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Short pro union rantSo as some of you know, I'm a member of the carpenter's union in my town. Recently as of this week I've started an apprenticeship after almost a year as a materials handler.Short pro union rant by Master-of-the-Boot
For those of you who don't know, a materiels handler is like a pre-apprentice and he's basically a carpenter's bitch. A labourer except that members of the labourer's union make more money and have better benefits.
Now I feel very good about starting an apprenticeship, but at the same time I feel ready to adress a few issues. Both with the union and with the people who bash unions.
Now let me say first of all, I've worked both union and non union jobs in construction. Often union workers are accused of being lazy, overpaid slobs. There's a little truth in this, I've known plenty of union guys who were stupid lazy assholes or worse, stupid suicidal assholes.
But having worked both sides of the fence, non-union workers are hardly better. The average non-union worker makes about half of what a union worker makes and h
Most of us have heard this story many times before and how this incident spiraled in a war that Consumed Europe and it’s colonies. How millions of men marched to their deaths on the battlefields of France, Belgium, Russia the Eastern Alps etc.Travel through almost any city, town, village in Europe and you find reminders of the First World War in the form of memorials listing the names those killed during the conflict. There were many more who came back and had to live with the mental and physical trauma.
But in many minds the real tragedy of the Great War. The cruellest thing was not the millions dead or the millions crippled it is that the war didn’t solve anything it didn’t bring peace. How we failed a build better world from the ruins and ultimately lead ourselves to the Second World War.
But maybe in some ways we did learn, the war swept away many of the old monarchical and imperial governments who had ruled for hundreds of years. And in their place new ideas and states came into being. How well these worked varies and it’s a matter of debate if they created any lasting change.
Whatever the outcome we all live in the Shadow of Sarajevo.
Commissar of Visual Arts of the CPDA|
I am a marxist leninist Revolutionary Internationalist who thinks there must be a better way than capitalism.
apart from that there is absolute nothing interesting about me
I also support the Palestinian people.
Current Residence: Deep within the peak district
Favourite photographer: Alberto Korda
Favourite style of art: Constructivism
Operating System: Photoshop
Personal Quote: Revolution isn't about doing the easy thing, it's about doing the right thing.