Thursday, August 4, 2011

United States of Alinsky? Are things THIS BAD? You decide..............

Was the dangerous situation in our country planned?  Are things following as scheduled?   Obama recently, again, said this: "We knew this was going to take time because we've got this big, messy, tough democracy."  He says things like that quite often, even suggesting that he regrets having to go through Congress (remember my post on that?) changing this country from a democracy to.......?.......what the 'change' was?  REALLY?

Please read this article and let us know what you think...............thanks.

Cloward-Piven Paradise Now?  from American Thinker

By Jeannie DeAngelis
Combine class warfare, demonizing the rich, getting as many people onto the welfare rolls as possible, and pushing the economic system to collapse and you have a flawless formula for Cloward-Piven 2.0 -- and a vehicle that ensures Obama remains in power.
Cloward-Piven is a much talked-about strategy proposed in the mid-1960's by two Columbia University sociology professors named Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.  The Cloward-Piven approach was sometimes referred to as the "crisis strategy," which they believed were a means to "end poverty."
The premise of the Cloward-Piven collective/anti-capitalist gospel decried "individual mobility and achievement," celebrated organized labor, fostered the principle that "if each finally found himself in the same relative economic relationship to his fellows ... all were infinitely better off."

**The duo taught that if you flooded the welfare rolls and bankrupted the cities and ultimately the nation, it would foster economic collapse, which would lead to political turmoil so severe that socialism would be accepted as a fix to an out-of-control set of circumstances.**

The idea was that if people were starving and the only way to eat was to accept government cheese, rather than starve, the masses would agree to what they would otherwise reject.  In essence, for the socialist-minded, the Cloward-Piven strategy is a simple formula that makes perfect sense; the radical husband-and-wife team had Saul Alinsky as their muse, and they went on to teach his social action principles to a cadre of socialist-leaning community organizers, one of whom was Barack Obama.

As the debt crisis continues to worsen, President Obama stands idly by an inferno with his arms crossed, shaking his head, and doing nothing other than kinking the fire hose and closing the spigot.  Spectator Obama is complaining that the structure of the American economy is engulfed in flames while accusing the Congress, which is trying desperately to douse the fire, of doing nothing about the problem.
Although speculative, if the Cloward-Piven strategy is the basis of the left's game plan, spearheaded by Alinsky devotee Barack Obama (Z: and Hillary Clinton, of course), it certainly explains the President's inaction and detached attitude.
The greatest nation in the history of the world is teetering on the brink of a catastrophic economic crisis. America was pushed to this point by a rapidly-expanding national debt and a stressed-out entitlement system; in the center of this crisis is the President, who insists on expanding it even further, all in the name "fairness" and "social justice."
As a default date nears and the President threatens seniors that there's a chance they may not receive their Social Security checks, it has been revealed that the federal government disperses a stunning 80 million checks a month, which means that about a third of the US adult population could be receiving some sort of entitlement. 
Since the 1960's when Cloward-Piven presented a socialistic guideline to usher in the type of evenhandedness Obama lauds, America's entitlement rolls have swelled from eight million to 80 million.  If the nation's ability to disperse handouts were ever disrupted, it's not hard to see how chaos would erupt should an angry army of millions demand what Cloward-Piven called "the right to income."
Couple the threat of dried-up funds for food stamps, Social Security, unemployment benefits and the like with the Obama administration's vigorous campaign to turn a tiny upper class of big earners into the enemy, and you have the Cloward-Piven recipe for anarchy and complete collapse.
If the worst happened, Saul Alinsky's biggest fan, whose poll numbers continue to plummet, could use mayhem in the streets to remain firmly ensconced in the White House.  Alinsky taught his students a basic principle that community organizer Barack Obama learned well: "Never let a good crisis go to waste." Fiscal disintegration coupled with lawlessness would deliver the type of Cloward-Piven/Saul Alinsky trifecta that progressives have worked toward and waited decades for.
Barack Obama has spent the last 1,000+ days defying reason and choosing policy directions that seem nonsensical to the rational mind: a failed stimulus package; ObamaCare; growing the deficit to astronomical proportions; and cynically portraying wealth as immoral. Now, when cuts are the only fix to a budgetary balloon about to burst, a seemingly illogical President digs in and demands additional phantom dollars to spend on a system that is collapsing under the weight of unmanageable debt. 
It's hard to figure out the method to the President's obvious madness, because based on Obama's approval rating, if the election were held today even Pee Wee Herman could replace Obama behind the Resolute Desk.  Maybe the "method" isn't "mad" in the least! 
Could it be that Barack Obama is purposely pressuring the system in a premeditated effort to foster a major crisis?   One that would demand extraordinary measures to control by a President who could then mete out basic sustenance to Americans who would agree to anything to regain some sense of normalcy.  And in the process successfully usher in the "socially just" system Barack Obama has dreamed of all his life.
While radical Alinsky/Cloward-Piven disciple Obama appears to be clueless and detached, it may be a ploy; he may actually be focused and engaged as he purposely pursues an Alinsky-inspired course of action to force the system to "live up" to its own rules.  Obama's ultimate goal of once-and-for-all discrediting the capitalist system and replacing America's foundational economic and social tenets with a broad-based socialist one headed by progressive Marxists like himself, is actually within reach.
As Obama pushes and prods the US economy and instigates social unrest, it could be that he believes a Cloward-Piven-style utopia resides just beyond the horizon -- a progressive panacea where an election-free, classless society, thankful for a simple crust of bread, looks to Barack Obama to keep the peace by remaining in power indefinitely. 
Therefore, unless all of America, regardless of class or political persuasion, pays attention to the potential for a bleak future that lies ahead and realizes the President's non-plan could be itself an actual calculated plan, the resulting consequences will affect everyone, as Barack Obama transforms a once great nation into Cloward and Piven's idea of paradise. (end of article)

Funny, a year or two ago, most Americans would have said about this article "What a nut!  Such exaggeration, that's ridiculous."   Today, I'm not quite so sure what most Americans would think if they read this.  WOULD that they could.


Always On Watch said...

Could it be that Barack Obama is purposely pressuring the system in a premeditated effort to foster a major crisis?

I hate conspiracy theories, but I do think that this article presents well the possibility that America has been caught in the Cloward-Piven-Alinsky web with the election of Obama.

Silverfiddle said...

I'm not into the conspiracy thing either, but it is completely in the realm of possibility that a klatch of people raised on Marx and dialectics would use such techniques to bring about what they think is a better United States.

-FJ said...

The problem with Cloward-Piven is that it was designed to fall back on an industrialized 2nd wave economy, not an information driven 3rd wave one. Talk about a couple of idiots trying to turn back the clock...

-FJ said...

I wonder what Obama's going to do once people stop paying their taxes and the "underground" economy moves above ground? Gold/ Silver coins vs. paper currency... Does he REALLY believe that capitalism can't adapt?

Robert said...

Sorry to say it or even to thing it, but this administration is filled with evil people who are hell bent on destroying what once was the greatest republic history. And with 0bama and friends, raising the debt limit, it's only going to get worse.

Opus #6 said...

Whether he is actively working to destroy America from within or not, his actions are wholly consistent with someone who has those motivations.

He must be voted out of office!

sue said...

hey guys.

go easy on him today, will ya?

it's his birthday.


Robert said...

Yeah, it's his Birthday, throw another Hotdog on the grill.

Z said...

Opus is right, don't you all think?

By the way, I realize only now how labeling this 'conspiracy theory' right away negates any bit of importance in the piece and I don't think we have the luxury of doing that as we do have to keep our eyes open. It's sort of like calling those who still don't believe the birth certificate "birthers", it negates any possibility (or tries to, it hasn't quite worked this time) that we've all seen in typewritter letters which aren't consistent with that year, etc.
Ya, "Conspiracy Theory"...REALLY? Or is that another moniker/trap to get people to shut up?

When Opus says "his actions are wholly consistent with someone who has those motivations", THIS is obviously why I had to print this and get peoples' minds wondering.THIS, as I read, jumped out at me like "Hey, he DID do that..!" or "Hey, that HAS happened...holy smoke!"

IT IS THE ACTIONS and SOME OF THE RECENT PRODUCTS OF THOSE ACTIONS which I personally am shocked to find pretty indicative of exactly what Alinsky and Coward Piven had planned.

AOW....the possibilities written in this piece need to be observed and considered...and fought somehow.

Silverfiddle.....I'm not sure it's intended for 'a better United States' or they're more ignorant than even I think these people are. Where they're apparently trying to take us has never worked successfully anywhere in the world, so you'd think they'd realize that, you think they'd stand by our Constitution, what made this country great........but, alas.

FJ...2nd wave v 3rd wave economy.....could you explain that?
Who is going to stop paying their taxes?

Robert, it can only get worse, you're right......we are SO deep in debt now that raising the ceiling was insane and doesn't help our future.

Sue, this is all just so puzzling and disturbing.
Don't even get us started on the birthday bash and the celebs and the cost :-) We didn't discuss it...see? We're trying to be easy on him (heh!)

Z said... dogs are never good enough for for Lobster at $38,000 a ticket!

Ticker said...

CP got off and running under Johnson and continued with each Demonkkkrat controlled Congress and President. Obama is just the total manifestation of it.

Susannah said...

Right. THANK YOU for posting this. Just wanted you to know that I put up a post today - on this same subject, sort of - & linked it to you. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Look who just endorsed Obama for 4 more years!
Accuses GOP of 'racism, lies, economic sabotage'!

It may be early in the campaign season, but the Communist Party USA already has seen fit to endorse Barack Obama for the 2012 election.

While noting he is disappointed with "some aspects" of the Obama administration's domestic and foreign policy, Sam Webb, chairman of the Communist Party USA, threw his support behind Obama's re-election bid.

In an article last week at People's Weekly World, the official newspaper of the Communist Party USA, Webb discussed the need for a third party consisting of the so-called working class and labor as well as "racially and nationally oppressed people, women, youth, immigrants, seniors, gay and straight."

I thought that was the "democratic" party?

Who's surprised?

Anonymous said...

"go easy on him today, will ya?'s his birthday."

You're sure of that? It's still very unclear if it is and when it really was as well as where it was.

Lisa said...

Oh I so agree with you Z on how calling this a conspiracy theory negates the argument.
That too is one of the Rules for Radicals. Rule #5 seems to keep rearing it's ugly head:
"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon".

To be honest I wasn't familiar with Cloward-Piven before 2008 but was quite aware of who Obama and Soros' were.
Myself I don't like our country to be used as some liberal experiment,especially since the outcome of it won't affect those self proclaimed intellects who think they know best and believe in a one size fits all,because it doesn't.
And yes I agree with Opus that Obama doesn't "fit" here.

-FJ said...

FJ...2nd wave v 3rd wave economy.....could you explain that?

Sure, noted futurist Alvin Toffler wrote a book called The Third Wave to describe trends in historical Economic Transformation

1st wave - Agriculture
2nd wave - Industrialization
3rd wave - Information Age

Who is going to stop paying their taxes?

Everyone once the government starts taking bigger & bigger slices of the economic pie. It's why communism doesn't work. High taxes create "black markets" for goods that avoid/evade those taxes. It just means a shift to "cash" from "credit" and if necessary, to "bullion" from "banknotes".

beamish said...

Everyone once the government starts taking bigger & bigger slices of the economic pie. It's why communism doesn't work. High taxes create "black markets" for goods that avoid/evade those taxes. It just means a shift to "cash" from "credit" and if necessary, to "bullion" from "banknotes".

Or a twelve pack of beer for a transmission rebuild.

Scotty said...

Where they're apparently trying to take us has never worked successfully anywhere in the world, so you'd think they'd realize that, you think they'd stand by our Constitution, what made this country great........but, alas.

I always happens in inches. Not unlike the proverbial frog and the slowly boiling pot.

Look around you, it's happening with each activist federal judge. We get closer.

Look at Z's own state and proposition 8. The people voted and yet it was overturned.

In New York there wasn't even a vote!

Democracy? Hell, we're hardly a representative government anymore.

It's like the child that continually asks for a cookie. The parent says no.....the child keeps asking until finally the parent is worn out and gives in.

I was born in 1950, I never thought I'd see a day when something like "Obamacare" would become law but, there it is. We were, ever so slowly, worn down....

I'm old enough to remember when having a child out of wedlock was shocking and a disgrace. Now it's common place....We were, ever so slowly, worn down.....

I could go on and on with many different examples, but I know you'll have a few of your own.

MK said...

It wouldn't surprise me if this was his strategy, what would surprise me is if it actually worked.

As it is, he is generally and rightly disliked, so pushing for more of him and for longer seems rather stupid. But then leftards aren't known for smarts are they.