March 30, 2011 Leave a comment
Rather than running away from his comments at Pace University, Radical leftist and SEIU executive Stephen Lerner is going forward with his plan to take down the American economy. Lerner has written an op-ed in a publication called “In These Times” wherein he states his case in print. It is Lerner’s goal to bring down the banks, which in turn will bring down the entire American and world economy. The reason he and others want this is because they’re prepared to take over when chaos erupts.
Lerner begins his op-ed attacking the usual left-wing strawmen such as libertarian outsiders the Koch brothers. He goes on the offensive against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, claiming that he and other Republicans are anti-union. He pretends like government employees are well liked by voters to the point where most folks find it outrageous that any pol would try to take away their benefits. In reality 2/3 of Wisconsin voters support Walker’s plan to have government employees pay more of their healthcare and pension benefits. But why get bogged down in reality?
It is banks that are the real problem. They ‘created’ the economic downturn don’ you know. If only that were true. The economic downturn wasn’t created by banks, it was created by government. It was government that ordered banks to lend to people who couldn’t afford to pay. It was Democrat run Fannie and Freddie that lent money like wild beasts. It has been a Democrat President who, just like FDR in the 30′s, has prolonged the recession by expanding the size of government and the national debt. None of this has anything to do with banks, it’s the fault of government.
Lerner then lays out his plan in four easy steps:
The Potential Power of Government—Don’t Do Business with Bandit Banks
The Potential Power of Homeowners and Students—Don’t Pay Unfair Debt
The Potential Power of Public Employee Unions—Bargaining to Protect Public Dollars
The Potential Power of Private-Sector Unions—Bargaining for the Greater Good
Lerner lays out his plan in print exactly as he laid it out in person at Pace University. He wants cities to refuse to do business with banks and demand lower interest rates, which would result in bank bankruptcies. He wants homeowners and students to refuse to pay their mortgages and loans. This would of course bankrupt the banks. He wants unions to bargain away the use of certain banks, which of course will result in bank bankruptcies.
We must understand why bringing down the banks is so important to Lerner and other leftists. These people aren’t against banks per se. Unions, including SEIU, use banks on a regular basis. For all their whining about Wall Street, the unions have never backed away from investing. Lerner and his band of radicals have other goals in mind. This isn’t about workers, banks or fixing the economy. These guys are after power. They’re after a revolution.
We can never forget that these people are at heart Marxists and they believe in Marx theory of history, which states that all of history will lead to a workers revolution and a utopian communist society. Lerner and others like him want to get to this utopian society sooner rather than later, so they’re coming up with plans to push things along. In taking down the banks, Lerner would take down the entire economy. Inflation would skyrocket as the dollar becomes worthless. The United States would not be able to borrow money, which in theory sounds good but in reality would devastate the nation.
People would lose their jobs, their savings, their futures. This is exactly what Lerner and his leftist cohorts want. Why? Because they’re already organized to offer a ‘solution’ to their mess they have created. It would of course be some sort of Marxist, left-wing utopia wherein we lose all of our freedoms. Lerner and his gang are staging a power play because at the end of the day this is all about power. Lerner is creating conditions for a revolution, which if he is not the leader he will certainly be one of them.
SEIU and other unions have already protested at banks and shut them down, as I wrote about over the weekend. The UAW shut down a Bank of America in Detroit for no particular reason and SEIU shut down an ESSA Bank in Pennsylvania last year. These people aren’t kidding around. They aren’t a bunch of pot smoking, big talking college students like the Noodles & Company communist.
Stephen Lerner is dead serious and he has the organizational skills and contacts in the leftist community to make his plan happen. Whether or not he is successful remains to be seen but he has the ability to make a good run at bringing down JP Morgan Chase and other banks. In the very least, it appears he’s going to try and we need to be aware of this. These people want to radically change America and they’re willing to stage a revolution to get their way.