In my first installment of taking a look at Kim du Toit’s posts since our recent conflagration (here, too), I was first struck by the irony of Kim criticizing the censorship of speech by private entities (like, in a blog?).
But he’s right, so I’ll have to wait for something else that signals a contradiction with principles he claims to uphold.
http://www.theothersideofkim.com/index.php/tos/9742/ (copy and paste the link)
Here’s what I see arising from all this. Already, thanks to [spit]
pay packet withholding, corporations (which exist solely at the behest
of government) are doing most of the government’s work in terms of
income tax collection. But in recent times, corporations have also been
doing the government’s work for them when it comes to political
correctness, speech- and thought control.
Yep, and that’s the libertarian take on the matter. Or, as Billy Beck (the other bannee) often says: "They use the things we love against us." As a business owner myself, I can relate. I’ve essentially no choice but to enforce a whole lot of government regulations, which, to employees, have the appearance that I’m the one coming up with these various idiocies.
Others have tried: i.e., refusing to be the IRS’s tax collector and not withholding wages. They all go down in flames, without exception.
If one day I come to hate my company, I know just how to dispose of it very quickly.