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Let me tell you something.

It isn't the proverbial Beast you have to worry about. That's the Creator's job. Your job is to tackle its minions running amouk and hiding in the Citadels you created.

Oh, yes. Your sweat and muscles built the Corporations. You built them to help you live the American dream and for a while, at least, they performed magnificently. You formed Unions to ensure your fair share of the profits. America shined because of you.

Then you took your eye off your own creation. Like the mongrel it became, when left alone, it bit you hard. Stealing your dreams and future.

It's your own damn fault.

What happened, exactly? Why did you get bit so hard by your own creation? That's easy to answer.

Corporations were designed to be guided from the bottom up. Workers progressed, shared ideas and the wealth, guided by those who worked their way to the top. It was your Union that kept the persons who made it to the top, honest.

When your efforts built the Corporation, that Corporation served you first and then the shareholders. It was you that was the heart of the Corporation. Your own Union was the heartbeat.

Your own negligence, as a creator, allowed the shareholder to become the heart. You now serve them. They make you an after-thought; a commodity to be used, abused and on a whim, discarded. This came to be because you forgot why the Union was created.

Citadels, by their very design, stroke the human ego. Looking out from the top floor of a corporation, a person begins to think they are a god. Why shouldn't they? Are they not the master of all that is below them? Isn't it their work that brings the shine to the Citadel?

When workers turned their backs on the Unions they built, they burned the only bridge that kept them connected to each other. The only creation that guarded their ability to share in the wealth of the dream.

Have you forgotten that the Unions were the primary shareholders? That was your most monumental error.

So, what do you do now? Again. Simple.

You rebuild the only thing that allows you true justice. Unions. Do this by following the example of the good people of Wisconsin and Michigan. Protest peacefully. Use the courts to try for justice. Use the sword of the ballot.

If these things don't work, then Strike. Be brave and bold enough to risk everything, because without doing so, you remain a mere commodity in the eyes of the minions that worship the Corporate / Government Beast.
Originally posted to Wendy's Wink on Sun Mar 20, 2011 at 09:57 AM  MDT.

Originally posted to Wendy's Wink on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:25 AM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    Hope has a hole in it when Republicans come, bringing shackles and sorrow; branding their greed on the backs of the poor. - Wendy Connors

    by Wendys Wink on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:25:24 AM PST

  •  well done ww (2+ / 0-)
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    JaxDem, Wendys Wink

    there's really nothing to add to your diary

    don't know if that's why no one is here but you and me

    "it's your own damn fault" is plenty harsh as well as accurate

    too many of us think unions have the power that the corps do and that's a canard that only fools fools

    •  Hi isabelle! I wish more had listened to my rant, (1+ / 0-)
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      isabelle hayes

      because it is true! People got lazy and didn't pay attention and Rick Snyder, etc., are running amouk to the detriment of the people.

      I predict that, "There will be blood," as time marches on. A people can't be slammed and abused for so many decades, before they realize they've nothing to lose and people are beginning to wake up.

      History repeats itself and all that. I'll probably be HR'd by some politically correct fanatic, but I'll stand on history and say that Republicans are internal enemies of the United States in my opinion.

      Hope has a hole in it when Republicans come, bringing shackles and sorrow; branding their greed on the backs of the poor. - Wendy Connors

      by Wendys Wink on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 04:09:39 AM PST

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      •  ever heard of "the permanent revolution"? (1+ / 0-)
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        Wendys Wink

        we think things the way they are have to be taken seriously and expected to continue

        not so

        if all the people are pushed around and demoralized long enough, the place stops working, as in tsarist russia

        and i suspect that americans are sick of going to war to support the oligarchy

        •  I agree with you. One of the coolest methods of (1+ / 0-)
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          isabelle hayes

          obtaining change is called, "Work to Rule." That means you do nothing more than is absolutely necessary to complete your job responsibilities. Once, when I was a teacher, we did so and won a better pay and benefits package. We stood outside the school until one minute before the bell to start school and we all left one minute following the dismissal bell. In other words, we did absolutely nothing beyond our contract. It is amazing how much we did over and above our contract and the school district was thrilled. Not so much when we stopped doing things we used to do for free and because we cared.

          Hope has a hole in it when Republicans come, bringing shackles and sorrow; branding their greed on the backs of the poor. - Wendy Connors

          by Wendys Wink on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 05:52:31 AM PST

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