With regard to what’s happening relative to the destruction of unionism, the removal of democratically elected officials to facilitate the cancellation of hard-earned pension accounts and clearing the way for the corporate and private takeover of Detroit, the following comes to mind. It deals with the Nazi’s rise to power in Germany, by attacking first one group and then another with inadequate understanding and outrage from the German populace.
First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
-Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemoller (1892-1984)
It can’t happen here? Don’t think so? They’re already coming for your Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and government sponsored pension fund. They’re pushing to eliminate the U.S. Postal Service while they continue promoting cuts to public education and the elimination of unionism in America. Now is the time to start speaking out, and it’s easy. Just google the names of your congressperson and U.S. Senators, along with the word “contact.” It’ll take you to pages for email contacts and snail-mail addresses for your representatives in Washington. Tell them what you think. It’s far better than doing nothing.