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Wisconsin, the second Bolshevik Revolution

Updated on February 23, 2011

Close your eyes and imagine thousands of Cossacks riding on horseback through the streets of Madison Wisconsin wielding swords and carrying signs reading “Down with Capitalism”; “Death to the Governor” or “Tsar Scott Walker must go!” Well except for the horses and swords what’s happening today in Madison Wisconsin is indeed the second Bolshevik Revolution.

Just as the first Bolshevik Revolution consisted of an organized party operating in a centralized and disciplined fashion that sought to overthrow the Tsar through a mass workers' revolution, this second Bolshevik Revolution which is currently descending upon Wisconsin is out to do the same. The original Bolsheviks led by Lenin and Trotsky   succeeded in creating a mass revolutionary party composed of what they called "the most militant and class conscious workers capable of leading the masses of Russian workers. Well today’s militant, class conscious workers belong to the SEIU and its’ leader Andy Stern is every bit as formidable as Lenin and Trotsky.

Couple Stern’s SEIU with the NEA and this Revolution is just as prolific and poses as great a threat to Capitalism which is embodied in the state of Wisconsin as Lenin and Trotsky’s Revolution posed to 1917 Russia. The fact is the State of Wisconsin is broke. It does not have the money to pay for the exhorbitant contract provisions exhorted from it over the course of the past few decades in exchange for continued support for corrupt Democratic Politicians. Governor Walker’s choices are to lay off workers or rein in expenses; not just current expenses but to dismantle the mechanism through which future unsustainable wages and benefits can be exchanged for votes!

So we now stand on the precipice of peril. Just as the first Bolshevik Revolution ushered in some 60 years of Socialism which eventually proved to be unsustainable and toppled one of the most powerful and repressive regimes the world has ever known so now this United States of America stands on that same precipice. I just heard on Fox News that some Republicans are talking compromise in Wisconsin. If any of the Casper Milquetoast Republicans cave in on this it will be the beginning of the end. The message sent this past November was loud and clear; cut back the waste and rein in the spending.

 

Governor Edwards your fellow Republicans are under siege in the state houses of Indiana and Ohio. This well orchestrated assault has been called for by the Modern Day Descendent of Karl Marx; the leader of this second Bolshevik Revolution; none other than Barrack Hussein Obama! The Bolsheviks stand ready at your walls with their pitch forks held high and their torches lit. The same torches they plan on burning Capitalism to the ground with thus destroying the American Dream once and for all.

 

Ronald Regan dealt with insurrection by firing the Air Traffic Controllers; it's time to fire the Teachers that refuse to teach! The Tax Payers of Wisconsin pay them to teach, not Protest! As for those doctors that are writing those phony sick out excuses; their license should be revoked!

 

 

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      Partisan Patriot 

      7 years ago

      Newsmaker

      Collective Bargaining is not a Right under the Con stitution; just as Health Care or The Right to a Good Job or Free Housing or for that matter MY MONEY are not rights under our constitution yet this current Regime deems them to be Rights under their shredded version of the constitution!

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      partisan patriot 

      7 years ago

      Trimar

      First and foremost I try to respect all opposite viewpoints and especially respect those that are civil such as your self’s, RIGHT TO BE WRONG! As far as losing my own perspective that’s not likely to happen although you have convinced me to look at teachers as individuals and not collectively as the NEA I don’t consider that in any way a capitulation of my beliefs. You see my dear my views were formed over 37 years of managing people.

      As I’ve previously stated I came out of college an idealistic Rock N Roller. Then my first assignment took me to a major Southern City where my work force mirrored the population percentages; being a major city the vast majority of my employees were minorities with less than a spectacular work ethic. Weekends were spent battling employees who didn’t want to work; one employee in particular was by far my worst. When I confronted him as to why he marked off sick every weekend he replied; “I’m an afweet and I pulls my muscles; I’ll be an afweet till the day I die” to which I replied “I’m and athlete too but I still work!” That’s where my anti union bias began; I tried and tried to do something about him but because of their union work rules all he had to do was say he was sick and I couldn’t touch him!

      As for your steel mill friend, you nailed two of the major components which lead to the demise of that great industry in this country; no company can sustain such supposed earned rewards; no company can afford to pay not only him but many others to be on vacation and earning a salary for 13 weeks. The steel mills folded, along with the Textile Mills and the Car Manufacturers and most of our other heavy manufacturing industry that was heavily unionized! I saw this first hand when I moved to my present mid western hometown. When I arrived both Firestone and Caterpillar were on strike; they have since both closed down those plants and moved out!

      Your father is lucky to have such a daughter but you are correct, someone is paying for this health care. When I worked up my division’s budget we figured salaries for our employees in this manner; every employee cost the company his base salary plus 2/3 more for benefits; thus the company is paying 2/3 of the benefit cost of each and every employee both active and retired. As I stated, the surviving railroads are very solvent and have invested wisely. Now here’s where I get to put another Republican plug into the mix. This present Regime is doing its’ best to destroy American Industry. Every policy they have passed into legislation or attempted to pass is anti business. If this pattern continues your father’s pension as well as mine and everyone else’s will be in jeopardy. You see my dear friend they are doing this on purpose; they aim to destroy America as it’s constituted and remake in the image and likeness of Barrack Hussein Obama. They want and America that in their opinion is fairer to the minorities. One in which your father doesn’t receive such gold plated treatment while those that refused to work all their life have nothing; the fact they refused to work for their benefits as your father did doesn’t matter; to Democrats fair is fair and everyone should have the same healthcare period. That’s what Obama Care is all about!

      Ok, that’s it; trimary, you are definitely a Republican. I give you once again your own words; “My point is if we keep draining employers, organizations will go under; jobs will be lost; yet, people in the United States will still get treated for their health even without insurance and the people who are working WILL be picking up the tab.” Sweetheart quit fighting it; go out and buy a stuffed elephant, you are a Republican!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      trimar7 

      7 years ago from New York

      Just a side note - as I was exiting your hub I noticed an ad on your site. It was for government paid for cell phones. I thought that you would love that notion. So ironic.

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      trimar7 

      7 years ago from New York

      Patriot - I love that you are willing to see things from many points of view without losing your own. Similar things have happened in the private sector as well as in the public arena. I knew a very dear man who had worked hard all of his life for the steel mill. He had finally worked himself up to the maximum vacation status. He was up to 13 weeks vacation. My jaw dropped. I didn't even know that ANY company had set such the supposed earned reward. Now I truly adored this man and was very happy for him but I remember thinking how can a company afford to pay not only him but many others to be on vacation and earning a salary for 13 weeks. The answer - they couldn't. The steel mill folded. I know this happened across America. And, we wonder why. NOT!

      Now, we address pensions. My father is a railroader as we have discussed. They roll out the red carpet when they see him coming. He gets every test imaginable. You can know that I am VERY happy that my father gets treated like gold. I cannot help but realize though that someone is paying for this health care. I know you stated that the railroad is very solvent and has invested wisely. I have my father living with me since he is a brittle diabetic and cannot live alone. We just lost Mom is September. I am hoping to keep my dad healthy for a very long time. I am grateful that we do not have health care expenses. My dad is just the example that I am seeing first hand. I know he is not in the minority, which is why I am sharing his experience. There are many in this world who will have their health care costs covered for their entire lives. People are living longer. Who is going to pay for this? FYI public - teachers do not have their health care covered once they retire - at least in my district.

      My point is if we keep draining employers, organizations will go under. Jobs will be lost; yet, people in the United States will still get treated for their health even without insurance and the people who are working WILL be picking up the tab. I am not certain what the answers are but I do know that everyone - not just public employees - need to take a look at how things are being handled and how they should be handled in the future.

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      partisan patriot 

      7 years ago

      Trimar

      I’ve got to admit you have stopped me dead in my tracks on this issue; not only from this particular rebuttal but from our myriad of exchanges throughout the discourse over several hubs. I sincerely apologize if it appears that I was attacking teachers; my best friend’s wife is a teacher as well as my Sunday Golf Partner. My mistake was looking at the profession collectively which focused my attention on the NEA instead of looking at the group as individuals trying to earn a living.

      Having said all that, we can agree things have gotten out of control in Wisconsin but how to resolve the issue is at the root of the problem. The Protesters are wrong in my humble opinion. Very few of these people have a stake in what’s going on in Wisconsin as most of them are professional protesters bused in from other parts of the country. Also this is a private sector problem and most of the protesters are private sector agitators.

      Also the cowardly Democrats that ran away and hid should all be fined their pay for every day they remain in hiding. It was fine during the supposed Health Care Debate when His Lordship called together the House of Commons and lectured them about Elections Having Consequences. The Republicans stood their grounds and voted against the Bill even though they knew they didn’t have a chance of stopping it. Still they did not run away. Well the same holds true in Wisconsin!

      Sorry I allowed my political views to take me off the subject here. I agree anyone given these salaries and benefits would not willingly back away from them. And yes it is not fair to only expect only one segment of Public Service Workers to back away and give up willingly their negotiated perks. However, and there is always a however, the state is broke. Raising taxes is not a viable option as it will only serve to run what business there is left in the state out. But if you are following the issue as I know you are, you know the NEA is saying they will give up on resisting contributing more to their pension plans and health care. They will not back away from the right to negotiate these two items in the future.

      Again we reach and impasse where we have to agree to disagree agreeably; the Champion of the Left; Democratic Savior F. D. R. agreed public service employees should not be allowed to unionize. Unlike private sector unions there is no Company with which to negotiate. Those on the opposite side of the table have no bottom line as I pointed out in my Public Service Unions; the Latest Form of Money Laundering hub! Badly negotiated deals simply put the company into bankruptcy; or at least used to until Obama saved General Motors and Chrysler in order to pay back the UAW for their support.

      I am sorry the Wisconsin ordeal has myopically focused on teachers. I agree most teachers work hard and do not deserve to be targeted.

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      trimar7 

      7 years ago from New York

      Partisan Patriot, I respect your views and you are obviously a very intelligent individual. With that sincerely stated, I am about to be in the minority in comparison to the other hubbers. I too agree from what I am hearing that things have gotten out of control in Wisconsin. I would like to propose however that we try to at least see things from the teacher's vantage point a bit. They were given these salaries and like anyone have assimilated their life styles on what they were used to making. Now because the state is broke this is being highlighted and they want to slip the rug out from underneath them. Why not phase in new policies instead of attacking those teachers who work hard? People want to be angry with the teachers. If someone offered you a good salary, you knew you worked hard and the people in your profession had long been very underpayed, would you have turned it down? I implore the public to be a bit more understanding and ask for concessions for all and not just one group. It is truly counterproductive. You are going to dishearten teachers who already feel very targeted. Please do not do this to the children. Even for those of us who will work hard not to have it affect our students the environment will. Again, I am willing to tighten my belt if all are doing the same. Let's work together not against one another.

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      Partisan Patriot 

      7 years ago

      Thanks wba108 for stopping in and leaving a comment!

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      wba108@yahoo.com 

      7 years ago from upstate, NY

      Its my understanding that much of the 900 billion dollar stimulus bill was actually a payoff to unions for supporting democratic politicians. The teachers unions I understand were the main beneficiaries of the union stimulus payoff. Even though the union people and liberals are screaming, its seems the people of Wisconsin have no objections to these necessary budget cuts and reigning in of union power.

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      Partisan Patriot 

      7 years ago

      Thanks James

      I am humbled that a writer such as yourself visits my hubs!

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Awesome article!! I love it. You are si right to make this parallel. I have been following this story closely and I pray the side of Truth, Justice, and The American Way does not waver.

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      partisan patriot 

      7 years ago

      Thanks sheila b!

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      sheila b. 

      7 years ago

      Well said!

    • profile imageAUTHOR

      Partisan Patriot 

      7 years ago

      Amen eovery

      Desperate times require desperate measures and these are desperate times!

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      eovery 

      7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Fire the teachers and kick the Democrat congress out.

      Keep on hubbing!

    • profile imageAUTHOR

      Partisan Patriot 

      7 years ago

      Thanks as always Pop; I finally couldn't stand it any longer and had to take pen in hand!

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      breakfastpop 

      7 years ago

      Bravo patriot,

      I agree, it's time to fire the teachers and replace them with competent professionals who are hungry for jobs. Voted up and useful and awesome, but definitely not funny.

    • profile imageAUTHOR

      Partisan Patriot 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Old Pool man

      This could very well be our first and last stance all in one. If the Republican Governors cave it will be the beginning of the end!

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      Old Poolman 

      7 years ago

      Up and awesome. I agree, fire the teachers. I'm amazed that a doctor would risk his license and reputation by giving out phony excuses, but I guess they need money too. What will be next for this country?

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