Skip to comments.What to Make of SEIU Official's Supposed Socialist Fantasy Plan ("destabilize the country")
Posted on 03/23/2011 10:26:14 AM PDT by Libloather
What to Make of SEIU Official's Supposed Socialist Fantasy Plan
By John Hudson Mar 22, 2011
A new tape posted on Glenn Beck's political website, The Blaze, purportedly shows a former Service Employees International Union official sharing plans to "destabilize the country."
In the seven-minute video, a voice that sounds like Stephen Lerner, the former director of private equity at the SEIU pictured above, details plans to "bring down the stock market," bankrupt major U.S. banks and create an environment where a weakened financial sector cedes power to union organizers and the middle class in general.
The talk purportedly happened at a closed session at Pace University over the weekend. The plan, which smacks of socialist fantasy, is to bankrupt the nation's banks by convincing students, homeowners and city and state governments to stop paying their loans in a coordinated debt strike.
Given past episodes of "shocking" recordings proving less shocking upon review, as well as The Blaze's strong conservative leanings, this should probably be taken with a deep dose of skepticism. That said, earlier this month, The Blaze did publish a fair-minded report on the misleading editing job of James O'Keefe's NPR sting, which shifted the public perception of the hit job.
Business Insider's Henry Blodget has picked the up the Stephen Lerner story though noting that he couldn't verify Lerner's voice.
What saith Media Matters, the liberal watchdog group that makes a habit out of aggressively dismissing such videos? Thus far the group is just posting stand-alone excerpts from Glenn Beck's show this morning. We'll update if anything more comes of Lerner's anti-capitalist coup plans. Here's the video:
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...
I am Jack’s Cloward-Piven strategy.
“this should probably be taken with a deep dose of skepticism...”
Yup. Here we go with the spin from the media. They will manage to take an audio tape of a man discussing economic terrorism in the plainest of terms and find ways to explain why he didn’t really mean what he so obviously said.
Jason Chaffetz calling for an investigation.
Typical unnion thuggery.
Rush was just talking about this video. The good thing about this is it’s going all around in email and Rush and others are talking about it so Lerner can hardly pull a surprise on anyone now.
What saith Media Matters, the liberal watchdog group that makes a habit out of aggressively dismissing such videos?
Who needs Meida Matters, when you are doing their job for them John?
Skepticism? Why doesn’t the reporter simply call the guy and ask him? Has the socialist denied it?
Middle class Americans must begin to realize that they are in a class struggle against the poor and the powerful unions. The union concept is socialist and they want to be paid based upon what they can do to us if they don’t get what they want.
It is high time the Middle Class boycotts the union companies when they can and votes out the Democrat Party/Union. The Catholic Church helped found the Unions when they were needed but the Mafia got involved and helped determine how all unions operate. It is us against the Unions.
What a pathetic and barf alert screed.
Lefties are so predictable.
“purportedly” “supposed” In other words, IT’S TRUE!
Supposed Socialist Fantasy Plan. What a bunch of slackers they only stole the Fabin Society plan that’s been around since 1849.
Well it’s what losers do best steal.
He should hire a bevy of smart young telegenic conservatives to report all this as straight news ala Fox, but to the next degree.
I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise.
with as much debt as is circulating in the country and the world right now, it’s a bit surprising we haven’t seen more Debt Cartel talk already.
Maybe Durdenian Economics will protect us from financial collapse.
“The things you own end up owning you.”
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