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February 14, 2014
Pelosi, Marx, and 'Job Lock'
Did you ever wonder what inspired Nancy Pelosi and many other Democrats to spout off about the liberating freedom Obamacare provides people to escape from job drudgery and find their inner poet, photographer or musician? Is it merely aristocratic contempt for the work that lesser people provide? After all, somebody has to sweep the floors, clean the sewers, and grow the crops. Obviously, society needs unpleasant tasks performed, and we owe respect to those who do them. Actually, the Pelosiites are pursuing a dream rooted in Karl Marx. The major work in which Marx expounded on what a communist society would look like is titled The German Ideology, written in 1845. Here is a famous passage from it in which Marx expounds on the virutes of liberation from job lock that communism supposedly would provide (courtesy of Marxists.org): For as soon as the distribution of labour comes into being, each man has a particular, exclusive sphere of activity, which is forced upon him and from which...(Read Full Post)