Cloward-Piven-Obama and Manufacturing A Crisis – Part II

In Part I on the Cloward-Piven-Obama strategy for change we discussed supporting tactics for the strategy of intended consequences includes:

  1. Flooding government with impossible demands until it slowly cranks to a stop;
  2. Overloading electoral systems with successive tidal waves of new voters, many of them bogus;
  3. Shaking down banks, politicians in Congress, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for affirmative-action borrowing; 
  4. Pulling down the national financial system by demanding exotic, subprime mortgages for low-income Americans with little hope of repaying their loans.

This strategy was developed in the mid-1960s by two Columbia University sociologists, Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, much of their strategy was drawn from Saul Alinsky, Chicago’s notorious revolutionary Marxist community organizer.

In Part II we begin discussing how the current rapid and unprecedented public spending under the guise of economic stimulus will help create chaos and panic forcing reliance on the government to become an ever increasing nanny state with ultimate control over all sectors of society.

Welfare reform was designed to take individuals off the public dole and into the private sector as independent and self-sufficient workers contributing to society and their own personal welfare.

The Cloward-Pivens strategy implemented by the Obama regime is designed to replace independence on self with dependence on government subsidies and ultimately reliance on government.

Academics and think-tank Liberals will live off of well-funded government grant programs while designing programs to control the public sector and private individuals. Lobbyists will sell out to the highest bidder.

Cloward and Piven’s argued that full enrollment of those eligible for welfare “would produce bureaucratic disruption in welfare agencies and fiscal disruption in local and state governments” that would “deepen existing divisions among elements in the big-city Democratic coalition: the remaining white middle class, the white working-class ethnic groups and the growing minority poor.

To avoid a further weakening of that historic coalition, a national Democratic administration would be constrained to advance a federal solution to poverty that would override local welfare failures, local class and racial conflicts and local revenue dilemmas.” They wrote “the ultimate objective of this strategy (is) to wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual income… (via) the outright redistribution of income.”

In “The Road Not Taken” Michael Reisch and Janice Andrews wrote that Cloward and Piven “proposed to create a crisis in the current welfare system — by exploiting the gap between welfare law and practice — that would ultimately bring about its collapse and replace it with a system of guaranteed annual income. They hoped to accomplish this end by informing the poor of their rights to welfare assistance, encouraging them to apply for benefits and, in effect, overloading an already overburdened bureaucracy.”

Robert Pear argued that “Great Society” programs ‘had created a vast army of full-time liberal activists whose salaries are paid from the taxes of conservative working people.”

Redistribution of Wealth – Increase taxes on the “rich” determined by government based on gross wage. Increase taxes on businesses at all levels to pass on the treasure to benefit low income groups and to create more social programs that encourage subsistence off the public dole.

Government run healthcare – Obama and his Leftist ilk are busy pushing through government controlled healthcare that will cause loss of coverage through the private sector, rationing and determination for treatment by a government employee not between patient and doctor.

While removing the private sector from the healthcare role the government will attempt to provide health services to illegal immigrants. The goal is to reduce overall care, limit availability of care and to create chaos in the private sector.

Further, tort reform is not a part of the current healthcare proposals so frivolous lawsuits will continue to damage quality healthcare as we know it today.

Politicians enjoy excellent healthcare coverage but won’t partake in the government controlled system that Obama demands for the masses.

Of course, they also qualify now for generous Congressional coverage. Most Americans won’t have the same choice. Some will be transferred to the new entitlement as it uses its taxpayer bankroll to dominate insurance markets. Others work for businesses that will find it easier to dump their policies and move employees to the federal rolls. Democrats also know that the public option will try to control health spending by squeezing payments made to doctors and hospitals, and by not paying for treatments that Washington decides are too expensive, which will result in inferior care.

Government run programs like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Amtrak, the postal system are non-profitable drains and would go out of business if they were private entities.

Obama’s rapid movement toward government takeover of private industry, banks and healthcare is a deliberate means to disturb a free capitalist society, manufacture chaos and to force individual dependency toward the government so they may gain control over lives into a hybrid Marxist-Fascist state.

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.

This is now the beginning of the Cloward-Piven-Obama strategy of soft tyranny and eventually complete tyranny over individuals. Indeed!

Obama’s Cloward-Piven Strategy of Intended Consequences – Part I

Coming soon Cloward-Piven-Obama Strategy – Part III

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