It is not very often, I would say extremely rare if at all (maybe I had done it once or twice), that
someone left a comment on a post and I made a blog post of it.
It's happening today. Today, on the blog post, "The False Prophecy of UFT Solidarity and Francesco Portelos," left such a lucid, well thought out raison d'être why under any circumstances Portelos and UFT Solidarity should not, and cannot, win the upcoming UFT election, it left The Crack Team in tears which all culminated in a manly and emotional group hug.
The jumping of the UFT Solidarity ship, except for the few ardent, hardcore, mindless drones, will be epic following the UFT elections.
The following has been slightly altered, though not a word was changed.
Any vote for Francisco Portelos is at best a wasted vote since he is
unable to gather the momentum to win any election. There is however, a
worse case scenario for casting any vote his way.
demonstrated an inability to provide a vision other than one rooted in
anger and confrontation. He draws support and resonates with some of
the most disgruntled and psychologically unbalanced individuals. As
these people serve his ego of being their champion he has created
dissonance with those you do not support him through internet attacks of
defamation and disparagement laying a large swath of collateral damage.
In fact, I would argue that the individuals damaged by his tactics
represent a larger population than those he served. Furthermore,
Portelos has alienated parents, administrators, and moderate educators
with his tweets,blogs and verbalizations. He is the perfect fodder for
the growing anti-union sentiment than exist today. He will create a self
destructive energy that is counter productive to any sustainable UFT
Think of Portelos this way. He is blinded by his anger
and ego like a raging bull. And as he charges the red cape in all his
fury he has failed to see the sword in the Matadors other hand.