There really is no one more compassionate on the planet than liberal progressive socialists. We all know their loving hearts reach into the depths of mankind to make a better way for all. And here we have another example of the compassion from a subset of those loving progressive socialists: a major American union. You might recall a previous report here about the generosity of the Koch Brothers who funded a major scholarship endeavor in support of the United Negro College Fund — because “a mind is a terrible thing to waste.” What a shame it doesn’t apply to progressives.
According to Buzzfeed, “One of the nation’s largest public-sector unions is severing its ties with the United Negro College Fund because the group accepted donations from the Koch brothers and its president spoke at a Koch-funded summit.”
“In a letter sent Tuesday, AFSCME President Lee Saunders wrote that the UNCF has taken actions “deeply hostile” to public employees, which he considers a “profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement,” and that the union will end its relationship with UNCF.””
See, the progressive socialists in AFSCM leadership have so much compassion for their public employees, they’re willing to end their support to deserving young black men and women — and let their minds go to waste. After all, those mean, horrible, anti-American Koch Brothers represent all that is wrong in America.
Buzzfeed says “Saunders cited the UNCF’s decision to accept a $25 million grant from Koch Industries, Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation as a reason for the split, as well as the decision by UNCF President Michael Lomax to speak at a summit hosted by the Kochs in California. The Kochs have donated tremendous amounts of money to advance conservative political causes in recent years, as well as well as various philanthropic efforts.”
Ah, the horror of it all for the AFSCME president to have such a difficult decision to make in order to show his love and compassion for his union members — who are, after all, paid by the American taxpayer.
Saunders wrote that he was “deeply troubled” by the grant, but assumed Lomax was “in no way supporting” the views of the Kochs.
Here is Saunders’ arrogance in full flower in a portion of the letter he wrote to UNCF President Lomax:
Saunders later described the Koch brothers as the “single most prominent funders of efforts to prevent African Americans from voting.” AFSCME’s relationship with the UNCF revolved around their Union Scholars Program, in which sophomore- and junior-year college students could work with AFSCME during the summer and receive scholarship support afterward — that program will cease on Sept. 1.
So I guess when anyone entering AFSCME headquarters is asked to provide a picture ID — especially if they’re black – it must indicate AFSCME is racist and trying to prevent blacks from entering the building. Just more typical fear mongering from those compassionate lefties – and in the end, who suffers?
UNCF President Michael Lomax issued a rebuttal statement:
“UNCF has over 100,000 donors with a wide range of views, but they all have one thing in common: they believe in helping young students of color realize their dreams of a college education. For over 70 years we have never had a litmus test and we have asked all Americans to support our cause.
This year alone, UNCF awarded $100 million in scholarships to more than 12,000 students at 900 schools across the country, yet had to deny 9 out of every 10 qualified applicants due to lack of resources.
While I am saddened by AFSCME’s decision, it will not distract us from our mission of helping thousands of African American students achieve their dream of a college degree and the economic benefits that come with it.”
Hat tip to UNCF President Lomax and as a matter of fact, I’m heading to the UNCF website to make a donation online. What angers me the most are these white liberals who believe they can still be “massa” and tell blacks with whom they can associate.
The Koch Brothers believe in individual liberty, freedom, personal responsibility and sovereignty — qualities for which the GOP was originally established and guess what — it was the Democrats who stood in opposition even then.
Message to the white liberal progressive socialists: “We ain’t yo slaves no more!”