Unfortunately, that isn't as far-fetched as one might want to think. Consider the Cloward-Piven Strategy, the way-out-there work of a pair of radical socialist Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. It was dismissed by the mainstream as too radical even for the radicals when it was printed in The Nation on May 2, 1966, but strangely enough for an "easily dismissed" radical concept, the magazine sold over 30,000 reprints, many of whom were apparently raring to try it out. Cloward and Piven rightly assessed the U.S. welfare system as placating the poor, but got the reasoning wrong. They claimed it was "the rich" who wanted to use freebies to keep the masses docile. Cloward told The New York Times four years later that the poor could "rise up" only if the rest of society is "afraid of them." The concept is ridiculous, of course. They didn't understand their own motivations, and more importantly, didn't understand the motivations of the powers behind the socialist movement. The real reason welfare was created was to enslave the poor to the liberal politicians who kept slopping the trough with money, through the welfare system. Still, the Columbia socialists were onto something. Welfare indeed placated the masses, to the extent that there wasn't a true revolution of the kind dedicated socialists wanted in the Sixties. They needed to find a way to bring the whole country down, so Cloward and Piven came up with a brilliant idea. They would proposed attempting to overload the welfare system to so it would implode from within, and bring the economy and the government down with it. They were inspired by radical organizer [and Hillary Clinton mentor] Saul Alinsky, as detailed by David Horowitz in "Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model" -- The plan was implemented against the backdrop of the radical Sixties. Cloward and Piven enlisted radical black activist George Wiley, who created the National Welfare Reform Organization (NWRO) to implement the strategy. Wiley hired militant foot soldiers to storm welfare offices around the country, violently demanding their "rights." According to a City Journal article by Sol Stern, welfare rolls increased from 4.3 million to 10.8 million by the mid-1970s as a result, and in New York City, where the strategy had been particularly successful, "one person was on the welfare rolls... for every two working in the city's private economy." Despite the enormous success, however, the tipping point was never reached. Then came our Little Marxist Dictator and his "Affordable Healthcare Act," the most ironically laughable named law in U.S. history, it being neither affordable, nor about healthcare at all. It was about the Cloward-Piven strategy, and it is working beautifully through the ACA. There are three primary aspects of the strategy, regardless of what segment of government in which it is implemented. The offensive organizes previously unorganized groups eligible for government benefits but not currently receiving all they can. The offensive seeks to identify new beneficiaries and/or create new benefits. The overarching aim is always to impose new stresses on target systems, with the ultimate goal of forcing their collapse. ACORN enlisted the Cloward-Piven strategy in the 2006 and 2008 elections. Register as many Democrat voters as possible, legal or otherwise and help them vote, multiple times if possible. Overwhelm the system with fraudulent registrations using multiple entries of the same name, names of deceased, random names from the phone book, even contrived names. Make the system difficult to police by lobbying for minimal identification standards. ACORN's only problem was getting caught at too many irregularities. Many ultra-radical activists, not satisfied at the "slow pace of success," engaged in obvious and illegal voting registration tactics to the extent the organization came to the attention of law enforcement with such regularity they couldn't be ignored, and acted in ways that ultimately prevented their socialist/Marxist keepers from sidetracking investigations and keeping the extremists out of jail or prison. Add in their illegal activities in immigration reform and the mortgage crisis, and one quickly sees that ACORN committed suicide, for all practical purposes. But the Little Marxist Dictator ran Chicago's "Project Vote," an ACORN plot, and he used it to get now-disgraced former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun elected. He learned well, as he has now successfully gotten the ACA, which follows the plan perfectly, written into law, and he is employing similar strategic efforts that rely on the Cloward-Piven concepts in immigration, welfare again (doubling of welfare enrollment in his five years in office) and even in foreign policy and defense, apparently adopting the attitude that war is obsolete and choosing to ignore the fact the rest of the world doesn't believe that. When one looks at what he has done since being elected, from whom his inspiration is drawn, what his real childhood background and his education is all about, and one can only come to one inescapable conclusion: Our alleged "president" is deliberately, systematically, and maliciously destroying this nation from within. His agenda is not to do away with the United States, but to make it fit his Marxist concept of a nation-state. He despises the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the traditions of the founders and those who would uphold their concepts of what the United States should be. To be fair, they were radical in their own ways, and were far from perfect men. But the groundwork they laid was not a vision of socialism and class equality. It was a groundwork of liberty, personal freedom relative to faith, finance, and ethics, a responsibility to not only make yourself and your family as comfortable as possibly but to make the world around you a better place, and that done through the structure of your church or other charitable endeavor as an act of the individual, not the state. Barack Hussein Obama hates those ideals, those concepts. Barack Hussein Obama wants to eradicate them from the face of society and destroy the nation which gave those concepts birth and life. Barack Hussein Obama is doing so. We are letting him.