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Taxpayer-Funded Courses in Union Violence

April 26, 2011 by

These courses, co-taught at two of my institution’s sister campuses, are, well, a bit odd:

Recently, the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) sponsored two college courses: Introduction to Labor Studies and Labor Politics and Society, to be taught simultaneously through a video conference between to two campuses.

The Professors are Judy Ancel, Director of Labor Studies at UMKC and Don Giljum, business manager for the International Union of Operating Engineers at Ameren UE in St. Louis. (Bonus: he is a member of the Communist Party.)

In the class, the Professors not only advocate the occasional need for violence and industrial sabotage, they outline specific tactics that can be used. As one of our colleagues pointed out, its the matter-of-factness of it all that is so disturbing.

I’m guessing they don’t have W. H. Hutt or Morgan Reynolds on the syllabus.


billwald April 26, 2011 at 10:17 am

The national choice in this new world economy is a violent revolution or be satisfied as an industrial serf. The new social system will see 80% of the population as landless serfs.

Daniel April 26, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Socialism’s predictions are amusing because:
1. More people have become more enabled to consume more under capitalism
2. The only instances were the proletariat did rise was while being led by the “intellectual” proletariat, like Che.

Freedom Fighter April 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

The “che” an intellectual ? LOL :-D

Just because he was a medical undergraduate does not automatically make him an “intellectual”, LOL :-D

Most doctors I encountered are unimaginative, non-curious, narrow minded dumb fucks.

Daniel April 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm

By “intellectual” proletariat I mean someone that isn’t a “material” proletariat

Get it?

Daniel April 26, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I just noticed you wrote “national choice” in a “world economy” you broken record retard

Franklin April 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm

You don’t get it.
And you never will.

But Daniel actually said it better.

Iain April 26, 2011 at 10:56 am

Rothbard pointed out that unions are the biggest perpetrators of violence in labor disputes. He also pointed out that it is illegal to get an injunction against a union or union member. One of the things that gets me about unions is the utter hypocrisy.

Seattle April 26, 2011 at 11:52 am

No no no, you misunderstand. We’re proletarians. They’re bourgeois. Everything we do is right and everything they do is wrong. That’s why it’s okay for unions to bomb people.

Gil April 27, 2011 at 3:22 am

You means the only perpetrators of violence? The employers are merely using rightful force to defend their private property.

JV April 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I thought that such courses were common? My school has an entire department devoted solely to “labor studies and democracy” (most economics majors choose it as a minor). I should mention that I attended a private university.

Ezekiel Z. April 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm

When I watched “Harlan County, USA” it always amazed me when the union people called the police “gun thugs,” then proceeded to use violence against “scabs.” The police were the ones protecting private property, while the union members were the ones threatening and committing violence against other workers.

Mississippi Guesser April 27, 2011 at 11:39 am

I watched that movie for a class in undergrad. I noticed that the “scabs” were willing to work under the conditions and for wages that the union men refused. This showed me that the “scabs” were worse off than the union coal miners.

Mrhuh April 26, 2011 at 9:56 pm

It’s the same way that many upper-middle class university students and professors imagine themselves to be members of the struggling proletariat.

Politicaljules August 17, 2011 at 12:40 am

Looks like the classes are taking hold. Non union business owner shot in Ohio.

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