RALEIGH – When faced with a politically motivated narrative supported and defended by the media, embellishing and/or skewing popular opinion, many politicians buckle under the public relations pressure. Such is the case with the upcoming massive teacher walkout scheduled for Wednesday, May 16.
If you oppose the narrative, and question the real motivations, you’re labeled a heartless anti-teacher, anti-education, anti-children, danger to society. Republican State Lawmaker Rep. Mark Brody (R-Union), though, is not interested in deviating from his habit of calling it how he sees it – and how he sees it is spot on.
Brody let it rip on his Facebook page, dropping some truth bombs, and raising some interesting questions about timing and tactics”
“Union County teachers choose to inconvenience near 30,000 parents in order to pressure the General Assembly to increase their pay!
The hypocrisy is that they say they are supporting the students. One less day of instruction does not help students. Teaching our children that it is OK to not show up for work does not set a good example. And, if you can make the assumption that teachers have achieved a level of education where they can make well thought out decisions, why is it that they cannot figure out that in about 3 weeks the school year will be over and the legislature will still be in session? Strange but, unfortunately, they cannot make a simple connection – protest without inconveniencing anyone. ( Inconveniencing people is a main tactic of the Labor Union movement)
Let’s call this what it is, Teacher Union thugs want to control the education process! I am speaking up because I don’t want Union County schools, and for that matter all NC school systems, to turn into Chicago. Let the Union thugs get their way now and we are half way there.
I will end this by saying I strongly support those teachers who do the right thing, in the right way and at the right time. Your biggest legislative support comes from the Republican State legislature. Your greatest enemy for the causes you strive for is the Teacher Union, your incompetent and/or spineless local administrations and, the biggest problem of them all, the NC Department of Public Instruction.
The Democrats, over decades of self serving administrations, have built walls around these groups to insulate them from Republican legislatures who want to actually do the things that will make education teacher friendly and student effective.
A heartfelt THANK YOU to all those teachers who continue to fight for the cause of quality education, who proudly display a role model example that shows our children there is a right way to do and accomplish things, will stand up to the bullies and self serving thugs of the Teachers Union and believe in showing up for work.
Remember, Chicago is just a Democrat controlled legislature away.”
Now, the Left and its friends in the media are highlighting Brody’s message in order to take offense to his “union thugs” language.
But while they bend over backwards to present the teacher walkout as a genuine and organic day of legislative activism, information keeps emerging that reveals the true nature of this Leftist driven stunt – such as the Radical Leftist organizations offering to pay teachers up to $500 to protest, the inclusion of Medicaid expansion in the NCAE’s demands, and pro-teacher walkout activists using ‘union thug’ language in calling NC DPI Superintendent Mark Johnson a ‘Scab’ for not attending.
Brody deserves kudos for standing up and speaking the truth on a topic that the Left has consistently pimped out as a campaign issue. It doesn’t come without a cost – the Leftists have no shame in filling up his personal Facebook messages with obscenity laden comments.
Here are some comments on his status wishing his mother, wife, and daughters a happy Mother’s Day:
So eloquent, that Wayne is.
Wednesday should be interesting.