Monday, January 17, 2011

Piven Fomenting Violence; Nancy's Accident; Arizona Tshirts; Levin's Challenge; Tea Party Member Threatened

Reported by The Nation in the 1960's (None of the words below are mine): 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.
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]   Here is Francis Fox Piven on CSpan2, saying that she has "considerable respect for non-violence - as it protects the protesters.  This is a violent country, this is a violent government.  Violence should not be used "unless its a big part of your strategy."  She said this when asked about the Tea Party's policy of non-violent protesting.[My words: Perhaps Obama and the Democrats and media have just not done their research - or they surely would have talked about this direct call to violence - right?]
As Canada Free Press writes [and assuring her a 2nd most amazing quote on my 2011 list]: Lord in Heaven, you can’t make this up.  Yesterday, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, deposed Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D-Mars), called the deliberate and premeditated killing of six people – the Tucson massacre – an “accident.”  Specifically, Madame said, quote:
“This resolution is a fitting tribute.  It is a great resolution.  Please, read it again and again.  Carry those names in your heart.  Remember, each of these people because, again, a tragic accident took lives, wounded people in the expression of ideas.”
[Do you rally think we are not being manipulated?  I deliver to you most of the Big Journalism article, for it is instructive.]: Did it seem odd to you that even the Fox all-star panel would have us believe that the President with the most micromanaged image in recent memory had no control or influence whatsoever over the preparation, format, and tenor etc. of the commercialized, pep rally memorial we witnessed this week, and that the White House can blame the embarrassment entirely on the University of Arizona?  The entire event was about Captain Greek Columns - who gave a half hour speech – and his time to shine and show off his magical healing abilities. 
“Togethere We Thrive” sure sounded a lot more campaign like than memorial like. Usually the themes for memorials – assuming they’re meant to feature those we’re supposedly remembering – are not about “thriving” or “prospering” or anything of that sort. It was a jarring oddity. Now we have an idea where it came from. Not only did the slogan for this Obama 2012 campaign kickoff, ”Together We Thrive,” originate from President Obama’s campaign organization Organizing for America, but it was the title of a post calling for revolution:
“For too long Americans have been set one against the other.  It is a side affect of a free market society,” Berry IV posted.  “How can profits be maximized, how can I get the work down for the lowest possible costs.  This continually sets one group against the other, especially in the blue collar sectors of America.  It has become part of the American Business model, whether it was indentured servants, slaves picking cotton, sharecroppers, the industrious people that built the railroads or today’s migrant workers.  As long as we remain divided, fighting for the scraps that America has to offer it will be one group against the other.
What I see in Obama is a chance for revolution. (Italics CFP’s).  A chance for every group to be heard; A chance to live the American dream that has been denied to so many…
“In a previous career, I was the global leader of Diversity for a global fortune 500 corporation.  I have studied the affects of diverse groups working together and the results can not be denied.  Together we Thrive!
Revolution was just a metaphor, you say, not a call for political violence?  Doesn’t matter anymore, apparently.
But worst of all is that according to Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press, at the bottom of the t-shirts is the DNC slogan “Rocking America and Rocking the Vote.”
Here’s what McLeod reports:
University of Arizona brass did not originate the “Together We Thrive” T-shirt.  They merely recycled it for Obama—and recycled it in time for what should have been a dignified Memorial for the dead.
If you were a mourner who took home a “Together We Thrive” T-shirt have a look at the bottom of your shirt.  “Rocking America and Rocking the Vote” is a common theme of the DNC,  and it’s right there on your Memorial T-shirt memento.
Welcome to the era of Obama, where cheering and standing ovations, for the first time in history, became part of the Requiem for the Dead.
If that is true – and it should be easily verifiable as thousands of people now possess those shirts – I’m not sure how that will be explained;  the University of Arizona distributed and reportedly purchased the shirts – but not without the knowledge or approval of the President’s team. Article taken from Big Journalism - URL to article:
Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin has put out a stunning challenge to those left-wing media personalities accusing conservative talk radio stars and Sarah Palin of encouraging murder.
First, he offered $100,000 to Chris Matthews to find any example where Sarah Palin or Levin himself had "promoted the murder of anybody." The allegation came on the heels of a specific allegation by left-wing Pima County Sheriff insisting Rush Limbaugh was at fault, while MSNBC's Keith Olbermann demanded Palin "repudiate her own part in amplifying violence and violent imagery in politics.  Levin, of course, is also a former Justice Department official, which gave his second challenge a crisp note: He's waiting for a very specific allegation "because I'm going to sue." In federal court.
As NewsBusters previously reported, a survivor of last week's Tucson shootings issued a death threat to a Tea Party member Saturday in the middle of a taping for a town hall meeting to be aired on ABC's "This Week."
For some reason, ABC World News Saturday in its report about the gathering chose to omit the seriousness of the threat and that it was made to a Tea Partier (video follows courtesy Mark Finkelstein with transcript)

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[Enough is enough!  I am inspired to begin listing the "inflammatory" words of those on the Left, including those of our President.]

1 comment:

  1. What a disgusting, arrogant, self-centered and political performance by Obama in Tucson...hope and change is surely is--all about himself and his chance to be an almost 'god like' evangelist healer for us (using props from previous DNC events-T-shirts, etc.).
    The elections of 2012 cannot come soon enough!