I decided to keep a list of companies who choose to fire their employees in protest to President Obama’s re-election and to ObamaCare, the president’s health care initiative. I am calling this list RollCall as it identifies employers who are not interested in the good of all the people.
I fail to understand their rationale as they seem to have more than enough to distribute to the very people who help make them rich. In another era, we would have called them robber barons as they gouge out the poor behind a facade of selling you a service or delivery of goods in exchange for your money and have convinced us that we cannot live without. Today we call them rogue CEO’s or my favorite term vulture capitalists.
We are not talking about hostile takeovers here but we are talking about slick marketing campaigns designed to make you believe that these companies while making a profit are doing good deeds in the community. Just this week I saw where one of the largest Pizza firms in the country, Papa John’s owned by a man who claims to be a self starter who originated from the 99% and who in ads on TV donate two million free pizzas, announce that he would have to reduce hours for employees to avoid costs in healthcare due to ObamaCare. How can you donate two million free pizzas but cannot afford to pay healthcare costs for your workers. Papa John’s owner lives in a forty thousand square foot mansion and wants us to believe he cannot afford to pay for his worker’s health insurance? Maybe he’s just a rapacious capitalist or better yet a vulture. The practices of these employers are beginning to appear to be vulture cpitalism at it’s best or worst, depending on how you look at it. I’m beginning to think they and the Chinese are in the same financial bedroom as Chinese politicans get rich off the loose morals of vulturistic American businessmen who choose to rob working people of the right to earn a decent living and live in a free society.
It seems that it is in the interest of these businessmen for America to be comprised of two classes; the dominant class in which they determine who rules politically, socially and economically and the rest of us who work for them.
Boycotting their products should serve as jolt to them and a wake up call that Americans choose not to be a part of their system of government, but we choose to to operate under a system of goverment chosen by the people, of the people and for the people. If they wish to engage in feudalistic power then perhaps they should take a hike back to the fifteenth century in a time warp and stay there. We who choose to remain prefer to work and live in a progressive society where the majority rules and wealth is available to those who work hard to pursue it.
The choosing of government should not be the sole forte of the wealthy. We recognize that the poor will always be with us. However it should be that we choose to help people to better themselves and not take from them and discard human beings like garbage. This reminds me of a time period in Europe in which children and adults who were poor were often taken advantage of by the aristocracy and treated as if they were animals. The whole point of moving to the New World was to create a new way of life to avoid the mindset of entitlement which comes with inherited and created wealth.
I daresay we seem to have reverted to the same mindset of that dark time in human history in which there existed a stark difference between the wealthy and the poor. Slowly but surely that time is emerging again in this new world in America. Let this serve as our wake up call to realize that we have got to change. I am calling for a time out on sitting on the couch and being entertained as rich people continue to take advantage of the disenfranchised, and the dispossessed. I am calling for a time out for sitting with your arms folded saying I can’t do anyhting to change it. Let this serve as notice to you that a goverment of the people by the people and for the people is the only way we can keep predatory busneesmen in check.
While you are sitting on the couch watching Kanye and Kim and a variety of individuals with loose morals who are being paid by the plutocracy to entertain you to keep you distracted from perusing the hidden agendas behind their business decisions, that there is a silent take over and disenfranchisement of your rights. Some of you are slowly beginning to see realities in which you no longer have a say in the business you purport to run for these rogue indivudals and are only just beginning to see that you are nothing but a fugure head, a title they use to show others that they are good employers who are engaged in hiring practices and good corporate citizenship in which they are spreading the power and the wealth around.
You need only look in the parking lot at the end of the day and watch who gets into what cars to see where the real wealth is. Look around you. Having worked hardest to prove you are a good employee you are still driving out in an economy car, no matter the slick advertising from that car maker, that is a part of the ruling class designed to make you feel as if you are part of a class system in which you may not realize you have no power over how long you stay in it. Picture the economic downturn which took place a few years ago. Most people who lost their jobs also lost their footing on the upward ladder of the society. They lost homes, cars and businesses some of whom never recovered emotionally, nor financially and who were relegated to live in areas they haven’t lived since childhood or pre-college days. In the meantime, upper management and owners were still living high on the hog, drinking and toasting while you were struggling with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bank Of America, Chase and Countrywide to keep you in your house and not watch your own car being driven away from you.
If you learned nothing else, you should never allow yourself to forget what it felt like having to explain to your children the reason you had to relocate or change schools was as a direct result of the impact of job displacement. I have no doubt in my mind that the economic fiasco we faced was as a result of rogue CEO’s who chose to pay us back for the election of a president who was part of the emerging classes and who wanted to demonstrate the power their wealth could do. They communicated to their hiring managers to make sure it was difficult for people to obtain jobs. They increased job requirements and imposed strict jobs adherence so that many people would have been excluded from the job market. If this does not constitute vulture capitalism I don’t know what does. Shameful, that they robbed people while at the same time continued with marketing programs aimed at fooling us all to think they were interested in the country’s welfare.
Make no mistake about it. Many of you cannot afford to live in areas and subdivisions where your company bosses and owners live. When you drive out of company parking lots that’s when the Great Divide emerges. Those who head north are the haves and most of you head east or west or south. That should tell you where the money is.
Time to wake up, America and smell the roses that all is not well in this democracy and we have a job to do to work and preseve our way of life for generations to come. I don’t know about you but if histroy serves as a lesson well learned I would hate to think that we return to a time when children and women who are poor are seen as pieces of disposable property by wealthy indivduals who do nothing but indulge their wicked natures to effect hardships on people, because there is no system of govenment that would hold them accountable.
We have no time to waste. Let’s get busy with the business of erasing wickedness and human depravity from our society. We must wake up. It’s time for RollCall.
List of Companies:
Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden & Red Lobster) plan to put more workers on part-time status)
Papa John’s Pizza
Applebee’s Franchisee Zane Tankel
Michael Fredrich (Owner) MCM Composites
David Siegel of Westgate Resorts
Cintas (The Uniform Company)