Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Overload and Alligator Sticks


For those unfamiliar with the Cloward and Piven Strategy, simply put, it was and is a strategy proposed, in 1966 by the far-left husband and wife political activists Richard Cloward  and Frances Fox Piven, both professors at the Columbia University School of Social Work, to create a crisis in the welfare system – by exploiting the gap between welfare law and practice – that would ultimately bring about its collapse and replace it with a system of guaranteed annual income. They hoped to accomplish this end by overloading the already overburdened welfare bureaucracy and budget with more than the system could possibly handle or afford.

This overload strategy can be used to collapse any system, i.e., power grids, national defense, a legal system, a person's circulatory system, an engine's cooling system, a web server, the constitutionally established system of checks and balances, or even one's digestive system. You get the idea.

Currently, there is a system being overloaded, steadily and progressively: the system of a representative government as established over 200 years ago in the United States. "We the People", the system comprised of the electorate and citizens of the United States, have been and are being overloaded with daily doses of the latest outrage, overreach, power grab, dereliction, deception, demonization, attention grabbing injury or atrocity, and destruction of life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness perpetrated by a rapidly morphing unrepresentative government. The system of "We the People" is being overloaded, nearing the point of collapse, to be replaced by a different system, one that results in "fundamentally transforming the United States of America."

So, what's an overloaded patriot to do? A wise man once told me, "When you're up to your ass in alligators, pick up a stick and go after the closest alligator."

There are several sticks from which to choose. In alphabetical order: Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Works, Heritage Action, Watchdog Wire, as well as others. I have personally worked with and used all of those mentioned, as well as local and national tea party and 912 groups. These days, on the federal level, the "closest alligator" is Congress. I have found the Heritage Action Sentry Program has an alligator stick that makes it easy to influence specific legislation and specific legislators on the issues vital to our country's future. Please check it out.