Friday, May 15, 2020

The Welfare State is a Huge Mistake

When I was very young, in the late 50s, early 60s, I was not aware of the welfare system in Canada, mainly because there wasn't much of one at the time. If you didn't work, you didn't eat. In the world I grew up in, adults had jobs and people lived in families.

My father always had a job. All of our family's friends had jobs. It was the normal, natural order of things.

By the time the late 60s, early 70s rolled around, the welfare state had already started to mushroom and many people of my generation adapted quickly to the idea that employment was optional and that other people would be forced to provide them with food, housing, and other amenities if they found the expenditure of effort too high a price to pay for the stuff they wanted. Those who found welfare dependency unpalatable often opted for government jobs, instead. Even marriage became optional for those who had children to provide for.

I opted to straddle both worlds by finding employment as a taxi driver, which allowed me to pay for the stuff I wanted without much expenditure of effort.

Side note: I let capital do the work. Driving a person 1 km. using a machine was a lot easier than carrying that same person on my back. I was "exploiting" capital. I was living "off the backs" of General Motors and Ford, so to speak, by paying them a mere pittance in exchange for the lifestyle they gave me.

For anyone with eyes to see, current events ought to make the failure of welfare statism starkly clear. For everyone else, keep on voting for the Liberals or their clones.

An Experiment in Social Order


How China Went Back To School

This is what government education looks like. Get 'em young, and the state will own them for life. Judging by the snap-to-attention behavior of most western adults over the last two months, the Communist Chinese education model has already been in play for a long time in the West.

Given that children are barely affected by the Wuhan flu, and tend not to pass it on to others, this exercise in human regimentation can only be seen as a spectacularly successful example of the true objective of the grooming of the defenseless for integration into socialist ant-hill adult life.

That anyone would willingly expose their own children to this type of savagery is chilling.

Remember when Obama said he wanted to create a civilian army?

"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

At the time, I thought he was talking about some kind of para-military scheme. It wasn't until I saw the chilling China clip that I realized that Obama already had his civilian national security force. Pupils.


THE RISE OF THE SNITCH STATE

The difference is a difference of degree, not principle.

The difference is a difference of degree, not principle.

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Some very old stuff

Four of the essays I wrote back in the 1990s.