To Recapitulate…

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According to Merriam-Webster: “re·ca·pit·u·late,” To repeat in concise form.

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First published, March 25, 2012

In response to my readers who (do not) have an adequate knowledge, ..and/or, ..”understanding” ..of Barack Obama’s history.

who was Cloward 1

 Richard Cloward - Updated 1a

(Richard Andrew Cloward)

Richard Andrew Cloward (December 25, 1926 – August 20, 2001) was an American sociologist and an activist. He influenced the Strain theory of criminal behavior and the concept of anomie, and was a primary motivator for the passage of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 known as “Motor Voter”. He taught at ColumbiaUniversity for 47 years.

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Early life..

Born in Rochester, New York, Cloward served as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester in 1949, and then a master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work in 1950. He then served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954, and later worked as a social worker in an army prison in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. Cloward became an assistant professor at Columbia’s School of Social Work in 1954, and had visiting posts at the Hebrew University, the University of Amsterdam, the University of California, Santa Barbara and Arizona State University. He received a doctorate in sociology from Columbia University in 1958.

Together with fellow sociologist Lloyd Ohlin, Cloward wrote Delinquency and Opportunity: A Theory of Delinquent Gangs, which rejected the prevailing premise that delinquency resulted from individual irresponsibility and argued it was caused by poverty and the lack of alternative opportunities caused by poverty, and that the conditions underlying delinquency could be resolved through social programs.

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Political activities..

In 1966, Cloward co-founded the National Welfare Rights Organization, which advocated federalizing Aid to Families with Dependent Children by building local welfare rolls. In 1982, he and his wife Frances Fox Piven founded “Human SERVE” (Service Employees Registration and Voter Education), which established motor-voter programs in selected states as precedents for the Motor Voter Act enacted in 1993.

Also in 1966, he and Piven published a paper in the May issue of The Nation magazine – “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty”, which advocated wiping out poverty by increasing demands on the federal government, leading to implementation of a guaranteed minimum income. His detractors have called this the “Cloward-Piven Strategy”. (Source Wikipedia)

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Editorial: “The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” adopted and implemented by Barack Obama and his progressive liberal ilk, a tenet that has, ..and is, ..viciously cutting a swath through the Heart of America until individuals such as myself, “rank and file” (working class) Americans, barely recognize America. I feel absolutely no sense of shame in having been born into a working-class family. I feel no lack of accomplishment in my life because I did not attend a college or university. I feel no lack of worth in my life from having worked for an hourly wage.

I am a 70 year old American citizen, I own a mortgage with an “equity” in a comfortable home in a small upper Mid-western community. I pay my bills on time, I obey the law and I used to mind my own business. “In my opinion,” (The Good Old Days) were when everyone paid their bills on time, because they were employed and everyone minded their own business because we, “We the People,” didn’t have a self aggrandized socialistic ideologue in the White House.”

Barack Obama on the phone 

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow


 Crusader Rabbit…

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