So I come to work today and my coworker is ranting and raving about the awesomeness of this...
She's talking about how she is going to contribute to the movement, blah blah blah. I'm like okay girl, get up stand up for your rights! Even though you are gainfully employed and are well past college graduate age.
So like the Tea Party movement, I Need A Freaking Job is catching on like wildfire. And while I understand the frustration that unemployment and even underemployment can exact on a person just trying to make it and not be burden on others, I do wonder what they hope to accomplish with t-shirts and youtube videos. And after reading this, these folks are mad! I will admit that some of their opining had me chuckling a teensy bit...only because its truth. I just wonder who are they mad at? Because I don't recall all of these movements circa 2000-2008. But I guess when people are hurting it really doesn't matter who said or did what in the past, you just want the pain to stop immediately.
Did people observing the campaign of 2008 really think that Obama and em could really do it all in a couple of years? The fact that people thought that Mr. Obama was the second coming that would soon wipe all our tears away truly makes me chuckle. The fact that it hasn't happened yet and folks are wondering what they can hope in also makes me chuckle. Why would the political system be any different, if a multiracial man is "running" it? It's a system that has governed our country for decades...you can't change a system overnight. Right?
So as my coworker strokes out a check to get a INAFJ tee-shirt I eagerly await the next movement. Is it too late for me to ask for my 40 acres and a mule?
See You In Seven
SO LONG, FAREWELL...
The View From Here will conclude on Friday, October 1, our third year anniversary. We would like to spend this month thanking all of our readers, followers, haters, visitors, family, friends, and fans for your continued support, encouragement, and comments over these past few years. Thanks y'all!
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