Monday, July 19, 2010
Mike Griffing - California Nurses Association Staff Member - Identified as One of Thugs in New YouTube Video
One of the thugs seen in the YouTube video of a recent California Nurses Association (CNA) rally is a CNA staff member named Mike Griffing. I placed a call to Mr. Griffing earlier today and he said he was referring all comments to the CNA's media department. The media department's number, however, is busy. I'll be surprised if I hear back from them. At any rate, there is a great website post at an anti-Jerry Brown website that give you full details about Mr. Griffing. See,
I'm grateful that YouTube caught Mr. Griffing assaulting some young, smaller guys because it demonstrates a number of persistent theme to me. The first is that on the left violence against others is justified by their ideology. As I learned from Thomas Sowell's book, A Conflict of Visions, liberal ideology is based on an expansive view of human capacity which justifies violence against those who - supposedly - do damage to that unlimited capacity. See, http://www.amazon.com/Conflict-Visions-Ideological-Political-Struggles/dp/0465002056
The result, predictably, has been years of violence from the left against members of the right.
Secondly, I think that there is also a sense on the left that it is okay to harass and intimidate young men if they are white and conservative. This is part of the racism of the left, a racism that they don't seem to want to address. As a victim of affirmative action, I saw this racism face-to-face and it wasn't pretty.
John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.
Posted by John C. Drew, Ph.D. at 1:33 PM