In the wake of the May Day Occupy/SEIU rallies, a website is revealing portions of some 'training manuals' that are truly shocking. Intimidation, bullying, pressure, and manipulation seem to be the SEIUs favorite way of dealing with those pesky non-Union shops, employees/employers or even the '1%'. The '99% Spring Training Manual', organized by MoveOn.org, is essentially a 'We're the Democrats/Unions and we'll be taking over your OWS movement now' manual. Then there's 'A Rule is to Break: A Child's Guide to Anarchy'. A single copy sells for between $40-$115 and comes complete with a moving review by America's favorite domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers.
"... A delight to read! A children's book on anarchy seems somehow just right: an instinctive, intuitive sense of fairness, community, and interdependence sits naturally enough with a desire for participatory democracy, feminism, queer-rights, environmental balance, self-determination, and peace and global justice." - Bill Ayers
How special. Actually, the book is tongue-in-cheek and silly. Only a black perma-marker to Ayers' review would make it better! 'Wild Child' (the books character) is adorable and the video will make you smile. 'John and Jana' have recently done 'Occupy 1,2,3', still, it's hard to understand why The Blaze included 'A Rule' among the named training manuals.
All cuteness aside, there are some very disturbing suggestions in the 'SEIU Training Manual,' 30 years old and still in use. One passage reads, "It may be a violation of blackmail and extortion laws to threaten management officials with release of 'dirt' about them if they don't settle a contract. But there is no law against union members who are angry at their employer deciding to uncover and publicize factual information about individual managers." They're not messing around, are they?
Many believe that if the current political vibe continues, to the extent of revolution, the Unions will lead the radical liberal charge. And, why not? They no longer hide their Marxist inclinations. SEIU also helped sponsor MoveOn.org's '99% Spring Training Manual' and you can't miss the similarities in tactics. Naturally, it's 'non-violent' this and 'non-violent' that. Yeah, tell the police officers attacked by OWS protestors about the non-violence.
The Blaze has the full text of the SEIU manual and the 99% Spring manual on the website. Note names like Richard Trumka and Van Jones in the 99% Spring manual. Missing is George Soros. He must prefer paying for it rather than taking credit. What a sweet, kind man.
Â© Margie Wilson-Mars 2012