Many of you have heard of the “Cloward-Piven” thesis, even if you don’t know all the details. Originating with two Columbia University sociologist professors, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, who were little more than Marxist shills, published a strategy focused on persuading the Democrat Party to heap welfare benefits on the poor. The ultimate strategy, as they wrote, was to “wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual income” by creating a “crisis in the current welfare system” so great that the existing welfare structure would collapse.
In other words, in 1966, when they wrote the strategy, Cloward and Piven were solely focused on income redistribution. But today, the modern Marxist left has put that approach on steroids. No longer is the intent to cause a crisis—a breakdown—in the welfare system, but to force a society-wide breakdown in all systems. This would include, but not be limited to border control, police and civil order, the health care system, elections, and voter integrity, and even defense and intelligence agencies.
With the full support of the woke Left and corporate America, the Deep State is positively sprinting toward this goal. They see the end in sight with the China Virus lockdowns, Joe Biden’s election, control of both houses, a limp-wristed Supreme Court, and the utter void in courage at virtually any level of society. For the moment, it is wasted effort to determine the prime mover in all this.
Glenn Greenwald argues it is the British intelligence agency, GCHQ, who is behind it. Others might suggest it was America’s CIA. Still, others might observe that this was a “Long March” that has been underway since at least the 1960s by the Left to inhabit,