When the workers in the beehive get angry they drop what they're doing and attack the source. When every angry bee is attacking one source the unity of their effort protects the hive from the ravages of chaos. That's why the hives survive and the bee casualties are minor.
I remember the '60s when there was no unity of effort against a common source. For whatever the cause, it split families, communities and the nation; there was no common enemy, the enemy was us. We fought against ourselves as individuals striving to survive for no common purpose. It was a trying time for us. I don't ever want to see it again. I am afraid that the workers in America today are getting angry. That scares me.
Ever-increasing numbers of workers are out of work. They're losing their homes, dreams, hopes, purposes. It's the meaning of their lives that is at stake here.And they are getting angry. They are getting angry because construction workers, defense contractors, major businessmen, bankers and Wall Street are all raking in the dough; benefiting from the various programs of government bailouts and thus are able to keep their homes, dreams, hopes, and purposes intact. The government is helping them, but excluding the workers.
I fear we are about to witness Americans turning their anger against multiple targets again. If so, welcome to the '60s.
Oct 27 2009 - 1:44pm