Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Labor Decision is big blow to the Left

Philip Greenspun writes:
“Supreme Court Labor Decision Wasn’t Just a Loss for Unions” (nytimes):
The Supreme Court decision striking down mandatory union fees for government workers was not only a blow to unions. It will also hit hard at a vast network of groups dedicated to advancing liberal policies and candidates.

Some of these groups work for immigrants…
If the purpose of a labor union is primarily to increase wages for its members, why would they try to increase competition at the lower end of the labor market? (see “Yes, Immigration Hurts American Workers” by a Harvard economist for a summary of the literature).
These govt worker associations are not really labor unions. They are leftist political groups, and the Left is determined to destroy America as we know it.

Greenspun gives some theories, but none of them fully explain why these so-called unions would be pro-immigrant.

My theory is that these groups are dominated by those who hate white Christian American men, so they seek whatever policies are most anti-white.

How else to explain the marches last weekend in favor of open borders and abolishing ICE? Supposedly it was provoked by kids being separated from their parents, but that happens to Americans all the time:
Even if President Trump's new order keeps immigrant families at the border from being torn asunder, we will still live in a country where the government can seize children from perfectly loving, competent parents. It happens all the time, and not just to immigrant families — American citizens deal with these injustices as well, thanks to the actions of child protective services.
It also happens all the time in family court. But somehow all those marchers are supposedly excited about criminals from Honduras not having rights that Americans don't have either.

No, of course they don't. They are just Leftists who are out to destroy America as we know.

This is a sensitive topic, as Ron Paul had to retract this:
Their original argument of workers being *exploited* by capitalists, didn't sell. It's obviously not the case.

So Marxists just shifted their "exploitation" schtick to culture:
--- women exploited by men
--- gays exploited by heterosexuals
--- The old exploited by the young -- and vice-versa
--- This list goes on and on.

Anything that is true is to be twisted like a pretzel -- to the point where people can't tell what is true anymore.

How do you think they're doing?

Had enough yet?

Then don't be afraid to stand up for truth, and speak it!

Otherwise, history can most definitely repeat itself.

And the history of Socialism is as nasty and brutish as it gets. Nothing compares to it in terms of human suffering.
Here is the New Republic criticism:
Cultural Marxism, as used by right-wingers like Ron Paul, is the conspiracy theory that modern identity politics is based on the teachings of the Frankfurt School. This theory is in itself anti-Semitic and rests on an absurd fabrication of intellectual history (anti-racism movements have a history that long precedes Marxism and the Frankfurt school theorists were quiescent social critics obsessed with European high culture). The point of the “Cultural Marxism” meme is to blame all the things the right hates on a handful of mostly Jewish thinkers.
Yes, cultural marxists would tell us that we should not use a perfectly descriptive term like cultural marxism. Wikipedia refuses to have a separate article on the subject, and calls it Cultural Marxism conspiracy theory. Here is the urban dictionary definition.

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