By Cathi Chamberlain
Don’t look now, but the Democrats are about to self-destruct. I wouldn’t mind that so much, really, except they’ll take our entire country down with them. This is not a new phenomenon. The Plan has been decades in the making.
In the sixties, a little-known couple wrote a series of strategy papers that were intentionally designed to transform America into a socialist country. Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven (aka Cloward-Piven) have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They called the first of their papers, “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty”. The Plan: to overwhelm our welfare systems by flooding them with new recipients, in need or not. Its stated end goal was to create enough chaos that would necessitate a “guaranteed annual income” for all. That means that even those who don’t work would “earn” a living. Democratic Socialists have been demanding this for years. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has recently signaled her approval of a similar “Universal Basic Income” plan. Under former President Barack Obama, our welfare rolls and food stamp recipients swelled. Our country was headed for certain bankruptcy. All was part of The Plan.
In my book, Rules for Deplorables: A Primer for Fighting Radical Socialism, I noted that this wasn’t Cloward-Pivens’ only scheme to create chaos in our country and destroy our foundational systems.
In 1982, they devised a similar plot for overwhelming our voter rolls. It was called “‘A Movement Strategy to Transform the Democratic Party,’… ‘They sought to do to the voting system what they had previously done to the welfare system…[f]lood the polls with millions of new voters…The result would be a catastrophic disruption of America’s electoral system, the authors predicted.’” (Rules For Deplorables, pg. 236) Not surprisingly, today’s Democratic Socialists are calling for an end to the Electoral College. That would clearly swing votes in their favor for decades to come.
That Cloward-Piven “movement led to the so-called Motor-Voter law, which President Bill Clinton ultimately signed in 1993 … eliminate[ing] many controls on voter fraud, making it easy for voters to register but difficult to determine the validity of new registrations.” (Rules For Deplorables, pg. 238)
Cloward-Piven “predicted that ‘the flood of new voters would provoke a backlash from Democrats and Republicans alike, who would join forces to disenfranchise the unruly hordes, using such expedients as purging invalid voters from the rolls, imposing cumbersome registration procedures, stiffening residency requirements, and so forth.’ What Cloward-Piven had not predicted was that Democrats would join the evil plan in their own self-interest. That really changed the game.” (Rules For Radicals, pg. 237) Today it’s the Republicans who are actively fighting to keep our elections fair.
While Cloward-Piven wrote the blueprint for creating the chaos needed to transform America into socialism, with help from the Democrats, it was the father of community organizing, Saul Alinsky, who provided the means. In his 1970s blockbuster book, Rules for Radicals, he outlined thirteen tactics to help the left realize their goal. Rules for Deplorables is the counterbalance to Alinsky’s book. Each chapter highlights one Alinsky tactic. The use of current events, as manipulated by each tactic, gives the reader perspective.
There is no better example to explain the multiple hoaxes perpetrated against President Donald J. Trump than Alinsky Tactic #13: “pick a target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it”. Since his election in 2016, Trump has become the left’s favorite “target” simply because he loves our Constitution, understands it’s under attack, and wants to preserve it.
Over the past three years we have witnessed the attempted coup of the 45th President of the United States of America … a takeover of our government by a disgruntled minority unhappy with the results of a fair, democratic election. Whichever political party one subscribes to, this should be alarming to us all. Incredibly, it’s not.
The travesty of Trump’s treatment as President is a culmination of years of complicit partnering between the far left socialists and the Democratic Party. They no longer even hide self-identifying as Socialists. There is no turning back for them. They’ve spent decades tearing down our country’s moral fiber. Obama nearly succeeded in completely transforming America from its originally-intended Republic to a down-sized, socialistic version. We were well on our way to Third World status in a globalist world, until Trump came along. The left will not give up those gains without a fight. To them, this is war. Our duly-elected President is simply collateral damage.
Alinsky taught that, when the stakes are high, one must fight by using any means necessary. Ethics be damned. The left and the Democratic Party have proven they are strong adherents to that ideology in their attacks against Trump. Republicans can no longer win by playing with the old “kinder, gentler, more compassionate” rules of politics.
Had Ted Cruz won in 2016 — or Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, or even Jeb Bush — he would have become the left’s “target”. No one would have stood up to the Democrat Left like President Trump has. We should be grateful for that.
“Freezing” Trump in the spotlight for continuous bashing would have been anyone else’s fate, too, had they gotten in the way of The Plan.
“Personalizing” Trump as a racist, xenophobe, homophobe, liar, obstructionist, sexist, etc., would have extended to the others, as well, had they been elected instead. And, if anyone believes the other candidates would not have been attacked as ferociously as Trump has been, they don’t understand the left and Alinsky tactics.
The final directive of Alinsky’s thirteenth tactic is the one that will determine the ultimate outcome of the impeachment vote. By “polarizing” Trump, the Democratic Left hopes to separate him from his own base, Independents and moderate Democrats who supported him in 2016. If successful, and a Democrat should win the 2020 election, our country will very likely not recover for generations to come. Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski, take note.
What we have been subjected to every day for the past three years has nothing to do with illegal activity on the part of our President. It’s all been an Alinsky sideshow to distract from the egregiously criminal wrong-doings by Democrats.
There was no Trump-Russia collusion, as the two-year Mueller investigation reported. Just as there was no evidence of wrongdoing in the Ukrainian phone call. Certainly nothing that deserves impeachment. On the other hand, illegal spying, fake documents, unlawful leaking, blatant lies, outright treason, manufactured whistleblowers, and real Ukrainian bribery have all been perpetrated by Democrats. They must be held accountable if our country is to survive.
The Democrat Left creates complicated sideshows, like the Trump-Russia fiasco and the impeachment scam, to keep the spotlight on Trump. It’s a way to deflect from their own criminal acts that damage our country while enriching themselves.
Alinsky Tactic Number 3 gives them the perfect cover: “whenever possible, go outside of the experience of the enemy.” In other words, the more convoluted the sideshow, the less likely Americans are to follow. They’re right about that.
As socialists begin their power grabs, their message is always one of inclusion for the “common good” or “social justice.” Once they gain power, all that changes.
When America’s Democratic Socialists achieve power in perpetuity (the ultimate prize for all socialists), the glorified version of socialism they disingenuously promoted, will end. Moderate Democrats will be phased out of the Party. The Supreme Court will be flooded with leftists, as has already been proposed. Our Constitution will be diluted. Guns will be confiscated. Conservatives will be silenced, re-educated or imprisoned. The majority will no longer have a voice. And, our country will not recover during our lifetimes.
If you don’t believe me, just ask someone from Venezuela, the once-richest country in Latin America. In just twelve years after electing their “Democratic Socialist” President Hugo Chavez in 1999, that’s exactly what happened to them. Today they are the poorest, with little sign of recovery. The once-promised Medicare for all has morphed into abandoned, empty hospitals without electricity or medical staff to run them. Private industry, confiscated by the government, no longer produces needed items for mere survival. Store shelves are bare. Clean water is rare. Toilet paper is non-existent. The once-thriving oil producers have been driven into the ground by greedy bureaucrats. If you think that can’t happen here, you are wrong. We can be silent no more.
The impeachment plot has nothing to do with Trump’s guilt or innocence. It has everything to do with the destruction of America the way the Founding Fathers intended it to be.
Think about that the next time you tell somebody you wish Trump wouldn’t act so “un-presidential”. Or, tweet so much. That is exactly how the left is trying to make you react. Don’t fall for it. Stop blaming Trump for the made-up accusations against him. Every time you do, you diminish Trump’s power and embolden the left. If we “polarize” ourselves from this President because of the left’s manipulative tactics, there will be no one left to save us.
America, today, is a country deeply divided by two opposing views. Those who understand what’s at stake, and those who don’t. We who do, stand 100% behind Trump. If you are one who believes socialism will never happen in our country, wake up. The signs are all around us and approaching fast. This is not the time to waiver. There is no reason for division. No place for blame. No room for mistakes. It’s time to take a stand and fight for America, before it’s too late.
The 2020 election is between Trump and Socialism. That simple.
Cathi Chamberlain, aka The Deplorable Author and founder of The Deplorable Report, is a four-time start-up business owner, published author of a self-help book featured on CNN worldwide and owner of the nation’s first all-female construction company. She is a sought-after political speaker and has been a regular contributor on the Salem Media Radio Network. In her book, “Rules for Deplorables: A Primer for Fighting Radical Socialism,” Cathi heavily references Saul Alinsky’s 1970’s blockbuster book, “Rules for Radicals”. His thirteen tactics have been used for decades by Democrats to change American values and culture in order to fundamentally transform our country into socialism. Conservatives can’t fight back unless these tactics are understood. It’s time to play hardball. She is currently on her “Florida Deplorable Book Tour.” Contact her for your next speaking event at Cathi@RulesforDeplorablesBook.com