As I walked out of the Capitol Thursday, May 1 at just after
5:00 pm, I noticed a fledgling labor rally beginning.
It was May Day, the date chosen by the Socialists and Communists
for International Workers’ Day.
But there weren’t any of the usual purple shirt-wearing
protestors – this crowd was a real potpourri of odd people,
including a group of leathered, old hippies, acting as if their
brains had been fried years ago by drugs.
As I was walked past, guest speaker Assemblyman Roger Dickinson,
Dickinson, a Democrat from Sacramento, is known as a good friend
to labor. Dickinson took the microphone and began to speak as if
there were thousands of purple-shirt SEIU members in the crowd.
“The direction we are going is putting the wealth of this
country in the hands of fewer and fewer, at the expense of
everyone!” Assemblyman Roger Dickinson said.
So compelling was his statement, I stopped to write it down. But
that was about as much as I could take; I didn’t stick around for
the rest of the speech. I knew where it was going.
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