Tuesday, August 4, 2020

A Teachers Union Wants Wealth Taxes, Charter School Bans, and Medicare for All Before Schools Can Reopen

Here is a perfect example of how the radical left is everywhere and making its move to grab as much power as possible.

Reason magazine reports:
Take the group United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). That union represents more than 35,000 teachers in the nation's second-largest school district. Earlier this month, UTLA published a paper calling for schools to remain closed until the district could ensure adequate supplies of protective gear for teachers and students. UTLA also demanded the reconfiguring of classrooms to allow for social distancing.
But that wasn't it. UTLA also stated that the pandemic requires an immediate moratorium on new charter schools in Los Angeles. How does that protect student or teacher safety? It doesn't, of course. If anything, the pandemic has revealed the necessity of additional educational options for parents and students
UTLA didn't stop there. It is also demanding things that the officials in charge of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) don't have the power to grant, such as the passage of Medicare for All, new state-level wealth taxes in California, and a federal bailout of the LAUSD—which is struggling to meet pension obligations for retired teachers and staff.
The first thing that is shocking about this report is just how extreme left is the Los Angeles teachers union and their lack of fear in displaying it.

The second thing is how bold they are in demanding lefty policy proposals in sectors of the economy that have nothing to do with teaching.

It is obvious that the radical left is making its move in a big way. They should be challenged intellectually and not be given an inch.

It is not an exaggeration to say Western Civilization may be at stake, and the resistance to the radical left is extremely small (at least that part that is willing to publicly display resistance).

If the radical left advance is not somehow stopped, life in America could in a few short years be ugly and extremely oppressive. We are going to wish for the "good times" when we were only required to wear masks and many restaurants and stores were closed.

We certainly won't be able to trust neighbors and probably not even many relatives---and that is just for starters.

I hope I am wrong. The world is very complex so it is difficult to project long-term with accuracy but things do not look good at all. Maybe the best thing that can happen is that the United States splits up with regions of freedom.



  1. As an aside, can someone remind me why exactly we fought WW2?

    1. A question I'm sure that many in eastern Europe asked for a long time.

    2. WW2 was mostly a religiois war between three socialist sects: national socialism (Nazis), international socialism (Soviets), and Western socialism (aka progressivism). Nazis werr defeated, Soviet socialism gradually fell apart, and progressivism currently attempts to start a revolution in US and EU.

  2. It doesn't matter that you are a lawyer who can juggle all lawbooks at the same time, or a doctor yourself - if anyone asks you how to choose among every one of the selections in Medicare, so bad is it you'd feel that no cover may be a pretty very good choice after all. Part B