I am so tired of niceness politics, of supposed emotional correctness.
I do not have to be kind to someone who holds dangerous opinions about how people should be treated. I do not owe tolerance or acceptance or the dirt under my pinky nails to anyone who thinks I am subhuman, and asking that anyone respect regressive ideologies just allows those ideologies to remain in power and allows people to keep getting hurt.
I do not owe respect to someone who does not respect me.
The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.