The Cloward-Piven Plan is a 1966 strategy rooted in the ideology of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis.
The extensive and detailed plan was the direct product of these two Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven known as the “Cloward-Piven Strategy”. Cloward-Piven strategy explains how you could hasten the fall of capitalism by overload the entitlement system which would push society into economic crisis and collapse. That would unleash chaos and violence in the streets, opening a door to radical Leftist political change.
Unfortunately, some have listed their 8 point plan as belonging to Saul Alinsky because of their association and admiration of his work. Snopes points out that such a claim is "False" but never makes mention of either Cloward or Piven and that their eight-point Plan is real and in play. See "Beware the Useful Idiots"
Michael Reisch and Janice Andrews wrote in the book The Road Not Taken that Cloward and Piven "proposed to create a crisis in the current 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 informing the poor of their rights to welfare assistance, encouraging them to apply for benefits and, in effect, overloading an already overburdened bureaucracy."
Cloward and Piven as confirmed progressive socialists were inspired by the philosophy of communism, the organizing skills of Saul Alinsky, and the Watts Riots of August 1965. They believed that chaos would need to be achieved before they could introduce their Progressive political ideology which was the ideology of Democratic Socialism masquerading as the salvation of the people.
Cloward told The New York Times on September 27, 1970. Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system. It would call for "cadres of aggressive organizers" to use "demonstrations to create a climate of militancy" in a "massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls" swamping the bureaucracy with new applicants and bankrupting governments.
George Alvin Wiley and others used this “crisis strategy” through The National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO) which certainly added to the bankruptcy of New York City in 1975.
Sol Stern on the Manhattan Institute's City Journal wrote. "The flooding succeeded beyond Wiley's 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."
With the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act President Clinton established "a federal program of income redistribution," which culminated in "the end of welfare as we know it" where both Cloward and Piven attended the White House signing.
Since capitalism cannot produce enough poor to drain the system the plan is to import poor socialist from other country by creating porous borders, financing large caravans, offering free education, medical care, ID on demand to bring as many needy people to the country as they can find. This way they can bankrupt the nation on a fast track to economic failure and chaos.
8 point plan for Socialism
The Cloward-Piven 8 point plan to implement Socialism
1) Healthcare– Control healthcare and you control the people
2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control– Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income)
6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools
8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
12 Radical rules of Christ
The way of Christ is The Way of righteousness which is radical to those who "with an appetite for benefits and the habit of receiving them by way of a rule of force and violence... having grown accustomed to feed at the expense of others and to depend for their livelihood on the property of others... until they degenerate again into perfect savages..."
If you truly love Jesus, who was the Christ, you will want to do what He said and you will not want to do what He said not to do. If your love for Him is not true love you will make excuses for why you do not have to do what He said and what the early Church was doing.
- 1. Repent
- 2. Seek the Kingdom of God because you love Him
- 3. Seek the righteousness of God in your relationships with others
- 4. Sit down in the tens, hundreds and thousands making no rulers your Benefactors.
- 5. Forgive that you may be forgiveness
- 6. Love as in charity one another as he loved us which included rebuke and sacrifice.
- 7. Love your neighbor and your enemy as your self. “If you love it, set it free.”
- 8. Keep the commandments if ye love Him and the Father
- 9. Judge not
- 10. Swear not
- 11. Keep your word, even when you are in bondage to the unrighteous mammon
- 12. Keep in faith persevering to the end.
Wantonness may produce a long list of cause and effects which we may call punishments but the law is a gift and the spirit of the law giveth life.
Socialism | Communism | Primitive Communism |
Anarcho communism | Communist Altruism | Collectivism |
Communitarian | Community Law | Crowd psychology |
Statues | Legal charity | Riots | Welfare |
Welfare_types | Public religion | Corban | Why Socialism |
Was Jesus a socialist | Not so Secure Socialism |
covetous practices | Weightier matters | Dialectic |
Bread and circuses | gods | Deist | James Scott |
Liberalism | Classical liberalism | Transcendentalist |
Polybius | Plutarch | Perfect law of liberty | Perfect savages |
Lady Godiva | Nimrod | Cain | Bondage of Egypt |
Corvee | Nicolaitan | Benefactors | Fathers |
Citizen | Social contract | Section 666 | Mark of the Beast |
Christian conflict | Diocletianic Persecution | Mystery Babylon |
Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark | Community |
I paid in | Goats_and_Sheep | Shepherds | Free Keys |
Roots of the Welfare State | Cloward-Piven Strategy |
Rules For Radicals | Communist Manifesto |
Live as if the state does not exist | Departed |
Nazi | Authority | Guru theories | Larken Rose |
Capitalism | Covet | Dominionism | FEMA | Network
Join The Living Network of The Companies of Ten
The Living Network | Join Local group | About | Purpose | Guidelines | Network Removal
Contact Minister | Fractal Network | Audacity of Hope | Network Links
Consent not |
Social contract |
Withdraw consent |
Marriage | Permanency of marriage | Employ | Vows | Swear not | Oath of Naturalization |
Religion | Corban | Private welfare | Welfare | Welfare types | Titular |
One purse | Golden calf | Covet | Merchandise | Benefactors | Sovereign |
Government | Governments | Civil Government | Government and Liberty Described |
Social contract | Covenants of the gods | Contracts, Covenants and Constitutions |
Nationalism | Republic | Democracy | Minarchism | Statism | Fascism | Federation
Communism | Anarcho communism | Communist Manifesto | Saul Syndrome |
Communist Altruism | Primitive Communism | Karl Marx Marriage |
Collectivism | Altruism | Anarchist | Capitalism | Socialism | Rules For Radicals | Atheist |
Viable republic | Republican form | The Way | Perfect law of liberty | NAP |
Taxation | Tribute | Tithe | Tithing | Pay tribute | Social Security | Corban | Hierarchy |
Imperial Cult of Rome | The Democracy Cult | Employ | Bondage | Mammon |
Nimrod | Mystery Babylon | Saving Babylon | Exiting Babylon | Temples |
Supreme being | gods many | Ideological subversion | Foolishly | Law |
Schools as Tools | Roots of the Welfare State | Covetous Practices |
Consent not | Withdraw consent | Come out | Put out | Cry out | Voice |
Kingdom of God | Church legally defined | Pure Religion | Christian conflict |
Road closings | Right to disobey | Adhocracy | Righteousness | The Way |
Law | Divers lusts | Wantonness | Goats and Sheep | Brooking | Robots |
1 Samuel 8 | Proverbs 1 | Proverbs 23 | David Crockett | Self Defense
- Beware the Useful Idiots, "A list reproduces Saul Alinsky's rules for "How to Create a Social State." is listed by Snopes as False but with no mention of the real sources of the 8 point plan which was Cloward or Piven their credibility as a source of truth is decidedly diminished. In February of 2019, I could find neither Cloward or Piven mentioned anywhere on the Snopes website.
- The Road Not Taken. Brunner Routledge. pp. 144–146. ISBN 1-58391-025-5.
- "Socialism is the religion you get when you lose your religion.”
- Living Wage Movement and the Voting Rights Movement(both supported by George Soros's Open Society Institute) and ACORN
- iACORN’s Nutty Regime for Cities by Sol Stern