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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 424-425

Reagan's Revolution successfully stripped whatever power and leverage employees once had, and handed it all to the shareholders and executives. Since then, it's been Hell for an increasing number of Americans, and it's no coincidence that a brand new crime of desperation appeared with the Reagan Revolution: the worker who "goes postal." The first massacres began in the mid-late 1980s, and the shootings have repeated with such regularity that it seems we've got to the point where we almost accept them as part of the landscape, as if they're inevitable and they've always been with us, and always will.
Why Jim Baldasci 'Went Postal':
How Bullying Bosses and Economic Devastation
Are Behind America's Latest Workplace Shooting
By Mark Ames, AlterNet. Posted September 28, 2009

When it comes to the underclass, there is no arguing that some people are members because they are so damned uneducated they cannot count their toes or read well enough to fill out a job app, the causes of which are too deep and tangled to go into at the moment. Others just don't care to do the smiling grammatically correct wimp assed customer service zombie thing. They prefer swinging a bigger hammer than that -- doing real work, like America used to do. And doing it without kissing ass, which is why they are called the "permanently jobless."
Look Out, Are You About to Join the White Underclass?
By Joe Bageant, JoeBageant.com. Posted July 18, 2009.


  • Here in Australia I remember hearing about postal workers going, um, postal during the 80's. I don't hear about it nowadays. Does that mean it doesn't happen any more, or that it's no longer news?

    By Blogger Markus, at 1:09 AM  

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