Workers Of The World Unite.......well kind of

One of the most famous quotes of communism, but I doubt there are many people in the movement that would align themselves to such drastic leanings. To be honest I expect only a fair few would say that there protest for fairer wages, less management oversight and more tax for the rich was in the slightest socialism. Well it is, and that's a good thing. A selection of charts I saw yesterday proved the point that everyone already knows the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. People have now reached the limit of corporate greed, they have reached the limits of their own lines drawn in the minds of many who call themselves the 99%. Although I agree that they are the 99% who are not that 1% who control 1/3rd of the wealth of the country, they certainly don't have the support of 99% of the population. one of the statements could almost have been made by Lenin or a line from the communist manifesto:

'if you agree that a person is entitled to the sweat of their brows, that being talented at management should not entitle others to act like overseers and overlords, that all workers should have the right to engage in decisions, democratically, then you might be one of us'.

This is unlikely to win cross party support not that I care what would, but are we seeing the beginnings of a new form of political party persuasion. Traditionally workers parties are left wing everything from moderate liberalism to communist depending on how severe your demands are. Something here tells me that people want a new way without embracing any of the socialist leanings.
What I would like to know is what next. A collection of people without a leader which is certainly a protest. There are plenty of people with demands. I read a list of demands and you can almost see the right wing parties exploding if any of these were put into practice
  1. Single Payer Health Care
  2. Reinstate Glass Steagall
  3. Overturn Citizen United/Campaign Finance Reform
  4. Revoke Corporate Person-hood law
  5. Close corporate tax loopholes
  6. Raise taxes on upper incomes
  7. Address US job outsourcing
Personally I would love to see at least 3 of these addressed but a huge political change would have to happen.

'The problem in a nutshell is this: Inequality in this country has hit a level that has been seen only once in the nation's history, and unemployment has reached a level that has been seen only once since the Great Depression. And, at the same time, corporate profits are at a record high. In other words, in the never-ending tug-of-war between "labor" and "capital," there has rarely—if ever—been a time when "capital" was so clearly winning.'

*for the charts I saw visit



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    Simon Knowles

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