Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:53 AM
HiPointDem (20,729 posts)
Karen lewis talks guillotines; limbaugh attacks
Conservative pundits are responding with characteristic sanctimonious ferocity to the latest candor form Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis... The issue, of course, is the daily fact that the "one percent" are depleting the world's riches and resources for their own plutocratic aggrandizement, while the majority of the people on the planet are pushed further and further into poverty...But those in the pay of the plutocracy are reaching platitudes of peace to those who are "outcast and starving" as 2013 dawns.
In the clip, recorded Dec. 2 during her keynote address of the Illinois Labor History Society's Union Hall of Honor dinner... 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.""I don't think we're at that point," Lewis added...
The clip has already landed Lewis on an exponentially growing number of conservative blogs, plus on radio host Rush Limbaugh's Tuesday program.
"This is what we're up against. This, years ago, we'd laugh at it. I would sit here and think, boy, nobody's gonna believe," Limbaugh told his listeners. "I was wrong. People eat it up! They fall right in line."
Chicago Public Schools is also not taking Lewis's comment lightly. Becky Carroll, CPS chief communications officer, said in a statement that "this kind of rhetoric has no place in the work that must be done to address the issues facing our District," Fox Chicago reports.
In 2011, Lewis apologized after a video of her mocking U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's lisp surfaced.
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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:27 AM
Bohunk68 (738 posts)
2. I've been saying for at least the last
two months that it is time to bring in the 1792 French Solution. I have a wonderful pic of a guillotine and think it should be utilised properly and instill a trifle bit of fear into the 1%. The current group at least. More will come later. You see, Jefferson was right, the Tree of Liberty needs to be fed the blood of tyrants from time to time. Do I really need a sarcasm thingee here? Don't know how to do that. As the Queen of Hearts said, "Off with their heads!!" Anybody salivating at the mere idea? Bad. Bad. Bad. We're Dems, we don't even THINK of doing such things. OK, I'll duck behind my flame-proof wall.