One thing we strive to do here at N&F is to follow the money trail. Sometimes that can lead to the STRANGEST of bedfellows.
One only has to see the connection, which in this case is pure, unadulterated communism, to understand these connections. Eric Owens with The Daily Caller.com makes that connection.
Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Massively Funds Wisconsin COP-HATING PROTESTS
9:48 AM 01/08/2015 By Eric Owens Education Editor
The National Education Association is heavily involved in supporting a militant group in Wisconsin that spends its time and energy organizing angry anti-police protests.
The group is Wisconsin Jobs Now, EAGnews.org reports.
Wisconsin Jobs Now fancies itself as a fighter against income inequality. Strangely, though, the feature piece of propaganda currently emblazoned on its website discusses the death of Dontre Hamilton, a black man who was killed by an aggressive white police officer.
Wisconsin Jobs Now has variously declared that the state’s police officers are racists, killers and animals, according to EAGnews.
The NEA is a major financial donor for Wisconsin Jobs Now. The teachers union — the largest in the United States — gave $125,000 to Wisconsin Jobs Now in 2014 alone.
The other major contributor to the radical group is the Service Employees International Union.
However, the generous $125,000 contribution from the NEA is the only income or revenue Wisconsin Jobs Now reported in 2014, according to a Department of Labor report.
The radical union group is using that $125,000 in NEA seed money to wreak anti-police havoc across Wisconsin.
For example, Wisconsin Jobs Now has organized, participated in or publicized “die-ins” (where protesters collectively get on the ground and pretend to be dead) as well as an illegal blockade of a major Milwaukee freeway during rush hour.
The nonprofit outfit took credit for creating the Dec. 19 traffic jam, notes EAG. Many protesters were arrested during that incident.
While Wisconsin Jobs Now expressly connects these protest events to Hamilton’s death, it’s not clear how the protests actually relate to any improvement in the ability of state residents to find employment rapidly.
Hamilton, the man whose death set off the protesting, died after Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney shot him a large number of times. Manney had found Hamilton, 31, sleeping on a park bench in April 2013. The two ended up scuffling before the fatal shooting.
Hamilton had a history of mental illness.
Manney has since been fired, but no charges have been or will be filed against him.
The full report (from the perspective of the Milwaukee County district attorney) concerning the deadly altercation between Hamilton and Hanney is available from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Hamilton’s death at the hands of the police has been a rallying cry for months among Wisconsin’s die-hard leftist activists.
After the district attorney announced the decision not to press charges against Hanney, Wisconsin Jobs Now protesters tried and mostly failed to rabble-rouse in downtown Milwaukee. Their chants included “Don’t arrest me! Arrest the police!”
In November, shortly after the world-historical losses suffered by the Democrats her union heartily supported, NEA president Lily Eskelsen García sought to rally support for new laws forcing taxpayers to foot all or part of the college tuition costs for anyone who becomes a teacher.
The NEA and other national and local teachers unions suffered massive rejection at the polls in the 2014 midterm elections despite pouring over $100 million into congressional and down-ballot races.
Here are a few choice Wisconsin Jobs Now protest tweets of recent vintage:
— Wisconsin Jobs Now (@WiscJobsNow) December 24, 2014
— Wisconsin Jobs Now (@WiscJobsNow) December 19, 2014
Imagine that. The NEA, the nation’s largest TEACHERS union, is funding anti-police protesters. You would THINK the idiot leftist anarchists running this union, ESPECIALLY for the Wisconsin members, would concern itself more with trying to PRESERVE teachers’ positions and salaries, than funding radicals.
When one compares basic union philosphy to the basic philosophy of “leaders” of these idiotic protesters, whom, over HALF have NO FRIGGING CLUE as to WHAT or WHY they are protesting, the similarities are stark. The unions despise capitalism, a sure fire clue to their belief in a communistic system, the protest leaders have a disdain for a civil, organized, rule-of-law society, another tenet of communism, as it relates to breakdowns in society that ONLY they can “fix” by clamping down on freedoms in all areas of public life.
It should come as no surprise that the unions, seeing their influence wane remarkably, would fund these asshats to remain relevant. They still have not given up, along with their Mess-iah, The Won, Barack Hussein Obama, to “fundamentally transform” America into that old Soviet style communism, with THEM running it.
What they FAIL to realise is, once the “goal” has been “achieved”, THEY will become slaves to the system as is everyone ELSE, with THEIR “freedoms” severely curtailed as well. I guess the term “useful fools” strikes no chord with them.
Back in the day, I used to run up that I-43 corridor through Milwaukee quite often. I may have “retired” too soon. It would be a BLAST to see these lunatics trying to “stop” a couple hundred tractor trailers grossing 80,000 lbs a piece, closing in at about 70 mph.
CLYDE. Enjoying watching the NEA make a BIGGER fool of the entire organization.