August 10, 2009

The Origin of Civic Violence

Justin Katz

It does more than prove the group's extremely low opinion of its audience's awareness and intelligence that a propaganda video from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) ends with the scene just after a half-dozen of its members, with racial slurs on their lips, had beaten up somebody protesting Congress's intentions with healthcare. Just after the incident, an overweight man with a cane, and wearing an SEIU t-shirt, walks toward the dissipating scuffle; the video strongly implies that the violence originated with the conservative activists and victimized peaceful union demonstrators. After the fade to black, we hear, "You just attacked that guy," and the video's producers are content to let the viewer infer the opposite of the truth.

The larger point that this audacity proves is that the people behind organized labor have little concern for truth and will rush to rewrite history in the most brazen fashion. So let's recall the time line:

  • Per established strategy, the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats declared an urgency to pass healthcare-overhaul legislation before legislators' knees could be weakened by expected constituent opposition, or perhaps by simply reading and understanding the bill that they were being asked to transform into law.
  • Many of those constituents set out to have their voices heard before the Democrats' urgency crossed the line to a done deal. Not surprisingly, when they had an elected representative's attention, their passion came through.
  • Union thugs tipped one such event beyond the border into violence, although it should be noted that there's no indication that the conservative activists fought back with more force than necessary to stop an attack.
  • Now, union leaders wish to foster a sense of victimhood and impending threat among their supporters.

And now the face of Rhode Island union thuggery, Patrick Crowley, stops only a few breaths from declaring, "Get the brass knuckles, boys":

This is nothing.

And if this scares the people who support health care, or voted for Obama, or a good liberals/progressives, my question to you is: what are you going to do about it?

Are you going to send an email? Maybe call the RNC to complain?

Or are you going to do something more? Do you really think an email is going to stop people like this?

His latest update to the post shouts, "NOW WHAT ARE YOU PREPARED TO DO?"

And thus do leftist organizers usher in the fascism that motivates their lesser activities. Conservative citizens of the United States of America have showed no desire to step beyond letting their representatives know in no uncertain terms that they want the legislative process to work in their favor. Unions and progressives, by contrast, are itching for an excuse to roll over the objects of their hatred in a steamroller of fists and jackboots.

The most disgusting part is the complicity of school teachers, via their union, in promoting people who promote violence. It was the National Education Association of Rhode Island, after all, that lent Crowley an air of credibility.

Luckily, sunshine frightens a troll, so if anybody asks members of the right, "What are you prepared to do?," we can stand firm on principle. "Pull them into the light," we can say. Just keep talking (and taping). When the truth is on your side, it isn't a stretch to suggest that email is going to stop people like this.

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"After the fade to black, we hear, "You just attacked that guy," and the video's producers are content to let the viewer infer the opposite of the truth."

Reminds me of an anti-death penalty movie named "Dead Man Walking". While the convict is being escorted to the gas chamber an off screen voice announces "Dead man walking". I don't know if this was to justify the title, or in case the audience didn't "get the picture".

Posted by: Warrington Faust at August 10, 2009 10:50 AM

Just so we're clear that substance, good policies and dialogue are completely secondary to something else.

Posted by: Monique at August 10, 2009 10:54 AM

In law misrepresenting a material fact, or omitting a material fact, are elements of fraud.

President Obama and his Democrat minions are running around telling people that they'll be able to keep their present private insurance. Of course they realize that the average listener will surmise or assume that there is no expiration date, and that the "status quo" will remain, with a "public option" merely serving to help those who fall through the cracks.

What they're not telling people - a very material fact - is that after 2013 (i.e., after Obama will not need to face reelection) private insurers will be prohibited from accepting new customers. So anyone who changes jobs or wants a different insurer will be forced into the "public option." And of course before long private insurance will disappear.

So we should not be surprised that Obama and his fellow fascists are engaging in fraud - are lying. (Lest you think that I'm using the term "fascist" gratuitously, read Jonah Goldberg's book "Liberal Fascism" and then decide for yourself).

Pat Crowley is but a minnow in this Democrat / progressive ocean of fascist fish, though he may think he's a shark.

SEIU? Now there's some fascist sharks.

Oops. I mentioned something a"fishy" about Obamacare / KatrinaKare. I'd better self-report myself (again) to the White House.

Posted by: Tom W at August 10, 2009 12:01 PM

Obviously, TomW, the White House needs to set up a separate line for repeat offenders like yourself.

Posted by: Monique at August 10, 2009 9:26 PM

>Obviously, TomW, the White House needs to set up a separate line for repeat offenders like yourself.

Indeed Monique.

Maybe I'll get frequent snitcher points that I can redeem for travel.

Posted by: Tom W at August 10, 2009 9:37 PM

Warrington-"Dead Man Walking"was a strong pro-death penalty film wthout meaning to be.

Posted by: joe bernstein at August 11, 2009 8:54 PM
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