BigGovernment.com founder Andrew Breitbart received another taste of SEIU thuggery this past week at “Occupy L.A.,” his second public run in with the SEIU thugs. Mr. Breitbart’s first exposure was memorialized in Unholy Alliance?, The Devil at Breitbart’s Doorstep and SEIU’s Unholy Alliance. In that experience, Mr. Breitbart and Mr. Glenn Beck were confronted byReverend C.J. Hawkins, one of the multitude of characters that attacked EMS during the SEIU’s Corporate Campaign to force unionize EMS employees, as chronicled in The Devil at My Doorstep. It is obvious that the SEIU is willing to attack anyone or any entity to achieve its goals, using intimidation as its calling card.
In the latest incident, a union thug followed Mr. Breitbart throughout the “Occupy L.A.” event, in an obvious attempt to intimidate him (see SEIU Thug Follows Andrew Breitbart Around at Occupy L.A. and Andrew Breitbart Hits Occupy L.A. Protest, Brings Eric Bolling the Video Evidence). This act of outright intimidation is similar to what I experienced during the SEIU’s corporate campaign against EMS, when two SEIU thugs fell in shoulder to shoulder with me for two blocks in downtown Indianapolis (see blog Corporate Campaigns: Vehicle to Forced Unionism and Political Payback).
It appears the SEIU is ramping up a corporate campaign against Mr. Breitbart. In this instance the goal is not to force unionize his employees, but rather to silence him much as they have done with their own members, small and large businesses, banks, government officials and the mainstream media. See SEIU Thugs Beat Up State Worker Ken Hamidi in Sacramento, A Story of Our Future (use of a corporate campaign against small business), California Hospital Alleges SEIU Extortion (use of a corporate campaign against large business), A Smear Campaign (use of a corporate campaign against a city council president), SEIU Plan to Destroy JP Morgan (a plan for the use of corporate campaign against banks) and many mainstream media sources, including Fox News as seen in the SEIU’s website post Glenn Beck and Republican Violence (the use of corporate campaigns against Glenn Beck). The goal may be different but the means used to accomplish the goal are the same. Remember, the SEIU believes it can do whatever it wants to anyone to achieve its goals. SEIU believes that the ends justify the means. This ultimately became clear to me when SEIU contract manager Dennis Dingo, in our last meeting before the commencement of our battle with the SEIU stated “We like conversation but embrace confrontation,” a clear declaration of the SEIU’s “Persuasion of Power“.
Apparently, the SEIU does not like it when someone turns the table on them and exposes their role, as did Mr. Breitbart at “Occupy L.A.” This, despite the fact that they shamelessly broadcast their involvement in the occupy movement on their own SEIU’s National Workforce Network (see Occupy Wallstreeters- SEIU’s Stephen Lerner Leaks Plan to Terrorize Corporate Executives). It is refreshing to see someone stand up and challenge the SEIU, as most of the mainstream media, businesses and business owners back down based on perceived public perception and potential loss of business or advertisers. What they must realize, is that the vast majority of the American public already ignores the SEIU’s public displays, recognizing it for what it is truly is, radicalism. Unfortunately, some only see the SEIU as a projection of the “Persuasion of Power” and not the desperate Gasping Dinosaur it actually is. A gasping dinosaur that needs to obtain a steady supply of dues and paying members, through misrepresentation of the facts, in order to maintain financial viability.
About the author: David A. Bego is the President and CEO of EMS, an industry leader in the field of environmental workplace maintenance, employing nearly 5000 workers in thirty-three states. Bego is the author of “The Devil at My Doorstep,” based on his experiences fighting back against one of the most powerful unions in existence today.