Those of us already working in the computer field already have too much competition from 3rd world low wage H1B Visa guys, driving down wages and making calls to tech support an exercise in foreign language skills. Last thing we need is more folks flooding in. It really would be much better if you just went back to college (I’m sure you can get another loan…) and studied more Victimology Studies of some kind or other. Surely there is some group that has not yet been “studied” enough as victims. Maybe males? Or white people? (Then again, you would need to find a way to blame White Men for making Whites and Men victims… might need some creativity…)
I’d not seen the “meme” about “Learn To Code”, but it seems to be circulating in circles where I do not. The point of it seems to be that for a few years Journalists have been telling laid off White Men to “learn to code” to find a niche in the new automation economy. Now that journalists are getting laid off, they don’t want to hear the same advice. Well, OK: Don’t Learn To Code, go on welfare instead. Please.
As a sidebar to this:
I’d not be posting these videos but for the fact that one of them covers the “why they are being laid off all at the same time”. Seems there was some Slush Fund set up under the Obama years, to funnel $Millions to left wing journalist fellow travelers. That law ran out. With the need to depend on actual sales of their tripe, and with the pubic staying away in droves, no money means no job. Well “Boo Hoo”. Live by the subsidy, die by the subsidy.
I’d had no idea about that law. It is in the second video as a short snip near the 9 mnute mark after a few too many F-bombs…
This first one gives a good sense of the whole “what’s going on”:
Then the rant with the information about legal money laundering for Left Wing Causes:
I hate it when anyone loses their job. One of my kids is employed as a writer, so I’m a supporter of the whole idea of journalists and writers.
Nobody owes you a living. Depending on a government subsidy while ‘Talking Dirt’ about the very people who pay the taxes to do that funding is not a long term Bright Idea. Constantly being a PITA sour grapes petty whiner who is “triggered” by anything and everything while nagging the rest of us to be more like you is NOT the way to gain customers.
I freely admit that for the better part of 50 years I was a hard core News Junky. As recently as a decade ago I took 3 newspapers. Up to a year ago I watched at least 4 news shows per day. Your incessant Left Wing BIAS and flat out Propaganda has driven me away. Where I used to watch a few hours of CNN per day, I now watch exactly zero. Where, for years, I read every single Scientific American issue to come out, cover to cover: once it went off the deep end into Social Advocacy (and in particular the Global Warming narrative BS), I now read zero (and the last one was a decade or so ago). Where I used to watch both Cronkite and Huntley & Brinkley every single night (i.e. domestic network news) I’ve now dropped to not even launching ABC, NBC, or CBS news on my Roku (why bother? There’s nothing new or news in it; just “Trump Bad, Hate Trump” and various DNC Talking Points.) News is about novelty and when nothing is new and novel, it ain’t news no more…
It is YOUR choice of being incredibly Alt-Left that’s caused your state of affairs, with Huffpo. Buzzfeed, NYT, CNN et. al. looking like the incredible shrinking audience follies. Get out of your fishbowl of fellow travelers from the far left and meet some Real Americans. Go get a job paving roads or driving a farm tractor. Then tell me your perspective has not changed. We, the folks who live outside the NYC / LA Gliterati Circles, are NOT Alt-Left Wingnuts.
We are 49% Men, and majority White. Constantly insulting Whites and Men is not good for your business. Not least because most of it is lies and scapegoating perfectly nice and honorable folks – my ancestral Amish were fleeing religious persecution, my ancestral Irish had to face signs saying “No Irish Need Apply” for jobs in your dear New York City. Telling ME I am burdened with “White Privilege” is worse than a bad joke. Look up the history of Irish “indentured servants”. Look up the living conditions of generations of White Male farmers, miners, ditch diggers, long haul truck drivers, etc. etc. Simply put: You are wrong at the top of your voice.
So it is of zero surprise to anyone (except maybe you) that your jobs are evaporating as you drive your audience (and potential customers) away in droves.
My suggestion? Do NOT learn to code. Go get a part time job as an Uber Driver while attending the local community college studying something like welding or plumbing. You will eventually make good money at it… and you will learn why we laugh at you calling us who have done that kind of job “privileged”. ( I have done my own plumbing for years, can roof a house – and have, paint a house – and have, had welding in High School and can overhaul a car engine – and have. I’m not suggesting you do anything I have not done myself.)
Who knows, after a decade clawing your way up to the lower rung of Middle Class, you might actually have a decent centrist perspective on our ‘privilege’. That being that the only privilege we have is the privilege to work hard for a living and compete in an open marketplace for work. No skills in demand means no eating; for us and our families. That’s the extent of our “privilege”.