Orwellian DoubleThink: Welfare is Employment

DoubleThink Series, part 1

We couldn’t end the wars and bring all of the personnel home to a nation whose unemployment rate is already busting at the seems.  Therefore, the wars are a very costly part of the welfare state.  We can’t end the War on Drugs, because the DEA agents, prison guards, the court system, parole officers, and the rest of their support staff are part of the welfare nation.  We can’t simplify the tax code to a flat rate with little or no exemptions, because the bookkeepers, CPAs, accounting professors, and tax attorneys are part of the welfare nation.  We cannot streamline healthcare or the department of education, because they are part of the welfare nation.  We can’t stop the massive “Top Secret” Surveillance-Industrial Complex, because they employ millions in the welfare nation. Finally, we can’t end the Wall Street casino, or no one will be left with a job.  And this says nothing of the record 40 million people on food stamps which is considered the bad welfare by the establishment.

It seems like the entire U.S. economy is a giant Ponzi scheme where very little tangible production happens.  We live in a giant welfare economy which makes real solutions to problems nearly impossible.  In fact the problems seem to be the solutions.  It’s almost as if the corporate-government must keep breaking things to create false jobs and phony GDP numbers (see 9-11, WMD, BP oil spill, and Pakistan).  Furthermore, the solutions offered to us tend restrict our freedom.  It may be time to re-evaluate how we think of jobs and production in general as the welfare nation will soon run out of monopoly money.


Part 3: War is Peace
Part 4: Illness is Health
Part 5: Collapse is Recovery
Part 6: Tyranny is Safety

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