The Curse Of The Drinking Classes

VennerRoad By VennerRoad, 21st Mar 2018 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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What do Donald Trump and feminist airheads have in common? More than you’d think.

The Curse Of The Drinking Classes

Donald Trump ran for President on many issues, but one of the most important was “Jobs, jobs, jobs”. At the moment, entitled, privileged, mainly white feminist agitators are calling not only for equal pay - something they’ve had for decades - but equal representation. In the boardroom and other positions of power, not in dangerous and/or dirty jobs, especially those that don’t pay so well.

Feminist clamouring for glamorous jobs is based largely on misconceptions. Becoming an MP or a Congresswoman may seem alluring because of the opportunity it appears to give them to push men around, but the long hours, protocol, and higher standards of behaviour expected of everyone who holds such positions will soon disavow them of that notion.

These are all career women or career minded women. Likewise, Donald Trump is a career man. He may have had a well-deserved reputation as a playboy when he was younger, but he has never shied away from hard work. A career is one thing, a vocation or a calling is another entirely. Percentagewise there are extremely few of us who can achieve their goals as far as this is concerned. Having a calling is like having a hobby instead of a job, and getting paid for it. The glamour professions are heavily represented among those with vocations: thespians, musicians, people who are paid to write be they journalists, scriptwriters, novelists or technical authors, but even these can be hard work with a capital W.

Few people lead more glamorous lives than A List actors, actressses and directors, or top rock musicians, but there are downsides. Learning lines, sitting around on a set from early morning until late at night. Rehearsing, writing new material, touring endlessly year in, year out. All these take a toll. Look how many people in these fields go through marriage after marriage, divorce after divorce. Look how many of them have serious substance abuse problems ending up in rehab, or sometimes going to an early grave. In spite of the rewards: big money, celebrity, even adoration, many ask themselves if it is really worth it.

Accountants, dentists, doctors, engineers, lawyers...may seldom make the spotlight, but they are high earners, members of the 1%, and in spite of the hours they often need to put in, the financial rewards are worth it. Then there is the rest of us. A builder has a trade, as does a plumber, they may earn good money, even if the cost is a peripatetic lifestyle, but a trade is not a calling. Would anyone build houses or unblock pipes for any length of time without financial reward, even those who could afford to?

Then there are those countless millions of men and women for whom work is a necessary evil. If you live in a city of any size, you will pass hundreds or thousands of such people every day, serving in shops and eateries, cleaning the streets, delivering goods. Then there are all those you don’t see, labouring on farms, on oil rigs, on fishing boats.

Donald Trump’s promise of “Jobs, jobs, jobs” sounded like music to the ears for millions of American workers, but it was and is entirely the wrong message, as is the clamouring of the sisterhood for highly paid positions of power and authority.

Aldous Huxley published Brave New World in 1932; Orwell published 1984 in 1948, but not all such works of science fiction prophesied a dystopian future. There were some who imagined us living like The Jetsons. It was reasonably predicted that by the turn of the Millennium there would be bases on the Moon, but to date only twelve men have walked on its surface, and the last time we went there was 1972, before most of the people on this planet were born. As well as conquering space, there were those, like the great Major Douglas, who questioned the wage-slave mentality. Why should people have to work “for a living”, why are there so many make-work jobs, why with exponential advances in technology, can’t purchasing power be delivered to the broad mass of the people without they’re having to put in forty or more hours a week, week in, week out, for the best years of their lives? And why are those who often through no fault of their own cannot live with this, penalised so drastically, often ending up on skid row, in prison, or worse? Why indeed? The alternative to the current régime will be explored in a subsequent article.


Donald Trump, Feminism, Make-Work, The Jetsons, Wage Slavery

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