I had a professor who once admitted in front of the class that he was a socialist. Having figured out that there was a deliberate effort to indoctrinate rather than educate I thought I would be a little “radical” myself and call him out. I asked him if he knew that the Nazis were socialists and he replied by saying they were a different kind of socialist. I was beginning to understand that I was dealing with the type of left wing ideologue that simply believed that socialism hasn't been tried the right way yet, which is a typical belief among the “so called” intellectual elite. Seeing that he thought he was going to influence my position I pressed on. I replied by saying that the Nazis were “national socialists” and seeing as though he was not one of these he must be a “Marxist Socialist.” Oddly enough that observation garnered no reply. I wanted to share this because this professor of mine earned his PHD in social work at Columbia University and most everything that he said was not only to the left of me, but way left of center, period. He was brilliant when it came to teaching the subject of the class, The DSM IV. In fact there was one topic in particular that I highly admired him for and that was his position on labeling young children with mental disorders. He was adamantly opposed to it. I have to give credit where credit is due. My main point here isn't what he stood for or what he believed but that he claimed to be a socialist and he was a graduate of Columbia University. Didn't someone else that we know graduate from Columbia?
Didn't the New York Times on July 5 2009 refer to the time spent at Columbia University a lost period of President Obama’s history? (Kurtz, Radical in Chief) I think this is significant not so much because of President Obama but because of who is teaching at Columbia University. Frances Fox Piven is a leading professor at the Columbia School of Social Work. Remember, President Obama is a Community Organizer which is part of the social work profession. Saul Alinsky was also a community Organizer and I can assure you that the goals of community organizing are to turn America upside down by fermenting the seeds of hate and discontent. Frances Fox Piven is recognized in the Community Organizing profession as someone who is an authority on the history of organizing during Americas early communist movements. (Kurtz)In fact she and her deceased husband, Richard Cloward have published many articles concerning social justice and the way in which American capitalism does little but oppress minorities. One such article is actually a little startling. Published in Psychology Journal in the mid 1960’s “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty” was published by Cloward and Piven. It was the strategy itself which many people found to be a little unsettling, and in fact if you understand what social ills are currently troubling America concerning welfare and wealth redistribution you better have a seat, it’s all going to come together now. In this article these two egalitarian socialists advocated for the creation of an unsustainable welfare state that would intentionally collapse the U.S. economy and force the government to guarantee an annual living wage for everyone. They suggested the creation of a system in which everyone would qualify for benefits regardless of socio economic status. Does this sound familiar? Don’t worry, there’s more.
Frances Fox Piven sat on the Executive Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America. (Kurtz) In 1983 she delivered the opening speech at a conference our good friend Barrack Obama attended. This conference was the Cooper Union Socialist Scholars Conference. (No wonder my professor claims he is a socialist, he was indoctrinated to be one!) Would you like to know what her speech was about? She developed the voter registration strategy which we have witnessed being executed with the recent elections of Barrack Obama and presented it to her socialist colleagues at this conference. The following is a quote from Radical in Chief.
“A voter registration strategy designed to radicalize the Democratic Party and polarize the country along class lines. Piven’s strategy would be carried out in collaboration with ACORN, Project Vote and related organizations over the ensuing decades.”
That is pretty powerful seeing as though that speech was given in 1983. It describes what we are witnessing today perfectly; the country has never been so polarized. Everybody is coming to suspect that this is all orchestrated but when you look into the profession of community organizing it all comes together. Remember all the news about Acorn at the beginning of Obama’s first term as president? Do you remember Occupy Wall Street? It seems that Frances Fox Piven not only played a role in encouraging this kind of manufactured crisis as she gave a few speeches at occupy crowds, but she also had extensive ties to ACORN. (ACORN stands for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.)It could be theorized that Occupy Wall Street was a larger part of a plan that was originally presented back at the Socialist Scholars Conference in 1983, which our President attended.
Folks, I have been demonstrating in all of my articles the need to focus on our education system. It is not an opinion but a fact that the diehard communist sympathizers that were referred to as hippies, or radicals of the 1960’s have infiltrated the schools we send our children to every day. They are using social science techniques and applying lessons learned throughout the twentieth century to mold future generations into a non thinking, collective society in which we would have lost all roots to our amazing history of freedom. The new common core curriculum being mandated by the federal government is a great example. In my last article I discussed Bill Ayers and his influence over education. Frances Fox Piven is another example of the influence these radicals have over us as I have demonstrated by describing my “socialist professor.” They are masters of their craft and that craft is organizing for the destruction of this nation and the establishing of something that they view as more just, socialism. In classic Alinsky fashion they are using the very freedoms our nation protects to hide behind as they turn our values upside down.