- McJobs and Workers -

When the workers got up and rose

Posted by: Quincunx ( IWW ) on September 01, 1998 at 00:45:41:

In Reply to: An end to purple prose ! posted by Trolley Dolly on August 10, 1998 at 08:31:55:

DT: I think it's quite ironic that you use that proverb to describe the IWW's struggle !

Qx: Is that right? Perhaps you can explain it DT. James used it as an analogy to a slow process but keep in mind that workers (slaves) built Rome. Not franchisers.

: : BASE727 Well I'm sorry you are not convinced by the IWW. There is nothing wrong with unionism, it's good for everybody.

DT: Are you sure about that ? Everybody ? What about me ?

Qx: Actually, for somebody with your views about authority it would be horrible. You wouldn't be able to spew forth such volumes of vitriole (alcoholically influenced of course!) on persons you deem lower than yourself.

DT: There's nothing wrong with being witty - it makes the post interesting. What annoys me is verbal one-upmanship and assumed superiority ! But Qx and I have sorted that one out, and are managing to be quite civil to each other nowadays. At last I convinced him/her that I don't have an agenda.

Qx: Is that right? I don't think so. You're a lame asshole who sucks the boss's bum and attacks the IWW for standing up to a corporation like McD's. You want to keep posting your bullshit and think you can fool us into believing that you're worker while in reality you're in a position to fuck with people's lives?

You're on the side of the oppressors and there's no "verbal one-upmanship" to mince words about. If like convincing yourself that you're a worker I bet that thse McD's workers in your fiefdom will disagree but won't say anything.

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