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Chicago teachers union president on the rich: ‘Off with their heads!’
Hotair ^ | 01/09/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM

Posted on 01/09/2013 2:46:33 PM PST by SeekAndFind

From the leader of the unfailing public servants who brought you 350,000 Chicago students abandoned for two weeks, comes this gem. Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union:

In the clip, recorded Dec. 2 during her keynote address of the Illinois Labor History Society’s Union Hall of Honor dinner and posted on YouTube Monday, Lewis noted that an earlier generation of labor leaders resolved their differences with the rich with a very straightforward mantra: "Off with their heads."

"Do not think for a minute that the wealthy are ever going to allow you to legislate their riches away from them," Lewis told the audience at the event. “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.”

Ah, yes, that is a “straightforward mantra.” In Huffington Post‘s version, the story is about “conservative ire” over a labor union head chortling over chopping off the heads of the rich since they won’t allow all their money to be legislated away. I would submit the story is the publicly indulged liberal fantasy of chopping off the heads of the rich, not the appropriately dispensed corresponding “ire.” The audience enjoys the moment, laughing at Lewis’ invocation of Robespierran remedies, as NRO put it, at which point Lewis generously allows, “I don’t think we’re at that point.” Yet.

Lewis goes on to justify her murderous fantasy by claiming—what else?—those richies are just trying to kill her!

That’s scary to most people. But the key is, they think nothing about killing us. They think nothing about putting our people in harm’s way...


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; illinois; rerun; teachersunion; union

1 posted on 01/09/2013 2:46:38 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I bet the union President is rich


2 posted on 01/09/2013 2:50:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

AC/M/F/S/AJNK. (All Commies/Marxists/Fascists/Socialists/Anarchists Just Need Killing.)


3 posted on 01/09/2013 2:51:56 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: SeekAndFind

This fat hag has done the impossible — she caused me to side with Rahm Emanuel on how he managed Chicago.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 2:52:33 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Unions leaders threatening to cut off heads of their opponents while their political allies in the democrat party are promising to seize privately owned firearms. What could go wrong?
5 posted on 01/09/2013 2:53:38 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

>>This fat hag has done the impossible — she caused me to side with Rahm Emanuel on how he managed Chicago<<

Oh no — I want Chicago to join Detroit and California in going down in BEAUTIFUL flames.

I’ll bring the dogs and marshmallows!


6 posted on 01/09/2013 3:02:26 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: SeekAndFind

the Chinese have a long history of dealing with uppity 99%’rs.... killing them by the tens of millions

of course, it’d be a shame if this guy got shiv’d walking down the street at night

a real shame


7 posted on 01/09/2013 3:05:20 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SeekAndFind

496 murders in Chicago alone. Yeah...teaching them kids real good.


8 posted on 01/09/2013 3:07:15 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would reccommend all illinois business people close up shop and move to another state. let it go the way of detroit

starve them out


9 posted on 01/09/2013 3:07:52 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SeekAndFind
I would say off with HER head but it would take a chainsaw all day to cut through that oak stump.
10 posted on 01/09/2013 3:11:53 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza would be like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Unbelievable.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 3:19:02 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: freedumb2003
Oh no — I want Chicago to join Detroit and California in going down in BEAUTIFUL flames.

Don't you mean you want Michigan, Illinois and California going down in beautiful flames?

12 posted on 01/09/2013 3:33:39 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Dallas59

Chicago’s literacy rate is 63%. That means 37% of the population there cannot read or write.
Thank your teacher’s union.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 3:34:38 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh to be in that crowd:

“Yes, kill the rich!!!!! Drag that fat rich slag off the stage and string her up.”


14 posted on 01/09/2013 3:40:08 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: skeeter

>>Don’t you mean you want Michigan, Illinois and California going down in beautiful flames?<<

I isolated it to the liberal areas. I know Ill and MI have some great conservative areas. California has committed political suicide (I moved out last year after living my entire life there).

Every time I see how CA is getting worse I laugh all the harder.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 3:46:19 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: freedumb2003
Every time I see how CA is getting worse I laugh all the harder.

You should have that looked at.

16 posted on 01/09/2013 3:55:59 PM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Such is the mentality of the thugs that control your child’s “education” in government schools.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 4:03:46 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: SeekAndFind
Is that a death threat? Is self-defense justified? People like her may end up getting what they asked for.
18 posted on 01/09/2013 4:26:17 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: skeeter
You should have that looked at.

I had a Losangelectomy

;)

19 posted on 01/09/2013 5:07:17 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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20 posted on 01/09/2013 6:11:12 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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