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Death Toll Rises To An Estimated 30 Victims Since ‘Mostly Peaceful Protests’ Began
“First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and his wife Frances Fox Piven — both longtime members of the Democratic Socialists of America… the ‘Cloward-Piven Strategy‘ 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… Inspired by the August 1965 riots in the black district of Watts in Los Angeles… Cloward and Piven charged that… [p]oor people can advance only when ‘the rest of society is afraid of them‘… [Left wing] activists [therefore] should work to [physically] ‘sabotage‘ and ‘destroy‘ the welfare system [and the rest of the duly elected government]. In this regard, Cloward-Piven’s early promoters cited radical organizer Saul Alinsky as their inspiration… The Cloward-Piven [strategy] called for ‘cadres of aggressive organizers‘ to use ‘demonstrations to create a climate of militancy‘… Then, the authors predicted, the following would happen: 1) Politicians, intimidated by threats of black violence, would appeal to the federal government for help [and] 2) Carefully orchestrated media campaigns, carried out by friendly, leftwing journalists, would float the idea of ‘a federal program of income redistribution‘ in the form of a guaranteed living income for all — working and non-working people alike… 3) Local officials would [be forced to]… apply pressure on Washington to implement it [and] 3) With every major city erupting into chaos, Washington would have to act… The Cloward-Piven Strategy was an example of what are commonly called Trojan Horse initiatives — mass movements whose outward purpose seems to be providing material help to the downtrodden, but whose real objective is to draft poor people into service as revolutionary foot soldiers… Cloward and Piven [eventually] moved on [to] a new ‘Voting Rights Movement‘… assert[ing] that the ‘electoral process‘ actually served the interests of the ruling classes, providing a safety valve to drain away the anger of the poor… The authors wrote that ‘as long as lower-class groups abided by the norms governing the electoral–representative system, they would have little influence.… [I]t is usually when unrest among the lower classes breaks out of the confines of electoral procedures that the poor may have some influence,‘ as when poor people engage in ‘strikes ,’ ‘ riots ,’ ‘ crime ,’ ‘ incendiarism ,’ ‘ massive school truancy ,’ ‘ worker absenteeism ,’ ‘ rent defaults ,’ and other forms of ‘ mass defiance ‘ and ‘ institutional disruption ‘… To advance their radical agenda, Cloward and Piven focused more intently on [using and] transforming the Democratic Party [into what it has now become]… The community organization ACORN spearheaded this ‘voting rights‘ movement [in the 1980s]… lobbying energetically for the so-called Motor-Voter law, which [Democrat] President Bill Clinton ultimately signed in 1993 [at which signing] both Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven were in attendance… The new law eliminated many controls on voter fraud, making it easy for voters to register but difficult to determine the validity of new registrations… Examiners were under orders not to ask anyone for identification or proof of citizenship… States had to permit mailing voter registrations, which allowed anyone to register without any personal contact with a registrar or election officials. Finally, states were limited in pruning ‘deadwood’ – people who had died, moved, or been convicted of crimes – from their rolls… The Motor-Voter bill did indeed cause the voter rolls to be swamped with invalid registrations signed in the name of deceased, ineligible or non-existent people — thus opening the door to the unprecedented levels of voter fraud [which have only multiplied over the years since 1993]… Both the Living Wage and Voting Rights movements depend heavily on financial support from George Soros‘s Open Society Institute and his ‘Shadow Party,’ through whose support the Cloward-Piven strategy continues to provide a blueprint for some of the Left’s most ambitious campaigns to overload, and cause the collapse of, various American institutions. Leftists such as Barack Obama euphemistically refer to this collapse as a ‘fundamental transformation,’ on the theory that society can only be improved by destroying the deeply flawed existing order and replacing it with what they view as a better alternative.”
Cloward-Piven Strategy Resurgent in the Form of BLM and ANTIFA Led Riots
[For those (liberals) who didn’t catch on while reading that excerpted citation (written several years ago) it is as obvious as the clear sky is blue that the events of 2020 (actually, most of the Democrat-devised political events since 2016) are all being orchestrated and played by the political Left (which includes their willing accomplices in the mainstream media and the Democrat party ) following a script written for them several decades ago. The entire charade is part of their long-established policy of “ never let a crisis go to waste .”]
“The activities of the past year, from an imported Chinese coronavirus to a rigged and stolen presidential election are textbook Cloward-Piven, leading to a massive shift in the leadership and direction of America. We have gone to government by, of, and for the people to a tyrannical autocracy controlled by a small cabal of self-appointed elites. Welcome to President [Joe] Cloward and Vice President [Kamala] Piven, or vice versa for those who believe the current vice-president is really in charge, rather than the cognitively impaired president in name only.“
[BTW, ASND has not updated for several years the pages linked under the ” mainstream ” and “ media ” citations in that last bracketed comment. We have several thousand additional citations available to publish on those pages but likely will not get around to doing so unless requested by readers using the Reply option at the bottom of each page on this site.]
“That people on the political left have a certain set of opinions, just as people do in other parts of the ideological spectrum, is not surprising. What is surprising, however, is how often the opinions of those on the left are accompanied by hostility and even hatred.”
—Thomas Sowell, Ph.D (Economics), black American hero .
[Much of what appears below (in the first section) — while somewhat dated (this page has not been undated in a couple of years) — are examples of actual liberal violence (including assault and vandalism) perpetrated by mindless liberals on innocent thinking people (if anyone wants this page to be updated with dozens — actually, hundreds — of more recent examples, feel free to request such an update in the Reply section at the bottom of the page). Many examples of virtual liberal violence (e.g. threatened violence and/or quasi-violent acts such as harassment) — also somewhat dated now — are featured in the second section on this page. Since liberals (especially the mainstream , left wing media ) claim — as usual , hypocritically — that virtual violence is responsible for actual violence when conservatives commit it (liberals hypocritically deny that causal link when liberals commit acts of virtual violence ), ASND provides examples of both. Notice that almost none of the following several dozen real-life citations was ever reported by any of the mainstream , left wing media.]
Acts of Actual Liberal Violence:
[Liberals deny that they are (or, at the very least, liberal political activists are), for the most part, violent people. The facts presented below, however, clearly prove otherwise. Readers interested in the facts about mass murderers (yes, they, too, are mostly liberals ) can scroll down to The Lives & Motives of Mass Murderers section on this page . Additional, extensive evidence revealing the predominantly violent nature of most philosophical liberals is presented below.]
Guns don’t kill people; liberalism does.
What turns liberals into wicked, violent punks while they continue to believe themselves to be decent and good?
Control. The notion that the left’s causes are so righteous it needs to pay no mind to other people’s rights but it simply deserves to win by any means necessary.
The Left controls all major media , social media , higher education , publishing and all celebrity. It can send whatever message it wants without challenge. But the Left chooses violence and intimidation because it isn’t getting its way despite all of that effort.
Why Aren’t We Having a National Conversation About Leftist Violence?
[Mostly because almost no one reads the pages of ASND.]
Colorado shooter hated Christians for disagreeing with homosexuality, praised Democrat Obama
Democrat drives to man’s house and shoots him after heated political disagreement on Facebook
20 times violence threatened & used in wake of the Democrats‘ 2016 political collapse
By Any Means Necessary: Left-Wing Violence Won’t Stop with Andy Ngo
Black conservative sues health club over alleged assault
Multiple Republican Offices Across the Country Vandalized by Unhinged Leftists
Shots Fired into GOP Campaign Office in Florida
Two Minnesota Republican Candidates Assaulted
Dem operative for Soros-funded group arrested for ‘battery’ against Nevada GOP candidate’s campaign manager
California GOP House candidate used campaign sign to protect himself from knife attacker
Add to this the 2012 shooting at the conservative Family Research Council and the firebombing of a GOP HQ in North Carolina in 2016.
It’s Not Misogyny if the Perps Are Democrats and the Targets Are Republicans
Breaking The Law Is Only Okay When Liberals Do It
Car Ramming Attack on Dallas Fox Affiliate After ‘Meet the Press’ Host Says to ‘Fight Back’ Against Fox News
Dayton shooter Connor Betts may be Antifa’s first mass killer
Left Amps Up Justifications For Violence Against Their Political Opponents
The left’s new Antifa extremism condones assaulting conservatives in public.
Three violent assaults in less than a month, all from Antifa, all over President Trump’s enforcement of the law of the land on immigration.
Antifa Leader Relied On Anonymity To Push Radical, Violent Communist Agenda
Incendiary Devices Found Outside Eugene Police HQ after Police Shooting of Armed Antifa Radical
FBI Investigating Antifa Plot to Buy Guns from Mexican Cartel for ‘Armed Rebellion’ at the Border
[ASND thanks Wintery Knight for that image.]
The moment a masked Antifa person chased a man down the street with a knife was captured on a livestream
Was just assaulted & had my phone stolen at @24hourfitness by someone I recognize at Antifa rallies.
Watch Antifa Thugs Beat Elderly Man With a Crowbar
Antifa Vandals Smash Windows, Deface Doors of Metropolitan Republican Club in Manhattan
Violent Antifa attacks are a growing concern even in Canada
The FAQs: What Everyone Should Know About Antifa
I’m a former Antifa member and enough is enough — Antifa must be stopped
Marines Testify About the “Antifa Mob” They Say Attacked Them in Philly
Antifa members in Berkeley smash windows of Berkely, CA Marine Corps recruiting office during protest
Antifa Behind Several Assaults at Patriot Prayer Rally in Portland
Antifa Takes Over Portland Streets Again as Democrat Mayor Wheeler Goes MIA
Antifa Arsonists Vandalize Pro-Trump Truck — Then Torch It
Antifa fails in bid to conceal violent activities
Antifa Marchers in Charlottesville Force Hospital Lock Down, Assault Police & Journalists
Anti-fascist protester who showed up with American flag attacked by Antifa
Antifa assaulted two high-profile conservative activists at a downtown Philadelphia restaurant
Antifa Prof Who Bashed Trump Supporter in Head with Bike Lock at Berkeley Given Slap on Wrist
Antifa Rioters Threaten Livestreamer Who Filmed Them Destroying Property in Berkeley
Nearly 30 Arrested After Chaos Ensues When Some ICE Protesters Clash With Police
Man Assaulted Secret Service Officer Outside White House After Immigration Rally
“One attack followed another in concerted attempts [by homosexuals] to intimidate or silence him [for escaping the tyranny and slavery of homosexuality]. There were anonymous threats. There was vandalism… [There was frequent p]erjury, forgery, slander, bald-faced lies, veiled threats suggesting that he might as well be dead — ethical lines he thought no self-respecting professional would actually cross were indeed crossed, and with reckless abandon.”
Feminist writer physically attacked for opposing Transgender ideology
Michael Knowles Attacked for Crime of Saying ‘Men Are Not Women‘
Pro-Transgender Activists Reportedly Assault Opposition
LGBT activists are the worst bullies in America, by far, and it’s not close.
[ASND would beg to differ with Mr. Walsh on that assessment since our records — provided here on this page (just below in the next section) — indicate that mindless pro-abortion activists commit crimes against thinking pro-life people at a much higher rate. While the LGBT violence and intimidation examples Mr. Walsh shares in that article are all accurate, they are far fewer in number than the pro-abortion violence examples shared below (and also far fewer, btw, than the numbers of anti-Trump or Antifa violence examples displayed elsewhere on this page).]
Abortion Activist Caught on Camera Assaulting Pro-Life Woman, Punches Her Repeatedly
Abortion Clinic Customer Charged With Assaulting Elderly Pro-Life Woman, Breaking Her Leg
Abortion Activist Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Pro-Life Woman, Hitting Her With Metal Clamp
Planned Parenthood Supporter Brutally Assaults Elderly Pro-Life Volunteer
Man Attacks 77-Year-Old Pro-Life Woman, Destroys Her Sign
Abortion Activist Assaults Pro-Life Student, Punches Him Several Times in the Face
Abortion Activists Arrested After Throwing Urine on Pro-Life Speaker
Abortion Activist Hits Pro-Lifer With Cane After He Says “Have Mercy on These Babies”
Video captures moment this ‘feminist’ attacked peaceful pro-life demonstrators
Police Investigate Violent Attacks on Pro-Life People at Prayer Vigils
Abortion Activist Throws Lit Cigarette at Pro-Life Students
Pro-Life Man Praying at Planned Parenthood is Assaulted, Taken to Hospital After Blow to His Face
Left-wing student charged for attacking Pro-Life protest
WATCH: Abortion Activist Brutally Assaults Pro-Life Woman
Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Lawmaker’s Home With Spray-Paint and Condoms
Man Drives Up to Pro-Life Advocate and Points a Loaded Rifle in His Face
Police Officer Stabbed and Three Pro-Life People Injured as Abortion Activists Violently Protest
NYT Publisher Complains to Trump About ‘Potential’ Violence Against Journalists
Ignores Over 500 Violent Attacks on Trump Supporters
Another “Tolerant” leftist violently attacks students for supporting President Trump
Leftist Groups Demand Corporations Blacklist [“Cancel“] Trump Employees
‘Canceling’ Trump Officials By Liberals In American Business & Academia Is Creepily Repressive And Hypocritical
The Hunting of Kirstjen Nielsen
Leftists won’t let Trump White House officials retire in peace.
Seattle Man Punches Priest After Asking, ‘How’s Trump?’
More violence and harassment against Trump supporters and GOP in California
Trump supporter beaten by rock star at concert
Woman accused of hitting car in Hyannis after confrontation over Trump bumper sticker
Trump Cabinet member Betsy DeVos’ family boat untied from dock, causing up to $10G in damage
Trump’s Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Destroyed With Pickaxe
Black Trump Supporter Allegedly Attacked By Two MAGA Haters
Mexican-American Trump Supporter Attacked in California Post Office for Wearing MAGA Hat
Leftists Students Arrested After Allegedly Stealing a Student’s MAGA Hat
Thugs Harass Asian Tourists Wearing MAGA Hats
‘Model’ Assaults #WalkAway Founder Brandon Straka at the Airport for Wearing a MAGA Hat
New Jersey Teen Charged With Assaulting 81-Year-Old Man Wearing ‘MAGA‘ Hat
Conservative student punched in face over ‘This is MAGA Country’ poster at UC Berkeley
Woman assaults man wearing ‘MAGA’ hat at Mexican eatery, claims she’s the victim
Man Pulls a Gun on Sam’s Club Customer Wearing MAGA Hat
Arizona man says he was assaulted while wearing MAGA hat
Man accused of stealing teen’s MAGA hat indicted by grand jury
Student arrested for stealing MAGA hat, slapping teacher in profanity-laced tirade
Liberals Publicly Cheer Attack on Teens for Wearing MAGA Hats
Teen attacked at Whataburger for wearing MAGA hat
Liberals Even Get Violent Against Their Own
Hillary-Bernie Feud Grows With Report on Neera Tanden Once Punching Current Sanders Aide
“Someone in the melee grabbed Stanger by the hair and twisted her neck so badly she had to go to the emergency room (she is still suffering from a concussion).”
Lofton was targeted for his involvement in multiple conservative groups on campus.
Conservative student: man ‘tried to hit me with his vehicle twice’
UC Berkeley employee cheered campus assault on conservative activist; potential suspect ID’d
Susan Rice’s Conservative Student Son Allegedly Assaulted at Stanford
Watch: Protesters Assault Pro-Kavanaugh Students, Rip Signs From Their Hands
Leftist Protesters Kick, Scream, Punch at Nashville Rally for Marsha Blackburn
The FBI is looking into a possible hate crime after someone threw several Molotov cocktails at a church in Seattle’s Rainier Valley.
NY Man Planned to Blow Self Up in DC Over Country’s Direction
As Steve Scalise Shooting Shows, Left’s Rhetoric Of Anger And Hate Has Gotten Out Of Hand
[Say what? You mean there was a time when liberal violence was “in hand” (i.e. under control)?]
This List Of Attacks Against Conservatives Is Mind Blowing [only through 6/16/17]
[BTW, the rampant increase in violence by liberals is hardly a uniquely American phenomenon.]
Left-wing extremist violent crimes in Germany have risen 88 per cent in five years
Anti-Christian Attacks in France Quietly Quadrupled
Why? Mostly Islam but also liberalism.
How Sweden condemns Christians to their deaths by deporting them to countries where Christians are systematically persecuted and killed
Acts of Virtual Liberal Violence:
Incitement to Violence
The Left has raised America’s political temperature to the boiling point.
“The Left’s [intentional, violence-inciting] hatred of all things Trump has been boiling over since he and Malania came down the escalator. Here’s just a small sampling of the insanity.” [@ approx 10mins]
2018 RNC Ad Hit the Left for Unleashing ‘Unhinged‘ Calls To Violence Across America
[Obviously, the Left neither cared or paid attention.]
Liberals claim that President Trump is the one promoting violence? Really?
1. Cory Booker says he wants to punch the president.
2. Joe Biden says he wants to beat up the president.
3. Maxine Waters says to get in Republicans’ faces out in public.
4. Jimmy Kimmel and other late night hosts joke about assassinating the president.
5. Snoop Dog makes a video of a fake assassination of the president.
6. Kathy Griffin poses with a severed bloody head of the president.
7. Johnny Depp jokes about assassinating the President.
8. Madonna says she wants to blow up the White House.
9. Black Lives Matter chants they want dead cops and fry ’em like bacon.
10. Antifa routinely assaults conservatives.
11. AOC calls our border agents Nazis and refuses to condemn violence against them.
12. The so-called “Squad” supports terrorists of Palestine and Hamas and routinely spews anti semitic rhetoric.
13. Congress refuses to call out Ilhan Omar for making anti semitic remarks.
14. Rashida Tlaib calls the president a mother****er
15. A Broadway play depicting the assassination of the President
16. 3 years of making half of the country believe that the President is a traitor and colluded with Russia knowing that it wasn’t true
17. 24hrs a day of the MSM calling him every name in the book
18. Leftists giving out addresses of Trump supporters [a.k.a. “doxxing”]
19. A MSNBC Anchor starts the hashtag massacre McConnell and leftists are now in his yard screaming
[Yet those VERY SAME LIBERALS continue to claim Trump is the one inciting hatred and violence. Such are liberals and such is liberalism.]
[Several dozen additional citations are awaiting publication to page. Readers interested in seeing them can Reply at bottom of page.]