Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is trying to eviscerate Wisconsin unions by denying public employees the right to collective bargaining and firing any worker that disagrees.
It reminds me of Rev. Martin. Niemoller’s poem “First they came for …” written decades ago. It might read like this today:
First they declared corporations were “people,” and I didn’t complain because I’m already a person. Then they made unlimited money “speech,” and I didn’t complain because the American Dream says I’ll be rich someday, too. Then they commandeered the means of production by shipping our greatest strength — manufacturing — overseas, because they don’t have bothersome unions over there, and I didn’t complain because Walmart has cheap stuff.
Then they bought the news so they could convince everyone it’s always been this way, and I didn’t complain because it’s always been this way. Then they lied us into wars and I didn’t complain because I’m not a soldier, or an Iraqi, or an Afghani. Then they started locking people up because they said they could and I didn’t complain because nobody locked me up.
Then they started spying on everyone because they said they could and I didn’t complain because I’m a real American. Then they came for the workers, but thanks to supply-side trickle-down economics, I don’t have a job. This truth is self-evident. They are coming for you, and they are relentless.
Stand up. For your country, for your family, for yourself. Stand up. Be heard.