Sunday, February 27, 2011
" Viva La Revolución!"
(Current Corporate Flag of America.)
Who'd 'a thunk it. Americans actually fighting for Economic Justice. This hasn't happened since the last Great Depression. 'Guess shit has to get 'this' bad before cops, and workers march together to make sure their kids eat.
Did you hear about that? When the tea-party nut job Governor of Wisconsin ordered the heat, the cops to bust up the rallies, and clear out the State House they said "bleep you", and joined those that had taken over the building.
That's what shook me out of my cynical lethargy. I expected the heat to bust heads, and the protesters to slink away grumbling like they always do.
Or maybe not. Things are desperate, and have been for years. Indeed the middle class allowed the ownership class to rob the country blind. The needs of the poor, and working poor hasn't been on the table for decades. Nearly 50 years in fact.
So that's not what's driving this. The Ownership folks have gutted everybody, and everything, and are now set to finish off the middle class. That's what sparked this.
Teachers, cops, nurses, carpenters, firemen, heck even communications engineers like me, and all the other barely functioning middle occupations are on the chopper now. I guess we're not going to go as quietly as expected.
Granted there's mostly a news blackout on this resistance movement. As opposed to their tea-party opposite numbers. 200/300 tea-party folks showed up to counter the nearly 70,000 pro-union activists.
The tea-nuts got all the face time on tv. You would have thought the numbers were opposite from what they were. Life in a free country. Still despite this news in getting out to the whole world,..even the rest of the U.S.of A.
Proles from sea to shining sea are sending support to the folks at the front. Everything from warm gloves to pizzas. Even my useless union AFTRA is marching in Solidarity. There's a big demo planned for here in the Emerald City that I plan to join up with.
Still being the pissed off cynical bastard I am I'm not sure if this Mid-Western Revolution will spread. However I'm glad, very happy indeed it's happening.
Gives one heart to know that some are actually awake, and have realized that we're in a cattle car headed to the 3rd world. ...not a place we really want to go to.
One more thing.
I said I'd lay off the guy, but I can't let this one go. We thought Obama would have led something like this when we elected him.
He said he would.
He said if they tried to take away our right to unionize if elected he'd come, and "march on the picket line" with us. He said those exact words.
He said he's get some "comfortable shoes", and march to defend the right of American citizens to collective bargaining. So far nothing. Not a gesture. Not a word from him that he's going to honor his promise.
'That useless Bastard.
Looks like we're going to have to do this one on our own.