Attention news outlets everywhere! Once you read this we know it will be your lead story tonight: Frances Fox Piven has admitted that Glenn was right about her! What’s that? You’re busy covering inconsequential and irrelevant stories? Oh, we guess that’s no big surprise.
In a bit of (not so) shocking audio, radicals Frances Fox Piven and Cornell West both admit that they think that organizing the poor and pushing them to riot is the only way to get people involved in the political process. Check out the audio from The Blaze below:
“I think it's no doubt there's no threat of whatever social chaos of noise, of disorder, of discord has always been a powerful weapon of poor people who have great dignity in their cultural and spiritual expressions,” West said. “We are a threat to this oligarchy plutocratic order and we're proud to be a threat.”
Piven, on the other hand, admits that she believes that an organized group only has real power “when they make trouble.”
“The lesson was poor people thought that they could only enter politics through different sorts of tactics. They had to be noisy, they had to get people's attention. They had to make trouble, and really make trouble. And, you know, since that period I've been pondering that understanding and I've come to the conclusion that they're right. That, in fact, lots of people only have real power when they make trouble,” Piven said.
“Remember, what Frances Fox Piven is being cast as is a sweet old grandma who, of course, has never talked about riots,” Glenn said.
“How often does she have to confirm this? I mean, over and over she denies that she has trouble in mind, that she has rioting in mind, that there's no violence involved in this. It's nonsense,” Pat said.
“They know they have the cover from the mainstream media,” Glenn said.
“So what does this mean for you? What do you do about it? Well, you have to know who you're standing with. You have to know that the way out of this is not to cause trouble. But to be a peacemaker. Remember these words. Blessed are the peacemakers,” Glenn said.
Stu said, “I feel like, too, when you're fighting this sort of war of ideas and you - I feel like at times it gets really tiring. But you have to sit back and think that someone like Frances Fox Piven has been at this for 40 years. She has been pushing this same idea every single time she speaks.”