More from the ideologues of happy automation:
“We should be excited about automation, because what it could potentially mean is more time educating ourselves, more time creating art, more time investing in and investigating the sciences, more time focused on invention, more time going to space, more time enjoying the world that we live in,” she said. “Because not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage.”
Yes, that’s exactly what all those unemployed coal miners have been doing in West Virginia. They’ve been creating art and going to space. I’ve been so worried about them but how silly of me.
“Let them go to space” is the 21st-century equivalent of “let them eat cake.”
Of course, people who extol the joys of joblessness – and this is a trend that started back in the 1989s – have zero interest in quitting their own jobs and going on UBI. To the contrary, you couldn’t drag them out of the office to save your life.
No, the joblessness we are supposed to celebrate is the kind experienced by the young men in the twenties I recently wrote about who are out of the workplace and not even trying to look for a job. The solution that progressives offer to these young men’s situation is to make sure that the government (and not their parents) pays for their addictions, more of which will be legalized and mainstreamed.
This is the grand plan. And I find it a lot more dangerous and inhuman than anything Trump has ever suggested.
And I knew it would get here:
During a talk at SXSW yesterday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got an audience question about automation and jobs and answered by saying, “We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work. We should be excited by that.”
Because it always does.
Of course, she’s excited by it because she’s doing the bidding of the tech industry. It’s FB and Twitter that need millions people out of work, glued to the screens, medicated to the gills, and consuming mountains of cheap crap paid for by the taxes of the fortunate few who get to work. That’s the ideal world for these “socialists.” And they are not trying to conceal it.
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Belgium. But it’s ok, the creators of these floats probably suffered a lot and it wasn’t a very long time ago like that boring Holocaust the evil Jews always trot out.
(For those who are not in the US, I’m parodying the narrative advanced by Juan Cole and many others to explain the anti-Semitism that is raging on the US left).
Which one is you?
I’m totally A. My sister is totally B. Not surprisingly, she’s an entrepreneur and I’m a tenured academic. I’m risk-averse to an insane degree, which makes me useless for business.