The pic is from Smithfield Foods's web site. "You're probably more familiar with us than you think. That's because Smithfield Foods is a global food company." I didnt mention Smithfield as a symbol. It was and I think still is the world oldest and largest meat processing company. I worked for them, I was familiar with their plants in Argentina.
However, that was a long, long time ago. I just have learnt a moment ago (thanks to Anonymous commenter) that the meat processing industry in Chicago is no more. Armour, Swift, Smithfield and others are history. Anonymous writes:
I know this is meant to be symbolic, but the last of the Chicago meat packing plants left the city in the early Seventies. Over the years they moved to various locations in smaller midwest cities and rural areas. For a while they were still unionized and then the unions were busted and the workforce replaced by illegal aliens.Well, not for nothing I call this blog the Learning Diary. I am happy to be be learning all the time. And to correct myself when, as now, I am wrong. Thanks, Anonymous.
To the extent that a white working class still exists in a place like Chicago it consists almost entirely of either govt workers or a lumpenized, wiggerized element.
The economic war against the white working class has three elements: relentless and now rapidly expanding deindustrialization, illegal immigration and AA.The last seems to be the least important.