Is The Cloward-Piven Strategy Being Used To Destroy America?

by | Jul 3, 2014 | Headline News | 238 comments

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    This article has been contributed by Brandon Smith of the Alt Market community.

    cloward-piven-2In the mid-sixties at the height of the “social revolution” the line between democratic benevolence and outright communism became rather blurry. The Democratic Party, which controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress, was used as the springboard by social engineers to introduce a new era of welfare initiatives enacted in the name of “defending the poor”, also known as the “Great Society Programs”. These initiatives, however, were driven by far more subversive and extreme motivations, and have been expanded on by every presidency since, Republican and Democrat alike.

    At Columbia University, sociologist professors Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven introduced a political strategy in 1966 in an article entitled ‘The Weight Of The Poor: A Strategy To End Poverty’. This article outlined a plan that they believed would eventually lead to the total transmutation of America into a full-fledged centralized welfare state (in other words, a collectivist enclave). The spearpoint of the Clowan-Piven strategy involved nothing less than economic sabotage against the U.S.

    Theoretically, according to the doctrine, a condition of overwhelming tension and strain could be engineered through the overloading of American welfare rolls, thereby smothering the entitlement program structure at the state and local level. The implosion of welfare benefits would facilitate a massive spike in poverty and desperation, creating a financial crisis that would lead to an even greater cycle of demand for a fully socialized system. This desperation would then “force” the federal government to concentrate all welfare programs under one roof, nationalize and enforce a socialist ideology, and ultimately, compact an immense level of power into the hands of a select few.

    Cloward and Piven claimed that this could be accomplished at a grassroots level through community activism, and, that it would facilitate a more compassionate federal authority, however, there are numerous problems with these assertions.

    The Cloward-Piven Strategy has nothing to do with grassroots activism, and accomplishes nothing tangible for the downtrodden poverty class. In fact, I would dare to say that Cloward and Piven as well as most social engineers are well aware that the concept ultimately only serves to give even more dominance to the establishment and pilfer even more freedom from the masses.

    Cloward-Piven is not limited to the destabilization of state and local welfare programs. It can easily be used against federal level entitlements, and in reality, is much more effective against an entity with the proven tendency towards exponential debt spending. Though the federal government may be able to borrow fiat dollars through the Federal Reserve to prolong welfare rolls while the states cannot, a more volatile threat arises when debt monetization begins to wear down the purchasing power of the currency. Weakened purchasing power results in reduced consumer activity, less industrial growth, less GDP, and obviously, more poverty. The dollar has lost approximately 98% of its purchasing power since 1972, and after 50 years of the so-called “War on Poverty”, nearly one third of the American population now repeatedly slips under the official poverty line.

    In the past decade alone, the number of people dependent on food stamps and EBT for their survival in the U.S. has doubled from 25 million people to nearly 50 million people. Those who receive some kind of payment from the government, including those on social security, disability, and veterans benefits, are approximately 100 million. Americans on social security do not consider themselves welfare recipients because they paid into the system, however, the point remains that if the federal money tap shuts down due to overwhelming participation, the checks will stop whether you paid into the system or not.

    In the end, it is the Federal Government itself that is most vulnerable to the Cloward-Piven Strategy, and I believe the goal is to set fire to ALL social structures in the U.S., then assimilate them into a new globalist system.

    The tactic of overwhelming the welfare structure REQUIRES the complicity of the government itself. A grassroots activist movement cannot and will never compel federal and state governments to expand welfare initiatives if they do not wish to. If welfare programs are not expanded beyond their capacity to be maintained, they cannot be overwhelmed. Therefore, government must cooperate with the Cloward-Piven Strategy by generating more and more welfare programs to be exploited. That is to say, the elitists who control our government, regardless of their claimed political party, must WANT to arrange circumstances to allow for Cloward-Piven to be successful.

    Another key component of Cloward-Piven is the existence of an immense number of poverty stricken people. Without a significant portion of the population under the poverty level, there is no mass of people to use as a weapon. Again, grassroots activists would be hard pressed to actually create the kind of poverty levels they would need for exploitation. But wait! Government, along with the aid or direction of central bankers, is able to create any level of poverty it wishes at any time by simply pretending to bungle everything it does. Once again, Cloward-Piven (much like Saul Alinsky’s repertoire of propaganda scams) is far more useful to the power elite than it is to the common citizen. As former White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, famously said:

    You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before…”

    In light of the Cloward-Piven Strategy, which is at its very core a method to artificially induce crisis, the otherwise insane policy actions of the Obama Administration and preceding puppet presidents now become perfectly logical. Obama, after all, has been a long time proponent of the methods of Saul Alinsky, the left wing gatekeeper equivalent to Neo-Con godfather Leo Strauss. Cloward and Piven were also both avid followers of Alinsky, who promoted lies, misdirection, subversion, and abandonment of conscience in order to win social power at any cost (special note – Alinsky also dedicated his book ‘Rules For Radicals’ to Lucifer…yeah, to the friggin’ devil).

    Under Obama’s watch alone, our real national debt including unfunded liabilities and entitlements has risen to nearly $200 trillion. Our “official” national debt has gone from $10 trillion to $17 trillion in the short time Obama has been in office. Real unemployment including U-6 measurements stands at around 20% of all Americans. Personal wealth and savings have plummeted. Wages remain in stasis while prices on necessary goods continue to rise.

    In my articles ‘The Socialization Of America Is Economically Impossible’ and ‘Obamacare: Is It A Divide-And-Conquer Distraction?’, I examined much evidence suggesting that Obamacare was actually designed to fail, and that the bumbling of the Obama White House when dealing with the program was purely deliberate. When coupled with Obama’s handling of the current illegal immigration conflict, I would say that the Cloward-Piven Strategy is in full force.

    Why fight tooth and nail against all common sense and history, why lie openly to millions of registered voters to get the program in place, only to allow it to derail because of a poorly designed website!? Because, Obama and his handlers know full well that it will end up costing the country billions that we cannot afford, and aid in a resulting crash.

    Why the sudden surge of illegal immigrants into the U.S.? Why not! The White House has made it clear that it has every intention of keeping them within America by allowing the border patrol to ship the detained across the country where they are then released. Obama’s threat to use executive action to force through his own version of the immigration bill is the icing on the cake. Amnesty is essentially guaranteed, I believe, in the near term, which is why tens of thousands of Central American parents are willing to send their children on a journey where they could very well be kidnapped by sex traffickers or killed. If the White House really wanted to stop this humanitarian crisis, the President would state publicly and clearly that America is not a drive through welfare center, that there will be no free goodies at the second window, and that there will be no chance of amnesty, instead of diverting more agents to the border to ensure more illegals are shipped into the interior.

    The president does not wish to stop the flood of immigrants exactly because Cloward-Piven requires their presence. Not only would this officially add millions of people to welfare rolls, but I would venture to suggest that Obama will likely include automatic sign-up to universal healthcare as part of his amnesty measures.

    If there wasn’t enough strain on the social welfare structure before, there certainly will be now.

    I would remind readers, though, that in the final analysis this is NOT about Obama. I have seen other commentators including Glenn Beck discuss Cloward-Piven in the past, but always through the blinders of the false left/right paradigm. Obama could not have attained the levels of destabilization he has without standing on the shoulders of those political errand boys who came before him. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was also responsible for signing the Immigration Reform And Control Act of 1986 into law, which was supposed to trade the amnesty of 3 million illegals for greater border security.  This new “more comprehensive” security was never implemented by Reagan.  Both Republican and Democratic regimes have made our current calamity possible, and the leaderships behind both parties are nothing more than paid mascots for international financiers and globalists who have a very different vision of what America should be.

    If we allow ourselves to fall into the trap of making the developing crisis about a singularly unimportant man such as Obama, then the elites get exactly what they want – an angry and desperate citizenry out for the blood of a middleman and out for the blood of each other, while they sit back, relax, and wait to swoop in as our financial saviors with strings attached.

    For those naïve enough to assume that Cloward-Piven is just a well intentioned activist method, it is important to understand that even if that were so, the effect of the Cloward-Piven Strategy will never achieve the goal its creators claimed to support. In my view, it is probable that they never really intended for it to produce wealth equality or an increased quality of life.

    The tactic can only decrease wealth security by making all citizens equally destitute. As we have seen in numerous socialist and communist experiments over the past century, economic harmonization never creates wealth or prosperity, it only siphons wealth from one area and redistributes it to others, evaporating much of it as it is squeezed through the grinding gears of the establishment machine. Socialism, in its very essence, elevates government to the role of all-pervasive parent, and casts the citizenry down into the role of dependent sniveling infant. Even in its most righteous form, Cloward-Piven seeks to make infants of us all, whether we like it or not.

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      1. Without a freakin doubt… This will end badly.

        • ” Without a freakin doubt… This will end badly. ”

          It will never END. This country has experienced transformation since it’s birth and at this time we are at a crossroads as we have been many times in the past. The question is, as has always been will the american people rise to the occasion once again or lay down and be tread upon? ( And yes it looks bad.)

          • Excellent article Brandon. Now you are firing on all cylinders. Kill the FED, death to the New World Order! 🙂

            • the durango kidd says:

              “Kill the FED…”

              LOL… who are you kidding, kidd?

              You’re on record supporting a Central Bank.

              Q: How can you say “Kill the FED,” and support central banking at the same time?

              A: You can’t!

              The FED is a central bank!!

              If you support central banking, by definition, you support the FED!!!

              BTW… Central Banking is an essential element of the New World Order, so it stands to reason, you support that too.

              • YMWW: I am on record for supporting the FUNCTIONS of a Central Bank, the MECHANISMS of which are absolutely NECESSARY for the facilitation of a complex and sophisticated economy.

                This can be provided by the Treasury without a Middleman (The FED) skimming trillions off the top.

                Wrong again!!! It’s in the archives. Check it!!! 🙂

                • durango kidd says:

                  “a Central Bank, the MECHANISMS of which are absolutely NECESSARY for the facilitation of a complex and sophisticated economy.”

                  Two words: Horse Shit.

                  The idea that a central bank is intrinsically necessary for the facilitation of a complex and sophisticated market economy is a MYTH!

                  History and theory belie the very notion.

                  But you’re not interested in history or theory, are you DK. Your focus is on parroting the establishments propaganda!

                  A central bank is only necessary as long as an economy is wedded to a fiat currency!

                  Hey DK, how’s that Central Banking think working out for “we the people?”

                  Postscript: A Central Bank is a tool of the New World Order. DK apparently embraces the NWO!

                  • DK would make an EXCELLENT politician in today’s Amerikka

                  • You know European American, Yes we remember when you went by that handle yourmotherwaswrong, your constant banging on DK is annoying. You can’t find some one else? Try me for a while.


                  • Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Too bad we dropped the ball a LONG time ago.

                  • “””Is The Cloward-Piven Strategy Being Used To Destroy America?”””

                    Yes, and several other strategies all at the same time. Destruction must be assured for the banksters to stand a chance of winning their war on the People of America.

                  • BigB says:

                    “You know European American, Yes we remember when you went by that handle yourmotherwaswrong, your constant banging on DK is annoying. You can’t find some one else? Try me for a while.”

                    First: I have no idea who “European American” is/was.

                    Second: I’ll “bang” on the durango kidd just because it annoys you.

                    Third: I’ll “bang” on you… If you’re up to it.

                    Don’t go “dark” on me BigB… Defend your positions… If you can.

                    I expect you to be active BigB. Don’t puss out on me BigB. It’s Put up, or Shut up!!!

                    So… You gotta reply BigB???

                  • YMWW: LMAO! Quoted me out of context. You quoted me as saying:

                    “a Central Bank, the MECHANISMS of which are absolutely NECESSARY for the facilitation of a complex and sophisticated economy.”

                    I said: “I am on record for supporting the FUNCTIONS of a Central Bank, the MECHANISMS of which are absolutely NECESSARY for the facilitation of a complex and sophisticated economy.”

                    You deleted: “I am on record for supporting the FUNCTIONS of a Central Bank ……” changing my context completely.

                    This kind of selective interpretation and restating of my words to convey YOUR desired meaning is typical of the tactics that Clark used in the discussions I had with him over the years.

                    He couldn’t win an argument either debating the FACTS so he changed his moniker. He actually tried to sell US Free Trade, just like you! LMAO! 🙂

                  • the durango kidd says:

                    “I said: “I am on record for supporting the FUNCTIONS of a Central Bank, the MECHANISMS of which are absolutely NECESSARY for the facilitation of a complex and sophisticated economy.”

                    Are those your words DK? If so, how did I quote you out of context???

                    LMAO… You support Central Banking! Period!!

                    You just don’t support the private FED acting as a Central Bank.

                    Spin it all you want DK, but you support the largest pillar of the New World Order!

                    Central Banking.

                    You may not support theft per say, but you are on record supporting the “FUNCTIONS” of theft, the “MECHANISMS” of which are absolutely “NECESSARY” for the facilitation of a complex and sophisticated economy.

                    LMFAO… What a Ta ra ra Goon de ay!!!

                    DK’s cheese has slid off his cracker.

                  • @DK:

                    BTW… I’m not “Clark.”

                    An observation though… You seem to have issues with criticism directed toward you.

                    Tell me, what was your relationship with your father like?

                  • YMWW: Please explain to all of US how a complex and sophisticated economy (like ours) would function in international trade and national commerce, without the MECHANISMS of a central bank that could be provided by the Treasury (without the Federal Reserve).

                    I am waiting with baited breath! Its not 1787 any more. Tell US how a banking system would work without these MECHANISMS between banks, nations, and private enterprise.

                    Com’on! Your response could change the future of economic and banking theory for generations to come!!! LMAO!!! 🙂

                  • durango kidd says:

                    “Tell US how a banking system would work without these MECHANISMS between banks, nations, and private enterprise. Com’on! Your response could change the future of economic and banking theory for generations to come!!! LMAO!!!”

                    It’s called a Gold Standard DK… Maybe you’ve heard of it?

                    Gold-backed money has a long, prosperous history behind it. Gold-backed money was also very effective at curbing political power.

                    Central Banking was established so that the Elite could break free from the restraints of remitting “gold for paper,” and so that it could control and enslave populations with “paper/debt” money.

                    DK supports such an arrangement. He supports a Central Bank.

                    The dollar has no real value folks, and the banks you keep dollars in are all insolvent!

                    FACT: A central bank is only necessary as long as it’s nations economy is tied to a fiat currency!

                    FACT: The durango kidd is an establishment tool. And as such, he promotes certain memes: Central Banking gooooood, being one of them.

                  • YMWW: A gold standard does not replace the functions and mechanisms of a central bank; which shows everyone here how little you really know about money and banking.

                    A gold standard only changes the medium of exchange and store of value from paper to metal backed paper. There isn’t enough gold to settle every transaction in the world unless gold goes to $100,000 an ounce (or more).

                    The guy that owns a gold and platinum mine should be sitting rather pretty when that happens and that change is in process and under discussion and in negotiation as WE speak. Invest in gold, speculate with silver, and horde your lead.

                    BTW, Wrong Again!!!! LMAO!!! 🙂

                  • YMWW: My relationship with my father was good, but he really wasn’t there much for me as a kid. My parents divorced when I was eight because dad was quite the ladies man. He was good-looking, athletic, and very charming.

                    Unfortunately he only had an eighth grade education and he had to work two manual labor jobs (full and part time) at minimum wage all of his life (until he finally retired) to support four kids, so he never had much free time.

                    I learned as much from his absence as I did from his presence. I was a street kid from the time I was about eight years old until I was seventeen and a senior in high school, because my mother had to work too to support the family. She did her best.

                    Mom ran a girl scout troop, cub scout troop, 4-H, and was President of the local PTA. In high school my dad would come out to my football games or junior league to watch me play ball.

                    He never said much, but he kept a scrapbook of my sports exploits every time they were published in the local paper. I never knew that until after he died and I found the scrapbook among his things with all the press clippings, going back to Little League.

                    I have no complaints about my childhood; or any other era of my life. I have done it my way, for better or worse, since I was seventeen. BTW, dad was an “ex-Marine” too, and served with “Ol Gimlet Eye Butler” in China (for those who want to parse the point”.

                    WE were working class all the way. I changed that. 🙂

                  • The durango kidd says:

                    “There isn’t enough gold to settle every transaction in the world unless gold goes to $100,000 an ounce (or more).”

                    No shit! There isn’t enough gold to settle every transaction because the Keynesians and their Central Banking/Fractional Reserve monster has issued so much debt based paper that gold would have to go to $100,000 an ounce or more to cover the debts! Now you know why “they” manipulate the gold markets. It wasn’t always this way, as I’m sure you are aware of.

                    The debts created by Central Banks (all over the world) will NEVER be repaid, and they weren’t meant to be, which is why the system will eventually collapse. I’m certain you are aware of that too.

                    The Keynesian/Central Banking model only works if you can pile debt upon debt upon debt in an endless cycle. The second law of Thermodynamics cannot be ignored. But Keynesians (people like you) think they can ignore physics, reality, and economic law.

                    There is no such thing as perpetual motion DK; not anywhere in the universe, and certainly not in Keynesian/Central Bank economics. The system will evolve toward a state of maximum entropy… it will collapse.

                    Central Banking/ Fiat money only benefits the State, the Politicians, and their Cronies. Everyone else takes it in the rear!

                    Postscript: Just why do you think your beloved government is arming itself to the teeth? It knows the system is doomed, and that it will eventually need to protect itself from the “People.”

                  • YMWW: You said: “The debts created by Central Banks (all over the world) will NEVER be repaid, and they weren’t meant to be, which is why the system will eventually collapse.”

                    I agree. US Bonds, however, as the currency of the NWO is a necessary instrument for their international commerce (until a substitute comes along). Chinese Yuan is not yet fungible, and therefore, not yet necessary. Crash is imminent, but “collapse” is many years away. One is not the other.

                    Invest in gold, speculate with silver and horde your lead. In the Crash that is coming, cash will be King. Put ten DOLLAR bills in number ten cans. 🙂

                  • The durango kidd says:

                    US Bonds, however, as the currency of the NWO is a necessary instrument for their international commerce.”

                    “US Bonds?” Who in their right mind would “buy” a “US Bond?”

                    US Bonds are worthless! Everyone knows the FED (Central Bank) is just PRINTING/COUNTERFITING “money.”

                    The United States Federal Government is BROKE/INSOLVENT… thanks to Central Banking.

                  • YMWW: US BONDS are worthless to YOU! I don’t buy them either, but the NWO Globalists that control 60% of world GDP LOVE them!!!! They buy trillions of dollars worth of US Bonds!!!

                    And for THEM, they are indispensable and all of your desperate ranting about their lack of value and three FRN’s will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks!!! 🙂

                • Interesting article about those who signed the Declaration of Independence

                  They Signed For Us

                  Declaration of Independence — Would you be committed enough to sign?

                  “Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

                  Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

                  Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

                  Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

                  They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.”

                  “So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots.

                  It’s not much to ask for the price they paid.

                  Remember: freedom is never free!”

                  Personal Liberty dot com

                  • Happy Independence Day to you and yours.
                    Please keep up the great work.

                  • Nice comment. And, OMG, a comment that is germane to the topic. Are you ill? 😉

                    BTW, it is Independence Day, teacher.
                    Be well and enjoy your freedom forever.

                  • ” Do you think it strange my friends,
                    That on the Fourth, their lives should end?
                    Do you think it strange indeed,
                    That two who authored Freedom’s creed,
                    Should die, on the 50th Anniversary,
                    Of Life, and Love, and Liberty?

                    Do you think it strange my friends,
                    That on the Fourth, their lives should end? “

                  • @YMWW


                    BTW… I’m not “Clark.”

                    An observation though… You seem to have issues with criticism directed toward you.

                    Tell me, what was your relationship with your father like?”


                  • YMWW: I know you are not Clark, and I know you are not European American, and I really don’t care who you are: but you went to the same school of debate as Clark; you preach the same tired anti-everything, anarchist theology as Clark; and you believe that FREE TRADE is a panacea for the American economy when it is the very tool that the Globalists have used to eviscerate the Nation.

                    You rail against central bank functions and mechanisms, but I haven’t heard your dissertation about what we replace a banking system with; since it is the second oldest profession in the world.

                    The banking system can operate without the FED. Good luck to you if you can operate without a bank. More power to you if you can. I find it a useful tool with global uses for travel and finance.

                    Again, please explain to US how our economy can operate with out banking functions and mechanisms. WE are ALL holding OUR collective breath!!! 🙂

                  • durango kidd says:

                    “I know you are not Clark, and I know you are not European American…”

                    Q: So why do you fantasize???

                  • The durango kidd says:

                    “Good luck to you if you can operate without a bank.”


                    I have a bank account, but I keep keep my paper holdings VERY short.

                  • YMWW: OMG!!! You have a BANK ACCOUNT??? You support central banking???? LMAO!!!

                    How hypocritical!!! 🙂

                  • the durango kidd says:

                    YMWW: OMG!!! You have a BANK ACCOUNT??? You support central banking???? LMAO!!!

                    How hypocritical!!!

                    Is that all you got???

                    A lame attempt at levity?

                  • YMWW: That’s all I got. I thought it was pretty funny!!! 🙂

            • RE: “Kill the Fed” John F Kennedy Tried to Kill the Fed from being America’s High Interest Rate Loan Shark. Instead they (Bankster Tribe) Had Kennedy Killed. Look up John F Kennedy’s June 4th 1963 Executive Order EO-11110 The is when Kennedy had the US Dollar backed by Silver, thus Silver certificated, and Pre 1964 Silver Coins, etc. Well after Kennedy was murdered TPTB – The Powers to Be, quickly moved the US Dollar off the Silver standard and back to Phony Fiat money where the Bankster Tribe could create their own wealth as the expense of the rest of Americans. With out a doubt in my mind, this Banster Tribe Cartel had the most to gain with JF Kennedy out of their way. Which coincidentally was the same Cartel Tribe who owns the MSM Main Stream Media to keep the Oswald pasty story alive and well. BTW/ Guess who Murdered Oswald? Yep another Jew tribe member Jack Ruby – Real last name Rubenstein. With Oswald dead it sealed the truth of the Tribe conspiracy. Know your History Folks, Know who the REAL Enemy is. They are amongst us already.

              • ANON: A move is afoot by outside forces to end the global banking cartel dominance and their use of the FRN; to be replaced by a metals backed dollar and other major world currencies also backed by metals. This change will have monumental consequences for everyone around the globe, but especially US.

                Invest in physical gold and silver. Horde your lead. The NWO PTB will not give up the power that the FRN gives them and go quietly into the night. It will get ugly. 🙁

                • You are absolutely correct on your last statement.

                • the durango kidd says:

                  Invest in physical gold and silver. Horde your lead. The NWO PTB will not give up the power that the FRN gives them and go quietly into the night. It will get ugly.

                  And yet you support the New World Orders/PTB system of Central Banking!

                  Are you deaf, dumb, and blind, or are you just schizophrenic?

                  • YMWW: Which personality did you address that last question too? 🙂

          • Time for a lesson in Economics 101 for the slobbering masses (most, but not all of you). One of the main reasons for the shrinking middle class and the corresponding rise in people on various forms of welfare is due directly to your politicians, primarily your Republican politicians. It was mostly the Democrats who pushed through various forms of legislation to raise the wages of working people so that they no longer lived in poverty. They also spearheaded improvements in safe working conditions to prevent unnecessary injuries on the job and to pay those who were injured so that they too would not have to live in poverty. They also helped in the fight for labor unions so that people could get pensions and health care so that they didn’t have to work until they died of disease or old age. Democrats were the ones primarily responsible for the clean air and water acts to keep all of you from bearing the burden of breathing toxic air and from drinking poisoned water that large industries created while making huge profits. Then the Republican (mostly) allowed these big corporations to pack-up and move overseas where they could use and abuse the people and their environments all the while putting American workers on the welfare roles. The bottom line is that all these improvements for workers was cutting into the profits of these big corporations. These improvements in working conditions created the quickest and largest expansion of the middle class anywhere in history. Or perhaps you all think that the middle class just sprang into existence as if by magic. And by extension, your magical thinking will lead you to conclude that all the history and economics books are all part of some elaborate conspiracy designed to give credit to those who are more concerned with peoples well-being rather than the corporate bottom line. If your concern is for profits over people then you believe in slavery, and by the way, that is what most of you are, but are just too dumb to know it. If you’re not making 50k plus benefits, then you are a slave. And if you buy goods from big box stores, to save a buck, then you’re also perpetuation the slavery of workers here in America, many of whom use to be members middle class whose jobs are now being done by slave overseas. I know that many of you just hate facts, especially when they run afoul of some irrational beliefs you still hold. So go ahead and get angry, but facts are facts.

            • Higgins, we don’t need any of your commie claptrap so move on.

            • Professor Higgins says:

              Time for a lesson in Economics 101…


              Didn’t you get the memo?

              Communism has FAILED!!!

              Prof, I think it’s time you got a real lesson in economics!

              Shed DK’s Keynesian/Communist/ 5th Plank school of economics, and take a look at the Austrian School.

              • YWWW: The vaunted Austrian Banking system is imploding. 🙁

        • @Without a freakin doubt… This will end badly.

          For many it will be TEOTWAWKI – End of the world as they knew it. Anybody fully dependent on the Government is a death sentence. Wait till when ObamaScare, Welfare, Social Security, Medicare, EBT requires the WiFi chip installed mandatory, with monitoring your location and vitals, lifestyle, activities etc. And all monitored by Government WiFi Cell Phone towers.

          • “Socialism works only until you run out of other people’s money.”
            -Margaret Thatcher

            “Socialism is the prelude or ‘intermediate step’ towards communism according to the Communist Manifesto written in 1848 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.”

            I believe the Piven-Cloward strategy is to destroy the middle class and make all citizens equally destitute, except for the privileged ruling 1%…

            Life Under Communism
            By Charlotte Cushman

            “I am worried because too many people, especially our youth, don’t even have a clue as to what living under a totalitarian regime is like.

            Here is my story, how I learned about the evils of government domination and became the patriotic freedom-fighter that I am today.

            I am a descendant of immigrants from Yugoslavia. They immigrated to the United States around 1900…”

            “Life under communism was very hard. Oh, how the people suffered! On the farm in Ljubljana, my family got up at 4 AM and worked until 10 PM, and the government took everything…”

            American Thinker dot com

            • What many simply do not recognize is that socialism/communism/fascism is….is simply another form of a feudal system.

              You have a select few at the top who have everything and do ANYTHING they want (i.e. the divine right of kings). You have a few that perform the implementation of the king’s will (the nobility) and everyone else is a serf.

              There is no practical difference between present day collectivist forms of government and a feudal system. None.

              The Cloward-Piven strategy is the method of bringing about conditions to implement it. It’s the Hegelian dialectic in action.

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                  Just paste the above into the URL window of your browser.

            • Thank you KY mom! I really like to read all of your posts and follow the links. You have posted some really great information.

            • socialism only works until you run out of other peoples money ? they ran out of other peoples money a long time ago. now they are funding the socialism with debt.

        • Wrell no shit sherlock. How many times do you need to rehash the same crap. Big ego no solutions.

        • “Terrorist”

          another name for patriot.

          Freedoms just another word
          for nothing left to lose

          And what do we give a damn for anyway?
          Do you give any weight to the words of a raving lunatic you pass on the street?
          No? Then why the government?

          You have to understand. Its just people. They are *just* people. Some of them armed, many of them dangerous. But they are human. We outnumber them. Millions to there thousands. If a million of us swarmed the steps of the senate, armed with mere inkpens and hammers,
          the secret service wouldn’t have enough bullets to kill a tenth of us, and they wouldn’t have enough men to stop us before we massacred every lieing thieving scumbag in DC, one by one, like Brutus stabbing caesar.
          And thats the reality of it. We could kill them all just by trampling. No *really*. Trampling. It could work. A million people bum rushing, what?, a few guards armed with rifles and machine guns? Those guys would shit their pants right before being pulped beneath the onrushing tide of thousands and thousand of people who were fed up with wallstreet running mainstreet. It would be a bloodbath.

          Now imagine all of the millions, armed with AR-15s, Imagine them angry. Imagine them organized.

          This is the scenario they are attempting to prevent. Because the strategists, and think tanks, and all the smart guys in suits know, when they shut off their
          lights at the end of the day, that we outnumber them. its what keeps the nsa up at night. It is the *reason* for projects like Minerva.

          We are the tide, that is coming in. We are the anvil that breaks the hammer. We are the sword that falls to cleave the the hydra in two.

          When it all comes down to it, these guys:

          Get up in the morning
          Read the news and eat breakfast, maybe with family
          Get into the car. Stop at the gas station
          Maybe buy a candybar and say hello to the attendant.
          Get into work. Bitch about a parking.

          Get a worksheet and talk with the manager about what needs done.
          Eat a snickers and kill a few people. Maybe spy on their ex.

          Go home at the end of the day.

          …and hope some extremist hasn’t burned down their house, shot their dog, and taken their family hostage.

          Now all they need to do is label a few more millions ‘extremist’.
          And then we have not just burned homes, but whole cities.
          And THATS how a spark becomes a wild fire.

          Because these people–they are not some fucking goliath faceless *machine*.
          They are *people*. Individuals. They breath. They sleep, and eat, and shit just like the rest of us.
          The most vicious of lie ever told is that each of these people responsible for the mess called ‘government’…that they are unstoppable, or godlike, or some nonsense.

          They are human. When you shoot them, they bleed, just like anyone. *We* OUTNUMBER ***THEM**.
          You shoot enough of em, they *GO AWAY*.
          A lot of them will shoot back.

          And if you don’t? They keep on taking from you. And taking. Until you wake up one day and say
          “What happened? Why am I being evicted from my house? Why is the IRS confiscating my property? Because
          at somepoint I went to court, and at some point the courts decided I’m not entitled to a lawyer and I’m not allowed to say or do anything to change that or I’ll be put on some list and charged with terroristic ‘speech’.”

          or “What happened? Why am I being press ganged into a prison? Because an officer arrested me and said
          that I resisted when I demanded to know why I was being arrested, never mind he has quotas. And the
          courts decided that it was all right for the prospector to convene in secret meetings with my public

          or “What happened? Why is my teenage daughter being strip searched in front of everyone at the airport by a 40 y.o dyke? Why are they talking about a colonoscopy on a TEENAGER? Is that their finger in my daughter? Because an accountable security expert, who jacks off to people’s xrays, decided that my daughter looks like “one of them terrorists”–that the fbi so conveniently sets up..and that she therefore needs to be molested by a highschool brownshirt dropout in uniform.”

          Your meekness happened. A revolution is not a million outraged people marching with fucking signs and
          screaming at the top of their lungs–as if that ever did anything.

          A revolution is a million *individuals*, equally outraged, all driven by their own personal grievances, all standing on common ground, demanding truth, demanding action, by the governments own standard…at the point of a fucking

          You don’t win a war by looking at the other guy and shrugging your shoulders hoping *he* does
          something. You win a war by stepping out in front and *doing*.

          George Washington didn’t defeat the british by using his freespeech. He fucking shot them.

          And if you say ‘violence isn’t the answer’ your part of the problem. Have you SEEN the violence agents
          of the state commit each day, not just against regular people, but against pregnant women even, and *children*? Have you been to sites like copblock?

          Violence solves problems. Just ask the government.

          History will judge us, rogues, or fools. But these thing we don’t do for the mere opinions of
          tomorrow. These things we do for TODAY and the people we love. The justice of our righteous outrage is
          not saved for a rainy day. We do these things, these terrible, bloody, awful things to preserve that which we have built against the creeping decay
          caused by petty pools of shallow scheming scum.

          Do you fight for glory? Or survival?
          And do you burn at night, lay awake and wonder?
          What will they take from each of us tomorrow?

          Rise like Lions after slumber
          In unvanquishable number,
          Shake your chains to earth like dew
          Which in sleep had fallen on you-
          Ye are many — they are *few*

          • Possibly the best comment I have ever seen here. I have been thinking about this more and more every day…how much longer are we going to take this? We all wait for our own personal trigger event we claim will make us take action, but I am beginning to fear that they will simply brainwash our children and grandchildren while we wait until we are too old to stop it. I’m 31, and I’m not getting any younger. Yes, I’m working on getting myself back in fighting shape, but will I be able to maintain that when I am 71 if they wait 40 years to reach my personal trigger event? The indoctrination of the schools will ensure that by then, most people of our persuasion will have passed on, or will be too old to effectively resist. The Republic fell a long time ago, the seeds of destruction planted long before I was born. I left the military because I could no longer believe the lie that I was helping preserve the “American Way of Life”. When I saw how fundamentally changed my country was from when I joined (pre 9/11) to when I left (end of 2010), I couldn’t be part of that system anymore, especially since I wasn’t in a place where I could do anything to try to fix it. I still don’t know how to fix it. However, I’m going to look for the answer to that question until I find it, or until my ashes scatter on the wind.

            • Can’t fight a war without a war chest. Thats what the whole issue boils down to. The Colonists stood only a very small chance against Britain until France got involved.
              Of course we had the likes of Madison, Washington, and that firebrand TJ on our side to get the ball rolling.

              Whos around these days to build the momentum? Because, lacking a dozen or so millionaires contributing to the pot, momentum is all we would have to work with.

              Being an entrepreneur and all, if I ever become wealthy, I’ll go broke buying rope (or gasoline), bullets, and bread for as many patriots as I can.

              Because when I go to bed at night. What gets me up in the morning is the thought of putting another nail in some scheming bastards coffin. Because there won’t be any future for each of our families if we don’t annihilate those who control the present.

              • you will not need to hand out ropes. the white americans are armed to the teeth and along with you are waiting for the opportunity to use them.

            • im on the far side of my 50’s and i got news for you the school system was corupted 30 years ago ,so given yuor age that tells me there is always hope ,brain wash though they may ,there is always that group of people that just never fit the mold,that they can never get a handle on ,i dont know what it is maybe your just born that way ,i know im that kind of a person and always have been ,i dont think it is how you were raised or your social status ,ive seen people from all walks of life with this afliction (as the goverment would say) i choose to just call them free thinkers ,there the ones that washington spoke of “they would rather stand and die fighting than to live on there knee’s)now the the bad news ,i saw in a study that they make up about 10-15% of the population

          • Excellent post, DMC. Your references to the use of fire as a weapon of war are spot on.

            And then we have not just burned homes, but whole cities.

            Under optimal conditions, and when all four sides of the “fire tetrahedron” are bonded together through the chemical chain reaction, a Class A fire will double in size approximately every 30 seconds. When additional fuels such as plastics, polymers, petrochemicals, and other synthetics are added to the conflagration (Class A/B), temperatures can readily exceed 2,000 degrees F. This can easily create the necessary conditions for a “fire storm”. This phenomenon removes ALL ambient oxygen from the affected environment. Even if you are attempting to shelter-in-place in a basement or other underground structure, any ventilation routes to the outside will likely become compromised, and subsequent asphyxiation and/or incineration of all occupants will quickly occur.

            The firebombing of the city of Dresden, Germany during WWII created the conditions described above. The thermobaric weapon known as the “fuel-air bomb” creates this condition when used in the vicinity of enemy bunkers.

            The potential for the loss of life will be enormous when US cities begin to burn.

        • Complacency is the Greatest Enemy of Liberty and Freedom.

      2. The illegal immigration issue, if not resolved, could be the nail in the coffin for this country

        • I do believe the Indians that were here before the white man came would agree with you!

          • The mammals that were here before the Indians would also agree, so what is your point.

            • Agreed….

              It’s the nature of all that is living to expand their horizons.

          • What should they name the football team in Washington.?????

            • Name it after Congress. The Washington Pussies.

            • Washington Red Necks

              • Please don’t insult Rednecks. We don’t deserve it. 🙂

        • It is already too late. the massive legal third world immigration has already sealed the nations fate. It will just take a while longer for the death to be obvious for the dim of wit.

      3. Cloward-Piven have nothing to do with the destruction of America. It’s the fucking zionist Jew’s!!! They wrote the book on the destruction of America a long time before Cloward and Piven ever were a gleam in their old man’s eye. Fuck em all. Just saying.

        • Where do you get this moronic bull manure?????

          • Why are you so blind?

          • Its exposure was revealed in the Bible regarding the moneychangers in the temple. It doesn’t however know any racial boundary and remains as a fallacy of human nature. Power, control and greed.

      4. OBVIOUSLY, YES!!

        It is crucially important that Americans do not start a violent confrontation with these buses or other modes of transporting illegal aliens around the country. That is what Obama and Jarrett want. The country is being deliberately provoked.

        The people in California are handling it correctly — peaceful protest and blocking the buses.

        In the meantime, protect yourselves when out in public in a venue that could put you within germ-contamination distance to illegal aliens. Take appropriate precautions, keep your distance, avoid them, and watch your belongings.


          Undocumented Immigrants Turned Away From Murrieta Leave San Ysidro 🙂

          • Excellent article Brandon. Now we need to work on a strategy to slow or stop it. Without some good ideas to turn this buggy around, we’re still peering over a steep cliff.

            And it’s not the fall that hurts, it’s that abrupt stop at the bottom.

        • Yes Anon they probably are trying to divide us and to get us to react so that they can clamp down more in the name of protecting us. So we must respond firmly, clearly and peacefully.

          The signs: “Time for Amnesty” and “No more racism”

          Since when is it racist to expect all people to obey the law? I believe it IS racist to expect different or special treatment based on culture or race as in Hispanics entering this country ILLEGALLY and then demanding amnesty from their CRIME and the right to stay here and with no apology or promises from them that they will work and stay off the welfare rolls. In the past LEGAL immigrants were required to sign a contact that they would not apply for any welfare type services. Wouldn’t it be racist to treat Hispanic illegals differently than we have treated generations of immigrants when the different treatment is solely due to them being Hispanic? Yes it would be racist.

          Non racist behavior would be to arrest them, fine them and send them back as the LAW requires. Nonracist would be to remove all welfare assistance, food stamps etc because then we would be treating them the same way we treat all illegals and all criminals which they actually are.
          YES they are criminals. They don’t want to see it that way but breaking and entering is criminal behavior. They broke into our home and entered against OUR wishes. This is not their home it is our home and we did not give them permission to come here illegally. And we did not give them permission to dip into our wallets for their own support. That is theft. And theft is ILLEGAL. Citizens qualify for welfare and food stamps because we pay for it. Illegals are not citizens they are criminals.
          I don’t meant to sound really harsh but they are not here legally. They must go. They must apply for enterance and respect our laws and work to support themselves like generations of legal immigrants have done. Then they can talk about changing the laws or what is right or wrong here. They have no right to speak about racism or amnesty here. They are criminals.

          • Amnesty nothing, any illegal found in the US should be tried and executed. Land mine the southern border,use armed citizens to patrol same with instructions to shoot to kill. One it got back to the third world that illegals would be executed if found in America, they would quit trying to sneak into the nation. Mark my words these unarmed invaders from the third world will one day cause their own ethenic cleansing in the US.

      5. For sure it is and has been for some time in many arenas.

        Great article again Brandon.

        Anyone on here have experience working for a Rail Road? More specifically, BNSF?

        • I spent 3 years with the union pacific

        • I spent 36 with the NS.

      6. There is one misrepresentation in the article. The US dollar did not loose 98% of its value since 1972 but rather since 1913 when the Federal Reserve was formed.

        The USD lost about 75% of its value since 1972. A somewhat shaky and often unfortunately bypassed gold standard in the Bretton Woods agreement along with the tremendous manufacturing might of the US post WWII slowed the depreciation of the USD. The abandonment of Bretton Woods and the closing of the gold window in August 1971 dramatically accelerated the devaluation of the USD.

        Otherwise its spot on as its impossible for educated people to make all these mistakes by accident.

        • @Kevin2, Good catch on the dollar losing 98% of it’s value since 1913.

        • Sounds about right to me.

          • “Income Inequality” is the new rallying cry of the leftist/socialist/Marxist NWO adherents. The only way to achieve true “income equality” is to rob the few American producers who are left and redistribute their hard-earned money.

            I’d rather see the economy crash and burn than be 100% socialized.

            • The old adage, the end justifies the means. This is how true evil works. It doesn’t matter how many people suffer anguish, as long as some elitists get their way. This has been going on for thousands of years in which those without a conscience use others like pawns in some sick game of control. It has never occurred to these wicked A holes that a society working together towards the betterment of everyone is a place that operates well and everyone prospers? The rot is on, and the decay will continue until it reaches critical, then……..

              I guess like Arny said in Terminator 2, humans are destined to destroy themselves.

              • “If we allow ourselves to fall into the trap of making the developing crisis about a singularly unimportant man such as Obama, then the elites get exactly what they want – an angry and desperate citizenry out for the blood of a middleman and out for the blood of each other, while they sit back, relax, and wait to swoop in as our financial saviors with strings attached.”

                Obama gets negative-credit where due. The US has had more problems, corruption, scandals, and losses during Obamas time in office than any other President. And damn if hes done, he’s got a few years left to go.
                All 3 branches of our govt is corrupt to the core but Obama is used as the linchpin of systemic corruption. Thats how I see it.
                Only way out will be a revolution. Were almost there.

                • Our current society and Government handouts are set up to Reward Failure and Punish Success.
                  1. Cut welfare and child tax deductions to only 2 children. No more pay or reward for having more children than 2, Including tax deductions.
                  2. No federal Taxes owed for incomes of less than $25K per years, or $35K for families. This is the Minimum standard for living. Above those income amounts start taxing.
                  3. No more corporate Tax Loopholes. You get caught cheating you pay double tax penalty.
                  4. No more unemployment benefits period. People need to adapt and get back to work.
                  5. No more social services. Take responsibility for your selves.
                  6. Set Price cost limits for medical care. Doctors make way too much and cheat the system way too much.
                  7. Get rid of Insurance companies. Just another needless layer of greed and waste.
                  8. Parents to pay to send their kids to public schools, stop forcing other property owners to pay for other people kids educations. When a kid is born set up an educational fund paid for by parents.
                  9. Make Baby Daddies pay for their kids,
                  10. Fine Politicians for lying and mandatory Jail for corruption.

                  Lets start here.. Add your list on to this.

                  • How about sticking to the Constitution and doing away with income tax. You will see the Federal vovernment shrink immediatly back to what the founders envisioned it to be. Period!

                  • 11. Surgical sterilization of all baby momma and baby daddy,after the first bastard ghetto child is shat into the world.

                  • You can’t do #4 and 5 unless you greatly improve the availability of JOBS first. People need to be ABLE to find a job, and that job has to provide enough EARNED income to support the worker and their family.

                    You can’t just yank away assistance, without leaving people who will work, the opportunity to work. I believe the most of the people would work if they could.

                    As for the rest who think society owes them — well, there’s an appropriate response for that.

                  • People:

                    The fundamental problem is, as it has been for the past 35 years everywhere in the world ———- THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE THAN THERE ARE JOBS.

                    The only difference now is that it has become crystal clear in this country. In previous years, it was obvious only in 3rd world countries.

                    Allowing 3rd world, destitute, diseased, immoral, thieving, violent moochers to invade this country is, and will prove to be, the single greatest threat to our national security since the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

                    Protect yourselves. This fight is just beginning.

                • Kevin2 is right. The dollar lost value after the formation of the Federal Reserve.

                  I personally think this sudden wave of imigrants are here to boost up the democratic voter base, create diversion and to soak up some liquidity.

                  I think there was a card like that on that survivalist card game Conflicted?


                  Brace yourselves folks, there is something bigger coming down the pipeline.

                  • What is being done to Christians in the areas being over run by the Muslim jihadists is what is planned for the current American population.

                • Calgagus:

                  Agreed ‘Obama used as the lynchpin’.

                  Any doubt remaining for posters here is an excellent article spelling out Obamas involvement in Cloward/Piven at American Thinker dot com/2008/2009 Barack Obama and the strategy

                  A chart there puts Barack Obama at The epicenter of an incestuous stew of AMERICAN RADICAL LEFTISM. Not only are his connections significant, they practically DEFINE WHO HE IS. Taken together they constitute a who’s who of the American Radical Left, and guiding all is the Cloward/Piven strategy.

                  Conspicuous in their absence are any connection AT ALL with any other group, moderate or even mildly leftish. they are ALL RADICALS, FIRMLY EMBEDDED IN THE ANTI-AMERICAN, COMMUNIST, SOCIALIST, RADICAL LEFTIST MESH.

                  Saul Alinsky

                  Bill Ayers

                  Bernadine Dorn

                  Teresa Hines Kerry (favorite charity The Tides Foundation)

                  Carl Davidson and the New Party “Barack Obama knew what he was getting into and remains the ideal New Party Candidate”.

                  George Soros

                  Acorn “I ask you, is it possible Acorn wouls train Obama to take leadership positions within Acorn without tellinh him what he was teaining for? Is it possible Acorn would put Obama in leadership positions without clueing him into what his purpose was?? Is it possible that this most radical of organizations wouls put someone in charge of TRAINING ITS TRAINERS, without him knowinf what he was teaining them for?? ACORNS TRUE GOALS: CLOWARD AND PIVENS STRATEGY.”

                  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and their thieves supporting Obama


                  If you are not familiar with Cloward/Piven this is an excellent article.

                  And to the article about Joan Rivers outing the 2 Obama’s. iF TRUE, our nation has sunk to lower than a snakes belly. It truly shows how the MSM can cover up ANYTHING. And tptb must think they can lie to us in every aspect of our lives…….

                  Come, Lord Jesus Christ, before America is Sodom and Gommorah.

            • Graf,100% socialized economy will give you that crash,no worries.Hell,we are already well on our way!

            • The concentration of wealth has reached destabilizing proportions. Free Trade agreements with slave labor nations have eviscerated wealth creating manufacturing and with it the good jobs it funded. Deregulation of the “Finance Industry” (an INDUSTRY that creates nothing) along with little enforcement of the far fewer remaining rules facilitated the transfer of wealth upwards and made far too many in the former middle class poor. The socialization of banking where any benefit they keep and the public subsidizes the loss is destroying anything remotely remaining of capitalism.

              The poor family getting a hand out is by and large a symptom not a cause.

            • Naturally there is income equality, if a shuck young brotha doesnt want to work, he should getses no income.
              Personally once CWII happens or whatever resets America I hope that welfare, EBT, AFDC, WIC, Section 8 Housing,Head Start…. rolls can be used to determine who the career welfare moochers are. Once discovered they should be euthanized. No one has a right to anothers labors, helping the truly disablein one thing,catering to a class of gimme dats is quite another.
              22lr would work well for such an application.
              I work 7 days a wekk, all holidays,weekends and only take a day off every 6 months or so. I do not appreicate
              being forced to support ghetto scum, than is capable of working and are just too lazy to do so.

              • Sorry for so many typos, being forced to support scum makes my blood boil.

                • Your supporting the globalist bankers a lot more. The bank bailouts are far above welfare in the amount of money dispersed. The policy’s that these bankers / finance put forward such as the demise of Glass-Stegall and Free Trade with slave labor nations doubled the welfare rolls.

                  The bankers gamble the banks, shareholders and quite illegally the depositors money without their knowledge or approval (which if profit is made it goes to the bankers not the depositors) and if lost the US taxpayer makes up the loss.

                  This dwarfs entitlements.

                  • Oh by the way Jon Corzine ex Governor and US Senator of that bastion of Freedom NJ and former CEO of Goldman Sacks lost, misplaced, gambled 1.2 billion $1,200,000,000 of depositors money illegally acquired and told a Senate panel, “I don’t know where the money went”. No criminal charges even though its illegal for the financial institution to use their depositors money.

                    “A uneducated man robs a train, and educated man steals the Railroad”.
                    President Theodore Roosevelt.

        • “Federal Reserve Act

          Section 2A. Monetary policy objectives

          The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee shall maintain long run growth of the monetary and credit aggregates commensurate with the economy’s long run potential to increase production, so as to promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.”

          Looking backward, we can only presume they were being sarcastic.

          • Break out the pikes Henry…I told you we’d need them…

            Let us teach the French how it’s REALLY supposed to be done.

            • America 2018….

              It was a bloody year. Fire and Brimstone filled the atmosphere. The Cowards took America and had the survivors, all 28,000, stand in line, naked, at the camp. The 28,000 were the final Americans that stood their ground. Others, so-called Americans, gave in and became the Rats….Ugly looked at the 28,000 with the signal ‘are we ready?’ The nods were a unaminous yes. The 28,000 forged forward and wiped out about 678,932 commies and so-called Americans. By days end, the 28,000 were gone. But they never gave their soles away….where their bodies laid, flowers grew….

              • Nice that they kept their shoes.

              • “You can’t kill an idea”.

              • Precisely sixpack…and ugly…nice prose…

                Even if America is just an experiment…
                In the eyes and hearts of many it became the hope of all free men…

                If we let her perish at the hands of despots…
                We don’t deserve to be or call ourselves… AMERICANS.

        • K2: Bretton Woods III is in negotiation as we speak to re-establish a gold standard for the dollar, and all other currencies as well. My nefarious advice:

          “Invest in gold, speculate with silver, and horde your lead” is more relevant today then ever.

          • Best thing I’ve read here so far.

          • “Bretton Woods III is in negotiation as we speak to re-establish a gold standard for the dollar”

            Ya gotta link Kidd ?
            I find it hard to believe.
            I thought that digital currency was the goal.

          • DK

            Throughout history fiat currency has been tried and it ultimately failed; “Those that don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it”. It appears that technological advancements always justify repeating previous mistakes; “We’re modern now, it can’t happen”. Like the alchemists of old trying to change lead into gold the desire to get something for nothing is the historical constant.

            Regarding gold who does the accounting on the accountants? Another historical constant in human nature is cheating.

            • Hammerhead: No link. “Bretton Woods III” is the label I have placed upon the activities of the World Bank, the UN, and various groups of nations to circumvent the Banking Cartel and bring it down; looking to revert to national Central Bank status for the US Dollar (to replace the FRN) and other major currencies in a basket of world reserve currencies backed by gold.

              Its still years away, but if the Mill of the Gods grind slowly, they grind exceedingly fine in anticipation of what’s next after the next crash and subsequent world war. Gold will skyrocket at that time to cover all of the fiat in the world.

              The NWO is at war with itself and every group is jockeying for power. How it will end up is anyone’s guess but my guess is financial crash, war, then metals back digital money using quantum computing.

              A gold standard does not guarantee that it will be Bankster Free. Let’s remember that the Cartel dominated a gold dollar until 1972. 🙁

              • K2: Yes fiat currencies ultimately fail. So do metal backed money. History shows that when one fails the other is instituted until it fails. They are cyclical.

                Metals ultimately fail because the nation with a metal backed money usually has the highest value, therefore the strongest currency on an exchange basis, meaning that jobs follows the location of the weakest currency where labor is cheapest; and then that nation wants to trade in the host currency for gold.

                As long as exchange rates between currencies vary this phenomena will continue to plague metal backed money over time. And even the coins of metal backed money become adulterated, ie “pieces of eight”. Thus with a new metals backed money that is digitized, it will require a debit transaction for every purchase.

                He that doesn’t work, doesn’t earn. He that doesn’t earn, doesn’t work. IE The Mark of the Beast coming to a neighborhood ATM near you in the next five to ten years. 🙂

      7. It should be obvious to everyone that the Cloward and Piven Strategy is being used to collapse our counrty.

        • It should be obvious to everyone that the Cloward and Piven Strategy is being used to collapse our country.

          It’s obvious to everyone but those happily caught in the net.

        • I wonder how much fearmongering and blackmail is involved. Isn’t that how we ended up with the Bankster bailouts and the Patriot act before that? NOTHING IS EVER WHAT IT SEEMS, IN POLITICS.

      8. Too bad C&P never lobbied to tax WEALTH, as opposed to taxing income.

        Taxing WEALTH would bring about the greatest revolution ever.

        Why does everyone here pay MORE taxes than Bill Gates?

        Because the rich WRITE the tax code!

        – the Lone Ranger

        “We hang the petty thief & elect the bigger ones to public office.” – Aesop

        • The top 1% of taxpayers pay almost as much as the bottom 95%.

          Bill Gates claims he paid $6 billion in taxes over his lifetime.

          Bill Gates has been selling 20 million shares of Microsoft stock every quarter. He would be paying the top tax rate for capital gains at 20%.

          • A flat tax on all income is the best way to ensure that every one pays their fair share for the blessings of liberty and personal freedom they enjoy.

            The USA has a “progressive” tax system, with many loopholes to mitigate the taxes on high income earners and investors, under the mistaken assumption that these individuals will re-invest that wealth in ways to create jobs. “Progressive” meaning that the more you make the less you pay against total revenue.

            A false premise when the markets are manipulated by the Federal Reserve. Kill the FED. Death to the New World Order. Pass it on. Maybe the PTB will get the message that the natives are restless and primed for Revolution. 🙂

            • You are delusional. I would bet that twenty percent of the population has multiple SSNs and works off the books. Good luck taxing them. The key is jobs that pay enough and enough of them. Will never happen as long as the current business model of mass immigration and importing practically everything is kept in place.

              • People won’t be honest just because they have a good paying job.

        • You sound like a stinking commie. envy will accomplish nothing. Suppose they tax everyones wealth? Even those who have little? Lose ten percent a year of what little you have and you might sing a different tune. No problem with taxing the heck out of Hollywood and sports mega millionaires. Same goes for Bankers and politicians.

      9. The War on Property was a legal form of reintroduced slavery. You can look at that and decide. The government can take care of me. Why do I need to think or even try. Enough for my cable bill, my beer bill, my cigarette bill, my WIC account.

        In my opinion, having been alive at the time when the programs came about, it was actually a wealth distribution plan in disguise. Although it was introduced to help the poor, mainly the Black People in the ghettos, this came form social civil street action. It has not helped. It has created a sub-culture within a culture.

        When the money tree stops shaken out money, then those who came across the border for a ride will leave. Those who live here will riot.

        Now, the real comment……………..

        How many of you have watched Ms. Kelly on Fox interviewing
        Bill Ayers, former founder of the Weather Underground, who organization bombed buildings and killed justice officials?
        She had has three.
        How many of you know that Bill Ayers played a major part in getting the President to run for office?
        How many of you thought it was Oprah?
        How many of you know he was on the platform in 2009 behind the podium in the crowd?
        One of the fundamental ideas of The Weather Underground was to create as much material destruction and chaos in the USA as possible to equate the damage being done in Vietnam.

        If you get a chance to see the reuns, do so. If you think your eyes are opened now………

        Just my opinion……

        Happy Independence Day

        • I told everyone here more than once, that the U.S. would not be ‘nuked’ by a foreign nation. There is clearly no need to- we are already being destroyed from within.

          -The Communist Takeover Of America – 45 Declared Goals
          Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963
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          -It should be obvious that the best way to defeat America would be to do so from within.
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          -“We can’t expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism,
          but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism,
          until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism.” ~Nikita Khrushchev

          The Communist Manifesto – (circa 1848)
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        • w-a-w, plus the fact that the WU proposed to kill off a lot of people here. But they couldn’t agree amongst themselves on the method. It was staring at them the whole time. Collapse the system, and the populace will have at one another, causing the reduction.

      10. Yes.

        • Agreed…

          The title Of the article needs some modification though…

          Put “Is” between strategy and being….
          Then make the question mark an “!”….
          Strike that…make it numerous “!”…. !!!!!!!!


      11. America isn’t unraveling because of some strategy. Rather, America is unraveling because we have a heavy smattering of fucking idiots in positions of power.
        Pardon my French.

        • No, it’s deliberate sabotage. They know what makes the economy go so they do the opposite.

          The globalists have captured the leadership of both political parties, the mainstream media, higher education, Wall Street, the big banks, and the Federal Reserve. They’ve also captured most seminaries, church organizations like the World Council of Churches, and many mainline denominations like the Presbyterian Church.

          • We’ll keep the faith, Barn Cat.

            Jude 3 –
            “…earnestly contend for the faith…”

            • Get rid of the Biggest Fraud around- Religion. End all 501(c)3 Tax deductions for religious organizations. It’s a huge money laundering scheme to fleece our nation.

              • I asked my preacher a while back if we could discontinue the 501(c)3 status so the government couldn’t restrict political speech in church. He said that the church doesn’t take in enough money to pay the property taxes if it wasn’t tax exempt.

                Your religion might be a fraud, but mine isn’t.

                • I agree. All of,our money goes to missions and surrounding area

                • Archivist, you have just shown how the the people can never be free from government entanglements.
                  As a property owner you must play the game to pay those prop taxes, be it 501(c)3 or in my case Ag exeptions.

                  Sooner or later, in the name of fairness, all these exeptions will be removed , and if ya cant pay?
                  Too bad , the Government will confiscate.
                  Agenda 21 is on the move in a really big way.
                  Watch what the other hand is doin right now !

                • Why can’t you meet in each other’s homes? Or share church facilities with another congregation?

          • And Obama is the novice they chose to finish tying all the loose ends together. He aint doing this alone but he is committed to his Marxist beliefs and they knew that. Hes been groomed for decades.

            Its time we all face the facts. Everything we were told was a lie. All of our hard work and sacrifices werent for an American dream, it was for the govt to steal away and give to the welfare idiotbots. Weve all been played so its time to play back.

            This is what I believe: Get out of the system as much as possible. Get the family down to one income or less. Reduce the taxes you pay out because Youre being robbed to support Marxism. Get money out of IRAs and big banks. Most here know to invest in yourself and the family not Wall St. Stop donating to charaties w/ high overhead and be sure theyre not into establishment politics. Donate local not global. Buy secondhand or not at all. Cook over an open fire. Never enroll in Obamacare. Grow a big garden and feed your family. Never trust anything govt. Stop watching tv/cable. Keep things simple and be happy w/out so much stuff. Be prepared. Get right w/ God.

          • Barn Cat

            I agree 100% with your analysis in post 3171515.

          • BarnCat this tactic is not new JESUS said there is nothing new under the sun The truth is its maybe
            3000 years old the last great empire to use it were the
            ROMANS they knew if you feed an entertain the people they
            would submit to your every will they used bread and
            gladiator games we use FOODSTAMPS and free tv boxes
            do the research and you will see it. The AMERICAM people will
            not change their happy. We the few will stand alone
            and most likely die for right to live free

        • Who keeps electing them? Some for forty years. Idiot voters. Serious term limits are needed to prevent people like Pelousy and Reid becoming so powerful.

        • @wormdirt… I get your point however, why do you say pardon my French? Fucking is an American word derived from Germanic roots, it is not French. putain de, and foutu are French for fucking. Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

      12. A correction, The war on Property is a war on proverty……sorry
        and it helped many Elderly People at the time also and mentally and the physically handicap, the ones who really needed it.

        Sorry, Hurricane coming near……

        • Wrong. The war ON property is a war OF poverty. Consider the estate tax. It is a egregious tax on the wealth you have accumulated AFTER TAXES over your life span from saving and investing after busting your ass for 60 or 70 years. This is the most blatant theft imaginable. It needs to go.

          AFTER TAXES! 🙁

      13. All you had to see here is Columbia University!!! That “institution” is where the liberal terrorists go to brainwash the youth to carry on their bidding to tear down this country and make it into a entitlement state.

        • @David The Public School system is where the Capitalist’s cull and teach the young how to be good little worker bee slaves for the fascist’s corporations, patriotic to make sure you enlist to fight their wars, and dumb and ripe enough, that you have no other choice in life, but to be a good little worker slave and consumer, or war soldier. Then if you can survive that dumb down weeding out process, and with a little luck, you go to a University, and you are taught the opposite, how to think independently of the Fascists. But then you are lured into student loans by the Fascist Tribe Banksters, and still remain their slaves for life. My Nephew a Dentist financed his dental program education with a 30 year note. Imagine that. 30 yrs.

      14. To destroy for the sake of destroying is a feeling spread by an ideology of people who believe they’ve miraculously found the answers to what the future is and could be.

        These people who claim to understand humanity and what it needs are very dangerous, they’re willing to destroy what is just, to get to an end state that is unknown. They would force a future on humanity that can only be reached naturally (God) they would do it through force and death and murder just because they believe themselves intelligent.

        Only man can create suffering to find utopia.

      15. Dollar lost 96% of purchasing power since 1913. however, the average worker is earning, even at todays minimum wages, more than the minimum weage earner did back in 1913. The story that should be discussed is that for a single mom of three children, it does not pay to go back to work unless she can earn $51,000 per year, that is why people will stay on welfare.

        • Not true. The dollar has lost 98% of its value since 1913. Today’s minimum wage is $7.25. 98% of that is 14.5 cents per hour. There was no national minimum wage in 1913, but Oregon passed an effective state minimum wage rate of 17 cents per hour that year. The first national rate was 25 cents in 1937. Both figures are obviously greater than 14.5 cents. Thus, a minimum wage worker today cannot afford as much as a minimum wage worker back in the 1910s and 1920s. Of course, a minimum wage worker today would be better off if they didn’t spend money on things that poor people didn’t back in days past, such as eating out, cable TV, cellphones, tons of fashion clothes and shoes, nails, wigs, tattoos, etc.

        • Advances in technology and their associated increase in productivity are supposed to increase the standard of living. Its not supposed to be bled off with a continuing devalued currency that lowers the de-facto compensation of the people.

          Labor never keeps up with inflation for if it did they “inflators” would have no reason to do it.

      16. Anyone living in the path of Hurricane Arthur should take this seriously and make sure their preparations are in order. The pressue is now 977 mb. This is now a Category 2 hurricane pressure wise. Let it drop to 964 mb or below and you have a major hurricane pressure wise. The winds will begin to catch up with the pressure if there is enough time. With any natural disaster being ready is always key as this hurricane could shift more west and cause a lot of people misery in the coming 12 to 48 hours.

        • The pressure now is 976 and the winds are 100 mph. I am in a tornado watch area now. I am ready as I can be. My wife just cooked a pan of brownies for snacking. Jim Cantore is on the Outer Banks at Rodanthe on the Weather Channel. I’ll be going dark in a few minutes as the first rain band comes through.

          • Archivist, I hope you have all of your preps in order. Good luck out there. I’ll pray for you and yours.

            • I’m back online. The hurricane was far enough offshore that we just got some wind and rain. The power never went off. I haven’t gone outside yet, but I didn’t see anything wrong when I looked out the window.

              I haven’t checked the news to see how Morehead City fared. They were close to the landfall area. The Weather Channel said that this is the earliest in history that NC has ever had a landfalling hurricane.

        • Good evening, BI. Be sure to watch out for an article on the aftermath of Hurricane Arthur and people crying for the government to come to their rescue just like in Sandy. I’m expecting Mac will post something on that next week. On the article, Brandon came up with another good one. TPTB responsible for all of this need to be found and executed. I wouldn’t even give them the benefit of a trial. Just tale them out and be done with it.

          • There might not be as much of that as you would think in NC. We have the NC Baptist Men who do cleanup and rebuilding after storms all over the country. They are still in my area because of 3 tornadoes we had a few weeks ago. The NC Baptist Men helped in the cleanup and rebuilding after Sandy and Katrina. The local group is based in my church right now.

            Now the rich people who own the big houses on the Outer Banks might be crying. But I say it’s their own fault for building on sand.

        • Storm surge and tide height will tell the story. Wind and rain or also massive flooding. Tune in tomorrow.

      17. Barn Cat – Absolutely.

        I look at the problems America is facing. And they are always a direct result of the Federal government.

        Either the Government fails to do what it’s suposed to do. Like seal the border. Creates a hostile business environment. Like near the top corporate income tax rates. Or it over regulates to squash business.

        What the heck does the Department of education even do? Dumb down the curriculum?

        • “What the heck does the Department of education even do?”

          Its goal is to create sheep educated enough to fill what jobs are available and compliant enough not to question authority. The rewriting and removal of history is paramount in this endeavor.

          It looks like 1984 is a guide book a templet not a fiction novel.

      18. The one thing that needs to be done before they can really collapse the country. They have to get the guns.
        The powers cannot do what they ultimately want unless we are mostly disarmed.

        Why do you think Fienstein, Bloomberg et al keep trying to get rid of guns.

        Its not to make us safe it to de-claw and de-tooth the public.

        Then they own us…

        • “Then they own us…”

          They own you now. Collectively disarmed they can just easily cash in.

          I suspect that we will be told of a “need” to deploy National Guard Units overseas so as to allow “rest” for the overworked Regulars to return to the US. If you see such a thing; look out. Like everything the reasons are always ostensible.

          National Guard Units in certain States may not be reliable enough to do their bidding depending upon the “duties” the Federal Government orders them to do. Even China had some difficulty with some Army Units at Tiananmen Square. Perpich v. DOD-496 U.S. 334 legally addressed the grounds for such a deployment to take place without a Governors approval.

      19. They recall that their Bolshevik heroes had to fight against “white wolf” counter-revolutionaries. They don’t want that to happen to them. They know there’s a whole lot of us who will resist to the death.

        Tyrants are narcissistic sociopaths by nature (0bama is absolutely textbook in this regard) and would much rather brutalize people who can’t fight back.

      20. >>”Is The Cloward-Piven Strategy Being Used To Destroy America?”<<

        If the question needs to be asked, the answer is unequivocally YES!

        • Actually the American people are so stupid even without Cloward-Piven we are probably hosed. People in this country take pride in being stupid. Soon the bill for that stupidity will be presented for payment and we can’t cover it. When Jay leno hit the streets around his studio and asked people which two countries and oceans bordered the US and most of them could not answer that I figured we had a real problem. These morons elected Obama.

          • John W.

            I don’t know what the solution is to a problem hundreds of years in the making.

            It’s like the saying, “Just because people like hamburgers doesn’t mean they want to meet the cow”. In this case most Americans like the freedoms our Founding Documents provide, but they don’t want to learn about it’s origins or how to preserve those unalienable freedoms. They feel entitled to use those freedoms….free of charge.

            All I know for a fact is that the farther we move away from the Revolutionary War in time, the less ‘American’ Americans are becoming. Jay Leno got it right, people are not interesting in knowing what America is.

            Thanks and happy Independence Day everyone!

      21. Brandon

        Though many tout Cloward-Priven as one of an end result of where we are now,I must disagree as this is way too convenient of an excuse..

        Where we are now is a well thought strategy developed way before all our time…these are the oligarchs and their bloodlines and successors who have carried out this plan and executed it faithfully, tweeking it as it goes.and now we are at the precipice of the culmination of their nefarious schemes..

        They have faithfully incorporated the thought processes of Marx,Lenin,Hitler etc and initiated a brave new world scenario that has worked quite successfully over the last 1000 years…

        Also incorporating the age old feudal system and even those of ancient cultures such as Rome,Egypt and Greece as examples..

        There is nothing new under the sun as it goes, and we are now living in an age old system of suppressing and manipulating the masses along with the convenience of technology to further enforce their doctrines…

        The powers of religion,banking,finance,business,military and of course politics are all culpable in their well coordinated collusion of extricating wealth from the masses throughout our history as a species..and also going to war to die for their gods vs our gods..all for the spoils of war..nothing more..

        The house always wins eventually as history proves beyond a doubt.but once in a while blood is spilt by those who have the fortitude to stand up to tyranny…

        But then again..what arises from the ashes?

        I’m afraid it’s the same tyranny once again…down the road..


      22. It does not matter anymore….the only unsolved crime is where did the tapes go that Watergate had? I would like to hear the tapes.

        • The tapes are at the National Archives. You can read transcripts of them at:
          www (dot) nixonlibrary (dot) gov/virtuallibrary/tapeexcerpts/

          • A…can you sum up the jist of them in 50 words please?

            • Nixon got caught, and he cussed a lot for being a Quaker.

              And as has been pointed out before, the 8 1/2 minute gap happens to be the same length as “Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie.

      23. Slight thread highjack, I have begun the chemotherapy for my bone marrow transplant. The transplant itself will begin next week on the 8th at MD Anderson Cancer research center in Houston, TX. I will keep you guys informed as things go along. I hope the s**t doesn’t hit the fan for at least 4 months, I’m chained to the big city until this procedure is done. I’m hanging in there though.

        • hang in there Jeepboy

          we’re all pulling for you

        • My prayers are with you. It is a bad deal, but the good news is that millions have survived cancer. Please keep us informed….

        • Leukemia is one of the cancers for which the success rate for chemo is quite good. No cancer is good to have but if that is what you have it is one of the more easily treatable. Good luck.

        • Keep looking up jeepboy. My thoughts and prayers.

          • Jeep dude,hang tough,look forward to hearing from you on a more regular basis when finished and healthy!

      24. The US faces issues that developed and continue to develop for several decades. We are played by the Repubs and Dems. Both parties are equally culpable and are the same. Go ahead and blame whoever you want but you are being played. We need a new party or parties that are willing to take on issues and not further aggravate them.

      25. Our Democracy has turned into a fascist State of corruption fleecing our people. And we have let them unfortunately.

      26. * the greatest threat to any form of government, from local to international governments of any type, is an educated healthy self aware independent community organized middle class.

        * that is the greatest enemy of the globalists… the awakened middle class.

        * it’s obvious, intentional complete destruction of the amerikan middle class is their only goal now.

        * to ignore these warnings, be apathetic and delusional, deliberately fool yourself into believing their intentions are anything else is your eventual downfall – financial death and permanent enslavement to the nwo globalist system.

        * educate yourselves on what is real money, alternative means to earn it, safely store it from seizure and self production of food.

        * evolution teaches us it is that creature which quickly continuously adapts to it’s environment, potential predator threats and prey that survives in the end through the millennia.

        * so embrace Change and Adapt.


        • puff….Resistance is NOT futile…it WILL be the path to continued Freedom…

          • fob – sir isaac newton third law of physics

            Third Law
            The third law says that for every action (force) there is an equal and opposite reaction (force).

            what you say has some merit fob, though it comes at a cost and risk…

            * i prefer to be as patient as water and simply flow with the forces applied against me. over time patient water masters all things.


            • Puff….’patience, in time the grass becomes milk’….I understand what your are saying…. and I must agree. For EVERY action there will be a reaction….everywhere. Dominos do not fall without the first “push”….

              • This is a very tricky observation….do we die in a blaze of glory? or do we “trick” those who hunt us so we may provide for ourselves/family and continue on to freedom? I do not want the dominos to begin to fall due to an “unintended push”…..
                And, by the way, LIFE itself, is a risk…no one knows when/where/how their life will end….I pray that mine ends in a Republic that is FREE

      27. We all know what is occurring now, comes straight from alinsky…..the bigger question is Now What? There is no cohesiveness or basic structure (within US) in any legal response to this….WE have been, necessarily, fractured (by design) in order that NOTHING of a legal nature in response can occur….Remember United WE Stand, Divided WE Fall? True now more than ever….

        • Addendum: Stock market up over 1700 today….WHY? Absolutely no logical reason for it …..? Hope the “little” investors get out NOW….the “big” guys will not be affected as they have been part of the artificial manipulation all along…..

      28. Smith does a solid job presenting this deteriorating issue in a succinct way. Cloward-piven, Agenda 21, the DNC and Obamas are all connected. Dumb down the population (public schools), let in the illegals (immediate government assistance), punish the hard working (wealth redistribution through Taxes) and get all the Sheeple to vote democrat. Game over. US is a socialist state. The Road to Serfdom.
        And all the white males can continue to watch ESPN and develop breasts from swilling beer and not getting off the couch (Bread and Circuses) Much of this is covered at, if you want to better prepare for the sh– storm heading our way.

      29. “In the mid-sixties at the height of the “social revolution” the line between democratic benevolence and outright communism became rather blurry. The Democratic Party, which controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress, was used as the springboard by social engineers”




        No moral equivalence between Libs and Social Conservatives. NONE.

      30. Yes……. Stretching our debt, resources and patience to the limit and then some……. He is the EVIL one…..

      31. Don’t get so complicated. It boils down to the same thing: TS is going to HTF, and most of you are blowing off firecrackers like a bunch of fools wasting money on sh$t instead of stocking up on stuff that will separate you from the zombies. For the cost of a firecracker or even free you can get some information that will save your sorry, mindless, idiotic, TV watching, soda slurping, fast food gourging, core syrup sucking, brainless, semi conscious personalities, from being eaten alive when the grid goes down or the economy implodes. Going to happen, partner and sooner than later. You have to be crazy not to be a prepper. Don’t wait until the SHTF. But don’t try to convince the people who believe the single bullet theory that took away Kennedy. All the political and economic indicators point to the inevitable conclusion that sooner, not later the S will HTF. If you’re intelligent enough to understand the acronym you have the possibility of mitigating the nasty circumstances your politicians have created. The citizens voted these mentally disturbed beings into office and are partially responsible for the deadly mess they are faced with. Now you want to know how to survive. Or maybe your head is still deeply stuck up your own ignoble orifice, and you actually think that Uncle Sam is going to be there to change your pants when the SHTF. No, no, when you find yourself starving you’re going to need uncle spam not Sam, and much more. Get a manual written by a Russian who survived the implosion of the Soviet Union. This is written for Americans who are about ready to be left up the river without a paddle. Believe me, this is cheap or free at AMAZON, it’s called Yankee Anti-Zombie Survival Manual, it gets right down to facts, 101 rules to save your self and family. This Russian has seen and smelled TSHTF in his own country. Only experience can be transferred. Read and survive. Your brain is your greatest asset, use it with the information provided.

        • Righteous Renegade, you make some valid points, but we are not the morons you describe in your post. We are all preppers gathered here to exchange useful information on how to survive adverse situations. Your comments should be directed at the nonpreppers who still live in their little fantasy worlds. Otherwise, welcome aboard. We live in the real world and know exactly where you’re coming from. Take care.

          • Absolutely right, thank you for correcting me, just trying to motivate those who are not on the right course.

            • Rightous,while not being in denial/being prepared as one can/willing to fight for what you believe in is all great enjoying life and a few fireworks also a great thing!You spend a life prepping for the worst while not enjoying life there is no fucking point to it all,might as well die now.I will use one of my shopworn/ad naseum phrases,”Live for today,prepare for tomorrow”.

              • No argument, enjoy.

        • Simplistically speaking….this IS a battle of Good vs evil….any question of this? See what “humanity” has been doing…..even on a small scale…parents taking life insurance out on their child and the child dies because he is left to die in a vehicle….children murdering their parents, kids killing other kids for their shoes, or because a cartoon “made” them do it, and the list goes on and on and on….see anything evil in all of this? I have hope that there are far more good folks than there are evil ones….and I pray that their eyes are opened before it is way too late….
          Sadly, we did not all see this coming until it was too late to rectify it….a few generations back

      32. Does a bear shit in the woods?

        Does the Pope wear a funny hat?

        Did Rose Kennedy own a black dress?

      33. Part of the problem is that the Libertarian Left/Paulbots are being used to help the Marxists gain their goals on such issues as Drugs, Gay Agenda, anti-Israel, Pro-Putin, anti-Christian.

        They truly don’t understand that our Republic is intended for a Moral People and with morality comes restrictions, not immoral license.

        Later on many on this sight will come to realize that it is they who are Useful Idiots. But, by then it will be too late, America is already circling the drain.

        R.I.P. America 1776-20XX?
        “In God We Trust”

        • I agree with Paul,what adults do while not hurting others is there own business,i.e. end the joke war on drugs,get govt. the fuck out of marriage ect.I trust in gods so guess I don’t fit into many folks version of America,yet as hurt no one my religious beliefs are no one elses business unless I try and impose them on others thru force,same with any religious beliefs of others,don’t force em on me and not my business.You feel strongly about Israel the idf hiring16-60,same with any country there,go on your own dime though and get our country the fuck out of the sandbox that for thousands of years folks do not play well in.

        • No fear, I’m sure its for the children……….

      34. Chomsky: Obama ‘Determined To Demolish The Foundations Of Our Civil Liberties’

        “Progressive hero Noam Chomsky is terrified of the surveillance state that has developed during the tenure of President Barack Obama, calling it a grave threat to our fundamental civil liberties.”

        ” our current president is set on undermining the foundations of our society”

        “And like the totalitarian government in “1984,” this apparatus is designed — in Chomsky’s opinion — to defend state power from the threat of an unruly domestic population “

      35. On immigration and the CP connection: We haven’t been able to seal up the border. Why? If we don’t let these messicans have their way, they’ll blow up all kinds of oil infrastructure, pipelines etc… disrupting oil supply and consequently economic activity in the US. Twenty years back you would always see on the news where another pipeline had been blown up by “rebels”. Not so much these days. Because we have allowed illegal immigration and the drug trade to occupy the nasties vs holding us hostage over oil. We have been held hostage by this since 1973 when OPEC decided to flex their muscle. This is when the world saw our Achilles heal. Our most recent answer to this is “drill baby drill”. This is causing a major problem south of the border. They know we will cut their butts off as soon as we can. We’ve tried to work with them. They are so corrupt we cannot work with them. Now they are in panic mode. They know they cannot survive to any extent without US dollars. They rest of the world has now seen how they operate and will have nothing to do with them. Maybe this is why we’re shipping crude to China. So they are throwing fits (including their children)trying to overwhelm us so we will back off of our isolationist plans. The sooner we part company with these idiots the sooner we can start healing.
        Of note: The Great Wall of China was built to keep the hoards of mongols out. It failed. China has been in turmoil for a thousand years.


        • Here’s a nicer version

          On the CP theory, not thinking this is the item that’s killing Uncle Sam.
          After the OPEC embargo of ’73 we needed to establish another source of oil. So we go to south amerika. They were really nice to us while we developed their oilfields. Then whoopsie they nationalized everything. Probably per plan. Gave American oil companies pennies on the dollar if anything for the assets they developed. So now we are very dependent on their oil. It provides a buffer to OPECs activity.

          Our achilles heel was shown to the world by the OPEC embargo. So now the SAs have a new way to get more out of their new found relationship with the us. Their pipelines started getting blown up by “rebels”. This was a huge threat to our economy. Back in the ’70s and even in the ’80s you would hear about these pipeline issues fairly often. This hasn’t been a major issue the past decade or two. Something happened to satiate the nasty’s who were hijacking our economy. We’re feeding the bulldog in a different way now.

          The nasty’s who were blowing up pipelines and subsequently jacking with our economy found a new line of work. Drugs and human trafficking are the way they make a living. Obviously very lucrative until recently.

          So now we, and every other country, has seen how these SOBs operate. They get your over a barrel and you will feed the bulldog. Our answer to the oil item is “Drill baby Drill”. So as we approach energy independence there is a major panic south of the border. They now see where we are going. By slamming the brakes on our economy we have been able to reduce our energy consumption drastically. As noted by a previous article on this site, 70% drop in gasoline consumption. This translates to a 70% drop in crude consumption. The drop in crude consumption coincides with the drastic increase in domestic crude production.

          Oil is one side of the equation. Drugs are the other. Now our economy has been dried up, discretionary income has dried up. Who can afford to by drugs? The recreational user will choose to eat over a high. Maybe the hardcore addicts will keep dealers afloat until they overdose.
          The legalization of Marijuana in Colorado has shown a huge effect on the marijuana business. Users from surrounding states go to Colorado to purchase weed instead of getting it from street dealers.

          Death by a thousand cuts.

          The effects of the US economic downturn is in full swing now. The drop in drug and human trafficking trade must be tremendous. The effect to SA economies is probably being realized in full force. They now realize we will soon cut the purse strings. Once we do, they will fully realize the benefits they squandered. This is the reason for the influx of illegals. Not CP. They have become so desperate now they are even willing to throw their children at us. Our latino counterparts do not want to be south of the border when the gate closes. They are desperate to remain anchored to us.

          IMHO of course.

      36. Happy Fourth of July.
        I don’t believe we really understand what July 4th is all about. July 4 isn’t about an “event” that occurred in 1776. It’s not like a birthday where people celebrate the day we were born. The United States wasn’t actually born on July 4. We had to win the war first. We stated our “intentions” on July 4. July 4 was the start of the insurrection against the tyranny. We celebrate July 4 to reaffirm our commitment to freedom, liberty, and freedom of choice. And it is a warning to OUR government. It was the start, the beginning of a constant vigil. We didn’t want to be told what to do, by anyone. We just wanted to be left alone to live in peace. The United States wasn’t interested in being a Super Power, only in being left to its own devices, not meddling in foreign affairs. We can’t preserve our freedoms by attempting to control those of others. The purpose of the United States; setting an example for the rest of humanity, but it has been twisted over the years. July 4 is a reminder of what Americans were prepared to do to achieve freedom, and what we are constantly prepared to do again. The Constitution is a pledge by the people to themselves to preserve freedom at all costs. The government is the potential threat to that freedom which is why the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Our government is like an animal that we keep caged up. We control it, but are armed and prepared to defend our self against it. July 4 is not an event that happened over two hundred years ago. It is a constant vigil where Americans promised to stand on guard to forever protect our freedoms. Sure, America is prepared to defend ourselves from any external threats, but the real purpose of the Constitution is for the protection against “internal” threats, a government gone rouge. The government is not our friend; it is our servant, there to do the peoples bidding. The government is the potential threat, the potential enemy. It’s the Peoples only day. The gun in America is a symbol of freedom, in that is symbolizes that Americans are prepared to fight, and die, to preserve our freedom. This includes being prepared to rise up and revolt against our government, as our ancestors did against the King. That’s what the Constitution means. It is our duty to overthrow the government if there is any sense that it has turned against us or gotten out of control or is attempting to establish a Monarchy or a dictatorship. We Americans have lost all sense of the true meaning of July 4. This is exactly what our government wants us to do. They focus our attention beyond our borders to alleged external dangers, while the true danger was always within our own borders. The enemy is us. The Constitution is King. The government serves it. It is the People; the Constitution; the Supreme Court; the Senate; the House of Representatives; and then, last but not least, the President, who is “elected” by the People. The People are America, the Constitution is our crown. The people tell the government what to do, not the other way round. So wake up and remember what The Fourth of July really means before it is too late.

        Just passing this on. Believe it or not; you choose?

        River Rat at the ready!!! NOMI///MOLON LABE!

        • Dear River Rat,

          That was and is a beautiful call to remember and recover the meaning of our July 4th celebration.

          From England’s point of view, the colonial Americans were the rebellious insurrectionists and domestic terrorists.

          Of course, I prefer the American historical perspective.


          What alarms me is that there may be another Declaration of Independence that will be issued in the near future (< 5 years) and really brutal violence and bloodshed will happen in this country. Obama and the Libs in political power are like England's monarchy back in the late 1700's.

      37. “Stand by for news”……..(In my best Paul Harvey imitation). Joan Rivers (The 80-ish mannequin) was video taped stating that Obama was gay and Moocelle was a tranny. I’ll post the link below.

      38. Happy Independence Day.

        Our country has made another year. Enjoy your celebrations and be safe.

      39. Sam to ya’s Sling and all on the board.While barbecues/beer/fireworks ect. great lets remember what we are celebrating,freedom and the beginning of a bloody fight for that freedom.In these challenging times let us not forget history for good and bad has a way of repeating itself!

      40. More good news.

        The holding center (FLETC) in Artesia, NM has emptied the local Walmarts of childrens’ toys and bikes.

        For 800 illegals.

        Comforting thought as a guy tries to budget a bike for his own grandaughter.

      41. Gee anyone who has read their stuff should see it plain as day.

      42. Higher chance of large earthquake coming by July 20.

        An area of the Mid Atlantic Ridge was hit with a precursor earthquake that has in the past lead to a major earthquake within 15 days 100% of the time.

        This is an area that takes aim often at New Zealand, especially South Island, New Zealand. 7.6 in 1981, 7.8 in 2009, and 6.5 last August. There are people that visit this site from New Zealand and should prepare for a possible large shaker from Wellington south to Stewart Island.

        Look at the other large earthquakes following when this point is hit within 15 days.

        8.0 Mexico earthquake in 1985
        8.2 Papua New Guinea in 1996
        7.5 Peru after the New Guinea quake
        7.6 in Eastern Russia in 2006
        8.0 in Tonga in 2006

        Also in the danger zone is everywhere between Sumatra to Samoa, with Paupa New Guinea to Soloman Islands/Loyalty Islands highly dangerous.

        Look for Mexico to Chile in the red zone. Especially watch Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Columbia, Peru, and southern Chile.

        Everywhere between the Philippines and Kamchatka Peninsula. Japan and Kuril Islands the highest dnager points.

        Pakistan, Turkey, and India/China border from the other precursor earthquakes seem to be gaining tension.

        This precursor area usually has a 7+ after it has an earthquake. This is a warning whenever this point gets active. It is when the African plate starts affecting the Australian plate and Asian plate that also influnces the western Pacific plate and Philippine plate that affects Japan. The South American plate gets going and affects the Nazca plate and Cocos plate, thus Mexico and Central America get a major earthquake or two.

        • Thanks, Be Informed for the update. I’m heading to the Oregon Coast in a few. Hopefully nothing big out in the Pacific, would suck to be bumper to bumper panic trying to get the hell out of Dodge (Seaside or Cannon Beach) during a tsunami alert!

          • @ w69. I just looked at the USGS for earthquakes and 1 hour after I sent this comment, Papua New Guniea got nailed with a 6.6. This kind of freaks me out how well this earthquake forecasting system works, sometimes so quickly. 🙂

            Even though this was a quick bull’s eye on target, the other locations still should be considered potentially hazardous. I hope those in New Zealand that see this will at least get mentally ready for an earthquake just in case. Same goes true for Central and South America.

          • My daughter works in Warrenton. I worry about her all the time.

      43. I’m betting my entire business strategy that things will continue to get worse.

        Then I’ll be there to train folks and help rebuild lives and mentor folks starting micro one person businesses.

        I mentor one guy who has a mobile auto detailing venture… he went from unemployment to making $1k in cash a week steady.

        I let him borrow a hose and a bucket of car cleaning stuff.
        Then he did a few more.
        Then we got him business cards, then his own economy car to get around.
        He was using his bike.
        Now he’s using fliers.
        Now I have him build his crew of guys to distribute fliers.
        Next up… He’ll bring on staff.
        So they will be able to clean and wax a car onsite in under 30 min.

        Fuck you Obama…
        This is the new economy and it’s all cash mother fucker.
        Fuck your scial

        • Fuck the staff…other than that, good for him.

          He is set for life…right where he is. Growth is way overrated and only profitable for a few right now.

      44. Cloward and Pliven or Laurel and Hardy…doesn’t really matter. When the economy collapses for the want of cheap oil, everyone will be in the same boat.

        Unless, of course, you can provide for yourself the basic needs of food, water, and shelter. Co-operation with locals for community defense and skills is required. Get crackin’

        Billions will be liquidated in the coming catastrophe. Try not to be one of them.

        • Here is an excellent guide from A to Z for the preparation of the other “other white meat” plus a recipe for a tasty basting sauce.

          Print it out and post it on your door for unwanted visitors:

          • On the door JR?That bad boy is going into the cook book!Tis the other other white meat!

      45. With all the illegals pouring in from south of the border and every other country in the world, the u.s. population will hit 400 million soon. I don’t believe socialism describes the plan, it’s pure communism. There is a difference. Socialism is for the people, their wages and ability to earn a decent living, also the rights to peace and justice for common people. The right wing smears “social” as it is a threat to capitalistic greed and power. We are all social beings and should love everyone of mankind. This is what is being attacked by communistic thinking attempting to spread worldwide and reduce us to animals at each others throats. Socialism is of the people, by the people and for the people. The word has been perverted to benefit TPTB agenda.

      46. Government social workers, judges, MSM…the list is long are all trying to social engineer us into the utopia they believe that maintains their high status in society.

      47. on his latest TV show Stossell has folks lying & trying to put a positive spin and trying to tell us that things are getting better. now it might be true in isolated istantances in some third would places where the USA,s wealth and job,s are being redistributed too? The fact remains here in the good ole USA almost everything is in decline. The one obvious glaring fact that cant be disputed. In the USA the Taking Parasites greatly outnumber the Making Producers. Too many Takers and too few Makers simply is not sustainable.

      48. DevilMayCry and River Rat…Your posts today will be kept
        with my Dads 1936 pocket Constitution and Declaration of
        Independence, given to him by his school upon graduation.
        In 1944 the army gave him a bible to take with him across
        the pacific…I wonder do we still do that today?
        I cant find any other words to say how much I agree

        • Start a commonbook. It’s basically a giant collection of thoughts, musings, and tidbits. I have a whole section for shtfplan commentors. One for zerohedge, and a few other sites.

      49. funny on July 4th everyone is celebrating because they think we are free.
        The reality…we are all slaves to the Jewish bankers.

      50. I hope that they force amnesty on us now….let’s get this muther fucking war against the feds started already!!

      51. The Marxists who are at work in the US will run into a huge brick wall when they try to disarm us…

      52. So when the dollar collapses you’ll need to have food for your family.

        I found that storing dry food ball food jars is the best.
        But then you need to put OXYGEN ABSORBERS in the jars with the food.

        You’d seen them..they are that little iron packet in a package of pepperoni.
        They consume the oxygen and slow the food breakdown.

        Beans are a great thing to store. They have protein and fiber.
        Also.. it’s a real nice barter item. You can see what’s in there.

        TiP: get a black marker and put the date and write what’s in there on the lid.

        Mac, thank you so much for your site.
        It’s waken many of us up and made America and other folk around the world more self-relieant.

        Note…if things ever go bad we can be part of solution.
        Once our power went out and I had candles for the neighbors.

        God bless America and all my friends on this site.

        Here’s the link to some Oxygen Absorbers that I buy.

      53. Without a doubt its being used. Its called White Genocide in all White nations:


        “Diversity” means being chased out of your neighborhood.
        “Diversity” means being chased out of your school.
        “Diversity” means being chased out of your job.
        “Diversity” Means Chasing Down the Last White Person.
        “Diversity” means White Genocide

        Anti-whites expect an entire race to disappear from the face of the earth without even mentioning, not even whispering about it.

        Nobody’s flooding Africa with Non-Africans and giving them free health care, affirmative action and special privileges.

        Only White Countries are doing it, only White children are affected, and only White politicians are allowing it.

        Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

      54. The socialists have been making huge inroads into American Free enterprise and Democratic institutions since the 60’s by infiltrating and inflaming many activists causes. They inflame by polarizing factions in society based on the victim falsehood. They have usurped many just causes to incite against those who are patriotic and are loyal to the Constitution. The Anti America movement is highly organized and effective in their operations. If the Nationalists were half as organized we wouldn’t be in the peril we are today. The anti Americans are definitely using Cloward & Piven tactics such as overwhelm the system to destabilize it. Obama is a titular head of that movement and the press are unwitting dups by protecting these anti American activities from public view while they complete their destruction.

      55. some accurate commentary

      56. Who gains from destroying America? Some elite group, no doubt. There’s a possibility, not beyond the pale, that a Hunger Games (HG) scenario could play out. Even for that elite group, the disruption would last a generation or more, and there would be no such infrastructure as in the movie. I believe that it’s unlikely for the predictions of HG to come to pass.

        Take the HG train for example. If the thesis is that the elite control the US, they clearly have no ability to build a transcontinental train to serve their purposes now. After the HG revolution, there would be a generation of starved, uneducated, and unskilled people scattered around the geographical area of what used to be the US.

        They simply could not build the train. If it should indeed turn out to be the case that the ‘elites’ destroy the country, they will get far less than they hoped for.

        More likely, I think, would be a “World Made by Hand” scenario. James Kunstler, author.

        Even in this latter scenario, it would be possible, I think, for there to be the biggest bad guy in the region. There is the disturbing possibility that that group would indeed organize gladiatorial circuses, grabbing victims off of the street to be murdered for pay-to-view audiences.

        Technology wouldn’t completely decay; metallurgy and firearms and ammo production is relatively low tech, and can be scaled down pretty far, so that ruling class could be, and would probably be very brutal. The ‘elites’ would certainly fight among themselves.

        There is so much for the elites to lose, that I don’t see it happening. Therefore, I question the thesis that the Cloward-Piven (C-P) strategy is being deliberately used to destroy America, at least in the HG sense.

        On a smaller scale, there is good reason to think that C-P is being used for other purposes. The immigration bubble of unaccompanied children is a deliberate act, and probably motivated in part by C-P, but to unknown ends.

        Those central american families want their kids to live; the smugglers want their money; and the democrats here want all those votes. The innocence of the families is being deliberately co-opted by the other two parties. Only barely less criminal is the republicans deliberate and considered refusal to pragmatically solve the immigration problem.

        In the short term, America is fucked, because both parties refuse to govern. HFM.

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