I understand the economic arguments: you lose your job in the creative destruction of "capitalism" and another, higher-paying one is created for you. Efficiency and high pay!
But I wonder. The average IQ is 100, which means half the people in this country have IQs of less than 100. They are not going to be retrained for any new jobs. In the past they worked at food-processing plants and steel mills and made good money.
Not any more. These days, they work at fast-food places, and they sure aren't going to make a living wage at them.
Leftists believe IQ is just a social construct and everyone has the capacity to do anything. Good luck with that.
In fact, the way things are going now, anybody with an IQ of less than 100 is going to be totally worthless to the economy. They will get little respect or have much dignity. Actually, it's getting to the point your IQ has to be about 120 to be able to get a decent job. Otherwise you're just throwaway.
It appears that for every point below 120, the more worthless you are, until your IQ gets so low you are completely worthless.
So what to do with such people? For one thing, they'll live their lives on welfare, and fill their days with TV, drugs, drinking, living lives of drama because they have no meaning or purpose or importance to their lives...and the excitement and revenge of crime. Lives, ultimately, of despair, ones which they try to obliterate through drugs and alcohol.
Bread and circuses. We'll end up like the Romans, who had chariot races between fake, made-up teams such as the the Blues, the Greens, the Reds and the Whites. Supporters of each ended up brawling with the others.
Some people know what's going on, but they aren't in the government. Maybe a few.
People who live among the barbarians are going to retreat to their walled fortresses, such as high in the hills above Los Angeles. The rest will end up moving to states with people with shared values.
Mexico takes its poor and stupid and tries to shove them on the U.S. Where are we going shove ours? Perhaps the richer will move to Beverly Hills in Space, like in the movie, Elysium, and gave the world over to everyone else? The rich and the poor, with no one in-between?
At this rate, the middle class is going to mostly evaporate. Of course, this problem will never stand. It never does. Perhaps we'll just be overwhelmed by the stupid, like in Idiocracy.
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