October 16, 2006

Ain't That A Bitch?

The pie sure ain't what it used to be. Everyone wants a piece of it. Unfortunately, the crumbs are all that's left.

Workers have it tough here. They need to put in WORK, literally. The bling of the spoons they wash. The bling of the blades cutting your grass. The bling of the dew on your fruit they pick. The sparkle of the windows they wash. The ice on your car before they scrape it off. Diamonds aren't the only things that bling.

As we listen to our leaders talk of our strong economy and the strides it has made, one question must be asked: Who is benefiting?

The worker has lost 2.5 percent of his economic pie since the year 2000. Not accounting for inflation, that's a raise of zero dollars, with a bonus of zero dollars. Accounting for inflation, workers in the USA are making less than they did in the 1970s. YOU do the math.

You know these guys did THEIR math.

These guys also want to make sure China doesn't pass laws to curtail worker abuse. We can't whip our workers here. Hence, we want to make damn sure we can still whip our workers over there. Slavery ain't dead. Supremacy put it on life support. Supremacy pays $5.15 an hour. Supremacy calls 2,700 dead Americans a comma. Supremacy bargains with YOUR future. Supremacy will hire you to clean their windows. Supremacy will hire you to make a rap song.

Supremacy can pay its bills using YOUR sweat.

Charley Patton: King of the Delta Blues
Son House: The Original Delta Blues
Nappy Roots: Watermelon, Chicken and Gritz


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