Saturday, January 12, 2019

Slavery in the US

An issue so far not openly addressed in this "Partial Shutdown" situation is that those who have been deemed to be "essential," are now working without pay, even though we all believe that they will eventually receive their overdue backpay.  I really do not know the  law that says that thesee people must work without being paid within a reasnable time period of their work, but  my basic view of  this is that people being forced to woork without being paid in a clearly established time period are slaves.  And this is the status of those US federal workers now being  forced to work without pay.  They are slaves.

A ludicrous effort by Trump to minimize the damge of his idiootic partial shutdown has been his sporadic effoorts to deal with consequences of his worthless shutdown.  So we have rich cronies of his who have found themselves incnvenienced for hunting in US natural preserves.  Trump has ordered that the fedreal employees who oversee this particular matter must show up for work to make sure that this handful of wealthy  Trump cronies can hunt in US natural preserves, without pay.  These federal employees must be slaves to these spoiled brat pals of Trump.

We must recognize what is going on here, although nobody prior  to me now has called it for what it is, this is slavery.  Trump has been ordering all sorts  of fed employees to show  up and perform thier duties without pay as an accumulating pile of interests get to him complaining about not getting their government services.

Of course slavery leads to shirking, unless Massa wields a whip, which I think is not seriously there, so we have already seen lines at LaGuardia airport as TAS employees call in "sick."  Everyday this condition of slavery persists, the calling in sick of the slaves will increase.

We adopteed an amendment 154 years ago that aboilished alavery in the United States of America.  It is about time this amendment was enforced.

Barkley Rosser    

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