I think it’s funny how many people are saying that fast-food workers are asking for something ridiculous by demanding a higher wage.
I’ve worked in many different fields, fast food being one of them, and let me tell you: working at a fast-food…
People obey the regulations of the government because they live in an imperialist society that has rules and regulations implemented by the government that dictate how business should be handled.
If you want to be an anarchist who doesn’t abide by the laws of the government, you will not be able to do business openly in a country that is ruled by the government. This wage debate wouldn’t apply to criminals who deem themselves above the law anyway.
Hm… so you don’t think the fact that governments threaten people with imprisonment for disobedience has anything to do with why people obey?
I am an anarchist, but that doesn’t mean I don’t abide by the rules of the government. It just means I haven’t seen any basis for their legitimacy. I don’t believe that might makes right, and I don’t see anything else which can possibly make it legitimate. Do you believe in “might makes right”?
I don’t think I believe in “might makes right” but I am a pragmatist. The government is currently in power and we have to do our best to thrive while being under them. To try and use the government to achieve greater comfort as a lower class is more morally commendable than to say these lower class people should just stop being lower class if they want a living wage.
Hm… so you’re saying that you don’t think might makes right, but you will use force to get what you want as long as it’s convenient?
I know I’m twisting your words a tiny bit. But let me go back to my original question. What is the moral difference between getting the government to threaten businesses into paying a certain amount, and getting your older brother to go to your boss and intimidate him into giving you a certain amount? Remember, I’m asking you for the moral difference. Just because the government has a lot more rules and has been enforcing them for a long time doesn’t make it any more moral.