Some more from Frances Piven, who rightly asks:
So where are the angry crowds, the demonstrations, sit-ins and unruly mobs? After all, the injustice is apparent. Working people are losing their homes and their pensions while robber-baron CEOs report renewed profits and windfall bonuses. Shouldn't the unemployed be on the march? Why aren't they demanding enhanced safety net protections and big initiatives to generate jobs
Interestingly enough, conservatives have taken this rhetorical question and tried to twist it into an equivalent advocation of violence such as is done on a near-daily basis by right-wing extremists. It's just that only "left-wing" protest, marching, and anti-government, anti-business sentiment is threatening. When the RIGHT does it, it's a-ok.
This is just another Alice-In-Wonderland fact I have learned from the right wing. In the meantime, read the whole thing. It is illuminating. And thank you, Glenn Beck, for bringing the writings of Ms. Piven to my attention. I will be seeding more in the near future.