Saturday, March 21, 2009


Judging from his liberal upbringing, education and radical marxist allies through-out his career, it would be laughable to think that The One is not conversant with this:

First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, 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.

Inspired by the August 1965 riots in the black district of Watts in Los Angeles (which erupted after police had used batons to subdue a black man suspected of drunk driving), Cloward and Piven published an article titled "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty" in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation. Following its publication, The Nation sold an unprecedented 30,000 reprints. Activists were abuzz over the so-called "crisis strategy" or "Cloward-Piven Strategy," as it came to be called. Many were eager to put it into effect.

Read it all at Sweetness and Light. (images via GoPachy)

1 comment:

Cynthia Yockey said...

Thanks for putting me in your Blogroll! I have put you in my "Humor" Blogroll. Where did you get the "Arbeit Macht Frei" illustation? I love it! Great work and keep in touch!