Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Two Faces of Rosie the Riveter.


It’s funny how the elites’ perceptions of the workers change over time. When they need the workers, this is how they see us:

[A]

When they don’t need the workers, this is what the elites say about us:
“How can I adopt a creed which, preferring the mud to the fish, exalts the boorish proletariat above the bourgeois and the intelligentsia who, with whatever faults, are the quality in life and surely carry the seeds of all human advancement?”
Maybe it's time for the workers to understand, as David Ruccio and Robert Paul Wolff say, that it is us who don't need the elites at all.

As Rosie said: "We can do it".


Image Credit:
[A] " ‘We Can Do It!’ poster for Westinghouse, closely associated with Rosie the Riveter, although not a depiction of the cultural icon itself. Pictured Geraldine Doyle (1924-2010), at age 17.” Author: “J. Howard Miller, artist employed by Westinghouse, poster used by the War Production Co-ordinating Committee”. This work is in the public domain. Source: Wikipedia.

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