Why Americans Won’t Work

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The San Francisco Chronicle discovered that Californians who are out of work aren’t looking for work on the farms in the area. Huh, I wonder why that is?

Could it be the massive spending to keep unemployed people unemployed?

Remove the government-backed social bailouts, and you will find the unemployed will quickly find work, on or off the fields. A hungry belly is a great motivator.

Of course, I am cruel and heartless for pointing this out. What is really cruel and heartless is all the work that people are doing to support those who do not work. Slavery is wrong, even if the slaves are rich and the slavemasters are poor.

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4 Responses to “Why Americans Won’t Work”

  1. demo kid Says:

    Of course, I am cruel and heartless for pointing this out.

    Absolutely. The idea that you would starve children for political purposes is a special kind of awful, Jonathan.

    • Jonathan Gardner Says:

      So, eating the bread that someone else makes isn’t cruel and heartless?

      I see you are a proponent of slavery, as long as it’s only one group of people who are slaves to another, and not the other way around.

      As it is, our country forbids slavery. You cannot have the labor of one person feed another without free trade in between.

      Also, note the countries and cultures that have come and gone on the earth. The only culture that has been able to feed not just their own people but export food all over the world is the culture that embraces freedom and not redistribution of wealth. Countries that embrace socialism and communism find feeding their people difficult, and are the only countries where starvation is rampant today. In fact, the only periods of starvation have arisen not because of greed but because a government exerted its influence to deprive the people of their rights to grow, trade, and eat their own food.

      • demo kid Says:

        As it is, our country forbids slavery. You cannot have the labor of one person feed another without free trade in between.

        Pure hyperbole. You are not someone property and you cannot be bought or sold simply because you pay taxes. Duties and responsibilities in society don’t entail “slavery”.

        But hey, if you’re keen on using that comparison, I can just as easily declare that family relationships are slavery under the law. Children’s rights are limited and dependent on their parents, and civil law can declare that an absent parent should be held fiscally responsible for the care of a child.

        Countries that embrace socialism and communism find feeding their people difficult, and are the only countries where starvation is rampant today.

        I know. The pictures of starving Norwegian babies on the news are very hard to see.

        Oh, wait.

        The true factor in prosperity is a reasonable respect for property and contract rights. Communism certainly does not do that, but do European social democracies? Absolutely.

      • Jonathan Gardner Says:

        So slavery only happens when the slaves could be bought or sold?

        Does that mean that slavery ended when congress forbad the import and interstate sales of slaves? I am sure Frederick Douglas and many others would disagree with you.

        Slavery exists when one person lives off the involuntary labor of another. Slaves have no way out of this relationship, and never consented to it in the first place. (Note that we cannot escape American taxes even by moving to a different country!) Slaves do not have the freedom to do what they please, but are limited by their masters. All the conditions for slavery exist today. The working class (those who actually make money) are slaves to the federal government. We exist to feed the government and the benefactors of government largess. We exist only within the limits the government has set for us. Congressmen can write any law they please, and they have said so repeatedly, with no regard for our own natural freedoms or rights.

        Your comparison of children to parents as slavery is interesting, but you leave out one critical fact: Children have no free will until they are sufficiently competent to make their own decisions. In our country, that occurs at the age of 18. Until then, their parents are their legal guardian. In the same way a mentally handicapped person has no legal free will, but is wholly subject to his guardians, children are subject to their parents. Children, upon becoming adults, are instantly “emancipated” from their parents, having the legal ability to make decisions and be held accountable for their decisions.

        I did not say that all communist or democratic socialist countries are starving; I only said that the examples of starvation occur only in such countries. Our country, the United States of America, even in our darkest economic conditions, has had more food than other countries have experienced in their highs. In fact, Europeans visiting America during its earlier age when freedom was unrestricted and police were unheard of, poked fun at the giant meals Americans ate every day, a genuine feast that would put their kings to shame. Even the least among the Americans enjoyed more food than they could ever hope to eat.

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