Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

Posts tagged May Day

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History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the whole nation to undreamed of levels of production. Those who attack labor forget these simple truths, but history remembers them.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts.
Molly Ivins

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What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures.
Samuel Gompers, American labor leader and first President of the American Federation of Labor (AFL).

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We all should thank Newt Gingrich

Not only was he entertaining as hell (moon colonies, y’all!), he’s celebrating May Day by suspending his campaign on May 1st.

It’s about time a GOP candidate thought of the working class </sarcasm>

We should all tweet him and thank him for bringing attention to May Day and participating in a General Strike.

That’s what he’s doing, right?

No?

Eh, fuck it. Thank him anyhow: 

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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