Union thuggery taught, encouraged at some Missouri universities

Posted by: ST on April 25, 2011 at 7:14 pm

To say that this is disturbing would be an understatement (via Memeorandum):

The University of Missouri has an expansive $1.9 billion enterprise with an operating budget of $500 million which, according to its website, 37%  comes through state appropriations. While the University’s Institute of Labor Studies may only be a small fraction of its budget, one must wonder why tax dollars are being used to fund a program that espouses Communism, teaches tactics in industrial sabotage (including stalking CEOs, using members to insinuate sabotage, as well as the killing of cats), and convincing union members that their “group goals” are more important than their individual goals.

The videos you are about to see [via BigGovernment] are of two “educators” holding courses via video conference through the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). The courses are an Introduction to Labor Studies and Labor Politics and Society.  The instructors are Judy Ancel, Director of UMKC’s Institute of Labor Studies and Don Giljum, a self-described Communist and Business Manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 148.

Watch the video in its entirety and you’ll hear Communist Giljum (whose total compensation in 2010 was nearly $121,000) bragging about the tactics he’s used to terrorize intimidate companies, company CEOs, as well as his inciting a riot “that destroyed several police cars.”

Make sure to watch both videos.  And then try to contain yourself when you think about how huge this story would be if it were, say, about Tea Party leaders instructing students on how to use violence and intimidation in order to try and ‘persuade’ the opposition to your side.

Deep breaths, friends.  Deep breaths.

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7 Responses to “Union thuggery taught, encouraged at some Missouri universities”


  1. CHOW says:

    I live in Missouri. In Saint Louis, not KC. But I would DARE those young pups from UMSL try any of that nonsense on the South Side of Saint Louis. Knowing folks around here, they will be found in a dumpster, just saying.

  2. Carlos says:

    Is it any wonder the present president wanted and wants the youth to vote so much? After their parents sent them off to be re-educated by these twisted pieces of pig poop, the mushminds can’t help but adore their night (no, that’s not a misspelling) in tattered armor.

    Why are taxpayers funding programs nationwide that espouse the violent overthrow of our government?

  3. Kate says:

    All the more reason for not sending any more tax dollars in the direction of academia.

    The college kids here in PA were sent into a tizzy fit when the state had to cut back to balance the budget…of course, they would have done nothing if not for the college coordinators who started plastering flyers everywhere to protest on such and such a date and time. My son (who is 27) and goes to school full time and works full time found the flyers to be amusing and immature. Many sounding a bit like socialist propaganda…wait for it…..and it was of course, socialist propaganda on campus!

  4. your mama says:

    So, let me get this straight. In elementary, middle and HS, bullying is considered unacceptable,but teaching it in college is okay?
    Um, what is wrong with this picture?

  5. Brontefan says:

    Yes.. in public school–thanks to the Dept. of Education [controlled by the federal gov’t] it’s all about touchy-feely and not about academics or real education. In college, it is totally about indoctrination into the socialist mentality. If we don’t take back our educational systems quickly–we are doomed because most young people think the government should control EVERYTHING so it is “fair.” That’s the Progressive mantra.

  6. captaingrumpy says:

    It has been proven that college kids nowdays expect to sit on the rosy side and get handouts from those that work for a living. There are only a few teachers that I have met in my life that I respect. Teachers and Lawyers are the scum of this earth and don’t deserve to breathe the crap that they teach.They are nearly all obese ,lazy and self adoring.The perfect ingredients for Obama voters.

  7. Michael Teuber says:

    Workers of the World Unite! You have nothing to lose but the chains forged from your own altruism. Chains bound upon you by the Political Class in the name of the collective!