Friday Feedback: Fighting Over Scraps

istock_000001483014xsmall.jpgFridays the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment submitted by Hollis Stewart, commenting on “The Usual Suspects: Arizona and the Black/Latino Divide,” by Sikivu Hutchinson. Here’s Hollis’s comment:

I saw a great sign downtown today in the Immigration Reform March, “Jose didn’t take your job — Goldman-Sachs did.”

It is time that those who are having a hard time began to show the courage to blame the ones who have really trampled on them: Goldman-Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Bank of America, Chase, Exxon, BP, and the filthy rich who didn’t get that way by doing the work. They took the value created by the work of the mass of people, including about 350 years of slavery, as their own and became fabulously wealthy — and they are still doing it with taxpayer bailouts, guarantees by the government to protect their wealth, etc. Immigrants working for minimum wage or less are not the ones who are robbing our nation.

It is the banksters, corporate managers, oil corporations and the military-industrial-financial complex and wealthy parasites who are doing it to us. When we get the courage to go after them then we can have a better life and a really civil civil society without petty fights over the scraps falling from the edge of the table.

Published by the LA Progressive on April 30, 2010
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