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Whats your favorite Labor Day story?

 

My favorite?  Easy.  Henry Ford,  The progs always point to Henry Ford, hhe said he wanted to pay his minions enough money so that they could buy one of the cars. 

 

What A sucker.

 

What did he get for his wonderful, unyielding generosity and devotion?

 

 

Here they are at the River Rouge calling him (I swear to god) Hitler.

 

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If you take that picture in the context of the time, Little, it makes sense.  Ford continued to do business with Nazi Germany until the US entered the war in 1941.  He was  favorably mentioned in "Mein Kampf".  He was also awarded the "Grand Cross of the Supreme Cross of the German Eagle"  in 1937.  He was a well known anti-Semitic.   Hitler admired him and considered him an inspiration.  So it's easy to associate Ford with Hitler.   It's debatable if Ford was pro-Nazi.  He didn't support the US entry into WW II, but also wasn't happy with Nazi Germany's militarism.  He did get behind the US war effort in 1942 and built a plant near Detroit that produced 9,000 B-24s by the end of the war.

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39 mins ago, Philly said:

If you take that picture in the context of the time, Little, it makes sense.  Ford continued to do business with Nazi Germany until the US entered the war in 1941.  He was  favorably mentioned in "Mein Kampf".  He was also awarded the "Grand Cross of the Supreme Cross of the German Eagle"  in 1937.  He was a well known anti-Semitic.   Hitler admired him and considered him an inspiration.  So it's easy to associate Ford with Hitler.   It's debatable if Ford was pro-Nazi.  He didn't support the US entry into WW II, but also wasn't happy with Nazi Germany's militarism.  He did get behind the US war effort in 1942 and built a plant near Detroit that produced 9,000 B-24s by the end of the war.

Just stop that! I cry foul!

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43 mins ago, Philly said:

If you take that picture in the context of the time, Little, it makes sense.  Ford continued to do business with Nazi Germany until the US entered the war in 1941.  He was  favorably mentioned in "Mein Kampf".  He was also awarded the "Grand Cross of the Supreme Cross of the German Eagle"  in 1937.  He was a well known anti-Semitic.   Hitler admired him and considered him an inspiration.  So it's easy to associate Ford with Hitler.   It's debatable if Ford was pro-Nazi.  He didn't support the US entry into WW II, but also wasn't happy with Nazi Germany's militarism.  He did get behind the US war effort in 1942 and built a plant near Detroit that produced 9,000 B-24s by the end of the war.

 

Could have been a sign of the times.  Once we were in he did his part.  the picture does not represent what you suggest it does.

 

Stark Contrast of Modern America
It often seems that modern day American leaders and many of the American people are eager to intervene in conflicts that, ultimately, may have nothing to do with the country. Over 75 years ago, the exact opposite could be said.

With Europe locked in battle, President Franklin D. Roosevelt supported the idea of America going to war, giving Great Britain the backing it needed, but FDR faced his own struggles. The United States didn’t want to intervene.

During an emergency cabinet meeting called by Roosevelt immediately after the war erupted in Europe, it was agreed that the United States would remain an outside influence unless directly threatened or attacked.

Even had the government backed the war, the United States was still getting over the turmoil of World War I. The general public was not ready to join another war, opting for neutrality. A poll taken in 1939, after the outbreak of war, showed 94% as being against going to war.

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3 hours ago, Little said:

Whats your favorite Labor Day story?

 

 

"On Labor Day, Trump hits back at largest union leader"    Favorite because Trump was criticized and had to lash out.  Poor fella.  

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42 mins ago, KnewBee said:

"On Labor Day, Trump hits back at largest union leader"    Favorite because Trump was criticized and had to lash out.  Poor fella.  

 

 

As a leader of the ARU, Debs was convicted of federal charges for defying a court injunction against the strike and served six months in prison. In jail, Debs read various works of socialist theory and emerged six months later as a committed adherent of the international socialist movement

 

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Paul D Amato editor of Socialist worker magazine

 

COMPETITION UNDER the capitalist system both divides and unites workers. It pits workers against each other for limited jobs, especially in times of high unemployment.

But because they are powerless as individuals, workers are forced to unite to fight back. They form unions to resist, as Karl Marx wrote, "the encroachment of capital."

Unions and union struggles are more than just a means to win a wage increase or defend working conditions. They're training grounds that give workers confidence in their own collective power of resistance.

Marx criticized ruling class "philanthropists" and even some socialists of his day who opposed strikes because they often achieved few gains. He wrote:

In order to rightly appreciate the value of strikes and combinations, we must not allow ourselves to be blinded by the apparent insignificance of their economical results, but hold, above all things, in view their moral and political consequences.

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NPR story

 

"I think we just need to realize that the end goal is, ultimately, like social control of the means of production," said Joe Cernelli, a founding member of that West Virginia DSA chapter. "You know we don't just want to improve capitalism, we will ultimately want to get rid of it."

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