Thursday, January 6, 2011

This is what the Left is all about

If you still think violence and socialism is a mere paranoia I suggest you go to the article and read. Class envy and warfare is what being "progressive" is all about. Sadly those on the right are too preoccupied with politics as usual. Its time to wake up before you are caught in the line of fire of the "progressives".

Posted on December 31, 2010 at 4:33pm by Jonathon M. Seidl
She’s considered by many as the grandmother of using the
American welfare state to implement revolution. Make people
dependent on the government, overload the government rolls, and
once government services become unsustainable, the people will
rise up, overthrow the oppressive capitalist system, and finally
create income equality. Collapse the system and create a new one.
That‘s the simplified version of Frances Fox Piven’s philosophy
originally put forth in the pages of The Nation in the 60s.
Now, as the new year ball drops, Piven is at it again, ringing in 2011 with renewed calls for revolution.
In a chilling and almost unbelievable editorial again in The Nation (”Mobilizing the Jobless,” January 10/17,
2011 edition), she calls on the jobless to rise up in a violent show of solidarity and force. As before, those
calls are dripping with language of class struggle. Language she and her late husband Richard Cloward
made popular in the 60s.
“So where are the angry crowds, the demonstrations, sit-ins and unruly mobs?” she writes. “After all, the
injustice is apparent. Working people are losing their homes and their pensions while robber-baron CEOs
report renewed profits and windfall bonuses. Shouldn’t the unemployed be on the march? Why aren’t they
demanding enhanced safety net protections and big initiatives to generate jobs?” [Emphasis added]
Those are the questions that frame what can best be called a roadmap for revolution. And it’s not long
before those questions give way to directions. The first instruction: get angry.

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