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Over 106 years ago, a group known as the Wobblies (IWW) was born in June of 1905 to organize all of the workers of the world into One Big Union

The following is the preamble to the constitution for the International Workers of the World:

 

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“The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life.

Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth.

IWW Is coming    Clenched fist

 

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We find that the centering of the management of industries into fewer and fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with the ever growing power of the employing class. The trade unions foster a state of affairs which allows one set of workers to be pitted against another set of workers in the same industry, thereby helping defeat one another in wage wars. Moreover, the trade unions aid the employing class to mislead the workers into the belief that the working class have interests in common with their employers.

These conditions can be changed and the interest of the working class upheld only by an organization formed in such a way that all its members in any one industry, or in all industries if necessary, cease work whenever a strike or lockout is on in any department thereof, thus making an injury to one an injury to all.

Instead of the conservative motto, “A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work,” we must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword, “Abolition of the wage system.”

It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism

The army of production must be organized, not only for everyday struggle with capitalists, but also to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown. By organizing industrially we are forming the structure of the new society within the shell of the old.”

What will be the form of the Worker’s State? “

“Nobody who employs labor for profit can vote.”

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That sentence was contained in the Letter of support and comradeship from the Communist International (Soviet Russia)  in 1920 to the IWW

http://www.marxists.org/history/international/comintern/sections/australia/iww/open-letter.htm

Like many people, I have been watching the antics of the Occupy whatever people. Many of the old hippies have reappeared in their new garb but the message remains essentially the same. Class Warfare. Without that weapon, most normal people would probably avoid the procession of moon bats, drum beaters, freeloaders, and agitators. What has been disturbing to me is how many agitators are showing up on social media web sites that cater to Veterans and drive a divisive spike into the heart of their main missions.

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I would find it hard to cheer on the Occupy somebody else’s property group in any case. But seeing them drag the flag, talk about destroying other people’s property, and overthrowing the government to be replaced by some kind of “democracy” more appropriate for the masses just kind of makes me madder than hell. The people who want these things claim to be true Americans yet they fail to remember the basic principles that made America great.

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The history of the IWW is closely tied to many of the current agitators of today. The community organizers have always had a plan to redistribute the wealth of America more fairly. The people in the Occupy movement are being led by people who are working quietly to help to fulfill the promises of the founders of the IWW. Make no mistake, despite the scrubbed version of who the IWW was a hundred years ago, they were flush with anarchists, anti-Americans, and anti government agitators who would have loved to have seen the same type of revolution as the one that destroyed Russia.

Do not be lured by the simple messages that come from the puppets who occupy other people’s property. The only end game for the agitators is the destructive actions that will fundamentally  change America. Frankly, I have travelled and lived in many other countries over the past forty years. Even with all of its flaws, there is still no Republic on the face of this planet that even comes close in regards to freedom, opportunity, responsibility and a brilliant future if we let it continue to grow.

Power in a civilization will always exist. The real question for ever American is:

Where should that power truly reside?

Mister Mac

1943 Army Poster

3 comments

  1. I got this today, and this seems to be a good place to post it:

    Lawyers Party
    This is very interesting! I never thought about it this way.
    The Lawyers’ Party
    By Bruce Walker

    The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers Party .
    Barack Obama is a lawyer.

    Michelle Obama is a lawyer.

    Hillary Clinton is a lawyer.. Bill Clinton is a lawyer.

    John Ed wards is a lawyer.

    Elizabeth Ed wards was a lawyer.

    Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate).

    Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen,
    went to law school.

    Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress:
    Harry Reid is a lawyer.
    Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer.

    The Republican Party is different.
    President Bush is a businessman.
    Vice President Cheney is a businessman.
    The leaders of the Republican Revolution:
    Newt Gingrich was a history professor.
    Tom Delay was an exterminator. Dick Armey was an economist.

    House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer.
    The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.

    Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer? Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago and who barely won the Republican nomination as a sitting president, running against Ronald Reagan in 1976. The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work, who are often the targets of lawyers. The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers.

    Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the sick, like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history, like Gingrich. The Lawyers Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies of America . And, so we have seen the procession of official enemies, in the eyes of the Lawyers Party, grow.

    Against whom do Hillary and Obama rail? Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, bankers, and anyone producing anything of value in our nation.

    This is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the eyes of lawyers.

    Lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their clients, in this case the American people. Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win lawsuits, they press appellate courts to overturn precedent, and lawyers always parse language to favor their side. Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine. But it is an awful way to govern a great nation.

    When politicians as lawyers begin to view some Americans as clients and otherAmericans as opposing parties, then the role of the legal system in our lifebecomes all-consuming.
    Some Americans become adverse parties of our very government. We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit.

    We are citizens of a republic that promises us a great deal of freedom from laws, from courts, and from lawyers.

    Today, we are drowning in laws; we are contorted by judicial decisions; we are driven to distraction by omnipresent lawyers in all parts of our once private lives. America has a place for laws and lawyers, but that place is modest and reasonable, not vast and unchecked. When the most important decision for
    our next president is whom he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and the law in America is too big.

    When House Democrats sue America in order to hamstring our efforts to learn what our enemies are planning to do to us, then the role of litigation in America has become crushing.

    We cannot expect the Lawyers Party to provide real change, real reform or real hope in America . Most Americans know that a republic in which every major government action must be blessed by nine unelected judges is not what Washington intended in 1789. Most Americans grasp that we cannot fight a war when ACLU lawsuits snap at the heels of our defenders. Most Americans intuit that more lawyers and judges will not restore declining moral values or spark the spirit of enterprise in our economy.

    Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought to our nation by those lawyers who already largely dictate American society and business.

    Perhaps Americans will see that hope does not come from the mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished by hard work. Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that more lawyers with more power will only make our problems worse.

    The United States has 5% of the world’s population and 66% of the world’s lawyers!

    Tort (Legal) reform legislation has been introduced in congress several times in the last several years to limit punitive damages in ridiculous lawsuits such as spilling hot coffee on yourself and suing the establishment that sold it to you
    and also to limit punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits. This legislation has continually been blocked from even being voted on by the Democrat Party.

    When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association goes to the Democrat Party, then you realize who is responsible for our medical and product costs being so high!

    Please — DO PASS THIS ON!!!

  2. People are frustrated, hopless and outright giving up. Many have been brought up to go through life passively and not take charge of it themselves for that alone seems helpless. What will save them is a change in perspective; see the past as past and the present as something they can control through thier own efforts. If a majority of the people saw that, these protests, made fun of by Liberals like the creator of the liberal strip Doonsbury, would not even be happening. The economic sitiation is too big for everyone to understand completely, only the economic experts only because they have the time and resources to bring together the whole picture. Even they are not correct at times. Occupy Wall Street is a sad cry of helplessness and a failure of the educational system that was not set up to provide kids with greater emotional and intellectual intelligence then what is being displayed.

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