According to a post on zerohedge today, there’s a shortage of workers and a lot of unemployed people aren’t trying to get a job (https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/nobody-wants-work-job-openings-soar-all-time-high-93-million-record-numbers-quit-their-job). I’m guessing that this news isn’t with regard to long term unemployed people displaced earlier in the Great Recession. In addition, the number of people quitting their job has increased, lately.
The ZeroHedge article blames federal stimulus dollars for this new shortage. Zerohedge postulates that people have enough money from stimulus checks to turn away from available jobs. The article I mention on ZeroHedge doesn’t blame pay (lower wages) or the kind of work (warehouse stocking or grocery cashier) that’s available. Neither does it consider that people have been driven out of jobs and their previous job-linked lifestyle habits by agressive political policies. Covid-19 policies were a radical approach in response to a lab engineered virus that many people were already immune to . When healthy people were isolated unnecessarily and some jobs were deemed inessential (which sounds a lot like unimportant) a lot of people lost their daily routine and chance to make money. Someone who wasn’t them turned off the flow of their opportunity. Is their hesitation to strive on towards new employment mysterious in view of these happenings?
Zerohedge also failed to notice the number of corporate buyouts that have closed many jobs and caused unemployment for many people over several decades all across America. Financialization and outsourcing have harmed the American job market over a long period. I think it isn’t surprising that people are pausing before they jump back into a job.
There have been a series of disappointments in the American job market. Lots of people have spent money getting trained for what they hoped would be a long term career, only to find a short-term job that didn’t pay off their debt at the university. When they can’t continue working in the field that they trained to work in, there have been only low-wage alternatives. Why wouldn’t America move slowly towards job seeking in the face of so many obstacles to an employment payoff?
Numerous sources continue to declare a new normal. There has been such a variety of vile content on TV and radio that many have stopped listening to or watching them. One blog called it irritainment instead of infotainment. Psy-ops experts say some of the content found over the airwaves is meant to be harmful. So we see a turning. But what direction and what does it mean for the future?
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According to Hannah Arrendt’s book, The Origins of Totalitarianism, governments moving towards a totalitarian future secure their move to totalitarianism by ignoring the rules by which people have agreed to govern their society. Totalitarian governance proceeds by ignoring Constitutions. A recent move by the Legislature of Washington to tax the income of people residing in Washington state is alarming because the Washington State Consitution forbids the state to charge income taxes. Governor Inslee wants this bill and he along with the Democrat majority in the Washington legislature is ignoring the Washington State Constitution.
A power grab in politics is scary anytime. Since January 6th when Congress refused to investigate well documented election fraud attested by numerous witnesses, it has been clear that the public’s vote may not be able to influence American politics through elections. Elections seem already to be illegitimate. What murky forces are guiding our politics are not clear.
Governor Inslee has decided that he doesn’t need to pay attention to the Washington Constitution. It bodes ill for our state of Washington to codify laws that go against our written Constitution. Was Governor Inslee even elected into his office or did digital voting count him into office without a real tally of support from Washington’s residents? Is he working for the state of Washington or is he working for a new global power group that doesn’t follow any agreed upon rules at all?
Meanwhile, Governor Inslee has refused to open the state of Washington for ordinary business without quarantine restrictions in a way that is also a power grab that stands independent of reasonableness. He’s held out as long as he can (I think until June 20th). The deathrate from covid-19 was never enough to require a quarantine, and the restrictions on people’s freedoms weren’t necessary and they weren’t effective at stopping the spread or changing outcomes for the better. PCR testing produced mostly false positive results so we may never know the real number of illnesses or the real number of deaths. Shutting down economic activity in many businesses allowed global interests to reshape society. Or maybe it was an illegal criminal syndicate that organized our politics around deception and fraud. In either case, someone or some group is trying to reshape American society against the wishes and desires of most Americans.
Many workplaces now forbid their employees to express any opinion about covid rules, or about gender pronoun reform or crime and the police, or really about any American issue. Everyone is just supposed to go along to get along at the workplace and that means keeping silent. People can’t say what they believe about controversial topics and remain employed. Interestingly, what this has caused isn’t widespread acceptance of media stated positions. Instead, people wait to state their opinions only when speaking one-on-one with someone who isn’t a workmate or their boss. People are more secretive in the workplace. But they still don’t agree with a lot that’s happening around America.
Media is trying to convince us all that there’s a huge divide between the left Democrats and the right Republicans, but we all saw Congress’s united resistance to an investigation of voter fraud. I don’t believe that there’s any difference between the powerful Democrats and powerful Republicans. They are playing politics by a new set of rules that are unknown to most of us.
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