Procurado, I am not an advocate for unions - I see them in modern society as a
impediment to social and economic progress. But you are ignoring the key issue
here, whether John Robinson is just a union hack. You unfairly attacked him when
all he said that the current replacement refs are not up to the task. He made no
pro-union statements, but he seemed to supply you the fuel to go off on a
right-wing harangue (and before you get offended by that word, look up its
meaning - it is not attacking you).
Re: "Procurador, please, unions are not evil."Modern
American trade unions are evil.They are a proud wing of the
international socialist movement, and have as their primary object, not the
representation of the chumps that pay them dues, but the advancement of
socialism.They require of their adherents a suspension of both
ethics and truth, having adopted brutal, end-justifies-the-means tactics that
they fully recognize as destructive to the Nation and its economy, but which
they vigorously pursue, notwithstanding.Trade unions are a cancer on
American society, totally without redeeming social or political value.It's true that industries that don't care about their human capital
don't last. But, it's truly unfortunate that -- because too many
Americans have abandoned values and ethics that made America great, in favor of
a mafia-style cronyism -- unions that don't truly care about their members,
or about the Nation, DO last.
Procurador, please, unions are not evil. Sometimes (i.e., United Auto Workers)
they have outlived their constructive usefullness, but on the other hand, I hope
you would not avocate 19th century labor conditions especially women in sweat
shops and children in the mines and mills. There was a necessary role for unions
to bring a new kind of economy (the industrial revolution was a social
revolution of mammoth proportions) to a state of balance. In the long run,
industries that don't care about the workers don't last, but that
doesn't prevent a whole bunch of myopic greed from governing the minds of
the capitalists running the businesses. On the other hand, the union taking
charge of the business produces results like the big three auto makers of the
1980s.Besides, you overstate Robinson's union sentiments. He
was only describing which any rationally thinking observer was saying after
Monday's game - the current officials are not up to the task. I can't
imagine you would claim that anyone saying that the replacement neurosurgeons
are not adequate is left wing union blather - even as surgical deaths mount
because the scabs are not competent.
@procurbelieve it or not, not every cooperation is a victim and not
everything is a grand union conspiracy
It seems that the NFL officials (the real ones) are worth their money.
It's hard to feel sorry for a billion dollar enterprise who wants to
low-ball officials that work part time who are still the best in the business.
Also, the officials were locked out, which is a decision by management.
It's not a strike. In this case the workers might have leverage because
the product is much less quality without them.
Re: ". . . replacement ref's are horrible . . . ."Not
near as horrible as trade-union bosses and their shills in sports and the
media.Real fans know the difference between what we see and
@procurright the fact that the replacement ref's are horrible at
their job is all a union conspiracy.
Let me start by saying this, so you understand me. I think college football is
WAY more fun to watch than the NFL.For me, I will never understand why
folks really get into the NFL.Those folks just don't seem right to
me.So, with these replacement refs. They make the game Actually more
fun.And the biggest laugh of all is this. To watch those commentators act
like Children over these blown calls.It's hilarious!Get over
yourself, it's entertainment. That's all!They are paid
Re: "But they knew what they were getting in for, so it's hard to feel
bad for them. They have to know it's going to be tough."Spoken like a true union hack. He could have inserted the word "scab"
in there somewhere in his screed, and it wouldn't have sounded at all out
of place in any smoky, gritty trade-union hall, worldwide.This is a
union-inspired tempest in a teapot, designed to put undue pressure on the NFL to
cave in to the unreasonable contract demands of the regulars -- though each of
them has made most of the bad calls their shills today complain of.It's a common, but unethical union ploy.Nothing more.