zondag 9 februari 2014

What Have You Done For Economy Recently?

So the Swiss have essentially snubbed the EU and voted against unrestricted immigration. One paragraph of the article in particular drew my attention:

Political scientist Claude Longchamp of the leading GfS Bern research and polling institute noted: “It is a key moment in the recent history of Switzerland. For the first time voters put their own concerns ahead of those of the economy and came against the free movement of people.” (emphasis mine).

In the times past people were taught to sacrifice for God and Fatherland. Now we are apparently supposed to do the same for the economy. I have noticed one thing: when the government wants to present a positive picture of the current situation, they never talk about people having better and more stable marriages, raising children well or any such thing. It's always along the lines of growing economy or economic recovery or something similar.

Economy has become a new god and a jealous one, because it's all consuming. Mothers are supposed to place the infants as young as 3 months in the daycare and get back to work, for the sake of economy. Communities are being destroyed by uncontrolled immigration in the name of economy. And now the unthinkable happened - a group of people voted for their own interests, instead of those of the big businesses. Oh, the horror! What is this world coming to???

15 opmerkingen:

  1. In the USA, mothers put their infants in daycare at six weeks old only...

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  2. You know, some couples are genuinely in need of money because young people nowadays simply are not taught thrift and not prepared to live on one income, but there is another group where mother working is a status symbol (look, I'm not some dumb housewife), and those people I detest.

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  3. Yeah! I just wonder why some people decide to have children if they refuse to raise them.

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  4. I think there is a lot of brainwashing going around to persuade women to be less maternal + the society is incredibly materialistic and things are seen as more important than people. It's the same with friendship - I'm lucky to have a couple of really good friends and we make time for each other, but lots of people don't bother with friendships any more. They don't want to invest time and efforts into relationships with others. Someone called our society nihilistic, and I agree.

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  5. Yeah, very true! I'm not a fan of daycare though. Minimum wage paid people can't bond with your child the way a parent can...

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  6. At the very least, it shouldn't be government-subsidized, imo.

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  7. Last year a young lady told me that she does not want to get married, nor to have any children. She had a very masculine appearance and scientist proved that testosterone levels are higher if women do masculine tasks and adopt a masculine attitude towards life. I told her that I considered it ok if men are better paid than feminist spinsters who claim to deserve higher wages but do not contribute more to the job than a male worker. She was so disappointed about my patriarchal opinion and therefore refused to pay the German classes I had just taught her, she was a private learner and left my home twice without paying the classes. I gently dismissed her as I understood that she actually was defying my old fashioned spirit, not to mention how touched she felt because I dared ask her to read something aloud and speak in order to check up her level. She felt humiliated because I hadn't trusted her. Some women are so difficult and so frustrated although nobody harms them. Everything started at the first lesson when we talked about labor and wages and about her future plans.
    Women are taught to fight against their nature, against their health. Why shouldn't they want children or a family? What do they expect from a lonely future and a job in a multinational company?

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  8. It shouldn't be subsidized!

    My cousin once belittled me for being just a housewife. Well it turns out her new husband is a househusband! She has such a good job, why should he work? She is quite angry at him now. I wonder if they are going to have kids, how that's going to work!

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  9. I actually think that some women are called to stay single (though by no means a majority, like they are teaching now). These are the types of women who used to become nuns in Catholic countries. If you watch old films, you will see that schools, hospitals and nursing homes were run by nuns. Those ladies were respected for their service. Of course, nuns served God and not their own ego.

    On the other hand, the majority of married women stayed home even if they didn't have any children. In fact, as I just read yesterday on some message board, in medieval times men were judged according to how they could keep their wives. The wives of serfs had to work in the fields, the middle class ladies only worked in the house and the wives of upper class warrior elite only did embroidery.

    Nowadays we are on average much wealthier and serfdom was abolished quite some time ago, so most men could afford to keep their wives home, if they wanted to. It's not like we are living in the Dark Ages.

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  10. Then feminism came and changed all that! Women are now expected to raise children and work. I know a few women who fell into it and they are not happy!

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  11. Technocratic managerial liberalism wants us to worship Mammon.

    Of course, we should tell them to go jump in a lake, and worship God alone. :)

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  12. State of the union addresses by the president used to be about how safe the nation was or how it was still a Strong Christian nation, and now, it's all about the economy, making it foremost in people's minds. I wrote a post on this a few years ago and stated that the economy is never anything we can depend on, and that each family has their own economy to look after, and that alone creates the national economy.

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