The Cloward-Piven Strategy

Perhaps you’ve heard the “Cloward and Piven strategy” mentioned. What exactly is it? And how does it play into the wildly increasing Federal debt, failure to act on a number of issues, and general political philosophy (“Never let a crisis go to waste”)?

The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/barack_obama_and_the_strategy.html

Yes, the idea is as crazy as it sounds. The Cloward & Piven strategy seeks to deliberately crash a country in order to replace it with some alternate (in their minds) utopia.

How does this idea relate to current political situations? As the current national debt races past 13 Trillion dollars (and as high as 55 Trillion or more when you add entitlements like Social Security and Medicare), why does Congress and the Administration continue to spend wildly?

Are they playing out the Cloward-Piven strategy before our eyes? It’s hard to believe such people exist, but denying it makes the problem much more dangerous. Cloward and Piven are not fringe elements with no support, they were invited to the signing of a bill under President Clinton in 1993.

As bizarre as the strategy sounds, look at current events through the filter and see if it possibly fits. What if it’s not simply incompetence or mistakes fueling wild unsustainable spending and other failures, but the desired outcome?

For more on the out-of-control Federal spending and how official Washington news fails to tell the whole story and hides the true picture, see:

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