In light of current events, I thought it would be relevant to post an obscure but important bit of information about a Marxist plan to bankrupt America which I found back in 2005 when I was researching the VVAW.
The information comes from the "8/25/1972 FBI Information Digest Special Report on VVAW" (FBI file HQ 100-448092, Section 32, PDF pp. 31-45). The report was prepared while the government was preparing its case against Scott Camil and other VVAW defendants in the Gainesville Eight trial, initiated after the US intelligence community became aware that Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) was conspiring with other antiwar groups and elements of Democratic Presidential candidate George McGovern’s campaign to violently disrupt the Republican National Convention that August. The document summarized information the FBI had collected on VVAW involvement in Communist activity, espionage, and sabotage.
One part of the report mentioned the VVAW’s sending of delegates to the World Assembly for Peace, aka World Assembly for the Peace and Independence of the Peoples of Indochina. This was an international antiwar assembly held in Versailles, France from February 11-13, 1972. It was sponsored by the World Peace Council (WPC), the Soviets’ main international antiwar front, along with the Stockholm Conference on Vietnam (aka World Conference on Vietnam), a similar KGB front. The assembly was attended by over 1200 delegates from 84 countries, including delegates from North Vietnam. The VVAW was one of the US organizations that sent a delegation.
The document included a list of other US organizations attending, among which was a group called the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO). In researching the background of this group, I discovered they were pursuing a plan to abuse the welfare system to bankrupt the economies of major U.S. cities. Here is the summary of the NWRO’s background I compiled during my research:
National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO): CP-supported welfare rights group founded in 1967 aligned with the antiwar movement. NWRO was based on applying the theories of Columbia University’s Marxist sociologist couple Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, who drew inspiration from CP-linked organizer Saul Alinsky (see entry for “United Farmworkers Organizing Committee”) and the 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles. In November 1965 Cloward and Piven advanced a plan to deliberately overload the welfare systems of New York and other major cities with more recipients than they could afford and thereby cause an economic crisis to force a socialist political revolution on the national level and federalize the governmental Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) welfare program. Seeking an organizer to implement their plan, Cloward and Piven recruited as Executive Director of NWRO George Wiley, a former member of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) who had become disillusioned with more conventional approaches to civil rights and had founded a more militant civil rights and welfare rights group, the Poverty Rights Action Center (PRAC), in 1964. Assisting Wiley as Chair of NWRO was Johnnie Tillmon, a single black mother with six children who had formed a welfare rights group called Aid to Needy Children-Mothers Anonymous (ANC-Mothers Anonymous) in Watts in 1963 and had subsequently been elected to the LA County Welfare Rights Organization (CWRO). Under Wiley and Tillmon’s leadership, NWRO drew 90% of its membership from black mothers receiving AFDC welfare, and accordingly it tended to form united front joining the welfare movement, the civil rights movement, and the feminist movement, and after 1969, the antiwar movement as well. In New York City the NWRO received political support from Welfare Commissioner Mitchell Ginsberg, who doubled the number of welfare recipients on the city payroll between 1967 and 1973, which would bankrupt the city by 1975. Following an internal conflict between Wiley and a faction of the NWRO aligned with former Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee leader John Lewis, Wiley began replacing NWRO leadership with all black males, and appointed former CORE activist James Farmer as NWRO Associate Director. In September 1970 Farmer and Southern Christian Leadership Conference leader James Bevel led a coalition of black civil rights groups called the Family of Man on a march to the Black Panther Party-organized Revolutionary People’s Constitutional Convention (RPCC) in Philadelphia. Through arrangements made by black VVAW leader Al Hubbard, Farmer’s Family of Man marchers joined marchers from the VVAW’s Operation RAW rally in nearby Valley Forge, where Bevel spoke. Both an NWRO delegation and VVAW leader Al Hubbard travelled to Versailles, France in February 1972 to attend the World Assembly for the Peace and Independence of the Peoples of Indochina, sponsored by the Soviet fronts the World Peace Council and the Stockholm Conference on Vietnam. In 1973 CP members in the NWRO clashed with fascist Lyndon LaRouche, who tried to form a similar group under his own control, the National Unemployed and Welfare Rights Organization (NUWRO), by sending thugs to physically disrupt NWRO meetings and attack CP members there.
Is there a continuity between the plot mentioned here and current economic problems? I cannot confirm that without additional research (and let me add that even if this is the case, I am not proposing this as a complete explanation of the current economic crisis by any stretch), but in light of Alinsky’s influence on the current generation of politicians, who use his Rules for Radicals as their Bible or playbook, (also mentors of the Clintons), it is a line of research worth pursuing.
*It is time that conservatives and patriots of all stripes understand this, read Rules for Radicals and study both Saul Alinsky’s methods and the Cloward and Piven Method and then fight back using the same strategies or counter measures that work, like: Rules for Radicals Defeated, Countering Rules for Radicals, Rules for Conservatives and Rules for Radical Conservatives: Beating the Left at Its Own Game to Take Back America.
David Horowitz, former radical and author of The Shadow Party and Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution has been trying to educate the general population for years! Wake-up America… It is almost too late!!