A unified theory of Obama

There has been a great deal of silly talk in the conservative blogosphere lately about Obama’s incompetence, as though that were now the most important thing about him and the thing that will bring him down. It’s silly, because how can a political leader be both an anti-American revolutionary who is unbendingly set on fundamentally transforming the country, and a mere detached and passive bumbler? Promiscuous Obama deriders seem blind to how their all-over-the-place denunciations of the enemy-in-chief cancel each other out.

Given that context, it is a pleasure (so to speak) to see a piece at the chief website of promiscuous Obama dumping, American Thinker, taking what I see as a more realistic and less triumphalist view of Obama’s recent troubles. The point of the article, by Stu Tarlowe, is that Obama’s perceived incompetence in some areas serves the same purpose as his deliberate leftism in others: to undermine our society and make it incapable of functioning independently, so that it becomes more and more dependent on government.

Don’t be fooled by Obama’s ‘incompetence’
Stu Tarlowe

It is a tremendous mistake to think that the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will help convince Americans of Barack Obama’s incompetence. Obama’s true agenda is so insidious that even his inability to handle a crisis serves his greater strategy.

And that strategy has a name: it is the Cloward-Piven Strategy. Named for the two Leftist sociology professors who formulated it, its purpose is to bring about the demise of capitalism by overloading the system, largely by making more people desperate and dependent on the government.

Thus, Cloward-Piven’s goals are served by more and more aliens flooding across the border and filling jails, emergency rooms and welfare rolls. It is also served by the mortgage crisis; in fact, Professors Cloward and Piven were the creators of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), which helped pressure banks to implement the lending policies that precipitated that crisis. But Cloward-Piven seeks a financial crisis far wider-ranging and more encompassing than a mere mortgage meltdown.

So if the oil spill in the Gulf manages to destroy the fishing and tourist industries in that region, shut down oil drilling, raise the price of oil and of food all over the country, and bring more and more Americans to a financial breaking point and thus dependent on food stamps and other government programs, Obama and Co. will smile and nod at one another as the Cloward-Piven strategy hums merrily along.

Anything that puts a greater strain on government services—and the inability of those services, through incompetence and complex bureaucracy to actually improve things—advances the goals of Cloward-Piven. The more desperate and demoralized the American people become, and the more preoccupied we are with simple survival, the better our new “leaders” like it, and the closer they get to assuming total and complete control of every aspect of our lives.

Read about the Cloward-Piven Strategy in greater detail in an American Thinker article from November 23, 2009, “Cloward-Piven Government” by James Simpson.

Simpson explains that even the patently unconstitutional laws and policies implemented by the Obama regime are a deliberate part of the strategy, because in addition to using financial crises to bring about the desired changes in our way of life, it is necessary to render our Constitution impotent and irrelevant.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 02, 2010 12:00 PM | Send

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