“…people running the programs are too often so caught up in the righteousness of their actions, they fail to root out waste and abuse that cripples the system and burns up money… Dr. (Roland) Wong filled out the forms for virtually anyone on welfare who came to him because in his opinion, the government doesn’t do enough to help poor people… how it is possible for one doctor in one clinic to fill out thousands of special diet forms for four years – at one point designating each of 10 people in one family as all needing the dietary supplement – before any action is taken?”
The above quote is from a Jan. 27th Toronto Sun column headed “Who’s minding store on welfare spending?” by Jerry Agar, who hosts the Jerry Agar Show on “Newstalk 1010“ and also writes for the Toronto Sun.
Mr. Agar’s column is well-researched, and presents a great deal of evidence showing deliberate and systematic abuse of the welfare system. But in my opinion, he seems unaware of the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” and its application to social services and a host of other government programmes.
Here is the text of a letter-to-the-editor I fired off to the Toronto Sun on the issue:
“Re: ‘Who’s minding store on welfare spending?’ (Jerry Agar, Jan 27): Left-wing activists have been advocating that welfare recipients apply for the “special diet” allowance, and other extra benefits, for many years now.
Indeed, the Dawn Ontario website carries an article posted on Sept. 17th, 2002 in which we are told: ‘There are gimmicks available to protect people’s entitlement to social assistance, and there are ways of getting benefits that the government does not want to give you. Some of the loopholes identified here relate to the Ontario scene… Here are some scenarios.’
Under ‘special diets’ we are told: ‘Ask for the additional cost of the diet, and when it is refused, appeal the denial and get the help of your local legal clinic to fight for it. If legit, you’re almost certain to win.’
Of course, with the right doctor, you are totally guaranteed to win…
Underlying this is the ‘Cloward-Piven Strategy’, which ‘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.’
There is a political agenda at work here, and we ignore it at our peril.”
Since then, I visited the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) website, and found that there will be a “solidarity rally” for Dr. Roland Wong on February 5th, at noon, in front of the College of Physicians and Surgeons office at 80 College Street in Toronto.
In their announcement, we are told that “Shamefully, given that all medical evidence shows that low income is the greatest single threat to someone’s health, the College has imposed these serious penalties on Dr. Wong. His accusers are partly driven by spite but, even more, they are hoping to intimidate other medical providers who might want to advocate for their low income patients… In the eyes of his patients, poor communities under attack and decent minded people across the City and beyond, Dr. Wong is a hero.”
A hero, indeed!
Very few people are aware of “Cloward Piven” and the programme 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”.
But once one becomes aware of it, many events often attributed to stupidity or greed fall into their proper place, and things begin to make sense.
I strongly recommend that you take a look at the last item linked to below, in order to fully appreciate the attacks on Western Civilization, what is behind them, and how our innate decency and goodwill is being used to destroy us and everything that we stand for.
I will follow-up on this after the “solidarity rally” for Dr. Roland Wong on February 5th.
See “Who’s minding store on welfare spending?” here.
See the “Dawn Ontario” article (posted Sept. 17th, 2002) here.
See the OCAP post “Next Wednesday: Solidarity Rally for Dr. Roland Wong” here.
Read about the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” here.
For a historical perspective, read a Globe and Mail interview with Dr. Wong published on December 9th, 2009 here.