‘Forward’ To The Past: The Union Phoenix
Since Ronald Reagan assumed office in January of 1981. America has been blessed by a lack of labor strikes.
Many of you are too young to remember the constant fear of crippling strikes that pervaded this country before the 1980′s and some of you were even too young to recall how Great Britain was held hostage by unions until Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister.
The prosperity that the Ages Of Reagan and Thatcher brought their respective countries also had the benefit of reducing the power of labor unions significantly, especially here in The United States.
Many of us thought that any significant role for unions in the economic life of this country was a permanent thing of the past.
We were wrong. We had severely wounded the beast, but we made the mistake of not killing it as it lay bleeding and prostrate
While we first celebrated the diminishment of union power and then moved on to other matters, the Radical Left crept in and took over what was left of the unions.
All of the major ones are controlled by card-carrying Socialists.
The long-dead leaders of the AFL-CIO, the Teamsters, etc. must be spinning in their graves at this turn of events, for it was they, corrupt-as-Hell though they all were, who expelled the Communists from their organizations [the International Longshoreman's Union doesn't count because they've long-been under the control of Marxists].
People like Richard Trumka, a solid Committed Socialist, are now running the unions and they see the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama as a opportunity to gain more power by playing a large role in the fundamental transformation of American into a Fascist/Socialist state.
This is the moment, they believe, and destiny is calling.
Expect the return of The Crippling Strike.
Michelle Malkin has been on this story of union thuggery for quite some time. Do check out her latest dispatch here, but, be warned, it will make your blood pressure rise.