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Why you need to know about the Cloward-Piven strategy for destroying America

Cloward-Piven strategy

(NaturalNews) His supporters will never admit it, but the fact is, Barack Obama is the most ideologically-driven president the country has likely ever had, and there are reasons for that, most of which have to do with the way he was raised, and the "heroes" who influenced his thinking.

One of those figures was Bill Ayers, a hard-Left radical nut job who actually published a book with the term "radical" in it – Rules For Radicals – in 1972, a time when college protests and activism made today's campuses look tame in comparison. The paperback version of the book's back-cover even contains an acknowledgement of Ayers' influence on Obama, via a quote from the Chicago Sun-Times:

"Alinsky's techniques and teachings influenced generations of community and labor organizers, including the church-based group hiring a young [Barack] Obama to work on Chicago's South Side in the 1980s...

"Alinsky has also had a great deal of influence on the woman who would love to succeed Obama, Hillary Clinton. From the same paperback back-cover, per the Chicago Sun-Times:

"Alinsky impressed a young [Hillary] Clinton, who was growing up in Park Ridge at the time Alinsky was the director of the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago."

The pattern matches the strategy

Alinsky's claim to fame, then, is radicalizing a current president and a would-be president with some of the most vitriolic, radical, anti-capitalist and anti-constitutional ideology Americans have ever seen – and by all measures, judging by the societal unrest in the U.S., he has succeeded in "radicalizing" the country.

But there have been other factors that are heavily influencing their ideology, and they are embodied in the Cloward-Piven strategy, which was developed by a pair of academic radicals in the mid-1960s at Columbia University.

Created by Profs. Richard A. Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, it is essentially a plan that envisions overwhelming the U.S. public welfare system and replacing it with a nationalized system run completely by the federal government, that would ensure "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty." [1]

The strategy, then, was to essentially create enough chaos that the social welfare system would collapse under its own weight, thereby creating an opportunity for the central government to impose a "solution" that essentially transformed Uncle Sam into national paymaster.

Talk about complete control of citizens' lives, from cradle to grave. Such a radical, Left-wing system is akin to the feudal lords of the Middle Ages, where landowners were "masters," and serfs either worked (and fought) for them, or were forced off the land to fend for themselves.

Never let a crisis go to waste

As noted by famed martial artist, actor and columnist Chuck Norris, writing at WorldNetDaily, it's no coincidence that both Obama and Clinton are students of the Cloward-Piven strategy:

"I echo again that it's neither a coincidence that Obama graduated from Columbia University nor that others who espoused the Cloward-Piven strategy were a group of radicals who have been a part of his life and education: Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky, Bernardine Dohrn, George Wiley, Frank Marshall Davis, Wade Rathke and George Soros, among others.

"What's also not a coincidence is how close Hillary ran in the same circles. Like people that train at a distance under the same coach but come together to run the same relay race, so Hillary has entered the track salivating for the opportunity to grab the Cloward-Piven baton from Barack."

He further notes that the evidence is clear.

Under Obama's watch, enrollment in government welfare programs has been historic. Breitbart News reported in July 2014 that a record number of people (not just Americans but illegal aliens, new legal arrivals and refugees as well), were receiving some form of government monetary or food aid. A year earlier, The Washington Times noted that food stamp enrollment under Obama had increased a whopping 70 percent.

That's more than anecdotal – that's hard data. What's more, it was Obama's first chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel, who is now a (failed) mayor of Chicago, who once said, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."

Many in the liberal press have said that the reason why so many more people are on welfare now than when Obama first took office, is because of the 2007–2008 Great Recession. Could that have been the "serious crisis" the Obamaites used to bolster welfare rolls? Only the president knows that for sure, but the pattern certainly fits the ideology he was taught.

You can view Norris' full column here.


[1] Piven & Cloward. 1966. "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty." May 2, 1966. The Nation. [Republished here]




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