28 February 2011

You Call This A Peaceful Protest?

**Update: Yes, there is evidence of teachers encouraging students to come to the Madison, WI protests. I'd call film footage and statements from students at the protest credible, wouldn't you? For the willfully ignorant:

A post at Civil War Memory attacks fellow blogger, Chris Wehner, for calling the degrading spectacle in Madison, Wisconsin for what it is. Kevin Levin calls the protests (which have become violent and are now openly embracing socialists, communists, and anarchists) a "peaceful protest." Talk about being "totally unaware."

Social Justice on display (Yet more anecdotal evidence?):

Reporter assaulted by one of the peace-loving protesters:

“One thing I think should make clear – the people coming after us from every live shot here, these people hate,” Tobin said. “These are people who don’t respect diverse viewpoints. In fact, they’re so afraid I’ll present a diverse viewpoint, that’s why they try to heckle me and shut down every live shot. They’ve made it clear, that what they want to make it harder for me to do my job. They are proud of that when they disrupt a live shot, when they really trample over the First Amendment rights or the First Amendment’s obligations of a reporter."

This is just a very small sampling. There's plenty more available for those with an open mind. Do your own research.

Many thanks to Chris Wehner for having the courage to go public with his criticism over this spectacle. It is public school teachers like Chris who give parents and grandparents like me some hope. Thanks Chris - you are not alone. I know other teachers read this blog. It is my hope some of you will offer your views on what you're seeing not only in Wisconsin, but in other parts of the country as well.


BorderRuffian said...

Crocodile tears for the teacher's union and their "rights." -The right to loot the state government when their buddies (Democrats) are in power.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I have no problem with reasonable negotiations for decent salaries. But this is way beyond that - sad that some can't take the truth. When you're hooking up w/commies and anarchists, it really doesn't do much in the PR arena, now does it? ;o) Social Justice on display . . . except for those in denial. In their case, this is just more anecdotal evidence. Gee, that anecdotal evidence pile is getting rather large.

And USA Today (That right-wing rag!) notes that . . .

"Wisconsin is one of 41 states where public employees earn higher average pay and benefits than private workers in the same state, a USA TODAY analysis finds."