Skip to comments.Chicago Teachers Union Latest Group to Stoke Class Warfare With ‘Fat Cats’ Video
Posted on 12/14/2012 8:45:35 AM PST by Kaslin
On the heels of the controversial California Federation of Teachers Tax the Rich video, the Chicago Teachers Union has produced its own class warfare-stoking cartoon, Stand Up to the Fat Cats.
The CTU is again attempting to slam Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the advocates of school reform as the fat cats who are simply looking to get rich off the government education system.
The CTU apparently doesnt want the billionaires and profiteers horning in on their very lucrative territory.
Fashioned as a childrens book likely for an audience of students the CTU video claims several groups from around the country converged on the city to force the educators to work longer hours, take pay cuts and move their students into unsafe buildings. These actions hurt the educators but the fats cats promised it was best for the students.
Read in a sinister voice, the video explains in childrens terms how unions were formed and how they fought back in 2012 when a new evil fat cat landed in Chicago. At that moment, a mugshot of Emanuel, portrayed as an overfed feline, appears holding a jail identification sign.
SEE THE VIDEO HERE.
It goes even more downhill from there.
This is the latest salvo from a union that is more interested in radical social revolution than pay and benefits for its members or improved student learning. And, sadly, this sort of student-focused propaganda is unsurprising, given the CTUs leadership.
EAGnews previously reported on CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkeys radical ties to the International Socialist Organization and his recent appearance at a Marxist convention. And lets not forget that CTU President Karen Lewis and other leaders of the union were front-and-center with Occupy Chicago.
Big Labor is fixated on ginning up class-based strife. Unions like the CTU are bent on forcing higher taxes for the rich just to continue a government spending spree that directly benefits the unions themselves, their millionaire leaders and to some degree their members.
Like the cartoon produced by the California union, this video in all likelihood will be shown in Chicago classrooms to unsuspecting children.
Wake up, parents of Chicago, unless you really dont care about having your children converted into Young Socialists of America. Your kids will be filled with knowledge about the evils of capitalism and unfairness of American society, but they still probably wont be able to read or do simple math.
Thats the type of education the CTU is delivering.
The Union thugs are TRYING to start CWII. That is their goal. And there is only ONE reason for this. CWII will give Obama more power!
The bad part is that the “media” will cover this about as well as they cover Hamas-Israel incidents, i.e. they will NOT cover any Union violence until others fight back and when others fight back, those others will be labeled as TEA Party members, whether they are or not, and WILL be labeled as the instigators. It is SOP for our current Obama Media.
The Chicago teachers amalgam from pre-school through college is rife with Marxists and fellow travelers. It has been since at least the early ‘50’s and maybe even earlier. Chicago is the womb of America’s Communist Party. It easily goes back as far as the days of the Haymarket riots. Obama’s home turf. FORWARD!!
What is the salary level of those with annual salaries which place them in the top 5 percent of wage earners in this country? My guess is that a lot of teachers and other government workers fall in the top five percent of such wage earners. Seems to me like public sector workers with their salaries, benefits packages and pensions are the only cats getting fat, and it’s all on my ever-shrinking dollar.
One tiny flaw in the story, they don't mention that 47% pay nothing yet demand big $$$$ stuff from gubment.
Oh, and I learned that back in the 'fair' days those greedy rich people basically paid for all our roads, schools, fire-debt, etc, the 98% (in the vid they are the 99% ) were just free-loaders, they paid what they could afford, little, he shows a poor guy paying a coin, whhich is more than now.
direct link to ‘tax those rich $%&*@#’s vid’