Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/09/03/5-biggest-corporate-lies-about-unions
As I read the article, the question formed in my head: why does Reich continue to use the term “middle class?” Middle of what? It’s artificial and arbitrary, and aimed at the working class like a logger’s splitting wedge—intended to pit us against each other for the benefit of the bourgeoisie.
Then I read the biographical note that follows the article, where I learned that one of his works, soon to be moving to Netflix, is “Saving Capitalism.”
Ironic that Reich is writing about “saving capitalism” considering he was a member of the Clinton cabinet that did more to destroy FDR’s New Deal than any other Administration (although Trump will likely outdo Clinton on this).
Destroying the New Deal effectively escalates capitalism into neofeudalism.
I’m not making excuses for capitalism or Reich or anyone that was part of the Clinton cabal.
Isnt Democratic Socialism just highly regulated capitalism?
Obviously we cannot survive with Capitalism structured the way it is and has been.
Look I don’t know how many times I have to say this, but I retired at age 54 and am 72 now. I was in the Teamsters union (at various jobs during my working career) and live a modestly comfortable life with my pension & SS. While I worked for a union company I had 15 sick days, 12 holidays, good vacations, fantastic insurance and excellent pay. I mean, jesus fucking Christ, what working class person WOULDN’T want to be in a union?
Trying to explain capitalist propaganda to the average USan is like trying to explain water to a fish.