Yelp, People Who Work, Judge Judy: Not Feeling the Bern

By February 25, 2016 January 10th, 2019 No Comments

Again last night Bernie Sanders danced around the details of his economic plans, even as he was confronted with Hillary Clinton’s television ad ridiculing the fact that most questions that Sanders is asked seems to circle the drain the same way and end up with Sanders attacking “Wall Street.”

Even for Sanders loyalists, the truth must be more and more clear: Sanders has no economic plan, aside from promises to stick it to rich white people and hand the money to other people. Sanders may as well propose that “the top 1%” pay for clouds made of cotton candy and rivers flowing with rum chocolate – and let’s not rule that out, especially if things get desperate before Super Tuesday at the Camp Sanders stavka.

Sanders may never be held to account for his nonsense, but now that socialism is back in the discussion, it’s getting the beat-down it deserves.

On Friday it was Stefanie Williams, a 29 year-old millennial and freelance writer who meme-e-fied a disgruntled, 25 year-old San Francisco worker at Yelp (known as “Talia Jane”) who thought it would be a good idea to hyperventilate on a blog about her intrinsic worth and the devastating effect that her “$8.15 an hour after taxes” was having on her life plans.

Yelp then fired Talia, and she responded by feeling the Bern even more and adding a few websites where people could give her money. But Williams responded brilliantly, explaining to Talia what her parents, professors, and Bay Area comrades never did about working for a living. Here’s the kill shot:

Work ethic is not something that develops from entitlement. Quite the opposite, in fact. It develops when you realize there are a million other people who could perform your job and you are lucky to have one. It comes from sucking up the bad aspects and focusing on the good and above all it comes from humility. It comes from modesty. And those are two things, based on your article, that you clearly do not possess.


In related news, it took Judge Judy to explain to Ericka Gebhardt, who may actually be looking forward to rum chocolate rivers, that it’s not okay to default on a personal loan because you think the person who loaned it to you has too much stuff.

I’d like to think that Talia Jane and Ericka Gebhardt are the same person, but that’s too optimistic. The fact is that they both reflect a sick (and contagious) mindset among Millennials in particular that they’re entitled to the good life and “the rich” ought to pay for it.