Karen Lewis is the president of the Chicago Teachers Union. Chicago is the murder capital of the United States with more than 500 murders in 2012. So what’s the relationship?
This “professional” educator said the following:
“Do not think for a minute that the wealthy are ever going to allow you to legislate their riches away from them. Please understand that. However, we are in a moment where the wealth disparity in this country is very reminiscent of the robber baron ages. The labor leaders of that time, though, were ready to kill. They were. They were just – off with their heads. They were seriously talking about that.”
A number of those in the crowd cheered their approval. Why not? Unions gained their position of power through thuggery.
Lewis went on to say the following about what the rich will do to them:
“[T]he key is they think nothing of killing us. They think nothing of putting our people in harm’s way. They think nothing of lethal working conditions.”
Is there any evidence for her claim? Absolutely not. It’s people with money that pay the teachers of Chicago their salaries and fund their bloated pensions.
It was union leader Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. who said this about members of the Tea Party: “Let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.”
Consider this from Breitbart’s Big Government. When Steven Crowder approached union protestors in Michigan with questions about their responses to what elected Michigan representatives had done on Right-to-Work legislation, Crowder was assaulted, and one person threatened to shoot him.
Lewis and Hoffa are liberals. They can threaten to do violence against conservatives and intimidate with innuendo. The media will hardly report on these malicious and dangerous attacks on conservatives.
I don’t have to say that there’s a double standard. If a conservative had said anything close to what Lewis said, it would be the end of her career. Liberals are a protected political class in America.