|THE FACE OF THE WORKING CLASS TODAY|
Okay, so it is Labor Day, sort of America's goofy take off of May Day, except it really is not about workers, the working class or much of anything else of note. There are some unions who march around, often with flags, and never talking beyond wage slavery. Mostly, people just take the day off, barbecue, go to the lake, hang out, catch a ball game, again nothing much of note.
I figured I would try to do something that somehow relates to workers and even to "organized labor." No, I don't go around glorifying unions in this country, since virtually 100% of them are merely helping to prop up capital, certainly not challenging its existence anyway.
Still, and some of my more pure friends will belittle me for saying so, we'd be better off with a strong union movement as opposed to a mostly dead one.
So with all that in mind, and with that fact that I have to go enjoy "labor day" with the rest of America, I will leave you with this interview taken from AlterNet. Perhaps, the significance of this discussion has to do with the fact that it is about a very much rising part of today's working class, of the Precariat, and of the Multitude.
It ain't all that much about steel mills and big factories anymore.
But that is another story...