Why does this sound like Mussolini and his Black-shirted Fascisti?

Peter Greene has done his usual insightful analysis on somebody who really sounds like an out-and-out fascist.

“Lynch is a small demonstration of the challenge of dealing with Trumpism.

“First, it’s clearly not conservatism, though it likes to pretend to be.

“Second, it is about taking power. Taking power through an election is the first resort, but if that doesn’t work, just keep pushing for other routes, all the way to gathering twenty strong men and just taking it by force. Don’t imagine that guys with Lynch can ever be convinced by facts or reality or well-reasoned arguments. “

CURMUDGUCATION

PA: How’s “Twenty Strong Men” vs. School Board Guy Doing?

Posted: 11 Nov 2021 05:25 AM PST

Steve Lynch is a QAnon-quoting, insurrection-joining, Patriot Party-supporting, fully-Trumpified fitnes trainer who, you may recall, made a splash while running for Northampton County executive. He made a national splash by suggesting that the solution to all these Very Naughty School Boards was to take “twenty strong men” into the school board meeting and command the board to either resign or be put out.  

I’m going in with twenty strong men and I’m gonna give them an option–they can leave or they can be removed.

I wrote about him back in August

. I am happy to report that Lynch lost his election bid. He lost it hard, by a margin of 8,000 votes in a 67,000 vote race.

Though as one member of the public points out, it’s discouraging that he go even 29,000 votes at all.Lynch accepted his defeat with grace and dignity and respect for the democratic process he deeply loves.

Ha! No, just kidding.

He’s not handling it well at all. Lynch and his supporters have been hanging out at the courthouse with the aim of monitoring the official ballot processing. That’s because Lynch is pretty sure that skullduggery.

 Here’s a Facebook video in which Lynch complains, among other things, that election integrity is “nonexistent.” He’s also in favor of throwing out votes that don’t “follow the rules.”

He’s also angry at people who do no research who didn’t look at candidate’s records.

“How many of you voted for that other guy because you heard ‘ooh, that Steve Lynch–he’s an insurrectionist.” Which, oddly enough, is actually his record. Also, he throws around some numbers about the votes that he thinks is wrong and says, “I don’t know if this is some kind of liberal Common Core math,” so that’s funny.

His point is that the election was fixed and corrupt, and in another post, he responds to people who think he’s out of line:This is for some of you knuckleheads that say “there’s no proof of what you’re saying that’s going on inside this canvassing…” Newsflash, your county government that is run by this corrupt Administration won’t let you do those things! This should be streamed in HD video at close proximity at every table that has canvassers so that We the People can see every ballot that they’re going through. But they aren’t letting you do that so we’re exposing everything for you as it’s happening. Until you’re willing to get off your lazy rear end and get down to the courthouse to look at it for yourself keep your mouth shut! You are speaking out of pure ignorance and no one’s interested in your opinion because it holds absolutely no water! We the People are so done with your blatant disregard to getting to the truth!

Facts over feelings!

It’s a nice portrayal of small time Trumpism.

We represent You People, but also, you suck because you won’t come down and support us.

And you’re ignorant. But We the People are done with You People. Also, facts matter more than feelings, unless they are facts we don’t like and feelings that are ours, in which case my feeling that the facts of the election are wrong are what matter, you stupid lazy people that I represent.
I’m not just here for the schadenfreude.

Lynch is a small demonstration of the challenge of dealing with Trumpism.

First, it’s clearly not conservatism, though it likes to pretend to be.

Second, it is about taking power. Taking power through an election is the first resort, but if that doesn’t work, just keep pushing for other routes, all the way to gathering twenty strong men and just taking it by force. Don’t imagine that guys with Lynch can ever be convinced by facts or reality or well-reasoned arguments. 
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Rhee’s BAACK, pushing her DEFORMS of American Education!

Don’t Let Rhee, Scott Walker, and Their Buddies Get

Away With It!

Help protest in DC on Monday May 9, 2011!

Rhee and two of her evil, far-right governor buddies are going to be speaking here in Washington on Monday at an anti-public-education astro-turf organization funded by billionaires and other grifters  who want to further empower the ultra-rich in America and to steal from the middle class, the working class, and the very poor.

Yes, Michelle Rhee; union-busting and anti-democracy Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker; and rught-wing Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett; will all be in DC on Monday to speak to a pro-voucher, anti-public-education group called “American Federation for Children” that is funded by the same folks who paid for the ‘Tea Party’. We should not let these anti-democratic misleaders continue to operate with impunity. If we let their organizing continue without a raised voice of protest from us, then the press can continue to claim that the entire American public loves their brand of Education Deform. Which ain’t true!

For more information about what’s wrong with an innocent-sounding group named ‘American Federation for Children’, be sure to click here. And here. Also read this report, which I saved as a Google Document because the original website seemed to be acting weird.

The AFC is NOT a bunch of do-gooders. They really do want to end public funding for education, and what they are doing right now (working with other evil folks like Michelle Rhee) is just a means to get there.

Apparently, a bunch of parents, teachers, and other folks from Pennsylvania who are really unhappy with Corbett’s take on education are making a special effort to come to DC. So the least we residents of DC, MD and VA can do is to give our allies a good welcome and help to stop Billionaire-style Education Deform in its tracks.

From what I read, “Meet at the Washington Marriott (1221 22nd St. NW between M and N) on Monday (May 9th [2001]), time to be announced.” If you follow that link, you will find a way to contact one of the organizers (NOT me!).

Sounds like a good idea to me!

Let’s have teachers, parents, students  (those who belong to any of those categories right now or in the past) show up and speak out! Make and bring banners! Think of clever ways of getting your views across!

Plan with your friends, colleagues, relatives, fellow union members, or fellow-students how to show the world that these crooks and charlatans do not have the interest of the vast majority of American students (or parents, or teachers) at heart!

PS: You know that working people really DO need unions. They sure as @#$% ain’t perfect, but at least with a union structure that is independent of big business and the government, then we workers actually do have a way to organize ourselves together for our own interests, to speak out freely, and to communicate with our peers on our own terms. Otherwise, what do we have? Can a single working person afford to buy enough radio and TV and print ads to make a difference? (Heck no! That’s why only billionaires, corporations, and yes, Unions, can afford to do so.)

Can a single blogger make much of a difference? (perhaps a little, but a single writer is only as good as the folks he or she gets to actually get out on the streets and into the workplaces and courts and offices and demand change!)

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