Sunday, May 1, 2011
Ah May Day
No this isn't about ladies in long white dresses dancing around a pole with ribbons.
This is about workers who were treated like near slaves at the whim of their employers. This is about the robber barons of old who in these modern times have been resurrected from a by gone era to try and do the same shit they did back then by paying off politicians. This den of thieves thinks nothing of taking away the rights of average Americans while lining their pockets with the hard earned cash of middle America. Republican or Democrat they're both guilty. Republicans do it openly saying it's for your own good. Yes getting kicked in the nuts sounds like a wonderful idea too as long as you're doing the kicking.
So where are we in all this? I'd say in the very early stages. It will take awhile to remove eight state legislators from Wisconsin and it will be the governors' turn early next year. Many unfair laws in other states are in the process of being overturned. But exactly how much patience do people have? We're starting to see a bit of violence around the edges with fringe groups. And why is that you might ask? In watching one of those cartoon movies last night it hit me like an Acme anvil. Most if not all that is presented to us on TV and in the media gives a formula for success. And that is whoever inflicts the most violence wins and it doesn't matter if you're wearing a white hat or a black one. And sadly this is presented to the youngest viewers even before they learn to walk.
We truly need a third party in this country. One that is not bought and paid for by corporate America. A party that is funded by average folk like you and me. A party that represents the majority and not the top one percent. We do have the power if we just get organized and fund it and it wouldn't really take that much. But we need some leaders that represent us who are willing to say enough is enough.