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Treason: By Design, Greed, or Both?

As the economy teeters on the edge of the abyss, certain politicians in Washington whose fervent efforts served to create this crisis, now stand before cameras with smiling faces as redeemers and saviors. Aided by a propagandist media, the perpetrators assign the blame for the failure on the very ones who tried to stop them, whom they resisted.

In the end, the honest, hard working, productive citizens suffer the hurt and are given the burden of revival to shoulder. On the other hand, guilty parties walk away from the table with more wealth and power while increasing their strangle hold on both the economic and the political systems.

Is this merely happenstance, a result of greed, or is it something much more malevolent: the result of an orchestrated strategy?

Farming Americans

In George Orwell’s Animal Farm where the pigs are the intellectuals among the farm animals, a ruthless and megalomaniacal pig named Napoleon manufactures crisis and sows discontent on the farm. He claims everything is wrong and blames all on the policies of an honest and benevolent pig named Snowball. Although Snowball has many good ideas and solutions, his ideas are demeaned and ridiculed by Napoleon.

When Snowball’s policies are put into practice, they work, however, Napoleon manages to take credit and is able to win over the majority of the farm animals with the appeal of unrealistic, but Utopian promises. Eventually, after a long and continuous smear campaign, Snowball is discredited and destroyed; Napoleon then controls the farm and all the animals. Inspired by Napoleon’s message of hope and change, the animals labor their lives away, increasing his wealth and power as they become increasingly destitute.

To understanding people who are paying close attention to American politics today, Orwell’s imagined scenario on the farm seems all too real.

The bubble and the crash.

A majority of Americans labor most of their lives to provide those things necessary to sustain themselves and to have something to set aside for later in life.  There is, however, a very disturbing and reoccurring pattern of events which takes place  periodically. It appears to be systematic, whether it is takes place in the stock market, in banks or savings and loans, in housing, or some other investment sector. It is the bubble and the crash.

First, the bubble, where the public is hyped-up and oversold to make an investment, often with false, over inflated, and fraudulent information. On the other hand, important information that would be detrimental to the investment is covered up or withheld until it is too late. Interestingly enough, those involved at the top levels who would have had knowledge of an impending collapse manage to escape with a huge bundle.

What follows is that the derelict politicians in charge of oversight – who due to their aiding and abetting also were the biggest beneficiaries of the failure – arise to champion the bailout and reform. This they do on the backs of the productive members of society, while the economy falters and some citizens lose their life savings.

Meanwhile, businesses and corporations are sold off and consolidated, creating behemoth monopolies, with fewer individuals controlling more wealth and power.  The wall also between government and private enterprise begins to collapse and is blurred so that they begin to become one.

An outraged public demands accountability; eventually a minimal number of scapegoats are offered upon the public alter as a sacrifice of appeasement to the people. It is then time to start sowing hope again for the next harvest of the productive citizens savings and investments.

Is mere foolishness at the root of this recurrence, or a deliberate design? Is greed alone the culprit? I would submit that little happens that is not intended.

Orchestrated Crisis: The Cloward-Piven Strategy for Revolution

We are made to believe today that there is no such thing as a conspiracy, with the exception of that coming from the religious right – And anyone proposing to suggest that there is a plan in place, as well, an orchestrated effort to replace our constitutional government, is framed a paranoid “McCarthite”.

There has been, however, a documented plan for years, going back at least as far as H. G. Wells’s book “The Open Conspiracy: Blueprint for World Revolution”. This book represents an ideological movement to socialism which has been gaining over the last century. Others have come afterward in the same spirit;  and it is with this long term plan for a global society that Cloward and Piven’s strategy for the collapse of the United States fits in perfectly.

What is the Cloward-Piven Strategy? It is a scheme laid out 1966 by Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. It is designed to displace the American system and way of life in order to set up a socialist society.

James Simpson draws attention to this strategy in an article at The American Thinker: Barak Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis.

Simpson provides a number of links and resources in putting forth a convincing case that events taking place are caused by more than a mere lack of oversight or discretion. Rather, the problems facing America today, are the result of a contrived scheme, designed to overload our government and economic systems with debt and bureaucracy until they utterly fail.

In the words of David Horowitz:

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.

The welfare system, government entitlements, and bail-outs provide the inroads to accomplish this. Simpson also references a Newsmax article which encapsulates the plan:

Their strategy to create political, financial, and social chaos that would result in revolution blended Alinsky concepts with their more aggressive efforts at bringing about a change in U.S. government. To achieve their revolutionary change, Cloward and Piven sought to use a cadre of aggressive organizers assisted by friendly news media to force a re-distribution of the nation’s wealth.

This treasonous strategy became popularized during the 1960’s in liberal academic circles and among leftist radicals, many of whom now have come of age and are in positions of power and influence in every American institution. They are also the mentors of a younger generation of activists who cry out the impact words, “hope” and “change“, but in reality, they believe in the policies of bondage and tyranny.

Nevertheless, through fair words and eloquent speeches, the masses, as though mesmerized by the playing of a pied piper, line up to march behind their “glorious messiah” who promises peace, justice, prosperity, and redemption for all. Meanwhile, the remnant of understanding men who watch the ascension of this cultish mass movement pray: “O’God, save us from those coming to save us.”

RA Sprinkle

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