Working with the Occupy Wall Street radicals, the SEIU union bosses have created an alliance designed to destroy capitalism.

Breitbart.com has received exclusive tape of an Occupy Strategy Session at New York University, billed as a group talk on “The Abolition of Capitalism.” One of the headline speakers at this session was Stephen Lerner, former leader and International Board Member of the SEIU and frequent Obama White House visitor. Lerner argued in favor of people not paying their mortgages and “occupying” their homes; he spoke in favor of invading annual shareholders meetings to shut them down. But his big goal was to get workers to shut down their workplaces. That’s where the SEIU agenda and the Occupy agenda truly meet: once workers begin to occupy.

Here are the relevant portions of the transcript:

Let me just throw out a couple ideas here. One, I think a theme here that’s really important is Occupy Homes as a key part of the stew in multiple spheres. There’s eviction defense, there’s folks who are moving back into homes that they were evicted from that have been sitting empty, there’s community organizing, there’s a fight with Fannie and Freddie, but this notion that millions of people are losing their homes and we can physically help them save it, very important … This second question, this question of moving money, which has mainly been an individual act so far, you know, move your account out of a bank, getting institutions, schools, universities, school boards, to move money out of banks as a way to put them into either credit unions or things that do economic development, it captures both what is wrong with finance capital, but then it’s something everybody can do … In fact, it’s infused by the energy of somebody that just got thrown in jail for trying to keep their home …

But here’s the real crux of the matter:

How do we give workers the confidence? … How do we create a mood in the nation where we’re occupying our workplaces, where we’re shutting down our workplaces? … Where workers are sitting in, where workers are shutting down their places of work, and when the police come, when the injunctions come, we’re all there with them, so we can really deal with part of the reason that the economy’s so screwed up … which is a few people have got all the power. Think stew, think hope, death to the Stockholm Syndrome!

Lerner wasn’t the only one preaching this communist propaganda. The panel’s title told the whole story. This was an anti-capitalism panel. Lerner’s fellow panel members included David Graeber, who billed himself as “one of the original mobilizers behind Occupy Wall Street.” Graeber announced, “It strikes me that if one is going to pursue this to its logical conclusion, the only way to have a genuinely democratic society would also be to abolish capitalism and the state.”

Yotam Marom, an Occupy Zuccotti Park “veteran,” said, “Capitalism doesn’t wither away just because we don’t like it. It’s something you that you have to crash into and have an alternative to.”

Steve Max, a community organizer who worked closely with the revolutionary group Students for a Democratic Society, the parent group that spawned the Weathermen Underground, was also present.

At this event, Max grabbed the mic and said that he understood political violence. Members of the audience also argued in favor of political violence, citing the beauty of the Weathermen Underground

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10 Responses to Breitbart Exclusive: SEIU Aim to Destroy Free Market

  1. Michael McOsker says:

    “SEIU Aim to Destroy Free Market” and to “destroy capitalism”. This is what you folks charge when a single, ex-SEIU Board member and private citizen, speaking for himself makes a couple of comments you don’t like at a meeting? Mr. Lerner, by the way, didn’t say a single word about destroying the free market or capitalism. You really are aiming your articles at the weak-minded.

  2. GaryMN says:

    Socialism/Marxism/Communism is not about the workers, it was created so the intellectuals (Marx and friends) wouldn’t need to labor personally and could explore their creative desires. This was created give power to intellectuals in social sciences, the media arts and soft sciences, but they needed definable groups, they could address via publishing and promise eternal happiness (workers, racial and special interest groups). They used religion as a model. It is easy to identify Marxism in the unions messages, but not as easy in education, special interest groups, the media and the government.

  3. GaryMN says:

    Socialism/Marxism/Communism has been growing since the early 1900′s, worldwide. Workers, ha, Marx, Lenin, Trotski and Stalin were all newspaper editors. Marx was a brilliant social scientist, before he got a real job as an editor. He developed the utopia message, to be used on any definable group, vulnerable to the illusion of obtaining more personal power, to create a revolt. Every decade thousands of new pods were formed worldwide. The Soviets funded most of the 1900-1940′s ones and wrote most of the study material. When they went stealth in the 1940′s there were thousands of pods, in education, publishing, entertainment, labor, as well as religious and racial groups. They didn’t go away, they grew!

  4. Tlb says:

    Wake up America you know damned well the lame stream media will never report this!

  5. Freedom Lover says:

    the people should be very carefull at wanting change. change to communism? 1918 people in russia gave up there guns to be made into plows. after being told guns caused ww1 then when the people saw what communism was about, they met in the streets of moscow, armed with pitchforks and farm tools to demand thier freedoms back,,,,, 3000 were slaughtered on moscow square ( look it up ) and thier families were tracked down and slaughter as an excaple to not defie communism….thats why communism was capable of serviveing so long ( through pure fear ) PEOPLE OPEN YOUR EYE BEFORE ITS TO LATE AND GET THESE CUMMUNIST IN THE CHAINS THEY ARE PREPAIRING FOR US…..VOTE THEM OUT!!!!!

  6. dale briggs says:

    if the young think that the unions and there leaders care about you and the congress and OBAMA gives a sh,,t about our country they would do what they are sworn do to would be demanding all of the backers and lawyers and financiers pay for all of the destruction and legal fees and over time of the police firemen and any others that cost the AMERICAN PEOPLE MONEY THEY DO NOT HAVE MY OPINION

  7. Jim from Easton says:

    I agree with RobNclit. These ideas have all been tried and have failed miserably! (China’s resurgence is only because the “party” has realized the futility of their previous path and has moved to a largely free market economy where they simply retain the political and military power without the “interference” of those pesky elections.) Free market capitalism creates by far the most wealth of any system ever tried, and yes, the hard working and productive entrepreneurs do end up with larger portions of that wealth than those who simply provide labor to the process. But these occupy types of people never see the connections and want to come in after the wealth has already been created by the free market and forcibly take a share of it that they haven’t taken any of the risk to build. Then they expect that the “system” will keep innovating and providing this wealth for them to continue looting and mooching. It is a sickness. In the end, it always “runs out of other peoples’ money,” and their sick minds refuse to see it.

  8. Surly Curmudgen says:

    There are those within this nation who cannot abide a wealthy America. They will forever maneuver events so that our wealth is spent buying what we could provide easily from our own resources.
    A wealthy and productive nation never chooses poverty and slavery. They do not desire a despotic ruler.
    Communism can only be born in the midst of poverty and misery.
    This is all part of the plan and the communist/socialist types have been working the plan for a long time. Communism can not be implemented unless the citizens are hurting bad, abject misery, therefore we must be impoverished, unemployed and with no way out.

    Taxes on business and industry where implemented and then raised causing them to leave this nation with our wealth and jobs. Restrictions where placed on extracting our natural resources and more taxes where implemented and again raised. the result was spending our wealth buying oil and metals from others. This is leading us down the garden path to accepting their utopia.

    When we quit taxing business and industry, the corporations will move back because “WE” are the most productive workers in the world. When we extract our own oil and metals, we retain our wealth instead of sending it overseas. When we do these things we will be on the road to recovery. When we do these things the communists/socialists will fight us tooth and nail and remember, to them lie, cheat, steal and murder are OK as long as it furthers their agenda.

    And now you know the rest of the story!

  9. RobNclt says:

    These people are sick and in need of mental health treatments. There are countries where the type of government they are searching for exist, North Korea, China, and a few others. They don’t have the guts, intestinal fortitude to move to one of those so they hang around here with their ridiculous ideas hoping to destroy this country. Unreal, we need a new president and senate and we will get them soon. Obama brought out every nut in the country, we are going to put the top back on the jar they live in soon. On the other hand, the union bosses are running scared, they see the handwriting on the wall. They are about to lose their cushy jobs, with all those great benefits. The little people under them listen to that rhetoric and get hope that they will run some business eventually. The doorman, maids, cooks, etc will not run the business but don’t tell them that. Their union bosses have totally deceived them and now want them to occupy places that will get them jail time. What’s next, a pint or gallon of blood?

  10. RobNclt says:

    These people are sick and in need to mental health treatments. There are countries where they type of government they are searching for exist, North Korea, China, and a few others. They don’t have the guts, the intestinal fortitude to move to one of those so they hang around here with their ridiculous ideas hoping to destroy this country. Unreal, we need a new president and senate and we will get them soon. Obama brought out every nut in the country, we are going to put the top back on the jar they live in soon.