Any talk or action that crosses the boundaries of the spiritual realm of capitalism must be dealt with, with whatever cruelty is required to make the point. Who cares if solar power is dirt cheap now? We’re not going to abandon fossil fuels just to save money, it’s the principle of the thing. Who cares if those doing the real work of caring for the outrageous number of plague victims during a pandemic are themselves falling ill, government is not the answer, because the principle we’re defending is exactly that: government is not the answer. Who cares if it would be more efficient to do away with the private medical insurance structure, it’s an institution! An institutional monument to an ideal, the ideal of privatization at all cost.
In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen stands on a principle.