Cloward Piven Strategy

Deliberate Economic Sabotage

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By Rick Gordon - Enigmose Political

The Cloward Piven strategy was outlined in 1966 by political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. It called for deliberately forcing the U.S. public welfare system into over-drive in order to precipitate a economic collapse that would finalize in replacing the welfare system with a socialist system devoid of a work ethic.

An income guaranteed and thus an end to poverty, basically a system where gnomes, fairies and elves do all the Labor and Santa Claus distributes the wealth regardless of whether you've been good or bad.

The strategy was outlined in a May 1966 article in  The Nation entitled "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty".

In their article, Cloward and Piven charged that the ruling class only used welfare to enslave the poor, that by providing a social safety net, the rich were able to hold at bay what they viewed as the inevitable collapse of capitalism. Poor people [The Proletariat] can only advance when society fears them.

Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should endeavor to sabotage and destroy the welfare system, its collapse would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation; poor people would rise in revolt; only then would "the rest of society" accept their demands.

Cloward and Pliven pointed out that the number of Americans subsisting on social services probably represented less than half the number who were actually eligible for full benefits. They proposed a "massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls." Cloward and Piven presented calculations that persuading even a fraction of potential welfare recipients to demand what they viewed as entitlements would bankrupt the system.

The result, theoretically would be "a profound financial and political crisis" - basically an initiating domino that would eventually lead to the economic collapse of the USA and leave Humanity ripe for the ensuing onslaught of Marxism or other illogical derivatives of it.

Rudolph Giuliani, while serving as NY City Mayor attempted to expose Cloward-Piven in the late 1990s. As part of his drive for welfare reform he accused the militant scholars by name and cited their 1966 manifesto as evidence that they had engaged in deliberate economic sabotage

'Ignorance of welfare rights can be attacked through a massive educational campaign Brochures describing benefits in simple, clear language, and urging people to seek their full entitlements, should be distributed door to door in tenements and public housing projects, and deposited in stores, schools, churches and civic centers. Advertisements should be placed in newspapers; spot announcements should be made on radio. Leaders of social, religious, fraternal and political groups in the slums should also be enlisted to recruit the eligible to the rolls. The fact that the campaign is intended to inform people of their legal rights under a government program, that it is a civic education drive, will lend its legitimacy' Frances Fox Piven

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