So, what objectives and strategies do the Democrat Party and the Communist Party of the U.S.A. (CPUSA) have in common? Well, how much time do you have?
Most notably, both are advocates of the Cloward-Piven Strategy, which is the ’60s-era brainchild of two hard-left academics to “end poverty” by creating an economic crisis that would lead to the collapse of capitalism resulting in its replacement with socialism.
As one of our political analysts, Arnold Ahlert, wrote: “In 1966, Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven formulated the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It was a plan to overthrow America’s capitalist system by overloading the welfare state bureaucracy with demands that were impossible to meet, thereby precipitating a revolution.” Ahlert noted that the latest “effort to ‘crash the system'” is to overload it with illegal immigrants.
This explains the Demos’ 2020 platform: “Open Borders and Free Stuff.”
Indeed, the party that was once the champion of blue-collar workers now supports the greatest threat to labor, wage growth, and the economy overall: the influx of millions of illegal aliens competing for jobs, willing to take lower wages, and soaking up enormous taxpayer resources in terms of medical care, welfare, housing, and education.
According to Cloward and Piven, to achieve their goal, it would necessitate “a massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls,” followed by “a federal program of income redistribution … necessary to elevate the poor en masse from poverty.”
That income redistribution would take the form of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.” Except the only thing that’s equal under socialism is poverty — except, of course, for the political class.
Cloward and Piven insisted: “Republicans are always ready to declaim the evils of public welfare, and they would probably be the first to raise a hue and cry. But deeper and politically more telling conflicts would take place within the Democratic coalition. … Whites — both working class ethnic groups and many in the middle class — would be aroused against the ghetto poor, while liberal groups, which until recently have been comforted by the notion that the poor are few … would probably support the movement. Group conflict, spelling political crisis for the local party apparatus, would thus become acute as welfare rolls mounted and the strains on local budgets became more severe.”
Their strategy is similar (albeit more radical) to the failed model Franklin Delano Roosevelt called “The New Deal.” FDR infamously proclaimed, “Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.” Of course, that “American principle” is merely a paraphrase from Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, in which he declared, “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.”
FDR’s failed programs were reincarnated as the Democrats’ so-called “Great Society,” which, in effect, enslaved millions of poor Americans on urban poverty plantations and coincided with the first publication of the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
Today, 50 years after the Left’s so-called “War on Poverty,” many Americans are now “institutionally impoverished,” unprepared and unwilling to rise above the poverty line because they’ve been generationally disabled from doing so.
As Cloward and Piven noted: “As the crisis develops, it will be important to use the mass media to inform the broader liberal community about the inefficiencies and injustices of welfare.” The Demo/MSM propaganda machine is just waiting for the signal from its leftist puppeteers!
The Democrats almost achieved critical economic overload in 2008, when their statist “economic equality” policies resulted in the near-collapse of our economy. I detailed this in “How Democrats Seeded the 2008 Financial Crisis.”
That was a near miss, but they did get an ideological socialist as a consolation prize: eight years of Barack Obama as president of the United States.
As I wrote eight months ago, Democrats are desperately hoping for a recession before the 2020 election. And they’re ready to pounce on the next opening to overload the system and create a crisis, adhering to the advice of Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
Fellow Patriots, stand ready and keep your powder dry!