Chicago union leader “jokes” about killing the rich

On radio this morning, Glenn covered the story of the Chicago Teachers Union president, Karen Lewis, who harkened back to the good ol’ days, when labor leaders “were ready to kill” the rich, in a recent speech. While the rational reaction to such a statement would be mortification, the audience can actually be heard laughing and cheering at the woman’s remarks.

LEWIS: Do not think for a minute that the wealthy are ever going to allow you to legislate their riches away from them. Please understand that. 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.

At this point,  the crowd can be heard laughing and clapping at Lewis’ statement, but she doesn’t stop the crazy talk there.

LEWIS: I don’t think we’re at that point. And that’s scary to most people. But the key is they think nothing of killing us. They think nothing of putting our people in harm’s way. They think nothing of lethal working conditions.

Beyond the obvious leftist and anti-wealth attitudes on display in Lewis’ remarks, there is a more frightening issue at hand. Lewis is the president of the Chicago Teachers Union – she leads the union that is responsible for educating our children,  and these are the sentiments she chooses to espouse in a public forum?

“We are entering extraordinarily difficult times,” Glenn said. “Do you believe that we're raising kids in the culture that we have now that are going to be able to withstand the ethical questions that are going to be posed to them by snake oil salesmen? Do you believe that they have enough information – that their center is strong enough – to be able to withstand what is coming?”

Incomprehensible comments from people like Lewis, or Piers Morgan, or Alex Jones (which Glenn also highlighted on radio today) further expose just how much trouble we may be in, both ideologically and morally, as a society. It is unclear what “point” in time Lewis is referring to when she references the days of the robber barons, but, regardless, it seems as though we have reached a tipping point.

“Look at the progress man has made in things he can do. But has he made the same progress in philosophy, in theology, in self-control,” Glenn asked. “The answer to that question is so easy: absolutely not. We are babes. No, we are adolescents who have our hands around nukes and artificial intelligence. We would never let our teenagers into that room and say, ‘Ah, you guys do what you want.’ This entire culture, planet wide, is 13‑year‑old boys. Trouble on the horizon, if we don't change it.”

 

 

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