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Cornel West: Ultimate Fight For Entitlements Will Be In "The Streets"
Real Clear Politcis ^ | 28 Nov 11 | Cornel West

Posted on 11/29/2011 2:49:16 AM PST by Evergolightly

"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. "I think brother West, I think he does make a good point," Goldie Taylor said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: anarchy
I think Cornel West is correct in his assumptions that if entitlements get cut radicals and leftists will take to the street in ever more violent episodes.

The question is how will our government and more importantly we as a people react?

I for one will not allow my family or property to be threatened by this scum who so desperately need government handouts to survive.

I have had to shoot trespassers on my property before, only this time I will not consider wounding as an alternative.

I think we as a country are in for some violent and bloody times in the future to be rid of the sixty years of liberal/communist indoctrination.

1 posted on 11/29/2011 2:49:19 AM PST by Evergolightly
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To: Evergolightly

most people are too fat and lazy to get off their butts to even change the channel, you really think they are going to riot? that sounds too much like work.


2 posted on 11/29/2011 3:01:13 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Evergolightly

Get familiar with your state law; not all are make-my-day (or technically, make-my-night) like Texas’. Killing an obstreperous protestor on your property might translate into a sacrifice your family would not want. Won’t do them much good if you’re in a Pennsylvania prison for a few decades.

As for Cornel: The poor of America are much richer than the poor of most other countries. It might suck to go to a dollar store with food stamps and you might wish you never had to darken their door again — but you will NOT starve. Some states will even give you a cell phone. In the meantime, get government’s and unions’ over-burdensome hands OFF of things that can generate more jobs.


3 posted on 11/29/2011 3:12:12 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: TexasFreeper2009

That’s what commie-unity organizers are for, I thought.


4 posted on 11/29/2011 3:12:55 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

If it comes to that they won’t be “protesters”. They’ll be criminals attempting to do you harm. There’s a big difference between protesters and rioters/looters.


5 posted on 11/29/2011 3:21:19 AM PST by DB
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Evergolightly.


6 posted on 11/29/2011 3:26:50 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Evergolightly

We CAN win the War on Poverty and we CAN win the war in Vietnam, with just a SMALL TEMPORARY increase in income taxes!!!

YES, WE CAN!!!

/sarc

Cornel must have lived in a hermetically sealed liberal bubble since early 1968.


7 posted on 11/29/2011 3:27:05 AM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Evergolightly; waterhill; ixtl
[yawn.....]

Has it started yet? Somebody wake me up when it does.

8 posted on 11/29/2011 3:27:53 AM PST by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: Evergolightly

Liberals: Poor people? Just give ‘em (other people’s)money...problem solved.

Actually giving the poor money is the worst thing we could do, it saps their dignity and weakens all the character traits that would enable them to escape poverty on their own.


9 posted on 11/29/2011 3:28:09 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: Evergolightly
We all need a little self-insurance....


10 posted on 11/29/2011 3:29:57 AM PST by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: Evergolightly; All

If you don’t have a shotgun, think seriously of adding one to your arsenal.

Evergolightly, you are a great American. I wish there were more like you.


11 posted on 11/29/2011 3:33:34 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (")
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To: DB

Even the situation of robbers or thieves or destroyers of property (and sometimes even intruders bent on murder or mayhem) is treated differently by different states. It is always wise to know the applicable law. It is likely the criminal will, and can use that knowledge to bait you into something that will put you, rather than the criminal, in a compromising position.


12 posted on 11/29/2011 3:34:49 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Evergolightly

No problemo.
Just let in another zillion Mehhiccans to take what jobs they DO have.


13 posted on 11/29/2011 3:38:01 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for all voters. Let the dead rest in peace.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That’s absolutely true. But... If we actually reach the state being discussed - basically a total break down of society - the police and the courts will be the least of your concerns.


14 posted on 11/29/2011 3:39:12 AM PST by DB
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To: Evergolightly

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

Leftist and socialists looking for votes in every corner of the universe, NOW it is the envy voters they are after. All based we might add, on completely false premises.

Got any proof Cornel? Corporate Greed, “The People” own a piece of corporations Cornel and would be the 99% in my world. Those attempting to say otherwise are the enemy 1%.

As to wealth inequality. Lets call it what it really is, wealth disparity. It has always been, even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us, and “WE” are responsible, NOT government.

Lastly when it comes to folks who would remake America in the image of Karl Marx, I have to say, logic and reason aren’t the strong suits of such. In fact it is going to take the repeat of lessons that “normal” folks gather from history for your kind to understand reality, reason, rights, and remorse.


15 posted on 11/29/2011 3:39:34 AM PST by wita
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To: Evergolightly
I think Cornel West is correct in his assumptions that if entitlements get cut radicals and leftists will take to the street...

He's not predicting it, he wants it. Two entirely different things.
16 posted on 11/29/2011 3:43:46 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Evergolightly

Wisconsin. Iowa State Fair. So caled OWS. Oakland. I think the left wing media, Soros and the unions are working up their zombies for a summer of riots and mob violence to derail the 2012 elections. They are playing with fire! Remember 1968. And be watchful....


17 posted on 11/29/2011 3:48:04 AM PST by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Evergolightly
I don't disagree. But whose streets? Cornell West's impoverished, trash strewn streets, or the quiet, tree-lined streets of the Bible and gun clingers in flyover country?


18 posted on 11/29/2011 3:59:31 AM 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: Evergolightly

Gosh! I just don’t know what to think about all of this. I thought our public schools (indoctrination centers) were preparing our fat spoiled children to enter the real world and become productive citizens.

Obama continually speaks of everyone now needing a college education but all I see is a world of PHD hamburger flippers.

Aside from the sarcasm, let them riot for the armed revolution of true Americans is simmering under the surface in the last throes of freedom that we have left.

Unless you are 65 or older, you really can’t imagine what the old America was and the freedoms we had back then. Now, most have been stripped away through Political Correctness and a never ending sea of regulations and stupid laws.

It’s coming...as sure as the sun rises in the morning...the revolt of true Americans.


19 posted on 11/29/2011 4:00:17 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Evergolightly
We are seeing just the first edge of our future: the unemployable portion of the people is getting larger and they will demand to be paid or commit violence. There always was one large portion of unemployable people due to laziness, criminality, and stupidity but this population is getting larger because of automation, exportation of simple jobs and the inflation of education requirements for even the simplest employment.

We have been, in effect, paying the institutional poor not to be violent. This hasn't worked very well yet liverals/leftists like Dr. West want the working to pay more for the nonworking.

This can't end well.

20 posted on 11/29/2011 4:11:15 AM PST by Chainmail
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To: wita

Thanks!
My new tagline :-)
“even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us”


21 posted on 11/29/2011 4:25:25 AM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: SteveH

We had the war in Vietnam won in 1970; Democrats in Congress snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.


22 posted on 11/29/2011 4:26:40 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Evergolightly
...they need a war against poverty...

I thought we had that. Lyndon Johnson? Back in the 60's?

23 posted on 11/29/2011 4:31:06 AM PST by SoJoCo
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To: TexasFreeper2009

To them rioting is considered recreational and shopping. Sometimes they need a new flat screen or clothes.


24 posted on 11/29/2011 4:34:10 AM PST by sport
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To: Evergolightly
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.

What? What? What did he say? And what the heck does it mean?

25 posted on 11/29/2011 4:39:13 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Evergolightly

All the worry about state laws might not be necessary. Considering that this West person is thinking we will see widespread rioting in the streets - picture city after city and state after state with these “poor” people rioting and looting.

Your standard law and order has already broken down. Now it become survival of the fittest. Several bodies littering my front yard should serve as a warning to others to stay clear.


26 posted on 11/29/2011 4:44:25 AM PST by msrngtp2002 (Just my opinion.)
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To: Evergolightly

First we need to understand the root of the problem.

To get a grasp of that understanding, ask your self this question: Why did Manufacturers go to the orient instead of to Africa?

The root to the problem of poor in America is: Work Ethic.


27 posted on 11/29/2011 5:03:38 AM PST by JakeS (This would be a good time to read John chapter three 1-21)
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To: JakeS

You got that right Brother.

I wonder what the statistics are for people who dropped out of school having kids who will drop out of school or do poorly while there.

I would say it is pretty high. Work ethic starts in school.

What poor kids need more than anything is a good role model, something their parents are not giving them. If Mom and Dad are collecting unemployment or Gubmint money chances are their kids will too.


28 posted on 11/29/2011 5:19:13 AM PST by Venturer
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To: JakeS

Why did Manufacturers go to the orient instead of to Africa?

What a great point. One that I never thought of before, but so true.
There are several reason of course, work ethic being only one of them.
Civility and the absence of tribal warfare being another.
Africa is filled with natural resources that are being underused, and a population that would work cheaply, if they would work.


29 posted on 11/29/2011 5:25:34 AM PST by Venturer
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Get familiar with your state law; not all are make-my-day (or technically, make-my-night) like Texas’. Killing an obstreperous protestor on your property might translate into a sacrifice your family would not want. Won’t do them much good if you’re in a Pennsylvania prison for a few decades.

When it gets to that point, screw the laws. Anarchy will rule the day anyway.
30 posted on 11/29/2011 5:40:31 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: crosshairs

I visited the city of Detroit last week for the first time in my life and I am convinced that West is correct. Generations of Detroit residents have never held a job and have no skills for even the lowest skill positions that pay less than the social welfare net. At some point in the near future the money spigot is going to slow down and there will be desperation and violence on a scale we have not seen.

When it becomes apparent that Obama is going to lose and bring the Democrats down with him, and I expect that will occur next summer, there will be a lashing out within cities across the country on a scale we have never seen.

The Presidential race of 2012 will make historians forget 1968. Be prepared.


31 posted on 11/29/2011 6:00:42 AM PST by nj patriot (How is that hope and change working out?)
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To: Evergolightly

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL!


32 posted on 11/29/2011 6:06:56 AM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: Evergolightly

West will incite the malcontents to take to the streets, but you won’t see him out there with them.


33 posted on 11/29/2011 6:11:53 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: Evergolightly

Basically he’s saying “give us free shit or we’ll riot.”


34 posted on 11/29/2011 6:45:20 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: Evergolightly

Time to pull out the race(ist) riots again? That worked so well for the commies in the past./s/


35 posted on 11/29/2011 7:39:42 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: DB

Not even riots have yet managed to overturn the court system.


36 posted on 11/29/2011 1:22:35 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: crosshairs

Better hope it rules not just the day, but the hereafter until a whole new constitution is drawn up with amnesty in it.


37 posted on 11/29/2011 1:46:08 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Evergolightly

It’s definitely “the man’s fault”...http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=bavou_SEj1E

Entitlements are hard to part with...free lunches, dinners...sad but this is what West, Jesse, Sharpton have preached...hate, blame...thanks to Johnson for busting up the black family unit, too.


38 posted on 12/03/2011 4:06:49 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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