>Purpleshirts

11 Aug

>One day, you’re reading online about them beating people up. Next day, you drive right by a brace of ’em and barely have time to snap a picture. Yes, SEIU was wavin’ signs, right here in Indy.The sign says “Justice For Janitors,” which seems a bit tinfoil-hatty to me. There are no chain-gang janitors in this state, just a few trustys moppin’ in the lockup in the City-County building. And what a classy logo. You can’t quite see the circle but the hand holding the hammer’s clear enough. Oh, no, wait, it’s supposed to be a mop or a broom seen from above, right? And not at all like a hammer. Oh no no no. And the circle? Why it is merely the mouth of a bucket, in no way shape or form intended to be reminding the onlooker of, like, a sickle. Shucks no.

Buncombe! Stuff and nonsense. We live in an image-saturated world and no matter if it is the scary original (and cancelled) public-edition of the FedGov’s (IAO) Total Information Awareness program* using an eye-surmounted pyramid beaming the globe as their logo or this bunch invoking the hammer’n’sickle, emblem of that mahvelous ideology that’s killed millions, produced Trabants while the West was makin’ Mercedes and has managed to run an entire darn country out of toilet paper, nobody past grade school uses these symbols unaware of the message conveyed.

Message received, purpleshirts. You wanna wave signs on public land, you go right ahead; it’s still a free country. Aimin’ to stay that way, too, y’hear?
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* Not to mention the covert, black-budget version. Which doesn’t exist, not at all. Nobody here’s sayin’ any different. Go on about your business, subj- er, citizens.

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7 Responses to “>Purpleshirts”

  1. madmike 11 August 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    >Purple, it's the new brown

  2. Anonymous 12 August 2009 at 5:52 am #

    >I work in a union shop. I have to pay either union dues or the same amount of "dues equivalent fees" that go to the union anyway. If I identify as a union member, I don't get harassed for not being a member of the herd. Every Thursday, I'm supposed to wear a purple union shirt to show my solidarity with the union. Purple is my favorite color, with no political strings attached. I just like the color. I wear a plain purple shirt (no logo) on Thursdays to stay under the radar. I know of several others in the same situation, but we don't bring attention to ourselves. A few have been active in the union but they keep their politics to themselves. Don't believe the reports that all union members are liberal Obamanauts because we're not.Verification word "antai"

  3. Roberta X 12 August 2009 at 8:52 am #

    >Oh, not all union members — but the SEIU leadership? Count on it.

  4. Anonymous 13 August 2009 at 8:26 am #

    >I have no doubts about the AFL-CIO leadership either.

  5. Mikee 18 August 2009 at 8:14 pm #

    >Ridicule is the best format to disrespect the Marxist ideology. I respect the mop/bucket image as a strong statement that the hammer and sickle are dead, and that those who believed in it are now cleaning bathrooms for a living.

  6. Andrew 19 August 2009 at 1:04 am #

    >Justice for Janitors has apparently been around for a while. This Google image search shows that the shape is no accident; they have even more blatant versions.

  7. Tam 19 August 2009 at 2:38 am #

    >The funny thing about it all?Barack Obama would avoid these adoring SEIU pukes like the plague, one on one and in real life.There's nobody more class-conscious than an arriviste.

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