By: Brent Parrish
The Right Planet
In the latest installment of the LoudonClear radio show, Trevor Loudon interviews “Jimmy from Brooklyn,” who has been a regular radio guest around the country for years, particularly New York. He has been following and studying communism for the past 40 to 50 years. Jimmy grew up on the lower-eastside of Manhattan among a large immigrant population, many who had emigrated from Eastern Europe. At around the time of the Vietnam War, Jimmy started to see communists renting storefronts, displaying the communist flag, and collecting money for the enemy.
There is a common belief among many Americans and Westerners that communism collapsed following the fall of the Berlin Wall. But for some of us who study and research communism and Marxist ideology, we are of a very different mindset. Not only has communism not been defeated, it has only increased and strengthened since the alleged collapse of communism. In every region in the world, there are problems. And these problems often times have a common thread—collectivism.
Granted, communists, for the most part, no longer refer to themselves as “communists.” Instead, they use what I call “lovable labels,” preferring to refer to communism as liberalism, progressivism, economic democracy, democratic socialism, etc. The communists have simply given up a word (i.e. “communism”), in order to strengthen their position. As the former director for the Institute for the Study of the United States of America and Canada, Georgiy Arbatov, once said, “We took away the image of the enemy.”
Communists have long used “collapse as a strategy of attack.” As Jimmy explains, the Soviets collapsed the American Communist Party twice. There was the false collapse in the Soviet Union during the 1920s called “the Trust.” The Soviets collapsed the Communist Party in both Egypt and Algeria.
The strategy of collapse is based on the maxims of the ancient Chinese military philosopher Sun Tzu—meaning: when strong, feign weakness.
Via The Art of War by Sun Tzu:
All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him…. Pretend to be weak, that [the enemy] may grow arrogant.
During Trevor’s interview with Jimmy, the topic of left-wing radical Francis Fox Piven came up. Piven’s name is tied to what is known as the “Cloward-Piven Strategy”—the intentional collapsing of the “system” by overwhelming the bureaucracy with impossible demands, mainly through systematic abuse of the welfare rolls. The goal is to break the “system,” then declare “capitalism” a failure, in order to bring about a “new system.”
Francis Fox Piven has been closely allied the Institute for Policy Studies, a tax-exempt communist front group. Jimmy claims Piven spoke at another KGB front group, the Brecht Forum, and stated that President Barack H. Obama, under the radar, “placed plenty of good people throughout the government.” According to Jimmy, Francis Fox Piven said, “We’re going to get the changes we want, largely through minorities and immigration.” Obama has brought in a number of people from the Institute for Policy Studies as advisers.
Jimmy draws a disturbing parallel to what occurred in Czechoslovakia, in 1948, when the country was taken over by communists, to what President Obama might be attempting to do here in the United States. When the communists took over Czechoslovakia, they did it over time, little by little (i.e. progressively), without firing a shot. They worked from the top-down at the government level, and from the bottom-up via “community organizing” efforts at the street level. The communists took over all the various law enforcement agencies of the government; they squeezed out and neutralized the opposition. This is the strategy Barack Obama’s mentor Frank Marshall Davis might have taught Obama.
I’ll have a lot more on a number of the topics covered here in an upcoming article that examines, in detail, the “double-game” or “scissors” strategy (i.e. dialectics) communists employ to herd the “masses,” from both the left and the right, toward their ultimate goal of worldwide socialism.