[Ed. – Membership in the union to decline dramatically in 3, 2, …]
The largest labor union in the United States posted a video Tuesday that should scare the bejesus out of every freedom-loving American citizen. The AFL-CIO essentially removed its mask and took the gloves off to announce that its endgame is communism.
Perhaps emboldened by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, prompted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s call for a tax on assets, or encouraged by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for all, the message denies capitalism’s greatest gift to mankind — the creation of the middle class.
Dan Whelan, the video’s messenger, who’s described as a “Marxist roofer,” claims that the American middle class is instead, “a fiction.”
“Class is actually determined by a person’s relationship to or ownership of the means of production,” he begins. “The means of production being a factory, a plantation, a skyscraper. Something that generates money and requires workers.”
The 2-minute-plus video was posted on the AFL-CIO’s Twitter account, along with the inscription, “We all need to seize the means of production.”