At least, that’s the story we are being sold.
Call the Czar a bit skeptical here. A teleconference between officials is allegedly being held this weekend to review the steps necessary to break up and dissolve the wantonly corrupt and apparently vote-buying/rigging organization.
Cause of celebration? Not so fast, spake the Czar. Let us consider some possibilities. Acorn has proven intensely effective at its ability to bring in Democratic votes. Does anyone believe the Democrats will let this simply go away? They have held onto affirmative action and variations of Jim Crow dependencies for decades. The Democrats will need this group to be around.
“Over the last six months, at least 15 of the group’s 30 state chapters have disbanded and have no plans of re-forming” so what’s the big deal?
Read on: “The California and New York chapters, two of the largest, have severed their ties to the national group and have independently reconstituted themselves with new names. Several other state groups are also re-forming outside the Acorn umbrella, and will not be affected if the national organization files for bankruptcy.”
ACORN is not going away. Rather, it got too big for its own good and drew attention to itself. On the other hand, envision a network of smaller cells, each quietly controlled by the same special interests and politicians, but much, much harder to track or investigate.
This would be way too much work for the mainstream media to follow, assuming they would even bother. As a result, the corruption can increase without any one organization screwing the others. The mob divides itself into families for exactly the same reasons: if the Las Vegas family goes down, the Chicago family sits comfortably well.
Also similar to organized crime is amount of internal problems. The fact is that ACORN was going to fail anyway, even without O’Keefe and Breitbart: the organization was so plagued with internal fraud and embezzlement that it was now unsustainable. The mob had the same problem; but breaking the organization into smaller groups now limits how much any one individual can exploit the system from within.
The acorns have alreay been planted: “Acorn’s sudden demise, supporters say, has left a vacuum in services for communities that used to rely on it for free advice on employment, tax and loan matters.” Vacuum is the magic word: nature abhors one, so all these new social service groups will suddenly pop up to fill the void left by ACORN…except, of course, all these new social service groups will really be splinter organizations run by the same people under the same rules for the same dark purposes. That comment is the set up tip off: the public will be clamoring for these services, and consequently will not look too deeply into the process. Some of these groups might even proclaim themselves to be in competition: but they naturally will not be.
So, this is hardly good news. It actually makes the corruption harder to find.