Leftist Hypocrisy: Socialist Editor Reportedly Tried To Fire Staff For Trying To Organize Worker Co-Op
Evidence #481284 that socialists are utter hypocrites and only espouse beliefs they think others ought to follow but not themselves if said beliefs are in any way detrimental to those socialists.
For context, a group of employees of far-Left magazine Current Affairs have complained that Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, Nathan J. Robinson, has terminated their employment because they were attempting to organize a worker co-op at the company.
For those who don’t know, a worker co-op is basically the stated goal of communism, whereby companies are owned and controlled by the workers, not the people at the top.
What the workers were doing was practicing the very thing that Robinson espouses, and he tried to get them fired over it.
The employees who were reportedly fired wrote a statement giving out their grievances over the situation:
“Dear Comrades (yes, it does seriously start like that)
On August 8th, editor-in-chief Nathan J. Robinson (author of Why You Should Be A Socialist) unilaterally fired most of the workforce to avoid an organizational restructuring that would limit his personal power. Yes, we were fired by the editor-in-chief of a socialist magazine for trying to start a worker co-op.” (Emphasis original).
The statement then goes on to discuss a Zoom meeting during which Robinson was reportedly agitated over the workers’ desire to start a co-op. The statement also claims that Robinson wrote letters to five particular individuals where he expressed that he had “irreparably lost faith” in them and their ability to work together in the future.
Shortly after, Robinson reportedly retracted such statements, but claimed that “in his guts” he thought of the magazine as his and that, therefore, he ought to be the sole voice and leader atop any hierarchy in the organization.
“This organization has been heading slowly for some sort of reckoning where it was going to have to be made clear once and for all what kind of authority I wanted to have over it,” Robinson explained. “And I was in denial about the fact that the answer is I think I should be on top of the org chart, with everyone else selected by me and reporting to me. I let Current Affairs build up into a sort of egalitarian community of friends while knowing in my heart that I still thought of it as my project over which I should have control.”
Kind of sounds like a greedy capitalist pig! Or, more realistically, like a typical commie once he gets a taste of near absolute power.
Communism might sell itself as being about the benefit of workers and their control over corporations, but reality shows that to be the exact opposite. Corporations, if owned by anyone, are owned by either the government or people who are allied to the government by ideology or threat of death.
The Soviets routinely promised that the power belonged to “The People”, but by “The People” they meant themselves. They killed their people, arrested their people, kidnapped their people, starved their people, raped their people, robbed their people, abused their people and enslaved their people. Where they had originally promised the people the ability to own the companies and land they worked for, they instead forced them to own nothing at all, save for the clothes on their backs.
And this wasn’t a unique occurrence to the Soviets and the Russian people. This occurrence was the rule, not the exception, and I have yet to see the exception. In reality, everywhere there is communism, this is what happens: Promises of a better future where the people will own everything and the cold reality of a bitter future where the people will own nothing.
This, seemingly, is even the case in a socialist COMPANY. Their editor-in-chief is an avowed socialist and has written a book literally titled “Why you should be a socialist” and yet, acts seemingly in very anti-socialistic ways.
Supposedly, the socialist cause is what the workers are siding with: the workers being the owners of the company. That is the stated goal of communism, after all.
However, the real socialist cause is what the editor-in-chief is siding with: complete control over the entity and the people involved with it.
The reason it seems like such a juxtaposition is because the Left has long been capable of fooling people into believing that communism is for the little people and to the benefit of the little people, when it’s that precise demographic that most gets screwed.
Now, make no mistake, I am NOT siding with the socialist workers here. They deserve to see this crap happening to them because this is precisely what THEY HAVE BEEN ESPOUSING this whole time. They likely won’t realize it from this instance alone, if at all, but this is exactly the kind of result socialism brings.
Neither am I siding with the socialist editor-in-chief, as he also deserves the crap he is getting for seemingly acting “anti-socialistically” and in seeming opposition to his espoused beliefs.
I am merely pointing out that everyone involved with this mess is an idiot and a hypocrite. The editor-in-chief because he is acting seemingly contrary to his espoused beliefs and the workers because they are being treated exactly how all victims of socialism are treated, minus being unfairly sent to the gulags for complaining about their “Dear Leader”.
Not to mention that, were we to become a complete communist country, the editor-in-chief would quickly be victimized by the communist regime he would help establish. After all, it’s the useful idiots who are taken out first.
In any case, the magazine’s Board of Directors issued its own statement denying that anyone was “fired”, at least in a technical sense, but that seems to hardly matter, as the “fired” employees were left utterly disgruntled at the whole affair, claiming (with accuracy) that Robinson was unfit to run an organization. This is not merely an opinion from the employees, as Robinson himself reportedly wrote in one of those retracted statements that “I am not good at running an organization. I freely admit this.”
Not surprising, seeing as socialists hardly ever are, and if they seemingly are, it’s largely thanks to the financial help of far-Left billionaires like George Soros and the Rothschilds.
At any rate, whether the employees were ultimately fired or not is irrelevant. Robinson did TRY to fire them for attempting to organize a socialist workers’ co-op, showing how hypocritical he is and how much of an actual farse socialism and communism are in general.
Too bad there will be people who refuse to learn from this crap.
“No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.”
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