greeney2 wrote:Ol George was a very witty and a very funny person, and like this, could put things in a perspective that was right on the money, and everyone could understand. I was one of those obediant employees, and when it came to the time when one company bought our company, nobody cared about the 30 years of promises we had, and had them in writing. they screwed over so many of my friend not being honorable to those who made the company billions, as to cheating them out of what they deserved. Taking away the promised lifetime medical, and forcing you to retire within a few weeks, or you would not get it. No, they do not care about you, and they do not care when they find out certain jobs had severe health risks, and turn you over to the corporate lawyers, to further screw over surviving spouses, until you give up being too old to fight anymore. Now that the baby boomers like me, have gotten to the promise point, they want to take it away, its bankrupt, and the medicare now they want to just pull your plug, if you are too old to save. No, they do not care, not the CEO's or the polititians, who allow your jobs to be farmed out to China, allow benifits to go out the window by hiring only part time, and to make pension plans vanish fabricating company losses. The working man is just screwed--and I wonder why people hate unions, probably becasue they are not in them.
Greeney my friend, I applaud your post, one of your very best efforts to date, maybe the best.
The kinds of people of which you speak are the ilk capable of the things I often speak of. A few thousand souls, give or take a few hundred here or there, mean little in the grand scheme of things to these sorts.
There are far too few people in the public eye that are BRAVE ENOUGH to speak the truth, they know the score...................it's usually late in life when they begin to fade, that a crack of light sometimes shines through. One such person is Lee Hamilton............he had an op ed piece in a local paper today.............I read it very very carefully, very carefully. Like a carrot just out of reach, one day, maybe one day soon...........One can hope anyway!
George said it best when he said " You'll never get the truth because those at the top will never investigate themselves ".............I do hope people are capable of giving that some very serious consideration.
George was well ahead of his time, yet in a sense well past his prime, if only by example. He was far too brilliant, far too honest, far too dangerous to the establishment, to EVER be taken seriously....
As for Unions.................very necessary at one time in History but that time has long since passed....Now they are more trouble than they are worth.............as posted above FAR TOO POLITICAL to really provide the basics on which they were founded. jmho Cole