(international) UNION, is not a Dirty Word

Labor unions are legally recognized as representatives of workers in many industries in the United States. Their activity today centers on collective bargaining over wages, benefits, and working conditions for their membership, and on representing their members in disputes with management over violations of contract provisions. Larger unions also typically engage in lobbying activities and electioneering at the state and federal level. Source, Wikipedia…

 

A non-interventionist group was founded in the 1940’s called America First, an isolationist group, some have likin to the current ‘make America great, again’ movement, for its isolationist appearance views of taking the U.S. out of and blocking all international trade agreements, the building of a wall blocking itself off from the Southern continental states, to keep their immigrants out of the upper reaches of the northern parts of the continent. Being highly critical of NATO and other international alliances, praising Brexit in the U.K., another isolationist movement, the germ of which is being displayed and being spreaded about in every European election in the next year or so. The European Union and all global trade and monetary arrangements have kept the peace in the world since their founding, largely after WW2, no country would ever want to go to war with a nation that holds its mortgage or is a vital trading partner, without such entanglement arrangements producing arguments, perhaps war is ever so unlikely. When nations are unionized, hostile actions are few, arguments may be plentiful but can be negotiated again and again in the morning as life goes on. The nations of the world have in the last twenty-five years or so, at least the wise ones have turned to ‘global’ as a means of total cooperation on all levels of interaction, if the conversation among nations is a conversation the better, but if a nation is isolated behind a wall cut off from relations when trivial misunderstandings can become ripe for exploitation or worse without an international court to redress them in, in short, a world loss at sea…As Lyndon Johnson was fond of saying, ‘come let us reason together’…Now if you will excuse me, I would like to step down from by soap box…

 

 

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