If you know who Frances Fox Piven is, you already know I don’t care much for her or her type. This is a woman who, in my opinion, should be outed as the psychotic Commie she is. This woman, along with her late partner in crime Richard Cloward, have such skewed mindsets it flat-out amazes me that anyone would listen to them.
On May 12th Professor Frances Fox Piven gave an impassioned speech entitled “The Crisis and the Left” on behalf of the Socialist Register, a leading International leftist publication. In this speech, she announced that OWS, a movement she is head over heels in love with, should appear next the Revolutionary War in history as one of the greatest movements in American history. She believed the two events are just about equal. To me, she is as ridiculous as she is ugly; and, boy, is she ugly!
Some of her key quotes were:
- ”What I really want to talk about is, what is my, the love of my life now: Occupy. I want to try to explain why Occupy is becoming one of those great, national movements that has changed American history– But amazingly, very, very few people can locate Occupy in American history, and that’s what I want to try to do.”
- “So let me say something about why I think Occupy belongs in a serious history of the United States. In the United States we call this very sophisticated study of American political history “American political development.” And now it isn’t just a study of great men, and they are all men– Betsy Ross just made the flag.”
- “There‘s another history of the United States and it’s much more erratic, and much less easily described or explained by American institutions, and it’s much more important, and it gets much less attention– and that’s the history of protest movements, and the way protest movements impact on the existing constellation of institutions and interest groups and voter coalitions and alignments.”
- “It’s a history that tells the story of the American Revolution and the War of Independence not as a war fought by the merchant and land-owning elites– actually they didn’t fight the war, you know, rich men don’t go to war–but it’s a history, rather, of the Revolutionary War as compounded not only of elite influence in gaining political independence from the British Crown and the British merchant class, but it’s a history also of the popular uprisings which generated enormous popular energy.”
- “[In 1776] the ideas of radical democracy were sweeping the country at the time. And if you pay attention the philosophy of radical democracy that animated the dirt farmers, and the artisans and the laborers– that doctrine was really a little like Occupy.”
- “They believed government should never be far from where they were, and that they should be able to watch what it did. There should only be a legislature– it should be unicameral, one House, no House based on property– and they believed also that they should be able to un-elect these characters every year.”
People like Piven are a cancer on the butt of society. They are one of the reasons we have so much political turmoil going on right now. It’s surprising to me that anyone would follow these people, knowing how they feel about our country and our national history.
They seem to think that a country founded on the ideals of self-sufficiency, independence, and liberty would be so willing to give those things up for a little perceived security. Remember, folks, if you give up liberty for security, you have neither.
Look at California for an example. They have a more socialist type of society out there with all the liberal people. Two cases in 2011 saw that guns were confiscated by police and never returned them to their owners.
Two cases in 2011 indicate the state of justice in the state of California.
Police in two cities followed the same procedure. Each sent officers to a man’s home. The police confiscated firearms unrelated to the investigation. Then they refused to give back all of the guns.
In Oakland, police went to a man’s home to investigate his brother’s suicide. Not suspecting anything amiss, he let them into his home. Then they took all of his guns.
The police refused to return one of them. They claimed it is an assault rifle. He disputed this. So do his lawyers.
The second man lives in San Francisco. The police came to investigate him. They took his weapons. The district attorney dismissed the charges against him. The police kept a Remington .22 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, and five other guns.
The police claim he could not prove that he owned them. But they can’t prove that he didn’t. Possession is nine-tenths of the law, but not for citizens. It is for the police after the police confiscate the citizen’s weapons.
That’s why I prefer to buy my firearms from individuals rather than stores. If anyone comes to me and asks what firearms I have, I don’t tell them. If fact, if someone in authority asks me, I will never disclose how many I have, what types I have, or if I do, in fact, have any at all. Now, I won’t lie to them, but I won’t give them any info either. When the cops can do this sort of thing and get away with it, we have too things going on. First, we have a police state. Second, we have a real problem that has just become volatile.
If the second problem as stated above becomes a reality, we could be looking at violence erupting nationwide as small pockets of resistance fight back tagainst what they see as violations of their Constitutional rights; and I would agree with this perception.
While I generally advocate peaceful resistance to over-reaching authority, there is a time when words just aren’t cutting it and it becomes time to stand up and physically fight back. Keep in mind, I am not talking about citizens going out and starting stuff up or initating violent attacks on government and police. I am, however, advocating the use of force in defense.
With all that said, remember, I’m a 3%er and will always be. I’m a 3%er forever.