Originally posted by Billmeister
The anti-union propaganda machine is very well-oiled.
The people who own the media outlets are on the "same team" as the industrialists, and so the myth gets so consistently shoved down our throats that
some people actually start believing them.
It is sad to see that people will fight amongst each other to level things down... wages, quality of life, number of leisure hours etc...
It all boils down to class warfare, but, sadly, some people just can't see it. And believe me, you are NOT on "their" team.
Remember when technological advances were supposed to improve quality of life by reducing work hours? Instead, they reduced the quantity of workers
and increased the profit margin of the 0.1%.
How average citizens can fall for the propaganda spewed out by industrialists who were only too glad to dynamite miners in the shafts and hire
militias to shoot at workers asking for decent wages is beyond me.
Couldn't agree more. Besides, France swings from the left to the right, much the same as the UK and Germany, and Italy blah blah. And, as you say,
workers were treated like blobs on the ground, and that's historical fact.
What's more France tries to hang on to its industry, as does Germany, and Italy.
I can't even make sense of what some American posters are saying about socialist this and socialist that, when they do not know what they are talking
about, in regard to Western Europe at least. What's happening to the American industry? Take Briggs and Stratton lawnmowers/engines, or Strattec
Security Corporation as it is now, a world leader in that field. Where I am the country's awash with them, and probably the rest of UK and mainland
Europe, but they are all fecking made in China, not the US, not Europe. The big Corp sold out the US jobs, and left them with the crumbs to fight
over, just as Billmeister says, while big corp yackys on about socialism, so that the last thing you think about is how did you people stateside end
up with no jobs. Capisce!