Strikes in Chile for Social Justice. In the US?
More than 250 protesters were arrested within the past 24 hours as Chilean students, now with support of some unions, continue their protests of government education policies. See representative news biteshere. More on the flip
Students have been protesting for months, and a strike by students started some days ago. Education, labelled the panacea for getting out of the lower bounds of society's class system, has been systematically denied to all but the richest or poorest in Chile since the days of dictator Agosto Pinochet.
Pinochet, a fascistic leader, did little to reform education. However, popularly elected governments have done little or nothing since 1990, when Pinochet's regime was overthrown.
Students have taken the matter into their own hands, but with limited success. It looks as though the rulers in Chile will continue to confront most if not all of the demands made by students, claiming 'un-affordibility.'
My question doesn't involve the students nor the Chilean government's response, but instead concerns the USA. Why were the only protests against government policy in Wisconsin, a few in Indiana, and a smattering in Ohio?
What has the USA lost that makes people decide they have had enough? I see this attitude throughout the USA. I don't see this attitude in Europe or South America, though.
Someone explain it to me... before I leave. Because I'm done, it feels like. I haven't felt this disconnected from government at all levels in my life. Plutocrats taking care of Plutocrats.
At the end of the day, Marcus Garvey was correct.
"The whole world is run on bluff."
I think the US has gotten too afraid to call. and when that happens, the big guys get to bully the little guys until it's over.
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