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Cornel West: Ultimate Fight For Entitlements Will Be In "The Streets"
Real Clear Politics ^ | 28 Nov 2011 | Cornel West

Posted on 11/28/2011 5:26:22 PM PST by SkyPilot

"I think the problem is that the poor children, keep in mind it's 42% of poor children who live at or near poverty, it's 25% in poverty. Our audience needs to keep that in mind." Cornel West said on MSNBC this afternoon.

"Poor children need more than just a $1,000 for their family, they need a war against poverty to make it a major priority in the way which we have a priority for Afghanistan, and a priority to bail out banks, and a priority to defend corporate interests when it comes to environmental issues," West said about more and new entitlements for the poor.

Professor West didn't just call for another war on poverty (the first war was fought by Lyndon B. Johnson), but went on to say that the push for more entitlements "is going to be fought in the streets." West showered the Occupy movement with praise for making people aware of the issue.

"It's a major question of priorities here. That's why the Occupy movement is so important because some of this is going to be fought in the streets. Civil disobedience does make a difference," he said.

"Corporate greed now is an issue everybody has got to talk about. Wealth inequality. Everybody must talk about it because of the Occupy movement," Mr. West concluded.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: cannibalism; cornelwest; entitlements; helterskelter; leftcallsforviolence; suburbanlivestock; teotwawki
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In case anyone hasn't "got it" yet, if you are not a Government Approved "Minority" (i.e. Asians need not apply), a Communist, a God-hater, or a welfare sucking lout - this Adminstration and every leftist in this nation is literally out to get you.
1 posted on 11/28/2011 5:26:25 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
I'll be your Huckleberry.

2 posted on 11/28/2011 5:27:51 PM PST by TSgt ("Romney" means "rino cult" in Kenyan)
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Related thread/article:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2813068/posts

3 posted on 11/28/2011 5:28:40 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Bring it??? (I’m trying to think of a response to the fight will be in the streets.)


4 posted on 11/28/2011 5:30:12 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SkyPilot

And then where would the entitlements come from Mr. West?

After a year they would all be starving to death.


5 posted on 11/28/2011 5:31:05 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: blam; Kartographer

FYI ping....


6 posted on 11/28/2011 5:31:38 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: TSgt
I remember when I saw the Matrix sequel, and I hated it. Instead of the "good" land of Zion spoken of in the original, the sequel portrayed it as some sort of Minority Disneyland of pagan screwing, drums welfare for all, and drugs.

Then I discovered the Cornel West was some sort of weird "social conscious advisor" to the movie.

7 posted on 11/28/2011 5:32:17 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: GeronL

Tell Cornell we’re fine with that—as long as he is out in front in the streets.


8 posted on 11/28/2011 5:32:30 PM PST by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: SkyPilot
Professor West didn't just call for another war on poverty (the first war was fought by Lyndon B. Johnson), but went on to say that the push for more entitlements "is going to be fought in the streets."

... said the rich, spoiled, affirmative-action Ivy League Marxist...

9 posted on 11/28/2011 5:34:05 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: SkyPilot

It’s probably about time that Americans kicked some “entitlement” freeloader ass. We’ve carried them long enough. Time for them to get their asses out of the wagon and help push.


10 posted on 11/28/2011 5:34:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: SkyPilot

Some turds float!


11 posted on 11/28/2011 5:34:53 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: SkyPilot

Is somebody jealous? Poor kids eat at McDonalds and get fat because Moma is too busy having brother or sister # 6 by Daddy #4.


12 posted on 11/28/2011 5:34:53 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Drango
Coming soon to every neighborhood and city courtesy of Obama and the Democrats.....

Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Chaos

13 posted on 11/28/2011 5:35:15 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Oh,it’s that asshole again.
When the trouble starts,he’ll run away like a little girl.


14 posted on 11/28/2011 5:35:45 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: SkyPilot
it's 42% of poor children who live at or near poverty,

So get those parents of the poor children off their obese behinds and get them out working. Then instill a work ethic, not an entitlement eithic, into those children.

15 posted on 11/28/2011 5:35:54 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: SkyPilot

Give that guy a Beer Summit!


16 posted on 11/28/2011 5:36:01 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GeronL
Thousands Line Up In Atlanta For Section 8 Housing Applications (Welfare) And All Hell Broke Lose
17 posted on 11/28/2011 5:36:28 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

I hope those followers of Cornhole West don’t take to the street in front of my house or they may find the meaning in that old Texas saying: Some people need to die.


18 posted on 11/28/2011 5:36:50 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: SkyPilot

“...they need a war against poverty to make it a major priority in the way which we have a priority...”

Well, la dee friggin’ da.

If memory serves correctly, we have been engaged in “the war on poverty” since LBJ was in office. Yet, we’re still fighting it. Asshats like Cornell West need to be...well, I can’t say what I’m thinking, but you understand my meaning.

We have spent “TRILLIONS” of dollars on this fictitious war, but instead of ridding ourselves of poverty, we have created 3 or 4 generations of welfare families, decimated the “black community”, and created an entire class of people that are dependent upon the DNC, liberal elites, and the monsterous beauracracy known as the US Gubmint.

Where the hell is my monthly check, section 8 housing, EBT card, WIC certificate, and free pound of cheese?! Damnit! I’m starving! /s


19 posted on 11/28/2011 5:37:17 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: Ernie Kaputnik

welfare is probably 100 x more spending than the military


20 posted on 11/28/2011 5:38:51 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SkyPilot

Charlatans like West were Booker T. Washington’s greatest fear for the Black community.


21 posted on 11/28/2011 5:40:08 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: SkyPilot

It’s a mess in Detroit every Father’s day...


22 posted on 11/28/2011 5:40:19 PM PST by TSgt ("Romney" means "rino cult" in Kenyan)
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To: Ernie Kaputnik

The War on Poverty was/is proof positive that Lyndon Johnson truely hated black people.


23 posted on 11/28/2011 5:40:59 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: TSgt

If they goes insides da schools, dey gets free eats 3 times a day.


24 posted on 11/28/2011 5:42:04 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: SkyPilot
A "War on Poverty". That's the ticket! Now, why didn't we think of that before? Let's just redistribute the wealth of anybody with more than $100k in assets...then we'll all be in the clover.
25 posted on 11/28/2011 5:43:12 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SkyPilot

Listed to some idiot on local news the other night complaining because of all the poor children in Houston who don’t have an iPad or iPhone and have trouble getting their homework done. Most people in the US haven’t a clue of what being poor is really like but the way we are going some of them might find out. Sick of it.


26 posted on 11/28/2011 5:43:28 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SkyPilot
""I think the problem is that the poor children, keep in mind it's 42% of poor children who live at or near poverty, it's 25% in poverty. Our audience needs to keep that in mind." Cornel West said on MSNBC this afternoon. "

"Word salad"? 75% of poor children don't live in poverty????

27 posted on 11/28/2011 5:43:37 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: GeronL

If not more.


28 posted on 11/28/2011 5:44:02 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: SkyPilot
said the useless eater with the bravery of being out of range...
29 posted on 11/28/2011 5:44:19 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SkyPilot

“a fishin’ pole in every pot” !!


30 posted on 11/28/2011 5:45:14 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: SkyPilot
but went on to say that the push for more entitlements "is going to be fought in the streets.

Well I guess that means the push for LESS entitlements will be part of that battle too. Sounds good to me.

31 posted on 11/28/2011 5:45:29 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: GeronL

He’s just not that smart...the poster boy for affirmative action.


32 posted on 11/28/2011 5:46:06 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: SkyPilot

“....and I’m all out of gum”


33 posted on 11/28/2011 5:49:05 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: SkyPilot

I remember when I saw the Matrix sequel, and I hated it. Instead of the "good" land of Zion spoken of in the original, the sequel portrayed it as some sort of Minority Disneyland of pagan screwing, drums welfare for all, and drugs. Then I discovered the Cornel West was some sort of weird "social conscious advisor" to the movie
West turned the sequel into a copy of Brave New World?

West must be the most socially unconscious person around. He'll be a victim of the world he wants to bring about, and he won't like it. (Will anyone hear his last screams?)
34 posted on 11/28/2011 5:52:24 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: SkyPilot

I don’t mind a war on poverty as long as the first battle is on those too lazy to get off the Govt. tit and find themselves a job.


35 posted on 11/28/2011 5:52:44 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Farmer Dean

“...Lyndon Johnson truely hated black people.”

But, but, but...LBJ was a liberal Democrat. /s

To wit, I recall reading a book about 12 years ago, written by a former Secret Service agent on LBJ’s security detail. He quotes LBJ, Lady Bird and their daughters regularly referring to the “black” White House staff as a “bunch of” or “our” ni—ers.

(Perhaps that’s why the MSM has never done an in-depth documentary on LBJ. Or maybe, and even more telling, is the fact that the MSM has perpetuated the “myth” that Kennedy was responsible for the “Equal Rights Amendment.” FYI... Kennedy refused to sign the bill and thus it was left up to LBJ to sign it into law. Yet, damn near every “black” family in the USA has picture of JFK on their mantel rather than LBJ. If they only new the truth.)

The “Equal Rights Amendment” was just a continuation of black slavery through alternate means.

So, yeah, I agree. Democrats hate black people.


36 posted on 11/28/2011 5:53:00 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: SkyPilot

How novel, another poverty pimping POS threatening violence.
Screw him, let’s see if this ahole is on the front line.


37 posted on 11/28/2011 5:54:21 PM PST by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: SkyPilot
some of this is going to be fought in the streets

"Doctor" West, that would be an exceedingly poor choice.

38 posted on 11/28/2011 5:55:06 PM PST by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: SkyPilot

Please Cornel, just tell me when and where you personally will be in the streets to fight this fight. I’ll be there to meet and “greet” you.


39 posted on 11/28/2011 5:57:05 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: bfree

Him on the front line?He’l be in another country if he has the time to run that far.


40 posted on 11/28/2011 5:58:18 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Olog-hai
He'll be a victim of the world he wants to bring about, and he won't like it.

Bingo. Cornel West has a lot more to take than I do, and he lives near the people he says will want to take it. Too bad, so sad ...

41 posted on 11/28/2011 5:58:18 PM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: SkyPilot

Hah. I had the same response...never even gave the movie a second thought after that until you said it. Spot on.


42 posted on 11/28/2011 5:59:50 PM PST by rlmorel (The Rats won't be satisfied until every industry in the USA is in ruins and ripe for nationalization)
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To: Interesting Times
Yeah, you can go to the streets and watch but you'll never see West anywhere near any of them.
43 posted on 11/28/2011 6:00:29 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Bernard Marx

As someone once said,”I’ll look for you on the field.”


44 posted on 11/28/2011 6:00:35 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
These douches wouldn't get a shot off.

45 posted on 11/28/2011 6:00:35 PM PST by TSgt ("Romney" means "rino cult" in Kenyan)
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To: SkyPilot
More specifically, the war will be for my wallet.

See how well your threats of violence work there, Professor *sshole.

46 posted on 11/28/2011 6:00:39 PM PST by skeeter
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To: SkyPilot

Streets? That’s where where I drive my SUV - real fast.


47 posted on 11/28/2011 6:14:14 PM PST by Blogatron (Brought to you by The American Frog Council; 'Frog - The other green meat')
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To: TSgt

LOL no kidding...booger hooks on the bang bang switch AND they clearly forgot to water the crummy dope that’s behind the waste of space on the left.

I’m not worried.


48 posted on 11/28/2011 6:16:29 PM PST by SirLurkedalot (I'm toning it down as much as I can.)
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To: skeeter
going to be a bloody summer & fall in 2012, this will be zer0s doing.
I'll wager Gen. Powell will blame it on the TEA folks.
He won't say a word about this guy, or the AG or zer0
This is what a lot of anarchist, liberal democrats have wanted to happen since 1967. For a lot of them its now or never. But they didn't get our guns, gave it a go w/ the gun running, So we'll have to see what their next move is. Mine is more amo, every pay period. And range time
49 posted on 11/28/2011 6:26:24 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You wrote: “Charlatans like West were Booker T. Washington’s greatest fear for the Black community.”

To wit:

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs­partly because they want sympathy and partly becausse it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” - Booker T. Washington, c. 1910, Autobiographical Writings, Vol. 1, p. 430.

MORE:

Black Rednecks and White Liberals
by Thomas Sowell
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3040.Black_Rednecks_and_White_Liberals


50 posted on 11/28/2011 6:26:25 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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