- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Dis-ing hard work

Posted by: Stuart Gort ( USA ) on December 07, 1999 at 21:48:56:

In Reply to: rosy histories posted by Gee on December 07, 1999 at 11:07:41:

Thanks Gee,

I don't think Barry will ever know the level of committment and the amount of work that goes into every successful business - its as if they grow on trees. The shear volume of successful small and large businesses testifies to the provision of capitalism and its motivational power, not only for me and my ilk but for every employee as well. It is a direct insult to me to hear my committment and the manifested results of my studiously applied values as they are exercised in this capitalistic system downplayed for the sake of promoting a fading economic theory that has yet to prove its tenets through a successful implementaion of its principles. The day the concept of the value of hard work is removed from a culture, that culture is doomed. Show me otherwise and I'll concede there is a better way than this one.

Barry is never going leave the irrationality he has embraced as manifested in his standard fallback; the capitalist threat of starvation to those who won't work for him. What comic nonsense it is to suggest that workers who don't want to work for me are subject to stavation. What an insult to intelligence and character! This whole mindset presumes that food is a right to those who won't work, that interesting work is a basic right, and that every person who interviewed for a job at my establishment and didn't accept it went out and died.

Well, they didn't, (Barry). They just went down the road and found another place to work that suited them better. If they looked and looked and couldn't find a better job, perhaps their expectations of life were raised too high by someone. Funny, I just had an interview today with a guy who said exactly this, "I'm not looking for a lot of money because my wife works at the casino. I just want to find a good job." He also told me he had been looking for 3 months. I thought of Barry just then and realized this situation was a microcosm of our conflict. The guy was sucking off his wife's provision in order to pursue his own selfish interests. His application went into the can.

Stuart (the ever hardening) Gort

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