The Trojan Purse
Since 1947 the Taft-Hartley Act
has been invoked with increasing frequency
to curtail Labor's hard won right
to strike in order to bargain collectively.
To gather together with others in one's own interest
is now the exclusive province of corporations,
which decide our wages and hours, our access to healthcare,
and whether our children can afford higher education.
The vote's been made a sham of,
co-opted by electronic manipulation.
Our "representatives" are bought off and belong to
the owners of the multinational plantation.
The entire U.S. economy's been restructured
and returned to Robber Barons of the Gilded Age.
Government welfare now flows to the top 1%