USDA to be “Culturally Transformed”

Wouldn’t you know it, we once lived in a dark and horrible world where we didn’t even realize that the Department of Agriculture was in need of “cultural transformation” in order to do its job of handing out agricultural subsidies to farmers. But all that changed with Pigford when it emerged that not enough of the the agricultural pork and giveaways were being given to farmers with the right accents and skin color.

So lights, camera and cultural transformation.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has paid a Chicago-based firm hundreds of thousands of dollars to culturally transform the agency through diversity training that includes chants about America’s founding fathers being illegal immigrants.

The USDA has paid a Chicago-based firm called Souder, Betances & Associates nearly $200,000 in the last two years to undertake a “cultural transformation” of the agency.

200K is modest for a cultural transformation. Mao spent a lot more than that on a cultural revolution. Here’s Souder, Betances & Associates section on Hispanics at Work.

Leveraging the skills, knowledge, world views and creative energies of Hispanics in the workplace is a capability that managers and leaders in organizations must develop fully.

You would assume that leveraging the skills of Hispanics would involve the same capability required to leverage the skills of all human beings… but that’s only because you have yet to be culturally transformed.

Making their numbers equal a positive force in the workplace can happen only with the guidance and efforts of culturally competent stake holders.

Here’s a tip, when you see the word “stakeholders” in a sentence, swap that out for soviets. It means the same thing and “soviets” is much clearer.

Pity the poor Hispanics, who apparently cannot positively contribute to the workplace until you hire Souder, Betances & Associates to teach you how to get them to contribute positively. Racism? Nope. Profitism.

Extensive travels and work experiences in Latin American settings have contributed to our base of knowledge and perspectives.

Well isn’t that great, they’re traveled extensively to Latin America, giving them the same informed insight as your next door neighbors who vacation regularly at fine resorts in Latin America. Drop them a line to suggest that they start their own Cultural Transformation program.

  • Guest

    The fact that I am reading this post confirms we both have too much time on our hands.

    • zionit

      Too much? Thank God we've got time.

    • Farmer Ted

      Funny the USDA that regularly SWAT TEAMS companies that use Immigrant Labor, often putting the Immigrants out of WORK, and DEPORTED, is now pretending to be Diverse.

  • tagalog

    I know (from personal experience in my college days) how easy it is to just chant and allow your mind to become empty, but I DO have one question: if the Europeans who settled the New World were "Illegal immigrants," what law was it that made them illegal?

    Do the people who make up these chants understand the meaning of the words they use, or is this just some form of mind-numbing repetition just to make noise about your disagreement?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      The left deconstructs everything to render it void of meaning. Their deconstructions are glib, but not factual.

  • Edward Cline

    The fact that I'm reading this post confirms that, among other things, I really want to know how my tax dollars are being spent, and that I don’t have enough time to keep up with all the crap that the government is spending those dollars on. I'm reading this post because I have no desire to be "culturally transformed" by the government or Hispanics or Muslims or Scientologists or believers in the mystical powers of the pyramid or Michelle Obama.

  • Edward Cline

    The preceding comment implies that Greenfield's article is a waste of time and that he'd really rather people didn't know what grand visions imbue the Department of Agriculture with the willingness to spend money on "integrating" Hispanics into government programs, as though we didn't already have enough Mexicans trying to overrun the Southwest in a "reconquista" campaign and collecting food stamps and free medical care and having "anchor" babies, just as the Muslims have done in Europe, in order to "culturally transform" Western civilization into a series of sinkholes of stagnation.

  • Edward Cline

    Talk about "cultural conflict": If Muslims take over the U.S., what are they going to do about all those Catholic Hispanics? Or, if the Hispanics take over the U.S., what are they going to do about the Muslims? That's a hypothetical question, of course. Dear reader: Do you understand the significance of the movie still that accompanies this article? It's from a very famous movie, starring Humphrey Bogart. The fellow in the picture is saying: "We don't need no stinkin' badges." Repeat it several times and you'll have a chant. Then wait for it to replenish your looted bank account and cause your asparagus to grow.

  • Snow White

    The Progressive Socialist answer to everything seems to be one size fits all, equal distribution of everything, including property, educational opportunities and leadership positions, ignoring the fact that not everyone has the mental capacity to appreciate and/or use their new found opportunities. The rule is, CREAM RISES TO THE TOP-. Those with more intelligence , reinforced by a psoitive work ethic, usually achieve more than those with less intelligence and no work ethics. As a result of our inane affirmative action/redistribution policies over the past 50 years we now have the less than most qualified in charge of most of our government agencies and industry. It's little wonder we are no longer the world's leader and China is replacing us in everything. We are committing national suicide, if we haven't already done it.

  • tagalog

    To be more up-to-date, the chanters could substitute the word "badges" with the word "visas."

    Then they could chant "We don't need no stinkin' visas."

    Try it when you enter Mexico and see how far you get.

  • Cat K

    Many writings in my field use the word "stakeholder." I picture a mob of villagers, each holding a wooden stake for piercing Dracula's heart – or is that the cure for the Werewolf? The other word I am seeing now is "Silo" which is used, I think, to indicate a set of concepts or processes or some such thing. It does not refer to a farmer's silo of corn. Who makes up these words? A committee of academics with communist badges! Then, the Comrads gleefully repeat the vocabulary, giving themselves a thrill.

  • Diversityday

    Dirty Hippie Rad Libs in Government got themselves a Radical Activist Consulting Firm and are funneling money to their friends.

    If you go to that group's site, notice the only RACE/ETHNICITY they mention by program name is:


    Not Africans, Asians, Native Americans.

    They obviously have a racial bias and political/financial agenda.