Ishtarmuz’s Rebuttal to: Destroying America via the Cloward-Piven Strategy

Ishtarmuz’s Rebuttal to: Destroying America via the Cloward-Piven Strategy June 30th 2010 posted by drDrjojo on written 6/30/2010 by  B. Chrysostom

A newly released video exposes the radical left’s malevolent strategy to overwhelm America’s system of government, undermine our Constitution, and destroy our free-market economy. The YouTube clip highlights the tactics known as the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” designed to hasten the collapse of capitalism and our democratic system via manufactured crisis and impossible demands on our social structures. These diabolical schemes are already being deployed by Obama and the Democrats to foster fear, fuel instability, and spread chaos and misery across the nation.

Oh my Goodness!  We are being led down the garden path by fear mongers to fuel instability, chaos and misery.  Where have I seen this before?  Where do you hear wall to wall fear, chaos, and misery mixed with advertisements for gold, god, glory, sexual enhancement, lawyers and insurance?  Yes, that bastion of liberal talking points, FOX News.  Where is the evidence for this theory posted on YouTube? Oh yes, it was in an article written two Columbia sociologist, Cloward, Richard; Piven, Frances (May 2, 1966). “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty” in The Nation. If you actually read it, then you will see that strategy is to have people receive that money they are entitled to receive, but can’t even live on.  This in itself would raise the hackles of the likes of what we now call the Tea Party and cause reform.  It happened.  You still can’t live on it, but we have built roads off the dole which cost more than the dole ever cost.  The issue has always been more moral than economic, one of social control versus anarchy. Those conservatives that want to continue to erode the social supports are the creators of this instability.

The video begins with an ominous warning that most conservatives already know and understand, but many still don’t seem to get or want to believe:

“President Obama is not trying to lead America forward to recover, prosperity and strength. Quite the opposite in fact.”

Obama has never done or said anything that even hinted at not supporting the working class of this country.  In a recession it crucial to extend the insurance and social programs that are designed to keep the economy from collapse.  To do otherwise would be to support poverty and the emergence of slave labor as the backs of unions are broken.

It then proceeds to highlight “The Cloward-Piven Strategy” detailed by James Simpson back in September of 2008 in the article “Barrack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis “:

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.

The only crisis so orchestrated is in the minds of the Tea Party.  The crisis driven reform of the prosperous 1960s was based a growing awareness of what was possible when the hidden inequities were brought to light.  Yes, allowing us to go into the crisis we have caused is a standard social work model, but notice the words ‘that we caused.’ Obama is a beacon, not the driving force, of the crisis.  The crisis existed long before President Obama.  He is just forced to choose how to act on it.  The real fear of the corporatists is that the actions he will take will not only resolve the problems, but reveal the fascist underpinning of the current crisis.

The flood of different crisis and large-scale oppressive initiatives that keep on coming from Washington are yet more signs of the perverse tactics the left uses to overwhelm the American public. They are not wasting any opportunity to shove their Marxist ideology forward …

The President and this Congress simply 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 Emanuel said, “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.” (2:42 in video)

My father used to say that paper will lay down and take anything.  I suppose it needs some updating.  Yes, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste.  It brings out the best and the worst in people.  If this is the best of the Tea Party, then I would hate to see them at their worst.

Furthermore, the constant barrage of new legislation, regulations, taxes, and executive orders are not haphazard. “They are not goals in and of themselves except in their ability to deliver power” and continually push America into deeper crisis and further chaos. They also serve a malicious purpose: to distract and demoralize the middle class …

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.” (2:55 in video)

I must agree that I am quite demoralized, discouraged and exhausted,  and even, at times, it is caused by President Obama.  I see the constant browbeating that the Tea Party encourages and I want to see the progressives stand up and tell both the President and the Tea Party that this has to stop.  No, we will not be distracted or submissive. When we stand up it will not be out of fear of your buzzwords, fallacies or sound bites. When we stand up it will not be to express half-baked ideas hiding bigotry and callousness.  When we stand up we will not speak for a privileged few that think they built the world by themselves and can do with it what they will. When we stand up you will hear a cry so loud and clear that it will be heard around the world.

The prophetic expose by James Simpson back in September 2008 turned out to be accurate. He understood what and who were [sic] are dealing with: “They are all radicals, firmly bedded in the anti-American, communist, socialist, radical leftist mesh.”

Let’s just hope that James’ call and prayer can still be heeded by enough men and women of sufficient character, integrity, and courage to challenge the insanity in Washington. We need them now more than ever to stop these malevolent radicals and their suicidal agendas:

God grant those few responsible yet remaining in Washington, DC the strength to prevent this massive fraud from occurring. God grant them the courage to stand up in the face of this Marxist tidal wave.

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One response to this post.

  1. I guess there has to be a few ignoramuses’ to make the world go around….But it sure is sad!


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