Friday, February 17, 2017

Closing in "solidarity" with immigrant workers

I stopped by a local restaurant last night. The place employs many illegal immigrants, pays them sub-standard wages, and offers them no benefits. The owner is so rough with these workers that they call him "the devil."

But... last night they closed in "solidarity" with immigrant workers! On a Thursday night, in February, when they would be making almost no money anyway.

And I would take large bets that all of the illegal immigrants were not paid for the night!

This could be an emblem of progressive "caring": empty, symbolic gestures intended to display one's tremendous moral stature, performed in lieu of actually having to do the hard work of really caring.


1 comment:

  1. But on that Thursday at least those workers would not be paid substandard wages. The exploitation would end!

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