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Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 14:06:50 -0600
Subject: [Puptcrit] left wing democratic communist party (was: UNIONS -

On Dec 1, 2004, at 4:54 AM, wrote:
> Is this a Puppet list or a left wing democratic communist party 
> mailing list?

I was under the impression that this list dealt with ideas, aspects and 
information on the art of puppetry.

All art is made up of three elements.

1) Subject Matter (the what)
2) FORM (the how)
3) CONTENT (the why)

A left wing democratic communist party discussion fits handily under 
the FORM (the how) portion.
Questions, answers and opinions on removing Latex or selling on eBay 
would also come under that heading.

Christian based puppetry, Fairy Tale adaptations to puppetry and 
scripts with a Left Wing Democratic Communist Party point of view fit 
nicely under the CONTENT (the why) portion.

If anyone might point me towards some Left Wing Democratic Communist 
Party puppet scripts, I'd like to take a look.

Bay View Neighborhood
(In early labor history there was no one looking out for the workers 
and as a result employers were working them ten hours a day, six days a 
week for ninety cents to one dollar and fifteen cents a day. In 
Milwaukee, Groups, such as the Central Labor Union led by a Socialist 
Paul Grottkau and Catholic Church's Knights of Labor led by Robert 
Shilling, were formed to work for workers rights. One thing these 
groups were asking for was an eight hour workday with no reduction in 
pay. The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions called for a 
great movement to win the 8-hour workday, which would climax on May 
1st, 1886. Their plan was to spend two years urging all American 
employers to adopt a standard eight hour day, instead of the 10 to 12, 
even up to 16-hour days that were prevalent. After May 1st of 1886, all 
workers not yet on the 8-hour system were to cease work in a nationwide 
strike until their employer met the demand. In Milwaukee they form the 
eight hour league with the purpose of persuading the local government 
to adopt the eight hour workday. Milwaukee adopted it but the law had 
no penalty for employers whom did not comply. These groups were 
extremely upset with what was happening and planned a series of 
demonstrations on May 1st 1886, when the law was to take effect. There 
were over 1600 such demonstrations accross the country. These 
demonstrations led to serious trouble in Chicago's Haymarket 
Square,where on May 3rd Chicago police shot four workers to death and 
on May 4th someone unknown hurled a bomb into the police ranks killing 
several officers and wounding many more and there was more trouble at 
Rolling Mills in Milwaukee as a somewhat peaceful demonstration turned 
ugly. The following events led up to what is known today as the 
Massacre at Bay View.)

(German immigrants helped increase the city's population during the 
1840s and the following decades. Milwaukee still today has a large 
German-American population. The liberal tradition of these peoples led 
to decades of Socialist government in Milwaukee during the 1800s and 

United States of America
(The United States of America was born out of a desire to "form a more 
perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide 
for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the 
blessings of liberty." The Declaration of Independence was based in 
large measure on the philosophy of the Englishman, John Locke, who had 
argued that government was a contract between the governed and those 
governing, the latter deriving their power solely from the consent of 
the former, and whose purpose was to protect every person's inherent 
right to property, life, and liberty. Eleven years later the 
Constitution of the United States of America was written and although 
amended twenty-seven times since, it remains the supreme law of the 
land and the primary document of this great experiment. Technically, 
the United States is a federal republic. In principle, and in its 
posturing about itself, it is a democracy.

The United States of America represents the first and greatest attempt 
at creating a society where the people truly are supreme, where what is 
best for the greatest number is the order of the day, where the cream 
can reach their potential. If the U.S. experiment collapses, it is 
unlikely to go quietly and the reverberations around the globe as this 
leviathan enters its death throes may very well bring about the demise 
of all other democracies. There are other forms of democracy around the 
world, with varying degrees of success; but the United State experiment 
was different, it was being built from the ground up rather than 
evolving from something that went before. From out of the ragtag group 
of colonial terrorists who threw off the British yolk, arose some of 
the most intelligent men ever assembled in one place.
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