And these are the people who are teaching our children, shaping our future.

Posted by: Phineas on December 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm

**Posted by Phineas

My blog-buddy ST featured this in her Hot Headlines section yesterday, but I thought it deserved front-page treatment. This video, narrated by wealthy Leftist actor Ed Asner, teaches nothing but class warfare and shows the rich urinating on the poor:

(Note: Since it first came to public notice yesterday, the video has been made private. I guess the California Teachers Union didn’t want us to know what they really think of those who disagree with them.)

EAG News, which first reported the video, describes it this way:

A new video produced by the California Federation of Teachers – which could be playing in your child’s classroom as we speak – drums up the typical class warfare images we’ve come to expect from Big Labor.

“Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale,” written by CFT staffer Fred Glass (2011 compensation: $139,800) and narrated by proud leftist actor (and 1 percenter) Ed Asner, advocates for higher taxes on the “rich” as the cure for government’s insatiable thirst for spending.

The video claims the rich got rich through tax cuts and tax loopholes and even tax evasion.

But when the 99 percent fought back, the “rich” apparently urinated on the “poor,” at least according to the video. What a classy way to frame your argument for children, Big Labor.

EAG News chronicles the factual errors in the video, but PJM’s Bryan Preston cuts to the heart of the matter:

The video never deals with the fact that the top one percent of wage earners in the United States pay about 33% of all the income taxes, and the top five percent pay more than half of all the taxes. The poor reasoning and dishonesty in the video are made worse by the fact that it was created, evidently, by teachers. By the people who are educating your children and mine.

And California voters, via Prop 32, just voted to give these yahoos more money, in the form of dues take from teachers’ salaries, which are paid for by our taxes. Too bad this didn’t come out before the election.

Meanwhile, this shows how hard the battle to reform the culture will be, when our teacher training programs are turning out “educators” who could have worked as propagandists for the Comintern.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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6 Responses to “And these are the people who are teaching our children, shaping our future.”


  1. Carlos says:

    Ya know, if ya keep feeding more and more crack to an addict eventually the addict dies from an OD.

    Maybe that’s what the teachers are trying to teach the little mushminds, that if we keep feeding government’s (or, as the case may be, governments’) addiction to more money and more (useless) spending, the government (at whatever level) will OD and we can start anew.

    Nah. Libs and the media (but I repeat myself) simply cannot conceive of there being a bottom to the pockets they so gleefully pick at every chance. Their vision of Utopia is that everyone has a job and does it cheerfully, most of us doing the actual labor and them telling us how, where and when, which is really hard work, ya know…

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    There is an old truism taught in fundamental math that the whole is equal to the sum of its parts. This is a case in point. The election was decided a month ago; someone tell the commiecrats. The campaign was polarizing enough but now it is time to move forward as a nation; but it is going to be very difficult with an AWOL president who is still on the campaign trail and an incessant barage of this type of partisan snark being advanced at every given opportunity. This is not good for the health of the country in any respect, political, spiritual, you name it.

    One of the most telling demonstrations of this was the recent WH lunch with Obhammud and Romney. It was similar to a WWE match or Shakesperean play with the good guy-bad guy motif. The body language was telling in that it was reminiscent of the unmistakeable “go to hell ” look Hitler gave the Kaiser before wresting complete control of Germany. And then look what happened; and a compliant press played along.

  3. EBL says:

    It is BSC! If it is not recognized under the DSM V, well it should be!

  4. Drew the Infidel says:

    It is called persecution.

  5. Tex says:

    I’m not surprised. Nearly half of the people in this country buy into this class warfare B.S. I’m only surprised they haven’t yet started showing picture of Stalin, Chairman Mao, and Kim Jong Un as “shining” examples of “great” leaders – they’ve already given Obama “cult of personality” status.

  6. Aidan says:

    I taught high school for more than three decades. Now I am embarrassed.