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Planned Chaos

Planned Chaos

The Anchoress argues that all that is going wrong is planned chaos, not mere incompetence.

Which gives me an excuse to link to a post I did in which I saw chaos as the means towards the end, creating the opportunity to achieve things otherwise not possible (see, Rahm Emanuel). 

Quoting from Abbie Hoffman’s Steal This Book, about how it is necessary to know “exactly how to place the dynamite that will destroy the walls” of the capitalist system, I wrote “Steal This Country“:

There seems to be a deliberateness to the chaos, a purpose to the ever-increasing exclamation points, as in crisis (!), catastrophe (!!), act now or else (!!!), … we’re on the verge of (!!!!). An attempt to keep so many parts moving so quickly that by the time we realize what has happened, we will have an economic and political system based on punishing achievement in the name of fairness, redistributing goods and services in the name of equality, and above all, dependence on a government which controls everything by endlessly proclaiming that only it has good intentions.

And that was written on February 9, 2009.

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DINORightMarie | June 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

I remember your post well. Those were dark days. Things were happening so fast, in so many areas, all different directions. It was mind-boggling.

Things have only slowed down because of the shellacking of November ’10. Now the extent of their destruction is getting exposure.

Time for Conservatives to turn up the heat, and put more sunlight on this intentional destruction of our nation. As important, get a Senate majority and WH flip to Conservative in ’12, and increase the Conservative bloc in the House. We need that just to expose and then undo their damage, and continue to expose the rot they’ve buried in regulations all over the legislative and bureaucratic map.

Decent Exposure. Sunlight is indeed the best disinfectant.

Pasadena Phil | June 27, 2011 at 10:51 am

Glenn Beck has been arguing this for years and yet, most people dismiss the preponderance of evidence as “conspiracy theory”. I myself have been called a “conspiracy nut” for arguing that we are being pushed into global corporatist government for many years. It started with questions being raised in the 1970s over where multinational corporations’ loyalties lie and has grown into a full-blown undisguised almost seamlessly uniform K Street assault on national sovereignty. It’s a business plan that has been in the works for decades.

It is impossible to fight these things when those who ask important logical questions ares o easily taken out of the discussion. If you believe in America as a separate sovereign nation with the US Constitution as the defining document, you are an “extremist”. You are standing in the way of the expediency of global tyranny and must be stifled.

Pasadena Phil | June 27, 2011 at 10:57 am

BTW, the corporate push for AGW is back in full bloom today. It is one of those irons in the fire to promote corporatist global government together with the annual WHO flu scare, international bank bailouts, open-borders, institutional blindness to stupendously rampant money laundering by our “too big to fail” banks, foreign law creepage into our courts and so on.

Call it a business plan or a conspiracy or whatever you want but it is happening and our corrupt cultural elites are in on it up to their eyeballs. Hence our one-party government.

You scare me. Not because I disagree.
I have wondered for some time whether we are witnessing pure incompetence or something darker. My greater fear is of the latter. Once a darker force gets control of the powerful instruments of government, all becomes problematic.

The country has survived incompetence;. We also survived a darker test some 150 years ago, but our ancestors were a tougher crowd.

DINORightMarie | June 27, 2011 at 11:23 am

Wasn’t Abbie Hoffman related to Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground? Seems their vision(s) of the world and the US mesh quite well, at least.

I’m with @Oldflyer. It is terrifying. That these types have insinuated themselves into every orifice of our society, and are working their poison into our nation’s heart, is abhorrent. Treason, as defined in the US Constitution, IMHO.

That is why we must stand and fight for a Conservative victory in 2012. It is really America’s survival at stake.

Oldflyer: Last week on a trip from California we visited the Saratoga battlefield. The government-funded “visitor center” was a reminder to us of the extent to which the darker forces have permeated of institutions. The very limited space in the visitor center included: A large display dealing with the use of animals during the Revolutionary War “without their consent”; a display regarding a slave, rather than his owner, who served in colonialist army; a display regarding the “greatest atrocity in the war”, which described the murder and scalping of 30 innocents by some Christian fundamentalist group. The propoganda was repelling, especially in light of the limited space and absence of positive displays regarding the reasons for the revolution, the hardships the colonialists overcame, and anything positive about the result of the war.

The planned chaos is the philosophy put forth by Professors Cloward and Piven in their May, 1966 article entitled “The Weight of the Poor” published in “The Nation”

Much has been written about that article, but the article itself has to be read in order to understand in full what the professors were advocating. Putting the advocacy of that article together with what we know of Alinsky – and who within our government are devotees of this creed – we that hold fast to the legacy of the founders have a very big problem on our hands.

I used to have a link to the archives at the Nation where you could read the original but either I am just having a blond day or they have returned the article to behind the firewall.

This is not coincidence, folks. This is planned. This is a traitorous insurrection that is going on.

[…] but I’m stocking up, anyway. It’s a satisfying bit of subversion.UPDATE II: Over at Legal Inssurrection, Cornell Prof. William A. Jacobson links and notes that he was picking up the signals in 2009, and […]

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | June 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I think it’s a toxic cocktail of both incompetence and planned chaos. But I think the planned chaos part is the result of a defective ideology rather than sinister motivations.

The Progressive Caucus of the Democrat Party had almost no members (6 to be exact) as recently as 1990. There are now 79 members of the Democrat Party who are part of the Progressive Caucus in the House today. That’s 41% of all House Democrats. What is a Progressive? If we were in Europe or South America, Progressives would proudly call themselves socialists. That’s what they are. They are radical egalitarians. Fairness and equality is their highest priority. How many in the leftosphere were celebrating the “equality” aspect of New York legalizing gay marriage this weekend? Nearly all of them.

Free enterprise capitalism, even the watered down version we currently have, cannot result in equal outcomes. The incentives inherent in the system that produce income inequality should be celebrated. Look what it’s produced so far: the steam engine, trains, automobiles, electricity, air conditioning, life saving pharmaceuticals, medical cures — basically every advancement in the past 150 years that has improved the standard of living for every living person on the planet has come from capitalism (and most of those advances were developed by the 5% of the global population who call America their home).

Progressivism/socialism has developed none of those advances. That’s because the whole point of progressivism to to redistribute economic resources in the name of fairness and equality. But that destroys the incentives that are the lifeblood of the system. It’s the inequality that makes the system work. If we abandon or continue perverting what’s left of the watered-down, crony capitalist system the politicians have created, then the system will stop working. The result will be stagnation at best, if not outright decline at worst.

We’ve got to bury progressivism. We have to restore the market based incentives that have proven they lead to better standards of livings for us all. The progressive ideology may have been rooted in noble intentions of fairness and equality, but it is destructive to the long term health of our economy.

David R. Graham | June 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm

One may recall my using the term “chaotics” in place of “liberals,” “leftists,” “progressives,” etc. on grounds that it describes them par excellence. The goal is power, the means are chaos. Very simple, really. Never believe the words that come from a chaotic’s mouth, pen or fingers. It is all lies and gladly so, for, lies inflict chaos.

[…] Nancy Pelosi and Senate Leader Harry Reid who have given him an enormous amount of assistance.Professor William Jacobson and The Anchoress both believe the chaos was planned.But going back to the question of […]

WTSHTF, who will stand up and defend our Liberty and our Freedom? The conspiracy theorists. They will have “ready” bags and the means to defend themselves and their families.
But what do I know? Not much according to the “normal” people.

Well, I’ve gone from a public school teacher to a parochial school teacher-to-be, I’m looking forward to the switch. I’m moving from 3-states-away to same-state, and just 90 minutes away from my parents and siblings. Sort of tighten the belt, reefing the sails and battening some hatches. Get the will and related documents in order, plan on straightening out the ‘bug-out-bag’, buy a shotgun, stock up on ammunition. (Y’know, if a buy 2 or 4 or 6 boxes of shells everytime somebody in this administration threatens gun owenership, I’m going to have a big box of shells. Time for more practice!)

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