Thursday, September 08, 2011

Everyday Is Labor Day god Dammit!

Okay I admit I'm fired up.

It's unfortunate we even need to consider the idea that everyday is really a day to honor the working and middle classes. Instead we exalt bankers, sports figures, financial con-artists and anyone who's obtained wealth in general. We are often even willing to disregard their criminal behavior in obtaining the material trappings of the well to do.
"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." - John Steinbeck
Climbing over the backs of other workers or being more interested in the status and the social position your wealth may bring is not the answer. Perhaps you should contemplate the idea that you have more in common with working people than you think. Most people's lot is not really with selfish and greedy men who think it's acceptable to exploit those who make them rich in the first place. Ordinary working people everywhere are the real creators and producers of all wealth.
"And I say to my people's masters: Beware, Beware of the thing that is coming, beware of the risen people, Who shall take what ye would not give. Did ye think to conquer the people, Or that Law is stronger than life and than men's desire to be free? We will try it out with you, ye that have harried and held, Ye that have bullied and bribed, tyrants, hypocrites, liars! " From the poem The Rebel by Patrick Pearse

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