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Monday, February 09, 2009

Obama and the Cloward-Piven Strategy; the stimulus is even more dangerous than it appears at face value...

This is going to be a long one, folks, but it may be the most significant information I have ever posted on this blog. Please bear with a little bit of background...
"First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, 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.

Inspired by the August 1965 riots in the black district of Watts in Los Angeles (which erupted after police had used batons to subdue a black man suspected of drunk driving), Cloward and Piven published an article titled "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty" in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation. Following its publication, The Nation sold an unprecedented 30,000 reprints. Activists were abuzz over the so-called "crisis strategy" or "Cloward-Piven Strategy," as it came to be called. Many were eager to put it into effect.

In their 1966 article, Cloward and Piven charged that the ruling classes used welfare to weaken the poor; that by providing a social safety net, the rich doused the fires of rebellion. Poor people can advance only when "the rest of society is afraid of them," Cloward told The New York Times on September 27, 1970. Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation; poor people would rise in revolt; only then would "the rest of society" accept their demands." Source:
So, the essence of the the Cloward-Piven strategy is to create crisis to drive immediate action that would not normally be acceptable at a time when cooler heads prevail. David Horowitz puts it this way: The Cloward-Piven strategy is "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."

Now, let's segue to President Obama's editorial Friday in the Washington Post.
"Each day we wait to begin the work of turning our economy around, more people lose their jobs, their savings and their homes. And if nothing is done, this recession might linger for years. Our economy will lose 5 million more jobs. Unemployment will approach double digits. Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse. " Source: Barack Obama - The Action Americans Need -
He goes on to say...
"In recent days, there have been misguided criticisms of this plan [Ed. Anyone who opposes President Obama is misguided?] that echo the failed theories that helped lead us into this crisis -- the notion that tax cuts alone will solve all our problems; that we can meet our enormous tests with half-steps and piecemeal measures; that we can ignore fundamental challenges such as energy independence and the high cost of health care and still expect our economy and our country to thrive.

I reject these theories, and so did the American people when they went to the polls in November and voted resoundingly for change. [Ed. What about the polls on the stimlus package, Mr. President? They show you losing support by the minute.] They know that we have tried it those ways for too long. And because we have, our health-care costs still rise faster than inflation. Our dependence on foreign oil still threatens our economy and our security. Our children still study in schools that put them at a disadvantage. We've seen the tragic consequences when our bridges crumble and our levees fail.

Every day, our economy gets sicker -- and the time for a remedy that puts Americans back to work, jump-starts our economy and invests in lasting growth is now. " Source: Barack Obama - The Action Americans Need -
In conclusion he states...
"So we have a choice to make. We can once again let Washington's bad habits stand in the way of progress. Or we can pull together and say that in America, our destiny isn't written for us but by us. We can place good ideas ahead of old ideological battles, and a sense of purpose above the same narrow partisanship. We can act boldly to turn crisis into opportunity and, together, write the next great chapter in our history and meet the test of our time. " Source: Barack Obama - The Action Americans Need -
Classic Cloward-Piven strategy! Of course, this was all well documented in the American Thinker on September 28th of 2008 -- six weeks before the election. James Simpson writes:
"In attempting to capture the significance of Barack Obama's Radical Left connections and his relation to the Cloward Piven strategy, I constructed following flow chart. It is by no means complete. There are simply too many radical individuals and organizations to include them all here. But these are perhaps the most significant.

The chart puts Barack Obama at the epicenter of an incestuous stew of American radical leftism. Not only are his connections significant, they practically define who he is. Taken together, they constitute a who's who of the American radical left, and guiding all is the Cloward-Piven strategy.

Conspicuous in their absence are any connections at all with any other group, moderate, or even mildly leftist. They are all radicals, firmly bedded in the anti-American, communist, socialist, radical leftist mesh." Source: American Thinker: Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis
Drill, baby, drill? The American people willingly gave the keys of government to the BURN, BABY, BURN 60's generation!
"Obama was raised on the mother's milk of socialism. Both his parents were fellow travelers, who met at the height of the Cold War in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii. Obama's grandfather was a close friend of Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis, sending young Barry (as he was then known) to him for mentoring, despite (or in ignorance of ) Davis being a pedophile. From the time he returned from 4 years in Indonesia and rejoined his grandparents in Hawaii at the age of 10, he was taken often to be with Frank Marshall Davis." Source: American Thinker: Obama's Radical Revolution:Its Alinsky Root and Global Vision
But of course, the shallow thinking American public could not be troubled with digging into Obama's past. They poo-pooed the connections to Ayers and Alinksy, but the campaign came right out of Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'...
"Obama did everything Alinsky prescribed. He went to Chicago, home of Alinsky and the place where Davis had worked for the communist revolution. Obama trained at the Industrial Areas Foundation, an Alinsky training institute. He organized in Chicago and did voter registration and training for ACORN. He went to law school. He built political alliances. He kept a tight lock on his records and his past.

As for Judeo/Christian morals. Forget it. Alinsky trained his radicals in the spirit of no-holds-barred methods. In Alinsky's mind, the American power structure was evil to its core and justified any means necessary to change the "world as it is" into the "world as it should be." Both Barack and Michelle Obama include these Alinsky code words in their speeches, and we should not mistake their meaning. No means are out of bounds.

Many of these radical revolutionaries have already bombed and burned. Lying, cheating and stealing are just more par for their revolutionary course.

Alinsky's tenth rule of the ethics of means: "You do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral garments."" Source: American Thinker: Obama's Radical Revolution:Its Alinsky Root and Global Vision
Now we know how he won, but how does this relate to the stimulus?
"Making an already weak economy even worse is the intent of the Cloward/Piven Strategy. It is imperative that we view the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan's spending on items like food stamps, jobless benefits, and health care through this end goal. This strategy explains why the Democrat plan to "stimulate" the economy involves massive deficit spending projects. It includes billions for ACORN and its subgroups such as SHOP and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Expanding the S-Chip Program through deficit spending in a supposed effort to "save the children" only makes a faltering economy worse.

If Congress were to allow a robust economy, parents would be able to provide for their children themselves by earning and keeping more of their own money. Democrats, quick to not waste a crisis, would consider that a lost opportunity.

The Cato Institute reports that the plan will harm a faltering economy, intentionally causing increased job losses leading to increased demands for the aforementioned programs. Even the jobs to be created are set apart to render social justice, not economic revival. Robert Reich believes new infrastructure jobs should not go to white construction workers. Meanwhile, workers at Microsoft, IBM, Texas Instruments, and the retail market find themselves experiencing the life of the welfare poor. " Source: American Thinker: The Cloward/Piven Strategy of Economic Recovery
Each of the source links are critical reading. In addition, read Jonah Goldberg's book 'Liberal Fascism' and Jerome Corsi's 'Obamanation' -- buy from in the lower right hand corner -- and read Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals' and Obama's 'Dreams of my Father' and 'Audacity of Hope but check those out from the library. Don't let them profit form you! As Patton said to a distant Rommel in the movie Patton "Rommel... you magnificent bastard, *I read your book*!" as he defeated him in battle so we too must understand the thinking of our adversaries and learn from them.

As Alinsky says in 'Rules for Radicals' "From the beginning the weakness as well as the strength of the democratic ideal has been the people. People cannot be free unless they are willing to sacrifice some of their interests to guarantee the freedom of others. The price of democracy is the ongoing pursuit of the common good by all of the people. 135 years ago Tocqueville [sic] gravely warned that unless individual citizens were regularly involved in the action of governing themselves, self-government would pass from the scene. Citizen participation is the animating spirit and force in a society predicated on volunteerism." Arise, conservatives. Put down the remote and pick up the phone and the mouse. Stop watching FoxNews and start making it...