Cloward, Piven & Obamacare
By Frank Salvato
web posted October 11, 2010
By now everyone has heard that the Obama Administration is granting waivers to what are being termed "low-wage" employers, corporations that employ minimum wage and/or near minimum wage employees, where the restrictive and anti-free market Obamacare health insurance law is concerned. While top-tier corporations like McDonald's take advantage of their size, reach and the pre-election political climate to protect the well-being of their ability to exist as free-standing corporate enterprises – something that any responsible corporation would do, this isn't the case for tens of thousands of small businesses and those who must attain health insurance as individuals.
Who says that Progressives and Liberal Democrats aren't "in bed" with corporate America?
But these waivers, which could be issued to a number of corporations who employ "mini-med" plans – which offer limited benefits to over 1.4 million Americans, could be short-lived. While companies like Home Depot, Disney Worldwide Services, CVS Caremark, Staples and Blockbuster, seem to be on the receiving end of a reprieve from the Progressives' march toward universal healthcare, this reprieve will last about as long as the election cycle, and then about as long as it takes to collapse the individual policy health insurance market.
Progressives have made no qualm about their goal of instituting a government-run universal healthcare system, even as the model they revere – the European Socialist healthcare system model – crumbles before their eyes. This became evident during the health insurance reform bill debates when the majority of the House Progressive Caucus indignantly ignored the screams of an overwhelming majority of Americans who were vehemently against government-run healthcare of any kind. In the end, the Progressives were denied their goal, if only for the moment. And as they disingenuously avoid the subject on the campaign trails, not one Progressive or Liberal Democrat member of Congress has stated – even in the vaguest of terms – that they have abandoned their quest for government-run healthcare. That's because they have not.
It is not my intention to explain why Progressives' need to establish a failed model. Honestly, I cannot fully understand why any fully-aware, historically invested, thinking human being would want to embrace not only what has been proven to be a failed ideology, but one that relegates human life to units of worth based on productivity; one that rationalizes the denial of life-sustaining sustenance to those who can no longer "benefit" society. One need look no further than the horrific Complete Lives System manufactured by the modern version of Josef Mangle, Dr. Zeke Emanuel, brother to former Obama Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, who is currently running for mayor of Chicago.
Instead, my intention is to explain how Progressives are setting into motion a plan to attain government-run universal healthcare even as they stand on the brink of minority status in Washington and the many State Houses. Truth be told, there is so very much to augment, defund and/or repeal that time becomes the tyrant. The unanswered question facing the determined champions in the many true Americans running for office this November – and then in November of 2012, Americans invested in protecting our Republican system of government and our Constitution (read: the many Conservative, Tea Party-backed and outside the Beltway citizen politicians) is this: Is there enough time to fix what Progressives have done before the health insurance system collapses into ruin?
The first thing we need to realize is that the immediate goal of the Progressives is not to establish government-run universal healthcare immediately. Instituting a healthcare system that would have immediately created long wait times to see a doctor, denial of benefits for all ages and a more concentrated denial of benefits to the elderly, infirm and those born with health defects (again, read the Complete Lives System by Dr. Zeke Emanuel) would have created an immediate, and perhaps violent backlash, not only targeting the Progressive contingent within government but the government as a whole. No, the goal of the Progressives is to crash the system; to overwhelm the system to such an extent that it fails. It is at this moment of failure that Progressives believe they can enter the situation as the "knight in shining armor." It is at this particular moment of vulnerability that Progressives believe the American public will acquiesce to the false choice of "something is better than nothing"; to a government-run universal healthcare plan to rescue the devastated American healthcare system, a system Progressives themselves threw into chaos, courtesy of their ridiculous health insurance reform law.
As an aside, keeping this plan in mind, it makes perfect sense that Progressives and Liberal Democrats wouldn't waste their time reading the massive health insurance reform bill. They never intended for it to be around long enough for it to matter.
Collapsing the healthcare insurance system – and let's be intellectually honest enough to admit that the Progressives' "healthcare reform bill" had and has nothing at all to do with the healthcare industry, but everything to do with the health insurance industry – is attainable if you understand the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
In a nutshell, the Cloward-Piven Strategy, as described by Richard Poe at DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
"First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse."
When we examine what the Progressives' "healthcare reform law" mandates for private sector insurance companies it becomes obvious to all but the intellectually dishonest that it demands far more from the system than the system – as it is currently configured – can provide. This is exactly why we are witnessing so many health insurance companies dropping certain elements of their health insurance coverage, with some getting out of the health insurance business all together.
Sadly, the private sector health insurance industry's need to decrease benefits for some in order to maintain market viability – and make no mistake, these insurers are forced to make these cuts under what is now referred to as Obamacare – still moves the health insurance system toward collapse but at a significantly slower pace, as those who are dropped either go without health insurance or join high-risk pools. Unless Obamacare is defunded, radically augmented or repealed the collapse of the private sector health insurance industry is inevitable.
While the notion of government-run universal healthcare is truly a frightening prospect, given the pains being experienced by the European nations under their failing universal healthcare system, there is a more frightening prospect and one that cannot be dismissed as a "conspiracy theory" any longer.
If you take into account that Progressives want to include more and more people in the unemployment compensation and welfare systems, champion open borders, promote tax policies that overburden the producers in our society while providing benefits for those who do not produce, if you take all of these truths into consideration it becomes abundantly clear that the employment of the Cloward-Piven Strategy is a tactic that the Progressives and Leftists are employing universally. In reality, Progressives want to collapse more than just the American healthcare system; they want to collapse the American system of government and the Capitalist system as a whole. To prove the point beyond doubt, ask a Progressive how they intend to fund all of the programs they propose; how they expect the private sector entities mandated with their burdensome policies to provide their services as they hemorrhage financially.
The current state of affairs in the American political system – and our system of government – is not one of partisan political gridlock, i.e. Democrat v. Republican, the current malady plaguing our political system and the proper execution of government transcends American politics. It is a battle of ideologies which pits Fabian Progressivism and Marxism against the American philosophy of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, opportunity for all regardless of social status, economic wherewithal, race or religion, and Capitalism.
Many a talking head on the radio and television from the Right side of the aisle has stated that these next two elections – the 2010 Midterm Elections and the 2012 General Election – are the most important elections since the creation of our Great Nation. This time, the talking heads couldn't be more correct.
God save the United States of America.
Frank Salvato is the Executive Director and Director of Terrorism Research for BasicsProject.org a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and education initiative. His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention. His organization, BasicsProject.org, partnered in producing the original national symposium series addressing the root causes of radical Islamist terrorism. He is a member of the International Analyst Network. He also serves as the managing editor for The New Media Journal. Mr. Salvato has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel, and is a regular guest on talk radio including on The Captain's America Radio Show, nationally syndicated by the Phoenix Broadcasting Network and on NetTalkWorld Global Talk Radio catering to the US Armed Forces around the world. Mr. Salvato is also heard weekly on The Roth Show with Dr. Laurie Roth syndicated nationally on the USA Radio Network. His opinion-editorials have been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times & Human Events and are syndicated nationally. He is a featured political writer for EducationNews.org and is occasionally quoted in The Federalist. Mr. Salvato is available for public speaking engagements. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
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