In the summer of 2014 tens of thousands of young people from Latin America invaded our southern border forcing our border patrol to ignore its primary mission and become babysitters.
Our government was prepared for the invasion with arrangements in place for placing the young people with relatives who were already here.
There was no time for background checks or medical exams. Over the next several months we had aggressive enterovirus outbreaks which hospitalized children in 40 states and killed nine, including three Americans.
A U.S. Border Patrol canine team stands nearby after they helped detain a group of undocumented immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico border on April 11, 2013 near Mission, Texas. Credit: Getty Images
The disruption created at our border, and in the areas into which these children were deposited, destabilized our communities.
After Ferguson the community organizers moved on to Baltimore to burn down more businesses in response to the death of Freddie Gray.
At the University of Missouri a protest erupted over the claim of racism. Once the protest began the disruptions spread to other campuses under the cover of political correctness and college administrators were forced to resign from the University of Missouri and Claremont McKenna.
The marauding of the Islamic State throughout Iraq and Syria created a mass movement of refugees into Europe.
The president has committed to our taking in 10,000 Syrian “refugees." Democrat leaders hope to increase that to 100,000. Over half of the governors have stated that they will not allow them in their states and the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pause the admission of Syrian refugees until they can be vetted. This debate is already destabilizing our nation’s politics and borders.
Andrew Cloward and his wife Frances Fox Piven.
In a 1966 article in “The Nation” Columbia University Sociologists Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven argued on behalf of destabilizing our government by overloading our welfare system to create a financial crisis.
The article calls for "cadres of aggressive organizers" to use "demonstrations to create a climate of militancy.”
“We tend to overlook the force of crisis in precipitating legislative reform,” they wrote. “By crisis, we mean a publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere. Crisis can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention.“
The legislative reform sought was, of course, the end of capitalism and the turn to socialism.
Cloward and Piven understood that organization and funding were necessary to achieve results. ACORN was one of their creations. It has been funded for years with taxpayer dollars. When secret videos showed it to be corrupt a few years ago some of the funding was stopped.
However, ACORN is still receiving federal grants from sub-prime mortgage settlements and they, along with the former Obama for America organization, are recruiting and training thousands of young community organizers to foment unrest.
The disruptions on our campuses and in our communities are of a piece with the disruptions occurring across the world. When they are spontaneous community organizers arrive on the scene to take advantage and exacerbate the disturbance. And they all serve the same political goal, destabilize the government and take down capitalism. And they all require funding to succeed.
The tragic events in Paris were well organized and executed. French police claim that at least two of the terrorists had recently been checked through Greece as part of the flood of refugees from Syria.
When they arrived in France they had immediate access to weapons and suicide vests. The Islamic State has taken credit for that.
French President Holland is coming to the United States to urge more action against the Islamic State to deal with the destabilization of Europe. A good place to start was where we started after 9/11 – cut off the funding.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban blames George Soros for that. Let us see if the president is wiling to deal with one of the Democrat’s premier funders.
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