Is it true? Or, is it false? I don’t know.
May I ask from among readers out there what they can say about this message?
My brain seems in need of rewiring every after doing a stressful work requiring me to have a strong resolve to completely adjust to people whose brain, figuratively small, could have been suffering from a dearth of well-fixed neuronal circuits, as I found it somewhat difficult to decipher, in my first attempt, the subliminal message the designer would wish to implicitly convey.
I admire the designer for sharing with us a message for us to ponder about. In his own little way, he has incited — not just prodded – us into admitting a fact of life that some of us are destined to be a worker because work, in our stratum, is the ultimate means by which we can survive in this highly political world.
While we are governed by politicians, imbued by us, through the exercise of our right to suffrage, with political power that they can wield to define our economic life, we can never rise above our pity-me situation. The gap between the rich (businessmen) and the poor (workers) has inevitably widened under a government that leaches us of our right to a fair distribution of wealth. The rich become richer; the poor, poorer.
Proletarianization is alive and kicking. Its downsides are more felt by the working class ensnared by an economic system, defined by political mammals, that enriches the businessmen and disennobles the workers.
I remember quite well how my boss, highly conversant of his own exploitative style of dealing with people, posited his own employee retention theory during the course of one of our erratically scheduled meetings with our consultant, whose air of arrogance could have toppled down the strongly built US Bank Tower located in the world’s major seismic region.
“Our company is rich and our employees are poor. This being so, our employees cannot just leave the company as they wish, and if ever they will do so, we can easily replace them with another. We will retain only those who would like to stay with us,” my boss, a Saudi, said.
You see, my boss, who is rich in his own right, has no heart for the poor. As a worker himself, he should have understood the plight of the poor, working in an exploitative company like a felon languishing in jail – sometimes bereft of his right to exercise his rights.
This designer’s message may have led the working class to realize that work is a curse that has no antidote. Worker is always a worker, and he will die a worker.
- The British class system is becoming more polarised between a prosperous elite and a poor ‘precariat’ (blogs.lse.ac.uk)
- Robin McAlpine: Thatcher’s tactics failed Britain (scotsman.com)
- Marx’s Revenge: How Class Struggle is Shaping the World (business.time.com)
- Striking Sofoline interchange workers refuse to work due to a curse (modernghana.com)
- UK ‘now has seven social classes’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Why rich will get richer and poor get poorer. (successhub254.wordpress.com)
- Marx’s Revenge: How Class Struggle Is Shaping the World (business.time.com)
- The Silent Majority (theamericanscholar.org)
- Poison Experts Warn Antidote Supplies Running Low, Recommend Change in Policies (prweb.com)
- Fracking Is Class Warfare (newny23rd.com)