December 12, 2012

MARK STEYN’S GOT IT ALL WRONG: Michigan Unions Managed to Get Core Message Out Yesterday …(Don’t Cross Us or We’ll Smash Your Mouth). Yeah, but so fucking what?

Look, what they did to Crowder was wrong, and revealing. But they lost. And despite all the effort by the press to protect them, they’re losing the PR battle afterward, too. And they’re a bunch of fat old men.

When I worked as a summer associate after my first year in law school, I worked at a Birmingham law firm where the top labor partner was famous for having carried an axe handle while crossing a picket line to meet with clients. He would have made mincemeat of these guys. We’re witnessing the labor movement in its dissolution, not its strength. Don’t be misled.

UPDATE: Reader Bart Hall writes: “‘Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure.’ Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971). We are witnessing the frantic late-stage thrashings of a badly-wounded animal. Still dangerous, but nevertheless in the process of mortal exsanguination.” Yes.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Tom Elia emails:

I agree with you.

Not only are they a bunch of fat fucks, they can’t punch worth shit.

In fact, they fight about as well as their leadership runs the state they live in — or maybe about as well as they build cars.

It’s hard to get good goons these days.

MORE: A reader emails: “From what I saw on the video they are just a bunch of fat, old white men bitterly clinging to a labor model that was outdated 25 years ago. If unions weren’t the darlings of the Left, think how this would be portrayed.”