Union thuggery taught, encouraged at some Missouri universities
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
terrorizeintimidate 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.