Since the days of slavery, workers have had very little in terms of rights or protections.
The rich and powerful capitalist employers hold all the cards.
Like this poster says:
“Which Shall It Be?
Duke: ‘If you demand your rights, no more crumbs from my table.’
Working Man: ‘Give me my rights and keep your crumbs.'”
The capitalist owners enjoy being able to give “trickle-down economics” to the average working man.
Basically, it’s just crumbs from the rich man’s table.
And if you don’t like it, and you want rights, protections, and more…tough luck, and no more crumbs for you!
But the little guy who breaks his back to earn his daily bread, wants his dignity and respect more than the crumbs from the “capitalist pig” taking advantage of him.
Trickle-down is bullshit!
Crumbs aren’t going to raise the standard of living for the working class.
We need living wages, social and income equality, and workers rights and protections to keep the little guy from being bulldozed by the rich and powerful.
Certainly, there are many rich and powerful people that are good and generous, but not everyone is that that way.
And we can’t have mistreatment of people by those wielding a whip over them.
Yes, workers need to perform and conduct themselves professionally–that is their job.
But workers shouldn’t be taken advantage of with poor wages, little to no benefits, and miserable working conditions (including bullying, harassment, and hostile work environments).
Remember that in life tables can get turned and the rich and powerful can become the poor and the weak.
Therefore, pay and treat your workers as you would want to be paid and treated.
No one is so big as to be untouchable by G-d.
Money and power will not save anyone from illness, accidents, disasters, and misfortune.
The only thing that does save people is good deeds, kind words, compassion, faith, and prayer.
Crumbs are for the birds, dignity and respect are for the people!
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)