Community organizer Saul Alinsky once famously remarked that the best way to bring about social change was to “rub raw the sores of discontent” and the Democrats have taken his advice to heart. With the floundering minority party now mired in an internal power struggle to see whether Wall Street backed establishment elements led by Senator Chuck Schumer can hold off Bernie’s Bolsheviks for the future of the party it is the latter that seems to have the upper hand.
The old crank has emerged as the most vocal opponent to President-Elect Donald Trump and Bernie is pandering to the same angry blacks that Hillary had so effectively riled up. The rallying cry for the revolution will be one for a $15 an hour minimum wage for unskilled fast food workers and organizers have planned nationwide demonstrations next week.
According to The Hill “Minimum wage protests planned in 340 cities”:
Organizers behind a movement to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour are promising its “largest, most disruptive protest ever” in response to Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the 2016 presidential election.
On the fourth anniversary of the movement to raise wages, tens of thousands of low-wage workers will protest next Tuesday in 340 cities around the country, as they demand higher pay. Strikes are planned by bagged handlers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and workers at McDonald’s restaurants around the country.
The “Fight for $15” protests will also hit Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Newark International Airport (EWR), and about 20 other airports in major cities, organizers said on a call with reporters Monday.
“Just because the election went a certain way, doesn’t mean we’re going away,” said Kendall Fells, organizing director of the Fight for $15.
“It’s the exact opposite.”
On the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders called for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, while Hillary Clinton also voiced support for an increase in pay for low-wage workers. But Trump’s message on minimum wage was inconsistent, at times indicating he would support an increase in the minimum wage and at other times suggesting workers make too much money.
The Fight for $15 movement is expecting “tens of thousands” of protesters from all walks of life, including baggage handlers, airline cabin cleaners, airport wheelchair attendants, janitors, cooks, home care workers, child care providers, teachers and graduate assistants.
The uprising by an unskilled, unmotivated tatterdemalion segment of the underclass is just another turn of the screw in late stage Obamastan, a sad and wasted land where both rhyme and reason checked out long ago as a once great country careens towards the abyss.
The Democrats are casting their lot with the griddle monkeys, fryer jockeys, drive through window talking heads and attention challenged order takers as a key component of their army of politically aggrieved identity groups in the hope of throwing a monkey wrench into the gears of the Trump revolution.
Never mind trying to appeal the members of the disenfranchised white working class who have suffered from a diminished standard of living and dwindling future prospects as high paying jobs were shipped overseas because a hell of a lot of them are capable of critical thinking and that is the last thing that the Dems want. It’s always easier to harvest the low hanging fruit and the siren song of 15 bucks an hour is hoped to generate provide a bountiful harvest in 2018.
The failure to acknowledge the white working class already cost Democrats dearly when the Clinton restoration was derailed in the Rust Belt and black voters failed to turn out despite months of constant pandering. It would seem that the continued incitement of the unmotivated masses of unskilled workers to bully the nation into bending to their demands is only doubling down on failure.
The protests will take place next week so it would be good advice to stay the hell away from your local McDonald’s.
Originally published at Downtrend.com