From the NY Post: Fifty OWSer protesters enthusiastically welcomed a real commie, Alex Callinicos, a professor of European Studies at Kings College, London who told his audience, “I am a Marxist.” He was asked if the planned revolution can be non-violent. He said violence can be avoided only if the “1% accept the decisions of the 99%,” which he predicted would never happen.
That sounds like a call to violence to me.
Francis Fox Piven, Marxist Professor at John Jay, is annoyed that Glenn Beck commented on her statements indicating that she was calling for violence.
She said “an effective movement of the unemployed will have to look something like the strikes and riots that have spread across Greece,” and that “protesters need targets, preferably local and accessible ones,” led Mr. Beck to ask on Fox this week, “Is that not inciting violence? Is that not asking for violence?” Videos of fires in Greece played behind him.
In a NYT article, Piven responded to explain what she really meant to say: “That is not a call for violence,” Ms. Piven said Friday of the references to riots. “There is a kind of rhetorical trick that is always used to denounce movements of ordinary people, and that is to imply that the massing of people itself is violent.”
What does that last statement mean? How does that explain her statement that an effective movement will have to look like Greek strikes and riots?
CNN had radical communist and Black Panther, Angela Davis on Sunday Night’s Newsroom with Don Lemon. He called her a “blast from the past” and a “political activist.”
Lemon asked her to analyze the OWS movement and the upcoming election. She said, “Obama was elected largely because of an upsurge of young people, such as the upsurge of the Occupy Wall Street movement,” Davis argued. “It was because young people refused to believe that it was impossible to elect a black president, a black president who identified with a black radical tradition.”
She added that “it seems to me that this is the continuation of that movement. This is what should have happened in the immediate aftermath of the election, and perhaps we wouldn’t be where we are today three years later.”
So, another commie who loves the OWS and a President identified with a black radical tradition – didn’t happen soon enough for her.
The Communist Party USA has praised the OWS. People like Van Jones, committed communist, has called their protests an “Arab Spring” as if people fighting for their lives could be equated to what is going on in our cities with OWS.
Here are some interviews with OWS, who are most certainly Marxists.
If you want the official list of OWS supporters, click here.