Friday, March 10, 2006


In trying to discuss the UM janiotor's strike with some law students I get the feeling that they have no concept of the word responsibility.

Yes, we are all responsible for our own actions, but we are also responsible for the world around us.

We are responsible for the condition of the environment, so we shouldn't litter.

We are responsible for educating our youth - so we pay school taxes to pay for it.

But we are also responsible for making sure that others are treated as fairly as we want to be treated.

Somehow I just think that quote from Animal Farm never sunk in for some people, you know the one the animals hang on teh barn door to show the barnyard creatures that they are allin their struggle together? The one that is amended, after some of the higher up animals find out what a little pampering feels like?

"All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others."

Sort of like janitors and law students.

I've been reading about the janitor's situation online. I'm not much of a union supporter. If you don't want to work for low wages, don't take that job. Or, take it, and do well, and look for your next job. If I don't sound sympathetic, well, that's true, I'm not.
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