Saturday, October 4, 2008

Journalism is Dead

"Their strategy to create political, financial, and social chaos that would result in revolution blended Alinsky concepts with their more aggressive efforts at bringing about a change in U.S. government. To achieve their revolutionary change, Cloward and Piven sought to use a cadre of aggressive organizers assisted by friendly news media to force a re-distribution of the nation's wealth."

The Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis

"One of two things must be true. Either the Democrats are unfathomable idiots, who ignorantly pursue ever more destructive policies despite decades of contrary evidence, or they understand the consequences of their actions and relentlessly carry on anyway because they somehow benefit.

I submit to you they understand the consequences. For many it is simply a practical matter of eliciting votes from a targeted constituency at taxpayer expense; we lose a little, they gain a lot, and the politician keeps his job. But for others, the goal is more malevolent - the failure is deliberate. Don't laugh. This method not only has its proponents, it has a name: the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It describes their agenda, tactics, and long-term strategy.

The Strategy was first elucidated in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation magazine by a pair of radical socialist Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. David Horowitz summarizes it as:

The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. 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.

Cloward and Piven were inspired by radical organizer [and Hillary Clinton mentor] Saul Alinsky:

"Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules," Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system's failure to "live up" to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist "rule book" with a socialist one. (Courtesy Discover the"

"Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis"
by James Simpson
see the entire article at: The American Thinker
A must read for conservatives...


Freedom Fan said...

Agreed, Volt.

Where were the 'journalists' to challenge any of Biden's dozen lies in the V.P. debate?

Where were all the teams of 'journalists' investigating Obama's years as chaiman of William 'I-didn't-bomb-enough' Ayer's Chicago Anneberg Challenge, during which they pissed away over 100 million dollars to pollute the minds of kids with Marxism and identity politics?

No, the 'journalists' are all too busy flying to Alaska to try to dig up dirt on Sarah Palin.

Charles Gibson and Katie Couric are too busy using gotcha 'journalism' and creative editing to try to make Palin look dumb.

Well, they failed, just like fake 'journalist' Dan Rather failed to scam the public with his forged memo about Dubya's National Guard service.

So I have decided to become a journalist! I have exclusive pictures of Sarah Palin's visit to Southern California a few hours ago. I will share shortly.

Voltron said...

Cool FF, I can't wait to see them.

By the way I hope you read that whole article. VERY INTERESTING!

Freedom Fan said...

That is a frightening article in the American Thinker, Volt. I refer to it in my next post.