by Jim Campbell
Clandestine footage filmed by FOX news and others presented on Glenn Beck program show this loud and clear. Beck offered a great deal of hope and ways to beat these fools. See video, and comments at http://www.glennbeck.com/
Beck missed what seemed obvious to me. His following, listeners and viewers far outnumber these elitist thugs and we are not going to allow this to happen.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C.
As we brought you earlier Tuesday, newly surfaced audio has captured disturbing evidence of radical leftists plotting to deliberately wage war on American capitalism in order to redistribute the nation’s wealth. Leading the group of leftist organizers is (reportedly former) SEIU director of financial reform efforts and international executive board member.
“It seems to me that we’re in a moment where we need to figure out in a much more, through direct action, much more concrete way how we really are trying to disrupt and create uncertainty for capital, for how corporations operate,” Lerner said during the progressive conference last weekend in New York.
So what kind of influence does Lerner have in progressive circles? As it turns out, quite a lot.
Not only does Lerner maintain the clout of being a former SEIU executive, but his influential position seems to have gained him access to the Obama White House on more than one occasion. According to White House visitor logs, “Stephen Lerner” has visited the White House four times over the past two years.
Two of these visits were for public gatherings: a large group’s private White House tour and a White House Hanukkah celebration. But at least two other visits were scheduled for private meetings with high-level executive offices.
Lerner’s Justice for Janitors campaign has been particularly praised for its use of disruptive demonstration tactics to deliver its message. The campaign also demanded so-called “master contracts” which would apply contract benefits to all unionized janitors across the market rather than localized, disjointed union organizations.
As a former organizer of the United Farm Workers (UFW), Lerner applied UFW tactics to the SEIU’s JfJ campaign, including street theater, hunger strikes, vigils, public blockades, sit-ins, clergy-labor alliances and community organizing. (Sound familiar?)