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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Cloward - Piven & Wall Street Protests: BRING IT DOWN!

As I wrote back in March of 2010, we need to remember that the current administration -- and Mr Obama in particular -- was schooled in the ways of William Ayers, Saul Alinsky's "Rule For Radicals" and the Cloward-Piven Strategy.

In order:

1. William Ayers is an aging 1960s radical who proudly pissed on the American flag and co-founded the Weather Underground. He is a friend and associate of Barack Hussein Obama. Ayers participated in the bombings of New York City Police Department headquarters in 1970, the United States Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972, as he noted in his 2001 book, Fugitive Days.

2. Saul Alinsky in his book "Rules For Radicals" (cited by both Cloward and Piven as inspiration for their works and theories) wrote:


7. Tactics



"Tactics are those conscious deliberate acts by which human beings live with each other and deal with the world around them. ... Here our concern is with the tactic of taking; how the Have-Nots can take power away from the Haves." p.126

Always remember the first rule of power tactics
(pps.127-134):



1. "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have."



2. "Never go outside the expertise of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat.... [and] the collapse of communication.



3. "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)



4. "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity."



5. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."



6. "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."



7. "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time...."



8. "Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose."



9. "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself."



10. "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign."



11. "If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside... every positive has its negative."



12. "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative."



13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.'...




"...any target can always say, 'Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?' When your 'freeze the target,' you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments.... Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the 'others' come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target...'




"One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other." (pps.127-134)


3. The Cloward-Piven Strategy:

The Cloward/Piven Strategy is named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Their goal was to overthrow capitalism by overwhelming the government bureaucracy with entitlement demands. The created crisis provides the impetus to bring about radical political change.

Cloward and Piven published an article in the May 2nd, 1966 issue of The Nation, entitled "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty." A PDF version of that specific article is here. And from there an entirely new concept for the destruction of this country was born. For a detailed explanation, you must read this article.

With that in mind, it should be no surprise whatsoever that the website Democracy Now! features Frances Fox Piven (still living, Cloward having died in 2001) saying that -- regarding the "Occupy Wall Street" protests --
I think we desperately need a popular uprising in the United States," Piven said. "I study movements. None of us know the exact formula for when those movements erupt, but it could be. And if that is true, then these people who are here are really wonderful."
She is described in Democracy Now! as:
Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author, most recently, of Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America.

The video:



"Wall Street is the center of the Neo-Liberal cancer." You would, of course, expect no less, eh?

BZ

P.S.
Additional links:

- Cloward/Piven Government, The American Thinker;
- The Cloward-Piven Strategy, by Robert Chandler, Washington Times;
- Coward-Piven; A Guide To The Political Left;
- Coward-Piven On Steroids, by Digoenes Jones, MD;
- Obama, Voter Fraud & Mortgage Meltdown, by James Walsh
- Recent Efforts To Overload The American System
- Cloward-Piven Strategy: Domination By Crisis

Remember: "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste."

-Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanual

3 Comments:

Blogger Greybeard said...

Loaded++++. Safeties on. When it starts they won't like the result.
(And the Japanese were smart enough to know this 70 years ago.)

Sat Oct 08, 01:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger mrchuck said...

Farking communists!
Yeah, ready for them.
The cordite is fresh!

Sat Oct 08, 05:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Greybeard: bingo!

MrC: indeed!

We need to become EDUCATED and COGNIZANT of the underlying tactics and strategies of the Left!

BZ

Mon Oct 10, 11:10:00 AM PDT  

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