What? Curley Effect!
Geez now how dumb or out of touch am I? All along I have thought the Curley Effect had to do with a hairstyle, curly pasta or doodles drawn as cylindrical lines on paper. To my surprise curly when spelled with an “ley” takes on a sinister meaning. It’s not curly lines on paper. The Curley Effect is social engineering by a political class to build a perpetual voting block. Damn scary thought but that is exactly what is going on.
Wow what an eye opener. The Curley Effect explains Obama’s motives and its not about curling his eyebrows although his makeup artist may do that.
In a Forbes 2012 article titled President Obama’s Wealth Destroying Goal: Taking The ‘Curley Effect’ Nationwide the author of the article, Mark Hendrickson, explains the Curley Effect as “a political strategy of “increasing the relative size of one’s political base through distortionary, wealth-reducing policies.” Translation: A politician or a political party can achieve long-term dominance by tipping the balance of votes in their direction through the implementation of policies that strangle and stifle economic growth. Counterintuitively, making a city poorer leads to political success for the engineers of that impoverishment.”
The Curley Effect is coined after James Michael Curley, a four-time mayor of Boston who used wasteful redistribution to his poor Irish constituents and incendiary rhetoric to encourage richer citizens to emigrate from Boston, thereby shaping the electorate in his favor. As a consequence, Boston stagnated, but Curley kept winning elections.
Obama’s push to legalize the millions of undocumented and handing them greencards when they cross our porous Southern border is not only the Cloward–Piven strategy in play it is also his Curley-like agenda moving along at high speed.
Is your “ah haa” light glowing as mine did?
Obama came into office with the chant “hope and change and yes we can”. He also made barking noise about closing the divide in this country. Some are still standing in the rain hoping the bus comes along. Many of us hoped he would be a one term president. The country is sharply divided. More ideologically divided but closer to being equally poor. Now we understand the “yes we can”. Obama’s “yes we can” meant “yes we can” and we will accomplish it with my “Curley-like agenda”.
In Hendrickson Forbes article he gives the following example “Let’s say a mayor advocates and adopts policies that redistribute wealth from the prosperous to the not-so-prosperous by bestowing generous tax-financed favors on unions, the public sector in general, and select corporations. These beneficiaries become economically dependent on their political patrons, so they give them their undivided electoral support—e.g., votes, campaign contributions, and get-out-the-vote drives.”
Just swap out “mayor” and insert “Obama” and that “ah haa” light becomes brighter.
I got caught up with the Keynesian economics theory to explain what was going on. Yes Keynesian economics is a tool he used and so was the Cloward–Piven strategy. Add the Curley Effect to his war chest and what we are seeing is the Keynesian economics of spend your way out of a hole, Cloward-Piven strategy of overloading the welfare state and the Curley Effect topping it off with social engineering creating a swamp of poor bastards that will ensure a one party rule.
Folks the shit piles we are seeing is the Curley-like piles.
From Harvard University: The Curley Effect (download the PDF)
Discover The Networks: A guide to the political left
Article from The Lonely Conservative: This Explains A lot – The Curley Effect