Back in December 2010, Ron Radosh alerted us to Frances Fox Piven’s call for Greek-style riots to sweep the US. Piven, of course, is co-creator of the 1966 Cloward-Piven strategy to overwhelm the US welfare system as a means of pushing the nation over the edge into socialism. Piven has since been welcomed into both the Clinton and Obama White Houses, and last year she renewed and updated that 1966 strategy, as quoted in Radosh’s article:
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.
That sounds a bit like what we’re seeing in Wisconsin, no? Especially the role she envisions for students, in reaction to “austerity measures.” Well, here’s a little more detail on the mechanics of granting Piven’s wish. The man behind the curtain is the man in the White House.
Organizing for America, Obama’s campaign arm now under the umbrella of the DNC, has been mobilizing union members and supporters to rally against a proposed Wisconsin budget measure that would strip [some unionized public sector] workers of collective bargaining rights and force them to contribute more for benefits [which the taxpayers are currently footing entirely].
Leaders have initiated phone banks and on-the-ground canvassing, and relied on a social media blitz on Facebook and Twitter to build turnout.
DNC Chairman Tim Kaine also reportedly spoke with Wisconsin union leaders and state legislators ahead of the protests, the Huffington Post reported, signaling his direct involvement in coordinating the effort.
I had to fix a little of that for them.
If a single hair on the head of a single Wisconsin GOP legislator or Gov. Walker is harmed, Obama and his troops will own that. They are directly generating this nonsense, and they are responsible for keeping it going. If it gets out of control, they will be responsible for that, too.
Oh, and to answer Matt Welch’s question – No. It’s not.
By the way, Jim Hoft says the Chicken Dems (whom he has dubbed the Flee-Baggers – heh) have turned up in Chicago. Which this blog predicted yesterday, before they turned up at that Scots Hooters in Rockford.