“If you put the riches people all in one room, there still wouldn’t be enough money to go around for them.” ~Jacintha, my mother, may Allah have mercy on her
“It’s not really about the Black versus White; it’s about the Haves versus the Have Nots.” ~Also from my mother
I’ve already blogged about the issues in Wisconsin before, but I decided to input my meager two cents yet again after chancing upon an excellent interview of Micheal Moore done by Rachel Maddow. To be blunt, I do believe a *metaphorical* war has been initiated against the middle and working class (as well upon women and Muslims, but that’s another story), and I believe it’s time push back against those who represent the status quo, the powers that be, the legitimacy of the system as it stands. Most of them are cowards and will crumble at the slightest hint of opposition anyway: just look at the back peddling of Gov. Walker after people began threatening to recall GOP elected officials. Change doesn’t have to come at the tip of sword or at the barrel of a gun. All it takes is finesse, a little application of pressure at just the right spot.
One more thing. This one goes for the Muslims out there. Where the HELL are our collective voices in this matter?! We live in a time where we are in DESPERATE need political allegiances. (Republican Representative Peter King, his McCarthy-esque inquiry into Muslim radicalization, and the increase vandalism of masjids across the States immediately come to mind.) This would be a perfect opportunity to make alliances. After all, the Prophet wasn’t just a religious leader; he was also a shrewd statesmen. Therefore, we should loudly vocalize our support for what’s going on, not just out of political expediency, but because we’re suppose to stand for what’s just. What’s going on is a Muslim issue, no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it. This is merely the voice of one Muslim who supports, wholeheartedly, the efforts in Wisconsin, and we are around six million in the States last I heard. Image how resonant our combined voices would be if we decried the injustice in unison. Now, I’m not usually one to give into idealism, but, as I’ve said, ideals have transformative properties.
This does not look good. Looks like things are beginning to get dirty. And truth is beginning to surface: it’s all about politics and union busting and not about the budget. Should we surprised by this? No.