Well, the holiday is over, and with that said …
Jeff the Baptist says, “She basically says that rich liberals from developed nations (like the US) are busy-bodies who should shut the hell up about the plight of the worker in developing nation.” Which is interesting, because according to the blogger profile, the author of the article is actually a he. That’s beside the point, the point being, what kind of fucking Christian defends sweatshops?
Oh – and just so Jeff the Baptist becomes aware of this – poor liberals, like me, also oppose the practice. That’s just for your info, Jeff the Baptist.
Jeff the Baptist needs to ask himself, “What would Jesus do?” I’m fairly certain Jesus wouldn’t approve of sweatshops, or of those who defend the practice. I’m a “recovering” Catholic (take that however you want), but when I still went to mass, I can at no time remember anyone – EVER! – defending big corporations at the expense of the little guy. If anything, it was the other way around – the little guy was to be fought for, whether it was the government or big business out to get him.
Well, if Jeff the Baptist wants to sell out Jesus for a bigger paycheck, that’s cool.
Back to Maobi’s article, I don’t know about you, but if someone from a 3rd world country is going to be defend the practice of sweatshops, maybe it should be someone who actually has to work in the sweatshop, and not someone who “live[s] in a middle class neighbourhood in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur. It seems comfortable to me and it seems convenient.”
I wonder how comfortable and convenient it would seem if this person had to work in a sweatshop.
Here in the United States, we have a history of sweatshops, and that generally led to bad things happening, but then good things, too: like child labor laws. And then stupid things: like “Christians” defending the same practices. But I guess, if it’s in the third world, it’s all okay.