Unions get a lot of breaks. We let them destroy our labor pool because like anything else related to the individual in this society, we’re afraid to say no. When everyone is equal, every way of living should be legitimate and socialized, the Amerikans reason. It’s very hard to push back against that pseudo-cultural mandate.
The problem with subsidism is that rise in surface tension. Each detail costs more, and everyone is paid less, and we all pay more in taxes, except the people who own the businesses. The more we tax and regulate, the more we concentrate wealth among those who own the means of production. The worker is supported by the state, and bought off, but ultimately has far less purchasing power and owns nothing.
A century ago, people could be dirt-poor and still own houses. Now, they are dirt-poor and live off government checks, and they rent. They will be wards of the state until they die.
Subsidism specializes in creating these permanent Soviet zombie voters:
Mitt Romney on Wednesday attributed his defeat in part to what he called big policy “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies, including young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.
In a conference call with fund-raisers and donors to his campaign, Mr. Romney said Wednesday afternoon that the president had followed the “old playbook” of using targeted initiatives to woo specific interest groups — “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people.”
Unions and other subsidists cluster together and create a lot of noise. They form an angry mob. They threaten those who have wealth with the possibility of riot, revolution and strike. They then get what they want, which turns out make them poorer in the long-term but richer in the short term (much like revolutions and riots tend to). Because they must confront reality sometimes, and it leaves in them a lingering fear that their ideas are all illusions, they depend on a massive cultural groundswell and media blitz to constantly reinforce their unstable ideas.
This was the drumbeat of the Obama campaign. To women they said: Republicans are waging a “war on women,” trying to outlaw abortion and contraception and would take them back to their rights in the 1950s. To minorities they said: Republicans are anti-government services, cold-blooded individualists, and cannot represent minority communities. To middle and low income Americans they said: Republicans are the party of the rich, who will slash taxes for only the richest Americans and cut social safety nets for the poor.
Rather than offer a broad sweeping vision for the country, Democrats played identity politics. Republicans were the culprits, and women, young adults, black, Latinos, etc… were the victims. And voters believed it. Why? For the same reason this litany — gender, race, ethnicity, class — sound so familiar.
The subsidists are but one of many faces of what we call Crowdism around here. They are those who want not quality, but quantity. They fear some rising above the rest, so they force all to a lowest common denominator. They act like a biological parasite or cancer, sacrificing the health of the whole for their own short-term desires, feelings and judgments.
Since the 1960s the subsidists have embarked on a new crusade: replace the majority with subsidists. The best way to do that is to both import people who fear the majority, and create more unstable neurotic people who then cling to the authority of social judgment, or what’s “popular” to think is true.
Those who fear the majority are easy to find because anyone who is not ethnically and culturally of that majority will vote against it in fear that the majority will beat down non-majority interests. The solution for subsidists is to import third-world people, create birth control, encourage drug use, work against fathers, etc. anything that will shatter the majority at its lowest level, families and individuals, and replace them with new people.
As others are noting, demography is destiny. Immigration is not a platform, or a right, but a genocide. When the majority fights back, there’s no shortage of people to tell them they’re wrong and they should just be more like liberals.
In the meantime, the majority is speaking albeit in a slow and disorganized way. They want a more conservative option, not a lesser one. They won’t give up issues like abortion, gun freedom, traditional marriage, etc. although they don’t like fanatics who insist on applying these rules too rigidly and forbidding raped women from aborting, for example. But they want a strong conservative base, and to reverse the demographic destruction of the majority.
After all, if they don’t get it right soon, they’re going to be replaced. Europe is waking up to a similar realization. Socialism, unions and immigration are not just political talking points. They are weapons aimed at eradication of the majority. First it’s jobs going to China and later it’s total collapse of the nation. We either fight it, or it destroys us.
Part II of II.