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Alinsky’s Rules + Cloward-Piven = Obama’s Fundamental Change to Socialism



Note: There is an email circulating that incorrectly attributes the 8 steps to create a Social State to Saul Alinsky. Liberals easily cast this off as a lie by claiming (thanks to Snopes and other lefty sites) that Alinsky didn’t write this. And while that much is true, the actual plan is real. It was inspired by Alinsky and enumerated by Cloward and Piven. It has been refined and updated, but it is still the road-map to the “fundamental change” Obama has been implementing. I have added this to my link (above) to the 12 Rules for Radicals. This is the liberal plan and the method of implementation. – Tom


When you first heard about Obama’s plan to fundamentally transform America, you probably wondered “into what?” Well, the answer, as many speculated, is a Social State. Socialism. And anyone that said that was mocked and ridiculed by the people who were planning to implement it. (See Rule #5 below.)

In less than 5 minutes you will know the Progressive’s plan and their tactics. Please take the time, read this and refer to it often. And tell others.

There are 2 sections in this post.

The first is the 8 point plan to implement Socialism. This plan was not enumerated in Alinsky’s book, but Alinsky inspired two Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven to devise the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” which seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse. This strategy is often attributed to Alinsky and left wing websites like Snopes have tried to discredit the plan by declaring it false because Alinsky didn’t actually write the 8 steps in his book. But Snopes conveniently fails to correctly attribute the work to Cloward and Piven.

The second is the 12 “Rules” for implementation of this plan. The tactics or “rules” work equally as well on the left to fight the plan, which is in it’s final stages of implementation.

Section 1:

How to create a social state – The Cloward-Piven Strategy:

There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state.

The first is the most important.


  1. Healthcare– Control healthcare and you control the people.
  2. Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
  3. Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
  4. Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state
  5. Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives. (Food, Housing, and Income)
  6. Education – Take control of what people read and listen to us“ take control of what children learn in school.
  7. Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.
  8. Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

27 Responses to “Alinsky’s Rules + Cloward-Piven = Obama’s Fundamental Change to Socialism”

  1. Molly Fitzhugh says:

    Remember when Obama said he wanted to, “REMAKE AMERICA!”?

    In order to “REMAKE” something, you have to “UNMAKE” it first.

    Why would anyone in their right mind want to “UNMAKE” the greatest country to ever exist?


  2. robert shannon

    What many within the Patriot movement ail to understand is how far reaching this myriad of government expansion reaches, or more specifically how it has poisoned the minds with what defines welfare.

    The “welfare queen” is legendary and burned into the minds of many conservatives as the only manifestation of what has become a key component of this strategy. The stretch of this philosophy now reaches deep into the middle and upper middle class, who Alinsky understood had to be compromised in order for his plan to work.

    The subsidies the federal farm program extends to giving hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to farm households with annual income already in excess of $200,000.00. The Prescription Drug benefit has rendered many upper income recipients receiving Medicare benefits twice what they ever paid in Medicare premiums during their working lifetimes, ( including employers contributions )

    Is this not also “welfare”. Damn straight it is, and unless and until conservatives come to an honest admission that many who scream for spending restraint and cuts to government spending look into the mirror—we have no way out of this. Ending the hypocrisy is why I often came to conclude that the Patriot movement needs itself to do some honest soul searching and house cleaning if we are to ever have a voice that is respected.
    Bob Shannon

  3. Stephen Denney says:

    Could you provide a citation supporting your claim that Cloward and Piven said this?

    • G ary TERRELL says:

      You can search the Cloward-pivens socialist manifesto, and read it for yourself.

      • Alec says:

        “You can search the Cloward-pivens socialist manifesto, and read it for yourself.” –> So I did. It has all of the stink, so typical of the left, of front facing sweet nothing empty promises designed to manipulate people into supporting a hidden agenda where those same people and everyone else are exploited like property.

  4. Lois J Roberts says:

    Time to Lock and load. they are coming after us. Young people we need you. We need to stand firm and together.

  5. Me says:

    If the eight step is to tax the rich and all the other steps are socail programs we always needed then
    We can now gain a lot more together willfully speaking

    Stop reading into it when you file your taxes

    • Joe McGee says:

      What is there to lose ? FREEDOM, THAT”S WHAT !

      • Joseph Rumbaugh says:

        Capitalist states can give ultimate freedom only to those who are rich. Those who have little can only experience half of the freedoms the world has to offer. They both can experience Negative Freedom, the freedom from something (eg. Oppression), but the rich can experience the other half, Positive Freedom, the freedom to something (eg. Rich young adults’ ability to take unpaid internships while others cannot). Socialism isn’t about control or uniformity, socialism is about true freedom.

        • kabt says:

          deceptive words, Joseph. Framing the question in your terms. Common Leftist strategy.

        • SB Cohrs says:

          You, sir, are the product to today’s liberal educators. How sad. By now, 2 years into the truly liberating Presidency of a genuine American leader, I hope you’ve grown a more factually balanced viewpoint.

        • pete Presta says:

          Joseph, tell that to the millions of Russians who believed
          that shite for 50 years!!

        • june dimmock

          OMG, have you been Alinskied or what? You better re-check your research if you ever did any. Socialism IS about control and uniformity and it will definitely remove your freedoms you currently enjoy and gov’t will decide every ince of your life, your future, and your childrens’ future, and who will live or die, who will get health care and who won’t. I could go on and on and on, but you can research as well as I did. Maybe start with #GeorgeSoros, where he came from and how he’s trying to destroy America with socialist ideals.

        • Ray says:

          Then why has it failed every time it has been tried.

        • Essell

          “The GOAL of socialism is COMMUNISM”
          Vladimir Lenin- who would no better?

  6. Sylla Bennett Easter says:

    All there is left to do is take guns away and we can’t defend ourselves

  7. Terri says:

    Where is Section 2?

  8. allmhuran says:

    the transformation of america is part of the transformation of humanity, which is known as the “Great Work'” in freemasonry. The new age of aquarious. pure luciferianism.


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