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Response to Squinch (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:45 AM

5. Less helplessness than FEAR. That's why the MORE insurgency is so interesting.


Rank and file people can't really claim to feel "helpless" if they elected their leadership w. 90% of the vote.

As I counseled people in my bldg at the time: no one ( NO ONE) should ever get 90% of the vote in a democracy. If they weren't corrupt before... there's a strong likelihood that they'll be corrupt after.

That's just the way politics works and there are plenty of historical examples.

Now... since the union leadership has decided it's part of the educational establishment ( it IS, btw; they got at least THAT right)...
rank and filers are waking up to the fact that there's nothing standing in between themselves and the unemployment line.

At this point they can't afford "apathy".

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