Who here remembers back when I first started my “crazy” ranting about the Patriot act and the impending Patriot II? I remember some people saying such things such as “well, if you aren’t doing anything wrong you don’t have anything to be afraid of, right?” I dunno, does anyone have an issue with Bush’s Education Secretary labeling a union a terrorist organization. But HA HA, he was just joking folks.
Okay, now why would that NOT be a funny joke? Maybe because Patriot II authorizes the government to strip natural born citizens of their citizenship if they are in what the government considers a terrorist organization. That would be a big stumbling block to the punchline. Gee and unions fight for collective bargaining against corporations, fight for the worker, I can see why the Bushies see them as terrorists. To a corporation a fair wage must be terrifying, it might mean one less ice sculpture at your wife’s birthday party.
I know that Republican and Democratic politicians in the pocket of big business have long decried the unionization of America as communist and I suppose it has been all of the anti-union feeling from the ‘haves’ that make me feel that, even though it may have it’s problems, unions are better for the working person than the employers are willing to be. Without unions we would still be working 16 hour days 6 or 7 days a week with no over time or vacations. Do you like your weekends off? Thank the unions. If unions are terrorist organizations then long live Jihad and sign me up!
Teachers make a pittance and are expected to be able to teach a classroom that is probably falling apart if it is a city school, packed with 30+ students using outdated text books, held to the underfunded ‘No Child Left Behind’ standard in states that are cutting back funding because the federal dollars are not there. They are condemned as being ineffective by parents not bright enough to help their children with their math homework while the “Education President” waits for the whole house of cards to come tumbling down so he can sell education off to private industry. So Billy, if Mary has a case of refreshing ice cold Coca Cola and hops into her Hemi-powered V-8 Dodge Durango Limited (which is Ram Tough) and travels East toward St. Louis (There’s More than Meets the Arch) at 50 miles per hour…
I cant wait until public education is abolished and children are taught by people more concerned with producing a soldier for the lord and more pliant consumers.