Topic: Liberal Fascism
The term “labor movement” summons up a composite image of horny-handed, poorly paid sons of toil, slaving away in some dark and smoky Victorian mill. That, no doubt, is what the soft-handed lefties of the Nation want you to see in your mind’s eye when they use the phrase “Labor’s Last Stand” to describe what’s going on in Wisconsin. But of course, the sons of toil in this case are a bunch of lavishly compensated public employees, engaged in a last-ditch defense of their unjustifiable privileges. But the Nation doesn’t see it that way. Oh, no, according to “union and community organizer,” i.e. left-wing activist, Jane McAlevey, unions are not the problem. They deserve everything they can possibly squeeze out of government—and the taxpayer be damned.
McAlevey’s article breathes the panic of a political faction that is watching helplessly while one of its chief supporters, the public-sector labor movement, circles the bowl. I greatly enjoyed reading it.