While Americans are complaining about the administration’s plan to control what they can and can’t eat, a record number already depend on the government to provide their food. According to the latest figures, the number of American households on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (translation: those receiving food stamps) is up to a record 40.8 million at a cost of over $72 billion a year.
This time last year, that number was 34 million households; and in less than a year the ratio has climbed from 1 in 9 families collecting food stamp benefits to greater than 1 in 8— with an average household of 2.61 people, that means a rise of over 17 million people in one year. That’s more than the populations of Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, NY combined.
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Factor in the 53 million Americans collecting Social Security benefits at a cost of $675 billion last year—running the Social Security program in the red for the first time in 30 years—and the $676 billion spend on Medicare & Medicaid, and nearly half our budget is spent on entitlement programs.
The crisis, however, doesn’t lie in how many are receiving benefits or even in how many qualify. Rather, the problem is that the coming economic collapse is completely scripted, and the disproportionate effect in the black community is entirely deliberate.
In 2008, the last year for which the statistics are available, black families were shown to be three times more likely than any other race to collect food stamps. Blacks currently have an unemployment rate that is 160% of that of whites, which hints toward a cause-effect relationship. However, the unemployment numbers don’t quite explain the high participation in food stamps benefits.
The official number of unemployed persons is 14.6 million, and even if discouraged workers and the underemployed are included, that number rises only to 29 million. Essentially what I am saying is that 12 million more people are getting funding than are currently unemployed OR underemployed. When you do the math, there appear to be about 106 million Americans getting SNAP funds, and 44 million of them are newbies!
Interesting statistics when you consider the passage of ObamaCare and Financial Reform, while Democrats itch to pass amnesty and Cap & Trade. Certainly these crises are not a coincidence.
Welcome to Saul Alinsky’s America!
Alinsky’s book Rules for Radicals has served as the blueprint for the dirty politics of the left for nearly half a century. He wrote of the tremendous power to be harnessed in community organization, and how it could be used to bring about the end of capitalism. His “rules” warn against over relying on ethics and instead guide that “in war the end justifies almost any means”, and “an organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent”.
The Obama administration and the rest of the Democratic Party have taken these rules to heart, and the war they wage is one against any American who stands in the way of our transition to becoming a European socialist state.
The astronomical amount of Americans dependent upon the government to sustain them serves as evidence that Alinsky tactics are working. Blacks are encouraged to feel that the disproportionate dependency of our people on the government is a form of reparations. At the same time, whites are told that the government doesn’t care about them, and that it’s more interested in using an affirmative action approach than to actually fixing the problem. The people are first pitted against one another and then united against the government; then those in power are given free license to rebuild America in whatever image they see fit.
Many on the right have seen the similarities between the tactics suggested in Rules for Radicals and those used by the Obama administration as far back as the election cycle—such as the tendency to whitewash extremist views in neutral terms like “hope” and “change.”
However, proof positive that Alinsky’s model was being used was provided by Organizing for America, Obama’s permanent campaign group, in January of this year. While recruiting at an Ohio high school, OFA listed Rules for Radicals as one of their “suggested readings.”
Alinsky’s tactics have already been given a test drive when the Cloward-Piven Strategy was used in New York in the 1960s. Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven expanded upon Alinsky’s rules and provided an actual strategy for community organizers: overwhelming the welfare system. They used race riots and other crises to spur populist feelings of entitlement, and in less than a decade they more than doubled the amount of single-parent households on welfare from 4.3 million to 10.8 million.
Obama has everything possible at his disposal for this plan to work on a national scale. He’s admittedly spent his life working as a community organizer to help corrupt groups like SEIU and ACORN. The mainstream media is dedicated to him like a battered wife, continuing to worship him and sing praises of his policies while their ratings nose-dive as a result.
Militant minority groups like La Raza and the NBPP threaten violence as retaliation for perceived injustices—and just as Alinsky predicted, the cowards and panderers in DC are eager to throw more entitlements at them to keep the peace.
There’s just one problem: The Right sees it coming. Americans see how the entitlement-based government model turned out for Europe and Americans don’t want it. The Alinsky plan depends on keeping Americans angry and ignorant, and all the Democrats are getting in return is a double serving of the former. Voter turnout this year is expected to be dominated by those who want a return to the free-market based small government that Rules for Radicals was supposed to help destroy.
The left better enjoy the statistics on government dependency while they can. Because when we take America back this November and begin to revive the economy, the politicians who used Alinsky tactics against us will find themselves being force-fed a generous slice of humble pie.