Sunday, February 13, 2011

Right-to-Work, Brought to You By the Republican Ministry of Plenty

It never ceases to amaze me how much of the Republican Party agenda seems to come right out of Nineteen Eighty-Four, the famous novel that George Orwell conceived to indict totalitarianism of all flavors.

We can recognize several key constructs of Nineteen Eighty-Four in the daily operations of the Republican party, such as double-think, newspeak, a state of perpetual war, constant surveillance, and a war against sexuality come to mind.

So it really comes as no shock that the party of adulterous sanctity of marriage defenders, of Muslim-hating freedom of religion soldiers, and of wealthy trickle-down economics proponents, is a staunch defender of Right-to-Work legislation. It is on this very subject that Laura Clawson has written an illuminating post at the new (and improved?) Daily Kos. The post's title is So-called right-to-work and the assault on the middle class, and it's a must-read.

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