Monday, May 2, 2016

What Labor Needs ...

Labor needs to keep the revolution going if it wants to save the labor movement for they go hand in hand. Labor and its members are the only force that can defeat the 1 percent -1.1 percent and corporations. It looks like Hillary and by default Bill Clinton could possibly win the nomination and possibly the election, and there will not be much difference between the two, Bill and Hillary, because neither care about unions. They both are war hawks and both are corporatists, supporters of big banks and Wall Street people over us commoners. No one can count on what they say because it usually isn’t what they usually end up doing. Bernie has pulled Hillary to the left on subjects of Social Security, a minimum wage of $15 an hour, and anti-trade deals, but as soon as she is elected all these stances will revert back to her original, true beliefs. Who in the hell knows what Trump will actually do? Our only hope is staying with Bernie and if he doesn’t win, he can still be a leader in the revolution along, hopefully, with Elizabeth Warren. The two would make a formidable team on behalf of us, the 99 percent. They have a lot of work to do—what with breaking up the banks, an immediate increase in the minimum wage (and put a stop to the slow walking the increase because by the time it goes into effect it will need to be $22), climate change, immigration, wage and racial equality, and single payer healthcare, marijuana legalization, an end to the drug war and the private prison industry—all the stupid policies that have hurt out economy and culture, and made others wealthy at the expense of others. The money wasted on the private prison industry should be put toward drug treatment, education and training programs. We also need better labor laws that will be enforced and protect the unions and employees, such as training workers. None of these things will happen by just electing a president or people in Congress or the Senate. It will take a revolution to force these changes. Bernie’s revolution is still in its infancy. If you want better for yourself and your family, then get ready for a battle against the 1-1.1 percent for they won’t change on their own for the good of all. I think they are starting to get the message and seeing the glint off our pitchforks, they need to be pressured into doing what’s right until it is done. We can’t end the fight too early otherwise they will revert back to their greedy ways. Labor needs to heed history and support Bernie Sanders for the change they and this country needs.