On Stephen Lerner and the SEIU’s “Economic Terrorism”
As many of you have heard by now, The Blaze obtained audio of a meeting in which former SEIU official, Stephen Lerner, described a strategy that can only be characterized as Marxist Economic Terrorism.
As professional smear merchant, Eric Boehlert, points out, Lerner no longer works at the SEIU. Of course, Eric will never tell you Lerner was fired because he was dipping into the union coffers to implement this very plan. Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com doesn’t have Eric’s constraints:
This might be more compelling if not for the fact that the SEIU fired Lerner in November, as BI reports, for trying to spend millions of dollars on this very project. Apparently, the first rule of Labor Nihilist Club is not to talk about Labor Nihilist Club. The second rule of Labor Nihilist Club? Keep your hands off the union cash, dude. It’s a point of exceptional irony that just can’t be missed.
So Lerner was canned because he was using union money. It’s doubtful there was a philosophical objection to what he was doing.
Regardless, the real story here is what these Marxists are capable of. They were actually doing it and hit a bump in the road. What we need to do now is see where Lerner winds up next. A guy like that won’t stay unemployed for very long.
UPDATE: Robert Stacy McCain has all the angles covered here. It’s worth the read.