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Frank Salvato is the Executive Director
and Director of Terrorism Research for
a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and education initiative. His
writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee
and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention. His organization,
BasicsProject.org, partnered in producing the original national symposium series
addressing the root causes of radical Islamist terrorism. He is a member of the
International Analyst Network
and has been a featured guest on al Jazeera's
He also serves as the managing editor for
The New Media Journal.
Mr. Salvato has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel, and is a
regular guest on talk radio including on The Captain's America Radio Show,
nationally syndicated by the Phoenix Broadcasting Network and on NetTalkWorld
Global Talk Radio catering to the US Armed Forces around the world. Mr. Salvato
is also heard weekly on The Roth Show with Dr. Laurie Roth syndicated nationally
on the USA Radio Network. His opinion-editorials have been published by The
American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times & Human Events and are
syndicated nationally. He is a featured political writer for
EducationNews.org and is occasionally quoted in The
Federalist. Mr. Salvato is available for public speaking engagements.
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October 8, 2010
By now everyone has heard that the
Obama Administration is
granting waivers to what are being termed "low-wage” employers,
corporations that employ minimum wage and/or near minimum wage employees,
where the restrictive and anti-free market Obamacare health insurance law is
concerned. While top-tier corporations like McDonald’s take advantage of
their size, reach and the pre-election political climate to protect the
well-being of their ability to exist as free-standing corporate enterprises
– something that any responsible corporation would do, this isn’t the case
for tens of thousands of small businesses and those who must attain health
insurance as individuals.
Who says that Progressives and Liberal Democrats aren’t "in bed” with
But these waivers, which could be issued to a number of corporations who
employ "mini-med” plans – which
offer limited benefits to over 1.4 million Americans, could be
short-lived. While companies like Home Depot, Disney Worldwide Services, CVS
Caremark, Staples and Blockbuster, seem to be on the receiving end of a
reprieve from the Progressives’ march toward universal healthcare, this
reprieve will last about as long as the election cycle, and then about as
long as it takes to collapse the individual policy health insurance market.
Progressives have made no qualm about their goal of instituting a
government-run universal healthcare system, even as the model they revere –
the European Socialist healthcare system model – crumbles before their eyes.
This became evident during the health insurance reform bill debates when the
majority of the
House Progressive Caucus indignantly ignored the screams of an
overwhelming majority of Americans who were vehemently against
government-run healthcare of any kind. In the end, the Progressives were
denied their goal, if only for the moment. And as they disingenuously avoid
the subject on the campaign trails, not one Progressive or Liberal Democrat
member of Congress has stated – even in the vaguest of terms – that they
have abandoned their quest for government-run healthcare. That’s because
they have not.
It is not my intention to explain why Progressives’ need to establish a
failed model. Honestly, I cannot fully understand why any fully-aware,
historically invested, thinking human being would want to embrace not only
what has been proven to be a failed ideology, but one that relegates human
life to units of worth based on productivity; one that rationalizes the
denial of life-sustaining sustenance to those who can no longer "benefit”
society. One need look no further than the horrific
Complete Lives System manufactured by the modern version of Josef
Mangle, Dr. Zeke Emanuel, brother to former Obama Chief of Staff, Rahm
Emanuel, who is currently running for mayor of Chicago.
Instead, my intention is to explain how Progressives are setting into motion
a plan to attain government-run universal healthcare even as they stand on
the brink of minority status in Washington and the many State Houses. Truth
be told, there is so very much to augment, defund and/or repeal that time
becomes the tyrant. The unanswered question facing the determined champions
in the many true Americans running for office this November – and then in
November of 2012, Americans invested in protecting our Republican system of
government and our Constitution (read: the many Conservative, Tea
Party-backed and outside the Beltway citizen politicians) is this: Is there
enough time to fix what Progressives have done before the health insurance
system collapses into ruin?
The first thing we need to realize is that the immediate goal of the
Progressives is not to establish government-run universal healthcare
immediately. Instituting a healthcare system that would have immediately
created long wait times to see a doctor, denial of benefits for all ages and
a more concentrated denial of benefits to the elderly, infirm and those born
with health defects (again, read the
Complete Lives System by Dr. Zeke Emanuel) would have created an
immediate, and perhaps violent backlash, not only targeting the Progressive
contingent within government but the government as a whole. No, the goal of
the Progressives is to crash the system; to overwhelm the system to such an
extent that it fails. It is at this moment of failure that Progressives
believe they can enter the situation as the "knight in shining armor.” It is
at this particular moment of vulnerability that Progressives believe the
American public will acquiesce to the false choice of "something is better
than nothing”; to a government-run universal healthcare plan to rescue the
devastated American healthcare system, a system Progressives themselves
threw into chaos, courtesy of their ridiculous health insurance reform law.
As an aside, keeping this plan in mind, it makes perfect sense that
Progressives and Liberal Democrats wouldn’t waste their time reading the
massive health insurance reform bill. They never intended for it to be
around long enough for it to matter.
Collapsing the healthcare insurance system – and let’s be intellectually
honest enough to admit that the Progressives’ "healthcare reform bill” had
and has nothing at all to do with the healthcare industry, but everything to
do with the health insurance industry – is attainable if you understand the
In a nutshell, the Cloward-Piven Strategy, as
described by Richard Poe at DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
"First proposed in 1966 and named
after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances
Fox Piven, 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.”
When we examine what the
Progressives’ "healthcare reform law” mandates for private sector insurance
companies it becomes obvious to all but the intellectually dishonest that it
demands far more from the system than the system – as it is currently
configured – can provide. This is exactly why we are witnessing so many
health insurance companies
dropping certain elements of their health insurance coverage, with some
getting out of the health insurance business all together.
Sadly, the private sector health insurance industry’s need to decrease
benefits for some in order to maintain market viability – and make no
mistake, these insurers are forced to make these cuts under what is now
referred to as Obamacare – still moves the health insurance system toward
collapse but at a significantly slower pace, as those who are dropped either
go without health insurance or join high-risk pools. Unless Obamacare is
defunded, radically augmented or repealed the collapse of the private sector
health insurance industry is inevitable.
While the notion of government-run universal healthcare is truly a
frightening prospect, given the
pains being experienced by the European nations under their failing
universal healthcare system, there is a more frightening prospect and one
that cannot be dismissed as a "conspiracy theory” any longer.
If you take into account that Progressives want to include more and more
people in the unemployment compensation and welfare systems, champion open
borders, promote tax policies that overburden the producers in our society
while providing benefits for those who do not produce, if you take all of
these truths into consideration it becomes abundantly clear that the
employment of the Cloward-Piven Strategy is a tactic that the Progressives
and Leftists are employing universally. In reality, Progressives want to
collapse more than just the American healthcare system; they want to
collapse the American system of government and the Capitalist system as a
whole. To prove the point beyond doubt, ask a Progressive how they intend to
fund all of the programs they propose; how they expect the private sector
entities mandated with their burdensome policies to provide their services
as they hemorrhage financially.
The current state of affairs in the American political system – and our
system of government – is not one of partisan political gridlock, i.e.
Democrat v. Republican, the current malady plaguing our political system and
the proper execution of government transcends American politics. It is a
battle of ideologies which pits
Fabian Progressivism and
Marxism against the American philosophy of Life, Liberty and the pursuit
of Happiness, opportunity for all regardless of social status, economic
wherewithal, race or religion, and Capitalism.
Many a talking head on the radio and television from the Right side of the
aisle has stated that these next two elections – the 2010 Midterm Elections
and the 2012 General Election – are the most important elections since the
creation of our Great Nation. This time, the talking heads couldn’t be more
God save the United States of America.