Small-c communist professors Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven wrote an article called "The Weight of the Poor" that was published in the far-left magazine the Nation in 1966. The plan was to overwhelm welfare rolls to bring the system to collapse.
Nowadays Piven claims she didn't mean what she wrote, insisting it was just a modest essay published in an obscure magazine. She never mentions that the article was so popular the magazine printed an extra 30,000 copies, an unprecedented number, and that it gave a major boost to the so-called welfare rights movement.
Nation magazine senior editor Richard Kim offered an incredibly lame defense of Cloward and Piven's infamous blueprint for radical sociopolitical transformation and treated his readers as morons.
Cloward and Piven couldn’t possibly have wanted to overthrow capitalism because “the words ‘capital’ and ‘capitalism’ never appear in their article,” argued Kim, thinking his readers were as dumb as a bag of hammers.
Liberals generally think Americans are stupid and need to be told what to do but it's another thing altogether for a left-wing magazine to regard its own audience as imbeciles.
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