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The Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis
Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis, Part I Article of the Year, 2008 - As originally posted in American Thinker, 9/28/2008 (updated in Whistleblower Magazine, 1/2009) this expose' flashed a floodlight upon the corruptors of the American republic, behind the form of Barack Obama. It may have also begun to explain the "mortgage meltdown," an economic crisis which propelled this spurious candidate into the presidential and constitutional crisis which we now suffer.
In an earlier post, I noted the liberal record of unmitigated legislative disasters, the latest of which is now being played out in the financial markets before our eyes. Before the 1994 Republican takeover, Democrats had sixty years of virtually unbroken power in Congress - with substantial majorities most of the time. Can a group of smart people, studying issue after issue for years on end, with virtually unlimited resources at their command, not come up with a single policy that works? Why are they chronically incapable?
One of two things must be true. Either the Democrats are unfathomable idiots, who ignorantly pursue ever more destructive policies despite decades of contrary evidence, or they understand the consequences of their actions and relentlessly carry on anyway because they somehow benefit.
How The Socialist Are Destroying America From Within By David A. Noebel - Most Americans are totally unaware that the U.S. House of Representatives crawls with a large, well-organized assembly of socialist organizations. These organizations are dedicated to (a) bringing about the destruction of the capitalist economic system (portrayed as greedy, conservative, religious, and/or filthy rich) and (b) slowly but surely bringing production, education, food, and health care under the complete control and regulation of the federal government.
...The legislators involved in this socialistic undertaking belong to one or more radical House organizations: the Progressive Democrats of America (6 House members), the Congressional Progressive Caucus (74 House members), the Congressional Black Caucus (43 House members), and the Democratic Socialists of America.
Incidentally, the Democratic Socialists of America do not identify their House members since they consider all members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus part of their membership due to the fact that "they both shared operative social democratic politics." The most prominent national member of DSA is AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney, who could well be the most powerful influence in the House of Representatives. And for the record, the Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus is Congressional Progressive Caucus member Barbara Lee (CA-9). The interconnections between all these socialist-based organizations is staggering.
These organizations and their members quite literally comprise a Socialist Red Army within the very contours of the House of Representatives. According to the Wikipedia article on the organization, "The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is the single largest partisan caucus in the United States House of Representatives and works together to advance progressive [socialist] issues and causes. The CPC was founded in 1991 by independent [socialist] Congressman Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who remains a member as Senator. [The CPC] represents about a third of the House Democratic Caucus. Of the twenty standing committees of the House, eleven are chaired by members of the CPC."
When the CPC claimed 64 members in 2006 (now 74 and gaining), the leftist publication The Nation boasted, "The largest ideological caucus in the new House Democratic majority will be the Congressional Progressive Caucus, with a membership that includes New York's Charles Rangel, Michigan's John Conyers, Massachusetts's Barney Frank and at least half the incoming chairs of House standing committees" (The Nation, November 12, 2006).
These current eleven chairs are CPC members: George Miller (CA-9)-Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee; Henry Waxman (CA-30)-Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce; Bob Filner (CA-51)-Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee; Barney Frank (MA-4)-Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee; John Conyers (MI-14)-Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; Bennie Thompson (MS-2)-Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee; Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)-Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee; Charles Rangel (NY-15)-Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee; Louise Slaughter (NY-28)-Chairwoman of the House Rules Committee; Bob Brady (PA-1)-Chairman of the House Administration Committee; and Edward J. Markey (MA-7)-Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
As of February 20, 2009, the Co-Chairs of the CPC are Raul M. Grijalva (AZ-7) and Lynn Woolsey (CA-6). The Vice Chairs are Diane Watson (CA-33), Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18), Mazie Hirono (HI-2), and Dennis Kucinich (OH-10). Incidentally, the CPC website was "hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America" until 1999, a group affiliated with the Socialist International which was founded by Karl Marx, Saint-Simon, and Fourier!
Uncovering Obama's Communist Ties and The Communist Organizations That Groomed and Backed Him. Brannon Howse mp3: Description: Brannon has Trevor Loudon on his program. Trevor has done extensive research on Obama and he is seeking to warn the American people before it is too late.
Left-wing Conspiracy Joins in Daily Conference Call Each morning at 8:45 a.m., officials from more than 20 labor, environmental and other Democratic-leaning groups take part in a private conference call hosted by two liberal Washington organizations.
The 8:45 call,Ě as it is referred to by participants, marks a new level in coordination by the White House's allies,Ě Politico.com reports in a story headlined "The new left-wing conspiracy."
The callĚ has helped efforts to tie the Republican Party to radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and to launch attacks on critics of President Barack Obama's proposals.
It is hosted by Progressive Media, a project of the Center for American Progress (CAP) Action Fund and the Media Matters Action Fund. No White House officials take part in the call.
CAP President John Podesta and senior vice president for communications Jennifer Palmieri were "in the White House during the Clinton years, and we didn't have a coordinated echo chamber on the outside backing us up,Ě" Palmieri told Politico.
"There's a real interest on the progressive side for groups to want to coordinate with each other and leverage each other's work in a way I haven't ever seen before."
The daily conference call has been successful at coordinating attacks on Obama critics, including Betsy McCaughey.
Barack Obama is Destroying Our Economy on Purpose. By Popular Demand: Transcript of Worldview Matters with Brannon Howse March 9 - Description: A pair of radical Columbia University professors by the name of Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven wrote an article in the radical magazine known as The Nation. The article was published on May 2, 1966 and laid out what is now known as the "Cloward-Piven Strategy". The plan calls for the destruction of capitalism in America by swelling the welfare rolls to the point of collapsing our economy and then implementing socialism by nationalizing many private institutions. Cloward and Piven studied Saul Alinsky just like Hillary Clinton and President Obama. Listen as Brannon and his guest James Simpson explain how Cloward and Piven inspired the creation of ACORN that Obama worked for as a community organizer. This interview must be e-mailed all over the country. Americans must awaken and understand the goal of these radicals and what is to come if they succeed. Time is of the essence. Obama is not over his head as some have claimed; he knows exactly what he is doing. Understand the Cloward-Piven Strategy, the rules of Saul Alinsky and their Cultural Marxist worldview and you will understand that what is occurring is not by mistake.
Financial Disaster Foretold as Early as 2001, Dems Resisted Change - Timeline shows Bush, McCain warning Democrats. I think President Bush spent way too much money on his watch. The interesting tidbit is that he started warning Congress as early as 2001 that something had to be done about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or the problems inherent in their structure could lead to a collapse of the financial markets. Congress, led be Rep Barney Frank and Sen Charles Schumer, refused to listen. And here we are. The stock market is reeling, Congress can‚Äôt wait to distribute the next bailout payment, and we, the taxpayers are left holding the bag (the repayment bag, that is). See the 4 minute video of Foxnews coverage.
Obama using the economic crisis to push socialism - President Obama pledged to expand the tentacles of government further into our lives than ever before when he said that government will watch over your children "from the day they are born"! Here is a sampling of Obama's outrageous socialistic pledges:
350,000 new government jobs
A new government "lending fund that represents the largest effort ever" to make the government your banker!
A "housing plan" that further disrupts the market and puts government in the middle of the foreclosure and refinance process -- the government will decide your payment and maybe even the value of your home.
Trillions more in bailout funds for the banking industry that will further balloon the unprecedented deficit that could approach $2 trillion this year.
Onerous regulations that give government more and more control over the financial markets.
A new global warming bureaucracy and carbon tax that force us to adopt inefficient "green" energy.
"Comprehensive" health care that further burdens our broken system with more and more health care entitlements.
A massive expansion of government education that covers children "from the day they are born" and includes a guarantee that everyone can afford higher education.
Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas wrote: "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened." ...Nineteenth-century historian Alexis de Tocqueville once observed, "Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude." ...Some have suggested that Socialism is a Biblical concept, but the Bible places the burden of responsibility for stewardship on the individual, while Marx, FDR and his Leftist successors advocate that the state should enforce redistribution of wealth. In failing to discern this distinction, FDR set the stage for the entrapment of future generations by the welfare state and the incremental shift from self-reliance to dependence upon the state -- ultimately the state of tyranny. Useful Idiots on the Left
The Real Story Behind The State Of The Union Speech By TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty - ...The most hypocritical statement, however, is about people who bought homes they couldn't afford from banks who pushed bad loans. Obama was directly involved with ACORN in Illinois in pushing banks to give risky loans to low-income individuals! The federal government, through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, also encouraged banks to give risky loans. The Clinton and Carter Administrations passed legislation that mandated that banks give out loans to those who had bad credit. Obama is partially to blame for the mortgage crisis debacle, but he blames a previous Republican Administration! But, there‚Äôs more. Obama tooted his horn over passage of his trillion-plus dollar ‚Äústimulus package‚ÄĚ last week. The bill passed with not one Senator or Representative actually reading what was in the more than 1,000 pages of federal regulations and pork! He claimed that Americans would see a tax cut in their paychecks beginning on April 1st. You know much each working American will get? A measly $8 to $10 a week.
How Obama Is Wasting Your Money By TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty - The Omnibus bill contains 8,000 or more congressional earmarks, or pork barrel spending projects. Obama said he would be tough on government waste and had promised there were no earmarks in last week's stimulus package. There was no oversight in last week's bill and none in this week's either. None of these have been debated and American voters have had no chance to review any of them. The Omnibus bill contains:
To The Democrats, You're Just A Groupie By Michael Reagan - The big difference between Republicans and liberal Democrats is the way each party views people. Republicans see us as individuals and respect our God-given human dignity. To liberal Democrats, we're not individuals; we're members of a herd with all the dignity of a cow or pig dependent on its owner for daily rations of hay or slop. Democrats see us as being white or as blacks or as straights or as gays, or as lesbians or as heterosexuals, or as rich or poor, or as Christians or as Jews or as Muslims, or as young or as old, as working or as retired, or as housewives or as career women. They submerge us into pools that define us as members of groups instead of as what we are as God sees us, -- as any father sees his children -- each being different from one another, and each child being a separate and distinct individual with his or her own specific talents and abilities, and all deserving of his love. Republicans see us all as Americans, all united in our desire to see this nation grow and prosper, and be safe and secure, and to provide opportunities to everyone no matter our group membership.
There are three questions that I think would destroy the left if people could ask them: "What are the facts?" "What are the consequences of what you are going to do?" And "What is the trade-off?"Ě Thomas Sowell
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