How Tough Are You Ready to Be?

Floating across my Twitter TL earlier was a video of a housing contractor having a bad day – the video showed a house deep in the process of being constructed and his complaint was that for three days in a row, nobody showed up for work. The man’s claim was that he could offer $40 an hour and he’d get no-shows. It was very sad to watch.

But it is also something I’ve heard more and more of – work going begging because people simply won’t show up for it. And we all know why: there is so much money floating around out there for people sitting on their butts that butt-sitting is preferable to work even when work pays more. Its like this: you could make 75 grand a year by working hard…or you can milk the system for 32 grand a year and get to stay home or go hang out. It is a lot less money…but it is almost all tax free and you don’t have to work for it. Human nature: when we don’t have to persist, most of us don’t.

The problem is widespread not just in the United States, but all around the Western world. The welfare State is shoving money at people – and no surprise: the Welfare State dies if people are working property owners. If they are forever waiting for their EBT card to reload, then the Welfare State lives forever. An additional benefit for the Ruling Class is that people waiting for their EBT won’t rebel for fear of losing it. In the United States and around the West, there probably total several hundred million people who are a simple drain on the economy – either by directly taking government money or by working in perfectly useless government-funded or subsidized jobs. Needless to say, this is not sustainable.

As I have endlessly yammered on about, real national wealth is only what we make, mine or grow. It isn’t our dollars. It isn’t government spending which is counted as part of GDP. It is what is made, mined or grown – physical things which people need. Write a report about farming and you’ve created no wealth even if someone pays you a million dollars for it. Grow one ear of corn and you’ve created wealth. Make one nail. Dig one ounce of copper out of the ground: wealth is created. But the back end of that is we must have people who will make, mine and grow things.

One of the unstated things about illegal immigration is that very often it isn’t so much that illegals will take less money (though that is a big factor) but that they’ll show up – especially for the hard, dirty work. Some years back I wrote about finding that tens of millions of acres of American farmland lie fallow because nobody would farm it – my solution to that was to import, say, Nigerian farmers…give them the basics and some instruction on American farming (which is different from Nigerian farming for a host of reason; farming isn’t, of course, just putting a seed into the ground and waiting)…and then let them have the land if they farm it for five years. This is Great Replacement in action, I’m afraid, and I’m all-in on it – damn straight I’ll replace a white welfare bum with a Nigerian farmer every day and twice on Sunday (though, honestly, a Mexican or Sri Lankan farmer would do just as well for my purposes).

To carry it further – bring in miners. Bring in construction workers. Not this unvetted surge of illegals. Not the Corporate visa programs which just rip off American and foreign workers – but bring in people who want to work and just need the land, tools and law and order to make it happen. In other words, bring in Americans. We’ve lost a lot of those we had to welfare: so, let’s go find some more.

But even that is just a stop gap; an assist. Because we can’t allow millions of our own to lay around uselessly. It isn’t fair to those of us who work now, and it won’t be fair to any we import to pick up the slack in the hard/dirty but rewarding work. We must get our own people to get back to work. Many things go into making a Republic work but one of the crucial things is that the overwhelming mass of the people be independent, hard-working, law-abiding citizens. It just doesn’t work any other way. And this isn’t new. As the Roman Republic entered its final crisis, many people tried to restore the old Roman ways – various schemes to get people off the dole and into productive work. They were defeated by people who figured, instead, that increasing the dole was the path to power – that dependents would endure a Caesar a lot better than yeoman farmers would. Sound familiar?

What I’m driving at here is that if we really want to save our Republic, then we’re going to have to get a bit hard nosed in our demands upon our people. Right now, I do believe that the majority is still very much American (November 8th will go a long way towards ratifying or falsifying my view, depending on how it goes), but the number who cease being Americans and become dependents is rising all the time – we have to end that sort of thing. The rule must be, as it has been through all time, if you will not work, you will not eat. It is Biblical, after all: 2 Thessalonians 3:10.

This is not to say that the physically incapable should be forced to work or starve – but if you are under the age of retirement and are physically fit, you must work or we will literally watch you starve in front of us. Now, this does mean that there must be work – something to be done by the fit person to earn their daily bread. Yes, this will require some make-work in some cases. But on the other side of that, each of us bears the moral obligation to ensure that our brothers and sisters live dignified lives. We must, if needs be, pay taxes in order to provide work as necessary to those who cannot find employment at any given time.

But make no mistake about it: if there’s a job, the person must take it. If the only job available is cleaning sewers, then sewer cleaner it shall be. Nobody gets the Welfare without the Work. This will provide a massive disincentive to be on welfare and a huge incentive to get off it at the earliest opportunity. But, also, if someone can’t get any other work than welfare work, then at least they’ll be able to hold their head up and say, “I earned my food”. That, I think, is the very crucial thing – the moral thing; that which makes the program an act of love. We’ve been letting people slack off for so long that is has lost its stigma, but that stigma must return. We must retrain people to be ashamed of taking anything they played no part in making. And we must, then, also revive the notion that all honest work is honorable to the worker and everyone who works to earn their daily bread deserves our respect no matter how lowly the sort of work is.

But, as I said, this will take a bit of hardness on our part – an unwillingness to listen to sob stories. You are either a child, an invalid, a retiree or a worker – those are the four things you can be. There must be no room in society for the bum, the hobo, the layabout. People who insist upon not working must find every door slammed in their faces. No help, not even in the least thing. It might sound cruel but if we are honestly providing some sort of work in return for sufficient aid to live, then it isn’t cruel at all – it is, indeed, an act of mercy to the bum. It is his chance for redemption. A chance to join us and contribute, even if in a very small way.

But it will seem like cruelty. And the bums will howl and the Left will give us tear-jerking stories…and we must set our faces like flint, point to the shovel and say, “get to work, ya bum”. Work is ennobling. It is decreed by God as the means whereby we earn our bread. Anything set up to short-circuit the relationship between work and bread is evil and it must go, if we are to survive.

44 thoughts on “How Tough Are You Ready to Be?

  1. Retired Spook October 22, 2022 / 10:02 am

    Remember how we’ve all (well, all the Conservatives here) been wishing, hoping for some accountability for Dr. Fauci and his ilk for the incredible damage their policies have caused? Well, it looks like the process has begun.

    • Cluster October 22, 2022 / 1:13 pm

      Good for them. This battle needs to be fought on every front.

      • Amazona October 22, 2022 / 2:11 pm

        Great. The next step should be to go after them for the collusive relationship between the administration and social media companies in lying to the public about the effectiveness of the experimental drugs falsely labeled as “vaccines” as well as their dangers, and using the powers of the government and social media to force these drugs on the public.

  2. Cluster October 22, 2022 / 1:16 pm

    .. there probably total several hundred million people who are a simple drain on the economy

    How many people work for the federal government??? We could easily trim 10% of that labor force and not feel any effects.

    Faith is a huge component to work. A Purpose Driven life is the most rewarding life and that is learned through Faith. Sadly Faith is not a priority in this country anymore, hence work is no longer a priority. We are becoming a country of lazy narcissists. Can you say Tik Tok?

    • Amazona October 22, 2022 / 2:14 pm

      We could easily trim 10% of that labor force and not feel any effects.

      Easily. Let’s try and see how it works. But I want to start at the top, with the political appointees running the federal agencies and making laws without the oversight much less participation of Congress.

    • Amazona October 22, 2022 / 2:12 pm

      Here’s a new twist on the chicken/egg debate: Are we becoming more like China, or is China becoming more like us?

  3. Cluster October 22, 2022 / 1:46 pm

    Here’s another fact – if Don Jr were any where close to the kind of corrupt human garbage Hunter Biden is – I would not vote for Trump. Period. It says a lot about people who know of Hunter Biden and still vote for his dad. And none if it is good.

  4. Cluster October 22, 2022 / 1:54 pm

    I think we found Forty

    • Amazona October 22, 2022 / 2:07 pm

      I think we found Forty LOL x 100000

      I also read about the reaction to Matt Walsh’s speech, and wondered just what kind of mental breakdown could possibly lead to the belief that uttering “primal screams” nonstop would be productive.

      Keep in mind these howlers were not objecting to transitioning of people old enough to make legal decisions. They were vocally demanding that children too young to choose to have their ears pierced or get an aspirin from a school nurse for a headache SHOULD be maimed through surgeries and chemical/hormonal intervention, permanently altering their bodies for the rest of their lives. They are demanding that this continue.

      The insanity goes far beyond the way they act. It goes to the kind of mental and emotional defects that can even consider making these demands.

      • Cluster October 22, 2022 / 2:19 pm

        And our country is currently promoting and encouraging this kind of insanity. Chaos reigns when good people do nothing. Matt is starting to do something and I think many other good people are too. This insanity has gone too far.

    • fortyacresbeyond October 22, 2022 / 9:33 pm

      Still in your head, eh Cluster? lol

      “I think we found Forty LOL x 100000”

      I remember when Amazona derided the use of “lol” as too old school for current use, but that was an entire month ago so she probably forgot…

      • Cluster October 23, 2022 / 8:39 am

        I will always have some fun at your, and woke progressives, expense. It’s what makes life fun in this absolute dystopia your voting record has brought about.

        And are you being an ageist? Please say no. I can’t imagine a Democrat violating their own standards of tolerance. That doesn’t happen, right?

      • Amazona October 23, 2022 / 12:23 pm

        Speaking of living in someone’s head, I seem to have taken up residence in forty’s, given the attention paid to the slightest and most inconsequential words I ever post. Too bad it isn’t in a better neighborhood.

  5. Jeremiah October 23, 2022 / 2:05 am

    They’re all dropping Lara Logan because of her beliefs, and the metaphors she uses to describe the current political situation.

    Lol I guess the truth is too offensive.

    • Cluster October 23, 2022 / 8:42 am

      Strange how cowardly our ruling class is to the global elite. Can’t wait for Trump to return and restore our integrity and strength.

      • Amazona October 23, 2022 / 12:25 pm

        Their problem is that they can’t tell if Joe is bowing to tyrants or just tipping over

    • Amazona October 23, 2022 / 12:27 pm

      She can go ahead and sentence him and then some politician can let him out so he can kill again. I have to wonder if this is what really has the judge scared—knowing that Brooks is totally insane and murderous and likely to target her and knowing that no matter what she does some Lefty will probably come along and turn the guy loose.

      • Cluster October 23, 2022 / 7:41 pm

        Good point

  6. Cluster October 23, 2022 / 9:18 am

    These people are SICK

    Joe Biden Recruits Transgender Activist Who Wants To ‘Normalize Women Having Bulges’ To Bolster Support For Democrats Ahead Of Midterms

    How can anyone support this shit?? Not only do we defeat them, we bury them, and eliminate them.

    • Amazona October 23, 2022 / 12:45 pm

      This whole trans thing is really demeaning to women, as the men focus on superficial traits they seem to think define womanhood, and end up insulting women by illustrating their conviction that to BE a woman merely means acting a certain and unattractive way.

      Watch people like Muvaney—they are not acting like women, they are caricatures of women. It’s all boobs and makeup and hair, imitating higher-pitched voices, giggling, acting coy and silly.

      If someone were to claim to be a man and exhibited this by wearing plaid flannel, belching and farting and spitting and constantly saying things like f’n A, bro! this would be an insult to men, as well as a statement that the person in question doesn’t want to be a real man but is enchanted by an illusion of manhood.

      This is why I have no respect for the concept of men pretending to be women, because what they are really doing is pretending to fit into the most shallow, superficial and false stereotype of womanhood imaginable, and in doing so sharing their one-dimensional illusions of women, which are always superficial and which trivialize womanhood, reducing it to T&A and acting like seventh grade girls at the Mean Girls table.

  7. Amazona October 24, 2022 / 9:10 am

    I quit watching all Agenda Media a long time ago, so I don’t know the answer to this question. (Well, I have taken a guess….)

    How much attention has been paid to the dramatically plummeting supply of diesel fuel in this country? To the effect this will have?

    • Retired Spook October 24, 2022 / 10:04 am

      Well, that’s easy — we’re going to electric trucks.

      • Amazona October 24, 2022 / 2:30 pm

        Why didn’t I think of that? All those truckers just need to get down to their electric truck superstore in the next few weeks, to head off a supply chain crisis that makes the last/current one look like good times.

        Of course, till John Deere starts making electric tractors there won’t be much food to haul. Silver lining…………

      • Retired Spook October 24, 2022 / 4:13 pm

        It’ll make dieting a lot easier.

    • Cluster October 24, 2022 / 10:36 am

      It’s been mentioned, but honestly there’s so much shit happening that it’s hard to decide what to cover the most. The country is imploding.

  8. Jeremiah October 24, 2022 / 1:36 pm

    Another America’s Got Talent star dies. Age 44.

    These Covid shots are killing people by the thousands. If you know what’s good for you, don’t get the jab.

    • Amazona October 24, 2022 / 2:31 pm

      You’re a little late to this party, Jeremiah—-we’ve been saying that for a couple of years now. Check out Coffee and Covid for lots of news about this, as well as Dr. Malone.

      • Amazona October 24, 2022 / 2:37 pm

        There’s also this:

        Spike Protein Disrupting Immunity in Millions After COVID Infection or Vaccination: Here’s How It’s Being Treated
        The spike proteins cause inflammation, turn off type 1 interferon response, and reduce autophagy among other things, all of which adds up to a dysregulated immune system

      • Jeremiah October 24, 2022 / 3:22 pm

        No, I knew it for a long time, I just wanted to re-emphasize it. The importance of this is paramount to sparing a large portion of our population. I pray people will wake up soon to the fact that communists are hell bent on gaining power, and they will use every evil idea in their playbook to do it.

  9. Amazona October 24, 2022 / 8:10 pm

    Oh, dear. Biden has really gotten serious about gun control.

    BIDEN: “My legislation says there can be no more than eight bullets in a round, okay?”

    And one of several great responses:

    Well it must have passed. I couldn’t find any eight-bullet rounds at any of the gun stores I went to today.

  10. Tim October 25, 2022 / 11:20 pm

    NEW: WPXI Online Poll
    Who won the PA Senate Debate?
    (R) Mehmet Oz — 82%
    (D) John Fetterman — 18%

    Gotta be hurtful to the progs no matter that the twatterati say. Fetterman was not coherent and was caught in a blatant lie about fracking.

    I know a lot of people think we cant vote our way out of these problems but I’m not ready to say that.

    • Retired Spook October 26, 2022 / 8:14 am

      Anyone who doesn’t sense a significant shift in direction is not paying attention. Democrats have overplayed their hand to an extent I’ve never seen, and voting is still the primary option to stop them.

      • Amazona October 26, 2022 / 12:26 pm

        As I have said, in my journey out of the miasma of Liberalism I didn’t have a hard time understanding the structure of the Right—that is, the Constitution and its brilliance as a foundation for a nation—but when it came to voting for a Republican it was a surprisingly hard step to take. Then I realized how deep and pervasive Identity Politics had affected my reasoning.

        Stepping away from the ideology of the Left was easy, because it really played no role in my Unexamined Liberalism. I was a Lib because—-well, just because. Because it was obvious that the Right was just so awful, and being a Lib meant a shortcut to the Higher Moral Ground. But there was no there there. It was like cotton candy. It was all fluffy and sweet on the surface, but there was no real content. So there was a vacuum of real thought and ideas, and it was easy for someone like me, seeking real meaning, to accept and admire the tenets of the Right.

        But that Identity thing—it was a speed bump for me, and that really surprised me. Once I recognized that I got over it pretty quickly, but it was there.

        So I might be more impressed than most by those who are quoted in your post, and others like them. I recognize that last little hurdle of emotional resistance to crossing over.

    • Amazona October 26, 2022 / 12:32 pm

      But the sad/scary thing is that a lot of people will vote for Fetterman anyway. Much like in the 2020 election, the votes won’t be FOR him, just AGAINST the Republican, because obviously being a Republican means he is, well, something bad.

      You may have seen the Pelosi quote where she says, of Republicans, she just can’t understand how anyone can vote for them. I thought that was really funny, as it is exactly what we think when we see her reelected every two years, and Schumer coming back to the Senate like clockwork, when we look at the Loony Tunes and toxic messes the Left sends to Congress. Adam Schiff! Gerry Nadler! The whole Squad (which I think of as more of a pack)! Mad Max! And that list goes on.

      • Cluster October 26, 2022 / 2:54 pm

        I don’t know how anyone can vote for establishment career politicians of both parties. Any objective analysis of how far this country has fallen in the last 2 decades should be enough to say enough. We need to new American blood in DC

  11. Retired Spook October 26, 2022 / 10:55 am

    Glenn Beck has been playing clips from several debates, Hochul vs. Zeldon in NY, Oz vs. Fetterman in PA, Witmer vs. Dixon in MI, being three of the most notable. It looks like those Republicans who were lamenting the plethora of bad candidates were right, they just had the parties reversed.

  12. Retired Spook October 26, 2022 / 12:28 pm

    One of the most interesting things about this election cycle, IMO, was the huge increase in turnout in GOP primary elections pretty much across the country. I can’t imagine that that won’t carry over into the general, and I can’t imagine that it won’t accrue to the GOP’s benefit. You just don’t hear ANYONE claiming they want more of the shit show we’ve seen over the last 21 months. Even our resident trolls are not saying that.

    • Cluster October 26, 2022 / 2:55 pm

      And notice the scare tactics Democrats are running on. Medicare/SS/Abortion. That’s all they can do is try and scare their base about the evil Republicans. It’s pathetic.

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