Riot For Jobs? Does the Unemployed Person Have a Political Voice?
Discussion Tuesday evening 09.13.11 at 7
For the record let it be known that I hate all politicians. There will no book for the discussion this week because there is no befitting title.
This discussion is dedicated to our recent heckler “Chuck” who declared that “It is time that we made ‘THEM’ do something!” I’m not exactly sure who the “THEM” or “THEY” that he periodically mentioned is. Undoubtedly the vitriolic flaming snark attacks on the Internet and such afford some level of personal catharsis and venting. Fun too! Little smacks back and forth over party lines. That said, they accomplish nothing truly productive in terms of solutions or doubtfully reach the right people even though the robots promise “I reposted this on twitter….!”
THE BURNING QUESTION- Do the unemployed and under-employed citizens have a proper political voice? If so, what is that voice? And furthermore, at what volume and tone is appropriate? When George Bush left office in 2008 millions of jobs had already been shed and the Obama campaign promise of “Hope” has thus far proven “NOPE.” Do you feel “heard” by your government on any level?
Have any of the elected officials, Republican or Democrat, shown their faces at any local job search or job loss related groups? Any of them over the last three plus (3+) years? I’d say that our paid elected officials are in deep in hiding, kind’a like Al Qaeda except that Al Qaeda isn’t asking you for campaign donations. Will anything short of Predator Drones smoke them out?
Discussion Rubber Bullets:
- First- are you old enough to miss some good, healthy, and stimulating political unrest?
- What is the appropriate way to voice disapproval, assuming that you aren’t one of the blissed out top 2% who aren’t even paying taxes.
- “WHAT unemployed or under-employed?” Some are doing just hunky-dory fine since 2008!
- Is it time for under and unemployed persons to host a Tea Party of their own?
- Who are “THEY?”
- Would/could any level of public display of disapproval backfire on job seekers?
- Could you be blackballed?
- What would the ramifications be of protesting for jobs?
- Is “Stealth” better? “Stealth” as in kind’a like a synonym for “terrorist?”
- Should the disenfranchised just “suck-it-up?” Suffer in silence? Better to be a good little doorstop?
- Is it jobs or restructuring or what that the protest would really be about?
- What does “fairness” have to do with it?
- Has America really ever been about fairness equality, or even legality?
- Have your elected officials heard and responded to your voice? (Which ones?)
- Do you know how and where to reach your elected officials?
- Does the smell of burning tires bring back exciting memories? (Soundtracks?)
“You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world…” — The Beatles
“Let It Be…?” — The Beatles
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