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The Progressives’ 100 Year Plan To End America

Posted By Matthew Vadum On January 11, 2010 @ 9:53 am In NewsReal Blog | No Comments

With their imported Marxist-based ideas, progressives set about trying to destroy the American experiment in limited government a century ago, Glenn Beck said on his TV program.

Progressives set a “100-year time bomb” in the early 1900s “and only the real elite recognized it,” Beck said.

After progressive policy initiatives such as Prohibition and the federal income tax became immensely unpopular, progressives learned to use manipulation and subterfuge to advance their freedom-hating, un-American policies. Led by Franklin Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, progressives learned how to use the media, centers of higher education and law schools to transform America slowly.

Progressives prefer not to have open debates with the American public because when such discussions take place, progressives usually lose the argument. They would rather impose their agenda by fiat, whether through the courts or the executive branch.

The progressive approach hasn’t varied a lot since the so-called Progressive Era, Beck said:

The progressive tactics haven’t changed much since then either: Build a structure; make it so complex that the people don’t understand it; avoid debate and most importantly, silence dissent. And, if that doesn’t work, bribe them, indoctrinate them. But if that still doesn’t work: Destroy them.

We see this at work in the tactics of Saul Alinsky, who said: “The man of action views the issue of means and ends in pragmatic and strategic terms. He has no other problem; he thinks only of his actual resources and the possibilities of various choices of action. He asks of ends only whether they are achievable and worth the cost; of means, only whether they will work.”

Beck reflects, correctly, “They know they can’t bribe me, silence me or indoctrinate me, so they know they have to destroy me.”

Sometimes the left doesn’t even try to hide its plans for America. Marxist university professors Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, who deserve special recognition for their contribution to the nation’s ongoing decline, devised the Cloward-Piven Strategy of orchestrated crisis, which they spelled out in “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty,” published in the Nation magazine in 1966. The strategy called for aggressively recruiting poor Americans onto the nation’s welfare rolls in an effort to overwhelm governments. The theory was that imposing such impossible burdens would force radical change upon society.

Sometimes the left goofs up, leaving valuable strategic information in public places. A document titled “National Progressive and Party Infrastructure,” which purports to be based on a presentation by Rob Stein, founder of the George Soros-led Democracy Alliance and Maren Hesla, the director of WOMEN VOTE!, at abortion group EMILY’s List, offers new information on how the left is trying to create a permanent left-wing political infrastructure throughout the nation.

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