WC Varones

Don't lend your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools

So many unemployed, so much protesting to be done

Gee, what will our government do with all those unemployed people out there? FDR's version of stimulus partly involved hiring citizens to build infrastructural elements, schools, etc. Not that I think FDR did us much good domestically, but at least some of that work needed to be done. Well now, you, too can "work for change", according to the LA Times. [additional comments here]

But, considering that technically our government IS the citizenry, I ask: Isn't there something fundamentally self-destructive about a government hiring and paying people to protest against regular citizens who oppose bills the government is considering? Isn't there something deeply twisted about a government even being able to hire its own protesters in the first place?
The website's large-type headline announces: "Work to Pass Obama's Healthcare Plan and Get Paid to Do it! $10-15 hr!"

It's a web ad on Craigslist: "You can work for change. Join motivated staff around the country working to make change happen. You can make great friends and money along the way. Earn $400-$600 a week."
It seems George Soros has pledged $5 million to fund such "work". Again I ask, what will the government do with the unemployed? Are we going to see an effort to hire most of the unemployed as paid-by-the-federal-government protesters? Will they become Obama's new "civilian national security force" or something?


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