Skip to comments.Discover the Networks: Linking the Cloward-Piven strategy to every group and individual involved
Posted on 11/02/2008 6:59:17 AM PST by Polarik
First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Cloward and Frances Piven, 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.
Sparking this rebellion begins with exposing the inadequacy of the welfare state. Cloward-Piven's early promoters cited radical organizer Saul Alinsky as their inspiration. Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals, "Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules,"
Inspired by the August 1965 riots in the black district of Watts in Los Angeles, Cloward and Piven published an article in 1866 titled "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty." They charged that the ruling classes used welfare to weaken the poor; that by providing a social safety net, the rich doused the fires of rebellion. Poor people can advance only when "the rest of society is afraid of them," Cloward told The New York Times on September 27, 1970.
Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation; poor people would rise in revolt; only then would "the rest of society" accept their demands.
Their article called for "cadres of aggressive organizers" to use "demonstrations to create a climate of militancy." Intimidated by threats of black violence, politicians would appeal to the federal government for help.
Carefully orchestrated media campaigns, carried out by friendly, leftwing journalists, would float the idea of "a federal program of income redistribution," in the form of a guaranteed living income for all -- working and non-working people alike.
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A must read to learn about the tactics of Obama, ACORN, and his Obamatons.
Here's an example of a social network I produced showing all the links to George Soros:
Can we charge George Soros with treason for funding a conspiracy to overthrow our government?
For the last few years they have been trying to crash the Social Security Administration by signing up thousands of young minorities for “disability” benefits. Many think the system is for the old but it is being grievously abused by young minorities claiming disability. All have a lawyer or counselor with them.
Thank you, Polarik. A lot of work here.
Ping to an important article.
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment
This is Tom DeLay’s pet investigation. Good stuff.
How do we go about in stopping it and then reversing it?
Thanks for the Ping, LucyT
Polarik, thank you for the excellent job.
This is a chilling visual example of how George Soros is involved. How many more are involved like this that connect to this election?
Very sobering to think how extensive all of this really is.
We have to get the message out about Obama to every single person that we know, and then convince them to tell everyone they know.
Talk about ACORN and voter fraud.
Tell them that, through massive voter fraud, Obama stole the election away from Hillary.
Tell them that he uses police state tactics in squelching any criticism of him.
Tell them that he's constantly playing the race card against anyone who disagrees with his policies.
Tell them what Biden did to two TV stations.
Just tell them.
Interview: Jim Simpson (manuf. crisis), Philip Berg (Berg v. Obama) on Sentinel Radio Network
Investigating Obama: Career Path Toward a Neo-Marxist Presidency
heads up here
A link to the ACORN info
Um, no. In my first semester of senior year in high school (1979, sigh) we were shown a film by a local SS official that was basically beginning to end propaganda to show how SS was money for nothing - case stories of people who contributed a minimum amount to the system, but got life time returns, etc. etc.
It's been advertised, at least in California as pie in the sky for everyone for (at least) 3 decades.
Darn! Had I only seen that film my entire economic outlook would have bee different!
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