Posted 5 months ago on March 30, 2020, 10:14 p.m. EST by elf3
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It isn't much fun for the big men of politics and stock markets to go after the other big fat sharks. It takes much less energy and work to pull the rugs out from under the most vulnerable people in our society. It causes the most fallout to their lives too...
How fun it is to drag them into their jobs in the middle of a pandemic Les Mis style and tell them they can always quit when they begin to ask too many questions about Covid stricken co-workers or ask for a pair of gloves kind sir. It's fun to watch their eyebrows furrow in worry and fear for their lives and the lives of their loved ones. It's fun to tell them to wash their hands and leave the sinks without soap or water. It's fun to crowd them into a room together and then tell them everything is perfectly safe and watch the confusion on their faces as they hold their breath when someone sneezes. It's fun to force them to work overtime while the rest of society takes a hiatus and watch their exhausted faces wish for a break.
Is it possible that it is perhaps more than greed, spreadsheets, penny pinching, or shareholders driving the decision to keep low wage workers in unsafe conditions? Or not to pay them what they deserve? Perhaps this pandemic revealed something far more sinister and sadistic than we ever in our empathic brains could imagine.
Perhaps there are people who just plain get off on the control they can wield over other people. The more panic and fear they can instill - the better they feel. Their employees can't imagine it's something other than pressure from shareholders and the usual bunch of bs blather. Neither can we. But what if it's just that? What if certain CEO's and people like Jeff Bezos just posses a sick sadistic twisted need to control others for the sake of control? It's not that they can't afford sanitizers, or cleaning, it's not that they can't issue a notice about options and info about sick co-workers, it's that they love to watch you bleed, and plead, and BEG them to do the right thing. Once we in society begin to understand these sick stricken minds maybe we will begin to understand that negotiating for reasonable things with people who maliciously enjoy harming other people beyond reason - just isn't possible. Bullies only understand one mindset - their own. And the ways they operate just aren't where we are willing to go. But let's at least name what it is they are doing - which is nothing less than sinister abuse.
And though they aren't going to respond to reasonable requests or idle threats - they will respond to consequence. And there is a very real legal consequence for endangering the public and employee health - it's called class action lawsuit or possible arrest for public endangerment.