Egypt in America?
“In a time when large and tense demonstrations have become increasingly rare in America, the Wisconsin protests could provide an Egypt-like moment, says Norman Ornstein, a fellow at the nonpartisan American Enterprise Institute in Washington.”
“We have finally come in Madison to the basic question: will voters control government and public policy, or will the unions? Don’t kid yourselves into thinking the unions don’t understand that, either. They know exactly what’s at stake in the Battle of Mad Town, and that’s why they’re throwing everything they have into winning it.” ~ Hot Air
The snowball effect.The domino theory. In the Middle East, we see the Islamic Brotherhood gaining control through civil unrest. Now, in America, the potential spread of the disease is taking up residence in state capitols. Coming soon to a government near you! We could get Oliver Stone and Sean Penn to direct the feature film. This is the beginning of the socialization of America. Unions have always played a big part in her politics.
The Democratic left has been a mainstay of the trade unions for as long as trade unions have been in existence. As they grow with age, these political dinosaurs still litter the landscape, not knowing that it is time to wander off into the sunset and die gracefully. In today’s economy, there has to be a better solution by all parties to move away from unions and their archaic thinking. If there is a progressive union in America, please, let me know. I know of one in Canada, but that is about it.
Time for dancing around the mulberry bush. The only way to keep jobs in America, iunion and non union is this:
Employees need to make concessions to their employers. (Fairly, without high priced lawyers and negotiators)
Employers need to make concessions to their employees. (Fairly, without high priced lawyers and negotiators)
Government has to make it attractive to want to do business in North America. The government has to be a government of the people, for the people, by the people.
There is no reason unionists and non-unionists cannot coexist for the mutual good. That mutual good?
- America Greets A New Egypt (npr.org)
- Who governs Wisconsin? | Joshua Treviño (guardian.co.uk)
- The left’s rejection of democracy in Wisconsin (professorbainbridge.com)