Subversion, Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers

Subversion, Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers

by Matthew Vadum

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Do you ever get the feeling America's mounting problems are too grave to have happened by accident? You're far from alone. America is under siege as radicals determined to pulverize the U.S. Constitution deliberately bankrupt the nation, destroy the electoral system, and drive the economy into the ground. How do you destroy a great nation? Sap its citizens' self-respect and encourage civil unrest. It's no coincidence that the welfare rolls are exploding everywhere and there's no end in sight. An appalling 1 in 7 Americans now receives food stamps and there are 70 bloated federal welfare programs. The failed War on Poverty that started in President Lyndon Johnson's time has cost taxpayers a staggering $16 trillion - and President Obama, who killed the welfare reforms of the 1990s, wants to spend $10 trillion more! To help distribute the wealth even more, radicals handcuffed banks and forced them to give mortgages to people on welfare who had no chance of paying it back. This isn't so-called social justice: it's slow-motion national suicide. How did a country with a respect for economic freedoms unparalleled in all of history ever get to this point? Marxist professors and agitators Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven spent their lives trying to destroy the system-- American capitalism and democracy-- in order to drag the country kicking and screaming into a socialist nightmare. They thought that if Americans could be strong-armed into going on welfare in large numbers radical change would surely follow. Liberals worked hand-in-hand with Communists and other extremists to undermine the American system by giving activists taxpayer money to bring it down. Come again? Even now most Americans don't realize that their taxes subsidize radical activist armies like those created by the late professional radical Saul Alinsky. These revolutionary organizations flourished and became a permanent force to be reckoned with on the nation's political landscape. They're still on the scene today. The most important of them is the notorious ACORN - Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - a Cloward-Piven spinoff. With Enron-style accounting practices and an elaborate corporate structure that puts international money launderers to shame, ACORN is unlike any other political strike force in U.S. history. Part pressure group, part urban terrorist network, part organized crime syndicate, ACORN claims only to want to help the poor. But it views the elimination of America's free institutions as the only way to help the less fortunate. ACORN, President Obama's favorite community organizing group, is all about massive voter fraud, home invasions, rent-a-mob services, intimidation, corporate shakedowns, and brutal Saul Alinsky-approved tactics. And rumors of ACORN's death have been greatly exaggerated. The group that became synonymous with sleaze and corruption when its employees were shown encouraging illegal behavior in the pimp and prostitute videos of 2009 is alive and well - and planning to resurface before the critical 2012 elections. While ACORN declared bankruptcy, its state chapters were busy changing their names and shredding documents. ACORN's still out there operating because it never lets a good crisis go to waste. Subversion Inc., by investigative reporter Matthew Vadum, isn't just the story of ACORN. It's the story of how community organizers just like President Obama are undermining America from within.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935071457
Publisher: WND Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/10/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 436
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Formerly a CRC research fellow, veteran journalist Matthew Vadum edits Organization Trends and Foundation Watch. An expert on the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Vadum has been praised and cited by Michelle Malkin in her New York Times bestseller, Culture of Corruption.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Prologue: Bringing Down the System 1

1 Burn, Baby, Burn: ACORN's Radical Origins 9

2 Intimidation on the Left: ACORN's "Fascism" 26

3 Messy and Misleading: ACORN's Mysterious Structure 51

4 The Poor as a Weapon: ACORN's Cannon Fodder 68

5 Maximum Eligible Participation: ACORN's Welfare Strategy 97

6 Alinsky the Agitator: ACORN's Inspiration 123

7 Rules for Radicals: ACORN's Action Plan 145

8 Funding the Revolution: ACORN's Stealth Accounting 162

9 Financial Affirmative Action: ACORN's Mortgage Madness 182

10 Follow the Money: ACORN's Shakedown Special 195

11 Organizing Chaos: ACORN's Shock Troops 230

12 Leveraging the Liberals: ACORN's Partners 251

13 Election Follies: ACORN's Voter Fraud 272

14 Scandal Upon Scandal: ACORN's Self-Destruction 298

15 The Shadow Remaining: ACORN's Post-Mortem 326

Acknowledgments 351

Appendix A The 370 Faces of ACORN 353

Appendix B List of Organizations 365

Appendix C Wade Rathke's Blog Post about Brandon Darby 377

Appendix D Bertha Lewis's-Speech to Young Democratic Socialists, March 2010 380

Appendix E Saul Alinsky's Rules from Rules for Radicals 387

Notes 389

Index 429

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