The Demand Mentality

The child has little power over its world other than by crying and making fuss to get the attention of its mother. Unable to provide for itself it must find a way to get others to provide. Nature has provided the little tykes with formidable weapons to drive adults to distraction. From turning red in the face, to gagging to banging its head against the crib, the little dears end up getting their way even when they haven't a clue as to what it is.

This mentality persists for some all the way into adulthood and no better examples can be found than in the leadership of the AFL-CIO. They are demanding a 2nd bill of rights. A bill of rights which presumes there is a "power structure" with unlimited means to provide for their rightful demands. Key among their perceived rights: (1) full employment (2) a living wage and (3) a healthy future. Like a child raging from his crib, the head of the AFL-CIO, Trumka, plans to harangue both the Democrats and Republicans for his Second Bill of Rights at their national conventions this summer. But why pussyfoot around? Why not go for all the marbles? The Second Bill of Rights should come right out and demand everyone has the right to be (1) healthy (2) wealthy and (3) wise. And as a corollary, (4) frogs should have wings so they don't bump their ass.

How do you get full employment? You demand it from mommy ("the power structure") by pitching a fit and screaming and yelling till you drive her batty and she ponies up with the goodies. Demand and you shall get. The mythical "power structure" like the universal mommy has all the goodies including a "healthy future" and you just have to get out there and demand it.

It is all so breathtakingly loony even the Mad Hatter would be astounded.