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On the eve of the New Year, an article appeared that cannot be ignored.
Americans believe their children are their legacy. I believe that is true of most people everywhere.
...On this day, (click title to entry - thank you) December 30th, in 1936 -- 75 years ago today -- hundreds of workers at the General Motors factories in Flint, Michigan, took over the facilities and occupied them for 44 days. My uncle was one of them.
The workers couldn't take the abuse from the corporation any longer. Their working conditions, the slave wages, no vacation, no health care, no overtime -- it was do as you're told or get tossed onto the curb....
Michael Moore has accepted the honor of being 'the people's voice' having grown up in the Rust Belt of the USA. In order for him to wear this honor as well as he does one has to realize how much he loves and has loved his family. He accepted his heritage with sincere love and respect for those that surrounded his life. The nation today has a gratitude to him for never forgetting the great struggles of the past and the great struggle we all face today.
Why is it the great struggles of the Middle Class are always facing the oppression of Wall Street? Why is it the oppression of Wall Street always enforced by the right wing political government of this country?
There is no choice for those of the Middle Class, the mantle we are assigned as evidenced by the history of our struggle requires a union of people in the work place to bring justice to those that labor.
...The workers couldn't take the abuse from the corporation any longer. Their working conditions, the slave wages, no vacation, no health care, no overtime -- it was do as you're told or get tossed onto the curb....
In "The South" of the USA these conditions have existed for the entire seventy-five years when others have seen relief.
Because the southern culture never permitted unionization of their labor force.
With the year of 2012 upon us, the Middle Class is struggling once again and an entire generation of Americans are without the promise of employment while what was once jobs to people are now shipped to places like Iraq, China and India. Either we are loyal to ourselves enough to realize our heritage has presented itself full circle to realize our destiny or every historical struggle was for not.
I recently saw a segment of a young woman that received employment after being a part of #Occupy. I congratulate her and all those that are resolving the horrible existence of a generation plagued with this burden, but, they cannot set aside a reality that visited them just a short time ago. They need to do well in their employment, but, when achieved to decision makers they need to remember the legacy that placed them there.
I am grateful to those that had the courage to stand the protest line to bring awareness and return to a resolve to never allow this to happen again. Nearly four generations ago, I am quite certain the people of the Middle Class made the same pledge; this time it has to be different and sustained.