Cloward-Piven on steroids

Diogenes Jones, M.D.

Finally, someone who gets it.

Kudos from an old ex-lefty to James Simpson for Cloward-Piven Government (AT 11-23-09 ).

What most people don’t get is that the economic recovery and health care reform plans are not supposed to work.  They are not really intended to reduce unemployment, stop the flu, save the planet, insure the uninsured, rescue the dollar, or lower the deficit.

The internal architecture of this administration’s political strategy is very different from the public pablum dutifully parroted in the media, but is far from hidden.  Even so, most of its supporters are oblivious to the true underlying agenda, and are merely making the public confessions and professions of faith, expected of fundamentalists and loyalists to the progressivist cause. 

What’s going on, as Simpson points out, is actually Cloward-Piven on steroids, propelled into lunar orbit, and magnified to continental size.

Cloward and Piven’s original goal was to revolutionize society by finding unintended loopholes in the law, which could be exploited into a feeding frenzy of state and local spending, and so overload the system that government programs and agencies would collapse. 

But opportunity comes to those who wait.  Instead of impatiently yipping at the heels of the beast, in a glacially long march, picking off one target at a time, the whole magilla fell into their laps all at once. 

Morphing from local to national, from gecko to tyrannosaur, the next-generation architects can now implement the folkloric Cloward-Piven strategy on a gargantuan, unprecedented scale. And no one else can turn off the flood at the spigot, as long as citizens remain spellbound, loyal or faithful to the new masters of the federal fountainhead. 

Will national collapse be the ultimate crisis, the historic Messianic opportunity, to finally bring about revolutionary change - the long-sought hope and dream of progressive politics? 

Diogenes Jones, M.D.

Finally, someone who gets it.

Kudos from an old ex-lefty to James Simpson for Cloward-Piven Government (AT 11-23-09 ).

What most people don’t get is that the economic recovery and health care reform plans are not supposed to work.  They are not really intended to reduce unemployment, stop the flu, save the planet, insure the uninsured, rescue the dollar, or lower the deficit.

The internal architecture of this administration’s political strategy is very different from the public pablum dutifully parroted in the media, but is far from hidden.  Even so, most of its supporters are oblivious to the true underlying agenda, and are merely making the public confessions and professions of faith, expected of fundamentalists and loyalists to the progressivist cause. 

What’s going on, as Simpson points out, is actually Cloward-Piven on steroids, propelled into lunar orbit, and magnified to continental size.

Cloward and Piven’s original goal was to revolutionize society by finding unintended loopholes in the law, which could be exploited into a feeding frenzy of state and local spending, and so overload the system that government programs and agencies would collapse. 

But opportunity comes to those who wait.  Instead of impatiently yipping at the heels of the beast, in a glacially long march, picking off one target at a time, the whole magilla fell into their laps all at once. 

Morphing from local to national, from gecko to tyrannosaur, the next-generation architects can now implement the folkloric Cloward-Piven strategy on a gargantuan, unprecedented scale. And no one else can turn off the flood at the spigot, as long as citizens remain spellbound, loyal or faithful to the new masters of the federal fountainhead. 

Will national collapse be the ultimate crisis, the historic Messianic opportunity, to finally bring about revolutionary change - the long-sought hope and dream of progressive politics? 

Diogenes Jones, M.D.