I was very amused by the recent letter which complained that I dwelled too much on the fact that George Bush hadn’t been in office for 40.2375 months and I suppose we should leave him alone even though his presidency was the worst in history! (Notice the exclamation point. When Republicans are really serious about anything, they load their document up with these. It distracts those with limited attention spans.)
Then I was hauled over the coals for daring to mention how the right, want to turn us into the Third Reich, that I dare not delve into history. The writer then goes down the identical path to tell a blatant, outright lie about how Hitler used the unions to destroy and capture the middle class. If you want to quote history, at least read a little of it. The first thing der Führer did was ban all unions. That’s those impetuous Republicans — why use the truth when a lie will suffice?
It’s amazing to see how the rich and Republicans have poisoned ignorant minds about unions. Do you like the 40-hour work week, eight-hour working days, vacations, sick days, cost of living raises, pension, all the other perks you now enjoy? Thank the unions. Do you think the rich capitalists gave these up because they are generous? Why, then, are they striving exceedingly to get them back? These were all won by feet-on-the-street picketing union members.
People’s jealousy towards unions is sickening. If you want the same benefits mentioned above, why don’t you develop some gonads and form a union? Then you won’t have to kiss the boss’ feet every morning! Or continue voting for the millionaires and billionaires who sob and whine about unions constantly. They certainly don’t want you in one.