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From the Editor
By: David Deschesne
Editor/Publisher, Fort Fairfield Journal
June 25, 2014
Cloward & Piven
a Country through the bankruptcy of socialism
The Revolutionary War, a/k/a the War for Independence, was fought to
free ourselves from the moneyed interests who controlled the king of England
and who confiscated our wealth unjustly. We commemorate that break with
England and our forefathers’ strive for independence every July 4, but I
submit the war never really ended. Sure,
the shooting stopped for a while but the moneyed powers simply chose a
different tactic. Rather than
shooting bullets at us and destroying their “human resources” (that is,
slave labor that can be compelled to work and pay excessive confiscatory
taxes), they decided to place us in an unpayable debt situation so we would be
working to voluntarily pay an unpayable interest so long as our land had
resources to exploit and human labor willing to impress itself upon it and be
voluntarily taxed in the process.
The banks had it good for a while, loaning us money via the phony
government agency called the “Federal Reserve” where all money in
circulation has to be borrowed into existence at interest from a private
banking cabal. Ever since 1933,
the United States has been unable to pay its bills.
Rather, it has had to borrow new money to pay the old loans extended to
it by the bankers. It’s like
discharging an old credit card with a new one.
Anyone who has credit cards knows if you don’t have any income to pay
your bills, swapping the debt on credit cards will only last for so long
before the party abruptly stops and the debt collecting vultures start
That is what the bankers had in mind when they convinced our Congress
in 1913 to use their fake, debt money as legal tender.
They knew it was only a matter of time before we would be so bankrupt
we would not only never be able to pay off the outstanding debt, but nobody
would be willing to loan us any new money to keep the ponzi scheme going.
At that point, the U.S. would have to be destroyed economically in
order to prevent the citizenry from figuring out what happened to them and
storming the banks who have destroyed their wealth.
Oh, and gun control and gun registration/confiscation also helps, too,
since the banker-controlled police departments would be theoretically the only
ones with the guns. Ever wonder
why the government is working so diligently to control the guns?
For our safety? Not on your
life...it’s for their safety.
Now, to destroy a country economically while looking like the
destruction was organic instead of orchestrated a clever plan needed to be
hatched that would make the government and banks look like a benevolent nanny
while the whole financial infrastructure comes crumbling apart at the
foundation. Enter the Cloward
& Piven strategy.
In a 1966 article in Nation, Richard
Cloward and Frances Piven, sociology professors at Columbia University,
wrote that capitalism should be collapsed by overloading the government with
financial demands that could not be met.
The strategy was to collapse the financial system through chaos. If a
crisis does not exist, create one. The more chaos the better. The solution
should always be couched in empathetic words like “fair,” “equal,”
“humane” and “just.”
According to an entry on Wikipedia, “The two stated that many
Americans who were eligible for welfare were not receiving benefits, and that
a welfare enrollment drive would strain local budgets, precipitating a crisis
at the state and local levels that would be a wake-up call for the federal
government, particularly the Democratic Party. There would also be side
consequences of this strategy, according to Cloward and Piven. These would
include: easing the plight of the poor in the short-term (through their
participation in the welfare system); shoring up support for the national
Democratic Party then-splintered by pluralistic interests (through its
cultivation of poor and minority constituencies by implementing a national
“solution” to poverty); and relieving local governments of the financially
and politically onerous burdens of public welfare (through a national
“solution” to poverty).”
Cloward’s and Piven’s belief that their strategy would end poverty
by ensuring every citizen had an income from the government was extremely
short-sighted since they could not account for where the money was going to
come from when those in the working sector decided to stop working and collect
the free welfare, or the businesses who they would be confiscating the money
from either went bankrupt themselves, or left the country.
Unless, of course, that was the goal:
to destroy the economic and industrial base of the country by tempting
the people with the one thing everybody wants:
something for nothing.
In 1967 Cloward and Piven founded the National Welfare Rights
Organization to increase the number of people on the welfare rolls. Through a
series of sit-ins, demonstrations, picket lines and occasional rock throwing,
smashed glass and broken furniture they succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.
By the 1970’s there were two people on welfare in New York City for each
person working in the private sector. The city declared bankruptcy in 1975.
To that end, the strategy was a huge success.
Because the system was designed to fail, its proponents would need to
use smoke and mirrors to keep the people invested in it until it had its
desired effect—total annihilation of the country’s business and industrial
base, not to mentions social morals.
Hayward, writing for Human Events noted, “The Left would then insist
that the moral argument for the system remained intact, so the only way to
meet those impossible demands was to scrap every vestige of Constitutional
restraint and republican self-government, instituting a totalitarian system
that in theory would forcibly restructure society to promote
‘fairness’ and give all those government dependents what they
‘deserve.’ (In practice, of course, what you actually get is an
iron-fisted dictatorship that cooks up reports to make itself look good, or
simply tells the unhappy citizens to shut up and obey when things deteriorate
to the point that no volume of phony reports can paper over the problems –
say, when the glorious worker’s paradise of Venezuela runs out of tap
The strategy has worked beautifully.
With nearly 50 million Americans now on food stamp assistance—which
in many cases gets used to buy booze, cigs, lottery tickets and vacation
cruises—and untold millions more collecting some form of disability,
welfare, housing, or medical assistance; along with the hundreds of thousands
of government bureaucrats whose paychecks are drawn from the same trough, it
should come as no surprise that more money is being spent to keep people on
the government dole than is being collected to pay them.
This has been going on for some time now and the Federal Reserve has
been willing to loan the U.S. government, as well as many state governments,
the money to keep the people happy and complacent.
But, now we are reaching a critical juncture—some may call it a flash
point—where the goals of Cloward & Piven will be finally realized:
total economic destruction and implosion resulting in societal chaos
and general lawlessness as nearly half of the population who has become
accustomed to free money suddenly finds themselves broke and no new, or not
enough, funds coming their way from their benefactors in government.
You can see the feds gearing up for this event with over 2 billion
rounds of ammunition on order, police departments across the country acquiring
hardened military gear such as machine guns and armored personnel carriers, as
well as all the usual suspects in Congress calling for massive gun control and
ultimately confiscation of all firearms from the general population.
Some of the socialist proponents of Cloward & Piven have found
themselves on the defensive as their pet social project is starting to show
itself as the society-destroying monster that it is.
Rather than defend their ideas on their merits, they resort to
attacking those who have studied Cloward & Piven’s blueprint for social
destruction and call it what it is.
example, in the March 26, 2010 edition of the Nation—the same
socialist magazine that originally published and promoted the Cloward &
Piven strategy in 1966— Richard Kim calls it a “conspiracy theory” but
fails to acknowledge what the true strategy was.
Most of Kim’s editorial was devoted to name-calling those who
criticize it and suggest they be placed in Shutter Island, a concentration
camp style sanitarium based on the movie by that name,
to be mentally rehabilitated. Typical
of most socialist apologists - when their system is shown to be failing,
rather than admit it they simply attack those who point out that fact.
Make no mistake about it, it is not a conspiracy theory – as the
socialists like to label anything that points out their flaws and failures -
that the U.S. financial system is crumbling, is held together by threads and
that most of society has been trained to be dependent on free money, rather
than take care of themselves independently.
in keeping with the Cloward & Piven Strategy, a new crisis is being
manufactured by presidential impersonator, Barack Hussein-Obama.
Two years ago Obama stopped deportation efforts of young immigrants who
came to the country illegally. There are active programs in Mexico informing
those who come to our country how to apply for food stamps. The welcome-wagon
is out regarding illegal entry also.
The New York Times recently reported that an illegal
immigrant youth said: “If you make it, they take you to a shelter and take
care of you.” A mother with her
child told Channel 5 News that the message being disseminated in their
country is, “go to America with your child, you won’t be turned away.”
free booty to illegals is Cloward & Piven on steroids.
I’m not sure this problem can be easily reversed because to do so
would require us to: 1.) abolish our debt-based money system and return to a
wealth-based system like the original gold and silver coin of the
Constitution; 2.) repudiate (not pay) all our debts to the banks since the
money was created out of thin air to begin with; and 3.) abolish all social
welfare programs, require people to take care of themselves and rely on the
voluntary contributions of good people to assist them when needed.
most good socialists and even some well-meaning conservatives might balk at my
suggestions here, thinking such drastic changes would surely disrupt our
social fabric if not set it in turmoil for quite some time.
I agree. But, the
alternative is to have our economic system and industrial/manufacturing base
collapse into third-world status with tin-horn dictators with unkempt, fluffy
black beards and gold teeth ruling the country with a jack boot and an iron
We’ve already lost our money system, as well as our manufacturing
base. Do you really want to live
here when the third part of this scenario comes to fruition?
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