Diary of Working until Stiff

Working people

do not realize how exploited we are until we have a brief moment to take stock of our time spent in any given “week of work.” This past one for me turned out to be a “weak from work.” I know many, many of you can relate to this. If you’re a CEO or an administrator earning in the hundred-plus-thousands-per-year: move on. This isn’t for you unless you want a serious wake-up call.

What is the difference between working people and their bosses and administrators? MONEY. This isn’t about people in management not working hard nor long hours; they do. This most certainly pertains to the compensation they earn while the rest of us in the middle and lower working classes get zippo extra save for “a chance” to earn a better future through some bogus system of advancement. We have seen plenty of advancements in the form of nepotism and other soul crunching outcomes. Give me a break and not a 15-minute one, but a break like the Europeans give to their workers with a 2-hour lunch, a one-month holiday/vacation, and a year off for new parents!

The person who coined “money isn’t everything” failed to mention that it provides everything from adequate shelter, food, and clothing to transportation and holidays, but it also includes buying:

  • entrance to the America’s most prestigious universities whether by bribes and cheating or bloodline
  • congressional votes from lobbying efforts
  • Supreme Court judges
  • stocks and bonds
  • boats and islands

Failed Political System

Jennifer Lawrence video on the U.S. failing political system

I am exhausted from the 6-times daily deluge of political asks for campaign donations. How on earth is fundraising in small amounts worth the mind-numbing emails from the DCC and each of the 20+ candidates running for President to cram your inbox with requests? Why does it cost a fortune to campaign for 18-months when that money could be spent on things like poverty, homelessness, hunger, and infrastructure? What are the true goals of a politician? I certainly don’t see them too worried about their constituency unless they are running for office. This spans both parties which brings me to one more point. This two-party systems is archaic and bullshit. It doesn’t work. It hasn’t worked for decades. We need a BIG CHANGE.

Shall we overcome? Really?

Some Good News

The Grand Organ in the cathedral at Notre Dame sustained only minor damage in the fire a couple of weeks ago.

About danaj33

writer * department chair of Broadcast Electronic Media Arts and audio faculty at City College of San Francisco--a fabulous community college * music composer and producer * always in discovery mode, learning, living, loving, and laughing.
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