What we face
It is time to recognize exactly what we are up against and the concerted effort that will be required to save our country from the rampaging Left. The failed immigration bill was but one issue. There will be many, many more of equal or greater importance before the elections of 2008.Simpson goes on to describe how that tactic was enthusiastically adopted by the left, with the intended effect.Democrats play a tough game. This has always been true, but the immigration bill is perhaps one of the most poignant examples. Democrats could care less what floods of illegal immigrants do to undermine our legal system, overwhelm welfare and medical services, fracture society and destroy our culture. The best of them recognize most of these illegals represent potential new Democrat voters.But I believe for some there is an even more pernicious goal. In 1966, two Columbia University sociologists, Richard Cloward and Frances Piven, wrote an article for The Nation explaining how to destroy capitalism by overwhelming government with excessive demands for services, pushing government and society into economic collapse in order to usher in a new socialist paradise. They proposed using low-income blacks as foot soldiers to make ever-increasing, strident demands. As quoted in David Horowitz's DiscovertheNetworks.org:Cloward and Piven charged that the ruling classes used welfare to weaken the poor; that by providing a social safety net, the rich doused the fires of rebellion. Poor people can advance only when "the rest of society is afraid of them," Cloward told The New York Times on September 27, 1970. Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation; poor people would rise in revolt; only then would "the rest of society" accept their demands.''
According to Sol Stern of City Journal, as quoted in DiscoverTheNetworks.org, they "succeeded beyond [their] wildest dreams...From 1965 to 1974, the number of single-parent households on welfare soared from 4.3 million to 10.8 million, despite mostly flush economic times. By the early 1970s, one person was on the welfare rolls in New York City for every two working in the city's private economy." New York City declared bankruptcy in 1975 as a result, a stunning victory for what became known as the Cloward-Piven Strategy.''I have never heard of the 'Cloward-Piven Strategy' but I have heard of variations of it, and I do remember the bankruptcy of New York City back in the 70s. So now it appears that the left has found new 'foot soldiers' in the wave of illegal immigrants.
You can see where I am going. The radical left and the national Democratic Party are increasingly one-and-the-same. Their relentless efforts to open the floodgates of illegal immigration and pack the voter rolls will illegal immigrant voters have the same objective: to overwhelm our government with an impossible flood of new problems and balkanize our society, while stacking the voter rolls with newly-minted democrats who will unwittingly support the radicals in their subversive efforts to destroy this country in favor of their socialist vision. It is Cloward-Piven on steroids.''Although Simpson casts this struggle in terms of Democrat vs. Republican, with the latter being the good guys, I am not as ready to see it that way; the battle lines are not as clear-cut, as we saw in the amnesty struggle. And I am not so sure that the GOP has got its 'soul' back, but I agree with Simpson that 'we can't afford to quit.' Our enemies are not about to quit.