SEIU and Occupy Wall Street
Just so you know, the SEIU stand with the Occupy Wall Street idiots:
The 2.1 million nurses, janitors, school-bus drivers and other members of the Service Employees International Union stand arm in arm with the peaceful Occupy Wall Street protestors. While unions cannot claim credit for Occupy Wall Street, SEIU members are joining the protesters in the streets because we are united in the belief that our country needs a change.
How “wrong” is the SEIU? This wrong:
We have an entire generation of young people who were promised good jobs if they worked hard, played by the rules and attended college. They kept their end of the bargain and when they graduated they were left with no job prospects and a record amount of debt.
Americans watched in horror this spring as Republican politicians held our country hostage during the debt-ceiling debate to win harmful cuts to our communities and more tax breaks for millionaires. And this week House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor again turned their backs on the American people by refusing to even bring the American Jobs Act up for a vote.
There is so much “wrong” in those two paragraphs. No one is “promised” a job. Many kids party through college, and fill their brains with mush ill preparing them to run the front line at McDonalds, let alone something more challenging. Many Americans watched in horror this Spring as many democrats and liberals urged us to continue our economic horror show full board and refuse to cut real spending, putting our future in peril. And, this week, it was HARRY FUCKING REID who refused to bring the PASS THIS AMERICAN JOBS BILL up for a vote.
The importance of the Occupy Wall Street protests lies in the simple fact that all it takes is a small group of courageous people to light a spark and forever change the arc of history. The auto workers in Flint, Mich., lit that spark in the 1930s through their sit-down strikes and forever changed American industry. The civil-rights activists lit that spark when their sit-ins forced us to confront the racial inequality that poisoned our nation.
DId she just bring up Flint? FLINT, Michigan? Has Ms. Henry been to Flint lately? They lit the spark, that started the fuse, which led to the implosion of the city. No base industry, high crime (the new murder capital), empty house, abandoned factories. Flint is worse than Detroit.
In the old days, the tribunes of the masses demanded an honest wage for honest work. Today, the tribunes of America’s leisured varsity class demand a world that puts “people before profits.” If the specifics of their “program” are somewhat contradictory, the general vibe is consistent: They wish to enjoy an advanced Western lifestyle without earning an advanced Western living. The pampered, elderly children of a fin de civilisation overdeveloped world, they appear to regard life as an unending vacation whose bill never comes due.
Oh, but he’s not done:
The stunted, inarticulate spawn of America’s educrat monopoly want a world of fewer corporations and lots more government. If their “demands” for a $20 minimum wage and a trillion dollars of spending in “ecological restoration” and all the rest are ever met, there will be a massive expansion of state monopoly power. Would you like to get your iPhone from the DMV? That’s your “American Autumn”: an America that constrains the next Steve Jobs but bigs up Van Jones. Underneath the familiar props of radical chic that hasn’t been either radical or chic in half a century, the zombie youth of the Big Sloth movement are a paradox too ludicrous even for the malign alumni of a desultory half-decade of Complacency Studies: They’re anarchists for Big Government. Do it for the children, the Democrats like to say. They’re the children we did it for, and, if this is the best they can do, they’re done for.
I don’t think I can adequately express the scorn I have for these folks.
It’s kind of sad when the sober voice on the left is Robert Reich:
But if Occupy Wall Street coalesces into something like a real movement, the Democratic Party may have more difficulty digesting it than the GOP has had with the Tea Party.
After all, a big share of both parties’ campaign funds comes from the Street and corporate board rooms.
Of course, Obama will just lie, lie, lie. Decry corporations and Wall Street “fat cats”, all the while courting them for money.