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Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
Editor says, what if the wealthiest 1% were locked in their own argument about the growing economic difference with the rest of the US population? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the BC Fightback thread. Alternate Historian and 1 other(s) like this article.
In 2011,following the tragic death of co-founder Steve Jobs on this day, US blue-collar labour advocate George Lucas announced the temporary suspension of "Occupy Apple Campus" promising that their protest of the company's outsourced manufacturing to China would resume in November.
Occupy Apple Campus By Scott Palter, Jeff Provine & EdJust before the tragic news broke, protestors had been burning replicas of the iPAD2 and iPhone4 devices which were produced at Foxconn factories in Chengdu and Shenzhen, near Hong Kong. In sharp contrast, Lucas had always insisted that the delivery of his own lifestyle products was achieved exclusively through US blue collar crafts. The difference in opinions had led to twenty-something Apple customers organizing a counter protest called Occupy Skywalker Ranch.
With the US entering election year, the very public Lucas vs. Jobs argument had transformed the issue of wealth distribution into a dispute within the 1% as well as an agenda item for the 2012 Presidential Race. This article is part of the Blue Collar Fightback thread.
Editor says, in this post we explore some of the controversial ideas raised in Peter Schiff at Occupy Wall Street in which the businessman suggests that the protestors are occupying the wrong location and their anger is being mis-directed. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.