Dec
11
2012

Labor union goons go violent in Michigan.

Scenes from the lack-of-class struggle in Lansing, Michigan: first off, the destruction of the Americans for Prosperity tent by union goons.  Apparently merely existing was too much of a provocation.

Reportedly, two of the people in that tent when it was torn down were in wheelchairs.  I assume that I don’t have to explain why going after people in wheelchairs is close to the very definition of “barbarian?”

And here’s Steven Crowder getting swung at, and later sucker-punched. Because that’s what real men do; go after opponents when their backs are turned.

…You know, I watch things like this, and I am forced to admit something: the psychologists are maybe right after all. There may very well be a lot of Lefties out there with profound daddy issues, and not just among their white-collar types.  I weep for the American labor movement.  No, really: my father’s family’s been union since we got off the boat.  This literally isn’t what they bargained for.

Moe Lane

6 Comments

  • acat says:

    Meaning no offense to your family, Moe, I’m gonna suggest looking at some of the history of the labor movement….
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    Specifically Chicago in the 1850s…
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    *Very* specifically, I want to direct you to the Anarchist ties, the attempts to use organizations of unskilled labor for political purposes, and the fact that there’s a clear difference of goals between *labor* unions (kin to above anarchist rabble) and *trade* unions (kin to guilds) yet both are now under the “Union” banner…
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    This latest unpleasantness, Moe, leads me to conclude that the trades have been subsumed by the labor unions, that the labor union leaders still want what they’ve always wanted .. a different but equal way to the executive washroom .. and that like their anarchist fellow travelers they’re not afraid to be the first to resort to violence.
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    Mew

  • Catseyes says:

    This is going to get really bad. But then they did try to pass prop 2 and failed so they’ve got it coming to them. Moral of the story “let sleeping dogs lie”.

  • Cameron says:

    Just about everyone in my family, myself included, has had problems with unions. Not to the level we’re seeing on those videos but we’ve had our problems.
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    Any sympathy I could possibly have had is over with. And yes, you do have to explain why bringing harm to people in wheelchairs is not civilized behavior.

  • techsan says:

    While certainly an maddening assault, I will be even more upset/frightened/worried if there is no official response to this. If someone isn’t in jail through the work of the local police, then we’re in a worse spot that I thought. Acting like a 7 year old is one thing. Assault is another. This sort of “looking away” thing occurred in WI for the Madison occupation. People gained/maintained unapproved access to the rotunda due to police putting union before law. It wasn’t, however, to cover for physical violence.

    And I specifically picked the age. My daughter came home with a book that these thugs should read again (assuming they know how to read)…”The Little Red Hen”. My kid now understands more about American economics (as intended) than a US President and 60% of the country. Makes me wonder if the book’s even on the shelves in MI schools.

    • Herp McDerp says:

      My daughter came home with a book that these thugs should read again (assuming they know how to read)…”The Little Red Hen”.
       
      That’s a good start. Next, have her read Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose.

      • techsan says:

        We’ve read plenty of Suess….but haven’t run across this one. I’ll keep an eye out for it.

        But…wow…how do so many not learn these basic truths. I have this urge to trace it back to Moe’s point on missing dads/daddy issues.

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