Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cloward and Piven, the strategy to collapse our economy

Richard A. Cloward and Francis Fox Piven were Saul Alinsky acolytes in the 1960’s and took to heart his rule for radicals about making the enemy live up to their own rules. So they made a plan to collapse the economies of large cities by flooding the welfare rolls with so many people that it would bankrupt the government and force the Federal government to come in and create guaranteed redistributive, guaranteed wages for everyone. The poor and disadvantaged were to be used as unwitting foot soldiers in the effort to bring about their vision of a socialist utopia. Glenn Beck believes that this strategy is being implemented on a scale before unseen upon our own government in order to collapse, once and for all, our nation’s economy. If successful, these radicals would recreate the government into a communist state.

I’m not sure that is the plan of the President, but I’m not so sure that it isn’t. It sounds crazy, but we know that Obama was a student of Saul Alinsky. We know that Hillary Clinton’s Senior Honor’s Thesis at Wellsley was an analysis of Saul Alinsky’s tactics. Now MSNBC, that paragon of objective journalism tries to whitewash her association, but they fail to supply a link to obtain a copy so the reader can see for themselves. They also try to whitewash Alinsky as having not been a member of the Communist Party, as if that changes his focus, beliefs or changes what team he is on in the grand scheme of things.

To cure those two unforgivable lapses by an organization that doesn’t deserve to be categorized as “news”, I present you with a link to Mrs. Clinton’s thesis here , and a quote from it describing Alinsky’s late in life migration of thought:

“Alinsky, ever consistent in his inconsistency, recently expanded his radical commitment to the eradication of powerless poverty and the injection of meaning into affluence. His new aspect, national planning, derives from the necessity of entrusting social change to institutions, specifically the United States Government.”

At that moment in Alinsky’s life, if he wasn’t a Communist, he certainly became of one flesh with them intellectually, if he were ever truly separate. Money quote from MSNBC’s own attempt at a whitewash:

“Looking back at the 1930s, he said, “Anybody who tells you he was active in progressive causes in those days and never worked with the Reds is a goddamn liar. Their platform stood for all the right things, and unlike many liberals, they were willing to put their bodies on the line.””

Alinsky was a communist, a socialist, a progressive, or whatever you want to call him, but he that is what he was. Hillary knew him well. Cloward and Piven were present during the signing of the ‘motor-votor’ bill into law, and they were well known to the Clintons both.

We know that Cloward and Piven were university academics for the School of Social (ist) Work at Columbia University, which was also the temporary home of The Institute for Social Research, also known as “The Frankfurt School” . Now I know this is the worst sort of guilt by association, but I am pretty comfortable making the connection. The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) is still going strong at Columbia, which appears to me to be a continuation of ISR’s work, albeit in a more “nuanced” and subtle way…or not so subtle. I doubt I would find much subtlety if I were to attend some classes there. The extreme leftist views of a vast majority of university professors in general is well documented today and the proof that my accusation of guilt by association is not far from the mark is in the fact that Cloward and Piven worked there in 1966 and they were extreme radical communists and still are to this day. I think ISR planted a seed of Marxism at Columbia that has spread throughout American academia.

For more on Cloward and Piven, look here. Key paragraph to note:

“Cloward and Piven never again revealed their intentions as candidly as they had in their 1966 article. Even so, their activism in subsequent years continued to rely on the tactic of overloading the system. When the public caught on to their welfare scheme, Cloward and Piven simply moved on, applying pressure to other sectors of the bureaucracy, wherever they detected weakness.”

For a full text of the article by these two communists, go here . If he is correct, then we must examine all of our current welfare programs.

But Bill Clinton ended welfare as we know it, right? Well, yes, but check this out. It should chill you to the bones. If you don’t have the time to read the whole thing, just skip to this key paragraph that should pop right out:

“The Cloward-Piven Strategy remains relevant today especially because -- in a move that just about nobody noticed -- the spectacularly successful Clinton era welfare reforms were erased in language buried deep within the February stimulus package signed into law by President Obama. As Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation has documented, federal law has been changed to offer new financial incentives to states to increase their welfare caseloads.”

I think the more that we dig, the more we will find. More to come. I am on the hunt…

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