The latest wave of recession firings and layoffs overwhelmingly hit men. From the Wall Street Journal we hear yet again how Federal Government salaries are soaring, with benefits and free insurance to boot. As workers in the private sector are hanging on by their fingernails, the government is coming down on people harder than ever. More taxes, more regulation, more agencies managing your life. This is change you can believe in.
Meanwhile in reality, the numbers of suicides is up. In upscale neighborhoods where couples with upper incomes have just made it into a McMansion, many men are out of work. Knowing they'll lose their wives and children and not finding work, they sometimes choose to take their own lives. More often, they become waiters and retail clerks so they can serve the moronic and overweight government workers who are laughing through this recession/depression.
I've seen the desperation in eyes of so many guys who see no future in the workplace. Costs are too high, the market is scared and very few jobs are safe or paying enough to support a household. I dropped in on a colleague recently who had me watch his office for ten minutes while he took a business call. At least half the employees talked about quitting immediately in search of better work. Pay was down, sales were down, and there was real fear.
Of course there are a lot of people who laugh at this, and say the middle class had it coming, that we were too content for too long. It's time for rich people to laugh at us again, and poor people to spend our tax dollars on booze and cigarettes.
Most of the victims are men; mostly white men, but lots of blacks and hispanics. The economy has turned female; geared toward female interests, female business models, and women are loving it. Of course, the men in their lives are suffering and this is a sign that the government must take corrective action against women losing their position in the workforce.
Men committing suicide in greater numbers? Men turning to drugs, alcohol, crime in greater numbers? This is a disaster for a nation that cannot lose its way, but clearly is. Probably 90% of our young people are Obama robots ready to cast their next votes for leftist tyranny. While they act out their mommy and daddy issues at the ballot box, the rest of us have to take the hit and simply keep going.
America is lost.