Democrats Using Cloward-Piven as their Midterm Hail Mary Pass

Article author: 
Brian Joondeph
Article publisher: 
American Thinker
Article date: 
29 October 2018
Article category: 
Our American Future
Article Body: 
Cloward-Piven is a political strategy first described in 1966, by two Columbia University sociologists, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven... Cloward-Piven’s goal was the creation of, “A political crisis would result that could lead to legislation for a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.”
The objective was chaos and turmoil, or in their words, “A massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls.” This would be followed by, “A federal program of income redistribution has become necessary to elevate the poor en masse from poverty.”
The strategy uses community organizers to mobilize welfare recipients. Then, “As the crisis develops, it will be important to use the mass media to inform the broader liberal community about the inefficiencies and injustices of welfare.” It’s more effective when a community organizer is the leader of the country for eight years assisted with a compliant and nonobjective national media....
...  steady progress has been made in the direction Cloward and Piven advocate. From Medicare and Medicaid, to the Great Society. New government agencies and bureaucracies choking innovation and economic growth.... Each program brought on by some crisis...
Democrats have no ideas or policies appealing to the majority of Americans, so this is their hail mary pass, creating enough chaos to bring down the current system, so they can rebuild it in the image of Cuba or the Soviet Union.
... not so funny for the Cloward-Piven crowd when Donald Trump won the presidential election in 2016....
Think of what the current migrant caravan means in terms of Cloward-Piven. Thousands of poor, unskilled migrants entering the US. They need health care, education, housing, food, clothing, and other basic needs which all cost money. Who pays for this?...
The average American who supports Trump doesn’t want unlimited immigration into America, bringing expense, disease, and crime into their neighborhoods. Gallup reports, “150 million adults worldwide would migrate to the US” if they could. That would be 50 percent increase in US population, most of whom would rely on some sort of government assistance....
Overwhelm the system via an unstainable growth in the welfare state. That’s the Cloward-Piven strategy; create such chaos that the only solution is socialism, creating power for the elite and misery for most Americans....
This is one of many reasons why the midterm elections are so important....
Brian C Joondeph, MD, MPS, a Denver based physician and writer. 


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