Archive for August, 2013

The Maximum Wage

Posted in Politics on August 23rd, 2013

What Are You Worth?There are those, including Obama, who continually clamor for the Minimum Wage to be significantly increased. Indeed, calls for such an increase are currently part of Obama’s repertoire of his ever-ongoing campaign speeches. In truth, a majority of the masses – including 60% of the GOP, who should know better – want the federally mandated minimum wage to be increased significantly.

Self-interest, sympathy, and a national pathology of equating work with worth have conspired to make people believe that increasing the minimum wage is a good and proper thing. The Biblical admonition (1 Timothy 5:18) that worker is worth his wage still resonates strongly in American society.

The greatest and most societally damaging piece of this is the thought that the worker is worth anything at all in this context. The worker isn’t worth anything; nor is the worth of that worker properly measured by his or her wage. The work, and only the work, has worth that can be measured by a wage or price. Hence, it is the work that the worker performs that is worth the wage that he or receives for it.

This is the problem with attempting to raise the Minimum Wage. Doing so ignores the simple economic fact that the work often isn’t worth more than what that wage is now and, in some cases, isn’t really worth even that. These jobs are already paying the Maximum Wage that can be afforded for the work being done.

Most minimum wage jobs are either in industries with low profit margins or in fields where the work being performed by the menial, low-wage workers is, or was, of the nature of a customer perk or bonus. Most of the latter were service-oriented and have already been reduced or deprecated in favor of customer self-service options, e.g., trollies replacing skycaps and disposable flatware and such replacing dishwashers. Raising the labor costs in the low profit margin industries such as the fast food industry will, one way or another, put people relying upon these jobs out of work.

It will also effectively cull many younger and minority workers from those jobs because they’re less productive than other workers. As profit margins drop lower the employers will be forced to apply higher standards for such employment, standards that haven’t been necessary to-date.

These are just some of the negative impacts of trying to force employers to pay more than the maximum effective wage for a job.

The Liberals’ Racism

Posted in Politics, Society on August 20th, 2013

white-mans-burden-jpg Liberals and Progressives are really into labeling American Whites as racists, all the while ignoring and/or denying their racism which, in point of fact, is more endemic and more pernicious than anything that has been been displayed by any measurable number of Americans for more than a generation.

Theirs is the racism of lowered expectation and the caretaker mentality that goes with it. Note that this racist attitude is nothing new and has been used as an excuse for far greater harm than the modern Liberals and Progressives attempt.

The White Man’s Burden

Take up the White Man’s burden–
Send forth the best ye breed–
Go bind your sons to exile
To serve your captives’ need;
To wait in heavy harness,
On fluttered folk and wild–
Your new-caught, sullen peoples,
Half-devil and half-child.

Take up the White Man’s burden–
In patience to abide,
To veil the threat of terror
And check the show of pride;
By open speech and simple,
An hundred times made plain
To seek another’s profit,
And work another’s gain.

Take up the White Man’s burden–
The savage wars of peace–
Fill full the mouth of Famine
And bid the sickness cease;
And when your goal is nearest
The end for others sought,
Watch sloth and heathen Folly
Bring all your hopes to nought.

Take up the White Man’s burden–
No tawdry rule of kings,
But toil of serf and sweeper–
The tale of common things.
The ports ye shall not enter,
The roads ye shall not tread,
Go mark them with your living,
And mark them with your dead.

Take up the White Man’s burden–
And reap his old reward:
The blame of those ye better,
The hate of those ye guard–
The cry of hosts ye humour
(Ah, slowly!) toward the light:–
“Why brought he us from bondage,
Our loved Egyptian night?”

Take up the White Man’s burden–
Ye dare not stoop to less–
Nor call too loud on Freedom
To cloke your weariness;
By all ye cry or whisper,
By all ye leave or do,
The silent, sullen peoples
Shall weigh your gods and you.

Take up the White Man’s burden–
Have done with childish days–
The lightly proferred laurel,
The easy, ungrudged praise.
Comes now, to search your manhood
Through all the thankless years
Cold, edged with dear-bought wisdom,
The judgment of your peers!

— Rudyard Kipling
McClure’s Magazine, 1899

Rudyard Kipling’s poem, while fully steeped in the Colonialism of the 19th century, still describes “White Man’s burden” that the Liberals and Progressives want to foist onto all of our shoulders. It may be politics, legislation, and activism in these times instead of war and “benevolent” conquest, but the underlying sentiment is the same – that the White Man must bear the burden of tending and “raising” the various minority subcultures in America.

The only fundamental differences are that this is now a domestic effort instead of foreign adventure, and what was an excuse is now the sole reason for shouldering the burden of these sullen people.

No, the dear-bought wisdom of a bygone age was frittered away and lost upon the Liberals and Progressives. Yet, times and Man do not truly change and one need only look to Africa or to Detroit to see what this shadow of Colonialism will lead to in its inevitable failure.

I Don’t Listen To Slaves

Posted in Society on August 19th, 2013

I’ll listen, at least to some extent and for some amount of time, to any man or woman of any genetic heritage. I don’t, however, listen to slaves, especially slave who cannot be freed because they’re slavery is a product of their own failings and inability to put their inherited ancestral bitterness and hatred behind them.

Mandela's Wisdom
If They Can’t Move Forward They’re Still Slaves

It’s been 148 years since US Civil War ended and with it ended slavery and yet, in the intervening six generations, the “Black Community” has not moved past that point. Like some percentage of their great-great-great-great-grandparents they’re slaves; they just haven’t any owners who are actually willing to accept them as chattel.

Thankfully, the “Black Community” is collapsing – though Obama has given it something of a resurgence – and more and more Blacks are immigrating to America in their hearts and minds.

As the culture of the “Black Community” is a slave culture – honestly, not too dissimilar in may ways to that of the Israelites under Babylonian rule – why should I or any freeman listen to them? Slaves should only speak when spoken to or when they’ve been previously instructed to speak of things. If they want to speak to me, let them free themselves from their self-imposed bondage and speak to me as an equal, neither of us responsible for- or beholden to the other. Then and only then I’ll listen.

Punishing The Poor

Posted in Politics, Society on August 18th, 2013

creepy-screamerOne of the common, recurring canards from Liberals, Progressives, their minority tenants that Americans want to “punish the poor” whenever they try to eliminate, curtail, or even restrict various forms of government largess.

This begs the question when did it become punishment to not provide handouts to individuals or groups? At what point did such handouts stop being charity and start being an entitlement?

The answer is, as every American knows, that it never changed. Handouts are charity and the withholding of such largess is not a punishment because nobody is ever entitled to handouts and no man should ever be or feel compelled to provide such to anyone.

Anyone who says differently is just a thug hellbent on theft of Americans wealth. It doesn’t matter if they’re in a hoodie and carrying a cheap 9mm pistol, hipster clothing and carry a placard, or a suit and carrying a briefcase full of legislation; a thug is thug and should be treated as one.


Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after they’re down. 😉

His Imperial Blackness

Posted in Politics on August 16th, 2013

Whether it’s immigration, gun control, federal law enforcement, Obamacare, assassinating American citizens, or anything else, Obama doesn’t care for or about Congress or the laws that they pass. His Imperial Blackness firmly maintains that he and his subordinants in the Executive branch of the federal government have unlimited powers to do as they will.

Imperial Executive Order
As The Messiah Decrees…

Imperial Executive Response
…So Shall His Slaves Obey

So far the Senate, filled as it is with Leftists, has capitulated to this in most, if not all, ways. Of course they have to do so. To defy Obama would be racist because Obama is The First Black President.