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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Emblem Of The Times

From Political Wire:

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has ordered the removal of a 36-foot mural depicting the state's labor history from the lobby of the Department of Labor headquarters, according to WMTW-TV.

A spokesman said the mural was "not in keeping with the department's pro-business goals and some business owners complained."

Diane Ravitch called the current nexus
between authoritarian politicians and anti-democratic business conglomerates "fascism" the other day in her blog post at Ed Week.

What would one call the removal of a 36-foot mural depicting a state's labor history from the Department of Labor headquarters because it upset some business guys?

First we remove the murals depicting labor history, then we remove any vestige of labor protections.

I seem to remember hearing about this somewhere else...might be a book or something...

Oh, yeah - now I remember.


  1. My husband and I were contemplating a stay this summer up in Maine, possibly in the Bar Harbor area. I wanted those delicious soft shelled lobsters that are only available for an unfortunately short season. With this news, this sanitizing and whitewashing a disappearing labor history, maybe we will recalibrate our plans. I have to admit I will miss those soft shelled lobsters......

  2. You should all read 1984 again. You'll see startling similarities to current day America...we are no doubt fascist...and going to the next stage as the economy worsens...we're in for some REALLY startling occurences...for those who are old enough to know the difference...the young have no idea what's going on...

  3. Emma Goldman's GhostMarch 23, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    Fascism has been alive and well in New York City for several years now. We have NO CHECKS AND BALANCES. The "greater good" only refers to business ventures, billionaires' interests, and out of control development. It's scary how quickly our standards of democratic living have disappeared.

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