Monday, November 23, 2009

Cloward and Piven, Alinsky, et al

If you're not familiar with Cloward and Piven, here it is in a nutshell:

[aside: don't go to wiki for the real definition of Cloward and Piven or Alinsky.  Those entries have been nicely 'scrubbed' and if you don't believe that, go to the edits page and look at it.  It's downright indsidious how the efforts to 'clean up' the information about these strategies and re-package them as innocent academics.]

David Horowitz summarizes this strategy like this:

"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."

At American Thinker (Lord Monckton's blog), James Simpson writes an article about how this is going on.  "Cloward - Piven Government

Related to Cloward - Piven strategy is the book Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky.  It is the playbook for a lot of 'community organizations' and big labor union bosses' tactics. And more, much much more.  Read about it in this enlightening 6-part series, also by David Horowitz, called "Alinsky, Beck, Satan and Me." In this, he speaks of communist leaders, modern Progressivism, and how a lot of pieces tie in together.  If this is new to you, take the time to read it.  It is well worth the read.  Educate yourself.  Well written!

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