Saturday, August 3, 2013
GOP Following Hitler's Lead
“We must close union offices, confiscate their money and put their leaders in prison. We must reduce workers’ salaries and take away their rights to strike.” Adolph Hitler, May 2, 1933 This is happening today and gives proof that the antiunion corporations and oligarchies are using Hitler’s playbook of 1933 in 2013; and how did Hitler’s efforts against the workers work out for the German people of 1933? We know that the backbone of a capitalist consumers’ system is the wage slaves, but they must have good wages to support their families and healthcare to keep their human machines working and productive for a day of lost wages is also a day of lost production for the corporations. When they have lost the means to be productive, there must be a pension. Basically, what I’m politely saying is that the people screwing the workers are screwing themselves. If there are a lot of the old retired wage slaves around, they can still be productive in volunteer things, such as volunteer at a fire company as first responders, serving on local government boards, community pools or local youth sports programs. So it pays off to take care of our workers for after all we all from the 1 percent to the 99 percent have invested a lot of money and time in our wage slaves, such as education and other expenses that we all share in our young people and we should get our money’s worth. Sort of like your car. If you take care of it, it will last a long time and be reliable and be at the ready when needed. When you retire it, if taken care of, it still may be useful to someone else instead of just going to the junk yard or like some of our workers without a pension. They end up on the street or under a bridge to sleep. This is one of the many reasons that everyone from the unions, the 1 percent and the 99 percent should support the $15 an hour for minimum wage for fast food workers and other people who work in jobs where we have to support their wages just to live. All we are doing is helping pay wages to corporations who are making billions. They should pay a living wage. It is just the cost of doing business, such as utilities, taxes, permits, goods, and machinery. There is no difference except we must make them pay their fair share. Support $15 an hour minimum wage. The GOP should support the minimum, which would mean there would be a savings in the long run. If they take away the rights of workers to get a piece of the economic pie using peaceful ways, then we will return to the old days when there were no labor contracts and there were shutdowns every day, which would ruin the economy today. This is the reason that we have labor laws today, which in some labor circles think is hurting labor by handcuffing them to strike. The GOP anti-labor should be careful what they wish for. We could revert back to the 1920s and 1930s when labor was decided in the streets instead of the courts, and at this time labor would do better in the streets using the old IWW Wobblies tactics. The workers are now on the move and there will be no stopping them. We can just hope it is peaceful and that will be up to the GOP.