With the bailout bill going down in flames today, I am sure many Americans are not really sure what to think or what to support. I certainly don’t know if the this bailout bill would have helped anything, especially in the long term, but my initial reaction is to be glad that it did not pass.
I don’t think that an erratically pulled-together bill is what we need to solve a problem that apparently is larger than any financial problem we have faced in this country, second only to the Great Depression.
On the other hand, is it possible that we have been unnecessarily led to believe that a crisis is imminent?
This is part of what this post is about. There is a great piece at American Thinker that I believe should be read by as many citizens as possible.
As you read my post and, hopefully, the full text of the article at the American Thinker, keep our current economic crisis, Obama’s policies, and his “change” mantra in the back of your mind.
The Thinker piece outlines a long held strategy by Socialists and Leftists in this country called the Cloward-Piven Strategy. This piece also shows clear ties between Obama, the Cloward-Piven Strategy, and Obama’s associations with Bill Ayers and ACORN.
From the American Thinker piece, here is the definition of the strategy:
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.
Any of that sound familiar? The last several days I have been grasping at trying to understand the full impact of this economic problem while also worrying daily that we may well see a President Obama for the next 4 years at least. It is definitely something to be very concerned about. It appears we may very well elect as the next President a person who seeks to destroy the America we know. With the economic issues at hand, and the Socialist bailouts proposed, an Obama presidency would have a great start at that “change” he so seeks.
On the topic of the American Thinker piece, the persons of Cloward and Piven were followers of the radical organizer, Saul Alinsky. Obama is a follower of Alinsky’s principles and Hillary Clinton called Alinsky her “mentor”.
Further thoughts on the motives of Cloward and Piven:
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.
And the further goals of Cloward and Piven:
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.
Does that “bringing about change” part ring any bells? Isn’t that mantra of Barack Obama? Well there is good reason to see the connection. You see, Barack Obama has long associated himself with many radicals.
From American Thinker, an excerpt summary of Obama’s efforts to help ACORN, which has a very long history with Cloward-Piven believers:
As a community activist for ACORN; as a leadership trainer for ACORN; as a lead organizer for ACORN’s Project Vote; as an attorney representing ACORN’s successful efforts to impose Motor Voter regulations in Illinois; as ACORN’s representative in lobbying for the expansion of high risk housing loans through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that led to the current crisis; as a recipient of their assistance in his political campaigns — both with money and campaign workers; it is doubtful that he (Obama) was unaware of ACORN’s true goals. It is doubtful he was unaware of the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
And finally, fast forward to the current financial problems….what most people don’t know and won’t here from the MSM is that Obama’s fingerprints are ALL over this problem:
In his few years as a U.S. senator, Obama has received campaign contributions of $126,349, from Fannie and Freddie, second only to the $165,400 received by Senator Chris Dodd, who has been getting donations from them since 1988. What makes Obama so special?
His closest advisers are a dirty laundry list of individuals at the heart of the financial crisis: former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson; Former Fannie Mae CEO and former Clinton Budget Director Frank Raines and billionaire failed Superior Bank of Chicago Board Chair Penny Pritzker
Johnson had to step down as adviser on Obama’s V.P. search after this gem came out:
An Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) reportfrom September 2004 found that, during Johnson’s tenure as CEO, Fannie Mae had improperly deferred $200 million in expenses. This enabled top executives, including Johnson and his successor, Franklin Raines, to receive substantial bonuses in 1998.A 2006 OFHEO report found that Fannie Mae had substantially under-reported Johnson’s compensation. Originally reported as $6-7 million, Johnson actually received approximately $21 million.
Obama denies ties to Raines but the Washington Post calls him a member of “Obama’s political circle.
Most significantly, Penny Pritzker, the current Finance Chairperson of Obama’s presidential campaign helped develop the complicated investment bundling of subprime securities at the heart of the meltdown. She did so in her position as shareholder and board chair of Superior Bank. The Bank failed in 2001, one of the largest in recent history, wiping out $50 million in uninsured life savings of approximately 1,400 customers. She was named in a RICO class action law suit but doesn’t seem to have come out of it too badly.
As a young attorney in the 1990s, Barack Obama represented ACORN in Washington in their successful efforts to expand Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) authority. In addition to making it easier for ACORN groups to force banks into making risky loans, this also paved the way for banks like Superior to package mortgages as investments, and for the Government Sponsored Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to underwrite them. These changes created the conditions that ultimately lead to the current financial crisis.
Barack Obama, the Cloward-Piven candidate, no matter how he describes himself, has been a radical activist for most of his political career. That activism has been in support of organizations and initiatives that at their heart seek to tear the pillars of this nation asunder in order to replace them with their demented socialist vision. Their influence has spread so far and so wide that despite their blatant culpability in the current financial crisis, they are able to manipulate Capital Hill politicians to cut them into $140 billion of the bailout pie!
God grant those few responsible yet remaining in Washington, DC the strength to prevent this massive fraud from occurring. God grant them the courage to stand up in the face of this Marxist tidal wave.
You see I think that is what might possibly happened in the House of Representatives today — a bit of courage standing up to the dangerous Marxist tidal wave and thwarting a bill that would have set a huge Socialist precedent for our country.
We really need God’s blessing now like never before!
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