Before Twitter I never knew what a Cloward-Piven was. For years I believed in the almighty benevolence of our government. I mean, the government is the people right? And people would never intentionally hurt each other.
And then I realized, what if everything we’re seeing is on purpose?
If I were my enemy and I wanted topple capitalism how would I do it? It would start with the premise that people can’t be convinced out right that capitalism is wrong. Especially when the economy is booming and people are for the most part content. That means we either have wait in the hopes that capitalism, or make it fail.
A Cloward-Piven Strategy
Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven were two sociologist professors from Columbia University in the 1960s. Inspired by the likes of Saul Alinksy, they had absolute certainty in entitlements. Their plan was to overload the U.S. public welfare system with the goal to replace it with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.” They believed that the inevitable failure of entitlement programs would result in the creation of a larger entitlement program that would succeed through empowering the Federal Government.
They sought to force the change from a capitalist society by flooding the government with impossible demands until it can no longer function, and then blaming capitalism. By overloading electoral systems with heavy waves of new voters it insures that there is a class of citizens to vote for their own entitlements.
Look at what we’ve done to our banking system! Banks are faulted for giving loans to poor people unable to ever pay them back. We call this predatory lending. But who made this policy? The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) imposed irrational lending standards on lenders by multiple government bodies. Making predatory lending a policy that is not only encouraged but demanded.
But what’s the narrative for the housing crises in 2008? It’s blamed on capitalism and a lack of government oversight. It’s almost like it was designed to fail so would go to the government to fix the problem that they in fact created!
Where are we now? Between the implementation of President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 “War on Poverty” and Cloward-Piven’s 1966 political strategy, the total recipients on welfare rocketed from 4.3 million to 10.8 million from 1965 through 1974.
Forbes summarized Obama’s contribution to the Welfare system:
- An increase of 18 million people, to 46 million Americans now receiving food stamps;
- A 122 percent increase in food-stamp spending to an estimated $89 billion this year from $40 billion in 2008;
- An increase of 3.6 million people receiving Social Security disability payments;
- A 10 million person increase in the number of individuals receiving welfare, to 107 million, or more than one-third of the U.S. population;
- A 34 percent, $683 billion reduction in the adjusted gross income of the top 1 percent to $1.3 trillion in 2009 (latest data) from its 2007 peak.
Anything is better than the burnt earth strategy of today’s Democrats.
Is it Single Payer Healthcare or Bust?
American healthcare has been its own Monster since we first conceptualized the idea of healthcare as an entity. I’m sure throughout our history people preferred a model similar to our European contemporaries. Single payer nationalized healthcare firmly in the hands of our Federal Government. Unfortunately for them, the American idea of a limited government doesn’t readily comply with a nationalized healthcare system. There is absolutely no authority for the Federal Government to do something like this in the Constitution.
Yet here we are today, flirting with the idea. Is it because all things Cloward-Piven related are pushing us in that direction? If we were to look at the failure that is Obamacare I don’t think we could find a different conclusion.
- Federal expenditures on Obamacare will total $2.3 trillion, a $1.4 trillion increase from the program’s initial estimates;
- The combination of budget cuts and sequestration will reduce defense spending by $1 trillion, while total government spending will increase by $1.1 trillion;
- Taxes will be increased by $1.8 trillion;
- Yet, the national debt will increase by another $11 trillion.
This isn’t even a partisan position either. George Bush forced us to pass Obamacare because of huge expansion of Medicare in 2003. Before that it was the largest expansion ever created.
Obamacare was only able to pass through parliamentary tricks and misleading the people. Remember if you like your doctor you can keep him? It always had limited public support and every failure was predicted before it was passed. So what was their goal?
Maybe get as many people to sign up for the expanded Medicaid coverage as possible? Make sure to import as many as possible to further strain the coffers of Medicaid. The people would love it because in the short term a lot of people will get coverage that don’t have it.
But the system is unsustainable. It expands at a rate to which we can’t keep up. People will start to feel the pressures. The added taxes and the loss of jobs will insure a hornet’s nest into the people. They will demand change. And of course we’ve already been conditioned to see the government of all our problems so the people will look to the government to solve the healthcare problem. I’m sure you’re hearing demands for single payer healthcare everywhere (Bernie Sanders anyone?🙄).
And there we see their plan. Except they were seeing Democrats in power when this all went down. The last thing they would want is a conservative government to have power when the crises happens. Cue the Trump distress. All these carefully laid plans years in the making. We cannot let their Cloward-Piven plan succeed. Now may be our only opportunity to cut them off.
Republican’s are our only hope, and our only time is now
Republicans don’t let your enemy’s define you. Right now these snakes have pushed America to the edge. Don’t let them push us off the cliff. When you are tempted into believing that we must compromise, remember that we’ve compromised ourselves into this position. When people tell you that countries everywhere have a nationalized healthcare system, tell them that those countries aren’t guided by the idea of a principled and limited government.
Remember that destroying the Constitution is like destroying America. We are the party that protects the Constitution. We can’t be America without it. Don’t sell off our freedom for a Cloward-Piven con. Republican’s must protect our Constitution and give healthcare back to the people. Obamacare must be stopped and entitlements pushed back before its too late.