Thursday, February 16, 2012
For my British pals...
Finally, there's mischief afoot that may be hopping the pond, coming soon to a legislature/state unemployment office near you. This Guardian article, ertain UK laws now require folks who collect unemployment (in UK called "jobseekers allowance" so folks don't forget to look for a job I guess) to participate in various community service schemes where they work full time for zip under the guise of "training for future employment". While this wasn't supposed to have anything to do with the corporate world, the public, private wall of separation has been severely breached and voila! the corporate scavangers have moved into to take advantage. And who's to say they can't?? Fox guards henhouse! How 'bout working the night shift for Tesco, the Walmart of Britain, for no pay, while the corporation dangles the chance of a job someday before your eyes. (Actually you' re only promised an interview. ) The writer distills the message:
British companies have refused to particpate in this government fiasco (bravo Sainsbury and Waterstones) that is essentially training the British public to work full time for no pay in return for an unemployment check, a check YOU paid into with your taxes, in collective social agreement (known as government) with your fellow citizens, a covenant to support each other from the common coffer when you can't find a job.
That the public could tolerate such a thing really blew me away. But this mentality that if you're poor, or jobless, you are somehow at fault, lazy, lacking some basic human value, seems to be rooting itself into the western psyche right along with blaming the Greek "lifestyle" (god, at least they have one!) for the mess International Banking got them in. Imagine being forced to choose between destitution or the indignity of working for free. And how are you sposed to look for a job if you're working for free?? It's essentially indentured servitude. Read more about this insidious ruse here, including some of the stores Brits or traveling Americans may want to boycott in the UK that are taking advantage of the unemployed, (Boots, TK Maxx, Topshop, etc).
Those poor corporations. They richer they get the more they seem to disdain humanity, the less human they appear. Soon they'll regress down the evolutionary ladder to resemble lower ape species. Hey, then we can drag those knuckle walkers to the Supreme Court and present them as evidence against their own "personhood."
If we're allowed in court by then.
Oh what they hey, here's Sarah Palin talking with Jesus Christ.