Simply put, Richard Trumka is an a$$hole, thug, pretender and a criminal with the credibility of lucifer.
CORE Spokesman Rejects Trumka’s MLK Comparison as ‘Absurd’ and ‘Insulting’
“…‘Black Americans in the 1960s were fighting for their humanity,’ said Niger Innis, spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). ‘Public-employee unions today are fighting for better privileges and benefits than the average American worker has.’
At a union rally last week in Baltimore, Trumka declared, ‘Madison is just the beginning!’ — a reference to massive AFL-CIO-led protests against a Republican-backed law to limit collective-bargaining rights of Wisconsin state and local government employees. …
… ‘Trumka’s comparison of the union battles in the Midwest and across the country to Martin Luther King and all of black America’s struggle for equality is absurd,’ Innis said. ‘I’m not casting aspersions on the union movement. I’m just asserting that Trumka’s comparisons are distorted and insulting.’
Innis said that the AFL-CIO president ‘unfortunately is following a recent phenomenon of what I call the prostitution of a people’s pain.’ He said Trumka is ‘mimicking radical environmentalists, the gay rights movement and the animal rights movement’ which also invoke comparisons between their causes and the ‘four-century-old struggle of African-Americans.’”
Check out Judicial Watch, Jesse Jackson Exposed
Jesse Lee Peterson v. Jesse Jackson, et. al.
Besides the usual racist baiting pimps, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, James Clyburn, Benjamin Jealous, Hilary Shelton and union leaders, it is the greatest of betrayal to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that Progressives have chosen to use the anniversary of Dr. King’s death to promote an agenda of oppression, avarice, iniquity and selfishness.
Even more to my disgust and dismay is the role as it is being played out by those in the Black Community.
Have those in my community lost their damned minds? It is clear that (a) either they do not know their history or (b) they just do not give a damn. The Black community, having been so thoroughly indoctrinated have chosen the Progressive order which preordains future generations to a lifetime of ignorance and government enslavement. Therein lies the price that to be exacted from those who willingly betray the memory of Dr. King for a check and enslavement.
SETTING HISTORY STRAIGHT:
Court Documents Related to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Memphis Sanitation Workers (National Archives)
“In the later 1960s, the targets of King’s activism were less often the legal and political obstacles to the exercise of civil rights by blacks, and more often the underlying poverty, unemployment, lack of education, and blocked avenues of economic opportunity confronting black Americans. Despite increasing militancy in the movement for black power, King steadfastly adhered to the principles of nonviolence that had been the foundation of his career. Those principles were put to a severe test in his support of a strike by sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. This was King’s final campaign before his death.
During a heavy rainstorm in Memphis on February 1, 1968, two black sanitation workers had been crushed to death when the compactor mechanism of the trash truck was accidentally triggered. On the same day in a separate incident also related to the inclement weather, 22 black sewer workers had been sent home without pay while their white supervisors were retained for the day with pay. About two weeks later, on February 12, more than 1,100 of a possible 1,300 black sanitation workers began a strike for job safety, better wages and benefits, and union recognition. Mayor Henry Loeb, unsympathetic to most of the workers’ demands, was especially opposed to the union. Black and white civic groups in Memphis tried to resolve the conflict, but the mayor held fast to his position…..”