In recent days and years, the climate within the United States has metaphorically felt as though a ship has been caught in a storm and does not possess a rudder or a captain. Since Joe Biden entered the oval office in January of 2021 as the 46th president of the union, a plethora of problems have faced the nation. Inflation continues to be a major thorn in the side for many working class Americans as the cost of living has soared and the buying power of stagnant wages have declined. The middle class, which has shrunk over the last several decades, has been crushed under the effects of this inflation which was brought about by reckless government spending. Internationally, foreign adversaries of the western world and the United States have assumed threatening positions. The two most notably powerful nations which rival the west, China and Russia, appear poised to strengthen their alliance in opposition to the powers in North America and Europe. Ultimately, in every facet of politics and ordinary life, things are turbulent and uncertain for America and her citizens.
As the quality of life continues to decline across the union and the working class struggles like never before to simply make ends meet, UAW autoworkers continue to strike across the country. Auto assembly workers across the country are demanding better wages, benefits and increased time off as well as increases in scaled-raises. Ironically, President Biden and Democrats (whose policies have brought serious economic problems to the middle class) joined the picket lines to score political points with workers.
The hypocrisy of progressive Democrat politicians continues to be on full display. One prominent far-left member of congress, Alexandra Ocasio Cortez from New York, has vocally supported the UAW workers and their decision to strike. Despite being “pro-labor and pro-union”, Cortez proudly drives an “environmentally friendly” electric car made by Tesla, who employs nonunion workers. The UAW strike rages on.