March 3, 2011

"'Destroy Institutions’: Ralph Nader and Jesse Jackson Call for College Students to Rise Up in Revolution, Blame Rush Limbaugh for ‘Huge Ignorance Movement’"

From the Blaze and Rush Limbaugh.

Quick. Somebody email this off to Professor Brian Kiteley. So he can haughtily distance himself from civil rights activists, consumer advocates, and small college speaking circuits.


Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:40am

Comments (8)

  1. Once those beaches start melting, I’m gonna freak the fuck out.

  2. At first, I was hoping the questioners were being sarcastic and trying to punk Nader, but no! the questions were fucking serious.

    Yeah. Yeah. Yeah… drones the mind full of mush.

    Our future leaders, folks.

  3. I’m pretty sure that expressing an interest in learning stuff is what the kids call “acting white.” Maybe Jesse’s energies would be better focused on that.

  4. You mean, Jesse “I get nervous when a black person walks up behind me in DC” Jackson has started a “Blame Limbaugh” movement?

    Why, that takes us right back to the Clinton Administration.

    Either that, or Jesse “I get nervous when a black person walks up behind me in DC” Jackson didn’t get the “blame everything on Bush” memo.

  5. To be fair, “Blame Bush” and “Blame Rush” are awfully similar in appearance. Maybe there was a typo on the Journolist. Or maybe the fax got smudged. Who can say?

  6. No typo.

    Because, “Blaming Bush,” reminds everyone how much better life was three-plus years ago.

  7. What are the roots of this “Hitler banned unions” urban legend? We have to understand what was going on in Germany at the time. Any economist will tell you, prior to Hitler’s rise to power, that the Weimar Republic struggled under severe hyperinflation. The Weimar’s hyperinflation is required study for every college student wishing to become an economist. What is hyperinflation? Webster’s defines inflation as, “a continuing rise in the general price level usually attributed to an increase in the volume of money and credit relative to available goods and services”, and defines hyperinflation as, “inflation growing at a very high rate in a very short time”.

    When Hitler came to power, he moved to correct this hyperinflation while keeping his national socialist views front and center. In 1933, the Nazis disbanded the Weimar unions and replaced them with the new and improved union, the German Labor Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront, DAF), which was comprised of 2 primary entities, the National Socialist Factory Organization and the National Socialist Trade and Industry Organization. The labor contracts that were Weimar contracts were now DAF-honored contracts. The Nazi’s funded the DAF’s coffers with the Weimar unions’ stockpile of wealth (the existing unions were part of that inflation problem). One of the new unions’ most popular programs was the Strength through Joy (Kraft durch Freude, KdF)) program, which developed the KdF-wagen, that later became the Volkswagen, or People’s Car.

    The primary goal of Germany’s national socialists was to “create a classless” society. Hitler’s unions were front and center in this cause. In fact, Hitler gave the unions their long-awaited demand, one that the Weimar unions were never able to pull off, a National Labor Day, May 1, 1933.


  8. In my area, East Chicago highschool students walked out of class to protest the extended school year. I’m going to assume that teachers were behind this.
    We used to mock these “60’s wannabe” teachers. How far can this go?