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.”
If this Lerner guy is personally invested in any of the companies he proposes to disrupt, isn’t there some securities restriction prohibiting such behavior?
“Skepticism? Why doesnt the reporter simply call the guy and ask him? Has the socialist denied it?”
That would be way too easy. And besides, the reporter may get an answer that he doesn’t want to hear.
To my knowledge Stephen Lehrner has not confirmed or denied anything yet. The silence from the SEIU, White House, Homeland Security, and the US Justice Department is deafening.
That's is exactly what would happen if he were to succeed in his economic terrorism.
I didn’t hear Rush give Beck any credit for exposing this story. I thought this was a bit small of Rush...IMHO
None dare call it treason.
Question: Why do Leftists believe that a “Cloward Piven Strategy” would work out in their favor??
I mean, if the US Gov’t, Banks and Fed collapse, people would be forced to fend for themselves, rely on family and local communities, instead of relying on Washington. There would be no more printed FED greenbacks to pay for Union thugs and their adolescent followers in academia. There would be no more welfare or entitlements for them to suck off, and most of the gun-owners in the USA are conservatives.
I don’t think the Left has thought this through....
Stephen Lerner apparently lives in DC, quite close to Walter Reed Hospital.
If only there was a group of patriots in that vicinity to FReep him...
I am Jack’s “Socialist Fantasy”.
Speaking of which, isn’t the term “Socialist Fantasy” a redundancy?
That doesn’t mean it they will stop. Still might work.
The trick is getting enough people to willingly default. Remember they have been pushing this for well over a year (remember all the strategic default articles?) and it hasn’t happened yet.
“I dont think the Left has thought this through....”
The Left never does, and would never understand why they became the target of reprisals.
See what happens when the mental institutions are shut down?
I don’t think Glenn cares too much about getting credit.
“Sounds to me as if Learner is calling for the destruction of every union pension plan, stealing every penny from workers 401k plans and giving it to people who never saved a dime while also eliminating every private sector job in the United States — and I suppose their unions along with them.
That’s is exactly what would happen if he were to succeed in his economic terrorism.”
It would allow the further “socialization” of America, the coming police state will shortly be behind it. They think that they will be rewarded with the spoils of victory, while the rest of us will have our homes and accounts stolen. The age of serfdom by computers will not be far away.
The Poor, The Elites, The Government and The Unions ALL want to destroy the middle class, and they are succeeding.
The destruction of the largest middle class in history and the middle classes largest asset, a home, continues. The destruction of jobs began long ago, and now the next generation will have a bleak future. Never mind the outlawing of being independent in our energy. And the dumbing down of the majority of the middle class.
They are almost done.
It is possible that you may not understand the true goal.
It is quite simple:
1. They want to die.
2. They want to watch everyone else die first.
3. Achieve goal 2 by any mechanism available to guarantee goal 1. It sounds quite insane. No one will want to believe it. therefore its historical sustainability. It is a guilt thing.
The Judge who put a hold on the Wisconsin law putting the brakes on unions has a son who is an SEIU official.
Hilary, Mike Moore and Trump are demanding their wealth be confiscated first.
You’ll note Rush gives credit to writers but he seldom,
if ever, gives credit to another radio competitor for
breaking or promoting a story before him.
Rush actually very clearly said the video is posted at theblaze.com. all the holier than thou types can cite business insider as the source, and beck secondarily - which, in the end, might get the story more exposure than if it was beck exclusively. Even though that is unfair, I think it’s the reality of the landscape re beck. atleast the story is out there.
Well Maybe we Can ask the Purported Mr Lerner What he was Doing at The White House after he was let Go By SEIU.
Sort Of Like The Purported Presidency of Barack Obama,we can take what he says about anything to the Bank Right?
For example the end Game in Libya,Take your Pick behind Door Number 1,2 Or 3
I disagree. 75percent of the people in the country haven't a clue that this is happening and probably another 10 or 15 % don't believe that it is possible.So much for public education. We all live in Rio Linda now.
This isn’t rocket science. If leftist pigs want to kill you and your family, you kill them and their families first.
It’s called war.
Can you back that up or is it just hot air and wishful thinking??
capitalism is not perfect, but at least the premise is if you work hard, you can attain some semblence of a comfortable life on your terms....