With public approval of American unions at an all-time low (48 %), how much more proof do I have to provide (on the pages of Southpaw), that American intellect, or lack thereof, is also at an all-time low.
Simply put, if we follow the current tide of modern-day McCarthyism, known as the tea party “patriots,” and allow them to continue to demonize the backbone of what’s left of the great American worker, it will all be over as we know it. I should not have to go into great detail with that previous ominous statement. All of you who come here know what it means already.
Our nation of sheep allowed GWB to spend us into hell via illegal wars while further enriching his wealthiest benefactors in Texas. And now we allow a fascist and racist minority to sell us on the insane notion that the last remnants that benefit the worker need to be cut. The gradual demise of unions since Reagan’s fatal blow with the firing of air traffic controllers in 1981 is bad enough. Now, tea bagging politicians smell blood, more than anytime since that fateful year, and have the momentum to finish the job which means the end of the American union as we know it. And with a lethargic, ill-informed, obese, and outrageously stupid American public that will stand by and let their last rights and the rights of their children and their children’s children simply disappear, never to return so that they may have the freedom to shop low prices at Wal-Mart, it is sure to happen.
John L. Lewis rolls in his grave.
….and with that, all I can say is, beam me up Scotty and get me the fuck off of this planet…or at least out of this country.