Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Union/Big Government Complex

Oleg Atbashian, former resident of Ukraine and creator of The People's Cube, has written a couple of articles noting the similarities between union activities in the old Soviet Union with community organization tactics here in the U.S.

The inital article is titled Obama the Pitchfork Operator: A Remake of the Soviet Classic.
In a balanced society, an angry mob is never a part of the equation. But if the goal is to throw a capitalist society off balance in order to change it, an angry mob is the ticket. Anger is known to be the easiest and the most effective tool of crowd manipulation. Angry mobs cancel out the rule of law. Infusing anger into a community and turning it into an angry mob, canceling out the rule of law, and changing the balance in a society — this is what community organizers do for a living.
Atbashian received numerous request to expand on this theme. His first response of 7 is titled Unions, Lenin, and the American Way (Part I).

A sad joke from that era describes the repressive political climate as follows. Three gulag prisoners are sharing stories of how they got there:

“I came to work five minutes late and was accused of sabotage.”

“I came to work five minutes early and was accused of spying.”

“I came to work on time and was accused of being a Swiss secret agent.”
I am looking forward to the remaining 6 articles.

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