Thursday, October 16, 2008
from the Washington Times:
There is plenty blame to go around for the financial crash. Yet, there is a distinct odor of the shadowy Cloward-Piven strategy as the taproot of abusive practices that triggered the crisis. The strategy's goal is to bring about the fall of capitalism by overloading and undermining government bureaucracy.
Its supporting tactics include flooding government with impossible demands until it slowly cranks to a stop; overloading electoral systems with successive tidal waves of new voters, many of them bogus; shaking down banks, politicians in Congress, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for affirmative-action borrowing; and, now, pulling down the national financial system by demanding exotic, subprime mortgages for low-income Americans with little hope of repaying their loans. These toxic mortgages are an important source of the foul smell engulfing the entire financial bailout.
Developed in the mid-1960s by two Columbia University sociologists, Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, much of their strategy was drawn from Saul Alinsky, Chicago's notorious revolutionary Marxist community organizer. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) succeeded the National Welfare Rights Organization in the execution of the Cloward-Piven grand tactics of using the poor as cannon fodder to tear down the capitalist system. It was low-income, mostly black and Hispanic people, who were used by ACORN guerrillas to take subprime toxic mortgages....
The socialist test case for using society's poor and disadvantaged people as sacrificial "shock troops," in accordance with the Cloward-Piven strategy, was demonstrated in 1975, when new prospective welfare recipients flooded New York City with payment demands, bankrupting the government. As a consequence, New York state also teetered on the edge of financial collapse when the federal government stepped in with a bailout rescue.
The 2008 financial crisis has all of the earmarks of a Cloward-Piven strategy assault against the capitalist system. Stanley Kurtz of the Ethics and Public Policy Center recently explained that "community organizers" (1) "intimidate banks into making high risk loans to customers with poor credit," (2) "occupy private offices, chant inside bank lobbies, and confront executives at their homes," and, through these thuggish tactics, (3) compel "financial institutions to direct hundreds of millions dollars in mortgages to low-credit customers." "In other words," Mr. Kurtz explained during a presentation at the Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, "community organizers help to undermine America's economy by pushing the banking system into a sink-hole of bad loans."
Interesting link Susanna dug up! It really does look like an element is attempting to take over America.
Then there is the link in one of Moe's comments box which linked Obama and George Soros. I went fishing and came up with this article at the Conservative Edge which states:
Listen to Barak Obama’s supporters long enough, and you would have to conclude that they believe he is brilliant, charismatic, and a first rate orator who will bring change to the American political scene. Listen to his speeches, and you would have to agree that he is a first rate orator. You would also agree that he is an agent of change. There could be some disagreement about whether his policies and thus by default, he himself, is brilliant.
But there is disturbing evidence that Obama is nothing more than the “Talking Head” for the far left fringe movement in American politics. The darling of MoveOn.org may in fact be the Manchurian Candidate of George Soros and his hardcore minions....
Take for instance, the funding of the Obama campaign. Over the past few elections cycles, the Soros’ crowd has demonstrated its political prowess by directing internet fundraising efforts to their chosen candidate. Joe Lieberman lost the Connecticut Senate Democratic primary to the far left fringe candidate when Moveon directed their fundraising efforts to his opponent. That candidate towed the Moveon party line.
Obama is now reaping the benefits of that same fundraising juggernaut. While Hillary mined the traditional fundraising game, Obama reaped tens of millions if not hundreds if millions of dollars more via the internet.
More ominously, Obama insiders reported to a British paper this week, that Obama had already amassed a huge grass roots organization throughout the U.S. that would crush John McCain. That organization could only be the extensive leftwing George Soros Moveon.org organization assembled over the past three to four years. Obama simply could not have put together such a claimed massive group on his own. He hasn’t had the time. It normally takes years to get a grass roots effort going.
The article also contains a number of "off script" gaffes. Among other things it seems that Obama believes America has 57 states plus Alaska and Hawaii. He may be a slick orator, but that is no guarantee that he has his facts in order.
Maybe the element that wants to take over America is George Soros himself? Is it possible to buy a country if you have enough money?