An Op-Ed on the Revolution
Apologies in advance to my fellow Refugee writers. I generally try to make this blog into something of a professional news medium but I have been astounded by what’s happening in Wisconsin and the rest of the nation. Plus I don’t want to appear all Glenn Beckian conspiracy theorist. And I’m sort of an insomniac so I thought I’d just share my perspective late at night with anyone who is out there.
The Wisconsin Senate Republicans illegally broke the unions yesterday. In a matter of minutes they pulled the union busting provisions from Governor Scott Walker’s budget bill that were previously considered budgetary and voted them into law despite the lack of a quorum from the absent Democrats.
I am astonished. Unbelievable. It’s as if they said “Yeah, we lied to you. Shut the front door and take it.” I’m somewhat surprised that Wisconsin Republicans don’t expect some blowback from this. This is a blatant frontal assault on the middle class of America. Not just Wisconsin. America.
It reminds me of the French revolt by the people when they stormed the Bastille. There were only a few political prisoners in the bastille at the time but the revolution was representative of public dissatisfaction and Scott Walker is the modern day version of the prévôt des marchands. The rich have once again nonchalantly declared, “Let them eat cake.”
Those who pooh-pooh comparisons with the revolution in Egypt and the Middle East do so at the risk of their own credibility. It’s the same battle.
Class warfare has been declared on middle America by the rich and Wall Street. It’s time to rise up and defend ourselves.