Orangeburg is the Watts of SC. Clyburn likes it that way.
January 24, 2011 at 4:31pm
Wow. Definitely a panty inspection moment!
January 24, 2011 at 2:14pm
Pragmatica, listen to Piven in her own words in the above story. She herself speaks plainly about achieving the socialists’ goals using poor people. I mean, if her own words aren’t sufficient to demonstrate what she wants and how she wants to get it, I don’t know what would be sufficient.
January 24, 2011 at 1:40pm
BRIIT the fact is, many of Piven’s disciples occupy positions of power in the government and are in a position to foment such events. Taken alone, Piven is just another leftist nutcase. That her ideas are being promoted by those in power, with the opportunity to make it happen, makes her more than just another liberal nutcase.
She’s also an intellectual coward, but that’s another post.
January 24, 2011 at 1:37pm
Pragmatica, Piven HAS in fact called for the end of the American Republic and imposition of socialism in direct conflict with the US Constitution. It’s just fact that she has. Therefore, Beck’s claim is valid.
Read her books. She wants to organize the poor and possibly use social unrest as a political strategy... that is poor people having labor strikes, breaking windows, failing to pay rent, ect... She wants poor people to fight back against powerful commerical interests. She does not want to "collapse America" or "destroy the republic". She has put forth a theory that poor people get higher wages and better benefits when they are putting forth some social unrest... That is all. Once again she puts forth "ideas" and "theories" about how the world works and she does not want to destroy America. Put Piven into proper "context", read her books and see that she is not the immediate "threat" that Beck portrays.
She is "advocating" social unrest like strikes, breaking windows, failing to pay rent, ect... She wants poor people to fight back against powerful commerical interests. She does NOT want to "collapse America" or "destroy the republic". She has put forth a theory that poor people get higher wages and better benefits when they are putting forth some social unrest... That is all. Once again she puts forth "ideas" and "theories" about how the world works and she does not want to destroy America. Put Piven into proper "context", read her books and see that she is not the immediate "threat" that Beck portrays.
Prag-- You are a friggin' tool aren't you. She is advocating a "Beat down" on the poor and make them poorer in order to achieve a worker's paradise. You know what a worker's paradise is? It's a society where you get told what the family trade is and you all get to live, work, eat and breath in above the factory- IF you are lucky.
Higher wages come from lower unemployment and higher demand for talent, whether it be beginning jobs, or highly skilled jobs. The reason someone makes less is because they are worth less. Worth more - get paid more. SYpply and demand of labor.
SO- Name a Communist or a Union that has ever CREATED a job, other than weapons and armament.
Dude, I don't agree with her politics necessarily. I think workers should have some protections but I def understand the downfalls of Communism and the lack of innovation. I'm just properly stating her theory of social change so that you can disagree intellectually instead of calling her "ugly" and that she will "collapse America" because she could not collapse America even if she wanted to (and she doesn't even want to).
You're on a roll. spreading common sense!
Well done, Sir!
January 24, 2011 at 1:21pm
Alas, many of her disciples have positions of authority in our government. For that reason alone, Piven’s views, beliefs and exhortations deserve scrutiny.
January 17, 2011 at 3:51pm
Posted on January 16, 2011 at 5:03pm
I have to give The Blaze credit on one front, they manage to find the most obscure, unknown lunatics to quote in order to rally support to Beck’s cause. And make NO mistake, The Blaze’s (and Beck’s) cause is NOT that of grass-roots, honest Constitutional Conservatism. I hope you are all honest enough to ask yourselves, “Who do these completely unknown, insane people quoted on The Blaze actually speak for?” Because, by omission, The Blaze is implying that these loonies speak for run-of-the-mill, rank-and-file liberals and democrats. Most democrats are not insane, evil lunatics (they are mostly just misinformed or stupid), but Glenn wants you to think they are.”
You haven’t spent much time on a college campus, have you? This is standard fare in every humanities department in the country.
I have a hard time figuring out what “rank and file democrats” believe. Based on their voting patterns, I see no reason to believe that they object to the academics’ proclamations.
In my experience if you go to the business school or theological department, you will see more conservatives... In the humanities and social work you tend to get more liberals, but I have yet to meet any Piven or Van Jones followers. I have yet to meet anyone that supports the Black Panthers. I have not meant anyone seriously pushing for working-class revolution. I meet liberals but I rarely meet radical Marxists. Not a single one and I'm on a college campus all of the time.
January 14, 2011 at 8:53am
Listen to Clyburn obfuscate and backtrack on the local conservative station this past Monday. (sorry about the long link)