P.S. to Silent

People are mistaken, however, if they see this phenomenon as ideological. It’s purely a labor issue. White-collar workers and the creative classes are preparing weapons to start fighting for jobs. Blue-collar workers fight for jobs by chanting “No to open borders!” and doing everything that accompanies it. And white-collar workers create less tangible yet so much more prohibitive borders.

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6 thoughts on “P.S. to Silent”

  1. Such fight for labor is so sad and disgusting that I would’ve vastly preferred the ideological reasons. It is also futile for the vast majority whose jobs will be outsourced or done with completely.

    Also, silence may not be and in some cases already is not sufficient / best strategy. Some companies may want to check potential employees’ online profiles before hiring and discriminate against people without “correct” online presence. Promoting one’s place of employment may be(come) a job requirement, and online presence is needed for that.

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    1. Absolutely. That’s the next step. It won’t be enough not to violate the dogma. You’ll have to actively promote the dogma. Problem is, nobody knows what the dogma will be five minutes from now.

      And it can all be stopped right now if we simply refuse to participate. It’s all in our hands.

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      1. // And it can all be stopped right now if we simply refuse to participate. It’s all in our hands.

        But I don’t believe it will be stopped without people understanding what is going on and confronting the ugliness of it. Do you know any other Internet or traditional media places in which white-collar borders are mentioned in discussions of job discrimination against ideologically impure?

        I dream about f.e. newspaper columns: one column written by “lets fire this XYZ, Twitter mobs for the rescue!” and a column near it expressing the ideas you mentioned here. Or two views being represented on TV talk shows and on blogs.

        Ditto about Trump and why his promises are empty (or not). I am a firm believer in most people being capable of thinking if the entire information is presented to them.

        Btw, for reasons of my own, I will be very glad for more sources of new feminist theory connected to global capitalism and fluidity. Do you know of any novels which can be discussed in those terms? The theory is here, but where is the literature? 😦

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        1. No, I don’t know of anybody else who talks about it. This is 100% my own analysis but I’d love it if other people picked it up because it’s an important issue. I’m doing all I can, trying to get the word out. I can’t do much else if people don’t want to listen. As you can see, these are much less popular posts than posts on breastfeeding or homeschooling.

          As for literature, it does exist. All of my sources are in Spanish but if I come across mentions of anything in English, I’ll post the titles.

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          1. // As for literature, it does exist. All of my sources are in Spanish but if I come across mentions of anything in English, I’ll post the titles.

            I meant novels and short stories, художественная литература. Did you mean this by “sources”?
            You mentioned “Small Hours” by Kitses once.

            Would love to find more books in English or translated into English from Spanish too.

            // As you can see, these are much less popular posts than posts on breastfeeding or homeschooling.

            I think other readers are interested in those posts too, but it’s harder to contribute something in them than to posts on breastfeeding or homeschooling.

            Just read a nice joke:

            What is the difference between a European and an American?
            A European thinks a hundred kilometres is a long way.
            An American thinks a hundred years is a long time.

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