Not since the late 1920’s has a struggle been so important!
We’re all union members now!
This fight is not just a fight for the unions but for the middle-class—for the dignity of every hard-working, red-blooded, man, woman, and child in America.
Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin’s Republican Legislature has taken on a battle that pits all Americans against the right-wing ideology. An ideology of suppression and oppression. An ideology that moves more toward fascism and further from democracy every day.
The GOP has been headed down this dark oppressive path for a long time but Wisconsin has brought their ideology to the surface and to the attention of all Americans.
Fascism in America? In Wisconsin?
Republican ideology embodies all 14 defining characteristics of fascism as described by Dr. Lawrence Britt’s extensive research of fascist regimes throughout history.
The problems in the State of Wisconsin cannot be confused with a ‘real’ budget deficit nor is it the fault of public employee unions. Governor Walker gave away $117 million of Wisconsin’s money to businesses and wealthy Wisconsinites upon taking office, creating a false deficit crisis. He then lied about the need to fix it on the backs of state employees. His only motivation was to take from the working-class citizens of Wisconsin and give to those he owes for helping him get elected.
Scott Walker’s attempt to suppress public unions in Wisconsin is a classic example of fascism. He has identified public employees as the scapegoats for his right-wing take-over using a self-manufactured budget crisis as the justification. He, and his Republican Legislature, demonstrate obvious disdain for the rights of the working-class of their state; contempt for teachers, janitors, prison guards, police and firemen. Their crusade is an open attempt to suppress labor.
Walker, in the now viral phone call, is self-admittedly corrupt and protecting corporate power. His thought about bringing in the National Guard, his version of ‘brown shirts,’ as well as planting troublemakers to incite a riot to disrupt a peaceful demonstration, tramples their first amendment rights.
There is little doubt that the battle in Wisconsin is the first campaign for our precious freedom; a stand for democracy against a move to a fascistic Plutocracy—a fight for our children and grandchildren’s futures.
What is most evident in the Wisconsin situation, and most scary for a nation, is the fact that lying has become the norm rather than the exception, and one party has truly mastered the art of lying. But even scarier is the number of citizens who, without question, accept these lies and misrepresentations as truth.
In the case of Governor Walker, though caught in numerous fabrications, he continues to lie about his true intent; to bust the public unions, becoming a conduit for the Koch Brothers and Republican corporatists.
The battle in Wisconsin is now a national conflict between every American that works hard for a living wage and the rich oligarchs who want to rule this country. Oligarchs cannot rule a country that is free and stands together!
If you’re a hard worker and make under a quarter-of-a-million dollars a year you are middle-class; an American symbol of greatness that has been eroding for years.
This fight is your fight and if you don’t believe it just look at the Republican voting record and the $60 billion in cuts the House Republican’s just passed. Your rights and your ability to make a living are being attacked from the right; your freedoms are being stripped in broad daylight.
Yes, even if you’re not from Wisconsin, even if you’re not a member of a union, even if you’re making over $100,000 a year, this is your fight, your battleground against oppression—a last stand against the fascism creeping into our busy lives.
Wisconsin is ground zero for middle-America.
Wisconsin, is the clash for our children and grandchildren; the fight for the American Dream.