How the Cloward-Piven Strategy is Driving the United States to Collapse

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Brian Gerard | Return of Kings

As most of our readership is aware, America is in deep decline on multiple levels. Economically, our nation is largely a service-based economy, where the ever-dwindling supply of good paying jobs are either taken by foreigners on H1B visas, or fought over tooth and nail by young and old alike. Militarily, our nation no longer cares about winning conflicts or supporting its active-duty personnel or veterans, instead choosing tocorrupt it from within by promoting disastrous social engineering or outright incompetence. Finally, on a cultural level, our society is on the verge of outright conflict between races, genders, and different generations. These metrics, as well as others, clearly demonstrate that America could possibly collapse within the next few decades.

Although some might diagnose our decline to incompetence or idiocy, the true answer is that our precipitous decline was deliberately orchestrated by our political, intellectual, and cultural elites in order to achieve a utopia that they themselves have never experienced. In order to understand why, it is necessary to understand their favorite tool of choice: the Cloward-Piven Strategy. If we can understand how this strategy works, we stand a better chance at surviving whatever specific endgame the elites have in store for us.

The Cloward-Piven Strategy

The Cloward-Piven Strategy was born in the midst of the fiery and violent leftist protests of the 1960s, as the brainchild of two sociology professors from Columbia University: Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Dissatisfied with the Antonio Gramsci style of cultural marxism, they sought a quicker and more explosive method of destruction that would cause America to collapse within a matter of years as opposed to decades.

In a paper entitled The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to end Poverty, Cloward and Piven argued that the only way to end poverty was to enroll as many individuals as possible in government welfare programs. In doing so, the massive influx of new recipients would cause the system to collapse, at which point leftist activists would take to the streets and demand the establishment of a government that could address their “grievances”. In the mind of people like Cloward and Piven, the ideal government was a totalitarian one that would implement Marxism and crush any and all opposition.

While the Cloward-Piven strategy was initially created to specifically address the issue of poverty, it also resulted in an effective 3-step process that others could use to destroy any advanced civilization. First, the political elite must indirectly stretch governmental and societal institutions to their breaking point, the idea being that once these institutions reached that point, it would only take one push to collapse the system entirely. Next, they must enable the creation of a flash point that would initiate society’s collapse, be it a series of violent riots, a hasty military conflict, or unwise economic policies. Finally, after society collapses, the political elite would then initiate an overt power grab, thereby ensuring the existence of a leftist totalitarian regime for decades to come.

Although there are many examples that can be used to prove that this plan is the one being used by America’s political elite, the three most compelling consist of the threat posed by illegal immigration, the Left’s reaction to Black Lives Matter, and the Federal government’s attempts to disarm law abiding citizens while also arming federal agencies to the teeth.