history, U.S. Politics

They won’t call it feudalism, they’ll call it a “company town”

Cradle to grave and $5 a day.

Cradle to grave and $5 a day.

I once rode with our pastor to a certain small town in North Carolina to see the Christmas lights. You see, it was a company town and the company paid the employees’ light bill for the month of December.

Wasn’t that nice of them? The lights were amazing, but the houses were small and shabby. It was a textile factory and wages were low, but hey, they had Christmas lights, didn’t they? Company towns have always been benevolent like this; like the plantation owners, where the slaves came to the big house every year to get a ham.

The “patriots” who want to see the gubmint destroyed have only a vague idea who will rush into that power vacuum. When I ask them, they usually say, “The People.” Well sure, corporate owners are people, and according to some idiots corporations are people, too.

Yeah, so THOSE People will take over. They will set up company towns. Henry Ford had perhaps the largest one ever, the River Rogue complex: work, housing, recreation, moral watchdogs, obligatory dance lessons and a private security force. A totalitarian company town. Trust me, you will be not invited to any Board meetings.

This is feudalism 3.0. Maybe you can move, but you will have to move to another company town. Maybe they’ll decide you can’t move; too disruptive. Welcome to serfdom. You see, feudalism and serfdom WORKED really well-for the lords of the manor.

You can bet that North Carolina textile company town has moved its business to China. The Americans workers have wandered about looking for a way to keep body and soul together, like the “vagabonds” in England when the landlords kicked them out. I’ll bet they remember the lights. Maybe they put up a string or two of lights on their trailer-if they have a trailer.

C’mon patriots-think again.

 

 

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About Je' Czaja

Je' is a writer, artist, and stand up philosopher. She founded and directed two non-profit organizations for disadvantaged children and their families, served as a missionary for three years and is the author of several books. https://www.smashwords.com/interview/jeczaja Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00IU4RWKE

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