Monday, October 10, 2011

Time for Solidarity

It is time for the labor councils to join the 99ers who are the Wall Street protesters. For we all have the same concerns: shelter, food, health care, pensions and jobs. The 1 ‘percenters’ have crossed the line and not just in the USA. This is now a worldwide movement. It is reminiscent of Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). We the working people have had opportunities before and did not take advantage of them. This time we, the 99ers, and unions now have no choice but to keep going for the 99ers are at the bottom of the financial ladder. If you are not in the top 1 percent on the economic scale, you’re a 99er. This is not the first time we've had to deal with corporate greed. Ralph Chaplin captured the 1 percenters' greed at the turn of the 20th century. “It is we who plowed the prairies, built the cities where they trade Dug the mines and built the workshops endless miles of railroad laid Now we stand outcast and starving Midst the wonders we made, but solidarity will keep us strong” by Ralph Chaplin 1915 We must stay on the move; be on the offensive as opposed to the passive defensive. Sun Tzu (Art of War) realized that no war can be won by adoption of a static attitude. The strategy and tactics that have been used with success are 4 things: 1). when the enemy advances, we retreat 2). when the enemy halts, we harass 3). when the enemy seeks to avoid battle, we attack 4). when the enemy retreats, we pursue Sun Tzo, Art of War