When the suckers of corporate cock (i.e. right-wing Republicans, conservatives and Libertarians) have failed to sell real people on the bullshit lie that unions are to blame for the woes of America. As protests enter their second week in Wisconsin and with the nation joining in today, the verdict is clear: Americans aren’t buying the bullshit of the manufactured fantasy behind scapegoating unions.
Unions represent the people in them, not the ownership class. Unions provide the poor and middle class recourse against the stranglehold that the corporate establishment has on both Republicans and Democrats. Where Democrats have failed to provide healthcare, unions have provided their members with this essential life-saving benefit. Where Democrats have slacked on allowing wages to get to a point where the poor work 2-3 jobs, unions have fought to keep wages rising at the pace of inflation and cost of living increases.
I don’t like unions, personally, because I think unions are too small, too self-serving. A teacher’s unions is great if you’re a teacher, but who is fighting for the working rights of janitors? If the government actually represented the people and made a concerted effort to raise the standard of living for the average person, unions would be redundant. That unions exist at all is evidence enough of the class warfare that is being waged by the elite few against the vast majority.
While the Tea Party has proven itself to be a purely artificial, meaningless gesture by disconnected right-wing pawns, the real people’s movement is making itself known… despite only a fraction of the media coverage of the Tea Party. It shouldn’t be a shock that there was more attention given to the empty shell “movement” engineered by Fox News and represented by their aging, melanin-challenged viewers. A movement started by media outlets is bound to rely on flooding news coverage with their message.
And yet despite being underdogs, despite lacking the connections, despite a lacking the planning and media organization… more people were willing to spontaneously swarm Madison, Wisconsin to defend the only institution still functioning that prevents dickhead Republican leaders from dumping on hard-working Americans when it is wasteful and corrupt Republican policies which have gotten us into this mess.