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    [O]ne might expect crack journalists to ask how much the UAW would have spent on doing those trainings at hotels or other alternatives over that period?  They of course didn't since that would actually require understanding why the union made the investment in the first place.

    I'm convinced there is an absolutely deliberate refusal on the part of the media and those in politics to understand how and why unions and other working class organizations and movements do the things they/we do.  To understand it, after all, would undermine 90% of the cheap shots unloaded on us, when we do in the poor people's way the same things in terms of getting organized, educated, and mobilized that corporate and high-level political entities do daily for top dollar.

    This for sure, getting organized, getting educated and getting mobilized aren't "too good for the working class" we have been so thoroughly shredded for 30 years or more precisely because we haven't done nearly enough of it.  We've stopped empoweing ourselves, we've stopped defending our own interests, we've allowed the agendas of politicians and businessmen lure us down the garden path time after time, where once again we're beaten and robbed, then mocked, because there is always insult added to injury when the media, the pols and the businessmen gang up on the working men and women.

    And I've had more than enough.

    This sig line is in foreclosure. For details on acquiring a credit default swap on this sig line, contact H. Paulson, Dept of the Treasury, c/o Goldman, Sachs

    by ActivistGuy on Mon Dec 29, 2008 at 03:09:05 PM PST

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