|Pullman strikers outside Arcade Building in Pullman, Chicago. The Illinois National Guard can be seen guarding the building during the Pullman Railroad Strike in 1894.Add caption|
I trust you are all enjoying your 2011 "Labor" Day Weekend ... most likely vegging in front of your TV, the filtered portal which provides your primary and generally distorted view of reality ... consuming unnecessarily and in mass quantities, and with no conscious clue as to what is compelling you to do so.
But as I said, I trust you are all enjoying your 2011 "Labor" Day Weekend. Should I assume most of you know this became a federal holiday in 1894 when, following the murder of many hard-working, underpaid and unafraid workers by their own military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland was forced to "deal" with the People?
And where is the American "Labor" movement today? On "Labor" Day should we be celebrating democracy, or mourning its demise? Deep down inside, until the job lost is YOUR job, will you ever really give a flying f**k one way or the other?
Whatever... A holiday's a holiday, so far be it from me to be a party pooper. Just to square things, allow me to share a free and full-length classic Hollywood movie with you:
They Live - by John Carpenter
All I ask is that you watch this movie (instead of NASCAR races, football games and other meaningless diversions) and then ask yourself these two simple questions:
1. What was the underlying message of this movie?
2. Why is Bruce sharing this message with me now?
If you find these questions too far-fetched for your comfort zone, no problem. I invite you to instead (or better yet also) seek answers to these:
1. About half of all U.S. Representatives and two-thirds of all U.S. Senators are millionaires. How wealthy are your three representatives in Washington DC?
2. How much of the wealth of your three representatives in Washington DC existed prior to their entry into politics, and how much was derived directly or indirectly as a result of it?
3. How much of the wealth of your three representatives in Washington DC was acquired after 11 September 2001?
9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out:
Stop Accepting. Start Rejecting. Stop Complying. Start Defying.
Wake Up, Sheeple! Rise Up, People! Revolution is the only solution!
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