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Saturday, August 15, 2015

TTN2GTFO #0896: Left-Wing Websites That Won’t Allow Their Employees To Unionize

(This is a cross-post from my Tumblr blog "Things In America That Need To GTFO!" For more posts like this, please visit and follow my blog on Tumblr.)

If you’re a left-wing news/blog site such as Salon, Buzzfeed, or Upworthy that regularly shills itself as a propaganda mill for labor unions, then you are obliged to allow your own employees to unionize. Either put your money where your mouth is and practice what you preach, or shut the fuck up forever about how you believe unions are the “backbone of the middle class”, because you clearly don’t believe that yourselves!

This is why I can’t stand “liberal” hypocrisy. Conservatives may also be blatant hypocrites, but “liberals” are the masters of the art of “do as I say and not as I do.” For example, conservatives may oppose government-mandated minimum wage hikes, but they don’t take umbrage at individual corporations who voluntarily raise their employees’ wages; “liberals”, on the other hand, will demand that the government increase the minimum wage, and then turn around to demand their own businesses be exempt from such wage hikes.

“Liberals” only support their own political policies when it comes to imposing them on other people through law, but as for them, they consider themselves above the law. This is why you see “limousine liberals” like Al Gore demand that everyone pay their fair share to combat climate change, yet he himself owns two McMansions that sap up ten times more energy than the average American, or like Michael Moore who films documentaries deriding the “evils” of capitalism while raking in the benefits of that “evil” economic system through his box office revenue in order to finance his mansion, or like Ariana Huffington whose media empire regularly lauds “living wages” through articles written by unpaid interns.

You know, I remember learning in Sunday School about a certain group of self-righteous individuals who expected other people to abide by their personal rigid moral standards without abiding by those same standards themselves. I also remember learning about how one dude had a problem with those people and called them out on their hypocrisy, telling them something along the lines of “judge not, lest ye be judged, for with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” The details of what happened after that are hazy, but I recall the story ending with those hypocrites nailing that dude to a tree because they didn’t like being called out on their hypocrisy.

Somehow, I feel that if that dude were to come back again, he’d find another group of hypocrites to berate, though it seems as those same hypocrites have convinced themselves that he is one of them. Lack of self-awareness, along with hypocrisy, seems to be a defining trait for them.