It’s no secret that many people feel they are entitled to others wealth and prosperity, and now another group of rioters have taken to the street to protest….a businessman making money and workers being paid a fair wage for the work they do?
What an awfully outrageous concept.
However, this wasn’t “just” a case of people chanting and waving banners in hope of asking their boss for a raise- nope. They went full out “off with his head!” with a functional looking prop guillotine.
You read that right.
Considering that we are going back to 17th century ways of execution, anyone remember what happened during the French Revolution and particularly, afterwards?
….history is doomed to repeat itself.
Check out the video of the prop guillotine below:
More infomation from Fox Buiness:
The Congress of Essential Workers had planned a march on Bezos’ property on Thursday, with a number of requests including hazard pay, personal protective equipment and a $30 minimum starting wage for all hourly associates.
Amazon did not immediately return FOX Business’ request for comment about the protest.
Guillotines were regularly used during the French Revolution, including for the deaths of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, in addition to other aristocrats.
On Wednesday, Bezos’ wealth was valued at more than $200 billion, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire’s Index. He is the first person to have wealth recorded in excess of $200 billion.
From Business Insider:
More than 100 demonstrators gathered outside Jeff Bezos' Washington, DC, mansion on Thursday and constructed a guillotine outside his front door to protest Amazon workers' wages.
Angelia Maphlin, an Amazon warehouse worker who traveled to D.C. from Jacksonville, Fla. for Thursday's protest, told Business Insider that she wanted to protest Amazon's enforcement of mandatory overtime during the pandemic. Maphlin, who is currently on medical leave, said she felt unsafe showing up to work amid spiking COVID-19 cases in Florida.
"While [Bezos is] off living his luxury lifestyle, the people in his warehouses are suffering," Maphlin said. "They make all this money off the backs of essential workers. They call us heroes, but you don't force a hero to be a hero. We aren't heroes. We don't have a choice."