If there’s one thing we know about the Left, it is that they are relentlessly patient. They understand the value of incrementally infecting our political system with their toxic policies so that they can gradually achieve their goal of “remaking” (read “destroying”) the country we grew up in. Like our country’s other primary enemy, the Islamist radicals who have vowed to destroy us, they think in terms of decades or even centuries. Appreciating that fact is critical to understanding and defeating them.
It’s been nearly fifty years, on May 2, 1966, since two radical Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, published an article entitled “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty” in the commie journal The Nation. The strategy is explained by Discover the Networks:
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, 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; poor people would rise in revolt; only then would ‘the rest of society’ accept their demands.
David Horowitz has summarized the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” succinctly: “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.”
Many of you probably know that, like Cloward and Piven, Barack Obama is an acolyte of Saul Alinsky, and believe that he has been actively trying to implement their crisis strategy ever since he took office. The incessant effort to increase the food stamp rolls, including the outrageous and ridiculous recruiting of new recipients in Mexico, is no accident. Obamacare is the crown jewel of socialism and this crisis strategy: a program deliberately designed to destroy the private insurance system and force everyone onto an expanded version of Medicaid.
What many have probably forgotten, even those who are very familiar with the Cloward-Piven Strategy, is that this dynamic duo was instrumental in the enactment of one of the greatest vote fraud facilitation systems that this country has ever seen, the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, aka “the Motor Voter Law.” Here’s a photo of them, standing right behind Bill Clinton at the 1993 signing ceremony (Piven is in the green coat, and Cloward is in the light gray suit.)