• July 21, 2024

Teachers Unions Support Guillotines, Strikes and Closures Over Children’s Welfare

 Teachers Unions Support Guillotines, Strikes and Closures Over Children’s Welfare

By James Fitzgerald

Americans are sometimes accused
of ignorance over history and geography beyond their own shores. It was no
different last week, after the Chicago Teachers Union tweeted support for a
protest outside Jeff Bezos’ home, where an effigy was placed in a guillotine.
However, any history teachers among them might have pointed out that the French
Revolution ended up turning on its leaders.

The protestors, who were virtue
signaling for a $30 minimum wage outside the house of a man who reputedly earns
$4,000 a second, clearly had violence on their minds. 

The CTU tweet stated: “We are completely frightened by, completely impressed by and completely in support of wherever this is headed. #solidarity.”

The group describes itself as “caring, united, democratic”, but their explicit support for depictions of violence are anathema to wholesome traditional school values. A perusal of the comments under that tweet would suggest that many members do not share the vitriolic zeal.

Last week Forbes reported that
Bezos’ wealth had surpassed $200 billion, following Amazon’s bolstered revenues
as pandemic-tied shoppers flocked online.

Chicago Teachers Union Local 1, a collective bargaining body for Chicago’s teachers, have also been associated with the “Black Lives Matter” protests in the city. A “pinned” tweet states: “Cancelling the CPD contract and defunding the police, which either the City or Chicago Board of Ed has the authority to do, would free $33 million to be reinvested in at least 300 counselors, restorative justice coordinators and social workers for every school in the district.”

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