The American wage earner is under attack! If you get a paycheck instead of signing them, I am talking to you. You may say I don’t belong to a union. What have they done for me? Have some education.
If you have been following the news lately then you must have heard about what is going on in Wisconsin. The newly elected governor, Scott Walker is firing the first shot at destroying the American organized labor movement. We all have the labor movement to thank for the following to name just a few: 40 hour work weeks, the concept of the weekend, restrictions on child-labor, protections against discrimination and unlawful termination, overtime, sick days and so much more. If the Wisconsin governor is successful in passing his union busting agenda, kiss all of these things goodbye and say hello to the sweat shop. Slaving away at a job for up to 60 hours a week, unsafe working conditions, no benefits, no raises, child labor, Say hello to the third world hell hole that will become our beloved Republic. In case you have forgotten, here is a brief lesson about what we owe those who have died to give us a civilized work place and a shot at the Dream:
I can remember that the history of unions and the labor movement in general were once required learning in our schools. We were taught Civics where we were learned how our government is supposed to work and how to actively participate in it. So how does big business keep the masses in the dark? Attack the teachers. Re-write the textbooks and make sure all those inconvenient details are left out to keep us all apathetic and asleep while they lie and steal from us, the ones who have made them rich in the first place.
Brothers and sisters, this attack is coordinated and well planned and it is spreading across the country because we were so angry at the Democratic party that we allowed the tools of big business, today’s Republican party, to continue the lies. We allowed Fox news, the propaganda wing of the big business to get into our heads and make us believe they are right. True enough the Democrats have been a disappointment. They have allowed the GOP to gut the very protections and rights we hold dear and THEY WILL NOT STOP.
I applaud the Wisconsin 14. 14 Democrat state senators who have fled their state to try to slow down governor Walker’s agenda. If we do not wake up and support their efforts; if we as a people do not make some noise to stop this spreading cancer; if we do not support those who would defend our rights, then we deserve what scraps are left of our once great nation. The middle class has been decimated and the Dream will be but a memory our grandparents told us about. We will have forfeited our birthright.
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I would like to extend my personal thanks for clearing up the mystery behind the euphemism, “Conservative.”
With his decisive trouncing of Trey Grayson, Mitch McConnell’s endorsee, he has proven that good ole Mitch has absolutely no juice in his home state of Kentucky. This also proves that when McConnell uses the phrase, the American People, he is speaking for a minority so small that any objections he makes to anything, he cannot be taken seriously; which I don’t believe any thinking American did any way. He has single handedly indicted the “just say no” policy of his Senate Minority leadership as impotent and nothing more than sour grapes because the right guy won.
Then the Tea Bagger candidate, had an interview on the Rachel Maddow Show, and the sky fell. He exposed what the “movement” is all about. He said exactly what they mean when the say “We want our country back!!” He removed all doubt as to why militia’s are being formed in red neck states. He ripped the scab off any notion that, people carrying guns to rallies are really protesting for a constitutional right to bear arms. He showed that the Tea Baggers are made up of a bunch of scared white people who are looking for some one to lead the nation back to the “good ole days” of segregation, fire hosings, beatings, murders, rapes and discrimination based on your not being white.
What he said is what he actually believes. The only reason he did not call for the outright repeal of civil rights legislation was that he knew that it would be political suicide. Hard as he has been trying to walk back the positions he took this will dog him for quite a while. Even if the outrage does wane, you better believe his Democratic opponent, Jack Conway, will remind all of Kentucky and the nation of what he really believes.
In a nutshell he believes that it is OK to treat people inhumanely; to discriminate on any basis whatsoever. Never mind that he would nor like to be treated that way but he is just a good ole boy from Kentucky and he’s alright. He is one of them.
So Thank you Dr. Paul there is no more doubt as to what the true Conservatives, the Tea Baggers are all about. Got any relatives in Arizona? Is it a Southern thing?
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