Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A clown named Ehrenreich comes to Pivens' defense,

but doesn't accurately refer to what Piven called for; apparently actual words didn't fit the image she wanted to push. The apologists version:
So perhaps economically hard-pressed Americans aren't wusses after all. They may not have the courage or the know-how to organize a protest at the local unemployment office, which is the kind of action Piven urged in her December essay, but they stand ready to shoot the first 78-year-old social scientist who suggests that they do so.
What Piven actually said:
"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."
Y'know, those riots and strikes where in which people have been murdered, private and public property destroyed, Deity alone knows how many injured. THOSE riots and strikes, that somehow have little resemblance to 'a protest at the local unemployment office'.

And who is Ehrenreich, who comes to the defense of Piven?
Along with her colleague Frances Fox Piven, Ehrenreich is an Honorary Chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.
So one socialist lies to protect another; anybody surprised?

And yeah, I think they are scared; they're realizing just how badly they've pissed people off, both by the action they called for and by their screaming "I'm being threatened by him actually READING MY WORDS ON THE AIR!!!"

1 comment:

Keith said...

From Raico, Great wars & great leaders:

the U.S. government must always be held to the
standards established by the Bill of Rights. But surely we should
also remember and inform young Americans of the accomplices
in a far different order of wrongs—those progressive intellectuals
who “worshiped at the temple of [Soviet] planning”37 and lied and
evaded the truth to protect the homeland of socialism, while millions
were martyred. Not only George Bernard Shaw,38 Sidney and
Beatrice Webb, Harold Laski, and Jean-Paul Sartre, but, for instance,
the Moscow correspondent of the New York Times, Walter Duranty,
who told his readers, in August 1933, at the height of the famine:
Any report of famine in Russia is today an exaggeration or
malignant propaganda. e food shortage which has affected
almost the whole population in the last year and particularly
in the grain-producing provinces—the Ukraine, North Caucasus,
the lower Volga region—has, however, caused heavy
loss of life.39
For his “objective” reporting from the Soviet Union, Duranty won
a Pulitzer Prize.40

Fellow travellers; they have a long and putrid history, and what's worse, they slander those who tell the truth.

Western Rifle Shooters and Garden Serf are featuring youtube clips of documentaries about Stalin's famines in the Ukraine.

Not to diminish the Nazi's crimes, but to put the one sidedness of our media and intellectuals on show,

how many youngsters have heard of the Soviet Gulag archipeligo of Kolyma?

It killed more people than Auschwitz.

"The end justifies the means"
"by whatever means possible"

Those two are the sum total of the left's "morals"

I don't expect anything more or anything less from them than murder and lies on a scale never seen before.