Overwhelming the Concept of Property
According to the Cloward-Piven strategy, society can be destroyed by overwhelming the system, causing the economy to collapse and paving the way for communism. The strategy explains the Democrats’ eagerness to run up debts too huge to be repaid, meanwhile vastly expanding the welfare rolls and other long-term entitlement obligations. Another example of overloading is the direct assault on property rights by community activists who facilitate squatting — with the maudlin support of the leftist media.
Michael Stoops, executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, said about a dozen advocacy groups around the country were actively moving homeless people into vacant homes — some working in secret, others, like Take Back the Land, operating openly.
In addition to squatting, some advocacy groups have organized civil disobedience actions in which borrowers or renters refuse to leave homes after foreclosure. …
In Minnesota, a group called the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign recently moved families into 13 empty homes; in Philadelphia, the Kensington Welfare Rights Union maintains seven “human rights houses” shared by 13 families. Cheri Honkala, who is the national organizer for the Minnesota group and was homeless herself once, likened the group’s work to “a modern-day underground railroad,” and said squatters could last up to a year in a house before eviction.
A modern-day underground railroad. You see, not being provided with a house that someone else paid for is the equivalent of slavery.
Crows Bill Faith of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio:
We’re seeing sheriffs’ departments who are reluctant to move fast on foreclosures or evictions. They’re up to their eyeballs in this stuff. Everyone’s overwhelmed.
That’s the idea, of course. As community activists spread the word that there is no need to pay for a house when you can just seize one for free, moonbattery will eventually overwhelm everything, allowing the entire country to degenerate into a Third-World communist slum and fulfilling the dreams of the liberal press.
On a tip from Anniee451. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.