The "Ordinary People" of Wisconsin and Egypt and Greendale
hard workin' people,
The ordinary people."
~~"Ordinary People", Neil Young's "Guernica masterpiece"
So, we've been taking a fair amount of heat here lately for some of our posts regarding recent world events.
There are those who fail to see the connection between the revolution in Egypt and the ongoing labor union protests and state capitol occupation in Madison, Wisconsin. And yet there is explicitly clear linkage between the two movements of the ordinary people around the world. The fundamental spark of the uprisings centers on core labor issues: underemployment and worker rights. And -- us usual -- there's significant misunderstanding and spin.
We have stated before and will again that if you're not supportive of these revolutions then you are either one of the elite wealthy 1% or one of the "ordinary people". It's that simple. period.
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As Jon Tapli frames the situation: "We are entering a global phase of extreme turbulence in which the bottom-up forces of a networked world battle the top-down hierarchies of centralized power."
Photo From Egypt: "Egypt Supports Wisconsin Workers." on Twitpic
From dailykos.com | Wisconsin is the front line in right-wing class warfare by Laurence Lewis:
The political showdown in Wisconsin is about class warfare.
No one in the traditional media wants to admit it. No one in the traditional media wants to admit that the Republican agenda is about class warfare. Many in the traditional media long ago chose sides, and they don't want anyone to know that the war exists. They only call it class warfare when those who aren't of the plutocratic elite try to stand up for their rights. They only call it class warfare when those who aren't of the plutocratic elite attempt to draw attention to what the plutocratic elite are trying to do.
Wisconsin has become ground zero in the class war.
That's the real story about Wisconsin.
And as for the those hard workin', patch o ground, ordinary people?
says everything's for sale.
The house and the boat and the railroad car,
the owner's gotta go to jail.
He acquired these things from a life of crime,
now he's selling them to raise his bail.
He was rippin off the people."
"I'm proud to be a Union Man"
ps - it's all one town....