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The Cloward and Piven strategy

Updated on September 15, 2016

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What is a Cloward and Piven????

Over the last year or so, we have heard rumors of Cloward and Piven, Francis Fox Piven, and the Cloward and Piven Strategy. Before a year ago, I had never heard of Cloward and Piven, and had no idea what it was even related to. So, here is a quick bit of information on what the Cloward and Piven strategy is. Basically, the idea comes from Frances Fox Piven, and her husband Richard Cloward.

The recent reference to Cloward and Piven is based on the article they wrote back in 1966, regarding forced welfare and government control. The idea was to force the federal government to help the poor. They encouraged enrollment of everyone possible and put them on welfare. This would” produce bureaucratic disruption in welfare agencies and fiscal disruption in local and state government.” Basically this was an economic revolution and anarchy.

The welfare agencies would be overwhelmed, the working and middle class would unite with the working class and the poor, and to stop this growing economic and social problem, the government would be forced to swoop in and create a federal solution to poverty and “override the local welfare failures”. The ultimate objective was to wipe out poverty, by creating a guaranteed income for everyone, redistributing it from the rich to the poor.

Rich vs. Poor

This strategy is being used, as example of the growing conflict of the rich vs. the poor. The Democrat idea of ostracizing and slandering the rich, taxing them to extinction and using this money to further increase social entitlements is fairly evident. Will this strategy bring about the ultimate collapse and replacement of the current system, who knows? The goal is though, to encourage government dependency, apply for benefits, and overload the “already overburdened bureaucracy”. Increasing the racial and economic differences in an already hurting economy can have dire consequences.

Watch the news and see what is being said about the rich. Look at the racial divide. Look at the amount of people on welfare, unemployment, food stamps, etc. Our government is already overburdened. The government we will beg for to fix our problems will be ready to extend its hand to a restless and unhappy society.


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      7 years ago from Camp Hill, PA


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    • lanetodd profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Fruitland, ID

      TeaPartyCrasher. I am curious if you have that same objection to the George Soros funded companies, corporations, and media that is abundant on the far left? The class warfare that is being spewed by the media and the far left will only create chaos. If you want to see manipulation, look at MSNBC and all the other major media stations.

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      7 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      What you need to do is watch "News" that's not manipulated by corporations.

      Then you'd see that what's realling happening in America is a march towards a Corporate State, an America of, by and for people like the Koch Brothers. States like Wisconsin and Ohio are seeing this and fighting back.

      Take a tour of mu hubs; I'd suggest you start with "Who's Pouring That Tea", take a look at "The FOX Effect" and finish with "Wisconsin Wakes Up".

      Or do you want to be a corporate serf?


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