"I HAVE TO WORK THANKSGIVING, ITS LIKE BEING BURNED ALIVE!!!!!!"
well it's not an effective comparison of working conditions or an accurate representation of unfairness of life. of course there's no case to be made that working thanksgiving = dying in a fire. i don't think GS is stupid enough to make that suggestion, which is why i think his point was based not on combating the surface argument of working conditions, but the deeper philosophical argument of whether or not "you knew what you were getting into" is a statement which transcends complaints about the morality of the nature of those very things.
it's a complicated argument, but i think you took those images in a manner other than they way they were intended.