Posts Tagged ‘Francis Fox Priven’
FOX PIVEN’S CHILLING FUTURE PREDICTIONS: CALLS FOR MASSIVE UNION STRIKES TO ‘FORCE GOVERNMENT TO RESTORE TAXATION ON THE RICH
Professor Piven Predictions: Half true…for now.
The government would begin to “force” higher taxation on the rich
The government will “force” strict regulation on finance
Workers will unite to make “New Deal” style “strikes.”
The strikes should be “massive” and involve millions of non-Union workers.
Unions should lead these strikes, because they have overcome “racism & sexism.”
In a first-time address to the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union, radical professor Frances Fox Piven made some startling, yet predictable calls for unions to engage in social unrest. In light of the George Soros Occupy movement and legislation such as the Buffett Rule, this might seem to be old news. However, the speech was given last September, before any of these radical social ideas collided with the mainstream. What’s left is an apt prediction for things that did happen (demonetization of the rich, violent class warfare) and a dark foreshadowing of what the future may hold (crippling strikes, a workers revolution).
The controversial NYU professor began by pinning down Voter ID laws as discriminatory.
“Thirty state legislators – legislatures – the states that were lost in the election of 2010 are now considering legislation to make it harder to vote for poorer people, for younger people, for minority people. They want to require photo ID cards for registration, voter registration, for actually casting the vote.”
The Occupy enthusiast continued by demanding that unions begin to “force” governments into an arch-progressive agenda.
“Poverty is really expanding very, very rapidly and unions, union membership, and treasuries continue to decline. So the question that confronts us, everyone in this room – me too, I’m a union member – is how to halt and reverse this assault. How to force government to become a job creating engine, how to force government to restore taxation on the rich – they should pay their share – how to force government to invest in infrastructure, how force government to re-regulate finance, and how to restore the slices that have been taken from the social programs.”
FRANCES FOX PIVEN’S BRINGS COOKIES AND GIVES AN AWKWARD CALL-AND-RESPONSE SPEECH TO WALL ST. PROTESTERS
The videos below of Frances Fox Piven are painful — for many reasons.
First, the message is frustrating. They show Piven calling for a “popular uprising” and calling Wall St. bankers “thieves,“ ”cannibals,“ and the ”big problem.”
Second, the way it is delivered might be compared to fingernails on the chalkboard. See, it’s become popular for the Occupy Wall St. protesters to mimic and repeat everything their speakers say. Think of it like that annoying game of “shadow” you and your friends used to play as kids. And Piven never seems to get the entire grasp of it, or at least isn’t that great at playing along.
“I teach at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. I am here because I am so enthusiastic about the possibilities of this sit-in, over the marches that are occurring over postal worker issues, the sister demonstrations that are starting in Chicago and Los Angeles, and maybe in Boston. I think we desperately need a popular uprising in the United States. None of us know. I study movements. None of us know the exact formula for when those movements erupt, but it could be. And if that is true, then these people who are here are really wonderful. I would do anything to help them.”
And this is the awkward call-and-response speech she delivered the same night, where the protesters copy everything she says:
Regular viewers of the Glenn Beck program on Fox News Channel know the name Frances Fox-Piven. She is the surviving half of oft-discussed Cloward and Piven, and currently a professor at City University of New York. After many months of silence, Fox-Piven has suddenly come forward and is addressing the statements made by Beck, trying to diminish his theories. On Tuesday Fox-Piven used a British newspaper to attack the Fox News host and his audience, accusing them (and many Americans) of being racist and too dumb to understand how their government works stating;
“The strange stories that Glenn Beck creates with his chalkboard gain traction with Americans, who are made anxious by the large changes that have overtaken the United States, including the election of a black president and the increasing racial diversity of the population, deindustrialisation and the decline of American power abroad, as well as cultural changes in sexual and family norms.”
“Strange stories that Glenn Beck creates?” He is using your own words.
Mrs. Fox-Piven also wrote on the ability of the common man to comprehend what their government is doing;
“In reflection, contemporary government policy is also extraordinarily complicated and difficult to decipher. Healthcare legislative proposals run to many hundreds of pages, and the texts of the regulations to implement them are even longer. And none of this can be understood without a great deal of information about existing healthcare arrangements.”
Last year Congress worked very hard to pass rules for the banking and credit industry that would make their agreements with consumers simpler and easy to understand. Why can’t the same be done for the “extraordinarily complicated and difficult to decipher” legislation like the Healthcare law (over 2000 pages) or the almost 70,000 pages of the tax code?
Beck has frequently quoted from a 45 year old magazine article from Cloward and Piven, detailing in their own words, a plan to overwhelm the American Capitalist system and replace it with one that redistributes the wealth and basically guarantees all citizens an annual income from the government. Oddly enough, their 1966 plan for redistribution was basically a “no questions asked” and “no qualifications required” type of program where the guaranteed government-paid annual income must contain no demands on the recipients as it relates to potentially elevating oneself from poverty;
the right to income must be guaranteed, or the oppression of the welfare poor will not be eliminated. Because benefits are conditional under the present public welfare system, submission to arbitrary governmental power is regularly made the price of sustenance. People have been coerced into attending literacy classes or participating in medical or vocational rehabilitation regimes, on pain of having their benefits terminated.
What kind of horrific government would expect a citizen receiving benefits to learn how to read and write or, God forbid, learn a skill that might lead that person out of poverty and into self-reliance and possibly prosperity?
Last month, Mrs. Fox-Piven stepped back into the public eye, writing another article that garnered significant Beck attention, the second paragraph of the January 10th story titled, “Mobilizing The Jobless,” also referenced on the Glenn Beck Show, contained the following:
So where are the angry crowds, the demonstrations, sit-ins and unruly mobs? 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?
GLOBALIZATION DESTRUCTION: PIVEN GLEEFULLY ‘HOPES’ AND EXPLAINS HOW COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA CAN SHUT DOWN USA AND BRING REVOLUTIONARY TRANSFORMATION
This is Basic Globalization Revolution Theory:
Our computers, information technology, energy, even some food is all imported from authoritarian nations whose workers make less than dollars a day . Like the Romans who, at the end of their reign, had three slaves for every citizen, the United States, because of globalization, is completely dependant on slave labor. It would only take organized strikes (shut downs) from a small coalition of nations led for example by China to bring us to our knees.