I'm not one who puts a lot of stock into conspiracy theories. However, over the last few months, the thought has crossed my mind several times that perhaps Barack Obama doesn't really want our economy to get better.
Today on the radio I heard something that prompted me to do a little research. What I found is very troubling and makes me believe that maybe my feeling about Obama is right on the mark.
Have you ever heard of the Cloward-Piven Strategy? I hadn't either, but Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven were sociologists at Columbia University. Back in the mid-1960s, they formulated their strategy, much of which came from Saul Alinsky, Chicago's notorious Marxist community organizer (where have I heard this term before?). Their goal: bring about the fall of capitalism by overloading and undermining government bureaucracy.
According to an editorial in October, 2008 in The Washington Times referencing Cloward-Piven, "Its supporting tactics include flooding government with impossible demands until it slowly cranks to a stop; overloading electoral systems with successive tidal waves of new voters, many of them bogus; shaking down banks, politicians in Congress, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for affirmative-action borrowing; and, now, pulling down the national financial system by demanding exotic, subprime mortgages for low-income Americans with little hope of repaying their loans. These toxic mortgages are an important source of the foul smell engulfing the entire financial bailout." I'd urge you to read the entire editorial; it's really quite chilling.
I once thought Obama didn't know what he was doing with regard to the economy. Now I'm beginning to think that he knows precisely what he's doing, knowing full well that it will destroy our economy.