Skip to comments.Cloward-Piven Paradise Now? (Good commentary)
Posted on 08/01/2011 10:44:05 AM PDT by jazusamo
Combine class warfare, demonizing the rich, getting as many people onto the welfare rolls as possible, and pushing the economic system to collapse and you have a flawless formula for Cloward-Piven 2.0 -- and a vehicle that ensures Obama remains in power.
Cloward-Piven is a much talked-about strategy proposed in the mid-1960's by two Columbia University sociology professors named Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. The Cloward-Piven approach was sometimes referred to as the "crisis strategy," which they believed were a means to "end poverty."
The premise of the Cloward-Piven collective/anti-capitalist gospel decried "individual mobility and achievement," celebrated organized labor, fostered the principle that "if each finally found himself in the same relative economic relationship to his fellows ... all were infinitely better off."
The duo taught that if you flooded the welfare rolls and bankrupted the cities and ultimately the nation, it would foster economic collapse, which would lead to political turmoil so severe that socialism would be accepted as a fix to an out-of-control set of circumstances.
The idea was that if people were starving and the only way to eat was to accept government cheese, rather than starve, the masses would agree to what they would otherwise reject. In essence, for the socialist-minded, the Cloward-Piven strategy is a simple formula that makes perfect sense; the radical husband-and-wife team had Saul Alinsky as their muse, and they went on to teach his social action principles to a cadre of socialist-leaning community organizers, one of whom was Barack Obama.
As the debt crisis continues to worsen, President Obama stands idly by an inferno with his arms crossed, shaking his head, and doing nothing other than kinking the fire hose and closing the spigot...
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More like apocalypse now
“The idea was that if people were starving and the only way to eat was to accept government cheese, rather than starve, the masses would agree to what they would otherwise reject.”
One critical aspect these clowns forgot tto take into account: WHO makes the cheese?
I.e. if everyone is forced onto the dole, then there are no farmers left to produce the milk and/or to make the cheese. F’n Idealistic short-sighted morons........
WHEN that doesn't work........you guess.
I don’t see how one could say this is not working very much as planned.
Like all Marxist strategies, the brilliant minds of academia once again forgot the critical piece.
“OK, you caught the car, now what?”
Why...on government-run farms of course. Collectives.
It’s working so well (for now) it’s scary.
That's a gamble as risky as the bet by a handful of hotheaded southern states that secession would result in, at worst, a short war which most of the nation did not have the stomach to fight.
Sorry - I can’t work - I’m on the dole.
Bill Maher said that people don’t have an accurate view of socialism. He said that people have these ideas that everyone is on a collective farm, and that this is inaccurate. He said that socialism is simply another political party or political movement in Europe, and that people still have all their freedoms.
Not saying I agree with Bill Maher, just that as a prominent liberal Hollywood idiot type, that’s what he tells his viewers.
This can't last.
I do think Obama sees himself more as Lincoln than as FDR.
Eliminating the wage slavery of capitalism could justify, in his mind, the same type of conflict that justified the end of chattel slavery in the mind of Lincoln.
We are at a point where the number of people that work for a living are outnumbered by the number of people that vote for a living.
It is multi-sourced, appealing to both compulsion driven neurotics seeking uniformity of the human condition, and to demagogues like Robespierre, Marx, Lenin, Hitler & Obama, who see the Egalitarian compulsion & the play on the basest of human emotions, as a key to the aggrandizement of self--a key to the ability to strut as the "Leader."
I have, today, posted as the August feature at the Truth Based Logic Domain, Egalitarian Collectivism Sabotages The Human Potential.
Having challenged these malevolent poseurs ever since my own school days, it is my experience, that they are the ultimate pseudo-intellectual bullies. They mislead & intimidate trusting undergraduates, but never debate those who actually understand what is involved. My prayer is that America will yet wake up to the fact that no one--absolutely no one, but demagogues & scoundrels--actually benefits from what has been going on.
We’ve had em before.
Every time Al Sharpton wakes up in a grumpy mood he tries to gather a crowd and calls it a “day of rage.”
Mao did the same and starved tens of millions of his adoring subjects.
His picture still hangs over the Forbidden City across from Tianmen Square and the Chinese think he’s some kind of God.
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