While the Solyndra collapse is the latest headline scandal, don’t forget Gunwalker, aka Fast and Furious. No one has died as a result of the Solyndra debacle, but many have, including at least one American agent, died in the Fast and Furious story. The half a billion dollars given to the failing solar panel company may anger American taxpayers, but the Gunwalker is a much more insidious and destructive plan.
An article by Bob Owens today in Pajamas Media asks “Cloward-Piven: The Ultimate Goal of Gunwalker?” For those unfamiliar with Cloward and Piven, Wikipedia offers this synopsis: “The Cloward-Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of a ‘guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.’ Cloward and Piven were a married couple who were both professors at the Columbia University School of Social Work. The strategy was formulated in a May 1966 article in the left wing magazine The Nation entitled ‘The Weight of the Poor: A strategy to end poverty.'”
(An excellent rundown of the theory can be found here:
So how does the collapse of the welfare system play into the sale of guns to Mexican drug traffickers? What would be the purpose in doing that?
Owens writes “the short term goal of Gunwalker was to increase violence in Mexico. This would drive more Mexican citizens northward as illegal aliens, seeking respite from the violence in their home country. their plight would provide the administration a way to pitch the Dream Act as an act of kindness to political refugees and another step towards amnesty.
“This would be a strategy straight from the Cloward-Piven playbook. As James Simpson noted several months ago at the American Thinker, the Cloward-Piven strategy is always approached the same way:
1. The offensive organizes previously unorganized groups eligible for government benefits but not currently receiving all they can.
2.The offensive seeks to identify new beneficiaries and/or create new benefits.
3. The overarching aim is always to impose new stresses on target systems, with the ultimate goal of forcing their collapse.
“Gunwalker purposefully increases social unrest (increased gun violence/destabilizing Mexico), with the possible result of overloading the U.S. public welfare system (more illegal aliens fleeing the violence in Mexico and Central America). Gunwalker’s perpetrators could then use that influx to create an insurmountable constituency of poor seeking handouts from the Democrat Party. The hope of the strategy is to force a system-wide collapse of the current system, and then to rebuild the government in a variant of the strongest socialist model they think the public will accept.”
Owens goes on to note that “Operation Castaway provided weapons to destabilize Central American countries and to help keep the cartel drug supply lines from Central and South America open. The unnamed gunwalking operations in Texas provided a steady flow of U.S. firearms to southern and central Mexico. Operation Fast and Furious provided the Sinaloa cartel more than 2,020 weapons in northern Mexico along the U.S. border. And to make sure the cartel wars didn’t get too one sided, the State Department made sure the bloodthirsty Zetas were armed with American military equipment by selling them military hardware through a transparent front company.
“The violence in Mexico triggered by the administration’s gunwalking efforts also seems logically designed to reverse a trend that had begun of Mexicans and others originating from south of the border leaving the United States because of our current economic situation.
“If the net flow of illegal aliens is negative, the Democrat Party’s desires are inhibited: increasing numbers of illegal aliens can create the sort of economic crisis they need to force amnesty laws, to assure a long-term Democratic majority and to establish lock step control over Hispanic voters as they have established over blacks.
“Operation Fast and Furious doesn’t make sense as an anti cartel operation, but it makes perfect tactical sense as a way of implementing Cloward-Piven, something that President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Secretary Napolitano, and Secretary Clinton have long embraced as followers of those radicals and Saul Alinsky. Gunwalker is the start of a coup d’etat against the republic by the very souls entrusted to guard it.”
As Owens concludes, “it’s just damn hard to think of a more logical reason for Gunwalker to exist.”