30 September 2008

On the “contrived” necessity of state control

Regarding that previous posting: this posting at American Thinker hits on the subject of what I called the contrived necessity.

I’m reluctant to quote any of it here, because one must read the whole thing. But this bit will adumbrate where he comes from:

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.

I submit to you they understand the consequences. For many it is simply a practical matter of eliciting votes from a targeted constituency at taxpayer expense; we lose a little, they gain a lot, and the politician keeps his job. But for others, the goal is more malevolent - the failure is deliberate. Don't laugh. This method not only has its proponents, it has a name: the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It describes their agenda, tactics, and long-term strategy.

The Strategy was first elucidated in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation magazine by a pair of radical socialist Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.
James Simpson, the article’s author, has a chart which he argues clarifies Barak Obama’s connection, via the Cloward-Piven strategy and the radical left. Decide for yourself how well he pulls it off:

Of course, you can really only do that if you read the article and follow the chart.

H/T: Gateway Pundit


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