There is so much bad news and analysis coming at us from so many different directions that it is like drinking from a fire hose. What should we be paying attention to? Which existential threat is going to get us first? Who can we trust? Who is purveying truth? Who is peddling lies? Is Liberty lost forever?
All I and millions of red blooded Americans want is to be left alone. We just want to live our lives as we choose to live them – in Liberty. We are not serfs or slaves to a collective, we are freemen. We have tried the suggestion box; they ignore our pleas for redress of our grievances. We have tried the soap box; nobody will listen. We have tried the ballot box; these days it is stuffed with ACORNs. We appeal to the jury box; the courts won’t give us access or “standing.” It seems that all that is left is the ammo box; but we don’t even know which way to aim first.
Is the important target the nuclear armed and arming Muslim states or the stateless Jihadist terrorists? The Mexican drug cartels who are winning the battle for Mexico, or their ruthless distribution gangs who are taking over our cities? The reemerging saber rattling communist states, or our own Marxist idiots ensconced in our ghettos, academia, the environmental movement, the unions, the banks, the big corporations, the MSM, Congress, and now the White House?
After much reflection, I reckon our biggest problem at the moment is the latter category. The so-called Progressives, or socialists, or communists, or Marxists, or collectivists, or bleeding heart liberals – anyone who ascribes to the altruistic notion of “From each according to his ability – to each according to his needs.” That creed is anti-capitalist, anti-Liberty, and thus anti-American. All who esteem Liberty in the Land of Opportunity, need to take the gloves off and defeat this beast once and for all or earn our pine box trying.
How many times lately have you asked yourself, “What could the politicians possibly be thinking?” Can’t they see that there is no way we could ever repay all the “borrowed” money they are spending? I encountered a new term today, “The Cloward-Piven Strategy.” Somehow, it is not surprising that it came out of the nest of communists in Chicago that produced the Obamarxist and his cronies. First it appeared in an American Thinker article published back in September entitled, “Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis,” which is a must read:
One of two things must be true. Either the Democrats are unfathomable idiots, who ignorantly pursue ever more destructive policies despite decades of contrary evidence, or they understand the consequences of their actions and relentlessly carry on anyway because they somehow benefit.
I submit to you they understand the consequences. For many it is simply a practical matter of eliciting votes from a targeted constituency at taxpayer expense; we lose a little, they gain a lot, and the politician keeps his job. But for others, the goal is more malevolent – the failure is deliberate. Don’t laugh. This method not only has its proponents, it has a name: the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It describes their agenda, tactics, and long-term strategy.
The Strategy was first elucidated in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation magazine by a pair of radical socialist Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. David Horowitz summarizes 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.
Cloward and Piven were inspired by radical organizer [and Hillary Clinton mentor] Saul Alinsky:
“Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules,” Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system’s failure to “live up” to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist “rule book” with a socialist one. (Courtesy Discover the Networks.org)
Newsmax rounds out the picture:
Their strategy to create political, financial, and social chaos that would result in revolution blended Alinsky concepts with their more aggressive efforts at bringing about a change in U.S. government. To achieve their revolutionary change, Cloward and Piven sought to use a cadre of aggressive organizers assisted by friendly news media to force a re-distribution of the nation’s wealth.
In their Nation article, Cloward and Piven were specific about the kind of “crisis” they were trying to create:
By crisis, we mean a publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere. Crisis can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention.
No matter where the strategy is implemented, it shares the following features:
- The offensive organizes previously unorganized groups eligible for government benefits but not currently receiving all they can.
- The offensive seeks to identify new beneficiaries and/or create new benefits.
- The overarching aim is always to impose new stresses on target systems, with the ultimate goal of forcing their collapse.
Do read the whole thing.
Then, in February it came up again in another American Thinker article entitled, “The Cloward/Piven Strategy of Economic Recovery“:
Using borrowed money for a band-aid bailout of the economy should seem backwards to most people. However, it likely is a planned strategy to promote radical change. Those naively believing that President Obama is simply rewarding his far-left base, and will then move to the political center, must wise up.
Obama adheres to the Saul Alinksy Rules for Radicals method of politics, which teaches the dark art of destroying political adversaries. However, that text reveals only one front in the radical left’s war against America. The Cloward/Piven Strategy is another method employed by the radical Left to create and manage crisis. This strategy explains Rahm Emanuel’s ominous statement, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
Because these programs are financed with deficit spending, the effect of the Cloward/Piven Strategy becomes doubly destructive. Talk about a perfect storm! The Democrat stimulus plan is a mechanism whose goal is the destruction of the traditional American way of life. It is bitter irony that the American taxpayer will actually fund the destruction of his own ability to live according to the values of our Founding Documents. It is not alarmist to identify this situation as a coup d’etat.
Again, read the whole thing. Coup d’état is not alarmist at all; it is simply accurate. The only way we can ever recover our Constitutional republic with a capitalistic economic system now, is to reverse the Obamusurper’s clever coup. The sooner the better, while we still have the necessary tool box. It won’t be pleasant, but the alternative is infinitely worse, because there is not meant to be a recovery and return to “normal.” Get that through your skulls folks… the American Dream is over. Pick a box. ◄Dave►