There are two kinds of crises in the country: the “I’m gonna get something for nothing” crisis, and the “I’m gonna die” crisis. Notice that the word “I” is used, which tends to bring the whole thing down to where politics resides; with the individual.
Once upon a time, when Barack Obama was a little snot-nosed four-year-old, there were two youngish academics, who resided in New York and were associated with Columbia University. Radical socialists, they performed pretty much as one would expect from academia, and they were in the company of countless other socialist, Marxist haters of capitalism and America. Clintons, Ayers, Dohrn, and people of that ilk which the Viet Nam War and the race riots helped to spawn. Not that they gave a rip about either Viet Nam or the race riots as far as humanitarianism was concerned. Each event was simply an impetus for promoting their agenda: the tearing down of the United States. They all worked hard, and their programs, ideals and schemes have come to fruition in a variety of ways.
In 1965 Cloward and Piven took a ready-made crisis and transformed it into a leftist strategy of major proportions. When the Watts riots occurred they refined a plan that worked and has been gaining momentum for the past forty-four years. And our president (the snot-nosed four-year-old) has raised it to an art form. Imagine that.
Simply put, the Cloward-Piven strategy is a manufactured crisis. In the words of David Horowitz, it 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.” Or, as Michael Eden wrote, “(The Piven-Cloward strategy) was the brainchild of two leftist professors to take total control of America by overwhelming its social support structures to create a ‘crisis’” They were greatly influenced by Saul Alinsky, The Chicago Marxist community organizer.
And it has worked time after time, beginning with an article "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty" in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation. Cloward and Piven outlined a plan to sabotage the welfare system by a massive drive to recruit the poor onto welfare roles. It worked. "From 1965 to 1974, the number of households on welfare soared from 4.3 million to 10.8 million, despite mostly flush economic times. By the early 1970s, one person was on the welfare rolls in New York City for every two working in the city's private economy." writes Sol Stern. As a result, New York City was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1975. America was horrified, and the road to welfare was paved. Lo and behold, the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act was signed by President Clinton, with Cloward and Piven standing by like proud parents.
Now President Obama, who may have been a student of Cloward, or at least closely connected with him at Columbia, has taken the crisis strategy and run with it. Using the economic panic of 2008, he started his presidency by scaring everybody to death with his unemployment predictions and presented a stimulus package to prevent these predictions. Here’s one result out of Oklahoma. And here’s the result as of December ’09.
2009 was a year of Crises. From the Stimulus package to the auto industry to the banking fiasco to H1N1, the technique is clear: scare everybody to death. Or promise them free stuff.
Now we have the healthcare bill being crammed down our throats, despite 57% of the citizens being opposed.
What we need to understand is that for more than fifty years the left has been hard at work dismantling the private sector, capitalism, and the constitution. This is a very personal opinion, but I see the healthcare “crisis” as the last straw. Remember the strategy: overwhelm, overwhelm, overwhelm. Bring down a system and erect a socialist substitute. Cloward and Piven should be household names. They are not. However, if you take the time to Google them you will find far more information than you want. Keep in mind that this strategy has been working in this country since its birth in the sixties.
While you’re at it, please go to this site and this one (which will help you see why I believe healthcare reform will bring down our country.)
My fellow Americans, it is time to take back our country by any means possible. We desperately need a Lexington moment:
Although the minutemen were far fewer than the British soldiers they stood their ground. Pitcairn fired his pistol, and called to his men, "Fire!" A few guns answered, and then followed a deadly discharge of muskets at short range.
Captain Parker, seeing that his men were too few to withstand so many, ordered them to retreat. Then a few of them, of their own accord, fired at the regulars, but did them no harm. Seven men of Lexington, however, were killed by the British fire, and nine wounded. Jonas Parker had sworn never to run from British troops; he stood his ground and was stabbed by a bayonet as he reloaded his gun. Robert Munroe, a veteran of earlier wars, was killed. Samuel Hadley and John Brown were followed and shot down after they had left the common, and Asahel Porter, who had been captured and was trying to escape, was also shot. Caleb Harrington, who had gone to the meeting-house for powder, was killed by a bullet as he came out, and Jonathan Harrington, Jr., was struck in front of his own house on the common. His wife was at the window. He fell, then got to his knees, and crawled to his doorstep. There he died as his wife reached him.
Daylight found Lexington Common stained with blood, and seven of the town's brave sons dead. Yet Samuel Adams, looking into the future, could exclaim, "Oh, what a glorious morning is this!" for he knew that the heroic stand of that little company was the first step towards the winning of their country's independence. (Emphasis mine)
***This analysis of "The Battle of Lexington" is reprinted from Historic Poems and Ballads. Ed. Rupert S. Holland. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., 1912.
Following the Lexington and Concord episode, Lord Hugh Percy wrote of the Minutemen: "Whoever looks upon them as an irregular mob will find himself much mistaken." (Emphasis mine)
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