The People’s State of California, lately a remake of Czechoslovakia under communism, has passed a law against independent freelance interpreters. The “American” Translators Association, ATA–in actuality an Association of Translation Agencies dominated by predators bent on what the California Democrats are ordering at gunpoint—is exactly the sort of pressure group that brings about these draconian attempts at naked coercion. But why coercion?
Mindless collectives such as People’s State Legislatures and Professional Agency associations float on an ocean of fascism (religious socialism) and communism (not-so-religious socialism). Like Middle Eastern fanatics, they cannot imagine anything BUT the organized initiation of force. The result is that California voters indoctrinated in government schools do not understand how Libertarian spoiler votes repeal bad laws.
Back before communist-organized mass starvation and christian socialist extermination camps revealed the true face of Altruria, fanatical altruist parties saddled America with an income tax and an amendment making beer a shoot-first felony.(link) Those prohibition and socialist parties twice changed the Constitution with force-law spoiler votes averaging about 2% of the national total. Instead of defending the individual rights of interpreters to offer our services by voluntary consent, look at how the ATA grovels in this boilerplate for the California Junta:
Translation and interpreting (T&I) has been called the world’s “second oldest profession.” The accuracy of that statement notwithstanding, it is certainly true that the translating and interpreting profession predates the “gig economy” by several thousand years. The current and effective business model of freelancers working through agencies to provide translation and interpreting services to the ultimate consumers of those services has been in place since at least the end of World War II.
The oldest profession is political whoring–appeals to rob or coerce Carlos to subsidize Maria and Juan. The lessons learned from Soviet and German National Socialism, Pol Pot, Ceausescu and the Right Reverend Jim Jones are as puzzling to the Latin American Junta mentality dominating the California legislature as they are to the governments of Cuba, Venezuela, Indonesia and the Philippine Islands. But where reason makes no impression, fear is the most convertible currency. Spoiler votes enable the little guy to step up to the plate for a little winning by intimidation to get rid of bad laws and lawmakers.(link)
California votes Democratic not because only 1% of its population can write down the definition of energy, or convert Fahrenheit to Centigrade, but because they imagine the only alternative is book-burning Republicans eager to ban birth control, burn Beatles albums and shoot their kids over plant leaves. But the Libertarian party advocates none of those things, and offers full individual rights to women, hippies, brown people, translators & interpreters! Every spoiler vote invested in the Libertarian party goes to cover the gap between some devout Democratic looter and a fanatical Republican Sharia lawyer.(link) Making the worst bastard lose is how the Libertarian party has been changing the laws since 1972, shortly before our plank became the Roe v. Wade decision.(link)
Interpreters, write your California legislooters:
Dear Comrade/Cumpai (name or handle), until such time as the AB 5 law forcing translators and interpreters to suck up to artificial persons or have their work permits torn up, I will be voting for Libertarian Party candidates. In fact, I’ll even send them a donation to help defeat Democratic and Republican communo-fascist fanatics alike. The libertarian party has been doing this since 1972, and look at how voters have reacted to our success in ridding them of your style of parasitism:
Yours in Schadenfreude (look it up),
A. Libertarian Interpreter!
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