One Weird Labor Day Message

Cheers to Unions

I am not sure if this image is from The Great Gatsby or The Wolf of Wall Street, but the combination of image and message seems, to me at least, more puzzling, if not disconcerting, than very clearly ironic.

I suppose that it could be worse—if, for instance, the image were of Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko, preaching the inherent goodness of greed.

But then the list of worse possibilities would seem almost endless. Imagine a photo of Scott Walker joining a picket line or a video of the Koch brothers singing “Joe Hill.”

 

 

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