Unions Sowing Fear in the Streets
As a follow-up on the subject of organized labor stoking civil violence, it turns out that one of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members who crossed into physical violence in St. Louis wasn’t just a overexcited layman:
Elston K. McCowan is a former organizer – now the Public Service Director of SEIU Local 2000 – and board member of the Walbridge Community Education Center, and is a Baptist minister, has been a community organizer for more than 23 years, and now, he is running for Mayor of the City of St. Louis under the Green Party.
As Clarice Feldman observes, McCowan “is the union”; he’s one of the guys who “issues the cards.”
Join that with an SEIU memo in Connecticut that explicitly instructs supporters to “drown out” those who oppose the healthcare power grab. The line between “being heard” and “making not heard” is not so subtle. The former is an expression of democratic process. The latter indicates an intention to bully the opposition into simply staying home in the interest of their own safety.
In Michigan, a man who confronted Rep. John Dingell (D., Michigan) about the availability of resources, under Obamacare, for his son’s cerebral palsy subsequently received a visit in the middle of the night. Welcome to hope and change.