Why Is It So Threatening

TO PEOPLE FOR unions to go after better working conditions? Asks a caller to the Rush Limbaugh show.

There’s no threat. No perception of a threat. There’s a reaction to the breach of fair play.

Unions are unamerican. Freedom — especially freedom in commerce — includes the right and the responsibility to walk away from a bad deal. It’s not cricket to use force, violence, coercion, and threats of those things, along with the possibility of economic ruin to force the other party into a deal that favors one or the other parties to it.

Unions use force, violence, coercion, and threats of those things, along with the possibility of economic ruin in order to extort that which they can’t get by fair and voluntary negotiation.

As I say, this is un-american.

So… There’s no threat. (And, because someone opposes you does not mean they feel threatened by you, but it is quite telling that you think they might. Reveals more about your mindset than anything else.) It’s more like a disgusted reaction to uncivilized behavior.

Cross-posted at Eternity Road

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