Simple Point Missing in the Union threads

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    Why We Need Unions

    A farmer who had a quarrelsome family called his sons and told them to lay a bunch of sticks before him.

    Then, after laying the sticks parallel to one another and binding them, he challenged his sons, one after one, to pick up the bundle and break it.

    They all tried, but in vain.

    Then, untying the bundle, he gave them the sticks to break one by one. This they did with the greatest ease.

    Then said the father, "Thus, my sons, as long as you remain united, you are a match for anything, but differ and separate, and you are undone."

    Take two posts and make one a bundle of sticks and the other one stick. Which do you think will be strongest?
     
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    People ain't sticks and bureaucrat unions are purely parasitic.

    BTW, what do we call a bundle of sticks?...What is that a symbol of?
     
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    Way to not answer the questions, buttpipe.
     
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    You act as though people need unions as they are ... not as they were. That's the thing you don't understand, the middle.
     
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    Why dont you explain it then?
     
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    it's called a fasces, and it's a symbol of the roman republic, specifically their magistrates and the power of the law.

    some really dim bulbs conflate it with fascism
     
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    exactly! see, when I explain it you, you will bitch ... I can tell.
     
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    To deaf ears as apparent by your OP?

    You've been told time and again that unions are antiquated.
    They've served their purpose.
     

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