Thursday, August 20, 2015

Union Sundown

Capitalism
Kills jobs here and makes slaves there.
So much for unions.

Capitalism kills American jobs. That's the message of "Union Sundown" from the 1983 album "Infidels."

Where Bob's stuff comes from now that globalization is happening:
Flashlight - Singapore
Tablecloth - Malaysia
Belt buckle - the Amazon
Shirt- the Philippines
Chevrolet - Argentina
Silk dress - Hong Kong
Pearls - Japan
Dog collar - India
Flower pot - Pakistan
Furniture - Brazil

Chorus:

Well, it’s sundown on the union
And what’s made in the U.S.A.
Sure was a good idea
’Til greed got in the way

USA:
"They don't make nothin' here no more."

Capitalism: 
Above the law
"When it costs too much to build it at home, you just build it cheaper someplace else."

Jobs:
They're in El Salvador now. 

Unions:
"The unions are big business, friend, and they’re goin’ out like a dinosaur."

Food: 
"They used to grow food in Kansas, now they want to grow it on the moon and eat it raw. I can see the day coming when even your home garden is gonna be against the law."

Democracy:
"Democracy don’t rule the world, you’d better get that in your head. This world is ruled by violence."




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