Monday, September 06, 2010

Abe Lincoln Would Not Be Proud

The GOP for years had portrayed itself as the party of Abraham Lincoln, author of the Emancipation Proclamation. But ever since they decided to instead be the party of Reagan (whom himself was no friend to the working man), things have changed. And that's something to remember this Labor Day.
Especially when a person charged in the largest human trafficking case in US history,(that's slavery to you and I) one Mordechai Orian was also a major contributor to the Republican Party between 2004 and 2006. Curiously enough, that's when the GOP was pushing their"guest worker program".
Now I'm sure the corporate idiocracy would love to import as much slave, er, I mean, cheap labor as possible. It doesn't improve anything but the bottom line, since CEOs of the 50 firms that have laid off the most employees since the economic crisis began took home 42% more pay. Imagine how much more they could make if they didn't have to pay their remaining employees anything! Of course, that being the case, they would eventually lose their jobs because no one would be able to buy their products, but when you make $50 million in one year, how much longer do you need to work anyway.
So their you have it. So while you're out celebrating the murder of labor organizers by US marshals by grilling a steak from a non-union slaughterhouse, remember that while neither party seems too interested in watching your back, the GOP is even less likely to be concerned about your human rights as well.


libhom said...

If people stop letting their anger getting diverted towards mosques and immigrants, maybe something will actually happen to deal with our problems.

Dave Dubya said...

Yet more proof the Reich Wingers are happy to bring slavery back.

Tom Harper said...

Laborers went through a lot of bloodshed to become unionized in the early 1900s. All of their gains are just slipping away now, while we focus all our anger toward mosques and immigrants, as Libhom said.

Dr. Kiss Injure said...

My nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury can no longer be contained!

S.W. Anderson said...

Two things about this country I find impossible to understand is why so many working people dislike unions and repeatedly vote against their own best interest at election time.

I guess it's a result of gullibility and ignorance on working people's part, and brainwashing on the part of conservative Republican/libertarian politicians and their corporate patrons.