I’m curious to know why the Left gives a pass to Jobs
He was super rich
His company was highly valued
He tried to pay as little of “his fair share” of taxes
He sent A LOT of jobs overseas
He employed tens of thousands in Chinese modern day “sweatshops” to make his products for the corrupt upper classes who could afford them.
He never supported unions in his company
His suppliers never would support unions
What makes Jobs different from the Chairman of Exxon-Mobile, who of course, they hate?
Just for your info, and apropos of nothing, but something to ponder, PGR is an acronym that stands for the name of a collective farm in a Communist country.
The difference is Steve Jobs was a larger hypocrite.
I’ll be honest with you I’m no fan of the politics of Steve Jobs. And I’m definitely no fan of the politically correct stench that emanates from Apple Computer. But you know what? The more I think of it, that is not much different than nearly any large company in this country, or even the institution that I currently work at.
I think the problem is that that list that you posted of being super rich, paying his fair share, sending jobs overseas and so on, has nothing at all to do with being either conservative or liberal.
Liberals like to take those characteristics and paint conservatives with them, but in reality (and you and I understand and know the reality) those are all characteristics that are shared by people that cover the political spectrum from one end to the other.
The problem with liberals they wear that list of faults on their backs, and use that list to hypocritically vilify others with.
I give Steve Jobs a pass too, for the simple reason that I admire someone who pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps and built a huge company that still employed thousands of Americans, and did bring money into this country as well as products that were used productively and enjoyed by millions of people.
Personally, he sounds like he could’ve been the biggest prick around, and I’ve never been one to subscribe to the concept that the only way you get the best out of people is to whip them into fear and submission in order to get things out of them. But I do know this: I would’ve gone to work for Steve Jobs, because I know how to work. I know how to get things done, and I know how to do them well, on time and within budget. I know how to listen to instructions from my boss, and follow them to the letter and deliver candid feedback.
It has been my experience that people who are successful and powerful often make a lot of enemies in their journeys through life, and Steve Jobs was no exception. He sounds like he was an exceptionally hard taskmaster, but as it is with many things, the proof is in the pudding.
He’s made a lot of mistakes in life, and he’s made a lot of personal mistakes. I pray that before Steve Jobs left this world, he found Christ. But that is between him and his maker.
I’m not Steve Jobs fan boy, but I do recognize successful people, and by any metric (save the religious one, and I will do that just for the purpose of this discussion) Steve Jobs was a successful man in affected a lot of people’s lives in positive ways.
I’m no liberal, but I guess I’ll give him a pass too.