Being Silent is More Damaging Than the Act Itself

One of the great movie scenes is the beginning of the "The Boondock Saints."  A Monsignor is addressing his congregation, speaking of the murder of Kitty Genovese, which was witnessed by many people, but no one called for help.  Because they either didn't want to get involved, or thought someone else would call (a true story).  The Monsignor says, "Now we must all fear evil men.  But, there is another kind of evil which we must fear most...and that is the indifference of good men!"

You say, "So what's the point?"  The point is that "good men and women" have been indifferent to corporate greed, to right-to-work legislation, to the rich and corporations getting tax breaks while the middle class falls further behind.

"There is nothing we can do," they will say. "You can't fight city hall," they claim. Well, you sure as hell can! That is how unions came to be! No one just said "here you go people." People joining together to promote their well-being and prosperity. Don't believe the propaganda put out by big business and the one percenter's about unions. Get involved in your union, get involved in your community. You never hear anyone criticize the "American Medical Association (AMA)," doctors who have banned together to promote their well-being as a group. Or, the "Chamber of Commerce," small businesses that have come together for their prosperity. So what is wrong with working men and women coming together to promote themselves as a group? Nothing! It's the greed of the rich and the corporations that want your piece of the pie. Join together and raise the middle class. Unions are the only way that the middle class has ever grown and prospered. 
 
Which brings me to another great quote from the HBO series "Game of Thrones."  "When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives."  The pack, the Union will survive in hard times because they have come together for the good of all.  Strength in numbers, strength in a common cause, the strength of your sisters and brothers to help you when needed.