Windham Life and Times September 3, 2021

Happy Labor Day Weekend. Wide Ranging Sentiments on Work

John H. Dinsmore wheeling in the hay – Gate-keeper at Windham Depot – Stone masons laboring on Searles gate

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,

And prosper the work of our hands—

O prosper the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17

“For even when we were with you, this we commanded you; that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” Thessalonians 3:10

Draupadi said: “The Devatās desire him who offers worship and works hard. They do not like him who loves to sleep and is lazy. The hard working person gets great praise from them.”

“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.”

“One day our society will come to respect the sanitation worker if it is to survive, for the person who picks up our garbage, in the final analysis, is as significant as the physician, for if he doesn’t do his job, diseases are rampant.”
 Martin Luther King Jr.

“Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your professions is what you’re put on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.” Vincent Van Gogh

“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much higher consideration.” Abraham Lincoln

“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.”

“The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world’s need of that work. With this, life is heaven, or as near heaven as you can get.” 

“Nations reel and stagger on their way; they make hideous mistakes; they commit frightful wrongs; they do great and beautiful things. And shall we not best guide humanity by telling the truth about all this, so far as the truth is ascertainable?” W.E.B. Du Bois

“The best way to find yourselves is to lose yourself in service to others.” Gandhi

“Originality and the feeling of one’s own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle.” Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Work and family are at the center of our lives, the foundation of our dignity as a free people.” Ronald Reagan

“The basic goal of labor will not change. It is— as it has always been, and I am sure always will be — to better the standards of life for all who work for wages and to seek decency and justice and dignity for all Americans.” George Meany

My people are destroyed because they lack knowledge of me. Hosea 4:6

America in 2021 disdains labor, as our country is now totally controlled by the MIC, financial interests and the FED, the big investment banks, investment houses, multi-national corporations and supra-national organizations ushing in their green new deal and great reset. Mass illegal immigration further depresses wages. For God’s sakes, we make almost nothing useful…how is that a sign of national greatness? Republicans can be accused of being deaf to the needs of labor, but  the Democrats used to be the champions of labor, and now just provide weak lip service. If Taiwan is invaded by the communist Chinese we have no source of semi-conductors. Ford and G&M just announced they are shutting down assembly lines because of a lack of supply of chips. What would happen in a war, hot or cold. In case you’re not aware, World War II started because the United States attempted to cut of Japan’s access to raw materials. This is why they attacked Pearl Harbor…because the cold war had begun in the 1930’s. Without Lithium the Green New Deal is just a bad joke. Most all of the ingredients of pharmaceuticals are manufactured in China; does that not give you pause? How the heck could we ever fight a war without a manufacturing base? Why have our politicians (on both sides) left us defenseless against our enemies? Why do they hate us so? Why do they disdain small business, the working man-woman, farmers and soldiers? Because the politicians love themselves first, and the people and swindles that make them the biggest bribes and investment profits! Decent Americans…the working people be damned!

They couldn’t even bring themselves to honor the  soldiers fallen in Afghanistan in the US House of Representatives. There are reports that the identity of the terrorist bomber was known, his location was known, and there was a drone lock on him before he blew himself up killing and maiming the American marines. And why was the “Profile in Courage” Harris; “They’re not going to pin this sh__ on me,” posed in front of a statue of Ho Chi Min in Viet Nam, a humiliating juxtaposition, at the very moment the debacle in Afghanistan was taking place…” Optics that are just too awful and odd to be coincidence. And now Americans are being held hostage in Afghanistan; Biden and Harris are vacationing and campaigning, while Afghanis and their kidnapped child brides are being welcomed into our country. Could it really be any worse than this?

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