A reply to one of my comments today has been getting under my skin. The gist of the comment is that the Democratic party and the left have adandoned labor by focusing on women and minorities. I made the polite, "we can handle more than one thing at a time" reply but damn it, that's not enough.
The implications of this comment are both sexist and racist and I have to respond loud and clear. FUCK NO! WE DON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THESE GROUPS!
Women make up more than half the labor force in this country. How the hell can you support labor and NOT support women's rights?
And just what do you mean by "minorities"? Because unless you've got blinders on you'll see that "white" Americans are going to be a minority. Support the rights of blacks, Latinos, gays, AND whites is the winning ticket for the left AND for labor.
Anyways, that's my rant, I'm not really good at them but this needed to be shouted from the proverbial mountain top.