How Dumb Can You Get?

Not since some academic wing-wong chastised David Attenborough for not showing homosexual animals in his nature documentaries have we seen anything so asinine as the Jan. 3 column in Rolling Stone by one Jesse Myerson, “5 Economic Goals Millenials Should Be Supporting,” or some such tripe.

I want to spend some time on this because it clearly shows just how much trouble we’re in, that anyone could be paid good money for cranking out such balderdash, or that an established magazine would publish it.

Today let’s look at “1. Guaranteed Work for Everybody,” which displays the vacuum existing inside Myerson’s cranium. This well-paid commentator understands nothing, knows nothing. Certainly he has no idea of the purpose of work, no conception of how wealth is created. But he’s writing for Rolling Stone and you’re not.

Myerson says there ought to be “a public-sector job guarantee.” I wonder if that would come with the kind of pensions that usually accompany public sector jobs. How would that be paid for? He doesn’t entertain the question. He’s probably not capable of asking it.

What kinds of jobs would these guaranteed jobs be? Moving sand piles? Digging and filling in holes? Would you get to pick the kind of job you want, or would the government choose it for you?

Myerson actually suggests these otherwise workless people be given publicly subsidized jobs like “painting murals–” yes, he really says that–“rather than telemarketing or whatever other stupid tasks bosses need done to supplement their millions.”

Could anything be more ignorant? Could anything be more juvenile? And this is just one of five trophies of stupidity displayed by Mr. Myerson: I don’t have space for the others.

Look, folks: I don’t know about you, but the thought that public opinion in America is actually influenced by dunderheads like Mr. Myerson is a profoundly scary one. This truly is the blind leading the blind; and it cannot possibly turn out well for us.

8 comments on “How Dumb Can You Get?

  1. The Soviet Union “guaranteed work for everybody.” Much of it for millions in health or even life destructive slave labor camps. Alexsandre Solzhenitsyn’s books are out of Liberal fashion, but are still available. In his prescribed future world of guaranteed work, Myerson probably expects to be employed in the Ministry of Truth, not in a death camp.

    1. Gee, Dave, didn’t you believe we’d all get jobs painting murals and such? Me, I’m gonna ask for a job as an oil sheik…

  2. Me! Me! I want a job traveling the world writing columns about the evils of capitalism! But only if I get a pension, and first class accommodations (that includes restaurants). Where do I fill out my application?

  3. I wonder, how long would “Guaranteed Work for Everybody” last if they were expected to actually work and not just socialize in an office setting? I’d be surprised if the average reader of Rolling Stone is interested in anything resembling manual labor.

  4. It is difficult enough to get any performance from the people already employed. It is like pulling teeth to get anything accomplished by the paper shuffling, fancy water drinking, excuse making “employees” of the companies we have to deal with. Spare us any expansion of this travesty.

    1. It used to be about music, primarily, but now it’s very much a mouthpiece for causes of the far Left.

      I read it back in the ’70s, although the drugs & sex values never appeared to me, even then.

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