This is a little longer than I like to post here, but do any of the things happening today sound like they might have a connection to this plan?
Most Americans never heard of Cloward and Piven. New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani attempted to expose them in the late 1990s. As his welfare reform gained momentum, Giuliani accused them by name, citing their 1966 manifesto as evidence that they engaged in economic sabotage. Giuliani charged in a 1997 speech that their policies and programs were designed to get the maximum number of people on welfare.
Columbia University's Richard Cloward and Frances Piven published a plan to bring down capitalism by overloading government bureaucracy with fraud and a flood of impossible demands. They cited Saul Alinsky as their inspiration. His teachings were right out of the Marxist handbook which says the ruling class uses welfare to buy the poor and douse the fire of rebellion which is the core of the Communist agenda.
"Poor people can advance only when the rest of society is afraid of them," Cloward told a New York Times reporter. Rather than placating the poor with government hand outs, activists should work to sabotage and collapse the welfare state which would ignite a political and financial crisis to rock the nation when the poor rise up in revolt. A financial and political crisis is needed to unleash powerful forces for economic reform.
Cloward and Pivin called for aggressive organizers to demonstrate with threats of violence. When local politicians appeal for federal help and friendly journalists promote income redistribution, the poor can overwhelm agencies with demands. This flood would break the budget, jam bureaucratic gears into gridlock and bring the system crashing down. Fear, turmoil, violence and economic collapse would foster radical political change.
A "voting rights movement," led by Project Vote, Human Serve and ACORN, lobbied for the Motor Voter law which President Clinton signed in 1993. The Motor Voter bill swamped voter rolls with invalid registrations signed in the name of deceased, ineligible or non-existent people. Mickey Mouse even signed up to vote. This opened the door to unprecedented levels of voter fraud and disenfranchisement lawsuits which clogged the court system.
Cloward and Piven devotees seek to overwhelm the nation's understaffed and poorly policed electoral system and caused the Florida recount crisis of 2000. Both the Living Wage and Voting Rights movements depend heavily on financial support from George Soros’ Open Society Institute and his Shadow Party. Soros's support of the Cloward and Piven strategy continues to provide a blueprint for some of his most ambitious campaigns.
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