Much like Memorial Day, the origins of Labor Day have been lost to most Americans and it is simply another 3-day weekend. This is unfortunate, because there is a great deal to be learned from both in very different ways. While Memorial Day has its origins in the Civil War to honor fallen veterans, Labor Day traces its roots to the progressive-era socialist movement.
Don’t take my word for it. The following video is from last year’s Labor Day broadcast by RTAmerica, a Russian state-sponsored propaganda network. (RT literally stands for Russia Today) The segment features guest Jihan Hafiz, a correspondent for Soros-funded Democracy Now! giving a performance as a faux journalist. It also interviews Sarah Sloan of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, a US-based group that promotes the “validity of Marxism and Leninism.”
Obviously they still cling to their “socialism is responsible for the 8 hour work day” nonsense, but you get the point. The holiday didn’t originate to celebrate honest labor, it was created to celebrate socialist labor unions. Note also that uber-leftist Barack Obama isn’t collapsing the country and socializing it fast enough for these folks.
Enjoy your cookout, but be informed and stay vigilant. The collectivists are congregating today as well, and they hunger for power. If you let history fade into obscurity, their movement will continue to gain a foothold.
Those who have been once intoxicated with power and have derived any kind of emolument from it can never willingly abandon it. – Edmund Burke
Ah, Labor Day. The unofficial end of summer. A three day weekend with cookouts, pool parties, retail sales, and political campaigns kicking into high gear. To most Americans, that’s all there is to it. But why do we have a federal holiday with the designation ‘Labor Day’? Essentially, we have three people to thank (blame?) for this extended weekend.
Way back in the late 1800’s, labor unions were fairly important, influential groups in American society and politics. Virtually any skilled trade had a national organization with local chapters, from carpenters to ironworkers to engineers. Even some unskilled workers had organized unions, such as the American Railway Union, or ARU. The ARU included most any sort of railway worker, but the majority of members were unskilled workers.
Just outside of Chicago was the planned community of Pullman. The town was essentially owned by George M. Pullman, who also was the owner/president of Pullman Palace Car Company, maker of railroad cars. Pullman built the town for his factory workers, and charged them rent. However, following the Panic of 1893, Pullman cut the wages of his employees by as much as 25%. The workers’ rents stayed the same, however. The ARU had recently struck, successfully, against the Great Northern Railway for similar wage cuts, and decided to strike against Pullman. At first, the workers did not have the full support of the ARU, so on May 11, 1984, they launched a wildcat strike, ceasing to pull or service any trains with a Pullman car on it. The wildcat worked, as the rest of the ARU quickly joined in, led by union president Eugene V. Debs.
Now, I could dedicate an entire post just to Mr. Debs, but that will have to wait. Briefly though, Debs was born to French immigrants who were no stranger to wealth, owning both a meat market and a textile mill. He dropped out of high school at 14, and began his railroad career as a painter, car cleaner, and later a locomotive fireman. He attended business school and became heavily involved with unions by the age of 20. He held various positions of rank within the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman before eventually running, successfully, for 2 terms as city clerk in his home town, and later one term on the Indiana General Assembly as a Democrat.
Debs originally opposed the Pullman Strike, but quickly relented as it spread beyond Chicago, and eventually, all the way to California. The strike, referred to in that time as “Deb’s Rebellion”, crippled the national railroad infrastructure, including U.S. Mail deliveries. It was at this point that President Grover Cleveland stepped in, ordering an injunction against Debs and the ARU, calling for the strike to end. Once it was clear that he had been ignored, Cleveland ordered military intervention to break the strike and set the mail cars back to work. In the process of breaking the striking, an estimated $80 million in damages and vandalism occurred, and at least 30 people were killed. Debs and the rest of the Board for the ARU were arrested for ignoring a federal injunction and interfering with U.S. Mail deliveries. While in prison, Debs immersed himself in the works of Karl Marx, and later ran for President as a Socialist 6 consecutive times, starting in 1900.
Even after the strike was over, and the town of Pullman was incorporated into Chicago, public opinion generally was still a resentment of the ARU for the strike, and of Debs for leading the charge. The (then unbiased) New York Times declared him “a lawbreaker at large, an enemy of the human race.” Nevertheless, Cleveland and the great majority of Congress feared for their political careers and passed legislation declaring the first Monday of September a federal holiday: Labor Day. The bill was signed into law a whopping 6 days after the strike was broken. Talk about a union stranglehold.
Various labor organization had proposed a similar holiday as early as 10 years prior to the Pullman Strike, and some states had even begun observing such a holiday on a state level. But, thanks to the grossly immoral business practices of George Pullman, the aggressive tactics of democrat-turned-socialist (not much of a turn, I know) Eugene Debs, and the fear of losing union support by Grover Cleveland, we now have a National Labor Day. To celebrate and honor American workers! And the Unions that control them! But the first Monday of September? That’s a bit arbitrary. Well, that was because the politicians had to find a balance between placating the unions, who wanted to use May Day (a communist workers’ holiday), and the American population, who were put off by communism and all of it’s wares.
So in summary, as you enjoy cold beers, swimming pools, and cookouts today, remember this: were it not for the crippling stranglehold that unions have over politicians, you’d be at work today. That is, of course, if your not one of the 23 + million unemployed. Enjoy!!
I recently had a discussion with a friend of mine who fancies himself a thoughtful conservative. We were on a boating trip and I was doing my best to avoid politics on a beautiful, sunny day. He was doggedly persistent and I’m not known for a lack of opinion. Now, this particular friend has a tendency to over-analyze a given topic and work himself in circles so I was prepared to try and steer him back. As the discussion got underway, I found that I was indeed prepared to champion America’s first principles. I just didn’t think I would have to defend them from a self-proclaimed conservative at a tiki bar today.
For starters he was starstruck by the perfect hair of the duo of Romney and Ryan. This is fairly typical of most casual conservatives who get into election mode and leave their scruples at the door. I burst his bubble by reminding him of the tandem’s history with Romneycare, TARP, Auto Bailouts, and Medicare Part D. Hardly conservative positions and hardly an indication that these men were the saviors he felt they were. Of course any criticism of the GOP ticket instantly draws the accusation that I want Obama to win. Hardly. I told him I would certainly vote for the Mormon over the Black Liberation Theologian.
Then he slid a little more to the left and began to talk about the health care legislation that the GOP should pass after repealing Obamacare. He had accepted the liberal premise that there was a health care crisis that must be dealt with at a federal level. I told him when you put out a fire, you don’t replace it with anything else. Just repeal it. This sent him into a tirade about all the poor, unfortunate people of this world that needed our help. Uh oh. He’s really going down the rabbit hole.
He stated that we had a moral obligation to help those less fortunate. As a practicing Christian, I wholeheartedly agreed. Just not via the Federal government. I asked if it was OK that he was holding gun to my head and forcing me to be “charitable.” This caused him great concern and he walked away only to return one drink later with his retort. It was no longer an obligation in his mind, but an “opportunity,” as if that was any more sensible. Things were really starting to slide.
I asked him what authority within the United States Constitution gave Congress the ability to pass such legislation? “General Welfare Clause” he responded. Ugh. Logic right out of a liberal playbook being played by a “conservative.” I tried in vain to explain the enumerated powers of Congress and the role of the General Welfare Clause as a modifier rather than a stand alone power. He responded that he didn’t know what the enumerated powers were. (Facepalm) Maybe I could use another drink myself.
I politely explained the limited powers of the Federal government and how the remainder was left for the states. He was fine with that as long as the Federal government could force the states to “uniformly” implement their own policies. What?!?! “If the Federal government can force the states to all be the same, you lose the ability to vote with your feet” I replied. “That’s not practical” he shrieked. “People can’t just pick up and move!” Of course they can and do. For jobs, relationships, lower taxes, etc… That freedom to escape poor policies and find greener pastures is a hallmark of American Federalism.
Ultimately our wives separated us and we went on with enjoying our day although the conversation continued to bother me. It is clear at this point that the left is winning. They have pounded their message so effectively over the last century that Marxism is now engrained in many facets of society. The uninformed and even the well-intentioned have been indoctrinated. The argument begins at the far left with the liberals and ends up compromised on the not-quite-so-far-left with the neo-conservatives.
We have a lot of work to do just to even begin to reverse this trend. Those who should be our allies are too wrapped up in politics and policies to realize they’ve been compromised. We need a revival of America’s first principles to cleanse its very soul. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get back to basics.
Jon Lovitz hates heavy progressive taxation. Why would anyone hate plank #2 of the Communist Manifesto? “A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.”
Let’s see why Jon’s so upset:
(Filed another one under: “Never mind, media, we’ll do your damned job.”)
See the evil, white, racist, Swedes. Look. White devils, the lot of them – even the one in black face on the horrific “chopping block”. Insensitive ghoulish bastards!
But that’s not the story.
The Internet was abuzz earlier today with news that the Swedes had lost their minds and were eating an horrifying cake, that was made to look like a black woman having her vagina cut apart. Gross, right?!
I tried to warn people off the rush to judgment until more about the story came out (you can see my Twitter stream for that). It’s a habit of some to wait until more facts come out before jumping to conclusions. Unfortunately, it’s a habit for others to jump the gun and scream “RACISM!!!” at the top of their internet lungs the instant they see something framed the way they don’t like. Never forget… the leftist media lies… constantly. However, this was the first story I saw circulating around the social web about the story today, and it came from Breitbart.com:
Swedish Minister of Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth joined in an unthinkably repulsive event on Saturday in which she carved the labia from a cake baked to look like a “stereotypical African woman.”
As the Swedish newspaper Fria Tider reported, “the self-proclaimed ‘anti-racist’ Liljeroth … slices and eats a cake depicting a black African woman with minstrel-esque face.” She was “performing a clitoridectomy (sic) on the cake.” Video of the party shows the cake screaming – the head of the cake was actually a person in blackface under the table – each time someone cuts the cake.
I expect the left to respond this way, because that’s been their historic M.O. However, I don’t expect those on “our side” to keep doing it when they continually end up being shown their folly. See: Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman for a more recent example. But, Breitbart runs with the story and cites “a person in blackface under the table”, and simply stops there with the story. That’s good enough, isn’t it? As if a bunch of white Swedes would be that stupid. Methinks some conservatives should consider traveling more. This is the story that Breitbart.com linked in their piece. Here’s the way the leftists at FriaTider tried to frame it. Screenshot of part of their piece:
Note the caption: “The maimed “corpse” of an African woman has sparked an outcry in social media.” Ffs. Yes, an outcry, because irresponsible and reactionary people with keyboards are allowed access to the Internet, you white boobs (see what I did there?).
Then other stories surfaced described the event as a means to raise awareness about the plight of African women who are routinely the victims of female genital mutilation. A good thing to bring to the world spotlight. It’s a horrible practice that I routinely call out on Twitter. In fact, I Tweeted about it last just 5 days ago.
muslims just love removing girls’ clits -> Female genital mutilation bit.ly/IyMtIo
— brooks bayne (@brooksbayne) April 14, 2012
Then I was finally linked to another story (thanks, @thekelliejane), that had the artist’s name, Makode Linde. This piece included the bit about the artist, stating that this bombast was his idea, because it was his art project! However, even though that particular story mentioned that the artist put on blackface, it still didn’t mention that the artist is a person of color. Behold the evil, racist, black, Swede who started all this (following pics from Makode Linde’s Facebook account):
Kickin’ it at the beach.
Here he wears a hat with the word “nigger” on it. Check out his sidekick “jail bait”. Lovers? Only speculating. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Here Makode’s pretending to be black Hitler. He had some other photos on Facebook where his friends were sporting the Hitler ‘stache – like the one next to him. Must be a popular thing in his circle. Or maybe he’s taking a break to smell his finger.
Maybe this is more “art”. Dunno.
Then finally, the screenshot from Facebook that lays it all out.
Here’s the text, in case some of you writers want to Bogart it to update your posts!
Documentation from my female genital mutilation cake performance earlier today at stockholm moma. This is After getting my vagaga mutilated by the minister of culture, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth. Before cutting me up she whispered “Your life will be better after this” in my ear.
I wonder what Lena meant by saying, “Your life will be better after this.” Maybe that he’d become more well-known as a result. Damn racist whitey trying to help the poor negro. Appalling.
Thanks, knee-jerk internet reactionaries. I’m guessing that Andrew Breitbart would’ve been embarrassed by what happened with some of his team today. Lest anyone, not even Touré, forget how Andrew felt about knee-jerk charges of racism. Here’s Touré’s account from the eulogy he wrote about AB:
For some reason, Andrew Breitbart loved to hate me. He named himself the executive producer of a fictional TV show he called That Broccoli’s Racist! The show’s host was me. The undergirding idea was to discredit the continuing existence of racism by saying “People like Touré will call anything racist, even a vegetable.”
We all make mistakes, but this one wasn’t sussed in the least. Do better next time, Internet. Remember where political correctness came from, people; Marxists. You’re not going to win the WAR this way. Remember, I’m neither a writer, nor a journalist. I was never here.
I had heard that Brooks’ recent Sandra Fluke piece caused a bit of an uproar, with people on both the left and the right flinging the anti-Semite label at him. It has taken me a little while to figure out the best way to address this, as it has clearly hit a nerve.
Over the 12 years that I have been friends with Brooks, I have heard him called all sorts of names. He also has a thick skin, so I have never seen him put any stock in what other people say about him. But, I can usually see where people are coming from. So I would say that Brooks is a bit of an acquired taste. You either like him, or you don’t. It is just that simple.
Now, Brooks may be a lot of things, but I can say one thing for certain: he is not, and never has been, an anti-Semite. In fact, in my many debates about Israel with our mutual friends on the left, he has always been as staunchly pro-Israel as it gets. He even went out of his way to consult with a Rabbi so that he could better accommodate me and my strictly kosher diet (at the time) when I visited him for a few days.
Looking at the various blog posts and tweets about the Fluke piece, it strikes me that the outrage is born of a misreading. I can see how one who reads the piece, and thinks that Brooks “is relying on the premise that there is something socialistic about Jewishness” (as Marc Tracy at Tablet does), concludes that the piece, and therefore Brooks, is anti-Semitic. In fact, I recommend you read all of Tracy’s post, as he makes a good point about how to discern the fine line of anti-Semitism.
However, this is not what Brooks has done. He is not saying that socialism is Jewish and socialism is bad, therefore Judaism is bad and anyone associated with Jews are bad. His reference to Tikkun Olam is also not proof of this. Coming to this conclusion is simply a misreading of the piece.
All Brooks has done is point out that there is a variant of socialism that has Jewish roots, and then proceeds to tie Fluke to the political circle of elite Jewish socialists. (As a side note, Jewish progressives have used the concept of Tikkun Olam to their advantage, as its literal meaning fits quite nicely with the tenants of socialism. This has been going on for a long time, and is really not new information). This does not mean that Brooks thinks that Jews are bad, etc. All it means is that a connection is there, and for all people in the political arena, connections and associations matter.
We cared that President Obama’s pastor was Rev. Wright, who is a radical that espouses anti-American sentiment, among other things, and associates with other Christians. Does this mean that we think all Christians are radical anti-Americans, and therefore that makes us anti-Christian? Of course not. It also does not make us racist, since Rev. Wright is black, although there are those who would have you believe the charge of racism.
As people in general, but as Jews specifically, we need to be vigilant when it comes to anti-Semitism. But we also need to be careful with the accusations that we make. Could the Fluke piece have been done differently and with less sarcasm (sarcasm being part of Brooks’ acquired taste)? Sure. Does that make it, and by extension, Brooks, anti-Semitic? Of course not.
Ah, the irony. In case you were unaware, Occupiers are planning a May 1st general strike as some sort of action against The Man. You know…May 1st. May Day, or International Workers Day as the communists of old used to call it. Described as a “a focal point for demonstrations by various socialist, communist and anarchist groups”, the irony seems lost when you tell Occupiers and their friends that they’re communists or socialists, even though it’s absolutely apparent that is what their movement’s ultimate aim is.
Regardless, as their 99% Spring approaches, it appears our communist friends over at Occupy have been making some totally rad posters for their Commie Day Celebration on May 1. Here are some of the more fun ones they’ve cooked up so far:
Some lovely wording there! “Destroy what destroys you. A injury to the exploiters is a victory for all.” Oh, and “Shut down the city. Revolt for a life worth living!” Such shiny, happy thoughts from our “non-violent” friends, the Occupiers.
A totally awesome “SOCIALIST FIST!” dominates this poster, from an artist in Oakland:
I like this one, because they still insist on thinking they represent the 99 Percent. You just passed your sixth-month anniversary, jackasses, and the masses STILL haven’t risen up. But, whatevs. Keep at it I suppose.
Now we get to some fun Leftist academia times! Awhile back there was a pretty concerted effort by various factions within many of the Occupy camps to drop the name “Occupy” and switch to “De-colonize”, a favored term of the radical left, especially when it comes to Latino/Hispanic studies and whatnot.
Nice blood imagery there. Because, y’know, it’s only white Europeans that have ever exploited and killed other peoples for resources and land.
Finally, we have this VERY communist looking poster from Jakarta, India. Instead of a SOCIALIST FIST!, it’s a SOCIALIST FINGER!
Our STERN FINGERS will bring about the revolution! Just you watch!
Oh, Occupiers. People might actually be interested in you just a little bit more if you were honest about what you are, which is some weird blend of anarchist-communist-socialists. Keep up the good work though, I’m sure the masses will FINALLY join up on May 1.
SOCIALIST FISTS AND FINGERS FTW!
(Filed under: “Never mind, media, we’ll do your damned job, losers.”)
Updated: Added link to the Jewish Encyclopedia for an explanation of “traditional Jewish socialism“, amongst those who’ve chosen the socialist/marxist ideology. It’s in the first paragraph about Adam’s parents. I assumed the readers could Google something if they had questions, but I was wrong.
Update #2: Finally, The Washington Times is now asking the right questions. Like, “Hey, Anita Dunn, what role did the White House play in having Sandra Fluke appear before congress?” This is looking bad for SKDKnickerbocker, Anita’s PR firm.
Recently, it was reported that Sandra Fluke is connected to none other than 1%’er, William (Bill) Mutterperl, through her boyfriend. However, it wasn’t reported who her boyfriend is. Everyone, meet Sandra’s boyfriend, wannabe producer, and amateur stand-up comic, Adam “Cutie Pants” Mutterperl, in this video audition he submitted to a “reality” show:
Cutie pants? This guy the epitome of what everyone thought Sandra Fluke’s boyfriend would be. Maybe Adam could produce a biopic titled, “Beta Males and the Progressive Chicks Who Dig Them”.
Anyway, here are some pictures of Sandra and Adam frolicking in typical ghetto places like Spain and Italy:
The caption that Adam added to one of the Barcelona pics, “Pretty drunk”. Is this the part where I’m supposed to pay for your condoms, Adam? You know, because traveling between L.A., D.C., and New York, and vacationing in Barcelona, Italy, etc., is pretty darned expensive. I get it. Did you piss off your uber-wealthy parents to get cut off from your trust fund? You and Sandra must need some government subsidies. Idea: mock hearing. Brilliant!
Awesome that Adam is so happy about Sandra making “the big time” (h/t to SooperMexican for this particular screenshot).
Anyway, on to Adam’s “typical Democrat family”. The term BIll O’Reilly used to describe Bill Mutterperl is “Democratic stalwart”. However, as soon as I heard his name in a story about Sandra Fluke, I almost choked, due to my sudden epiphany. Why? Because anyone familiar with Boston and New York political history knows about the wealthy Mutterperl family’s long tradition of supporting the traditional Jewish variant of socialism. Bill Mutterperl’s family are much more than Democratic stalwarts.
I’ll let Woody Allen give you the basic overview (if Woody introduces left-wing, Jewish socialism, it’s not anti-Semitic, AMIRIGHT?!):
(Transcript of the video clip: “What’s your name… Allison… You’re like New York Jewish, left-wing, intellectual, Central Park West, Brandeis University, socialist summer camps and the father with the Ben Shahn drawings, really strike-oriented. Stop me before I make a complete imbecile of myself… No, that was wonderful! I love being reduced to a cultural stereotype.”)
Allen’s description probably describes Adam’s childhood, right down to the Ben Shahn drawings. I wonder if Adam has ever been to a kibbutz.
The Mutterperl family, via Adam’s great grandfather Sol’s handbag fortune, established the ”Mutterperl Scholarship Endowment Fund” in 1951 for Brandeis University. This school, as some people call it, is named for Louis Brandeis, a secular Jew, Zionist, and United States Supreme Court Justice appointed by Woodrow Wilson. Brandeis was a self-proclaimed socialist. Herbert Marcuse, the famous Frankfurt School Marxist, came to Brandeis in 1954, three years after the Mutterperl fund was created. Brandeis University is one of the nation’s leading petri dishes for anti-American and neo-Marxist thought. Here’s the statement from the Brandeis bulletin about the Mutterperl fund:
Traditions of charity inculcated in their children by a New York couple, who recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary, are being perpetuated in their honor by the children who have established a Sol and Susanne Mutterperl Scholarship Endowment Fund at Brandeis University.
Honoring the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Sol Mutterperl, the endowment fund has been established by means of a substantial initial grant which will be augmented from time to time.
The initial grant was made by the children through the Mutterperl Foundation, Inc., which was organized in December, 1951, by Raphael Mutterperl: his brother, Martin Mutterperl, and their sister’s husband, Ludwig S. Buckhardt. for the purpose of fostering the philanthropic ideals of their parents.
President of the Foundation is Raphael Mutterperl, prominent New Bedford (Mass.) manufacturer.
Since Sol is credited with creating the women’s handbag market, and was a wealthy manufacturer and proprietor of those goods, he and his wife, Susanne, lived at 22 Central Park West in Manhattan for a time, and then at 350 Central Park West. Not too shabby, Mutterperl! Sol was also supportive of unions and was the Director of the United Jewish Appeal (now The Jewish Federations of North America) a Jewish “social” organization. From the JFNA website:
The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).
There’s that “social justice” code word again. Jewish Socialism is linked to a very progressive concept of the above tikkun olam. New Bedford, MA, where Raphael Mutterperl ran the family’s manufacturing arm, was a hotbed of Marxist trade-unionism in early 20th century America. Why? It was easy to “sell” radical trade-unionism to a whole people group who were brought up in the lap of Weimar Marxian ideology, because New Bedford had many new eastern-European Jewish immigrants living there at the time, including, of course, the Mutterperl family.
For some added historical context, two popular Marxists, Samuel Gompers and Daniel De Leon, agitated in New Bedford, and were instrumental in fomenting strikes amongst the workers of the textile mills there. As I wrote before, Gompers was the founder of what is now the largest Marxist union organization in America, the AFL-CIO.
In addition to the Mutterperl’s extensive history within the Jewish socialist activist/political world, and their generational wealth, they’re still doing what they can to help the 99%. An excerpt from Bill’s current Reed Smith LLP (one of the 15 largest law firms in the world) bio:
Bill is a partner in Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group. He specializes in providing high level counseling to CEO’s, General Counsel, Boards of Directors and members of senior management of major financial institutions.
As the former Vice Chairman of The PNC Financial Services Group, he held management responsibilities for certain PNC staff functions, including legal, compliance, legislative affairs and media relations, and he was responsible for implementing best practices for corporate governance. He served on several senior management committees, including Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Re-Engineering and Consumer affairs, and also served as management liaison to a special ad hoc committee of the Board of Directors dealing with regulatory affairs and corporate governance. He also served as a PNC representative on the Board of Directors of BlackRock Investment Management, one of the largest investment management firms in the world.
Bill also had a distinguished 25-year career at FleetBoston Financial Corp. where he served as its Executive Vice President and General Counsel world-wide, responsible for all legal affairs of the company.
In addition, Bill served as Executive Director of the Independent Oversight Board for Arthur Andersen, headed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. The other members of the Independent Oversight Board included current and former CEO’s of major U.S. companies. Bill advised the Board on proposed best corporate governance practices to be adopted by Andresen in the wake of governmental investigations and criticisms of that firm.
In private practice, Bill was a partner in the business law division of Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels in Boston, specializing in corporate governance issues. He began his legal career at the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Bill has also made nearly $90,000 in personal donations to Dems and their allies in the past 10 years, according to OpenSecrets.org. Check out the awesome Daddy Warbucks screenshots:
Adam’s mother is Nancy Mutterperl. According to the California Secretary of State, she’s involved with a company operating in Beverly Hills, CA as Charlotte Lu, LLC. They specialize in jewelry that runs from $300, to nearly $4000. Their website has a brief bio of Nancy, listing her role as “Business Development and Display“:
Raised in West Haven, Connecticut, Nancy Mutterperl enjoyed studying art history in college, but it was her love of jewelry that led to her earning certificates from the Gemological Institute of America. While she was a stay-at-home mom, Nancy began creating her own jewelry pieces that were sold in retail stores and catalogs. Nancy’s experience with gemstones gives her the edge for selecting beautiful stones for Charlotte Lu. Nancy is married, has two sons and resides in both Manhattan and Beverly Hills.
Stay-at-home mom, indeed. You know, typical, bi-coastal, “stalwarty” kind of stuff in the Mutterperl family. I wonder if Adam lives with mom here in Beverly Hills. From the looks of Adam’s audition video above, it’s safe to assume that mom imparted some of the “art history” stuff that she enjoyed in college, unto her son.
In summary (with bold for emphatic inflection): Sandra Fluke is a 30 year old leftist activist, attending Georgetown University, whom the Dems tried to inject, via non-sequitur, into Issa’s hearing about Obamacare’s encroachment upon religious freedoms, protected by the Establishment Clause in the 1st Amendment. Her boyfriend, Adam Mutterperl, is the son of one of the most well-connected leftist Jewish families on the East Coast (add the West Coast to that, apparently), with ties to neo-Marxist Brandeis University as decades old donors… and whose father, Bill Mutterperl, worked directly for Paul Volcker, one of Obama’s pals, advisors, and Keynesian “stimulus” bill architects. Yet, we’re supposed to believe that this just boils down to a poor girl needing us to “subsidize” her birth control. RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!
We’re talking Sgt. Schultz levels of ignorance and avoidance if you buy that load of schmutz.
Some have claimed that Sandra’s reps (Anita Dunn’s PR firm – Anita’s the Mao lover, and former Obama Communications Director) are lying about the Mutterperl “boyfriend”. I’ve posted the Facebook photos, above, of them, that are dated, and go back a few years – but you never see them kiss in their photos. To me, it’s obvious that she’s in bed with him, literally, or figuratively. Either way, Sandra’s connection to this particular Jewish-American socialist dynasty is a “little” secret that they don’t want you to know. Which begs the question… if you’re so connected to the Mutterperl family, Sandra, why not go to Brandeis, a school much more aligned with your worldview, instead of Georgetown University, a Catholic Jesuit school? Are you admitting that a Christian school is better than a neo-Marxist school, or is there some other agenda? Now *that’s* funny when you think about it.
Based on all this random connectedness, I’d love it if Miss Fluke would sue Georgetown for “subsidized” birth control. The Georgetown lawyers would have a field day with discovery. Do it, Sandra. I dare you.
Oh, as a complete aside, check out Adam’s grandpappy, Martin Mutterperl, hanging out with Cass Sunstein’s, (another Obama appointee, Regulatory Czarina, and overall radical leftist) great-uncle, Alexander Cass Sunstein, and Samuel “Subway Sam” Rosoff, the guy who killed one of his detractors over a labor union spat, in Palm Beach back in 1965, at the Ambassador Hotel (see: photo below). Purely coincidence, I’m sure, since they’re all associated with Marxists, socialists, and trade-unionists of Eastern-European, Jewish, descent. There are some other interesting names in this list. Can you spot them?! Just kidding. Move along. Nothing to see here, hobbits.
Derrick Bell’s Connections To Socialism, Frances Fox Piven, The Black Panthers, And Anti-Christian Activism
The left has become so efficient (with all that free time on their hands) that they’ve distilled Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals”, which most of their presentments now follow, into a methodology fitting for a tidy flow chart. Who needs a whole book (albeit short), written by Alinsky, Obama’s hero, to hamper inefficiency, when all you need are these four simple steps? Amiright?!
I present to you, Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals”, abridged. Behold!