Saturday, February 05, 2011

Some christian say that biblical slavery was like employment

     Well, in a way it was like employment. Think of the mine workers before unions. Now, of course, there were still some differences. A mine worker who ran off only had to face the prospect of starvation and succumbing to the elements. A slave in biblical times would be brought back and beaten nearly to death. But a common thread was that the slaves and the workers were treated as expendable commodities who had little or no hope to improve their situation.
     And that's also why I oppose conservatism. Oh, I don't agree with everything proposed by the liberals. But conservatism wants to restore things to the pre-union conditions. It's no secret that they want to break up unions. And there are conditions in which unions have gotten away from their proper purpose. But I don't want to see the working class again reduced to working 14-hour days, 6 days a week, starving and dying from sheer exhaustion before age 35 -- assuming the unsafe working conditions don't kill them first.

2 comments:

Stormbringer said...

"But conservatism wants to restore things to the pre-union conditions."

Please document this assertion.

"It's no secret that they want to break up unions."

Where does it say that? Must be a big secret after all.

"And there are conditions in which unions have gotten away from their proper purpose."

Understatement, but true.

"But I don't want to see the working class again reduced to working 14-hour days, 6 days a week, starving and dying from sheer exhaustion before age 35 -- assuming the unsafe working conditions don't kill them first."

Please document this assertion. Your hate is blinding you and you're making things up. Any Conservative in his right mind would not believe in such a thing.

Pvblivs said...

Norman:

     A quick Google search of Rush Limbaugh and unions will turn up all the documentation you need. He keeps his own website, you know.