Progressives – and socialists – will do anything to discredit the Tea Party movement. Just ask Frances Fox Piven, who, along with her husband Richard Cloward, designed the theory of “collapsing the system” to force socialist principles – primarily redistribution of wealth – onto America.
In a recent interview published on CommonDreams.org, Piven said this of the Tea Party movement:
“It is a media concoction, an expression of white nationalism, a cry of resentment, and so on. But it also reflects a well-funded campaign by the Right that singles out groups like ACORN, the SEIU (Service Employees International Union), the teachers’ unions, and environmental projects, to disable not only the Left, which after all is not at this point strong enough to be much of a threat, but the Democratic Party.”
Remember Kenneth Gladney, the black Tea Party member who was holding “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and viciously beaten in St. Louis by SEIU thugs? Yep, he was just expressing his inner white nationalism.
As Gladney laid on the ground, getting kicked and enduring racial slurs by union goons—well, that was just a media concoction.
Regardless of the facts, Piven sees a racist around every right corner. Earlier this year, she said this of Glenn Beck:
“So, it’s an old technique of right-wing ideologues – finding a scapegoat … and attributing things that go wrong in American society to somebody who’s foreign or dark skinned or an intellectual.”
According to Piven, if you oppose the Left’s agenda, you’re obviously a racist. Isn’t it about time we get past that, Fran?
But Piven’s most unsettling comment is this cryptic compliment for our President:
“The Obama administration in turn has done some things to restore a measure of intelligence and balance to American government, most of it under the radar screen.”
Geez, what has Obama done that we don’t know about? The stimulus, the bailouts, the government takeover of health care, massive new regulations on the financial sector. He did something “under the radar”? Could it be worse than those?
This won’t be the last time progressives in power take a run at the Tea Party. The Obama administration is gearing up to do that, according to the New York Times, and Big Labor and “civil rights” groups are planning a march on Washington October 2. They know their power is in jeopardy and they won’t give it up without an ugly fight.