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I sharply disagree with the reformist and patriotic politics of "Getting America Back to Work". It reiterates all the old and broken pro-capitalist
philosophy which infects the labor lieutenants of capitalism who mislead the labor movement and and are destroying its power and helping Wall Street destroy our lives. Look what happened in Wisconsin. The working class rebels , takes over the state capitol building, and threatens general strike. The A.F.L.-C.I.O. and Change to Win fakers go into containment mode to change that struggle into an endorsement for the Democratic Party and merely a watered down loser of "recall". Essentially the choice was class struggle or collaboration and the capitalist labor fakers chose the latter. They are afraid to go to jail, they are afraid to upset their little deals with the local politicians of each state and nationally Obama and the liberal party of fascism, the Democrats (Rockefeller influenced and funded).
We as the victims of capitalism's crisis and the class which soley has the power to rectify these events , have no business in choosing sides between one set of capitalists or another. It matter not whether the Tea Party fascists hold the reigns of the capitalist state or the Democrats , who front for the Rockefeller-dominated financial interests. The Democrats are just as much thew engine of fascism and layoffs and and wage cuts as the Tea Party. In fact, the banks and finance capital are the ones dictating the terms of bonds and finance for both the private and public sector . That means JP Morgan-Chase , Goldman-Sachs, and Bank of America which are all Rockefeller influenced and /or controlled
are setting down wage cuts and layoffs for corporate America, and local, state, and federal government as the condition of funding.
The only difference between the Rockefellers and the Tea Party crowd is tht the Rockefellers really have state power and will ultimately win their struggle to maintain imperialist international foreign policy to guarantee both profit and strategic political control of Mid-East and North African oil and other ventures. The Tea Part crowd lead and financed by the Koch brothers are strictly narrowly domestically influenced. Koch industries is a domestic energy producer and supplier and has no interest in adventure in the Mid-East and Africa. That is what is fueling the frenzy . Both factions are mortal enemies of our class and , both are profiteers from racism, and both want to erode our class's wages and jobs. The Rockefellers due it more gradually and insidiously through political deals with politicians and union labor fakers. The time for lesser-evilism is finished. It never was a good philosophy. It lured us to sleep and to away from our class's targeted goal of worker's power and collective ownership of society and the means of production under an egalitarian society. We now are swallowing bitter medicine, the product of years of collaboration by the labor movement internationally with our class enemies. This book does NOTHING to further the struggle but is merely a slick reiteration of the bankrupt dead-end ideas of the union bureaucracy.
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