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December 05, 2012

Teachers Unions, Who Are The Super-Educated People Entrusted With Teaching Our Children, Offer a Nuanced and Highly Intellectual Take on the Financial Crisis

Oh, sure, teachers are la creme de la creme. Obviously so. Obviously these rocket scientists could be drawing enormous salaries in any number of prestigious brain-work fields, such as furniture repossession and department store greeting.

Anyone want to argue this organization isn't explicitly communist? There was old claim, offered by class-conscious communists, that the petit bourgeoisie, the lower middle-class, were the most zealous defenders of the Unjust Capitalist Class System because, having just a bit of the benefits of the Class System, they were the most highly invested in preserving it.

Let me adapt that line of thinking and suggest that the most marginal government workers -- whose who could not possibly succeed in any demanding field, and in fact are only kept in their own jobs by union measures which make firings more costly than they're worth -- are the New Vanguard of Socialism.

Let me posit that while Ashely Judd may have a faux intellectual preference for socialism, it's the people whose next meals depend on an expanding and richly-funded government who are viscerally pro-government.

And I mean "viscerally" as "in their guts." The government keeps their bellies full. This is not just an ideological preference for them.

As I've noted before, the union's shock troops, those most committed to the union, are precisely those who know their jobs depend only on the union requiring governments to keep marginal-to-incompetent workers on the payrolls.

Better teachers may be pro-union, but they also know they could get jobs, and keep jobs, without the union. Also, being more on the ball, they believe they could actually change careers, if need be.

But the shock troops of the union? No, those are the malignant incompetents who are unemployable without a powerful organization demanding employers overlook their incompetence.

There's a difference between a political belief and a survival belief.

By the way, Ed Asner, who narrates this, is an out-and-proud communist and also a 9/11 Truther.

This is from the California Federation of Teachers. Quick, let's give them more power.

Thanks to @benk84.

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