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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Fri, 01-21-2011 - 11:02am

This is sort of a useless post, isnt it? Opinion piece based on threats of violence claimed to be from anonymous sources on an open web site? It is just as likely in my opinion that those threats, if actually stated, were made from far left wing radicals simply trying to stir up trouble.

Sonny

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Fri, 01-21-2011 - 11:51am

Beck has accused Piven of inciting violence and she has received death threats as a consequence. It has nothing to do with faked internet posts.

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Registered: 01-22-2000
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 2:48pm

where and when has he accused her of inciting violence?

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Registered: 01-28-2009
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 2:54pm

So....If someone actually follows through on this....Does Glenn Beck get a free pass?

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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.>>

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Fri, 01-21-2011 - 5:01pm
Exactly, but it's not surprising that Beck apologists resort to "liberal plants"....again.
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Registered: 01-22-2000
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 10:05pm

Well, since I am the only one to question the original poster on this, I guess it is fair to surmise that I am the "Beck apologist" resorting to liberal plants.

First, I am not a "Beck apologist". I am questioning the usefulness of posting an obviously slanted opinion piece that makes accusations that are not back, in the article, with factual reference, and tries to pin on Beck ananymous postings on a message board.

As a conservative, I find most of the statements in the linked article so far off of what any conservative that I know would think or say that it is an easy jump to realize there is a much greater likelihood that those statements are from liberals masquerading as conservatives.

The OP says "Beck has accused Piven of inciting violence and she has received death threats as a consequence".

I have asked when and where.

Sonny

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 10:27pm

Evidence that Beck is accusing Piven of violence and that she subsequently has been receiving death threats are not hard to find online.

Here is a link to Beck's blog:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/frances-fox-piven-rings-in-the-new-year-by-calling-for-violent-revolution/

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Registered: 01-22-2000
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 10:46pm

if you read the link you would have to agree that he isnt "accusing" her of inciting violence....he is simply pointing out the truth that she has indeed sought to incite violence.

"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. [Emphasis added]"

Do you want me to post links to the vids of the riots in Greece and England, so that we can witness what in her grandmotherly mind an effective movement will have to look like, or would you rather, since you pointed us there?

Sonny

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Sat, 01-22-2011 - 8:47am

So you are saying that you believe Beck is in the right here? That somehow she is inciting violence but he is not? Wouldn't one have to be wearing blinders to believe that?

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Registered: 01-22-2000
Sat, 01-22-2011 - 11:16am

Interesting attempt.

She is truly and blatantly inciting violence. She is urging it on.

He points this out, calls her on it.

Others, including you, then try to make her out to be some poor old grandmotherly type who is being poorly treated and try to say that Beck is somehow responsible for her apparent assertion that she is receiving death threats.

Doesnt add up.

Vermin scurry from the light when it is shone upon them. She seems to be running away from someone daring to put into the light of the public eye what she says and stands for. She is comfortable in the scene of academia, where ideas like hers fester. In the real world, she knows her notions will not stand without harsh rebuke.

Sonny

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