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

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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'A riveting journey through the tangled web of ACORN—This is one of the most comprehensive compilations of evidence against ACORN available.'—Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa)

'A well-researched, irresistibly written book that every American should read. The criminal enterprise called 'ACORN' is the largest, most elusive, and most dangerous radical organization in America. If you are wondering about the operations and influence of a vast left-wing conspiracy, this is it, with tentacles that reach right into the heart of the Obama White House.'—David Horowitz, author of New York Times bestseller The Shadow Party

'I dare anyone to defend ACORN, and its radicals, after reading this book.'—Hannah Giles, Investigative Journalist

'It's dynamite with a short fuse.'—G. Gordon Liddy, Nationally Syndicated Talk Show Host

'Through his careful research, Matthew Vadum shined a light that exposed ACORN's corruption. For months I fought to cut off the flow of tax dollars to ACORN. In Subversion Inc. Vadum warns that despite the defunding of ACORN, the group has only feigned death.'—Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota)

'These radicals who have been sticking it to Americans for decades scatter like cockroaches under the harsh spotlight of Matthew Vadum's great new book, Subversion Inc.'—Andrew Breitbart, Internet News Entrepreneur

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935071143
  • Publisher: WND Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet 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.
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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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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    If you value your country, you will read this...

    Before commenting on the contents of Subversion, I need to say that this book is immensely readable. For a book containing so many documented facts, some people might think that a book like this would be somewhat dry. It is not. You will cut through the first hundred pages faster than Obama & ACORN have been cutting through our country with their socialist agendas. Are you a straight white conservative Christian or Jewish male American citizen who believes America is the greatest country in the history of the world? Do you value the Constitution, the Bill of Rights & the Declaration of Independence? Do you believe in capitalism, free market economy, equal opportunity (but NOT equal outcome), freedom, lower taxes, smaller gov't., personal privacy & not favoring one group of people over another? Then ACORN does NOT like you. Do you believe in socialism, gov't. intrusion into your life, affirmative action, quotas, set-asides & special rights for every designated 'victims groups'? Do you believe indoctrination of your children & grandchildren by academia, the left-wing media & entertainment to get them to believe that everything which used to be normal is now abnormal & vice versa is ok? Do you believe gov't. & ACORN should make you pay for everyone else's health care, 'free' housing, 'free' food, welfare & a hundred other programs for the 'poor' & the 'oppressed,' while you struggle to keep your family's heads above water? Do you believe this country should be torn down & replaced by some kind of socialist 'utopia,' where the 'elites' rule & you are simply a serf? Do you believe in 'social justice'? Do you believe in dictatorship? Then ACORN LOVES you. Do any of these names ring a bell?: Barack Obama, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Saul Alinsky, Wade Rathke, SDS, Weather Underground, NWRO, Lynne Stewart, DSA, CPC, CBC, Democrat Party, Bertha Lewis, Richard Cloward, Frances Fox Piven, Project Vote, Karl Marx, Black Panther Party, SEIU, ACLU, NEA, Jeremiah Wright, Noam Chomsky, Tom Hayden, Cornel West, NYT, Al Franken, Kweisi Mfume, Chaka Fattah, Antonio Villaraigosa, Maxine Waters, Paul Begala, Dennis Kucinich, Barney Frank, Pat Leahy, Dick Durbin, OFA, Roland Burris, John Kerry, Jerrold Nadler, Deval Patrick, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton & hundreds of other famous names. Would you like to know how all the above are interconnected? Are you interested in knowing where ACORN gets all their millions to fund their radical endeavors? Would it shock you to know some of the most prestigious Foundations & Banks, either give willingly to ACORN or are extorted & threatened to do so? Do you want to know the 370 groups ACORN controls? Do you want to know their entire history & how their radical tactics have allowed them to co-opt the Democrat Party & worm their way into every corner of the gov't. bureaucracy, including the Community Organizer In Chief? Would you like to find out how this criminal organization is the cause of violent riots, demonstrations, money laundering, building takeovers, extortion, racketeering, voter fraud, harassment, intimidation, tax cheating, bullying, assault, treating their own underpaid employees like garbage & all the other ways they use to get their way? Read this book thoroughly, educate yourselves & by the time 2012 rolls around, if you vote for the same guy who's in office now, shame on you.

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