Wednesday, July 30, 2003

"Cheap-labor Conservatives"

Avedon Carol at Sideshow provides a LINK to Conceptual Guerilla, who examines the noisy well fed special interest sect known as: "cheap-labor conservatives"

Sandra E. Jewell wanders right into a nest of the excitable little well-fixed pelfs right here:
"...a group of conservative students at UNC/Chapel Hill protested the summer reading assignment of 'Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America', by Barbara Ehrenreich. ( The students said the book, which presents the lifestyles of minimum wage earners in several different jobs including one at WalMart, was one-sided and that the other side, apparently that of the super-rich, should also be required reading. As the appropriate antidote one student suggested the Sam Walton autobiography." See: The Class Wars: A Regal Obituary by Sandra E. Jewell

Outrageous! To the ramparts Chuzzlewits'! You there, fetch me my John Dickson & Son, Round Action 12 Gauge featuring standard Dickson rib with Princes Street Address and splinter forend of finest English walnut! This ignoble class warfare hooliganism must be halted, strangled in it's baseborn crib! Driver! Driver!..... to the Hunt Club!

This also, from "Conceptual Guerilla": Down With "Corporate Feudalism"
At bottom, conservatives believe in a social hierarchy of "haves" and "have nots" that I call "corporate feudalism". They have taken this corrosive social vision and dressed it up with a "respectable" sounding ideology. That ideology is pure hogwash, and you can prove it. [...] "Cheap labor". That's their whole philosophy in a nutshell – which gives you a short and pithy "catch phrase" that describes them perfectly. You've heard of "big-government liberals". Well they're "cheap-labor conservatives".

Conceptual Guerilla weblog.

June 2003. Number of states in which Wal-Mart is the largest employer : 21
Statistic via: "Harper’s Index"

Important - Update!!!: Attention dangerous "far-left" subversives and malcontent helots of the Cheap-labor National Security State - Go read Digby's excellent post: Who Me ASAP.