The Administration Implementation Of The Cloward-Piven Strategy

BY Herschel Smith
4 months ago

The setup for this has been occurring for quite a while.  The collectivists on the right have helped the leftists gain strength, but the rate and fury of activity that has been consequential in destabilizing the United States has increased almost beyond comprehension.

The long term evolution of America to a position where such a strategy might stand a greater chance of success began long ago with the move towards urbanization.  The flight from rural America was helped along with family farms bought out by Monsanto and Archer-Daniels-Midland, with low paid migrant workers on those farms, all subsidized by tax payers and rate payers who couldn’t see that there was a very high hidden cost for the low cost of produce.

The urbanized familes – at least, many of the uneducated families – have absolutely no means to earn a living in the inner city.  They are repeatedly told, “we’ll take care of you.”  And we do, via public transportation, food stamps, welfare, socialized medicine, public education, jobs programs, and a host of other entitlements.  The cost, of course, is borne on the shoulders of the middle class.

Furthermore, the previous administration had its wolves in sheep’s clothing.  Hank Paulson, father of TARP and bailout, has joined the anthropogenic global warming fanatics, and here is the catch, is now advocating a carbon tax.  The key here isn’t AGW, it is that Hank Paulson advocates a tax, which is the whole point of AGW.  But the current administration has accelerated implementation of the Cloward-Piven Strategy with a fury.

The Fast and Furious scandal is one manifestation of Cloward-Piven, with the administration fully expecting to pass onerous gun control and perhaps even so-called immigration reform from the influx of illegals due to the increased violence in Mexico.  But when that didn’t materialize due to folks like Mike Vanderboegh, David Codrea and [later] Sharyl Attkison, the chaos at the border had to be catalyzed some other way.

Enter the rumor mill, effective enough, it would appear, to make it into newspapers in Central America.  Don’t for a second doubt that this chaos is having the intended long term effect.

A flood of illegals has massively surged at our southwestern borders. The economic impact of medical care, education and incarceration for illegals forced on taxpayers is bankrupting Arizona.

Why are such swarms entering the U.S. illegally NOW, particularly children? Newspapers in Mexico and Central and South America are actually describing U.S. “open borders,” encouraging people to come with promises of food stamps or “amnesty.” It is textbook Cloward-Piven strategy to overwhelm and collapse the economic and social systems, in order to replace them with a “new socialist order” under federal control.

Carried by this tsunami of illegals are the invisible “travelers” our politicians don’t like to mention: diseases the U.S. had controlled or virtually eradicated: tuberculosis (TB), Chagas disease, dengue fever, hepatitis, malaria, measles, plus more. I have been working on medical projects in Central and South America since 2009, so I am aware of problems these countries face from such diseases.

A public health crisis, the likes of which I have not seen in my lifetime, is looming. Hardest hit by exposures to these difficult-to-treat diseases will be elderly, children, immunosuppressed cancer-patients, patients with chronic lung disease or congestive heart failure. Drug-resistant tuberculosis is the most serious risk, but even diseases like measles can cause severe complications and death in older or immunocompromised patients.

The costs are cascading down to the local level.  “Small towns and counties in states bordering Mexico are drowning in debt due to the swarm of illegals stealing and destroying property, requiring expensive medical care and needing proper burials, all of which the federal government has largely refused to pay for.”  In Brooks County, Texas, the concern is mainly public safety.

 Sex offenders, murder suspects and gang members are making their way through the vast rangelands of Brooks County.

The Vickers ranch is one of the many land spreads affected by the surge in illegal immigration. What is more concerning to the ranch owners is the type of people trekking through their land.

Linda Vickers never wanders away from her house without her trusty canine companions – Blitz, Elsa, Schotten and Tinkerbell.  The dogs provide a sense of security in a land of insecurity.

“The safety factor out here has changed,” Vickers said.

Vickers and her husband own and operate a nearly-1,000-acre ranch in Brooks County.  Vickers reports anyone who crosses her fence line to Border Patrol.

“As of yesterday, 196 illegal immigrants with 136 apprehensions by Border Patrol,” she said.  The dogs sniff out those hiding in the brush.

“There are some good, helpless people. Then, there are some really bad ones,” Vickers said.

Earlier this week, Vickers took a photo of a man on her front porch. She said the man had a Tango Blast tattoo.  Tango Blast is the largest and one of the most dangerous gangs operating in the state, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

“I sometimes have to take a step back and realize the jeopardy that could happen out here,” Vickers said.

It’s not just gang members that worry Vickers. Border Patrol agents arrested a wanted murderer near Falfurrias and sex offenders in the Rio Grande Valley last weekend.

“They’re everywhere,” Vickers said.

The goal of the administration is for the local and state governments to demand federal dollars, but with federal dollars comes federal control.  The ultimate aim of Obamacare wasn’t to work or function, it was to fail, thus driving America to a single-payer system.  Unless one understand everything this administration does within the framework of Cloward-Piven, you cannot understand them at all.

The corollary to the urbanized collective, the redistribution of wealth, and the single payer health system, is a heavy policing presence, whether regulatory thugs inside the beltway, uniformed thugs who enforce the laws, or militarized SWAT teams who kick doors down.  Or in other words, heavy policing is the corollary for the problems that modern society chooses to create for itself.  The problems themselves are not a necessary product or outcome; rather, we have chosen the problems, and an overbearing, statist police presence is the intended outcome, while the problems are the catalyst.

Via Mike Vanderboegh, DianaWest asks if the Southern border can be saved?  Mike points to Boehner’s treachery on immigration, while we will perhaps in the future point to the treachery of recently elected House majority leader.  For the House majority leader who wants border enforcement and then amnesty, they’ll fabricate phony metrics on border arrests and call the issue closed.  As for the reason both parties want immigration, both legal and illegal, the corruption runs too deep to be rooted out.

The alleged need for immigrants pertains to the desires of corporations to have low paid workers.  It doesn’t enrich you or me, it enriches the rich (heads of corporations, boards of directors, and so on).

Here’s how it works.  It helps the corporate bottom line by forcing the middle class to pick up the tab for medical care, which burden happens largely on the backs of nurses in emergency rooms (my daughter is a nurse in an ER), with medical insurance premiums escalating in order to pay for the service.  Food stamps (so called SNAP) also factor into the calculus, as well as driver’s insurance (for uninsured motorists coverage).

It isn’t that there is no cost for low paid workers.  It’s that the cost is borne by the middle class as welfare to corporations and the wealthy.  The GOP is connected at the hip to such interests in terms of money, while the Democrats are connected in terms of future voters.  With such powerful interests at stake, it should be obvious why the Southern border is a sieve and illegals are left in the country unmolested.

As to whether the GOP will ever be able to rely on votes from the Hispanics, that is a non-starter.  “Hispanics are not historically and ideologically aligned with what the GOP is supposed to be.  To point to Roman Catholicism and claim that Hispanics will vote GOP because of socially conservative viewpoints misses the bigger picture of the state of Catholicism in South and Central America.  It is a synthesis, or a hybrid mixture, of Catholicism, superstition, Marxism, and in some cases evil “patron saints” for the cartel criminals.”

The elaborate setup for the problem is far too embedded into American culture and government to eradicate.  There’s too many border crossings, too much border traffic, too many Mexican truckers driving in the U.S., too many Mexican workers, and too much corporate money at stake to reverse the course now.  It would take far more than simply “securing the border,” whatever that might mean given that the horse left the barn years ago.

I am not suggesting that we don’t try, but I am suggesting that we prepare for failure of the routine, typical political strategies.  Personal and family preparation for failure of the American system is the advisable course of action.



  • TimeHasCome

    Only God in Heaven can help us now .

  • threetoesknows

    The rule of law in America is over, and has been for a while. Every decison now made at the local, state and federal level is about politics, not the law. No longer are decisons made by reviewing the constitution, statutes or even whats best for America or Americans or even those who desire legal citizenship. The Supream Court and Federal Judges are doing everthing they can to subvert the constitution by being political activist. 16 states now have gay marriages, not by law but by the interpretation of 16 federal judges.
    Sonia Sotomayor just stated she believed that race was more important than performance for college admisssions.
    Maybe its because the liberals hold evidence over these traitors, or maybe its because they have bought into the politics of greed and power. But does the real reason actually matter anymore? For the average man and woman, the rule of law, faireness and ethics in our elected representatives no longer exists. Their oath of office is only for show, and soon the mockery will begin.
    To them, the rule of law is whatever they say it is, and they expect the average American to obey, obey obey. I for one am totally offended at their behavior. The revolution is brewing because people, just like me, are beginning to say no more.

  • Carl Stevenson

    Illegals who die here should not be given funerals at public expense. Take them to the local landfill, or take them back to the border and dump them on the immigrant trails. Let the coyotes feast on them as a message to those who would follow.

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  • Kansas Bright

    It is only over when the last American refuses to stand up to the traitors within our nation and to no longer defend her or is dead. That will be much harder then those who put the traitors into office believe it will be.

  • Josh

    I’m no advocate of illegal immigration, but you’re an admitted advocate for encouraging wild animals to eat their dead bodies, as a “message”, presumably delivered along the trails.

    It’s a message of hate. How ugly and ignorant.

  • Josh

    Oh yes, because gays getting married is the herald of America’s downfall? How backwards. Marriage is a civil contract common to almost every society on the planet (and many animal species, too, just without the contract) and predates all modern religion. As a civil contract, the government must either stop acknowledging it, or extend the right to enter it to homosexuals as well.

    When this period of American history is reviewed in 50 years, it will be looked upon as a period of hate and bigotry. The elderly then that still cling to anti-gay views will be defended just as old racists are today: “that’s how they were raised”. The gays aren’t out to get you. The government is, and your examples of gay marriage and Sotomayor being a racist (which she is) are horrible examples of that.

    Finally, the revolution is most certainly *not* brewing. That’s obvious to anyone with halfway decent observational skills.

  • Josh

    No, we can most certainly help ourselves. It’s just that we’re not.

  • Carl Stevenson

    People who do illegal things typically need some (usually shocking and not PC) disincentive to make them not commit their crimes.
    I am tired of our country being invaded by illegals, who steal our jobs, commit all sorts of crimes, bring in a multitude of diseases, and expect us to foot the bill for it all.
    I’m tired of a government that won’t control our borders because they WANT to crash the system and destroy our sovereignty.
    Yea, I’m pissed off and I guess I do hate those who break our laws and game our system to live off of those of us who have lived productive lives.
    Maybe if they got a message that they’re not welcome here, there are consequnces for breaking into our country, and there are no more freebies for them, they’d stop pouring over our borders in ever increasing numbers like swarms of locusts.
    Yea, I’d rather see them in a landfill or dumped on the immigrant trails for the coyotes than to foot the bill for providing them with funerals that I couldn’t afford for myself or a family member. Is it PC? Nope. Do I give a shit? Nope.

  • Carl Stevenson

    Marriage is a religious custom/contract, aimed at forming and maintaining families. It’s only since governments figured out that they cons generate revenue, justify the creation of more power-granting bureaucracies, and gain greater control over the lives of their people that it became a “civil contract.”
    Since homosexual couples, by definition, can’t procreate, they can’t form families. (I don’t consider two gay guys or two lesbians adopting some poor kid, who will almost certainly be psychologically screwed up for his/her entire life to constitute a “family.”)
    I don’t really give a crap who sticks what where in the privacy of their own bedroom. I do object to their increasingly in your face, militant demands that everyone accept their aberrant lifestyle and glorify it, under penalty of being slandered and bullied for not doing so.
    Again, marriage is not fundamentally a “civil contract,” except to the extent that the state has muscle in like some sort of protection racket in order to make money and gain more control over people’s lives. There are many other things that government has no business being involved in, marriage is just one glaring example.

  • MMinCC

    How would you feel about the military arresting Obama and 30 or 40 other traitors in Congress?

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    Posse Comitatus.

  • Josh

    I agree with most of your sentiments. But suggesting that littering trails with dead bodies is somehow better than disposing of them in humane and sanitary ways, such as cremation or burial, is ignorant, and I don’t think you truly mean it.

    I think you know it would cost more to truck dead bodies to border trails than bury or cremate them. I think you know it would spread disease to litter rotting corpses on border trails. I think you know it’s a message of hate, and you’re advocating it because you’re angry.

    Don’t be like “them”. Don’t lose the mandate of heaven. Don’t litter our goals and initiatives with hateful messages.

    Further, don’t make gay marriage a talking point whatsoever. It is a distraction, and another way to lose the mandate of heaven. Gay marriage is coming, whether you like it or not. It’s a distraction. Forget about it. It’s the least of our concerns – The very least!

  • Josh

    I think you are outright wrong on this. I think your ideology is skewing history and facts.

    Fine. OK. But does it really, truly matter whether gays can enter into civil contracts? Seriously? Why on earth do you care whether a gay couple can marry? It’s no damn business of yours. Extending the right to marry to gays is not, in the slightest, an acceptance or glorification. It’s common human decency.

    Would I choose that lifestyle for my children? Of course not. But I know two gay couples (both female) that have a wonderful family and awesome children, who aren’t “psychologically screwed up” in the least. It’s just that you haven’t moved outside of your ideological bubble to see it.

    Even Jesus Christ himself spent time with the lowest of the low. He directly sought out what we now proclaim as abhorrent. Why? Because he recognized the human condition and refused to fundamentally judge people based on what they are now. He instructed humanity through his disciples to withhold judgement. And he was crucified for it.

    And now excuse my language, but just who the fuck are you to cast stones? You’re living in “sin” every day. Every minute of every day.

    So shut the hole in your face until you can meaningfully contribute to our common cause: taking back the America that was stolen from us.

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    Luxuries. So many luxuries.
    So let’s briefly deal with marriage. Marriage was an institution initiated and crafted by God, not the state, even from its earliest stage (see Genesis). That’s why pastors marry, and the advent of Justices of the Peace marrying was late in the modern world.

    Now for burials, espenses and the like. It occurs to me that we are still seeing things through the lens of comfortable America, with out attendant luxuries. For anyone who has buried a loved one recently, you know the expense associated with it.

    By the time you’ve bought a legal casket, purchased the death certificates and a burial plot, you’ve spent $15,000 MINIMUM. It can run MUCH higher than that if you want a service or a burial plot in a good location. $30,000 – $40,000 is not uncommon, or even more. Much more.

    These things are all functions of state regulations and laws. You cannot simply bury people anywhere you want. it becomes a health concern. So let’s say that I’m a rancher living in South Texas or Arizona, and there are illegals on my land because it’s a thoroughfare. If someone perished on the journey, would I be willing to take a shovel out and dig a grave myself (right there where they lay)? Sure. Would I be willing to do it 25 times? Maybe. Would I be willing to do it 500 times? No. I have to hold down a job. And I’m certainly not willing to spend everything I have at $15,000 – $20,000 a burial to ensure all illegals have a proper grave.

    You see, this goes well beyond whether I’m willing to spend my time or money on others. Many men are. This redounds to whether I’m willing to spend the money of my children and children’s children on others. And remember, “The good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.”

    So now, think of the poor ranchers in Texas and Arizona. They have the costs of burial, paperwork, cleanup of the environment of trash, feces, debris and water bottles, and removal of the animal carcasses after the illegals have killed them for food. Furthermore, we all have the expense of education, welfare, food stamps (SNAP), medical care, etc., etc., for tens of millions of illegals entering the country.

    It might be easy enough to say about the ranchers “let them go broke.” Of course, that would be as ugly as allowing someone to rot in the sun, certainly more so since they are our countrymen. But that means that family run farms and ranches will likely disappear from the face of the planet, at lease in Texas and Arizona. Ranches that have been in the family for generations will become trash heaps for the illegals, and ranchers and their wives will be living in the suburbs wondering “what happened?”

    The cost of beef will go up times ten (it has already doubled where I am), and will soon become cost prohibitive. We have already seen our medical costs rise in order to pay for the illegals as well as folks on welfare, and this has all happened in our lifetime.

    I suspect that sometime soon, the cities and townships in the border states will revisit what it takes to declare dead and bury folks coming across the border. After that at some point, their bankruptcy will cause them to leave bodies where they are (or at least, do something cheap and quick). It takes money to do thiese things, like it or not. America is out of money. We’re broke.

    I am suggesting that the debate over whether to bury someone is a sign of the luxiries we currently enjoy. Enjoy them while we can. They are going away, soon, and completely. And finally I am suggesting that America is completely, woefully, and terribly unprepared for what’s coming and the hard decisions that must be made.
    America is broke. Flat broke.

  • @josh

    Hi Josh,

    Actually Jesus spent time with the lowest of the low because they were the ones who needed, wanted and would accept his salvation.

  • Josh

    Nonsense. He was making a statement. The notion that he spent time with them because they “needed” his salvation more than others is false on its face. There are no stories about Jesus seeking out farmers or brick masons, because that doesn’t make the same kind of statement.

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  • MMinCC

    The Rule of Law???? Dude, we have left that in the dust

  • Josh

    A military coup d’état would be a horrible way to try and resolve our problems. The idea of an active General arresting representatives of the people is as un-American and unconstitutional a thing I can think of.

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  • TEEBONICUS

    You mean like Lincoln did? Why, then, is he a hero?

  • Josh

    Lincoln didn’t oversee a military coup, that’s technically impossible. He’s also not a hero.

    In other words I have no idea what you’re talking about, and I’m not sure you do either.

  • Jake

    @breakerjump:disqus
    If you wouldn’t choose the homosexual lifstyle for your children, why are you telling people who agree with you to shut the fuck up? It looks to me like you are the one casting stones and judging. Maybe you could please shut the fuck up. Your hypocrisy is laughable.

  • Josh

    I think you’re having a conversation with yourself. Are you telling yourself to shut up?

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  • Kansas Bright

    The problem I am seeing is that no one here read and understands our US Constitution. Which is (constitutionally) the government that decides what legal immigrants get to enter our nation?
    Which government, and what branch was (constitutionally) given the authority to create what is required of legal immigrants to become citizens?

    US Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4: The Congress shall have Power “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

    That is the ONLY authority (power) the federal government has over immigration. That is made more clear – as if stating exactly what power they were assigned is not enough – in Section 9: “The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress…”

    So who is charged with those duties? The Militia of the several states. “we the People” are the militia and WE are charged with the duties of:
    - Enforcing the US Constitution and each state’s Constitution,
    - Enforcing and keeping the “Laws of the Union” (Not governmental professional law enforcement agencies – police, and only those laws which are constitutional laws),
    - Protecting the country against all enemies both domestic and foreign, and
    - “to suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”.

    The US Constitution guarantees to each state its own “Republican form of government”. It
    is every state’s Militia that is the ONLY Constitutionally assigned force to “counter
    Invasions” and “Domestic Violence” within our states and nation.

    Tench Coxe: “Who are the militia? are they not ourselves. Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an
    American… The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”

    Joel Barlow, Revolutionary War veteran, wrote “Advice to the Privileged Orders, in the Several States of Europe”, clergyman, theologian, popular poet, successful diplomat, and American whose political writings were debated on the floor of Parliament said of the US Constitution:
    “… not only permitting every man to arm, but obliging him to arm.”

    Where does the US Constitution oblige the people to arm and train to defend our hmes, our communities, our states, ad our nation? Here; US Constitution, Article I, Section. 8, Clause 11: “To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water”.

    The congress has the duty to grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal when they are needed to enforce the US Constitution, the laws, or defend the people and the nation. This is using private citizens in their own privately owned crafts to defend the USA and her people, this is using the Militia.

    And again here in Clause 15: “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel invasions.”

    This clause is very straightforward. The militia of each state is taxed with the defense of the USA and her people, not just with the defense of their state; and they are to be armed with weapons that can repel any invasions bearing modern weapons of war. Congress is
    required to provide those military grade weapons to the militias – NOT to any law enforcement agency or to any foreign terrorist organization, foreign nation/entity in Clause 16.

    Clause 16: “To provide for organizing, ARMING, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia
    according to the discipline prescribed by Congress”.

  • Kansas Bright

    True.

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  • Ace

    True enough but when the current dispensation is wildly un-American and unconstitutional, to object that a particular remedy is WUaU cedes the initiative to the initial transgressors.

    I have begun to think that either Prof. Arithmetic or Gen. Reset are the only ways in which the current catastrophic slide can be halted. Strange times.

    Americans appear to think that our continued existence in our present form is guaranteed. Accepting that amazingly stupid idea is having disastrous consequences for our country.

  • Ace

    Every illegal who steps across our border sends a message of contempt and, in many cases, hate. Get real.

    Can we feel and express red hot fury? Would that be ok with you? How do you get to hate in one bounce?

  • Ace

    Excellent.

  • Josh

    The current dispensation is not unconstitutional – they were duly and democratically elected. I have no idea what “WUaU” is supposed to mean, but I’m not objecting that any particular “remedy” is unconstitutional, I’m stating that a military coup is, because it is. And to construe it as a “remedy” to what amounts to power abuses and two-party rule is asinine.

    Anyone who thinks having the military overthrow the elected government for any reason is batshit insane.

  • Josh

    You’re so muddled it’s just silly. Illegals aren’t sending a message by crossing the border, they’re trying to get to a country that will give them free shit. The message of contempt is being sent by Obama and liberals in allowing and provoking them to do so in ever larger numbers.

    Go ahead, feel your righteous indignation. Just don’t pretend that leaving rotting corpses strewn across our southern border is anything other than juevenile revenge fantasy. It’s hate pornography for the mind.

  • BillClintonsShorts17

    ‘Gay Marriage’ is not coming. And that is because: There. Is. No. Such. Thing. It does not exist. It cannot exist, anymore than a martini made of orange soda and yogurt can exist. You have the WRONG INGREDIENTS.

    We created the word ‘marriage’ to describe a particular human relationship. Mis-applying the word to relationships which do not qualify as ‘marriages’ does not change the reality of that relationship. It remains a non-marriage and you remain self-deluded.

  • BillClintonsShorts17

    Historically, when the Emperor showed obvious signs of insanity, weakness or incompetence the Praetorian Guard would turn on him and install someone else. The parallel in our day would be for the Secret Service to collude with the JCS to bring this about. Will this ever happen? Who knows? But the more things change the more they remain the same.

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  • amr

    When the rule of law breaks down, the people will have to organize to defend
    themselves. It would be better if sheriffs would organize this along our
    southern border and deputize citizens so that they could act under the sheriff’s
    protection. Better that than vigilantism, but I have tried to get law
    enforcement in my area to do that for much less serious issues and they have
    refused. Without such leadership it will become everyone for themselves and
    then this administration can assume more power in the name of security. All too
    many Americans would give up freedom for the promised security. As Ben Franklin
    said, Americans would then have neither. The Cloward-Piven’s Strategy would be
    will on its way to success; overload the system so it collapses causing a
    reorganization under socialist Marxism.

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