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2011/01/26

Won’t Somebody Please Help Frances Fox Piven?
By on 1.26.11 @ 6:08AM

Big news! Glenn Beck has discovered the 1960s writings of Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the husband-and-wife team that gave birth to the Welfare Rights Movement and plotted the bankruptcy of the federal government. Cloward died in 2001 but Piven, now 78, is still teaching at the City University of New York Graduate Center and writing manifestos for The Nation.
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Now I know Piven really doesn’t mean what she’s saying here. She doesn’t want to see the kind of civil disobedience riots where a 34-year-old pregnant mother was burned to death when Greek rioters set fire to a bank — at least not in her neighborhood. Riots don’t involve real people, any more than juvenile delinquency involves real juveniles or welfare rights involves real mothers being urged to spurn wedlock and marry the state. These are just Marxist abstractions — “the masses” — waiting to be moved around the chessboard by academic strategists intent on creating a perfect world.

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Now I know Piven really doesn’t mean what she’s saying here“?

Mr. Tucker, many thanks for a fine article – though, please, do not patronize Piven. The old gal knows exactly what she wants. That much is genuine.

To the matter of threats: Taking any wagers they’re all of them faux substitutes for “right-wing rage” by a fellow-traveller? The Left knows – by definition – that the civilized adults about them who refuse group-think see no advantage in threats. ‘History’ is full of such diversion. Beck spends something like a million dollars a year on security against very real threats from angry statists; Piven needs spend nothing.

That is, until her little Revolution begins… Then the threat from jockeying fellow leftists won’t be quite so fake.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. ccoffer permalink
    2011/01/27 00:40

    Media is going to change soon. I don’t think the NYT is going away, but it will be evicerated. Same goes for MSNBC. They had their run. They used it to become a laughing stock. Making a star out of Keef Olberwank was their proverbial jumping of the shark. He was saying out loud what they all say to each other off the air.

    Grownups are going to wind up running at least one broadcast network sooner or later. As soon as that happens, there will be a tidal wave…and it will come and go without comment.

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