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OWS & the Wage Slaves

What do the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and the $15 to $16 an hour have in common? Some of things, I see, are the education of the young activists, who are discovering that their fight has been fought before, and will always have to be fought. The inequality of good wages and standard of living is now wider than in past years. The fight is never ending. It is like the country of Holland fighting the sea to keep it back. They can never rest, and the Dutch accept the fight as a way of life f or the alternative is the end of life as they know it. This is the mentality our young wage slaves must learn in order to survive in the employment world. The fight is a very long and never ending one. When we let up on this fight, we end up where we are today, fighting our way out of the gutters once again. The Occupy movement was just round one and a winner for the wage slaves because it gave people a confidence boost and education, which started a conversation on what is wrong with the USA and the world. Occupy has now morphed into subgroups, all of which have goals for the good of all workers. And the $15 to $16 an hour wage will build a core of workers who can carry on the fight for generations. Just like the old so-called middle class that was established between the late 1930s to the late ‘70s, that we have lost due to the apathy and letting down of our guard. Now we must rebuild by educating our young in how and who runs our world. The “Art of War” states that you must know your enemy and yourself if you have any chance of winning the fight. With a rebuilt middle class those families can educate their young workers to be good activists for the good of the world. I also hope that the wage slaves can still depend on Anonymous for their help and support. I think OWS help jump start the trend of people fighting back. Workers are starting to recognize their worth to a company, regardless of their job description, and are fighting back and being rewarded for it. Announced today, Walmart’s CEO Mike Duke was forced out of his job following revelations of bribery and violating the rights of workers who participated in the 2012 Black Friday wage strikes. You can only keep a person down so long before they start swinging back.

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