Thursday, September 24, 2009
Cloward-Piven and the Far Left’s Agenda to Destroy America
If I told you that right now the President of the United States, key members of congress, and some of the richest people in the world were in the final stages of carrying out a plan that would destroy America as we know it, you’d probably write me off as some tin foil hat wearing lunatic. But what sounds more like political science fiction than reality may be more real than anyone cares to admit.
To get the full story we have to go back to 1966, when two Columbia University sociologists, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, developed a strategy to bring about the fall of capitalism by overwhelming federal and state governments with impossible demands for handouts and bailouts known as the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
The two argued that the current welfare system of providing a social safety net is really a tool created by the wealthy to keep poor people dependent on the federal government and to quash rebellion before it has a chance to foster. Furthermore, it was their belief that the only way that poor people could prosper in America was by making the rest of the country fear them.
Their plan calls for activists to work towards sabotaging and destroying the welfare system by overwhelming it with participation. The government would eventually be unable to meet growing demands for handouts and it, along with the financial system, would collapse leading to revolt among the poor and evolving into full fledged socialist revolution.
Cloward and Pevin estimated that at the time of their conception of this plan that less than half the people eligible for full welfare benefits were enrolled in the system. They proposed a strategy of enrolling as many poor people onto welfare as possible. It was their belief that if they could increase the rolls by just a few percent it would collapse the system.
To carry out this plan, they suggested creating groups of aggressive organizers. They would use protests and friendly journalists to push for taxation structures that would bring about the redistribution of wealth.
In the early days of carrying out their plans, groups would suddenly and without notice show up at welfare offices with hundreds of people. They would lash out at workers, sometimes violently.
Although these efforts were proving somewhat effective, they weren’t having quite the national impact Cloward and Piven had hoped. So they set about evolving their tactics to include voter registration. From this movement grew organizations like ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), Project Vote, NWRO, and others, all of which depend heavily on multi-billionaire George Soros for funding.
In July, 2009, Wade Rathke, founder of ACORN, stated in an interview that he supported the MEPS (Maximum Eligible Participation Solution) strategy. He wrote of this in his book “it is hard to believe that we cannot assemble the troops to mount a campaign for maximum eligible participation that harvests the opportunities and dollars already available if we could achieve full utilization of existing programs.”
With far left Democrats in control of both houses of congress and the White House a whole host of new entitlement programs have been instituted or expanded. Federal stimulus money is being used to produce advertising campaigns designed to drive more and more people to programs like, “Cars for Clunkers”, home loan modifications, and food stamps, which reached a record level of participation this summer and are now available on cards similar to and as easy to use as Visa debit cards. Meanwhile, the federal deficit has ballooned to an all time high and is projected to eclipse $9 trillion within ten years.
Just within the past 12 months the Federal Reserve has had to print more than a trillion dollars and the federal government has had to borrow another trillion from countries like China in order to meet demand for the U.S.’s out of control entitlement spending programs.
The strategy conceived by two men, funded by the 28th richest man in the world, lead by the Leader of the Free World, and being carried out by the millions on unsuspecting poor is coming ever closer to fruition. The question is, is it too late to save American exceptionalism or is America destined to become just another Democratic Socialist state like those in Europe?