Manufacturing or the process of taking raw materials and turning them into a finished product is happening less and less in America. Since the turn of the century the US has lost 5.7 million jobs or 33% of its manufacturing workforce. This alarming statistic is worse than the 14% decline in the 1980’s when the term “rust belt” was coined. It is even worse than the losses during the great depression when 30% of manufacturing jobs disappeared. (Manufacturing decline) Some of these losses can be attributed to efficiencies as a result of automation, but the bulk of the losses are to developing countries.
Despite the depressing numbers there are bright spots for a revival of manufacturing. There is a growing manufacturing sector that is not counted in the current statistics. Whereas the father of traditional manufacturing was Henry Ford this new sector can attribute its success to Jesse Jackson. Whereas Dr. King fought for civil rights, Jesse Jackson has perfected the manufacture of grievance. By taking the raw material of a shiftless, dependant, lower class and turning it into a finished product of recurring donations to his various nonprofits, Budweiser distributorships to his sons and a Coca-Cola syrup distributorship to his half brother. That doesn’t even cover the $50 million in manufactured donations from the federal government.
Success in manufacturing grievances has spawned many imitators and improvements in the process. One only has to look at how Albert Sharpton has manufactured his MSNBC job and presidential advisor role. This new form of manufacturing in the information age no longer requires getting ones hands dirty. It doesn’t require a large factory spewing pollutants into the atmosphere. It doesn’t even need to be located in the area where you product will be utilized.
Like traditional manufacturing a whole host of cottage industries has been created to help the process. To get an idea how a grievance factory is started just take a close look at Ferguson MO. Ground is broken by finding a cause no matter how tenuous that you can get the local raw material to rally behind. Use some combination of government grants and donations to get off the ground. Contact one of the many social media companies like Fitzgibbon Media or Nation Builder to build a presence online. Nation builder will even offer you their free voter file. (Voter database) Contact allies in the media to help publicize you new found cause. This is how Hands-Up-United, Organization for Black struggle, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), and Action NC started.
It is important to diversify your finished product just like in Ferguson, add voter registration, living wage and a blanket civil rights protest. At this point you are entitled to two “protest marshals” provided by the Justice Department (Training) and space at the local Illinois Union of Operating Engineers to train your raw material. (IUOE 148) As civil unrest is manufactured it is time to list your demands that the police do not interfere with your business. (List of Demands)
The nation watched last night to see the end product of the grievance production. Like any good manufacturer it brought money to the community besides its own profit. Home depot wood sales, private security contracts, fire and police overtime, Revcom.us poster contracts and let’s not forget the aftermath, quite a few construction jobs. At the same time as head creator of the mayhem it is time to blame the destruction on “outside agitators”.
Using the economy of scale the owners of the grievance factory can now really start to collect profits from all the hard work. Government contracts for community outreach, job training and rebuilt our community money, kind of no money no peace. Once the process is up and running it is repeated in communities across the nation. Eventually you can create your own money making machine like Rainbow Push Coalition or the Action Network.
Manufacturing in America is not on the decline. Just manufacturing useful products is. Let the emerging nations like China build useful products and add 11 million productive jobs to their economy. Here in America the big money is in grievances, special interest all in the pursuit of make sure when wealth is redistributed it lands in your pocket. Let the poor suckers you use as cannon fodder creates their own grievance factory. Live by the liberal motto of “It’s only tax dollars there is always more of it”.