acornThe American Thinker has published a very interesting article entitled Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis, in which the author examines what amounts to a liberal socialist conspiracy started by radical socialist Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.

This strategy, now known as The Cloward-Piven Strategy, is what The American Thinker is accusing Obama of being a pawn of, and perhaps to some extent, a pawn that knows what he is doing.

As the image to the right outlines, the links between Cloward and Piven, the many modern socialist thinkers, the founders and activities of corrupt organizations like Acorn, and Obama are too numerous to ignore.  This is not just some kookie conspiracy theory, this is how the power of ideas corrupts higher education and government, and can lead to a nation’s downfall.

And to me, it in part explains why liberals can so enthusiastically buy into the social and scientific negligence of Global Warming Panic and the absurdity of the astronomical debt of Obamanomics.  It is an exercise in mass brainwashing, and like watching the Communist revolution all over again as if we never saw it happen before.

Essentially, in order to get their liberal socialist government in place (which they believe is good for us), they create failure in our systems by overtaxing them in order to get more monies for them.  In addition, they create an environment of panic in order to push their agenda through more quickly.

So, up enrollment in welfare and claim it needs more money, manufacture a climate crisis (with the added side benefit of making you and your buddies rich trading pollution credits), etc.

So, do the leaders of the Liberal Panic Movement (LPM) know what they are doing?  Partly, I think that they are duped by the vain philosophies of Socialism – that is, ignorant and deceived.  Partly, I think that they are fearful – when you are afraid, you will grasp onto anything that offers hope.  Some people approach religion this way, and our eco- and statist-religions are offering salvation too.  Partly, I think that they are greedy for personal gain.  Lastly, I think that those who knowingly create crisis in order to push their agenda are evil.

For many it is simply a practical matter of eliciting votes from a targeted constituency at taxpayer expense; we lose a little, they gain a lot, and the politician keeps his job. But for others, the goal is more malevolent – the failure is deliberate. Don’t laugh.