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Strike a light! It’s a bloody inconvenience, I tell you

Submitted by on November 28, 2011 – 5:55 pm2 Comments

As the country prepares for the widespread horror set to be wreaked by selfish public sector workers this Wednesday, the wonderful British media are gearing up for what they do best. This is of course an important issue with far-reaching repercussions for everybody, so it’s no surprise that we’re already seeing stories being pumped out about people having to queue longer to go skiing, and parents having to look after their own children.

Already we’ve heard newsreaders referring to the impending strife that day, all happening because public sector workers will choose to “stay at home”. The borders are apparently going to be under-manned, so civil servants are being ‘drafted in’ to help keep out the hordes of sponging, probably criminal, immigrants trying to sneak through in the chaos. The media’s job isn’t to ask why some unions are striking for the first time ever.

With border staff on strike, it is feared that untrained replacements will be used - "it could be like Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol" said a source.

But the media know that unions just want to inconvenience the public and “make economic recovery harder”. Now is not the time to bicker over money, we’re told, because we should all be pulling together…but what do we pull towards? Yes, we keep pulling together, letting the rich take more and more of what little we have until they’re satisfied, and can then start creating jobs for us again.

The unions are anti-progress though. Yes, they’re all for workers getting higher wages and improving conditions at the expense of good honest profits for the good honest rich. End child labour? Don’t be so fucking ridiculous, how can we make a profit if we pay adult wages. End slavery? Fucking idiot, how can we make a profit if we pay wages? If you pinkos get your way all the job-creators will disappear, and then what will you do? Have workers run things themselves? It’d be over by Christmas.

The media are objective though, and do their best to present a balanced story. Yes, just like with war reporting, when the embedded journalists constantly provide us with the Iraqi freedom fighters’ story. No danger then of ‘towing the line’ to make sure they keep getting that privileged access.

We’re in a class war – always have been, but now there’s fewer and fewer of us being bought off by the promise of decent wages. They’ll take as much from us as we’ll let them get away with, and the media are doing their best to pretend to be neutral while watching this thieving going on.

So get ready for randomly selected images of strikers having a good time, maybe even drinking a can of lager like those lazy postmen last year, along with other randomly selected images of stranded passengers and perhaps even a mother sat on a settee minding her non-child-minded child, to really tug on the heart strings. Don’t forget the billions of pounds this will cost the economy – you know, that economy that doesn’t need the public sector anymore.

Fuck the inconvenience, that’s what a strike’s for – to show everyone how important ordinary workers are, and that everybody should be supporting them against the thieving rich. They want to remove what the public sector do for the public good, they say there’s no place for such wasteful extravagance, but then with the help of a compliant media, astonishingly manage to convince the public how selfish the public sector is in not providing that wasteful extravagance that we all rely on – just for that one day obviously.

So on Wednesday, strike if you can, but if you can’t, support the workers – they’ve been on your side for the last century of fighting for your kids to be at school instead of a factory, then for you to have weekends and a decent wage, all of which were fought against by the rich as being unreasonable and damaging. It’s time the workers got the support they deserve from everyone who’s benefited from their past campaigns.

Look - this striking postman is exuberantly drinking alcohol while your children are waiting for their hard-earned birthday cards

2 Comments »

  • midjmo says:

    Was there a similar outcry about ‘inconvenience’ or made up figures quoted about how much it would cost the economy when people were granted a day off for the Royal Wedding earlier this year?

    There is a march in support of the strikes in Manchester, where the trade union movement was born, on Wednesday starting at 11am on Liverpool Road, Castlefield. See you there.

  • andy capp says:

    “In the run up to the mass actions and strikes on November 30 the government has begun its predictable divisive counter attacks. It is encouaging people to be traitors to their class and to do the work of colleagues who are on strike. Lets just remind ourselves what a scab is.
    Here is one description …….

    After God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad, and the vampire, he had some awful substance left with which he made a scab.

    A scab is a two-legged animal with a corkscrew soul, a water brain, a combination backbone of jelly and glue.
    Where others have hearts, he carries a tumor of rotten principles.

    When a scab comes down the street, men turn their backs and angels weep in heaven, and the devil shuts the gates of hell to keep him out.

    No man (or woman) has a right to scab so long as there is a pool of water to drown his carcass in, or a rope long enough to hang his body with.
    Judas was a gentleman compared with a scab. For betraying his master, he had character enough to hang himself. A scab has not.

    Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage.

    Judas sold his Savior for thirty pieces of silver.

    Benedict Arnold sold his country for a promise of a commision in the british army.
    The scab sells his birthright, country, his wife, his children and his fellowmen for an unfulfilled promise from his employer.

    Esau was a traitor to himself; Judas was a traitor to his God; Benedict Arnold was a traitor to his country.
    A scab is a traitor to his God, his country, his family and his class.

    Author — Jack London (1876-1916)

    NO SCABS!”

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