“It’s possible incidentally that the Gawker commentariat represents a class. It works at offices with good internet access (so these aren’t restaurant workers or farm workers or police officers); despite having a lot more leisure time on its hands than most of the rest of the world, it is unhappy at these offices, sneaking onto Gawker when the supervisor steps away; and then it channels its rage (and also, let’s face it, a great deal of ingenuity and wit)—rage and ingenuity that would more properly be directed at its employers—at random strangers who happen to find themselves posted about on Gawker.” - Keith Gessen, via Gawker comment
First, and most importantly, you are a gigantic twat.
Having established this, let’s delve deeper and analyze Mr. Gessen’s latest piece of free copy for Nick Denton:
Saying that Gawker’s commenters represent a “class” is both offensive and indicative of a grossly antiquated Marxist worldview. What the fuck is class, anyway, these days?
Insinuating that Gawker commenters should direct their rage at their employers, rather than at people like you is further evidence of your outdated (and lame) outlook on the way the world works (or should work). Why should someone who has the leisure and freedom to read and express him/herself on a blog be angry at his/her employer? Perhaps some (most?) people who comment on Gawker don’t do so to avoid the drudgery of their workday, but rather enjoy it as a luxury of their job?
Employers who watch over the shoulder of their employees are increasingly rare, despite a net increase in the number of ways to do so. Working for a company that trusts its employees and doesn’t treat them like children is on par with good salary and benefits, for many people.
We don’t all work in factories as unskilled laborers, anymore. The fact that an increasing number of people aren’t dependent on unions and collective bargaining to carve out a comfortable, dignified career is one of the best developments of the so-called information economy.
Now, we have the leisure of debunking complete dipshits such as yourself, and not accepting them as some NYTBR-anointed member of the “cultural elite”, all while holding down a gainful, full-time job. I love America! I hate you.