travel united states wisconsin madison state capitol

ARCHITECT: GEORGE B POST (1906-17)

Wisconsin's state capitol is rather uniquely and beautifully located on a narrow bridge of land between two lakes.
The capitol building, itself, is quite beautiful, but quite similar to many others I have seen.

What was different was that the capitol grounds were surrounded by TV news vans covering the on-going war between
the public employee's unions and the governor and legislature over cost-saving measures.
Several weeks before, teacher's union members had stormed the capitol while their union-bought legislators fled the state to avoid voting.
The crowds had dwindled and legislators had returned by the time we visited, but there was still a demonstration going on
because the legislature was about to cast their final vote to approve the new cost-cutting budget.
We saw an interesting mixture of union reps, supported by other anti-capitalists, socialists, communists, anarchists, and
just about any other form of pseudo-intellectual you could imagine...
all exercising their freedom of speech to foment their message of hatred, class warfare and imminent doom."

TRAVEL: June 2011 -

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State capitol building from the east, Madison, Wisconsin, 2011.


State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, 2011.



State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, 2011.



Childrens summer camp, State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, 2011.



State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, 2011.



Karl Marx Brigades, State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, 2011.



Karl Marx Brigades, State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, 2011.



The starving prolitariat, State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, 2011.



The starving prolitariat, State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, 2011.



Karl Marx Brigades, State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, 2011.



Communist poster, State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, 2011.





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