Friday, March 18, 2011

Wait. What?

Was this some other Martin Luther King I never heard of?
To make the point, the AFL-CIO is planning a series of nationwide events on April 4, the 43rd anniversary of the day the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated after speaking in Memphis, Tenn., on behalf of striking black garbage collectors. The message: King's cause, and that of angry schoolteachers in Madison, are one.

"April 4 [is] the day on which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his life for the cause of public collective bargaining," Trumka said in another speech, in Washington, on Wednesday. And on the AFL-CIO blog, there is this notice: "Join us to make April 4, 2011, a day to stand in solidarity with working people in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and dozens of other states where well-funded, right-wing corporate politicians are trying to take away the rights Dr. King gave his life for."
Now having too many government workers making too much of other people's money is the moral equivalent of equal rights for oppressed races? Are you, like, frickin' crazy?

Please tell me nobody's gonna buy this. Because it's my dark fear that people really are this stupid.


Mayberry said...

Sorry to tell you, but most people really are that stupid...

Anonymous said...

Mayberry beat me to it but this is only the Acme of the problem my friend. [the vision of an iceberg floats by ....]

There are folks out there that not only believe whatever their shop steward tells them but will break your legs [insert arms or head as the situation transpires] to prove it.

Union = Socialism pure plain and simple.
And no they won't believe either you or me on that point.

stay safe,


The Grey Lady said...


This reminds me of a certain type of Christian, you've met them, the kind that take one passage/event out of the bible (and ignore all the rest) and twist it so THEIR God, Jesus is exactly what THEY rationalize him to be or support their self righteous position. Egads again....

MamaLiberty said...

Someone once told me that stupidity was the only truly fatal crime.

Unfortunately, after 50+ years of watching it, I'm afraid he was wrong. Far, far too many people survive it... at least for a long time.