On TV last night, Glenn talked a lot about Francis Fox Piven, who may become his “Woodrow Wilson” of 2011.
Glenn drew parallels between Union Boss Richard Trumpka, who admitted that he saw the labor movement as a vehicle for social change and to build a permanent, progressive structure, and Frances Fox Piven, who developed the stragetgy of overwhelming the system in order to collapse it into a new structure.
Glenn was even more disturbed by the fact that Piven, of Cloward and Piven, was inspired by the Watts riots.
Glenn said, “The Watts riots was the inspiration for Cloward and Piven. So, let's just do the math on this one. You see a riot and then you come up. You are, like, oh, my gosh, that gives me an idea. We should get everybody on the welfare rolls to be able the collapse the economic system. That doesn't make sense unless you have another goal which is their stated goal, a progressive communist -- their goal is communist. Cloward and Piven was a national wage. So, everyone would get a national -- that's communism. That was their goal. So, it is a communist utopia at the end of this.”
For more information on Frances Fox Piven, read the research compiled by Glenn’s team here.