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The Cloward/Piven Strategy of Economic Recovery (The Saul Alinsky/Obama way..a must read)
American Thinker ^ | February 07, 2009- | Nancy Coppock

Posted on 11/19/2009 12:32:12 PM PST by yoe

Using borrowed money for a band-aid bailout of the economy should seem backwards to most people. However, it likely is a planned strategy to promote radical change. Those naively believing that President Obama is simply rewarding his far-left base, and will then move to the political center, must wise up.

The assumption that Obama will need the nation to prosper in order to protect the 2010 mid-term election incorrectly assumes that he esteems free market capitalism. He does not. Rather than win through superior ideas and policies, the Democrat plan for success in the mid-term elections is to win by destroying political opposition.

Obama adheres to the Saul Alinksy (Rules for Radacils) method of politics, which teaches the (dark art of destroying political adversaries). However, that text reveals only one front in the radical left's war against America. The ( Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis) This strategy explains Rahm Emanuel's ominous statement, The Cloward/Piven Strategy is named after Columbia University sociologists (Richard Andrew Cloward) and (Frances Fox Piven) Their goal is to overthrow capitalism by overwhelming the government bureaucracy with entitlement demands. The created crisis provides the impetus to bring about radical political change.

According to (Discover the Networks.org):

Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, 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... [Emphasis added.]

Making an already weak economy even worse is the intent of the Cloward/Piven Strategy. It is imperative that we view the (American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan's) spending on items like (food stamps, jobless benefits) and health care through this end goal. This strategy explains why the Democrat plan to "stimulate" the economy involves massive deficit spending projects. It includes billions for ACORN and its subgroups such as (SHOP) and the (Neighborhood Stabilization Program.) Expanding the (S-Chip Program) through deficit spending in a supposed effort to "save the children" only makes a faltering economy worse.

If Congress were to allow a robust economy, parents would be able to provide for their children themselves by earning and keeping more of their own money. Democrats, quick to not waste a crisis, would consider that a lost opportunity.

The Cato Institute reports that the (plan will harm) a faltering economy, intentionally causing increased job losses leading to increased demands for the aforementioned programs. Even the jobs to be created are set apart to render social justice, not economic revival. (Robert Reich) believes new infrastructure jobs should not go to white construction workers. Meanwhile, workers at (Microsoft), (IBM), (Texas Instruments), and the retail market find themselves experiencing the life of the welfare poor.

If (highly educated and trained workers continue to lose jobs) and business falters as a whole, where will these jobless workers go? Could this be construed as revolutionary social reorganization that puts the underachiever above the achiever? Where is the future economic strength when jobless professionals collect welfare and unemployment while dreaming of a minimum wage job? For whites, there's (not even the hope) of a good paying construction job.

Because these programs are financed with deficit spending, the effect of the Cloward/Piven Strategy becomes doubly destructive. Talk about a perfect storm! The Democrat stimulus plan is a mechanism whose goal is the destruction of the traditional American way of life. It is bitter irony that the American taxpayer will actually fund the destruction of his own ability to live according to the values of our Founding Documents. It is not alarmist to identify this situation as a coup d'etat.

As the flow of money from the top of the economy dries up, job losses and mortgage busts will mount exponentially. The Democrat stimulus plan provides for welfare expansion but not for a robust economy that creates high paying jobs. Is this what Obama means when he (warns) "It's going to get worse before it gets better?" If we are not bailing out corporate America so they can (regain profitability), we must conclude Obama is working toward another end goal. Recognizing these attack methods reveals the only logical response -- an unwavering wall of "No!"


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
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A must see video. (Cloward Piven Strategy–The Crisis Strategy Of Barack Obama)
1 posted on 11/19/2009 12:32:14 PM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

It will fail. Coward and Piven assume we will sit by and allow these parasites to do it. We will not.


2 posted on 11/19/2009 12:35:53 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: screaminsunshine

It will fail. Coward and Piven assume we will sit by and allow these parasites to do it. We will not.


That’s the ticket!
Pray!
Do not keep our mouths shut.
Don’t back down.
Keep moving forward.
Do not give up, do not ever give up. Jim Valvano quote.


3 posted on 11/19/2009 12:38:49 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: yoe
The only thing I'd add is that Obama doesn't really exist - he has no past, no powerbase, nothing. He literally came out of nowhere as a front. The entirety of the machine behind him is the Clinton machine, the same machine they grew and empowered and financed and controlled for almost 20 years. The split of this machine from Hillary was the really astonishing (and completely ignored) news of 2008 - not the election of Obama. If anything, he was supposed to be her VP. But something... happened... and the snake is NOT happy about it, and has NOT given up...


4 posted on 11/19/2009 12:38:57 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: yoe

bump


5 posted on 11/19/2009 12:40:40 PM PST by San Jacinto
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To: yoe
"When cities or provinces have been accustomed to live under a prince... they do not know how to live in freedom... and a prince can win them over with greater faculty and establish himself securely. But in republics, there is greater life...they do not and cannot cast aside the memory of their ancient liberty, so that the surest way to conquer them is to lay them waste."
--from Machiavelli's most famous work, The Prince

The monsters - and I do mean monsters - who now control the White House have The Prince on their nightstands. Get a clue, folks, as to what this meand for you and yours.

6 posted on 11/19/2009 12:44:10 PM PST by Noumenon (Work that AQT - turn ammunition into skill. No tyrant can maintain a 300 yard perimeter forever.)
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To: San Jacinto; All

Thanks for sharing. I posted all over my Facebook, too. Glenn Beck was begging us all to familiarize ourselves with Cloward-Piven and to share with everyone. Glenn had a good, conservative Congressman on his show who had not heard of Cloward-Piven, so that just means we can’t assume even our own side is familiar with the strategy. Saul Alinsky strategy has made news, but not Cloward-Piven so much.


7 posted on 11/19/2009 12:44:20 PM PST by ync1994
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To: yoe

Patrick Rooney discussed this on the Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show this morning...here are his 11 rules for radicals
In 1971, Saul Alinsky wrote an entertaining classic on grassroots organizing titled Rules for Radicals. Those who prefer cooperative tactics describe the book as out-of-date. Nevertheless, it provides some of the best advice on confrontational tactics. Alinsky begins this way:
What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.
His “rules” derive from many successful campaigns where he helped poor people fighting power and privilege
For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting what is wrong and convincing people they can actually do something about it. The two are linked. If people feel they don’t have the power to change a bad situation, they stop thinking about it.

According to Alinsky, the organizer — especially a paid organizer from outside — must first overcome suspicion and establish credibility. Next the organizer must begin the task of agitating: rubbing resentments, fanning hostilities, and searching out controversy. This is necessary to get people to participate. An organizer has to attack apathy and disturb the prevailing patterns of complacent community life where people have simply come to accept a bad situation. Alinsky would say, “The first step in community organization is community disorganization.”

Through a process combining hope and resentment, the organizer tries to create a “mass army” that brings in as many recruits as possible from local organizations, churches, services groups, labor unions, corner gangs, and individuals.

Alinsky provides a collection of rules to guide the process. But he emphasizes these rules must be translated into real-life tactics that are fluid and responsive to the situation at hand.

Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have. If your organization is small, hide your numbers in the dark and raise a din that will make everyone think you have many more people than you do.

Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people.
The result is confusion, fear, and retreat.

Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.

Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.

Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”

Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.

Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”

Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself. When Alinsky leaked word that large numbers of poor people were going to tie up the washrooms of O’Hare Airport, Chicago city authorities quickly agreed to act on a longstanding commitment to a ghetto organization. They imagined the mayhem as thousands of passengers poured off airplanes to discover every washroom occupied. Then they imagined the international embarrassment and the damage to the city’s reputation.

Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?”

Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.

According to Alinsky, the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.


8 posted on 11/19/2009 12:45:42 PM PST by abigail2
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To: ync1994
All good points, but best, too, to become familiar with the works of Antonio Gramsci...

CA....

9 posted on 11/19/2009 12:48:40 PM PST by Chances Are (Whew! It seems I've at last found that silly grin!)
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To: yoe

bump


10 posted on 11/19/2009 1:12:57 PM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: yoe

All these clowns in D.C. better have some damn good security when all this happens. I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes.


11 posted on 11/19/2009 1:23:53 PM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: yoe

When I first heard about the Cloward Piven Strategy and 0bama’s love of the use of crisis, I was very afraid for this country. I did not believe that people in this country would catch on soon enough to stop them nor did I believe that most people would even understand the strategy well enough to recognize the danger.

Then I realized the real flaw in their strategy as well as the flaw in all liberals plans. They don’t believe in God and their plans all fail to recognize His work.

No matter what they do, or plan or think, I believe God is working this for His good. As Christians we are told that the poor we will always have with us. To blunt the affects of this strategy, we need to remember that and plan for it accordingly. Work the soup kitchens and food pantries. Have food and clothing set aside so that we can provide services to those who are poor when govt., for whatever reason, proves unable to do so.

The reason why the working class or proletariat, as Marxists call them, did not rise up and over throw last time as they expected, was because there was a govt. safety net. So when they try to dismantle the safety net, they will find a providential net from God in its place. If we as Christians do our job as commanded — take care of the poor, the widows and the orphans, we will lay all their plans to waste.


12 posted on 11/19/2009 1:55:56 PM PST by Waryone (II Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Waryone
If we as Christians do our job as commanded — take care of the poor, the widows and the orphans, we will lay all their plans to waste.

Does that include the poor-by-choice? I don't mean religious under vows of poverty, or those who really are dysfunctional; I mean the bums who do not wish to help themselves.

13 posted on 11/19/2009 2:12:57 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: yoe

Another FRiteration:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2388701/posts?page=1

Scared me so bad I had to bookmark it.


14 posted on 11/19/2009 2:15:52 PM PST by txhurl (Go Rogue or Go Home!)
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To: yoe

Some FReeper posted a damn fine flow chart of the C-P Strategy. I’ll see if I can find the thread.


15 posted on 11/19/2009 2:44:34 PM PST by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: yoe
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2110651/posts

Graphic here.

16 posted on 11/19/2009 2:46:46 PM PST by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: abigail2
Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people. The result is confusion, fear, and retreat.

Given that the Man-Child never managed anything larger than a staged UnionThugRallyTM, it seems Rule 2 has come back to bite them on the ass.

Hint: the reason the SEIU protests didn't work (and the White House had NO plan B, and never will) is that they thugs were basically outnumbered around 100 to 1 by REAL grassroots America.

Within a couple of years, Obama will be little more than a skid mark in the underwear of US politics.

Cheers!

17 posted on 11/19/2009 3:08:12 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Waryone
Remember.

Sarah prays.

Tee hee.

Cheers!

18 posted on 11/19/2009 3:09:42 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Waryone
Remember.

Sarah prays.

Tee hee.

Cheers!

19 posted on 11/19/2009 3:09:49 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ync1994
I put it on my Blog too so my close friends could learn about it. CrippleCreek had it in a post yesterday and it was the FIRST time I had heard of it [shame] ... (67 year old radar may be getting rusty!) But its on my radar screen now. Hopefully the 30 people I emailed will now understand this strategy. This is an EXCELLENT thread by the way ... great information and very informative ... thank you all.
The Patriot's Flag
20 posted on 11/19/2009 3:10:36 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (The Patriot's Flag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com))
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To: JimRed

I don’t see any churches knocking over bums and forcing sandwiches down their throats, so I’m sure you’re just making a joke. The Lord gives everyone free will.


21 posted on 11/19/2009 3:13:13 PM PST by Waryone (II Chronicles 7:14)
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To: manic4organic

BTTT


22 posted on 11/19/2009 3:17:00 PM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: yoe

There is some really great information on strategies on this website that they are using. http://www.learn-usa.com/index.htm

check out these areas on the list to the right

About Consensus and Facilitation
The Restructuring of America
How to Destroy a Nation
Global Perspective
Systems Governance In Action
Humanism


23 posted on 11/19/2009 3:41:56 PM PST by kaizen
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To: yoe

The seeds of king obuma’s destruction are already planted in his psychotic personality. This megalomaniac is ready to blow. Soon, he will say or do something that will reveal him as the monster that he is. His fragile ego simply can’t take the criticism and name calling. He’ll shatter and break apart.

I recall last winter when king obuma called out his “army” to go door-to-door and demand people sign fealty oaths to the king’s agenda.

Nobody showed.

He is absolutely delusional and will soon lose all ties with reality.

I believe that in his warped little mind, he thinks he can pull off a Lenin-style October, 1917 Bolshevik revolution in America. Like Hitler in the bunker, he’ll start moving imaginary divisions around his battle map with no effect. Then when he sees nothing happening, he’ll blow up. And that will be the end.


24 posted on 11/19/2009 4:13:33 PM PST by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: sergeantdave; All

” Then when he sees nothing happening, he’ll blow up. And that will be the end.”

I hope you are right, but not only Obama is involved here. He has his whole cabinet, his czars, his own people all throught the government agencies, his stupid VP and his staff. As it is, many of them are calling the shots; so if BHO would go away, we’ll still be stuck with his organization still in place. (?!)


25 posted on 11/20/2009 6:05:53 AM PST by ync1994
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