Conservative States’ Anti-Union Bills are Almost Identical
You think of states as being individual; having their own identity. Or as George Will put it, “fifty individual experiments in democracy.”
And yet there’s an eerie similarity between all of these anti-worker laws that are popping out of the red states like mushrooms blooming in a cow pasture. This article by Lee Fang concludes with:
“The conservative strategy for decimating the labor movement is being replicated with great speed — and little creativity. Each state, from Wisconsin to Ohio to Maine, and others across the country face a similar threat of phony Tea Party groups, business front organizations, and even nearly identical legislative proposals.”
This article was surprising at first, but then I realized: it figures. How could it be any other way?
The Right does everything in unison. They march in lockstep. Rightwads don’t have any individual ideas or originality. It’s the same pattern you see over and over. A rightwing demagogue comes up with a new talking point on Fox News or talk radio, and immediately, millions of dumbfucks are dutifully parroting the same line; probably without even knowing what they’re saying.
A corporate power-broker sends out marching orders, and millions of useful idiots snap to attention and go “Ugh! Yes Master.”
In addition to the union-crippling laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, there’s a new “right to work” law popping up simultaneously in Maine, Missouri and New Hampshire. Funny, all of these mouthbreathing reactionaries from three different states just happen to be on the same wavelength. Amazing, no?
I just remembered something: the first time I heard the word “euphemism” was high school Social Studies class. The teacher gave us the definition, and then used “right to work laws” as an example. “Doesn’t that sound nice, a ‘right to work’ law. Gee, who could be against something like that?”