Thuggery 101: Communist Professors Teach How-to Course In Violent Revolution

UMKC and UMSL are allowing violent lefties to teach what amounts to a how-to course in union thuggery and violent revolution under the pretext of “Labor Studies”. And a citizen journalist caught it  on tape.

Big Government is rolling out the videos one at a time.

Publius reports:

Recently, the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) sponsored two college courses: Introduction to Labor Studies and Labor Politics and Society, to be taught simultaneously through a video conference between to two campuses.

The Professors are Judy Ancel, Director of Labor Studies at UMKC and  Don Giljum, business manager for the International Union of Operating Engineers at Ameren UE in St. Louis. (Bonus: he is a member of the Communist Party.)

Some chilling  quotes from the video:

“Industrial sabotage… certainly does (have its place).”

“I can’t honestly say I haven’t been in a position where I haven’t wanted to inflict harm on somebody…”

“Violence is a tactic…”

“I believe in the violent overthrow of the bourgeoisie and that freedom is found at the barrel of a gun…”

“I don’t necessarily want to be part of a capitalistic society, I want to take over the state with a revolutionary movement.”

“Is there any sort of rough guess on what percentage of the population has to be involved for something to considered a revolution instead of terrorism?”

“Instead of what?”

Notice all the nervous titters…

“Most people wouldn’t begrudge violence when it’s self-defense  — when they’re under attack, and I think it’s really easy to frame labor issues as self defense….”

“I hesitate to take anything off the table”.

Part two: How-to Course On Violent Union Tactics: Case Studies Edition.

These people are scary. And they are growing in strength and number…because of Marxist professors like these guys.

LaborUnionReport writes what we’re all thinking:

 While the University’s Institute of Labor Studies may only be a small fraction of its budget, one must wonder why tax dollars are being used to fund a program that espouses Communism, teaches tactics in industrial sabotage (including stalking CEOs, using members to insinuate sabotage, as well as the killing of cats), and convincing union members that their “group goals” are more important than their individual goals.

Will the MSM show any interest in this? I wouldn’t bet on it.

As I’ve previously reported, 11% of  Americans polled believe that Communism is morally superior to Capitalism. How many of them are media elites?

And why do they keep talking (right out in the open) about violent revolution? Is it because they know they have a fellow traveler in the White House?

Dr. John Drew Ph.D, an author, trainer, and consultant knew who Obama at Occidental College in California, says back in the day, Obama was a revolutionary Marxist:

Yeah, you’ve got that exactly right. Obama believed, at the time I met him, this was probably around Christmas time in 1980. I’d flown out on Christmas break from Cornell, where I was in grad school. And Obama was looking forward to an imminent social revolution, literally a movement where the working classes would overthrow the ruling class and institute a kind of socialist Utopia in the United States. I mean, that’s how extreme his views were his sophomore year of college.

…I was a comrade, but I was more… the Frankfort School of Marxism at the time. I was, I felt like I was doing him a favor by pointing out that the Marxist revolution that he and Caroline and Shandu were hoping for was really kind of a pipe-dream. And that there was nothing in European history, or the history of developed nations, that would make that sort of fantasy, that Frank Marshall Davis fantasy of revolution, come true.

Q: So you had a realistic sense that, even though you liked these ideas, that you knew they wouldn’t really work?

A: Right… [There were some] who were puzzled why they didn’t see Marx’s predictions come true, and weren’t interested in the role of psychology or false consciousness in preventing a revolution from happening. I was a card-carrying Marxist, but I was more of an east coast, Cornell University Marxist at that time.

Q: But Obama thought it was practical. He thought it could happen in America?

A: Oh, yeah! He thought I was a little reactionary… or insensitive to the coming needs of the revolution! He was full-bore, 100% into that very, kind of simple-minded Marxist revolutionary framework.

His fellow travelers, today:

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It’s no wonder why ordinary Americans are stocking up, arming themselves and going to “survival camps”. They sense something is very wrong–that some sort of national calamity is right around the corner.  We tell ourselves that things like  “violent revolution” could never happen here …..but could it?

“We are 9 meals away from anarchy”:

For more information and common sense tips on how to prepare for the worst, visit, I See Danger.

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LA Times Columnist: MSM Goes Easy On Palin Because She’s A “Special Needs Case”


Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters notes that the piece, “Why Sarah Palin Doesn’t Get What She Deserves“,  by Meghan Daum, was written a day before Wonkette’s disgraceful attack on Trig Palin.

In “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” Rebecca Traister’s book about women and the 2008 election, Couric says, “During the course of the interview I made sure I was as nonjudgmental as possible, that I had no facial affect, that I didn’t even cock my head when I didn’t understand what she was saying.”

Even Traister, an unabashed liberal and feminist who writes for the left-leaning online magazine Salon, is evidence of the way thoughtful writers treat Palin as a special-needs case...If there was ever a candidate who brought out the worst in people, who encouraged hollow rejoinders but made honest analysis almost impossible, it is she.

Three cheers for Meghan Daum for so boldly and courageously “going there.”  Yes,  the MSM have been way too nice to this “special needs” snowbilly, who don’t know nuthin’ about nuthin’. And she proves it with every twitter typo, and ignorant utterance.
Like… when she called out the ObamaCare “death panels”, and she turned out to be right –it was just a lucky guess. When she called for a “no fly zone” in Libya, (back when it would have made a difference), she was just spit-balling – who could have guessed the Obama administration would finally adopt the idea —(too late).  Liberal elites sneered at her when she criticized the Federal Reserve’s campaign of quantitative easing, saying it wouldn’t work. Guess what? It didn’t work.

The criticism was met with howls of derision, but as this NY Sun editorial points out (h/t reader Jay), has proven prophetic (emphasis mine):

The big question as Chairman Bernanke gets set for his first quarterly press conference is how Sarah Palin was able to figure out sooner than everyone else that the Federal Reserve’s campaign of quantitative easing wouldn’t work. Disappointment in the Fed’s policies is being reported this morning at the top of page one of the New York Times. It reports that “most Americans are not feeling the difference” from the Fed’s “experimental effort to spur a recovery by purchasing vast quantities of federal debt.” It reports that “a broad range of economists say that the disappointing results show the limits of the central bank’s ability to lift the nation from its economic malaise.”

It’s a terrific story, and well-timed, given that on Wednesday Mr. Bernanke will break tradition and meet with the press. It is part of the Fed’s effort to get ahead of what is emerging as a public relations catastrophe, as gasoline is nearing six dollars a gallon at some pumps, the cost of groceries is skyrocketing, and the value of the dollars that Mr. Bernanke’s institution issues as Federal Reserve notes has collapsed to less than a 1,500th of an ounce of gold. Unemployment is still high. Shakespeare couldn’t come up with a better plot. But how in the world did Mrs. Palin, who is supposed to be so thick, manage to figure all this out so far ahead of the New York Times and all the economists it talked to?

Sarah Palin must be some kind of idiot savant, huh?
Meanwhile, the Politico, (part of the MSM that’s going so easy on her….because, well  *you know*) cluck cluck cluckingly reports on the nasty anti-Palin forces out there who are lining up to destroy her ahead of the 2012 elections. Goodness gracious me, but aren’t these people big meanies?! (heehee):

She is a promiscuous, petty and unintelligent, yet deviously conniving warmonger intent on capturing the Oval Office and, from there, the world.

Those are just some of the opinions about Sarah Palin held by members of a small but extremely active network of gadflies, bloggers and authors who have devoted much of the last 2½ years to proving their case to American voters.

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A number of forthcoming books promise to delve deeply into — and, they believe, give mainstream credibility to — some of the more salacious Palin rumors and conspiracy theories that have sprouted in the anti-Palin blogosphere and on supermarket tabloid stands but have mostly been rejected by the mainstream media.

“We’re at a tipping point, where her character and her lack of ethics will be revealed on the national stage,” asserted Sherry Whitstine, a 49-year-old grandmother who lives in Palin’s hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, and has infuriated her famous neighbors with blog posts and online comments accusing Palin of being unfaithful in her marriage and corrupt in her political career. (See: Troopergate report: Palin abused authority)

Really Politico? Really? You link to the phony election year “Troopergate” “scandal” of which she was  totally exonerated only hours before the polls opened in November 2008?
Again — REALLY?
They are going to try to rehash that, (with your insidious help)?

Under the guise of reporting on the anti-Palin movement, Politico manages to dredge up almost every crank accusation against Palin.  The fourth word in the first sentence of the article just happens to be “promiscuous.”  How nice.

Of course, “how nice” – she’s a “special needs case”, after all.

Exit question:

If “thoughtful writers”are “too easy” on Palin because of her “special needs” status, what’s their excuse for the sycophantic way they cover Dear Reader?

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Interesting Idea….

Yesterday, after Easter dinner, as the discussion turned to politics, my nephew-in-law feebly attempted to defend Obama with…..”you can’t blame everything bad that happens in the economy on the president”, to which I immediately shot back, “Then why does he keep blaming Bush?”

Of course this president and his Dem-Socialist enablers can be personally blamed for the  fiscal disaster we’re living through, right now. They are the ones who sent the debt spiraling out of control, and they are the ones who refuse to rein it in.

And didn’t Obama promise us skyrocketing energy prices? Yes, I believe he did.

Disrupt the Narrative has the ultimate cut and paste idea to help get this point across to “low-info” types:

All you have to do is download this pdf, print out a few copies and put them, along with a roll of Scotch tape, into your car.

The next time you fill up, instead of watching in horror as the dollar amount on the pump races by as the gallons trickle into your tank, afix one of these to the pump.

Hat tip: Instapundit