The New York Times is one the worst rags in the publishing industry. Ever. The idiocy of the writers and editors has reached bat-shit crazy levels.
On his radio show Monday, Glenn Beck responded to criticism from a New York Times article that he is inciting violence by focusing on Frances Fox Piven’s calls for revolution. His response? It’s a “hatchet job.” And he’s not the only one saying it.
First the charge: by focusing on Piven — who the Times insinuates isn’t really calling for violent revolution — Beck is fostering hate against her, hate that includes talk of violence by commenters on this site.
As Beck pointed out, the group the Times quotes in its article has ties to George Soros. In the piece, the Times references a letter sent from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) to the chairman of Fox News, Roger Ailes, asking him to stop Beck from spreading “false accusations” about Piven.
“Mr. Beck is putting Professor Piven in actual physical danger of a violent response,” the Times quoted the letter as saying. The group continued: “We are vigorous defenders of the First Amendment. However, there comes a point when constant intentional repetition of provocative, incendiary, emotional misinformation and falsehoods about a person can put that person in actual physical danger of a violent response.”
But what the Times does not mention is that the organization has had the backing of George Soros, the man who has declared war on Beck and has invested millions in organizations that are trying to get Beck off the air.
A background on Cloward and Piven:
The Cloward/Piven Strategy is named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Their goal is to overthrow capitalism by overwhelming the government bureaucracy with entitlement demands. The created crisis provides the impetus to bring about radical political change.
According to Discover the Networks.org:
Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation.
Making an already weak economy even worse is the intent of the Cloward/Piven Strategy. It is imperative that we view the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan’s spending on items like food stamps, jobless benefits, and health care through this end goal. This strategy explains why the Democrat plan to “stimulate” the economy involves massive deficit spending projects. It includes billions for ACORN and its subgroups such as SHOP, and the S-Chip Program through deficit spending in a supposed effort to “save the children” only makes a faltering economy worse.
If Congress were to allow a robust economy, parents would be able to provide for their children themselves by earning and keeping more of their own money. Democrats, quick to not waste a crisis, would consider that a lost opportunity.
The Cloward-Piven strategy in a nutshell: Forcing political change through an orchestrated crisis.
If the NYT wants examples of full blown incitement of violence, they can ask Francis herself:
In a piece from The Nation in December, Piven says the unemployed must get angry, and explains that an effective jobless movement will look like the violent riots in Greece and England:
“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?” […]
An effective movement of the unemployed will have to look something like the strikes and riots that have spread across Greece in response to the austerity measures forced on the Greek government by the European Union, or like the student protests that recently spread with lightning speed across England in response to the prospect of greatly increased school fees.
I could swear I see Bolsheviks waving red hammer and sickle flags. The measures of which she speaks aren’t the kind you’ll find in Tea Party protests. The “enhanced safety net protections and big initiatives to generate jobs” that she says people should demand, have nothing to do with free market capitalism in a Democratic Republic. She likes big brother socialist government as a so-called “safety net”. The “big initiatives to generate jobs” refer to centralized government ownership and control of the means of production. Karl Marx had the same ideas.
She salivates at the thought of Euro-style riots by SEIU/AFL-CIO union thugs, Code Pink, A.N.S.W.E.R., La Raza, Eco-terrorists, Worker’s World Party, and the rest of the proletariat wannabes who make a living out of ‘speaking troof ta powa’ and sucking off the welfare teat.
One of the Left’s standard memes: Those who speak of the radical, violent, anti-democracy, anarchistic tendencies of leftwing wackjobs are advocating violence.
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