Leftist Plan to Crash the Economy

If even half of this is true, if even half of this is doable, this is some serious stuff.

As exposed by The Blaze,  it seems union leaders, community organizers and other socialists gathered at a forum at Pace University last weekend to do some brainstorming.

This audio recording purports to be some of that discussion, including a plan outlined by former SEIU official Stephen Lerner to destabilize the economy and bring about some glorious Marxist revolution. According to the Business Insider,  SEIU let Lerner go last November for spending too much of the organization’s cash pursuing a plan like this.

Like most socialists, he imagines that the money earned and accumulated by others somehow rightfully belongs to him (part of the philosophy I have dubbed “IwantIwantIwant!”). As most self-centered socialists are, he is willing to bring down anyone and everyone he has to in order to get MINE.

As you hear from his statements, he encourages people to refuse to pay what they have borrowed–which is nothing but theft.  He encourages contempt for property rights, honesty and integrity, and he does so in pursuit of getting his share of the loot he believes he and his fellow revolutionaries can get from the evil rich who, in his judgment, “have too much.”

This is from the transcript of the audio you can hear below:

We have an entire economy that is built on debt and banks so the question would be what would happen if we organized homeowners in mass to do a mortgage strike if we get half a million people to agree it would literally cause a new financial crisis for the banks not for us we would be doing quite well we wouldn’t be paying anything…

We have to think much more creatively. The key thing… What does the other side fear the most – they fear disruption. They fear uncertainty. Every article about Europe says in they rioted in Greece the markets went down

The folks that control this country care about one thing how the stock market goes what the bond market does how the bonuses goes. We have a very simple strategy:

How do we bring down the stock market
How do we bring down their bonuses
How do we interfere with there ability to be rich…

So a bunch of us around the country think who would be a really good company to hate we decided that would be JP Morgan Chase and so we are going to roll out over the next couple of months what would hopefully be an exciting campaign about JP Morgan Chase that is really about challenge the power of Wall Street.

And so what we are looking at is the first week in May can we get enough people together starting now to really have an week of action in New York I don’t want to give any details because I don’t know if there are any police agents in the room.

So how does he plan to bring off this heist? By pulling the same kind of childish stunt socialists pulled in Madison, Wisconsin in the hopes of bringing political pressure on the targets of his displeasure:

And so we need to take on those folks at the same time. And that we will start here we are going to look at a week of civil disobedience – direct action all over the city. Then roll into the JP Morgan shareholder meeting which they moved out of New York because I guess they were afraid because of Columbus.

There is going to be a ten state mobilization to try and shut down that meeting and then looking at bank shareholder meetings around the country and try and create some moments like Madison except where we are on offense instead of defense.

As reported by the Pocono Record, SEIU goons and drones gave us a little taste of these tactics last week when a bunch of them marched into the headquarters of ESSA Bank in Pennsylvania and disrupted the business operations of the bank and its customers.

You can see some of their childish, disruptive behavior in this video:

These socialists have no respect for property rights, no respect for the activities of other people, and no respect for the schedules of the customers they disrupted with their antics.

The kind of strategy, the kind of behavior advocated by Lerner is in keeping with the way Marxists operate where they cannot seize a country through outright, open force.  They try to stir up unrest.  They try to create an atmosphere of chaos.  They try to create an atmosphere of envy and a sense of entitlement to something they do not have.  They promote protests and riots to get the people scared enough to bring political pressure on their wealthy enemies, squeezing tribute from the rich and political concessions from the ruling class.

If this is indeed legitimate–and it seems to be–we have stumbled onto a lucky break to receive advance warning of these plans. With our economy already sputtering and hanging precariously, with our nation $14 TRILLION in debt  and looking at a $1.6 TRILLION budget deficit, high unemployment and on the verge of serious inflation, we don’t need any additional mucking about like these socialists plan.  Perhaps our economy could withstand their mischief…but are you willing to bet on it?  I’m not.

Hopefully, simply having this revealed will prevent them from going forward with the plan. But if they do try it anyway, the American people must respond quickly and decisively to denounce this childish, self-centered behavior for what it is, and make it clear to our elected leaders that they should not cave to a single demand of this rabble. We the American people need to continue to champion the American way: the free market, property rights, respect for one another, honesty, integrity, personal responsibility.

We’ve allowed these Marxist malcontents far too much leash as it is.  It’s time we shut them down and made it clear to them that America has always had a set of values antithetical to socialism and class envy, and by God’s grace and strength, the American people will stand firm to ensure our country always does embrace those values.

The uncut recording

Glenn Beck Elaborates on the Details Behind this Plan

Glenn Beck Elaborates on the Details Behind this Plan, Part 2

8 Responses to “Leftist Plan to Crash the Economy”

  1. These actions are nothing but criminal anarchy, and should be treated as such.

    The sad part is that these strategies that the Left thinks will advance their agenda will absolutely decimate the people at the lowest rungs of their ranks – the ones that they claim to “care” about so much.

  2. It’s time to bring back HUAC!!!

  3. Yes! There’s really no other option. Self-preservation demands it.

  4. One other observation I’ve had about these incidences and videos is the utter reluctance of our law enforcement to actually “ENFORCE” the laws. Notice how politely they ask the protesters, i.e. trespassers, to leave without being arrested. The video taken clearly shows an agent of the building management asking the protesters to leave and the trespassers refusing to do so – a cut and dry offense (at least, here in Texas.) This is one of the biggest ills of society at present – the reluctance to enforce the law and punish criminals. Madison was another big example of this horrible character flaw on our nation.

  5. Yes, it’s true. Rush Limbaugh is correct in suggesting it has been tried already in 2008 with the mortgage markets. Now think back to 2001. On September 10th, in a news story, Donald Rumsfeld announced that One Trillion dollars was unaccounted for. As Glenn B said in The Overton Window, “the next day it didn’t matter.” This is after two terms of Bill Clinton. The left has been looting the country for decades. Much of It is probably in the Cayman Islands.

  6. Jake,
    It was $2.3 trillion that Rumsfeld said on 9/10/01. Here’s the link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU4GdHLUHwU

  7. Oh, yes, thank you for the correction and for paying attention.