In a modern society, with half-decent decent human rights, I tend to deplore all strikes for being what they really are (organised "economic
sabotage") and therefore all strikers, for being selfishly "unpatriotic". To me strikes are like terrorism, just without the murder (although had
London’s fire brigade fulfilled their threats to strike on bonfire night, then this would have been close).
If you want to bring a government down then: Tackle the parasite at it's personal interaction with You: Stop paying them tax!!!
to happen you also need lots of people, in an organised, (kinda well) regimented effort. In the UK there are 83,000 prison places, and a population
of 60 million i.e. enough spaces for 0.138%. Of course government can always create concentration camps, but it could easily fall on its knees, as it
And Unlike a general strike) everyone wins, for every moment it lasts, and so the longer it goes on, the more people will owe in tax, and therefore
the more the government will need to reach some sort of tax compromise.
Unlike a strike
(which gradually suffers evermore, picket line, crossers i.e. “scabs”) the longer it goes on, the more workers it will
attract, and the more likely the government-police are likely to do something that is brutal, and which therefore causes an even bigger backlash
(this is how revolutions have happened, such as the story of Ireland’s Independence from Britain
In my view real Industrial strikes (sabotage) best belongs to the 18th century when you had children on their hands and knees in coal mines. Also back
then our economy was more dependant on a limited range of industries.
I wonder if the real
reason why certain strikes (and other forms of socialism) are allowed today, has nothing to do with democracy & liberty,
and everything to de with government deliberately, retarding living standards, i.e. "the pace of change" as a form of control? In George Orwell’s
1984 the government did it through never ending warfare. But in ours, its generally Marxist ideas (well known to oppose what they
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