by Alex McDonald
April 08, 2005
This reminds me of a bumper sticker that says something like, "AMERICA. LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT."
I absolutely agree. I mean,
think of how amazing our society would be today if Martin Luther
King Jr. had left America and "tried another country with
the principles of equality." Or better yet, Susan B. Anthony.
Who wants to follow ideals, anyway? I say, let's be an incredibly
"realist" country from now on. The poor are poor because
they deserve it. I'm sure in every single circumstance this applies.
Minimum wage? Who needs minimum wage? It's not like the workers
of the world have worked for hundreds of years and sacrificed
thousands of lives for this groundbreaking achievement, let's
just get rid of it. Exploit, exploit, exploit.
Mr. Branco, since you enjoy history so much I'm sure you'll recall the mid 19th century in Europe. Industrialization was just beginning, and there was no minimum wage. To nobody's surprise, the working class became exploited to an awful extent. And since you "research for the truth," I'm sure you'll also recall that the political theories of Socialism and Communism were born at these times as well. Coincidence? I think not.
Don't be fooled either, people in exploited countries STILL die for the principle of workers' rights, including minimum wage. Take for example Coca Cola (http://www.killercoke.org/) . By abolishing the minimum wage, we would be turning our back not only on the working lower-class, but on all those who have tried for centuries to achieve this principle, and all those who have died for this very same principle.
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