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Fri Jan 1, 2021, 12:43 PM

Teachers union leader who pushed classroom boycott to 'stay safe' shared some nice vacay pics from P

Teachers union leader who pushed classroom boycott to ‘stay safe’ shared some nice vacay pics from Puerto Rico
Posted at 11:17 am on January 1, 2021 by Doug P.

The discrepancies between what some political and union leaders say and do have been shown to be massive, and here’s just the latest example:




Nothing is surprising anymore.

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https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2021/01/01/teachers-union-leader-who-pushed-classroom-boycott-to-stay-safe-shared-some-nice-vacay-pics-from-puerto-rico/

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Reply Teachers union leader who pushed classroom boycott to 'stay safe' shared some nice vacay pics from P (Original post)
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 12:53 PM

2. Well it's arguably not a good look, BUT ...

There's a difference between being forced to do something dangerous on the job vs. choosing to do something dangerous on your off-time.

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Fri Jan 1, 2021, 01:04 PM

3. Let's get real for a second, uncomfortably real.

ONE - the photo and messages are incongruous at best...but there are a ton of assumptions at play here that drive responses...

TWO - an unspoken assumption is immediately this - "well, what the fuck is a TEACHER doing enjoying life in any manner? Doesn't she KNOW that she is a serf and that in our system of assigned value via wealth distribution, she is as close to an 'untouchable' as we can have in a non-caste system society???"

People make a lot of negative assumptions about people from "typically poor" professions, including that under no circumstances should they ever enjoy life in even the smallest ways...

THREE - I have no knowledge of the actual date of the photo...only the date it was posted...admittedly, this is possibly irrelevant and she may very well have posted this on the same day that she was speaking out on other issues; BUT...the assumption - right or wrong - is that she is somehow deceitful for caring about workplace safety under any circumstances. This is an adjunct to the second point above, but it reinforces the subtle beliefs that people of limited means are entitled to limited enjoyment in life, period.

Maybe that trip was planned for years and represented a great deal of saving and sacrifice, or maybe it was on a lark and irresponsible spending on credit...either way, the idea, the feeling that another person's happiness is an affront to our own is disgusting.

There may be clearly prejudicial things about this I don't know without further details, but THAT IS ALSO PART OF THE PROBLEM...90-95% of "news" stories are like this - an emotional appeal to dark and damaging stereotypes and memes, designed to repress and top maintain a permanent underclass to control the poor and scare the moderately successful at the behest of and for the benefit of the top 1% (or more to the point the top 0.01%).

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 01:38 PM

4. This isn't the full story. She already had covid badly, wasn't likely to get it again so soon.

She tweets: "I got 4 covid tests (2 rapid, 2 PCR) b4 coming here & wore 2 masks (N95). Scientists said airplanes are safer than grocery stores bc airplanes have ICU level filtration & everyone wears masks."

My doc said it’s extremely unlikely for me to get Covid again since I had it so badly




and "I had covid 60+ days of covid, where I could barely walk or talk for 2 weeks. I stayed at a private Airbnb only getting groceries and delivery."




She is getting death threats over this, and of course this isn't the OP's intention--Judi Lynn is one of DU's treasures--but in the larger world it's a dishonest way of stirring up anti-union sentiment.

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