After destroying the education of a generation of students and boosting teenage suicide rates so its members could work from home with its school lockdowns, The American Federation of Teachers was understandably lost for a sequel.
How do you top something so selfish and evil?
The answer is to come out for Hamas.
The leftist campaign to demand an end to Israeli attacks on Hamas under the guise of a ceasefire during which, as before, the Islamic terror group will be able to kill Jews, but Israel won’t be allowed to fight back, has scored with leftist unions.
The new narrowly elected DSA socialist leadership at the UAW got the autoworkers union to demand an end to Israeli attacks on Hamas. SEIU’s inclusion on the list was easy enough. And the AFT teachers’ union is among the most leftist unions around. AFT does have more Jewish members than the other unions on the list, but Jews are still very much a minority.
And the AFT is dominated by Randi Weingarten, a leftist anti-Israel activist whose social media feed is packed with wall-to-wall anti-Israel propaganda. Weingarten’s girlfriend, Sharon Kleinbaum, had a rebellion at her ‘temple’ over saying ‘kaddish’ for Hamas.
Weingarten is of Jewish ancestry, but has a history of advocating against Israel and making antisemitic remarks.
She had previously ranted that “American Jews are now part of the ownership class… who now want to take that ladder of opportunity away from those who do not have it” when asked by a Jewish journalist if unions like hers had too much power.
The Weingarten AFT call for a ceasefire is a world-class example of dishonesty even for a proposal that attempts to spin saving Hamas as a peace movement. The resolution claims to be opposed to Hamas, when its purpose is to give Hamas what it wants, and is packed with assorted nonsense about a non-Hamas government that is a fantasy that is impossible without eliminating Hamas.
Randi Weingarten, a world-class sociopathic liar, has managed to produce a document that makes saving Hamas sound like it’s anti-Hamas, and which begins with the premise that Israel has a right to defend itself in order to oppose exactly that thing.
But who else could manage to deprive children of an education for two years so that her colleagues could lay on the beach before phoning in a zoom class and pretend that she was doing it for the children?
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Weingarten one of the most dangerous figures around. And her pro-Hamas resolution proves him right.