If You Hate Work, You Will Love Obamacare

Bizarre statement from Jay Carnie this week: Job lock stops Americans from following their dream, now we can all have our medical care subsidized by the government (meaning “the collective” or as techno utopians would say, “the community”) if we don’t like our jobs.

Problem is that some pundits–including conservatives like Weekly Standard–have taken this up to say “if you want to be an artist” or “if you want to be a musician” you can quit your job and you’ll be covered by Obamacare.

This is really not funny if you are a musician trying to stay alive while the government erodes private property rights and lets pretty much anyone who wants to steal copies of our music and lets political cronies like Google sell advertising and dance on our graves.  It also belittles people who choose music or the arts as a career.

Which doesn’t mean that it’s absolute insanity to argue this “job lock” as yet another way to undermine the economy and the tenant of hard work that is at the core of the City on a Hill.  This is trying to get us on a reduced work like southern Europe and it’s all worked out so well there.

But you don’t need to ridicule musicians and artists who struggle harder than ever to make that point unless you’re also willing to enforce the law and protect artist rights like you would anyone else.


The Buddy System, Redistribution and IP in Libertarianistan

Got to reading President Reagan’s announcement of his candidacy from 1975!  Wonderful words, and unreal how much 1975 sounds like 2013!

In my opinion, the root of these problems lies right here–in Washington, D.C.

Our nation’s capital has become the seat of a “buddy  system” that functions for its own benefit–increasingly insensitive to the needs of the American worker who supports it with his taxes.

Today it is difficult to find leaders who are independent of the forces that have brought us our problems–the Congress , the bureaucracy, the lobbyists, big business and big labor.

If Reagan were running today, I bet he would add “Big Tech” to that list, in particular Google.  No better example of the 2014 “buddy system” than in Obama cozying up to Google and giving them government contracts, tax breaks, and aiding and abetting Google’s assault on private property.

No matter how much Google wants to make it sound like they care about conservatives like me, they sure don’t vote that way.  Who do you think swung the election for Obama with micro-targeted ad campaigns?  Online ads for Dog Lovers Against Romney, etc etc.

Google is also behind trying to create a Libertarianistan, where Google rules your life like fake compassionate statist technocrats.  They just try to sucker us into working as slave labor for their data mining value extracting economic soda straw.

You are starting to see Google-backed “libertarians” appear at conferences and do posts for 3rd tier sites that attack “Hollywood” for sticking up for private property rights in intellectual property.  See we are all supposed to hate “Hollywood” because of Google’s buddy Barbra Streisand.  But that’s the sucker punch.

You have to wonder about some of these guys.  You see them around now at conferences.  Their the ones with no apparent means of support, but they all feed the party line and claim to represent “young people” the “new generation”.  And they are all feeding the line: If Republicans want to win, they need to tap into the new generation’s desire to get more free stuff–by stealing music and movies that Google sells the advertising on.

All they are doing is setting up false idols in Libertarianistan and cementing crony capitalism between Google and Obama.  Like Reagan’s old “buddy system.”