From the research I have undertaken over the years Common Purpose appears to be a neo-liberal (neo-facist in real terms) outfit empowered by Blair after 1995 to undermine power structures in the English speaking world on behalf of the EU, large corporations and banks.
Common Purpose is essentially the pure results of years of corporate funded study at Universities like Harvard into how corporations could gain more power in society using “corporate responsibility”, cultural Marxism/relativism and tactics pioneered by the like of J.P Morgan and Andrew Carnegie. If you remember Carnegie had his libraries filled with books supporting his interests and world view.
Common Purpose was started in the 1980s with a £500,000 loan rumored to have come from capitalists.
In the book “Beyond Authority” by Julia Middleton that we bought for our research the founder and head of Common Purpose outlines what leading beyond authority is and that subject will be covered in this article. This will be helpful in understanding how CP “people in position” operate and some of the “behaviour modification” we are likely to encounter as “the rest of society.”
We will introduce you to Common Purpose diagrams used by the bogus “Charity” and aspects of their internal jargon.
In the first paragraph Julia talks of the need to solve the “Silo” problem, this relates to the left’s position pre-Blair where Conservatives were in power and had been able to keep the Communists and so forth tied to their role as teachers etc without their influence being wider.
Julia says “Leaders who can still lead when their legitimacy is constantly in question. We need to nurture these leaders.” The intention of Common Purpose is to make it’s leaders successful over the whole circle in the diagram above. The circle of course shifts according to country, organisation and society but if taken to be the British Government for example the circle could represent Great Britain.
Common Purpose have indeed been very successful with the help of the globalists in most “circles.” If you have a look at a typical stakeholder theory circle you can see the parallels to the CP circle. The CP circle is a stakeholder circle and not some fancy original thing Julia came up with. The stakeholders of various kinds need to be convinced of the authoritative nature and successful prospects of the “project.” Common Purpose is essentially a project in multiculturalism, globalism, crony capitalism etc and the public has to believe in their “people in position” in order for the project to be a success.
So what is the Common Purpose mission (Project)?
The Common Purpose mission (project) is clearly to install a sort of fascist society with the Corporations in charge. The way they are able to sell this is by imbuing their people in position with the idea that they can use the corporate/public structure to improve equality in society. They use the phrase “rebel to transformer” in their literature to highlight this mission.
Just as fascism came from socialism so too did many of the ideas of corporate responsibility. In the 1950s and 60s corporations were asking themselves how they could deal with socialist ideas and still maintain monopolies and so forth. The answer they came up with was a form sanitised slavery where the concensus of socialism and the power of monopoly can work at once. The advent of proper “Mainstream Media” outlets where corporations only really have to convince a small population that they have “good” intentions allow this concept to work. This is evidenced through Corporations like Cash Converters promoting “good attitudes” towards LGBT or women whilst making millions fleecing the most vulnerable people in society.
The rebels are usually University graduates who used to be Marxists and are now convinced (or have to appear to be convinced) that serving the corporate structure is allowing them to be a “transformer.”
This works in a number of ways but the underlying ethos is awareness that one “leader” cannot change the world but that alliances can be built up with other leaders to bring these “transformers” closer to their Utopia. The Utopian ideals and missions are usually born out of grievance structures and straw men built by “academics in position.”
The academics build the grievances using shoddy studies and a healthy dollop of peer pressure. We have seen recently academics who oppose corporate outcomes have their positions at Universities revoked, one example recently at the University of Ulster was to do with physical differences between races. Something that is undeniable in real science and that has a real impact on society if it is ignored.
So all of this allows the corporations and banks to steer public outrage, usually with people i.e. straight white libertarian minded males being the target of their “two minutes of hate.” The idea of a geographic group of people of any hue looking after their own interests or providing their own services locally is anathema to the aim of the corporations, their aim being constant growth. If you can demonise populations and have people believe they are responsible for historical events etc you are half way to knocking them out as competition.
“Settling” and the Common Purpose squeeze
As Common Purpose grows the number of people it requires eventually reduces. Northern Ireland is a great example. If you notice the project circle in the diagram is the smallest circle this means that in terms of population the people covered by the authorit circle will always be the smallest. We have seen Common Purpose recycle it’s people through the outer circles via qualifications, CVs and the revolving door. The simple idea of qualification for a senior role in any of the circles is usually enough to make long term employees who would have got the role in the past “unqualified” for the role. Not because they don’t understand the role but because they are not part of the inner “authority/project circle.” As a result the circle of people in position contracts and the Corporations require less investment for every unit of influence.
An example of the activities of a CP person in Position in Belfast
So an example of a person in position might be a member of an NGO who is also a Common Purpose graduate. Lets say theoretically this person is female, from the Roman Catholic community, a member of the SDLP, a mid 2000s CP grad and works for the Bryson charitable trust.
Because Northern Ireland is still in the UK we will use the UK CP authority circle in the same way our subject would to determine their strategy.
So our subject is not a member of the Government or the civil service so she is entirely “in society” to enable her to act “beyond authority” she needs to make alliances with people in the other two circles. Common Purpose people are always trying to further the wider goals of the organisation by allying themselves with people in the other circles this can work on a subject by subject basis or more generally. Each individual is part of the “Slow March” through the institutions.
Our heroin will likely try to garner more authority usually by establishing a mission that appears “good.”
- She might convince members of Government (authority circle) of the need for more funding for Bryson through the SDLP
- She might convince a central ring figure in the PSNI of the need to target Conservative figures through her authority at Bryson citing incomers she claims have suffered discrimination.
- She would want to appear to people in her own circle as a kind and caring individual with no goals other than to help the kids.
- She would keep business happy with contracts for the supply of refugees and so forth. The corporations would be a step closer to total balkanisation and hence their ascendancy.
There are various exercises you can run with these circles including doing one for your own conservative aspirations or for brainstorming the sorts of activities these fascists would likely be up to.
Over the next few weeks we will be looking into some graduates and outlining their politics. There are no records after 2005 when they started simply ignoring FOI requests that ask for names etc.