I saw the mealy-mouthed expressions of support for labor unions from the officials of the Biden administration, and they really raised my hackles. Hundreds of thousands of Central Americans are being dragged across the border precisely because they’ll never organize and never demand any rights. Yes, organized labor was a great invention of humanity but it’s been destroyed by this habit of flooding the labor market with cheap, mute, terrified workers you can abuse as much as you want and them throw out like discarded Kleenex when a fresh shipment comes in.
Yes, Republicans have been terrible to labor, too. But they aren’t running around, congratulating themselves on being the party of labor. I have no beef with people who sincerely believe in free markets and see unions as an obstacle to economic development. I disagree but I respect their position. It’s the dishonesty I can’t stand. You can’t simultaneously be for unions and for open borders. It’s not possible. Choose one and stick with it. Don’t tell us you are pro-union as you are marching a crowd of strikebreakers across the picket line.
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The SA government manages to be for open borders and unions and UBI and student debt relief.
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This is completely crazy. Is there any hope for a different political force coming into existence? Because this is nuts.
They have been losing support in the cities for years. A trend that is likely to continue.
They will probably stay in power due to their rural support.
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Yes, there’s hope …
For many it came in the form of leaving SA before the regime made it even more difficult to want to stay.
London is full of SA shops and expats from SA who despite the grinding nature of London prefer to be there because for them, any home that they’re welcome to is better than the one they come from.
So they chose a different political force by becoming permanent expats.
[deliberate reference to Steely Dan’s “Any Home (That I’m Welcome To)” inserted here]
“Don’t tell us you are pro-union as you are marching a crowd of strikebreakers across the picket line.”
This is a form of “kettling” the existing labour force while shifting infiltrators into those jobs.
Reagan did this during the “air traffic controller crisis”, a crisis that the Reagan regime helped to create.
“I have no beef with people who sincerely believe in free markets and see unions as an obstacle to economic development.”
What do the police and unions have in common?