Everyone is whining about the “replacement” refs. Well a good way to show your displeasure would be to start calling them what they really are, scabs.
I know that most conservatives don’t have much use for unions, which is understandable given the tendency of organized labor in America to support the Democrat Party. Theoretically, conservatives shouldn’t have anything against collective bargaining. The problem is that the historical context in which unions arose in this country was leftist and they have largely remained so. One could envision a not necessarily leftist populist framework for labor unions, and I am sure some of the original motivation for them was more populist in nature (standing up for the little guy against the Man), but they were quickly co-opted.
That said, there are just some things a man doesn’t do. And taking another man’s job while he is in a dispute with his employer and trying to better his lot in life is one of them. And in the case of the NFL refs, they aren’t even on a strike of their own doing. They have been locked out by the Fat Cat owners. I place being a scab in the same moral category as being a rat. You’re saving your own skin at the expense of the other guy.
Also, is there a bigger douche bag on the planet than Roger Goodell? The scab refs are going to “improve” the NFL, you see.