I don't like Maddow, but I love the great state of Michigan.
I grew up in a Union family. My father, who worked very hard to provide for us, retired from Ford Motor Company after 35 years in the UAW. And near
the end, he, too, became very disenchanted with the poor work ethic that had seeped into his union brethren. The good news is that he lives happily
in Florida now; furthermore, Ford [who did not receive a taxpayer-funded loan] has recovered quite well in the past couple of years.
My mother was a Detroit Public Schools teacher for many, many years as well--also happily retired with my dad in Florida. It would be difficult to
explain how frustrated she got with the rampant corruption in the Detroit school system, as well as with that once-glorious [and still great] city and
its political sham called city leadership.
Perhaps "political sham" is redundant. I digress...
When you take away a union's right to collective bargaining, you remove its raison d'étre
. In other words, what's even the point any
It's been said that
If you're not liberal at twenty, you have no heart.
If you're not conservative at thirty, you have no head.
As I get older [into my 30s now], I find myself becoming more conservative. Republican? Hardly. Democrat? Not any more. Two sides of the same
de-valued coin. And they actually work for the same people...and it ain't us.
What's going on in Michigan, especially when the idea of corporations
(more directly than they already are) running the show, I see a form of
fascism. And when I look at some of the elitist, moral relativistic, BIG government moves being made, I see a form of communism.
It's funny how the extreme left and extreme right meet up. Actually, it's terrifying.
And the only solution to living in that fear, as myopic as it may sound, remains being kind to your neighbor. Soon, we may all have to circle the
wagons, as communities, against God knows what destructive force.