Thursday, July 17, 2014
Competition: Use it Against Oligarchies
Competition can be used against the Haves. The Haves possess and, in turn, are possessed by power, obsessed with the fear of losing power; their every move is dictated by the idea of keeping their power. The way of life of the Haves is to keep what they have and wherever possible to shore up their defenses so now we have the Haves 1 percent determined to keep its power and in constant fight with the Have Nots. At the same time they are in conflict among themselves. Power grows or dies therefore in order to keep power the status quo must get more; but from whom? There is just so much that can be squeezed out of the Have Nots, so the Haves must take it from each other. This cannibalism of the 1 percent is a good time for the Have Nots to attack, such as the $15 to $18 an hour minimum wage. The Have Nots should try to pick fights between fast food places by picketing one, which would bring more business to the one where there are no pickets. Then, when the owners see what is happening they might give the wage increase to get back their business. You are picketing a business where you don’t work so nothing can happen to you—except where you work will get more customers. Then, the fast food businesses workers should reverse the picketing so you will have the fast food businesses fighting against each other. All the workers have to do is keep chaos stirred up until you get the $15 to $18 an hour living wage from the current $7.25 an hour minimum wage. You could use you day off or take a day or part of a day off work and you’re probably only working part time anyway so make your boss pay for only letting you work as a temp worker by having time to picket to make your life better. Is there a better way to thank a boss who is essentially engaging in wage theft? The Art of War says use their rules and mistakes to beat them who are your enemy. Old labor leader John L. Lewis said labor and capitalism may be partners in theory, but they are enemies in fact. Don’t forget this. The greedy Haves do not care about you or your family so long as they make more money at your expense and health.