Yep, the latest fad in anti-capitalist online circles is opposing the very concept of work itself. Why?
“Because the modern day workplace is one where you are expected to work despite your own individual needs or desires,” the group’s FAQ section reads. “Work puts the needs and desires of managers and corporations above and beyond workers, often to the point of abuse through being overworked and underpaid.”
Oh, and these people also want to de-stigmatize laziness or something. Another gem from the FAQ: “Some of us are lazy, sure. What’s wrong with that?”
Some of the posts in the community simply share stories of crappy bosses or aim frustrations about entry-level work that many of us can probably empathize with. But the underlying “anti-work” ideology driving this anti-capitalist movement is rotten to its core and has permeated far beyond the corners of Reddit. It now underlies modern youth politics. You don’t have to take my word for it — just spend a few minutes chatting with the average young supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) or Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).