What is The Cloward and Piven Strategy?

I was asked this recently and thought a quick post would be helpful for future conversations.


“Widespread campaigns to register the eligible poor for welfare aid, and to help existing recipients obtain their full benefits, would produce bureaucratic disruption in welfare agencies and fiscal disruption in local and state governments. These disruptions would generate severe political strains, and deepen existing divisions among elements in the big-city Democratic coalition: the remaining white middle class, the white working-class ethnic groups and the growing minority poor.” … “In order to generate a crisis, the poor must obtain benefits, which they have forfeited. Until now, they have been inhibited from asserting claims by self-protective devices within the welfare system: its capacity to limit information, to intimidate applicants, to demoralize recipients, and arbitrarily to deny lawful claims.”

“The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty.”

The “Strategy” outlined By Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven is a road map used to foment a communist revolution. It should be noted that as a precursor to the strategy being effective a society must already be in the socialist stage: IE there must be a social welfare system to overwhelm.

Where is the line?

I am not sure what to title this post or how to express my thoughts fully. I am hesitant to say some of what I feel needs to be said, however, if I do not or will not, who will?

I don’t think I’m free in fact I think we live under a system of laws that can punish me at any time that it wants. “Give me the man and I will give you the case against him” (WIKI) So far this government has been fairly benevolent but I can’t trust that. I have already chafed against the society enough. There is no last straw. The line has been crossed from freedom to slavery before my birth. My only hope is that the forces that I am against will jump the shark and push people into waking up to what is going on to their freedoms and that they are nothing more than happy and contented slaves. I hope this awakening happens without violence, however, I am not too sure that that is possible.

For those of us who see what is happening and has already happened to our freedoms we must choose. We must choose when we will say no more. We must stand for our beliefs and principles regardless of the cost and persecution to come. We must say this far no further, we must return to the state most conducive to the happiness of Man the state of liberty!

The path we must take will not be an easy one, there will be trials and tribulations, we will be tempted by violence that we MUST NOT initiate. We can not act first or lose the moral argument that is natural to our side. We must with all firmness and presence of mind demand our rights as free beings. We must break the chains that hold us.

“Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, “We don’t know how lucky we are.” And the Cuban stopped and said, “How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to.” And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.” “A Time for Choosing” by Ronald Reagan

Colorado and the 14TH


In an unprecedented 213-page decision, 4 to 3 (still reading at the time of this post), the Colorado state Supreme Court found that Trump engaged in insurrection and is barred from running for President of the United States of America because he does not meet the eligibility requirements delineated in the 14th amendment to the Constitution. 

This constitutes a judicial overreach. The history of the 14th Amendment is dubious because it was ratified during Reconstruction, and the Southern states were NOT adequately represented in its passing. Moreover, even if we accept this amendment at face value, it states, The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.Not a court! Furthermore, the president’s office IS NOT enumerated as an office barred by the amendment!!!



Colorado will have Trump on the ballot… Unless… the SCOTUS finds Trump ineligible OR declines to pick up the case!

“I think this case will be handled quickly. I think it could be 9-0 in the Supreme Court for Trump,” Cobb said in an interview on CNN, adding later, “I do believe it could be 9-0, because I think the law is clear.”


“There is no way this holds,” one House Republican told Axios. “There is no way the 14th Amendment was intended to be applied in this way.”


14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.



All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”

From the Trump Campaign:

“After a State Supreme Court of judges ALL appointed by Democrats just ruled to REMOVE my name from the 2024 ballot, I obviously have a lot to say, but I want you to know that it all comes from the heart.

Today marks the single greatest constitutional travesty in the history of our Free Republic…

I woke up this morning with my name no longer permitted to appear on a presidential ballot in a key Super Tuesday state in what was once the FREEST country in the world.

And by the end of the day, I will have had to submit my legal response to the SUPREME COURT for the D.C. Witch Hunt after Crooked Joe’s DOJ requested an immediate ruling on my right to presidential immunity.

But I want to make one thing abundantly clear…

All of these witch hunts – the ELECTION INTERFERENCE – are nothing more than the ruling party and sitting president attempting to stay in power against the will of voters like YOU.

This is exactly how dictatorships are born!

Right before our very eyes, Crooked Joe and his accomplices are transforming our once great nation into a Marxist Third World country more akin to Stalinist Russia or Maoist China.

Their lies, phony indictments, my MUGSHOT, and these sham trials were never about truth or justice…

…They’ve only ever been about FEAR.

The fear that if you speak up and be a voice for the forgotten, hardworking men and women of our country, then YOU too could be JAILED for life as an innocent man.

But I am writing to you now – even on a day as dark as today – to let you know that their fear pales in comparison to OUR HOPE.

The Left wants to rob you of your joy, your faith, and your belief in an America made GREAT AGAIN!

But they can’t – and it drives them crazy!

Because the truth is: hope costs you nothing.

So, as we prepare to fight back against BOTH this unlawful ballot ruling and the D.C. Witch Hunt at the Supreme Court, I ask that you NEVER give up your hope…

…And, in turn, I give you my word: I will NEVER, EVER SURRENDER our country!

If you’re struggling right now – especially right before Christmas – due to the crooks, thugs, and fools currently destroying our country, then I want you stop reading here, and please don’t even think about donating. I mean it! I always want you to take care of your family and yourself first.

If you’re struggling right now – especially right before Christmas – due to the crooks, thugs, and fools currently destroying our country, then I want you stop reading here, and please don’t even think about donating. I mean it! I always want you to take care of your family and yourself first.

But if you can, please make a contribution of any amount at this critical hour to peacefully DEFEND our movement and YOUR VOTE from the never-ending witch hunts – and together, we will WIN BACK the White House and SAVE AMERICA!

Thank you, God bless you, and NEVER SURRENDER!”

China vs NS Savannah



The US had a nuclear powered cargo ship in the 1950s the NS Savannah. Operation costs as well as non proliferation concerns ultimately was its down fall. It is clear that the CCP does not share in these concerns. The US has and has had the technology to compete the question is one of will. Will the US in light of China start to see its own nuclear merchant fleet? The American Bureau of Shipping (eagle.org) https://ww2.eagle.org/en/innovation-and-technology/technology-advancements/nuclear-energy.html has plans if the regulators will allow it.