Monday, October 8, 2012

California Bishops Praise Labor Leader Statue While Obama Speaks at Dedication

Edit: Here's yet another unhappy meeting between two groups of individuals who are supposed to be at odds with each other. Many people criticized Archbishop Dolan of New York for inviting Obama to the Alfred Smith Dinner, which it was thought, gave him credibility he didn't deserve. Well, it continued as Obama comes to honor a community organizing type named Cesar Chavez.

Everyone wants to co-opt these ambiguous types as if their non-violent, community organizing and collaboration with Communists and association with other sainted activists of the time give them the status as areligious holy men.

Obama promptly drops a rose at the grave site and lauds the continuing work of Chaves' organization. The trendy US Catholic reports on this:
The monument was dedicated in Keene, the birthplace of the UFW. Thousands were present at the dedication, which included an address by President Barack Obama.
With the president were Helen Chavez, Cesar Chavez's widow; Paul Chavez, his son and president of the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation; UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta; and current UFW president Arturo Rodriguez.
Also present at the Oct. 8 dedication were two Hispanic Cabinet secretaries, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, as well as U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Link to US Catholic...


c matt said...

Don't know enough about C. Chavez to love or hate him, but, in theory, labor unions do serve a purpose. Unfortuantely, in practice, they have become just as corrupt (if not more so) as any other large organization, including the industries they fight against.

Tancred said...

It's clear that whatever he was trying to do, and whatever allies and questionable associations he had, his organization became something of a Marxist front group.