Sunday, March 23, 2008

Where the welfare state leads

This is the sort of country the Dims want to create.

A family where three generations have lived on the dole. I am sure there are examples of this here in the United States. Any inner city ghetto will provide you with ample evidence.

This story is the perfect microcosm of the cultural sickness that socialism and rampant leftism breeds.

No where in this story do the people mention not being able to find a job. They all just want to be lazy or simply did not like working. Where is the shame?

I love this line from one of these deadbeats: "It's my right to claim benefits. We're all entitled to do what we want in life. "

That line sums up the lie of modernity. Implicit in this is the Rosseauian idea of self fulfillment and authenticity being the highest goals of man. We are not entitled to do what we want in life. We must conform in some ways to society. In order for society to function, people must work.

The heartbreaking thing is how these people have little to no ambition outside of living on the dole.

During the New Deal, many people, including FDR, argued that those without the adequate means to live are not free. The reasoning was that if you could free these people from want, they would be just like the rest of society. The reality was that it enslaved those it was supposed to set free. It unleashed a blight of shiftlessness and laziness onto the people.

The reformers thought that they would remove the prisons of economics with generous payouts and social security checks. All they did was replace those prisons with prisons of the mind. They trapped people in poverty and blinded them to the higher aspirations. All these people want is government housing. At least the plebs of Rome only demanded bread and circuses.