The left has run a successful campaign to interfere with the lives and businesses that employ skilled labor for centuries now.
One of the chief methods by which it has accomplished this is by expropriating children from their families, interfering with the traditional system of apprenticeship, making family businesses run on residential property illegal, and by mandating a universal system of education which churns out a mixture of half-capable proles and indolent Brahmins with expensive educations to act as pliable bosses.
Marxism and its offshoots has been the typical method for the left to co-opt skilled labor by encouraging them to organize into protection rackets, often run by political operatives, and paid for out of the wages of skilled laborers who have been hoodwinked into believing emotive gibberish about solidarity. If you still believe in ‘solidarity,’ I invite you to visit the American cities of:
- Detroit, MI
- Bethlehem, PA
- Flint, MI
- Cleveland, OH
- Buffalo, NY
- Rochester, NY
- Syracuse, NY
- Camden, NJ
…And any other ‘rust belt’ or former ’empire state’ city that you can think of. Shout “Solidarity!” inside of a ruined factory in the Great Lakes region. Perhaps the ghost of a union man will holler back at you.
The reason why the left desires to co-opt and destroy workers who actually know what they’re doing is because their very capability is a threat to the notion of egalitarianism. The notion that a man needs to work at a trade for years before he becomes capable to practice it on his own explicitly devalues formal education.
As every unionized American industry in the 20th century has become an economic pit of failure, the left has switched to organizing cartels of government workers who are protected from competition by marginally competent gunmen. Additionally, they’ve attempted to shake down idiot-proles working in unskilled positions. None of these methods will work out for the left long term, because the workers that they suck the blood out of are going to wind up the same way as all the workers that they ‘helped’ during the 20th century.
The American software industry, and the broader less-regulated technology industry, is one of the last remnants of high-paid skilled labor remaining in the United States. The workers as individuals and as groups have been under daily assault by the Red press. Red professors, Red feminists, and traitorous workers hoping to curry favor with Red political operators have joined in on attacking the remaining companies that skirt the Federal law (scribbled by Reds, passed by Reds waving American flags) to maintain high hiring standards.
Why else does the left hate skilled workers?
- The idea of skilled labor puts Managerial Brahmins at a disadvantage. They can’t understand and don’t like a business that takes specialized knowledge to run.
- Skilled workers make lots of money. The left wants to steal as much of it as they can to pay off their vast hordes of hungry morons with a political grudge.
- Skilled labor is unfriendly to women who are unwilling to sacrifice their ability to have and care for children and to compete in a harsh professional environment.
- Skilled labor is typically only accessible to people who are of above-average intelligence and discipline. Deficiencies in either can be rectified by surfeits of either, but both can’t be lacking.
The left is typically too busy to care about the interests of skilled labor. Skilled workers are often interested in advancing to political positions (‘making the leap to management’), which also gives them a tendency to either defect against the interests of their brothers, or to be politically anodyne so as not to harm their chances of advancement.
Professional conservative political operatives tend to be completely indifferent to the interests of skilled workers. Part of this is because most American conservatives are just gelded outer party members who exist to act as political buffers for their superiors in the professional Left. The other reason is that Managerialists with a fundamentally leftist perspective on the human species tend to fund the major conservative foundations.
This is one of the reasons why both parties tend to do whatever they can to flood the labor market with foreigners, and do nothing to dismantle the inherently anti-skill mentality of the modern bureaucratic state. Milquetoast psuedocaptains of industry will murmur about ‘meritocracy’ out of the sides of their mouths without explaining what they really mean.
Perhaps this is because they remember what happened to William Shockley, the inventor of the transistor, when he spoke out against the tyrannical leveling labor legislation that continues to ruin America to this day. His example shows that a position at Stanford and a record as an ingenious scientist and businessman are not enough to protect you from the long knives of the Left. The public firing and mass-libel of Brenden Eich occurred for far less.
What should rightists do to defend the interests of skilled workers? Unfortunately, there’s not much that can really be achieved at this stage other than to staunch the bleeding by informing skilled workers who may be dazed by the daily attacks on their professions and companies (and by extent, their livelihoods, their families, and their property) by the bloodthirsty Red press.
Every day, disgusting propagandists at failing companies like the New York Times collectively lick their fangs, publishing libelous hit pieces against the culture of skilled workers, particularly in software engineering. The workers themselves tend to be unwilling to take sides, because they know that making a public stand could result in them losing their career, by extent harming their wives and children should they have them.
The trouble with these methods is that an economic model that rests on forcing people to become pliant morons to be manipulated ‘scientifically’ and within a wise program of ‘regulation’ by clueless Harvard graduates is that it is not a globally competitive one. It was never a terribly good idea, but Washington Experts will cling to it until the end.
In history, the difference between incompetent government and competent government is the one between annihilation and independence.
If it will remain possible to maintain advanced civilization on this continent, skilled workers are going to need to cut those guys out of the arrangement. They’re going to need to say “no” to reducing hiring standards, to accepting pay cuts to hire incompetents for political purposes, and to the notion of taking orders from wretched leftists who want nothing more than to suck their betters dry, to leave their cities in ruins, and their families destroyed.
The typical response of a skilled worker to this political assault is to wonder to themselves what they have to say to make it all go away.
The only accurate answer is “Nothing, because they will never stop until they have taken everything that you have and crushed everything that you care about.”
The critical weakness of the destroyers is that they can’t achieve what they want if there is resistance, whether active or passive. And to resist, there needs to be awareness of what must be resisted, how, and where.
The Right should also realize that it will never get anywhere by sucking the toes of eccentric magnates looking to buy Republican politicians because they’re for sale at a cheaper price than Democrats are. It is also an enormous waste of resources to beg for votes within a political structure that systematically operates against the interests of the Right.
Instead, the focus should be on the capable people who keep the trains running, the servers from failing, the crude oil pumping, the power running, and the lights staying on. It is those people who are being denigrated, dishonored, and terrorized on a daily basis by the political scribblers who have never worked a day of real work in their entire lives, with a head full of crass sarcasm which conceals a murderous agenda.