Monday, March 21, 2011

Occupations That Enslave



Without "enforcers", I think most Americans would laugh at our slavemaster politicians.  Po-lice, IRS, ATF--All of these people share some responsibility for our lack of freedom. But what about other occupations, ones with less-obvious connections to the threat of guns and cages?

Accountants--How many accountants would have a job without the Income Tax?

Carpenters--Without carpenters, how would enforcers build their "compliance centers"? Your favorite Underground Carpenter has worked for the last year on the new Las Vegas City Hall(aka, local-level oppression center).

Teachers--Through all your years in Government Indoctrination Camps, how many teachers lit the light bulb of freedom in your head?

Building Inspectors--How many inspectors ever think about how their job makes affordable housing impossible?

DMV--Compliance for the sake of compliance; is there any other reason for a Department of Motor Vehicles?

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12 comments:

  1. Wage-slaves. Everybody trains and develops skills to pretty much do one thing. Then we compete with all the other one-thingers to make enough money to buy what we need from different one-thingers. Even the farmers who live near me would go hungry if they could not buy food from others.

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  2. Hi Muddome,

    I think Heinlein said that specialization was for insects.

    In theory, specialization allows for greater productivity, which should lead to greater prosperity. In practice, though, once you farm out the production of security, food, education, etc..., you become a slave.

    I'm as big a wage slave as any. Outside of carpentry, I'm painfully inadequate. It's sad to hear you say that even farmers, the last of the self-sufficient occupations, can't meet all their food needs.

    Dave

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  3. Dave,
    I'm also a wage slave, humping a desk for the man. AutoCAD, GIS, etc. I'm doing what I can to change this though. I like what I do, but hate that I HAVE to do it. Becoming self-sufficient is a long but rewarding journey.

    It is sad about the farmers. Once a group who would be able to survive anything. Now most are monocropping whores for the corporations.

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  4. My Naval stint aside, I've never had an "enslavement" job. In retrospect, it's all been about Freedom. I've worked on boats in every aspect, from building them, to rigging them, maintenance and repair, and even operating them. I operated a power plant. And now I raise fish for stock replenishment. A mostly user-funded venture, were it not for the fedgov's vicious claws being embedded. It is federal involvement that makes certain aspects of the job a living hell, particularly on the paperwork end of things. The state has it's ridiculous hoops to jump through as well, but they're not nearly as onerous as the fedgov hoops. All of which in "exchange" for some of the money the feds steal from Texas. "You can have some back, BUT...."

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  5. Mud, GIS is pretty interesting actually. We make use of it where I work. Comes in pretty handy...

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  6. One more thing... Books are your friends, as is this interweb thingy. I rebuilt my first automatic transmission from a book. I built my first boat from plans and a book I got online. I wired my shop from a book. I built my shop, from plans I drew, from books and the 'net. You don't get anywhere unless you try! Most things aren't as complicated as they're made out to be...

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  7. Hi Mayberry,

    Re-built your automatic transmission from a book? Damn, you're a hell of a lot braver than me. I've been procrastinating putting in new spark plugs because it seems to involve taking the top of the motor off. I've looked around the innertubes for help on that, but haven't found anyone who has written about it.

    Dave

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  8. What kinda vehicle? Plugs usually aren't too difficult...

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  9. Hi Muddome,

    I'm envious! I love AutoCAD. I use Land Desktop 2008 to layout projects I work on in Vegas. I've also got Civil 3D 2010 under my belt after 8 books. I'd love to work in a civil engineering office, but right now everything connected with construction is dead here.

    I'm near some Indian farmlands along the Colorado River. In the 5 years I've been here, all I've ever seen them grow is alfalfa and cotton. Nothing edible, unless you're a horse.

    Dave

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  10. Mayberry,

    It's a 2007 Nissan XTerra. Normally spark plugs are super simple to replace, but not this vehicle.

    I'm in the middle of some projects in my front yard, so changing the spark plugs will have to wait until I've got a couple of days free. I don't do well under time pressure when I enter the unknown.

    Dave

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  11. Ah with out their enforcers this would be a different world. Innertubes you cracked me up! Dave I am assembling a collection of enforcer eradication devices. I wonder if we could call upon the UN to help us freedom fighters remove our despot.Oh wait hes funding them,guess not.

    China
    III

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  12. Hi China,

    The enforcers all believe they have a moral imperative to oppress us. I wonder sometimes if bullying is in their nature or whether they're merely under the spell of the Government Superstition.

    Dave

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