If you follow Glenn Beck, you know who Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven are. They are the dynamic teaching duo who championed the revolutionary idea of restarting the U.S. economy by collapsing the system and remaking it into one more favorable to the unions and socialist ideals. And that’s done by getting as many people on public assistance as possible.
Now, intrepid blogger Zombie is out with a new piece detailing how that “Cloward-Piven” strategy is “working perfectly” across the pond.
Zombie points to the weekend’s big news from Europe: the French elected an avowed Socialist, and the Greeks sent a strong signal by voting against the parties that supported austerity (even the Socialists) and then voted in droves for a “neo-Nazi” group. (Business Insider put that in perspective with the following headline: “16% of the New Greek Parliament Is Communists and Nazis.”)
“The message is clear,” writes Zombie. “Once enough voters are on the dole, regardless of your party’s ideology or what label it has, you will win elections if you promise to keep the free money flowing. This was Cloward-Piven’s point, and they turned out to be frighteningly correct.”
What this means for Europe is anyone’s guess. Because both France and Greece are embedded in the EU, they do not have complete sovereignty over their own economies, so it still remains to be seen if the rest of the EU will allow them to spiral further into debt and reneg on previous agreements to tighten the pursestrings. But it seems that if they were left to their own devices, both France and Greece are willing to ignore reality and plunge headfirst into a completely unsustainable socialist model.
“Sunday might not be as epochal as Russia’s October Revolution,” Zombie concludes, “but it should be remembered as the day of the first Cloward-Piven Revolution.”
You can read the rest of the intriguing post here (which includes the line, “Will the revolution spread to America?”).