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When Soviet-style propaganda comes to America, it will be published by the California Federation of Teachers and narrated by Ed Asner

When Soviet-style propaganda comes to America, it will be published by the California Federation of Teachers and narrated by Ed Asner

A video published recently by the California Federation of Teachers and narrated by avowed-socialist Ed Asner gained attention because it showed “rich people” pissing on “poor people.”

But that is not the real vice of the video.  The video is full of substantive lies, as explained brilliantly by Lee Doren:

The video is reminiscent of Soviet anti-capitalist propaganda cartoons, with gross caricatures of voracious rich people feeding off the poor:

The face of the California Federation of Teachers also is a 9/11 Truther:

As we sort through where and how this country lost its way, at least one of the roads leads to the California Federation of Teachers, and another road to Hollywood.


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9thDistrictNeighbor | December 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

Yet another confirmation of why we homeschool. And having previously taught in public schools I can guarantee that many social studies teachers are using this in their classes…especially on a Friday so close to “winter break.” Lesson plan for today: video on economics with guided discussion.

Just when you think that Economics being taught in schools would be a good idea the CFT shows that what would be taught would not be good ideas.

Look into that to learn a bit about ObamaCore…the Federalized propaganda system for public schools.

Having a kid in a lot of those govt. monopoly schools is a form of child abuse.

TrooperJohnSmith | December 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

Asner and the Cali Teachers’ Union little film belongs right up the best from SovoFilm and Isvestia. What lying idiots.

I can see an animation showing Blue California, sitting there, basking in the sunshine. Suddenly, the west coast, from San Fran down, trembles, and then everything wet of the San Andreas fault slides into the ocean. As the blue slice slides in, the rest of the state turns purple and then…. red. Voice over: “There IS a plan to save California for future generations.”

Somebody do it.

It’s too late. We’ve let the progressives take over academia, thus the minds of our children.

They play the long and patient game, a refined and perfected strategy, while we simply react to “isolated” incidents.

this got too long, just read the BOLD. 🙂

The explanation does not cover the banker bailouts. When the rich were leveraged 300:1 in Long Term Capital Management, they got bailed out by taxpayers (1998 or so), encouraging more moral hazard leverage, mostly by the rich. That was dotcom bubble days.

When Lehman went down, Goldman Sachs got made whole. Indeed, none of these bailouts should happen, as the biggest gamblers get made whole. The players in the shadowy $600 trillion derivative market should not be bailed out. Derivatives may serve good purposes, but they either need to be regulated or kept separate from the “legitimate” financial markets.

I don’t understand it perfectly, but treating investment bankers like real banks puts the system more at risk. It’s hard to track how much “proprietary trading” goes on behind the scenes. Corzine’s MF Global debacle is one example, where he got stuck, apparently leveraged the wrong way on Euro bonds, and stole from clients to try to cover his bets.

The above video does say bailouts shouldn’t happen, but they DID. The explanation doesn’t address how much of the last crisis (or two) was from money falling from the sky, in the form of leverage in derivative bets being unwound. Stocks are hypothetically borrowed and used as collateral, then “rehypothecated” … and sometimes re-re-re, if you go through London.

That is why prices have to keep going up, why we print so much, why the fed is (almost certainly) in the stock market. Indeed the Wall Streeters helped leverage up the money supply, and helped blow up the bubbles. Bad policy, easy money and ninja loans (no income, no job, no assets) also helped the bubble expand.

Anyway … I think that money falling from the sky, crushing markets, has an element of truth, that any explanation must address. What did crush the markets, if not unions. Define the boogeyman. I’d say the leveraged rich that coordinate with the WH may be it. The Goldman Sachs alumni seem to be in and out of government and the private sector regularly, getting what they want. Ten years ago we used to joke that the White House was a branch office of Goldman … I’m not sure anything has gotten better.

Asner is a rich-o-phobe. Asner’s offensive shaming tactics can be considered a form of bullying, right?

Yeah, those rich SOB’s who spend money, invest, create jobs, give to charities and own TV and movie productions that employ actors who think they are God’s gift to the world. Those SOBs.

This post on changing what goes on in California classrooms to Change Agent training and Social Justice criticisms came from a document I pulled off the California Tomorrow website.

Quite a volatile mix with this kind of Transform Society without understanding it really for the Students. And the attitudes in the teachers illustrated by that video.

Who’s Ed Asner?

To Teach according to his inability, To teach according to his own needs……The new motto of the Teacher’s unions

Your move, Rhode Island.

Rounding up a few headlines…from Today
Chicago Teachers Union VP Caught At Marxist Revolutionary Conference…

Hope And Change: Poll Finds Number Of Americans Who Think Our Culture Is Superior Drops From 60% To 49%…

Chicago Teachers Union VP Caught At Marxist Revolutionary Conference…

Rhode Island’s PC-Obsessed Gov. Lincoln Chafee: It’s Not “Tradition” To Call It A Christmas Tree…

West Virginia High School Forces Students To Stand For “African-American National Anthem”…

School removed God reference from first-grader’s poem

Young People More Likely To Favor Socialism Than Capitalism: Pew

When Soviet-style propaganda comes to America, it will be published by the California Federation of Teachers and narrated by Ed Asner

isolated incidents….

I’ve always blamed the demise of the MSM on Lou Grant! Appears I was right! (I hate that I have to keep explaining that it wasn’t the Lou Grant of Mary Tyler Moore fame, but the show that came after when Lou Grant became the crusading editor, out to right wrongs done by the right)!

We desperately need a Republican Senate and another Joe McCarthy character to offset the nonsense that is now commonplace in DC.

When the pendulum swings, may it swing mightily…

Slartibartfast | December 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

The only problem I have with the critique is the part about capital gains. The critique video says “a handful of people that have taken money that was already taxed and invest it in capital gains”. The implication is that capital gains income has already been taxed. But it hasn’t: the dollars you’re investing has been taxed, but the gain you get from your investment has not been. And it’s taxed at a lower rate. Irrespective of whether you buy the validity of a capital gains tax, this part of the critique is somewhere between being misleading and being completely incorrect.

BTW, as an individual taxpayer, you get taxed on interest income on your regular savings account. But you pay a higher rate than the capital gains rate. Isn’t that even less fair than a capital gains tax?

Speaking of teachers and Ed Asner, I’ve never met Mr. Asner and I don’t have any interesting trivia about him … so here’s a little gossip.

About 30 years ago when I was working in the family business, there was a middle-aged Jewish woman from Boston who was a customer of ours. She was a very devoted public school teacher, and, chatting with her, I realized that all the supplies she was buying for her classes was with her own money. So, I started giving her everything at our cost.

One time she was telling me about a vacation she had just taken to Jamaica. She said she had a great time … she said the only bad thing was that Ed Asner was staying at the same hotel and she sat near him almost every day by the pool. She said that she and others vacationing with her had all tried to approach him and say “hello,” but that he made it clear he wanted nothing to do with them. However, she said, he was like Jekyll and Hyde … that he wanted to bond and talk endlessly with the black Jamaican hotel staff.

She said something to the effect of, “What a phony. He wants to think he’s a champion of the little guy, so if you’re black, he acts like the nicest guy in the world … but if you’re a white American, his attitude is ‘Get lost.'”

Looking back, I think she may have been a conservative.

And that’s LukeHandCool’s gossip tidbit of the day.

I think the video of Mr. Asner is actually the screen test for the part he won in Oliver Stone’s paranoid “JFK.”

I knew he was a lefty, but I didn’t know he was a 9/11 truther nutcase.

If they showed that video in the Soviet Union in the 60s, 70s or 80s, we’d roll our eyes. Who in this country doesn’t know that rich people (except for Michelle Obama)are skinny?
They made the video in California, out of all places, where the roads are horrible, even though we got some of the bailout money to fix a few of them, and taxes are sky high and the rich are fleeing to other states.

Slartibartfast | December 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Something that Lee missed (or, possibly, that I missed him covering): local services are covered by local taxes. Federal income tax breaks for the upper-bracket earners has nothing to do with teachers, firemen and policemen having jobs.

In the 60’s, the Communists said they would take over America without firing a shot.

Mission Accomplished.

Absolutely no way would I allow a child of mine to attend a public school in this day and age….

Some fairy tales are more endearing than others. Follow the rainbow to discover there is no pot of gold.

All I can say is that if you were to piss on the occu-poopers it would be their 1st shower in quite some time.

California will be the first soviet state in the Barack Obama transformed USSA.