Midwest meltdown — wisconsin setting the stage   Leave a comment

It is likely that most persons have lost interest in the madness that is the government vs. taxpayer melt down in the  state of Wisconsin. As well they should have, it had become nauseating.

The sheer lunacy of State (or federal) employees contriving a self serving,  phony,  yet epic battle of good vs. evil so as to grab or hold on to handouts, kickbacks, or extorted wealth has become so commonplace throughout the country it had ceased to have much immediate relevance.

This coming from a blog written out of  Albany, NY — a state  capital that is the gilded perfection of the government employee’s entitlement mentality.

When public employees (read that: government workers)  bicker, barter, blackmail, or ball out their own “employer”, the state (or the fed),  an ’employer’ that is ostensibly a collection of  fellow workers since the actual employers are the tax payers it is, however,  always troublesome.

The Wisconsin Meltdown, a nightmare one could not have conceived of pre Tea Party,  is of course a trial balloon with national import.

It was worth the effort then to keep eyes and ears attuned just in case things heated up, if they took on new dimensions and,  most crucially, if any truth actually seeped out between the soundbites and faux outrage.

Such truth has seeped out of the mouths of the self entitled bastards in Wisconsin’s largest  State employees union.

Let’s leave aside the specific non issue, non event event that exposed for  public view the real vision of the relationship between public employees and the State —  as held by the Union’s Executive Director Marty Bell — the circumstances of which can be found here.

The more fascinating aspect of recent events  is Mr. Bell’s (and presumably his rank and file members) view of their role and significance, their boss, and their notion of what it is they seek.

As an aside, it is quite amazing that the rank and file union members, after decades of this back and forth nonsense which has served merely to heighten the fears and apprehension of the rank and file and to shape the negative view of public unions held by most of the public.

One is reminded, when imagining what might today be going on in the minds of the union members who for decades have provided moral and legal sanction to the leadership of the Unions, of John Galt saying telling his audience that “only a brute, a fool or an evader can agree to exist on such terms or agree to give his fellow men a blank check on his life and his mind”.

Unions, their supporters, rank and file, leaders, opponents, and the public alike are now coming to grips with the reality that a government union, which has unlimited authority to make any deals with the government; a union that has only its own rules and mechanisms via the government itself, to answer to, is nothing but institutionalized theft.  It is,  eventually,  slavery.

It is slavery for the members themselves, for the government officials outside of the union who must answer to it, and for the public who must foot the bill while answering charges of “hater” or ‘thug” if they oppose unlimited control and power by a handful of self entitled union leaders.

[all further block quotes are the words of John Galt, as spoken in Ayn Rand’s masterpiece Atlas Shrugged}

You called it selfish and cruel that men should trade value for value — you have now established an unselfish society where they trade extortion for extortion.  Your system is a legal civil war, where men gang up on one another and struggle for possession of the law.

While discussing the various events of the past several weeks, and responding specifically to the events of recent days, Mr. Bell describes the actions of the l State of Wisconsin; of the leadership and its choices Mr. Bell says that

“This is Scott Fitzgerald and Scott Walker’s gulag here. It’s craziness. These guys are off the wall. They’re drunk with some kind of power or misconception of reality”

And then, Mr. John Galt might respond to the inversion of reality that is Mr. Bells world view:

a government [or its union] that initiates the employment of force against men who had forced no one is a nightmare infernal machine designed to annihilate reality.

Echoing Mr. Bell’s distorted concept of governance, Mary Bell, the president of the statewide teachers’ union, calls the actions of the Governor and the Legislature “a desperate power grab”.
Summing up the doom and gloom that the parasites of public union leadership wish everyone to feel, the President of the states AFL-CIO, Phil Neuenfeldt,  calls the latest debacle “a dark day for Wisconsin and a travesty to our democracy”.

Travesty to your Democracy, Phil my boy, yes.  A dark day for Wisconsin or the rest of us, hardly.

It is illuminating that Mr. AFl CIO uses, accurately, the term “democracy” — the type of governance be believes exists, and it is breathtaking that he lets the truth drip out from beneath his and others evasions when they all talk of the actions of the governor and legislature as a  “power grab”.

Criminals are savages who play it short range and starve when their prey runs out–just as you’re starving today, you who believed that crime could be “practical” if your government decreed that robbery was legal and resistance to it illegal.

Democracy, as we all learned in High School, is defined as unlimited majority rule — ala ancient Greece.

(apologies for the civics lesson, but in these lunatic times, one must define terms, in self defense,  even when most persons  already know them)

The leadership of public unions do indeed  seek Democracy, the power — by sheer numbers through collective bargaining– to dictate terms that must, by law, be accepted by what they deem a separate entity — the state — whom they view as an employer akin to a company or corporation.

Such a government reverses its only moral purpose and switches from the role of protector to the role of man’s deadliest enemy, from the role of policeman to the role of criminal.

In the private sector a union, quite correctly, has a fair amount of leverage in negotiation — and for the rest of us they may hold it  safely because the activities of either the union, the company, or their customers  are  engaged in and entered into by consent and affect them alone.

Not so with government, a consensual arrangement in the voting process and in the granting of limited authority, but not in the means the gov’t uses to extract either funding or deference — which would be force —  literal physical power.

You had said that you saw no difference between economic power and political power, no difference between the power of money and the power of guns — no difference  between reward and punishment, no difference between purchase and plunder, no difference between pleasure and fear, no difference between life and death.  you are learning the difference now.

Fascinating it remains that Mr. Bell, Ms. Bell, Mr. Neuenfeldt and the unions view the governments actions as a “power grab” when it is they themselves who seek unlimited authority to dictate terms of employment, compensation, and the like to their employer — the tax payers of Wisconsin.

Fascinating it is that the unions call the methods and goals of the State, which is themselves, a “misconception of reality” and view the government — they themselves — as “drunk with some kind of power’.

Some truth seeps out.

Now what they really are talking about, of course,  is the “government” consisting of a Legislature and a Governor who, by removing controls and authorities vis a vis government employees, have actually cut back and limited control and power of government.  These are of course actions which are laudable and appropriate for leaders of a Representative Republic with limited power and authority.

It comes as no surprise that this would outrage  the thugs within  Wisconsin’s (and the nation’s) labor unions.

The public unions and their supporters continue to discuss their power lust as a matter of rights, as if by sheer numbers (through the process of collective bargaining)  they will have gained some magic “right” to demand anything they wish — and they will have, the power of brute force that is government power .

the doctrine that “human rights” are superior to property rights simply means that some human beings have the right to make property out of others — John Galt

And so it goes for the rest of us, who must eventually choose whether we will  fight those who seek to make property out of men under the guise of freedom and rights.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/25/controversial-wisconsin-union-law-published-despite-court-order-blocking/#ixzz1HjUrf15T
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/25/controversial-wisconsin-union-law-published-despite-court-order-blocking/#ixzz1HjUBszrt
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/25/controversial-wisconsin-union-law-published-despite-court-order-blocking/#ixzz1HjSqocWL

Posted March 26, 2011 by cchashadenough in Uncategorized

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