A Free Ride for Every Drone?

Continuing our examination of Jesse Myerson’s idle brain farts, as published by Rolling Stone, we come to the second of his “Five Economic Reforms Millenials Should Be Fighting For.”

“2. Social Security for All.” No, he doesn’t mean SS benefits. So you don’t accuse me of creating a straw man, let him explain it in his own words.

“[A]s much as unemployment blows, so do jobs. What if people didn’t have to work to survive? Enter the jaw-dropping simple idea of a universal basic income…” It’s simple, all right. You sit around playing video games, and the government deposits $10,000 in your bank account. Because Mr. Myerson is an ignoramus, he doesn’t address the question of where that money is to come from.

He goes on to quote a professor, some academic dolt, who explains that, instead of work, this government bounty will give its recipients “time to cultivate new needs for pleasure, activities, passions… that exceed the options of working and saving, producing and accumulating.” Amen, echoes Myerson: this will “make participation in the labor force truly voluntary.”

Myerson has this forum in Rolling Stone because he was a leader in Occupy Wall Street. This tells us two things about him. 1. He is college-educated, and 2. he is a college-educated imbecile. How much public money has been spent to “educate” him? All that time and effort, and this is what we get?

Am I alone in seeing in these notions something that more than quietly smacks of deep immorality? Not to mention danger.

Hello! Who is going to keep on working if all around him he sees lazy brain-dead sods being paid for doing nothing?

Oh, they won’t be lazy! No–they’ll be using their unlimited free time to explore new passions.

Like I said–dangerous. Wicked, inane, and dangerous.

5 comments on “A Free Ride for Every Drone?

  1. I love that photo. It pretty much says it all. This is exactly where we are heading as a society. I see it as a good-news/bad-news scenario. I probably won
    t be retiring anytime soon, because very very people in the generations following mine are willing to put forth the effort to actually work. I recently attended a computer security lecture given by a major telecom provider. The lecturer was from India, working at a prestigious technical university and basically spent all of his time working on security issues. He said that American youngsters are not willing to learn the math required to be in his field and I believe him.

    Of course the inanity of the educational system here may play a role. Richard Feynman wrote about the wrong-minded way algebra is taught, making a class that is easy to pass, but doesn’t impart understanding.

    The bottom line is that we have raised a generation of mental, emotional and academic invalids. They want free money because many of them know that they can never compete in the workplace.

    1. I think it will fester into a real disaster. This generation of young adults is becoming a real millstone for productive society. Frankly, I don’t think they will get a clue until the “social safety net” on which they depend, fails them egregiously. Hunger is a very good motivator, and people whom refuse to work usually end up hungry, sooner or later.

  2. Good point about all the money spent to educate Myerson and look what is mentally produced. Billy Graham used to warn about educating people in Africa if the Gospel was left out. Martin Luther had the same concern, seeing man’s “educated” reason as a tool of the devil apart from faith in Christ.

    1. Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. I meet all sorts of “educated” people daily, many of whom are incapable of original thought. They parrot what they are told by their educators and frequently have no clue of how to evaluated a situation.

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