(Natural News) America’s radical left is not happy with the fact that Jeff Bezos’ personal wealth has soared past $200 billion. They are so unhappy that several Antifa demonstrators built a small working guillotine outside of the Amazon CEO’s mansion in Washington, D.C. What’s worse, this act of calling for the beheading of a person has been endorsed by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU).
The CTU is the main labor union that represents the interests of teachers and other professionals who are employed by the Chicago public school system. It claims to have over 20,000 members, teachers, school professionals and clinicians.
— ChicagoTeachersUnion (@CTULocal1) August 27, 2020
The CTU signaled their endorsement of the violence promoted by the demonstrators when the handlers of their Twitter account retweeted a video of the guillotine and wrote “We are completely frightened by, completely impressed by and completely in support of wherever this is headed.” This strongly suggests that they would not raise any concerns – and in fact would be happy – if the demonstrators beheaded the Amazon CEO. (Related: BLOOD in the streets: Left-wing Portland rioters display bloody guillotine as they burn American flags; new Democrat logo says “Death to America.”)
It is not surprising that the CTU is standing in solidarity with the Antifa demonstrators. Last year, the radical union locked Chicago’s public school students out of their classrooms for two weeks during a strike. Back in July, they were just one of a small handful of teachers unions across the country that signed on to a radical “safe schools plan” that outlined a list of demands they wanted met before they would even consider holding in-person classes, much to the detriment of their students.
Along with restrictive new health regulations, the CTU demanded that all police officers be taken out of Chicago’s public schools, that they be given exorbitant cash handouts – paid for by Chicago taxpayers, a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures and an end to private education. They have also been in the frontlines advocating for all classes in the 2020 to 2021 academic year to be held online, and for all of them to be given hazard pay, even if they won’t be holding in-person classes.
It should also be noted that the CTU is dependent on the wealth of Amazon. According to the union’s 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund owned 45,754 shares of Amazon stock. At the end of fiscal year 2019, those stocks were worth $86,641,147.
Officials from the CTU have not commented on their support for executing Bezos or on their ties to Amazon.
Anti-Bezos demonstrators demand minimum wage
The demonstration held outside Bezos’ Washington, D.C. mansion brought in about 100 people from all over the country, mostly current or former Amazon employees. Their main demand was for the company’s workers to get a minimum wage of $30 an hour. It was organized by Chris Smalls, a former Amazon employee. According to him, he was fired for trying to organize a walkout, a charge that the company denies. Since his firing, he has staged protests targeting both Amazon and Bezos, including one demonstration held outside Bezos’ New York apartment building.
Chris Smalls’s message to Bezos: “If we don’t get it, we shut it down.” pic.twitter.com/tBiNcm5YQO
— Nic Rowan (@NicXTempore) August 27, 2020
“Give a good reason why we don’t deserve a $30 minimum wage when this man makes $4,000 a second,” said Smalls.
Angelia Mathlin, a demonstrator who traveled all the way from Jacksonville, Florida in order to join the rally, said that she was there to protest against Bezos’ treatment of his workers.
“While [Bezos is] living his luxury life, the people in his warehouses are suffering,” said Mathlin. “They make all this money off the backs of essential workers. They call us heroes, but you don’t force a hero to be a hero. We aren’t heroes. We don’t have a choice.”
This country’s school systems are increasingly being taken over by the radical left, such as those in the CTU who are openly calling for violence against people of wealth. Learn more about it at EducationSystem.news.