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It's known as the Cloward-Piven Strategy

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posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 02:46 AM
This was a private email sent to me from our local community activist leader by one of our members. His name will remain anonymous.

When compiled in one logically sequenced writing, these bits of information become an avalanche of evidence that we are truly in a do-or-die fight with a well-organized group of anti-American politicians who are desparately trying to take away our rights and freedoms, and turn our country into a Marxist Oligarchy under the control of something they call (amongst themselves) a "new world order'.

By Anonymous

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.

The methodology is known as the Cloward-Piven Strategy; 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.

[edit on 29-11-2009 by WWJFKD]

posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 03:22 AM
Good job on this post. Myself, and many other Americans have watched the insane decision making and political positioning of the current administration and asked "what are they doing?" It has occured to me, before reading this post, the exact points that it makes. Simply, they cant vote in a system that does not want the peoples vote, therefore, it must be brought down in a way that meets their aims but absolves them of blame. The flaw in their plan is that we are smarter and more active than they give us credit for. Lets hope that they will not destroy the values that make this country great and replace them with those that make them powerful and us enslaved.

posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 03:58 AM

Originally posted by WWJFKD

As we now know, ACORN was one of the chief drivers of high-risk mortgage lending that eventually led to the financial crisis.

[edit on 29-11-2009 by WWJFKD]

Whaaa? Hold the phone, chief drivers? You sure it's not the usurers we call mortgage bankers and re-fi guys. Y'know, they guys who made the bad loans, collected interest on their monopoly money re-fis then forclosed on those same homes. You sure it wasn't those guys?

[edit on 29-11-2009 by dashen]

posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 01:27 PM
If I recall there were a number of mortgage companies who when they found themselves faced with an unacceptable risk did two things, one they gave the mortgage to keep ACORN from making continued operation very difficult for them, and two to deal with the risk factor, utilized credit default swaps to bring the risk factor to them personally down enough to make the mortgage acceptable.

Net result, far too many bad credit risks got mortgages they could not service, and a huge ticking time bomb of credit default swaps was generated that added to the swap bubble to the point that to pay out all that insurance against defaulted mortgages and other risky dealings would cost more than the US produces in a year

posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 02:28 PM
Didn't we in fact end up borrowing more than the worlds GDP when it was all said and done. Does anyone actually believe we are somehow going to miraculously bounce back from this? I personally have my doubts.

2.3 trillion dollars "missing" from the pentagon budget 9/10/2001 Donald Rumsfeld - and that was just for starters.

However my emphasis is on the Cloward/Piven business. fits very nicely with Problem, Reaction, Solution.

Problem - Create the Crisis (Never waste a good crisis)

Reaction - Save Us! (Do Whatever it takes)

Solution - Provide yourself as the only way to fix the problem (Were here to help)

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