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I Owe My Soul to the Company Store

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posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 06:35 AM
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We as the worlds population will most likely understand what this mean by next May of 2021.

1. Building a commercial enterprise out of the wilderness required labor and lots of it.
--- we are living in a new era of modern day slavery, but we just ain't pick'n cotton these days

2. A new world trend is that many people today's future will be receiving food and shelter, a rudimentary education and sometimes a trade.
--- for those following my post in the Pandemic and Disease threads I mentioned back in maybe April about the new educational system

3. Corporations are forming colonies and we will become the " plantation farms " working only to owe our soul to the Company Store. ( Walmart comes
to mind )

4. We actually are being bought and sold by our actions of giving our souls to the corporations. ( we go from one corporation to another to work )
--- low wages and high prices


We 've had it too good. Time to bring out the whip.

remember Wal mart said they were going to hire 100000 new employees

Walmart hires 100,000 to meet surging demand, as toilet paper and sewing machines fly off the shelves


history is at our door steps again
soon to be coming our way



posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 08:13 AM
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Actually, didn’t see it coming but it is pretty clear in hindsight

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posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 08:20 AM
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16 tons and what do get?
Another day older and deeper in debt...

St.Peter don't you call me cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

My dad used to sing this, hell his family lived it.




posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 11:37 AM
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It's coming... unless we can stop it.

Remember, without the cooperation of the working class, the elites are helpless!



posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 11:40 AM
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originally posted by: Meshakhad
It's coming... unless we can stop it.

Remember, without the cooperation of the working class, the elites are helpless!


That is the sad reality, and I've watched people bitch and moan over they last several months about lockdowns and mass house arrests while the humbly obeyed and did as they were told.



posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: musicismagic




I Owe My Soul to the Company Store



In Unity there is strength.

Union proud, Union Strong


“We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few; but we can’t have both.” – Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis



posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 12:31 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: musicismagic




I Owe My Soul to the Company Store



In Unity there is strength.

Union proud, Union Strong

We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few; but we can’t have both.” – Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis



That's such bull#, unions were great in their infancy and I suppose in some areas it still means something but they were corrupt and took advantage of their members too. All under the guise of helping the working man. It's all about balance and it's hard as hell to ever find the delicate balance.

Way too often it just transfers power and control to another corrupt individual.

nlpc.org...

In fact, in just the last five years, hundreds (maybe thousands) of labor leaders at all levels of the movement have been convicted of embezzlement, corruption, racketeering, or engaging in organized crime. The problem is rampant, getting worse, and yet the unions seemingly refuse to address it.

KEY FINDINGS:
The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act’s (LMRDA) reliance on self-government, public disclosure, and ultimately deterrence has failed;
The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) has investigated and prosecuted union leaders for embezzling more than $100 million in union dues since 2001;
Investigations by the DOL’s Office of Inspector General, which investigates labor racketeering and organized crime’s influence within the labor movement, has resulted in more than $1 billion in fines, restitutions, and forfeitures;
Fewer than 5 percent of unions audited by the DOL received unqualified passes.
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posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 01:11 PM
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a reply to: putnam6

i was a union man all my working life most of the union bosses with a few exceptions did not come out of the rank and file but top universities what i would term shiny arses all knowing best what we the working man need and lining their pockets at the same time so totally agree with you.



posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: putnam6


Spoken like a true bootlicking slave to the Corporate Oligarchy. NLPC rightwing fake news so far up trumps butt it smells like covfefe.

My unions provide health, vision, dental, a retirement fund, Insurance and a solid brother/sisterhood, plus a wage a working man can live on.
My dues are money well spent imo!

SAG/AFTRA and IATSE


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posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: musicismagic




I Owe My Soul to the Company Store



In Unity there is strength.

Union proud, Union Strong


“We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few; but we can’t have both.” – Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis



That union horsecrap is what put us in this pile of # to begin with. An uneducated jackass shouldn't receive $35 an hour for tightening a bolt on an assembly line all day, especially when there are perfectly qualified starving jackasses in Mexico happy to get paid $0.25 an hour to do the same. Unions effed the United States of America. "Union strong" would seem to be Orwellian doublespeak to cover the asses of those who wish to obscure just what a national weakness unions represent.



posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: putnam6


Spoken like a true bootlicking slave to the Corporate Oligarchy. NLPC rightwing fake news so far up trumps butt it smells like covfefe.

My unions provide health, vision, dental, a retirement fund, Insurance and a solid brother/sisterhood, plus a wage a working man can live on.
My dues are money well spent imo!

SAG/AFTRA and IATSE



This socialist horsecrap... LMAO! It's like incels in the workplace, unable to forge friendships and relationships on their own, so they turn to union manufactured "brotherhoods and sisterhoods." It's adorable, really, it is. If only it wasn't also responsible for the last half century of America's deterioration as any manufacturer with a brain off shored the jobs to third world #holes where the laborers actually work a day's work and don't wax poetically about how they should be paid the farm simply because they exist amongst some backwoods gulag's brother/sisterhood.

SAG/AFTRA exists and continues in America for a very simple reason... few Americans will pay for entertainment with actors and actresses that barely speak English. Tom Cruise makes money in movies in America, Dom Veracruz from Mexico likely wouldn't make as much. Similarly, you can't exactly offshore cameramen and grips on a set (also partly thanks to the fact that directors are English speakers, not Hindi, Taiwanese, or Spanish speakers). If we reach a point where most directors are foreigners and technology has advanced to where a movie can be overdubbed seemlessly into English while digitally altering the actors to appear as whatever ethnicity the movie desires, then your SAG/AFTRA union will realize their full potential same as UAW did and witness all of your jobs fleeing the USA as well.



posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 02:51 PM
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originally posted by: Steveogold
a reply to: putnam6

i was a union man all my working life most of the union bosses with a few exceptions did not come out of the rank and file but top universities what i would term shiny arses all knowing best what we the working man need and lining their pockets at the same time so totally agree with you.


I'm sure there are some that are good honest people but the system, in some large cities, well is off the rails.

Union regulations can go over the top and are outright ridiculous in certain cases. My dad was in New York back in the '90s and he was clearing out a showroom after they had changed employees. He moved the garbage to the hall and had a lot of stuff they were throwing away. After a while he needed it gone because they had appointments coming etc. and he didn't want it to look trashy. SO being who he was, he got afloat loaded it up, and took it to the dumpsters put it all in nice and neat was done in 30 to 40 minutes. The showroom later got a $4000 bill as moving trash was against union regulations.



posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 04:15 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: putnam6


Spoken like a true bootlicking slave to the Corporate Oligarchy. NLPC rightwing fake news so far up trumps butt it smells like covfefe.

My unions provide health, vision, dental, a retirement fund, Insurance and a solid brother/sisterhood, plus a wage a working man can live on.
My dues are money well spent imo!

SAG/AFTRA and IATSE



Yes and I'm the one who is brainwashed, I haven't worked for a corporation in decades have been an independent contractor since my 20's .Just cause you have had a good experience doesn't mean it works for everybody all the time, and they are no doubt unions get big, bloated, and corrupt just like the corporate Oliarchs you are so against

You bellowing insane tripe about corporations when I despise them likely more than you do. It's small businesses I back, in the union utopia there would be huge corporations, no small businesses, and everybody would have the same bull # salary even if they sucked at their jobs. the below article is about what unions do when they get too large

freebeacon.com...
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posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 06:01 PM
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originally posted by: Steveogold
a reply to: putnam6

i was a union man all my working life most of the union bosses with a few exceptions did not come out of the rank and file but top universities what i would term shiny arses all knowing best what we the working man need and lining their pockets at the same time so totally agree with you.


Unions good. Union bosses bad.

The IWW has a much better structure. All officers are elected democratically, and all major decisions are voted on by the branch or union as a whole. I do think top union officers should be paid, given how much time they spend on union business, but their pay should be the average income of one of their members.



posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: putnam6

That's such bull#, unions were great in their infancy and I suppose in some areas it still means something but they were corrupt and took advantage of their members too. All under the guise of helping the working man. It's all about balance and it's hard as hell to ever find the delicate balance.

Way too often it just transfers power and control to another corrupt individual.





posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 08:12 PM
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originally posted by: Meshakhad
Remember, without the cooperation of the working class, the elites are helpless!




posted on Dec, 21 2020 @ 09:55 PM
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Owing your soul to the company (corporate) store (overlords)is essentially correct.
How much education is required to put toilet paper on a shelf?
About what most students get from an American High School sadly.
Don't ask them to count it, estimate or anything complex like that.
I'm sure they have tablets giving them all the instructions they need.



posted on Dec, 22 2020 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

That's step 2. Step 1 is to organize the working class.



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