Beck's idea of non-violence

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Beck's idea of non-violence
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Fri, 01-21-2011 - 10:56am

By Matthew Rothschild, January 20, 2011

http://current.com/news/92932705_hey-glenn-beck-stop-inciting-death-threats-against-professor-piven.htm


Frances Fox Piven is a distinguished professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

At 78, she has taught several generations of students about how and why poor people don’t get a fair shake in the United States and how to increase their organizational power and encourage voter registration.

Such scholarship, evidently, is too much for Glenn Beck, who several months ago started to wage a nasty campaign against her.

He’s falsely accused her of being “an enemy of the Constitution” and an advocate of “violent revolution” and has listed her as one of the nine most dangerous people in the world.

Since he started to air these attacks, Piven has begun receiving death threats.

“I got e-mails that said, ‘Die You C***,’ and ‘May cancer find you soon,’ ” she tells The Progressive. “And people are posting my address on the Internet with their messages that are really crude and ugly and violent.”

According to the Center for Constitutional Rights, several death threats against her have been posted on Beck’s website.

Here are a few:

“Be very careful what you ask for honey…A few well placed marksmen with high powered rifles…”

“Maybe they should burst through the front door of the arrogant elitist and slit the cow’s throat.”

“Somebody tell Frances I have 5,000 rounds ready.”

“We should blow up Piven’s office and home.”

“Let’s go string her up.”

“Snap her little chicken neck. This pinko filth needs a long dirt nap.”

The Center for Constitutional Rights just sent a letter to Roger Ailes, president of Fox News, urging him “to intervene and bring a stop to …the reckless endangering of the safety of Professor Piven.”

The letter, signed by executive director Vincent Warren and legal director William Quigley, concludes: “Professor Piven’s life could be at stake.”

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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 2:26pm

<<...it is an easy jump to realize there is a much greater likelihood that those statements are from liberals masquerading as conservatives.>>

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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 2:29pm

What, like it hasnt happened?

Sometimes words are so outlandish that you know they are not likely from the source that is being attirbuted. Those statements, assumed to be from conservatives on a Beck message board, are such cases.

Sonny....wishing you all the eye rolling happiness your heart can enjoy

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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 2:30pm

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....and like a snake or a crocodile, Beck basks in the light of publicity because without it he would be just one more weak and pathetic little man with psychological issues (carrying a

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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 2:37pm

Perhaps, or perhaps not.

Still, what he stated about the grandmotherly professor who attempts to stir up riots against the Govt is right on point.

Sonny

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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 2:53pm

Is she actually recommending violent rioting or showing examples of where this has/is happening (and what has taken place as a result).

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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 2:58pm
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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 4:46pm

I dont know...you tell me.

She said that an effective movement will have to look something like the strikes and riots in Europe and Greece.

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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 5:55pm
So far, there hasn't been any sort of physical attack on Piven. If there was, I submit that Glenn Beck would bear at least some responsibility.

In the wake of the Tucson shootings, ignoring threats or acting like they don't matter, would be both reckless and stupid.

Boy, Beck is a piece of work. Until watching the "Democracy Now" clip, I didn't realize how rabid he is.

Jabberwocka

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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 7:27pm

Beck would bear some responsibility on WHAT basis?
Who is issuing threats and who is ignoring them?

Sonny

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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 9:05pm

Huh?

Jabberwocka