Want to help destroy the work ethic? Want to help encourage dependency on the government? Want to help redistribute the wealth? Well then, friend, you’re in luck. All you have to do is encourage your fellow Americans to go on food stamps, the socially acceptable version of welfare that’s sweeping the nation.
And so far the push to get Americans hooked on the narcotic of welfare is going smashingly. Almost a year and a half into the alleged economic recovery, around 43.6 million Americans were on food stamps in November. That’s more than 14 percent of the U.S. population — or put another way, 1 in 7 Americans. Thank you, President Obama, for helping us see for ourselves the wonders of big government.
The destigmatization of welfare has been one of the more antisocial objectives of the American left. Well done, “progressives”!
The explosion in food stamps makes perfect sense.
It is consistent with the Cloward-Piven Strategy of manufactured crisis (named after the two small-c communist professors and activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, a former president of the American Scatological Sociological Association). It calls for packing the welfare rolls to encourage dependency on the government and to overload it with financial demands in order to hasten the collapse of American capitalism.
This has always been the goal of ACORN, the radical group President Obama used to work for. In fact ACORN founder Wade Rathke openly embraces the Cloward-Piven Strategy, which he has called an “exciting call to arms.” Rathke notes that the activist group that Cloward and Piven created and that he organized for in the late 1960s, the now-defunct National Welfare Rights Organization or NWRO (which was ACORN’s parent organization), caused “a flood tide from its work that allowed many boats to rise, including the level of participation in government assistance programs.”
It’s the American Dream in reverse.
Follow me on Twitter.