As we reported at the time, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-Stalin’s (D-NY) “Green New Deal” calls for providing economic security for everyone “unwilling to work.”
While most of the country had a good laugh at the expense of the young millennial Socialist, there were definitely some who weren’t laughing.
And, no, I don’t mean lazy Socialists (but I repeat myself) looking for a free ride.
Turns out, that part of the plan is gaining traction with liberal elites, especially in scientific circles.
In fact, the biggest fans of paying people who are unwilling to work are “feminist geographers.”
No, seriously. Apparently that’s a real thing.
I have NO IDEA how geography can be feminist, but they have a journal and everything.
From The Daily Wire:
A paper published in a scientific journal argues that “refusal to work” is “a very complex concept.”
Published in “A Journal of Feminist Geography” and authored by Pierpaolo Mudu, a geographer collaborating with the faculties of Urban Studies and Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington in Tacoma, the abstract for the paper states, in rough translation:
“My comments aim to cast light on a specific political proposal that can arise from a discussion of the topic of the ‘refusal of work’ and its implications for a social radical change. Autonomist, anarchist and feminist activism, have been and are the main sources of a long-term conceptual and empirical work on the refusal of work. Refusal of work is a very complex concept that has traversed history and is reduced for uncritical dominant common sense to unemployment, laziness, idleness, indolence but it is in reality one of the basic foundational qualification to think any radical change.”
The idea of a refusal to work without being stigmatized was also a part of an overview of Rep.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal issued by its proponents, who stated that the deal meant to provide “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.”
In the paper, Mudu references the work of Silvia Federici, a radical Marxist who is a professor emerita and Teaching Fellow at Hofstra University…
Federici has stated that mothers in the capitalist system were given the job of training their children to “conform to a particular work discipline.” …
Is this a joke? Maybe.
But it’s certainly not a bigger joke than AOC in the US Congress.
Facebook has greatly reduced the distribution of our stories in our readers’ newsfeeds and is instead promoting mainstream media sources. When you share to your friends, however, you greatly help distribute our content. Please take a moment and consider sharing this article with your friends and family. Thank you.