The minions do the work of the oligarchies in keeping the tax rate low for the very rich; but the minions are also the mercenary army that works to elect Republican people to offices in county, state and federal government. The definition of minion in this case are people like of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, and Glenn Beck, etc., who are the water carries for the Koch brothers, and American Legislation Exchange Council (ALEC). Then when they are elected to office they are then asked to join ALEC.
There the newly elected people are wined and dined at ALEC retreats where they are given cookie cutter legislative bills, which enhance the oligarchies’ money and power. The more they get the more they want. If ALEC can find ways to break the unions and suppress voters’ rights they will be unstoppable unless the 99% can expose the oligarchies’ minions for who they are and how they work. If we don’t understand and know our enemies we will only win half of our battles, but if we educate ourselves and know ourselves and our enemies we can win our battles (Art of War).
The OWS or the 99% have exposed a lot of the attacks against the 99% and have gotten the conversation going on a lot of good topics, but we have a long way to go. This year, 2012, will make or break the 99% so we must use the next two or three months to plan and be ready for our OWS spring. It will be one hell of a fight. It will be the proletarians or the 99% against the oligarchies and their minions.
Good luck because if we don’t win we’ll all end up being “workampers.”