This is not a critique of those struggling in Wisconsin. This is a short critique of what I wrote... Or at least some thoughts I had after initially writing about it.
The struggle we see in Wisconsin is part of a failing empire. The bourgeois democracies of Europe and America are increasingly finding it difficult to maintain capitalist growth and any semblance of social services (even in the USA where such social services are practically non-existent). This bumps up against the peoples' increasing demands for society to provide for its members who really feel the pains of dying capital.
As global capitalism's crisis deepens, those in government along with their masters in industry will continue to cut social spending. They see this as a sort of austerity measure that meets with rightwing libertarian Reagan/Thatcher-esque ideas of individual "responsibility." One thing is true, governments will find themselves unable to support social welfare. This does not mean we should not struggle for and demand all social services. We should. It will sharpen the contradictions.
Ahead of us are the struggles against dying empire and for building new societies.