Commentaries, Global Warming, Opinions   Cover   •   Commentary   •   Books & Reviews   •   Climate Change   •   Site Links   •   Feedback
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
WEBCommentary Contributor
Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  July 15, 2014
Print article - Printer friendly version

Email article link to friend(s) - Email a link to this article to friends

Facebook - Facebook

Topic category:  Immigration/Emigration

The Border Crisis Is the Latest Use of the Cloward-Piven Strategy to Fundamentally Change America

This tragic flood of illegal alien children is just a part of the bad that's happened because a community organizer conned enough voters, with the connivance of the liberal media establishment, to be elected and reelected President.

Now the "progressives" are using poor Central American children as pawns in their scheme to fundamentally transform the United States of America.

It's the Cloward-Piven strategy at work again.

This time there's a flood of Central American children paying about $5,000 each to be taken to the United States to be cared for by the United States. Their investments are investments that the United States taxpayers cannot afford.

The flood is aimed at legalizing the presence of immigrants illegally in the United States, nd overloading the governmental bureaucracy so that it can be expanded further and pushing the nation into crisis and economic collapse. See James Simpson, "Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis" (

ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief explained in "Obama, ACORN and Stealth Socialism" (

"Radicals like Frances Fox Piven and her husband Richard A. Cloward retreated into the world of Academia where they penned papers on Socialism peppered with Alinsky tactics and a new name:

"The Cloward-Piven strategy

"On May 2, 1966, Columbia’s Professor of Social Work Richard A. Cloward, and his then research associate Frances Fox Piven, wrote a pivotal article in The Nation, articulating 'a strategy to end poverty.'

"In what became known as the Cloward-Piven strategy, the article argued a revolutionary approach to mobilizing the poor in the form of class warfare against capitalist forces viewed as exploiting labor and oppressing the poor.

"David Horowitz, a long-time student of leftist political movements in the United States, characterized the Cloward-Piven strategy as seeking 'to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.'

"Cloward and Piven argued a 'guaranteed annual income' should be established as an entitlement for the poor, a right the poor could assert and demand to be paid.”

Simpson, in "The Left’s National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed" (, noted that the Cloward-Piven strategy "is credited with expanding welfare rolls 151 percent between 1965 and 1974 and bringing New York City to the brink of bankruptcy in 1975."

Predictably, the Obama Administration is describing the flood of Central America children crossing the border between the United States and Mexico as a "situation" instead of a crisis and the children as "refugees" instead of illegal immigrants or invaders and asking for a $3,700,000 blank check from Congress.

MonCrief sarcastically closed her illuminating article this way:

"Pay no attention to the white liberal behind the curtain

"The 'Liberals' who elected Obama President may have a 'tower of Babel' moment as gay rights, civil rights, immigration rights, environmental extremists, pro-choicers and all the other special interests that supported the Obama presidential campaign strive to push America further to the left and shed all inhibitions."

We need to pay close attention and appreciate what has happened and may happen.

For example, President Obama rewarded La Raza by appointing Sonia Sotomayor, a member of its National Council from 1998 to 2004, to the United States Supreme Court.

That's the La Raza whose current president, Janet Murguia, celebrated the fourth of July on MSNBC by proclaiming that California residents who protested the arrival of three buses of illegal aliens who were part of the flood were "appalling and outrageous" (

This tragic flood of illegal alien children is just a part of the bad that's happened because a community organizer conned enough voters, with the connivance of the liberal media establishment, to be elected and reelected President.

Amazingly, Mexico is still imprisoning a heroic United States Marine with PTSD who made a mistake while driving, but it isn't stopping the flood north across its border with the United States and President Obama hasn't cut off United States aid to Mexico.

Michael J. Gaynor

Send email feedback to Michael J. Gaynor

Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to,,, and and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is

Read other commentaries by Michael J. Gaynor.

Copyright © 2014 by Michael J. Gaynor
All Rights Reserved.

[ Back ]

© 2004-2024 by WEBCommentary(tm), All Rights Reserved