So I’m watching this horrendous video over at Big Government in which union thugs teach a class on how to be a union thug. They extol the virtues of violence, arguing that violence “has its place,” so much so that one thug says, with no small measure of pride, that he, himself, has been the cause of violence against someone who did not, by his own admission, ask for “it” (whatever “it” was, it was obviously violent). While I’m pretty sure this is a video-taped confession of a violent crime, that’s not what I’m focusing on here (well, beyond mentioning it. In passing.).
That’s all bad enough. Then one of the students, apparently earnest (but most likely appalled . . . I hope. Maybe a Breitbart plant), asks how many people it takes to turn terrorism into “revolution.” The union thugs don’t really have an answer to that, so they babble through a few thoughts (it’s always interesting to watch unthinking people attempt to think–they do it out loud, and it’s a messy, embarrassing process) before landing on the answer that “it’s not terrorism if you win.” Setting aside the myriad problems with this statement, take a look at the rest of the bizarre (by any standard) class “discussion.”
We go from “holy crap, we really are just terrorists and just got called on it” gape-face, stammering, nervous laughter to . . . hey! Arch-communist Noam Chomsky once said that uh uh uh the U. S. is the biggest state-sponsor of terrorism.
That, my friends, is a non sequitur–one of the most favorite, bestest rhetorical devices implemented by leftists. Do the violent acts of union terrorists have anything at all to do with the U. S. government (well, prior to BO, who actually is sponsoring terrorism–of the union and jihad varieties)? Of course not.
As frustrating as it is to have to deal with leftist non sequiturs, it’s also clear evidence that they don’t have an argument, they don’t have anything that they believe in and that the people want. Or will fight for. Or go to jail for. Or die for. When they aren’t paying their members to attend protests (back in January ’10, the SEIU paid union purple shirts to stand around holding Croakley signs, remember? $50, I think it was, and they caught one purple shirt on vid saying he was voting for Brown, anyway. I wonder what ever happened to him? Of course, it should be noted that the rank-and-file don’t always do what the bosses want, thus the college classes in union terrorism), they are bullying them into doing so. I wonder what the going rate for an illegal, violent attack on the U. S. government, a business, or the American people is. Think they’ll get their thugs “fired up” to go to jail for $50?
Somehow I doubt it. The union thugs doubt it, too.
That’s why we have this exchange in the union terror class: Aren’t we just terrorists if we run around commiting acts of union terror? The U. S. engages in terrorism. Ah, okay, that makes sense.
But of course it doesn’t. I just hope these kids are smart enough to hear the logical fallacy and to call these union thugs exactly what they are: union terrorists.
[Update: Part II of you, too, can be a union terrorist who “creatively” electrocutes cats for fun and profit is now up at Big Government]