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Democracy, Labor, Unions: An Exercise in Fucktards, Plebeians, and Noobs

The world has been built on labor. Just ask any mother.

Labor DAY? What? Labor is 24/7/365/250,000, in one way or another. I’d characterize my sleep last night as somewhat laborious. Life is a labor of love. Self love.

But that’s just H. sapiens, 250,000 years strong. Of all the Homo species, sapiens are still the shortest survived. So, we’ll see. Can we survive ourselves?

…The “Labor Movement” began in the 1800s, but gained steam only after “laborers” were comfortable that there was consolidated, exigent State power to loot the founders of the capital means of the production that made their jobs possible.

It’s pretty simple: Resentment. They didn’t have the wherewithal, foresight, smarts or gusto to create, invest in, risk, etc. The capital means that allowed them to do more than scratch at dirt—that allowed them to have a  real cut, and “opulence”—like a toilet and running water—better than a 17th Century King—was not enough. That dirt-scrathching, poor immigrants to America going a ways back—before it was largely regarded as The Land of the Free—built kingdoms of jobs that paid out millions…It’s just a lucky accident. We’d have done way better with 4.5 million, top-down, federal employees—all LABORING to LOOK OUT FOR YOU!

Important wages are thanks to unions, and not individual value to an enterprise. My goodness. It’s such a tough row to hoe: go it alone, vs. gang up, get allies, and loot. LABOR DAY! Fortunately, the Division of Labor reaches to all markets. It’s remarkably resilient where people don’t want to take the risk of doing their own looting and have immunity-dispensation via law, by means of an euphemism called voting.

…But, by doG, when someone else did risk their own accumulated capital, Laboristas going to go all gift horse on it because they’re a “union,” now backed by guns, coercion, force. And it will be politically popular, because H. sapiens have replaced the ancient, natural jungle with an asphalt one…and that’s “the fault” of those who accumulate capital and risk it, too.

It’s so fucking, lafably pathetic.

I make fun of “Labor Day,” always have.

  • “Labor Day:” Doing Soviet Better Than the Soviets. Note the charts that show how private sector labor unionism is a pathetic limp dick, compared to how the public-sector has a far more effective hardon for looting from you until your great, great, great, great grandkids pay the bill you voted for them to pay and not you.
  • Labor Day Remembrance and Appreciation. Note how the labor movement began as a way to keep the chinks, dingos, n*ggers, wetbacks, waps, krauts, spuds, etc. out, all safe for WASPs. It’s reminiscent of Caesar Chavez, who began his hilariously dumb farm workers union (you can’t organize unskilled labor) as a means of keeping out “illegal” wetbacks.

How about Democracy vs. Monarchy?

Before I get to that, let me ask you to ask yourself whether, if presented the question as an experiment in thought, you don’t just do this.

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Do you actually think and consider, or just eat regurgitate?

While I’m an anarchist and support no ruler at all, I’ve said for many years that I’d take—any day—Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, or any number of others as absolute Monarch, to pass down an owned legacy, over the democratically elected pip-squeaks and clowns we have now, as temporary caretakers who loot it because there’s nothing to pass down, and all “balance of powers” is a sham that equates to consolidation of looting powers—and if it’s to be consolidated, I’d prefer it be one with some measure of human, prideful accountability…and not a fuckatarded committee who literally couldn’t design a candle, if they needed to.

…I’ve known of Hans-Hermann Hoppe, former UNLV professor, for long times. But, just as with Murray Rothbard, I never paid very much attention—just as I eventually decided I could think on my own and didn’t need Rand-Jesus, or others, from about 1995ish, onward. That said, this is prescient.

The Failed God: Democracy

…I lafed out loud when I caught Hans-Hermann speak at things that you might find interesting:

  • Confirmation bias and confounding variables at 1:25.
  • How Jean-Jacques Rousseau, one of the stanchest fathers of democracy, though it would only work in small “commune” circles. At 2:00.

Have at it, fucktards, plebeians, and noobs. But, in terms of the latter point of Hans-Hermann’s, see my AHS presentation at EXACTLY 13:00. What did we evolve to account for?

I ask you: who’s thinking, and who’s just regurgitating their bullshit?

…The “Labor Movement” is a silly, whoring thing. It exists only as a downstream consequence of fascism. That’s “capitalism” lite, where the State fools you into thinking that those who accumulate capital and risk it are those necessary-evil bad guys that just need to be controlled: with endless reams of regulations and stacks of paperwork that you pay every penny for in the cost of your goods and services if they turn a penny of profit, a prioi.

…”Coolest” thing is that the best capitalized have legions of lobbyists, making all you union members and voters even more pathetic and foolish. It is so laf. You’re such fucktards, plebeians, and noobs, you’ll spend a freely-earned dollar to protect a State-penny.

That penny is very valuable, even though it comes at the expense of your soul as a human animal. You got it for free: via nightsticks, guns, long black robes, painted cars, GI Joe fashions, jails, edifice, marble, oak benches, and wannabes that are your favorite people on earth. They’re looking out for you, and you believe it.

But it’s OK in America, Land of the Free. Your grandkids will pick up the tab. Just enjoy the fact that you LABORED; bemoan that someone got MORE THAN YOU; forget that you didn’t accumulate capital and risk it. Just get someone to grab it for you in SOLIDARITY! What a pathetic standard to bear: “I’m going to be as much of a fucktard as the lowest common denominator.” SOLIDARITY!

You lived paycheck-to-paycheck, despising those who did otherwise and created the means of your paycheck. You jerked off in public, voting to loot them.

You even wore a sticker on your lapel: “I Jerked Off!” But it’s OK—not only because that’s your personal business—but because its background is an American Flag, trumping all introspective thought and reflection.

Voting
“Voting” — A Big Whopping 1/300 Millionth Say In Your Own Affairs

It’s not your fault and neither is it the fault of “capitalists” (none really were, they were just looters using Division of Labor effect). They sought political power to gain advantage over competition in myriad ways, and you did the same to gain political advantage over them. You are both pathetic: false capitalists, false human animals.

Capitalists blame you, you blame capitalists; and the State garners its vote, just as surely as the poker dealer takes a spiff for the house.

…But everyone understands the poker dealer, and they understand the other players in the game.

Only fucktards, plebeians, and noobs don’t understand—or outright ignore—the State’s interest.

…We live in an entire world of State Enterprise, while we live also in a world of Anarchy that makes literally everything possible—simply because you don’t need an executive order—or even one from the city council—to get up every morning and produce a thing or two…whether on your own behalf, or on the behalf of a social circle euphemistically referred to as  a “company.”

Or, to nurture an offspring—not yet, anyway…The State has an important interest in the education of its subject zoo humans.

…I can’t really say I’m bullish on the prospects of H. sapiens.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

10 Comments

  1. Steven on September 3, 2014 at 13:02

    Well said. Let the unwashed masses do as they will with themselves. Let me be exempt.

    • Richard Nikoley on September 3, 2014 at 15:36

      Yep, exactly what I’ve said for a long time: just leave me out of it.

      Of course, that would set a precedent, al productive people would opt out, and the political class would be eaten alive.

      Consider that the productive class protect the political class form being beheaded by the plebeians.

    • Dan on September 3, 2014 at 18:08

      “Consider that the productive class protect the political class form being beheaded by the plebeians.”

      whoa…

  2. Kyle on September 3, 2014 at 21:23

    It appears there might have been a reason for labor to organize.

    Adam Smith
    “”We rarely hear, it has been said, of the combinations of masters, though frequently of those of workmen. But whoever imagines, upon this account, that masters rarely combine, is as ignorant of the world as of the subject. Masters are always and everywhere in a sort of tacit, but constant and uniform, combination, not to raise the wages of labour above their actual rate […] Masters, too, sometimes enter into particular combinations to sink the wages of labour even below this rate. These are always conducted with the utmost silence and secrecy till the moment of execution; and when the workmen yield, as they sometimes do without resistance, though severely felt by them, they are never heard of by other people”. In contrast, when workers combine, “the masters […] never cease to call aloud for the assistance of the civil magistrate, and the rigorous execution of those laws which have been enacted with so much severity against the combination of servants, labourers, and journeymen.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wealth_of_Nations

    Nevertheless, he was wary of businessmen and warned of their “conspiracy against the public or in some other contrivance to raise prices”.[81] Again and again, Smith warned of the collusive nature of business interests, which may form cabals or monopolies, fixing the highest price “which can be squeezed out of the buyers”.[82] Smith also warned that a business-dominated political system would allow a conspiracy of businesses and industry against consumers, with the former scheming to influence politics and legislation. Smith states that the interest of manufacturers and merchants “…in any particular branch of trade or manufactures, is always in some respects different from, and even opposite to, that of the public…The proposal of any new law or regulation of commerce which comes from this order, ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention.”

    “A landlord, a farmer, a master manufacturer, a merchant, though they did not employ a single workman, could generally live a year or two upon the stocks which they have already acquired. Many workmen could not subsist a week, few could subsist a month, and scarce any a year without employment. In the long run the workman may be as necessary to his master as his master is to him; but the necessity is not so immediate.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_smith

    Wall Street Owns The Country
    A Speech by Mary Elizabeth Lease (circa 1890)

    This is a nation of inconsistencies. The Puritans fleeing from oppression became oppressors. We fought England for our liberty and put chains on four million of blacks. We wiped out slavery and our tariff laws and national banks began a system of white wage slavery worse than the first. Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street. The great common people of this country are slaves, and monopoly is the master. The West and South are bound and prostrate before the manufacturing East. Money rules, and our Vice-President is a London banker. Our laws are the output of a system which clothes rascals in robes and honesty in rags. The [political] parties lie to us and the political speakers mislead us. We were told two years ago to go to work and raise a big crop, that was all we needed. We went to work and plowed and planted; the rains fell, the sun shone, nature smiled, and we raised the big crop that they told us to; and what came of it? Eight-cent corn, ten-cent oats, two-cent beef and no price at all for butter and eggs-that’s what came of it. The politicians said we suffered from overproduction. Overproduction, when 10,000 little children, so statistics tell us, starve to death every year in the United States, and over 100,000 shopgirls in New York are forced to sell their virtue for the bread their niggardly wages deny them… We want money, land and transportation. We want the abolition of the National Banks, and we want the power to make loans direct from the government. We want the foreclosure system wiped out… We will stand by our homes and stay by our fireside by force if necessary, and we will not pay our debts to the loan-shark companies until the government pays its debts to us. The people are at bay; let the bloodhounds of money who dogged us thus far beware.
    http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/marylease.html

  3. Anand Srivastava on September 3, 2014 at 23:33

    I think you are throwing the baby with the bathwater. Yes the current system is far less than optimal. Yes Communism would be worse. But the option of Monarchy is not a good one. Its not a meritocracy. What you are wanting is some way to get the best to have all the powers. But who decides who is the best? Monarchies flow to their children, which is the worst way to decide meritocracy.

    The other option of anarchy is a romantic dream. Its not practical in this world of million wants. Its possible only when people have few wants, they live in small villages and produce whatever they need and don’t want what others have, or traded honestly with other people. This was practical when the wants were less, and weapons could not destroy several dozen such villages. This is not practical in todays world.

    Any solution that you propose has to take into consideration the human nature. Anarchy does not take that into consideration. That need to have other peoples stuff, that many people have and always have had, which caused wars in the past. Doesn’t work now with the million wants and hugely destructive weapons.

    I think the present problem of US is not because of Democracy. The problem is because of concentration of Power. Too much power anywhere causes problems. The same happens in Monarchy or Anarchy. What we want to is to have a system where the power is distributed in as small units as practically possible. Kind of like it was in the US when your constitution was created. The center had little power, and states were all powerful. Switzerland is I believe the only place where such a government exists. Or you could go to very tiny countries.

    The ideal form of govt would be to have small communities form communities of communities. And the center being a community of these conglomerations. I do think creation of such a govt is not really likely in larger countries due to serendipity, otherwise it would have formed. Also over time, power tends to concentrate towards the center as it has happened in the US.

    • Richard Nikoley on September 14, 2014 at 09:15

      I by no means think Monarchy is a solution, Anand. The larger point here is that the grand distinction between monarchy, democracy, republicanism, isn’t so grand as people make it out to be. There are important tradeoffs.

      Otherwise yes, anarchy begins at home and small groups are more optimal.

  4. Kyle on September 4, 2014 at 18:54

    Interesting thoughts from Nick Hanauer.

    The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats

  5. Bret on September 6, 2014 at 20:02

    Holy crap, that section on voting is about the funniest thing I have read in my entire life.

    Richard, I hope you will not mind if I actually make some “I jerked off!” buttons come November (no pun intended).

    • Richard Nikoley on September 7, 2014 at 02:55

      You’ll be happy to know I’m doing a whole post on jerking off. Tomorrow. Since it’s 3 am, prob more like after noon

      I have no schedule.

    • Bret on September 7, 2014 at 11:28

      I certainly am happy to know that. Can’t wait–this should be lots of fun.

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