Sunday, November 25, 2012

Nihilism in Action


This story of union workers happy to have shut down Hostess is a good example of nihilism in action.  They admit that as a result of their own actions, they no longer have jobs.  Now that's a result they could easily achieve without any union action, but that's not the goal, instead it's to make sure that no one can have those jobs and that the company can't exist.  I don't know any way to fight this attitude but by challenging its intellectual roots AND by morally condemning those who advocate and practice it.
“I think we’re the first ones who have stood up and said, ‘We’re not going to let you get away with it,’” said Sue Tapley, the strike captain on hand Friday morning at the Biddeford plant, which employed nearly 600 people. “You can fight them. You can shut them down.”

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