>Cloward-Piven Government

>From American Thinker:

Cloward-Piven Government
James Simpson
It is time to cast aside all remaining doubt. President Obama is not trying to lead America forward to recovery, prosperity and strength. Quite the opposite, in fact.

In September of last year, American Thinker published my article, Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis. Part of a series, it connected then-presidential candidate Barack Obama to individuals and organizations practicing a malevolent strategy for destroying our economy and our system of government. Since then, the story of that strategy has found its way across the blogosphere, onto the airwaves of radio stations across the country, the Glenn Beck television show, Bill O’Reilly, and now Mark Levin.

The methodology is known as the Cloward-Piven Strategy, and we can all be grateful to David Horowitz and his Discover the Networks for originally exposing and explaining it to us. He describes it as:

The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven were two lifelong members of Democratic Socialists of America who taught sociology at Columbia University (Piven later went on to City University of New York). In a May 1966 Nation magazine article titled “The Weight of the Poor,” they outlined their strategy, proposing to use grassroots radical organizations to push ever more strident demands for public services at all levels of government.

The result, they predicted, would be “a profound financial and political crisis” that would unleash “powerful forces … for major economic reform at the national level.”

They implemented the strategy by creating a succession of radical organizations, most notable among them the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), with the help of veteran organizer Wade Rathke. Their crowning achievement was the “Motor Voter” act, signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1993 with Cloward and Piven standing behind him.

As we now know, ACORN was one of the chief drivers of high-risk mortgage lending that eventually led to the financial crisis. But the Motor Voter law was another component of the strategy. It created vast vulnerabilities in our electoral system, which ACORN then exploited.

ACORN’s vote registration scandals throughout the U.S. are predictable fallout.

The Motor Voter law has also been used to open another vulnerability in the system: the registration of vast numbers of illegal aliens, who then reliably vote Democrat. Herein lies the real reason Democrats are so anxious for open borders, security be damned.

It should be clear to anyone with a mind and two eyes that this president and this Congress do not have our interests at heart. They are implementing this strategy on an unprecedented scale by flooding America with a tidal wave of poisonous initiatives, orders, regulations, and laws. As Rahm Emmanuel said, “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.”

The real goal of “health care” legislation, the real goal of “cap-and-trade,” and the real goal of the “stimulus” is to rip the guts out of our private economy and transfer wide swaths of it over to the government to control. Do not be deluded by the propaganda. These initiatives are vehicles for change. They are not goals in and of themselves except in their ability to deliver power. They and will make matters much worse, for that is their design.

This time, in addition to overwhelming the government with demands for services, Obama and the Democrats are overwhelming political opposition to their plans with a flood of apocalyptic legislation. Their ultimate goal is to leave us so discouraged, demoralized, and exhausted that we throw our hands up in defeat. As Barney Frank said, “the middle class will be too distracted to fight.”

These people are our enemies. They don’t use guns, yet, but they are just as dangerous, determined, and duplicitous as the communists we faced in the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, and bush wars across the globe, and the Nazis we faced in World War II.

It is time we fully internalized and digested this fact, with all its ugly ramifications. These people have violated countless laws and could be prosecuted, had we the political power. Not only are their policies unconstitutional, but deliberately so — the goal being to make the Constitution irrelevant. Their spending is off the charts and will drive us into hyperinflation, but it could be rescinded, had we the political power. These policies are toxic, but they could be stopped and reversed, had we the political power. Their ideologies are poisonous, but they could be exposed for what they are, with long jail sentences as an object lesson, had we the political power.

Every single citizen who cares about this country should be spending every minute of his or her spare time lobbying, organizing, writing, and planning. Fight every initiative they launch. It is all destructive. If we are to root out this evil, it is critical that in 2010 we elect competent, principled leaders willing to defend our Constitution and our country. Otherwise, the malevolent cabal that occupies the government today will become too entrenched.

After that, all bets are off.

Don’t forget Beck’s latest overview on the situation, as well as that of Vandam.

This is not a drill.

Audentes fortuna iuvat.

7 responses to “>Cloward-Piven Government

  1. >"Their crowning achievement was the "Motor Voter" act"A democratic republic cannot survive the poor people voting their interests. Two alternatives are: (a) a poll tax that excludes the minority voters, by which you openly admit that landowners are an oligarchy ruling the peasants; and (b) the abolition of all voting, all rulers, and all politics. These social architects are the communists we faced in the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, and Bush wars (capitalized) across the globe, and the Nazis we faced in World War II."If we are to root out this evil, it is critical that in 2010 we elect competent, principled leaders willing to defend our Constitution and our country."And this time Lucy will let us kick the football. Not. Ignore those sixteen paragraphs of analysis where we proved that this never works, and can't work now. We can't face this reality.

  2. >They are challenging you for dominance. Will you listen to your own reasoning, or will you submit? They won't force you at gunpoint to pack into the ghettos, they will browbeat you. Your TV, your newspaper, your neighbor, and your spouse all say that collectivism is the way and the truth and the light. Acquiesce. It's eeeeasy.Maybe the libertarians would be better off if the sheeple were not rescued from their own idiocy, and were eliminated from the pool of snitches and informers. Go ahead. Keep believing that voting, bailouts, and other transfer schemes sanctified by majority rule will be your salvation. Let yourself be packed into Agenda 21/FEMA/Carbon Caps ghettos, with all the reduction in living conditions that implies, until a plague from bad sanitation and crowded conditions wipes you out. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  3. >You counter government power by among other things, growing the underground economy($1 trillion in 2009 dollars and growing), carve out government power in local communities through raising scandals to get recall elections(like the GI's of Athens TN in 1946 did. Yes they had to resort to arms when the election was stolen literally by the local boss hoggs but they fought back). Google It's Time and Recall Election: Obstacles to Overcome at my blog.

  4. >Finally proof I've been looking for.. an example: http://spitnyri.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/hidden-domestic-history/I have been speaking on the DSAUSA connection to the Domestics since Bill Clintons first term in office when he and Gore created the New Democrat Party which has now morphed from that to what is now their much loved DLC.. and everyone still calls them democrats.. just like liberals.. Thanks so much for posting this.. a lot of your data can be verified on the internet archive's "Way Back Machine which saved copies of websites as originally posted.Its where I found the DSA membership lists including most present domestics in congress.Keep the faithSpitnyri

  5. >Listen people, this reform should be about health, not about business. Healthcare, mine and yours, is an issue very, very important. Is a moral issue, an ethical issue, but never business. Look out, and you will see that those guys that are against this reform solved those health issues only for themselve.If you think that goverment is a bad health administrator, think again because we are at the worse point with the for profit healthcare system. Many people are getting rich because someone else is sick, and thats inmoral, and if you are against this reform, you are with those healthcare bullies that doesn't believe in God, only in money.

  6. >Anon at 7:14:Are you daft?"if you are against this reform, you are with those healthcare bullies that doesn't believe in God, only in money"???Here's what immoral:People, coming under claim of law, to steal my property, upon threat of force.Enough.No more. Not one more inch.How badly do you and your socialist ilk want any more of my stuff?

  7. >As Barney Frank said, "the middle class will be too distracted to fight."What happens when the middle class is reduced to poverty?They will act with a terrible vengeance. I bet Barney Frank did not foresee such a possibility.MALTHUS