Jordan Barab over at the FireDogLake blog makes an analogy that I’m sure gets the lefties all riled up, but sounds ignorant to anyone in the actual living world.
To do this, he excerpts a scene from the film ‘Grand Canyon’ where Danny Glover plays a tow truck driver being acosted by gangbangers as he is trying to hook up a car.
Simon: Man, the world ain’t supposed to work like this. I mean, maybe you don’t know that yet. I’m supposed to be able to do my job without having to ask you if I can. That dude is supposed to be able to wait with his car without you ripping him off. Everything is supposed to be different than it is.
Gangbanger: So what’s your answer?
Simon: You ain’t got the gun, we ain’t having this conversation.
Gangbanger: That’s what I thought, no gun, no respect. That’s why I always got the gun.
Now, suppose Simon is the employer and the Gangbanger is the employee, and then replace the word “gun” with the word “union.”
Yes, that is what I, as an employee, would like to be compared to: Someone too stupid or lazy to get a job, so they have to get a gun to make their way.
I know this weenie likes to hang around ‘Jolly’ Jane Hamsher (she of the ‘blackface is poignant’ crowd), but is her ignorance contagious or something?
Maybe I’ll just have to run this past the Teamster Shop Stewards and see how they enjoy the comparison.