Happy Labor Day, US debt slaves!
When reading the bourgeois/capitlaist press, one thing one must always be on the guard for is the many ways in which the capitalist-owned news media seeks to pretend to “cover” crucial news stories by publishing them on days when no one will be reading the newspaper: Christmas Eve, New Years Day and, yes, Labor Day are among the days on which it behooves those members of our working class who wish to remain informed of the criminal operations of the capitalist class to redouble our determination to read the bosses’ press.
Today, Debt Slaves’ Day in the USA is one such day. The capitalists who publish the newspapers in the USA know damned well that on Labor Day, the likelihood that anyone will read the paper published on a Monday holiday – the last weekend of summer in the Northern Hemisphere – is vastly reduced due not only to the fact that the press run of a paper on a day like this is probably HALF what it would be on a normal Monday, but also due to the fact that 99% of the working class is so busy hauling the family to and from a vacation spot that they will be most unlikely to find the time to read the newspaper or wath the TV news.
With this knowledge firmly in their criminal minds, it is on just such dys as this that the owners of the capitalist press – the same people who own the politicians who “run” the US government on behalf of the 1% decide to “reveal” their most repulsive secrets to a world hell-bent on not paying attention to any of their shit. And so perhaps one or even two or three “news cycles” will pass before the workers will go back to reading the newspapers and watching TV again.
So it came to pass that it was on today, the sacred day of the Debt/Wage Slaves of America, that the New York Times saw fit to publish the following nes item on its front page while no one was looking:
Well that sure woke us up today! We are going to go participate in the festivities of our glorious Debt/Wage Slaves’ Day so we will let you read that story for yourselves. We’ll add, for those of you who wish to know the facts behind the story and who want to dig deeper,
the actual 27-page FOIA release that working class hero Drew Hendricks – Copwatch activist from Washington state in the US of A – dug up for our edification. Mark that: it wasn’t the New York Times who dug this up; it wasn’t WikiLeaks; it wasn’t an NSA insider or a member of the Communications Workers of America union who WORK inside AT&T’s switching centers and who have known about this shit for DECADES who dug this up – it was a curious peace activist who dug this nugget of shit out of the ever-festering Mt. Everest-like dung-hill of U.S. capitalism.
Happy Debt-Slavery Day, U.S. Wage Slaves!
[Note: If anyone has information regarding Drew Hendricks’ current blog, please send it to us and we’ll be quite happy to redirect people to his website from here! – IWPCHI]