Sunday, March 1, 2009

The destruction of American Democracy

ACORN plan to overwhelm is working

In 1966 Barack Obama was 5 years old! By that standard, he is exempt from scrutiny as he used this excuse when it came to his association with the terrorist Bill Ayers. In 1966 a grassroots organization was born and it was called the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO) by George Alvin Wiley under the influence of two Columbia University Professors, Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward.

The charter of this organization was to “promote racial justice by providing economic opportunities for the poor”. In layman terms it was designed to destroy the social safety net called welfare. The influence of Piven and Cloward is the adoption of their model called the “Cloward/Piven” strategy.

The inspiration was drawn from the 1965 Watts riots and the belief that providing a safety net (welfare) kept the poor and minorities downtrodden. By destroying the ruling class strategy of welfare, they would be able to lift up minorities from a cycle of handouts thus enabling them to succeed.

The strategy was to overwhelm the welfare roles and bring down capitalism by the shear weight of the implosion and the economic chaos that would ensue. The real goal was not to help minorities, but to bring down capitalism and America with it.

Cited from the above article:

In their 1966 article, Cloward and Piven charged that the ruling classes used welfare to weaken the poor; that by providing a social safety net, the rich doused the fires of rebellion. Poor people can advance only when "the rest of society is afraid of them," Cloward told The New York Times on September 27, 1970. Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation; poor people would rise in revolt; only then would "the rest of society" accept their demands. The key to sparking this rebellion would be to expose the inadequacy of the welfare state. Cloward-Piven's early promoters cited radical organizer Saul Alinsky as their inspiration. "Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules," Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judaeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system's failure to "live up" to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist "rule book" with a socialist one.

Their article called for "cadres of aggressive organizers" to use "demonstrations to create a climate of militancy." Intimidated by threats of black violence, politicians would appeal to the federal government for help. Carefully orchestrated media campaigns, carried out by friendly, leftwing journalists, would float the idea of "a federal program of income redistribution," in the form of a guaranteed living income for all -- working and non-working people alike. Local officials would clutch at this idea like drowning men to a lifeline. They would apply pressure on Washington to implement it. With every major city erupting into chaos, Washington would have to act. This was an example of what are commonly called Trojan Horse movements -- mass movements whose outward purpose seems to be providing material help to the downtrodden, but whose real objective is to draft poor people into service as revolutionary foot soldiers; to mobilize poor people en masse to overwhelm government agencies with a flood of demands beyond the capacity of those agencies to meet. The flood of demands was calculated to break the budget, jam the bureaucratic gears into gridlock, and bring the system crashing down. Fear, turmoil, violence and economic collapse would accompany such a breakdown -- providing perfect conditions for fostering radical change.

Cloward and Piven recruited a militant black organizer named George Wiley to lead their new movement. In the summer of 1967, Wiley founded the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO). His tactics closely followed the recommendations set out in Cloward and Piven's article. His followers invaded welfare offices across the United States -- often violently -- bullying social workers and loudly demanding every penny to which the law "entitled" them. By 1969, NWRO claimed a dues-paying membership of 22,500 families, with 523 chapters across the nation.Regarding Wiley's tactics, The New York Times commented on September 27, 1970, "There have been sit-ins in legislative chambers, including a United States Senate committee hearing, mass demonstrations of several thousand welfare recipients, school boycotts, picket lines, mounted police, tear gas, arrests - and, on occasion, rock-throwing, smashed glass doors, overturned desks, scattered papers and ripped-out phones."These methods proved effective. "The flooding succeeded beyond Wiley's wildest dreams," writes Sol Stern in the City Journal. "From 1965 to 1974, the number of single-parent households on welfare soared from 4.3 million to 10.8 million, despite mostly flush economic times. By the early 1970s, one person was on the welfare rolls in New York City for every two working in the city's private economy."As a direct result of its massive welfare spending, New York City was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1975. The entire state of New York nearly went down with it. The Cloward-Piven strategy had proved its effectiveness.

Today we are now witnessing the same strategy (Cloward-Piven) being utilized by an offshoot of the original NWRO, ACORN. You remember them, especially on two fronts. First, is the militant tactics they employed to bring about the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac meltdown and the banking industry today. By overwhelming the welfare roles of housing in these industries, it collapsed under the strategy. It worked! Just read ACORN website to verify that they are indeed using this method. ACORN first started in Arkansas as the acronym was Arkansas Community Organization for Reform Now.

Second, but most importantly is ACORNs role in voter registration fraud. They are overwhelming the voter roles with fraudulent voter registrations and it is beginning to crack under the pressure. The true damage will come when, after the election the inevitable lawsuits that are going to be filed because of the controversy. The State of Ohio (A swing state) is already being challenged to react to the shear number of registrations and the obligation the election department has to qualify them.

Obama and his close ties to ACORN, regardless of his insisting otherwise, is telling.

The massive infusion of fraudulent voters comes with the belief that if Obama does not win the electoral votes, but wins by popular vote, it will be chaotic. Charges of racism, election steeling and collusion will be a main staple of the left to foment violence.

This organization needs to be shut down and quickly! It has already done serious damage to our economy in mortgage and banking sectors and is succeeding in destroying America democracy at the ballot box. If they succeed in undermining our basis tenant of voting, we are lost and as usual, Obama is in it up to his big ears.

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