Americans know the problems we are having with the government shutdown that has 800,000 people out of work and many many other losing their jobs maybe forever.
I wrote a piece the other day asking Americans ti take it to the streets and do some substantive protests…kinda like the “yellow vests” of France.
Here are seven things you won’t hear much if anything about in the reigning corporate media regarding the ongoing record-setting partial shutdown of the United States federal government:
1: The Longstanding Neoliberal War on “Big Government”: a proper understanding of the shutdown in relation to the longstanding capitalist project of what the leading corporate-neoliberal champion Grover Norquist called “starving the beast,” with “beast” taken to mean “big government.” Norquist wanted, he said, “to cut government down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”
I agree it is time for the people to take to the streets and demand a government of the people and not one of corruption, and for the rich only.
This situation illustrates perfectly how badly a strong labor movement is needed……and needed badly! (redundancy used for effect…trying to head off the grammar police)…..