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1, Feb 22, 2011

The Powerless Wisconsin Citizens and Others Soundly Slapped Their Own Faces

Filed under: American Culture — admin @ 12:19 am

Republicans were voted in during last November’s mid-term election, on the promise that they would balance the budget and cut government spending. Tellingly, voters liked some cutting but stupidly, they never asked how and where to cut. Considering the nature of Republican party, people should know the cut will always benefit the rich and hurt the poor.

Even worse is the fact that they have voted for the republican Governor, Scott Walker, who not only cut whichever he sees fit but also threatens to deprive the legal rights of the powerless to collectively bargain with the powerful, so that the powerless mass will be totally at the mercy of whoever in power, just or unjust.

Now these same people have to live with the consequence of their election. While it might seem a bit far-fetched, it does remind me of a farmer who warmed back to life the frozen snake inside his shirt only to be bitten to death by the awaken hungry one.

Understandably, there is a need for the existence of an union who would speak on behalf of the powerless workers and function as a check against the greedy capitalists, especially when capitalists are boosted up by political power, as in the case of Wisconsin today. Sadly to say, their right to bargain could be outlawed just as easy as their rice bowls were shipped overseas.

Still, I wish Wisconsin demonstrators could win their battle over Scott Walker and could set a precedent for demonstrators in other states. Otherwise, the domino effect of their defeat throughout this nation is just unimaginable.

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