by Wayne Allyn Root, RootForAmerica, April 18, 2013
Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. My new book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, was released just days ago, hot off the presses. And timing is everything in life, because at this moment our economic survival is very much in question. Have you seen the latest numbers on jobs, workforce participation, retail sales and consumer confidence? One word sums it all up: disaster. Shouldn’t the American people have a right to know what our President’s real economic agenda is? Is he out to help us or hurt us? I have a story that sheds light on that life-or-death question.
President Barack Obama and I were college classmates at Columbia University, class of ’83. I know all too well how mindlessly radical and in many cases, anti-American and hostile to capitalism the leftist students and faculty of that institution can be, and Obama was certainly no exception. It is in this cesspool of intolerance that Obama and his Marxist cronies hatched a secret plan to destroy our country.
There are two things you need to know about Obama at Columbia University. First, he was pre-law and a political science major — just like me. I thought I knew everyone studying political science during my four years at Columbia. Not Obama. I never met him, never saw him, never even heard of him. Strange.
Same major, same career path and graduated on the same day. Where was he? Was he busy attending communist party meetings? No need to guess. In his autobiography he proudly admits attending Socialist Party meetings at Cooper Union in downtown Manhattan. He also admits publicly in his own book to not wanting to meet or befriend anyone at Columbia who wasn’t black, Hispanic, gay or a Marxist professor — his words, in print. So it’s possible he was so busy attending communist meetings and trying to avoid guys like me (white, straight, patriotic) that our paths never crossed.
But it’s the second thing you really need to know about Obama at Columbia. He says he graduated class of ’83. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt. I always have. Well, then, Obama had to attend the same political science classes as me. I can tell you, almost to a man, my classmates in the class of ’83 proudly called themselves Marxist, communist or socialist. They bragged of being “radical” like a badge of honor. They openly hated America, calling it racist. They hated capitalism and vowed to bring “the system down.”
In my class the typical Columbia political science student vowed to change America, bankrupt business owners and vaporize what they called “the white power structure.” For the most part these were children of wealth, given everything on a silver platter. Yet all they felt was anger and guilt. Their goal was to destroy their own fathers. They talked about it all day long.
So let me tell you a story that explains the anger, hate and radicalism. Back in 1981, I was sitting in a political science class. The President at the time was Ronald Reagan, a man reviled by the left just as viciously as any Republican is today. Suddenly, our lecture was interrupted by a door swinging open violently, whereupon a breathless fellow student raced into the room screaming: “The President has been shot! They’ve just assassinated President Reagan.”
Reagan was my hero. The news hit me like a ton of bricks. I instantly felt sick to my stomach and tears flowed down my cheeks. But it was the response of the rest of the class that I will remember for the rest of my life. They cheered. They clapped, they yelled, they high-fived and they whooped in sheer, unadulterated joy. My fellow classmates, the ones I was naïvely trying so hard to befriend despite their radical leftist views, were happy that my hero, President Ronald Reagan, was dead (or so they thought). They were celebrating what they thought was the assassination of America’s President. Incidentally, if Obama actually went to Columbia, he’d almost certainly have to have been in that class leading the cheers. Feel like you need a shower yet?
Lest you think I’m exaggerating, British leftists just celebrated and cheered upon hearing of the death of Margaret Thatcher only days ago. It was all over the news. Some Brits held parties celebrating her death. Nothing has changed.
But wait, the most frightening and eye-opening revelation is still to come. You see, political science students at Columbia were taught a detailed plan designed by two former Columbia professors named Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven to bring down “the system,” destroy capitalism and turn America into a socialist state. We discussed it in class, wrote about it and debated it outside class. It was a hot topic of discussion around the halls of Columbia for four years.
The plan was revolting, but brilliant. Cloward and Piven taught that America could be destroyed only from within. Only by overwhelming the system with debt, welfare and entitlements could capitalism and the American economy be destroyed. So the plan was to make a majority of Americans dependent on welfare, food stamps, disability, unemployment and entitlements of all kinds. Then, under the weight of the debt, the system would implode and the economy collapse, bankrupting business owners (i.e., conservative donors). Americans would be brought to their knees, begging for big government to save them. Voilà! You’d have a new system: a system based on fairness, equality and social justice. It’s called socialism.
Lo and behold, one of my classmates was elected as President. And it’s clear as a bell that he is using that plan right now to destroy America, capitalism and the U.S. economy right in front of our eyes. It’s the exact plan hatched at Columbia University in our college days — exact in every way.
Under Obama, 660,000 Americans dropped off the job rolls… just last month. Ninety million working-age, able-bodied Americans are no longer in the workforce. Almost 50 million Americans are on food stamps (20 percent of all eligible adults). Fourteen million are on disability. Millions more are on welfare, unemployment and so many different categories of entitlements that my head is spinning. Now, add in free healthcare, plus 22 million government employees. Record-setting numbers of Americans are emptying their retirement accounts to survive. Student loan debt is a national disaster — with defaults up 36 percent from a year ago. Some 16.4 million Americans live in poverty… in the suburbs.
Liberals joked about Sarah Palin seeing Russia from her home in Alaska. Well, I’m betting Obama sees Cloward and Piven from every window at the White House.
Remember the plan from Columbia? Overwhelm the system with debt. Obama promised to cut the deficit in half; instead, he gave us five consecutive trillion-dollar deficits. He promised to spend responsibly; instead, he now owns the title of “biggest spender in world history.” He called Bush’s $4 trillion in debt over eight years reckless, then proceeded to pile on $6 trillion in only four years. He added 6,118 new rules, regulations and mandates in just the past 90 days. He claimed taxes are low, yet he just raised taxes to the same level as bankrupt EU countries like Greece, Spain, Italy and France. Our Federal income taxes are now far higher than the former Soviet Republics’.
Now, I ask you: Does this sound like a man trying to “save” us? Folks, this is Cloward and Piven. This is Karl Marx, who despised the middle class and vowed to wipe it out. This is Saul Alinsky (Obama’s mentor) who dedicated his book — Obama’s favorite book by the way — to Lucifer, the devil.
This is no accident; nor is it the work of an economically inept liberal. This is a purposeful plan to drown the nation in debt and hook a majority to government handouts, happening in front of our eyes. It’s crystal clear Obama’s plan was hatched in our college days at Columbia, class of ’83.
While I never met Obama at Columbia, I can certainly put him at the scene of the crime. He either went to Columbia, or he didn’t. If he didn’t, he’s a fraud. If he did, he knew the Cloward and Piven plan like the back of his hand. He studied it. And his goal — like almost all my classmates’ — was to use it to bring down the U.S. economy and destroy capitalism to create what they consider to be “equality, fairness and social justice.”
Why would anyone want to purposely collapse the economy you might ask? Alinsky taught the ends justify the means. A bankrupt America wipes out the middle class and small business. That wipes out the majority of donors to conservatives causes, meaning Obama has no opposition. It creates “equality” by putting everyone on equal footing (shared misery). It causes panic; and in panic, voters often make hasty decisions — like choosing big government to save them.
The destruction and devastation we see happening right now is the plan we learned, studied and discussed day and night at Columbia. This is the Marxist attack from within designed by Cloward and Piven. And it’s working. Obama has been working on his plan for 30 years (our 30th Columbia class reunion is next month).
Now it is time for us to get to work. It’s time for battle.
It all starts with the battle plan in my new book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide. America’s survival is in doubt, but yours doesn’t have to be. You have a duty to survive, to protect your assets, to save your family. You must create your own “booming personal economy,” no matter what Obama does to the American economy. Your mission is to survive, thrive and prosper despite Obama. I’ve got an 18-point plan called Y-PODS that empowers you to do that. Y-PODS stands for Your Personal Obama Defense Shield.
You can find my book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, at Amazon.com, where it is already a best-seller. It hit No. 1 of all conservative books, No. 1 of all finance books and No. 28 of all 3 million books sold at Amazon before it ever came out. That is how frightened people are at what Obama is doing to America and our economy.
You can also find it at any major book seller such as Barnes & Noble, Costco or Sam’s Club. Or you can find more information in the box right under this article. Just look for the book cover of The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide to order your very own copy.
I’m Wayne Root for PersonalLiberty.com. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless.