Little Sympathy for Wisconsin

March 24 17:26 2011 Print This Article

Rules were broken, cash diverted, and the unions went, well – home. You can say that they’re all somewhere huddled up, planning for a recall fight or a court fight, but they’re not fighting NOW. And the longer Gov. Walker’s union busting plan remains in place, the more firmly secure it is in its position as the law of the land.

Union leadership is far too concerned with their proximity to power. i.e. Obama, to be of any real use. And union members are far too concerned with their own meager survival to push union leaders to do what many of them, in their heart of hearts, don’t really want done (strikes!). The union members don’t escape blame in my view. They ARE the people. And no, their little hard working hands are not tied. The idea that there is only a narrow set of options in this scenario is a rationalization for human weakness. We’ve seen it before in the struggles of humanity, we see it now, and we’re bound to see it again.

The situation for American workers is barreling toward desperate. Desperation always encroaches in crises ripe for the usurpation of power and in the end and as a last resort, people fight back. But it usually comes too late and at a time when people have lost so much that pushing uphill is painstakingly precarious. You would think people would learn. They don’t. They look for “leadership” and for that alone, my sympathy is steadily dissipating.


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