Winnipeg General Strike Haiku

“Exploitation’s bad!”

Say millennial snowflakes.

Back to work, losers.

Today is the 99th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, where thousands of workers ceased giving their employers the labor that was due to them to go eat avocado toast in the street.

It really doesn’t matter what the decade is. Whenever the youth/women/the working class/immigrants/people with skin that’s the wrong hue/etc look around, see that they’re being exploited, and call bullshit, they’re dismissed as whiners, reds, lazy, entitled, and so on.

There are many reasons for this. I think the primary one is this: those who are better off feel bad when they are reminded that maybe a little bit of their success is not down to their good efforts. That others may have been just as deserving, but failed to be successful through forces outside of their control.

Or maybe it really is because they really are inferior, lazy good-for-nothings. Either, or.

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