"I'll take Married Socialists for $100, Alex"
"These two socialists came up with a plan to destroy the capitalist American society by overloading the system."
"Who are...Barack and Michelle Obama ?"
[Error buzzer goes off]
"Actually we were looking for 'Who are Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward ?' For getting this wrong, you will be sent to a political re-education camp and, no, your mother can't have her hip replaced now. Thanks for playing Country in Jeopardy."
In 1966, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven came up with a little scheme to overthrow the government and replace it with a socialist utopia. These two were much smarter than your usual imagination-less liberals like Bill Ayers who thought that violence would end our capitalist society. These two little Lenins realized the only way to bring down the governement was to overload the system through entitlements, such as welfare. They demanded in their 1966 article in The Nation that the Democratic party do more for the poor by having a "guaranteed annual income" and planned to do it by the "outright redistribution of income." (Hmm...What Presidential candidate mentioned this in 2008 ? Stuck ? Read the title of this blog.) Naturally, this would overload the system of entitlements already in place (Thank you very much Franklin Delano Freaking Roosevelt and way to go, LBJ!) and cause a political and economic crisis.
The article remained liberal canon for years, revered the way normal people revere the Book of Exodus or The Gospels. The rantings of Cloward and Piven remained dormant until 1977, when everyone's least favorite peanut farmer and noted anti Semite Jimmy Carter signed a supposedly harmless bill called the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977. This act outlawed "redlining" or the supposed discriminatory lending practices of banks refusing to issue loans to minorities. (The reality of the situation is banks found it financially sound to only loan money to people who could pay them back. Novel concept, eh ?) This new, illogical law then woke up groups like ACORN who believed everyone had a right to a home, regardless of their ability to pay for it. The liberals had a new weapon and weren't afraid to use it. This was the first step of the Cloward/ Piven strategy of overloading the the system, as leftist activist groups formed "partnerships" with the banks who were afraid of getting on the wrong side of Uncle Sugar or being sued for violations of the CRA. Over the course of many years, many loans were made and the recipients of the loans were unwilling or unable to pay them. The banks became more and more desperate to recoup some of the money lost, so they packaged them up in cute little socialist packages and sold them to Wall Street. Things in this shell game worked out for a while until 2008 when the house of cards came crumbling down as anyone with one functioning brain cell realized the loans were worthless and the financial system of the United States started its death rattle.
The liberals were in ecstasy. Phase one of the Cloward/Piven strategy was in full effect. All they needed was a front man posing as a Messiah to "rescue" America. Enter Barack Hussein Obama, the charismatic street agitator from Chicago. He said all the right things to people hoodwinked by Cloward/ Piven strategies, like "spread the wealth around" and "Wall Street greed". With the media in full compliance, the man who has never run a thing in his life became the 44th President of the United States, much to the chagrin of anyone with an IQ over 50.
Now, we as a nation, are entering phase two of the Cloward/ Piven strategy.
I can hear the liberals guffawing, just like the way Conservatives guffaw at Bill Clinton's "vast right wing conspiracy". However, unlike the liberals, I am capable of independent thought and reasoning and I am quite sure that 2+2 does not equal 5. Under our new socialist leadership we have had:
--The proposal of Cap and Trade, a brand new energy tax that would throw millions of people out of work. The Republicans, in their new roles as rational human beings, attempted to create bench marks that would derail the nonsense, such as ending Cap and Trade if gas hit $5 a gallon or unemployment reaching 15%. The liberals shot them down in a heartbeat.Why would they shoot down common sense amendments like that if they weren't trying to overload and destroy the system ?
--The proposed health care "reform" that has taxes and fees in it that no one can pay because the economy is in shambles thanks to the liberals. If the government can't pay for health care because it's collecting less taxes, and can't run its precious little public option, it will be total anarchy. Why would the government propose something it has absolutely no ability to pay for or run correctly ?
Look out America. Look out.