an organization which some believe has ties to the State Department.
DailyKos: Radical Left-wing blog founded by Markos Moulitsas, the author of American Taliban, which accuses the Republican Party of behaving like the Taliban in regard to social issues.
Headed by Richard Trumka.
Moses Mworeko Kushaba: Identified as a "social worker." In fact a Ugandan refugee who fled after the country made homosexuality illegal.
In other words, the organizations/people represented either have an unclear/centrist political agenda or lean heavily to the Left. As if this needs confirmation, check out this humorous video the same group released around the same time (Warning - NSFW language!):
Meanwhile, the first video might remind readers of another video that came out last year, and was similarly embarrassing to its originators: