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Dissecting the IWW

Posted by: Julie-The Gruntled Generation ( Burger King, Spartanburg, SC USA ) on October 14, 1998 at 19:22:15:

Dissecting The Message of the IWW

>>The working class and the employing class have nothing in common<<
I have to eat and pay bills just like my employees do. I need to have money for the basics in life.

>>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<<

I have yet to meet a rich fast food manager or district supervisor for that matter. Their car might be a bit nicer than mine or my employees but they sure aren't rolling in the dough.

>>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.<<

Sounds real earthy but then their would be no reason for anyone to try to move up in life or better themselves or even have an opportunity to gain more in life because they are held down by a system that says they have to be like everyone else and cannot achieve more than others.

>>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.<<

Oh great so if your pisssed off about your job I should lose everything Ive worked for eventhough I haven't been wronged by my employer. Unions aren't needed for work stopage. If one doesn't like their job or the way they are treated then they can stop working and go find a new job.

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

Says who?? No one asked me if I wanted to do away with Capitalism. I infact like a system that will reward me for hard work. I know that if I do my job well then I will make more money and move up to a higher postion.

Ok now Im inviting constructive debate on what Ive wrote. Any flaming or idiocity will not be responded to.


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