As a political coordinator for a labor union
that represents both public and private sector workers throughout New
York State, I have seen how important union representation is for
working men and women. Our members do difficult work, such as taking
care of the disabled and sick, or plowing our roads after a snowstorm.
Thanks to their union contracts, fought for over decades, they are
treated with more of the dignity and compensation they deserve.
recent years, however, there have been intensified concerted efforts by
big business and elected officials at the national and state levels to
have unions not exist at all. In the private sector, many good-paying
union jobs in manufacturing have been outsourced to countries where
labor is cheap and unions are almost non-existent. Click here
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contempt be animated? Yes it can! Film animation artists since 1909,
when Gertie the Dinosaur defiantly turned her back to the audiences,
have been inter- ested in animating the contempt people have for the
world. And when animation is successful, it gives form to contempt as a
means of opposing it.
began to learn this in my study of the
philosophy Aesthetic Realism, founded by the American poet and critic
Eli Siegel. He showed me
that I wanted to give artistic form to something I disliked myself for
very much—how I could mock and make fun. That form is in this great
Aesthetic Realism principle: “All
beauty is a making one of opposites,
and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in
ourselves.” Click here
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