1 bold of you to assume that my love of having a job outweighs my hatred of being around kids, and 2) you think I'm some kind of fucking scab?, god that man is clueless, i would queue anything for love, now listen here motherfricker, on account of the strike meant there were basically no teachers there, one time my dad tried to convince me to get my teaching certificate so i could get a job teaching in west virginia, shows how much he knows me, that and the fact that he tried to set me up with a guy who graduated high school four years before i was born
Remember that boycotting (or not crossing picket lines, including symbolic ones) is not about ethical consumption. It’s not about ethics at all, and it’s not about performing purity. It’s an organized action toward a material goal. Crossing a picket line can be thought of as working against the material goals of a strike.
If for whatever reason you can’t participate in a boycott in solidarity with strikers, it’s good practice not to make a lot of posts justifying your right to cross a picket line, or how you don’t believe in strikes for ethical reasons, or you don’t care, or whatever. At best, it shows that you are ignorant about what boycotts are and the issues at hand, at worst, you are just like… doing unpaid labor for Amazon. At worst you are doing harm to workers. And literally everyone has heard it before. If you want to end performative internet politics, start with you! 😉
Happy strike, everyone!