|Michigan has just passed a corporate servitude law. It is designed to take away many of the worker rights that unions have conferred throughout their history: the right to a living wage. The right to equal pay for women. The right to deferred payments in the form of pensions. The right to negotiate workplace standards and working conditions. The right to overtime pay.|
The divide and conquer strategy of the plutocrats has worked very well. With most private unions having already been decimated, turn the common workers' envy toward public unions and decimate those, too. What remains is an environment where there is ZERO countervailing force to corporate /corporate-state power. This ensures a deep pool of low wage, highly subservient workers to draw from to sustain the profits and wealth of the plutocracy. If you're not in that plutocracy, you're rapidly being reduced to a slave. That's a reality.
The plutocracy owns the government, so we have no real power. Voting is a sham. You'll always be voting for the status quo by definition and the status quo is everything that supports and advances the plutocracy.
How the hell did we get here?