The Ethiopian Workers
© 2009 Patricia McGurk Martin
Please note that I am not making negative remarks about the beautiful Ethiopian people and the efficient Ethiopian worker. I am only using this as a reference for Americans losing their jobs. Please write me if you are offended, as I will be happy to clarify my innocent intent.
My art style imbedded in the text of this essay has illuminated highlights enhancing the written beauty. My original style represents a contemporary art expression with a proud tradition, as I tip my hat to the splendor of illuminated medieval manuscripts that I once painted as a child.
The BIG companies and corporations will be counting their pennies and your coins saved by hiring the cheaper Ethiopian workers (because they earn less money than ours and they save money for the company owners who make more money this way BUT the Ethiopians don't really earn much money BECAUSE it is less than our American workers earn). They neglect to hire the American worker (who costs more $$$ an hour in paychecks) with sometimes actual discrimination (unlawful prejudice or unfair judging of a man, woman or even a child looking for a job) toward the black and Hispanic American workers to whom they really and legally -- -- or should it be something done simply from their spirits their hearts? American corporations owe our black, white and Hispanic workers an allegiance to the American who needs a job-
(or a loyalty as for a friend in need or a friend you care for and want to protect) While the corporate company house (a metaphor- not real) is *** burning down *** and you see they are losing their belongings - even losing it ALL, they LOSE EVERY SINGLE THING -with ZERO - 0$$ - zero left - and they will still be counting your pennies and your coins (through COLD AND STERILE and foreign-like "fluoride" hiring practices (the way they hire people IT JUST IS the manner in which they hire the workers) as the RICH company owners' economic life or MONEY LIFE fades AND DISAPPEARS from the LAND and the landscape into a cloud of obscurity and actual insignificance outshadowed by their meanness and obvious hegemony - which is a domination and a subjugation or a *** hurting of ** emotionally inside the person) toward men and women of American color, expressed through their AMERICAN culture that the BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE SOMETIMES tragically disowned and thrown away - but now it MAY no longer matter with the rising tides of THOUGHTS OF awareness that do exclude and LEAVE these Corporations OUT as an employer OR A MAN WHO HIRES no longer!
In the new American day there will be a new landscape painted with yellow hope and bright bright