Posted April 13, 2010 by Michael Mazzaro
Have you noticed how in the past year the shear volume of news coming out of Washington and the speed at which change is being
brought about is just breathtaking. Within a month of taking office the President and the new congress had the 787 billion dollar
stimulus plan. The congress quickly passed Cap and Trade climate legislation. The health care blitz began after that with the
Senate bill being passed on Christmas eve. It took until all of March 23 to pass the Senate bill in the house late on a Sunday night.
It was only a day later and with a simple majority that the "fix" bill was passed using budget reconcilliation.
Somehow they managed to find time during all this to take over the auto industry, the banking industry, the insurance industry and
they threw in the college student loan industry as a footnote with health care.
Without taking a breath they have turned their attention to Net Neutrality and immigration reform. Net neutrality is a way for
the government to get their foot in the door to regulate internet content. They claim its about fairness and increasing access but
when has government involvement ever increased freedom?
The internet is the greatest tool in our history for free expression and the sharing of information in the history of man. It is a
dangerous instrument if your intent is to lie, bribe, cheat, steal and intimidate people into supporting your agenda. You don't have to
look hard to find examples of bribery and coersion committed by this administration. The internet is full of videos showing SEIU members
violently attacking people at town hall meetings and using all manner of racial slurs.
All of what we are seeing is the flawless implementation of strategies laid out by a pair of 60s radicals, Cloward and Piven, and
another hero of the left Saul Alinsky and his book "Rules for Radicals".
Cloward and Piven determined that in order to transform the system you need to crash it and cause it to reset. It is important though
to put a framework in place for the system to reset into before the crash occurs. They theorized that the best way to crash the system
was to use the poor to overload the government's welfare system. The idea was put into action with breathtaking results in New
York City in the 1970s as welfare roles exploded nearly bankrupting the city.
From American Thinker.comCloward-Piven Government
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.
Its hard to see how our current policy could be anything other than an efficient implementation of Cloward and Piven, to intentionally
cause the systematic crash of our system so it can reset into something new. We have taken what was a bad economic situation and slammed
the accelerator to the floor. What was a worrisome budget deficit is now an unsustainable rapid march to bankrupcy.
Cloward and Piven is a broad strategy to achieve a systemic reset and Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" provides the low level
details. Alinsky's main rule is "The ends justify the means". In other words, do whatever it takes to achieve the goal. Morality
doesn't matter, the rules don't matter, the law doesn't matter and the constitution doesn't matter because the ENDS justify the means.
Alinksy also teaches that when you are hit with a setback, like we saw with the Scott Brown election in Massachusets, the
next step is to hit the accelerator. Normal politicians would have stepped back from that election and tried to reset
the health care process to work with the other side. These are not normal politicians though, these are Alinksy radicals.
Obama went on a country wide tour giving daily speeches on health care declaring it will get done. Nancy Pelosi promised to
break through or jump over any barrier to get it done even if that barrier was the American people.
Health care was the largest piece of the puzzle to ensure the success of Cloward and Piven. The true cost of health care will become
apparent in the next few years and no single item will contribute more to the bankrupcy of this nation. Cap and Trade has effectively
been won as the EPA can do as more financial damage to the system than Cap and Trade so even if it doesn't pass they still win.
With the massive entitlement structure in place the next step in Cloward and Piven is to get as many people dependent on it as
possible. We have extended unemployment to 99 weeks and are still seeing the number of people collecting grow. Before the health care
benefits take effect the next push will be to create a path to citizenship for the 13-20 million illegal aliens. This influx of
beneficiares of health care and unemployment will be fuel to complete the system reset Cloward and Piven promises.
Prior to the election cycle of 2008 health care was probably last on most people's list of important issues facing our country. How did the
administration manage to keep this issue in the spotlight and eventually get it passed. They created a crisis even though none existed. Day
after day they screamed about tens of millions of uninsured, thousands dying due to lack of care and double digit rate increases by evil
insurance companies. They brought out kids whose parents had died from a terminal disease and blamed their death on lack of insurance. As
Saul Alinski stated, "the ends justified the means".
What is important to understand is that the health care bill that is now law does not solve many of the problems they said it would. In fact,
the bill actually makes many of the problems worse and causes a series of new problems for the health care system. What it does do is provide a
framework so that small changes can be made to put the government in control when a crisis does occur.
What we end up with is a framework for rapid response to a health care crisis along with a series of rules designed to create that crisis.
It sounds ridiculous but it is absolutely true. Lets examine what the bill does and does not.
Here is what it does
- Health insurance plans cannot deny or charge more for pre existing conditions
- Health insurance plans cannot have annual or lifetime benefit limits.
- 30 million uninsured people will be covered through expanded medicare and tax credits.
Here is what it does not do
- Healthcare overhaul won't stop rate increases.
- Healthcare overhaul won't decrease health care costs.
- US faces severe doctor shortage.
So what it does is increase costs on insurance companies and provide full benefits including preventive care to 30 million new patients.
At the same time the cost of health care, the actual costs of treatment per patient for doctors and hospitals will continue to go up. With
no power to regulate health insurance premiums they will now rise faster than if the healthcare overhaul had never passed.
Now we have a real crisis. Due to the healthcare overhaul mandates we now have a real crisis that they will argue can only be solved by
even more government regulation. The single payer system will now be back on the table as they will argue that the private insurance
industry has failed to contain costs without the competition of a government option.
How much have we allowed our country to be transformed in order to deal with a crisis. From the Saving and Loans scandal of the 80's
to the Patriot Act after 9/11, the TARP bailouts, the AIG takeover, the GM and Chrysler takeovers and now healthcare. Crisis after crisis we
have handed over freedoms in order to feel safe and with each crisis the real danger grows larger. We have given the federal government so
much power now that should the wrong leader be put in place the people would have little recourse to stand in his way. Is that man already in
power, only time will tell.