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Cutting Down the Amerikan-style Bar Dependency

Posted: November 18, 2015 in aggressive lowlifes, alcohol, alcoholic dens, ale, ale houses, American Independence from the British Empire, Amerikan Empire, Amerikan political-economic nightmare, Anti-Saloon League, Bacchus, bank debit cards, bar conversations, bar owners, bar patrons, barrels, bars, bartenders, beers, binge drinkers, bodegas, booze, bordellos, brasserie, Canterbury Tales, capitalism, card games, carnival, casks, Chaucer, cities, clientelle, cocktails, community, concoctions, conflict, convenience stores, counters, cover charges, cultural personality, culture, customer marks, dignity, drinkers, drinking at home, drinking establishments, drinks, drunkeness, DUIs, Eighteenth-Ammendment, employees, Europe, European Civilization, extermination, eye candy, Falstaff, football, fraudsters, free drinks, freedmen, freedom, freeholders, gambling, game nights, Global Monopoly Capitalism, gun fights, hangouts, happy hours, hipsters, history, honor, hotels, idolatry, imprisonment, innkeepers, inns, Internet, kneipe, landlords, licensing, liquor stores, liquors, lock ins, lodging, loose women, male spaces, markets, mead, meat markets, modernity, money, monopolies, music, newspapers, nightclubs, oblations, opera houses, order out, owner class, PAN, partying, police, pool halls, prepared foods, Priapus, professional sports, Prohibition, pubs, repeal, rip-off joints, roads, Roman civilization, rudeness, salaries, saloons, savage capitalist system, scams, sensuality, Shakespeare, sloppy sex, small business owner class, soccer, social class, social inventions, speakeasies, spirits, supermarkets, tabernae, take outs, taverns, tenants, themed bars, tickets, tills, tipping scams, tips, toilets, trade, travel, travelers, US federal government, violence, visitors, wage slaves, wages, Wild West, wines, Woman's Christian Temperance Movement, Woman's Crusade 1873, women
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Some social inventions have endowed humanity’s diversity for millennium. The public market was one such social invention, but modern capitalism exterminated that one.

The monopolies of print newspapers were definitely not one of them. Idolatry and innuendo of the printed word can only go so far, and thankfully, the Internet is destroying that media. European civilization did gift the world two good things however: the game of football, or soccer as we say in the States, and public drinking establishments.

Yet, I now despise bars. I used to enjoy visiting such alcoholic dens. But even when a few bars have had good tasting food to offer – I cannot do it anymore – nor can I afford it anymore. I have seen the light of Reason. But a more important question begs to order: what happened to public drinking establishments in the States? The American Revolution was partly started in urban taverns, and the Wild West lived inside of western saloons.

We must return to Roman civilization. The first bars were actually Tabernae, or taverns. These little stores and eating-drinking establishments had the complete bottom floor to the roads. The owners were often freedmen who got into the trade in order to supply urban dwellers and other visitors ready-made, cheap foods and cheap drinks.

There was not much mead, nor bier, or beer, in those Roman cities. Instead, the cauponis, or innkeepers, served vino, or wine, out of cool, large wooden casks, called cellae, with the most expensive regional grape representing Falernia. The first bars or taverns were more similar to the small convenience stores with large wine barrels, now called bodegas, currently found all over Spain.

Thanks to this popular Roman experiment in social class climbing and cheap oblations, the invention spread all over European civilization, from the steppes of the Rus, or Russia, to the hills of Hibernia, or Ireland, from the fjords of Norvege, or Norway, to the mountains of Iberia, or Spain. Europeans would never lose their shoddy reputations as the Kings of Binge Drinkers and ad-hoc partying. Roman Carnival just never ended for all of them: Bacchus, (Drink), Pan, (Music), and Priapus, (Sloppy Sex). In our absurd contemporary world, we can now add, football, or Soccer, into the sensual mix.

German culture had the kneipe, while French culture preferred the brasserie. The Spanish set up mesones. For the sake of this essay, I will not list every European name for a bar-drinking establishment, as the reader could surely find a specific name for such places in every European language, from Turkish to Breton, and from Frisian to Basque. The American version takes its lift from British culture.

Britain had its alehouses, which were private drinking establishments with a 24 hour, seven-day a week, lock ins. These places were in pre-Norman invasion Britain. At least one thing survived the Anglo-Norman shock troops.

It was during the late 13th century that the first public houses, or pubs, appeared, often run by tenants paying a fee for serving the brew master’s ales, or through freeholders, who owned the entire operation.

These public drinking establishments became such a rage that England’s greatest authors celebrated the local cultures that swam in such saloons, or particular entertainment rooms, filled with storytelling, songs, music and games. Chaucer’s setting for the Canterbury Tales took place at the roadside Tabard Inn, while the notorious Shakespearean character, Falstaff, was often found half-drunk, or pissed, at the Boar’s Head Inn.

Due to the hazards of road travels in those medieval days, many pubs were similar to travelers inns and taverns, which served special drinks and prepared foods. Some places had shared bed lodging, so the drinkers could snore and sleep off the hard water alcohol. The inns generally served beer and ale, while the taverns also served wines.

When the States was the colonial American Plantations, taverns became the premier social space for American men. In Boston, the historical legend states that the first plotters began their talks for American independence inside the Green Dragon Tavern.

As the United States moved west, the first saloons opened their doors for men, which were essentially taverns that served mainly whiskey, beer, sweet wine and other strange concoctions. These saloons also had gambling, such as tilted machines, dice draws, and card games. Other saloons attached themselves to bordellos of loose women, the so-called ‘opera house’ for cheap entertainment, or the local hotel.

Once the US Federal government ‘closed the western frontier’ and ended any ‘wild west’ freedom, about 100 years ago, the first state licensed bars emerged. The bars took their style from the original pub counters in Britain – without the saloon theatrics. Gun fights in the bars now led to arrests and imprisonment. The origins of bars were more medicinal, since certain sick people could take spirits in order to soothe their pains.

With the Woman’s Crusade of 1873, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Movement and the Anti-Saloon League gaining in political favor, the saloon-bar was a marked entity. The US Federal Government passed the Eighteenth amendment to the Constitution, and the drinking establishments ceased to exist – except for the illegal Speakeasies. This period was Prohibition.

After the repeal of Prohibition in the 1930s, the saloon transformed into a wild west side-show, and the bar took over everything, with taverns only designating food service with booze. Bars were also open to both men and women. The meat market scene began with both young and old men trying to chat with, and hopefully lay, the women visitors.

In towns across America, each bar snatched a particular, cultural personality. There were the dive bars for the drunks and cheap losers, old men bars for the elderly drunks and cheap losers, cowboy bars, local bars, cop bars, gay-lesbian bars, black bars, (for the Blacks), vato bars, (for the Mexicans), driller bars, (for the oil and gas workers), and miner bars. With the success of professional sports in American life, and especially the NFL, during the 1970s, the sports bar emerged with multiple television sets on the walls.

In the Amerikan Empire, we now have themed bars, from Metal to Folk, and from Punk to ‘Decadent,’ or whatever that means. Bars have used every imaginable enticement in order to fleece more money from the customer-marks. They regularly employ happy hours, free crappy food days, lady’s nights, DJ-band cover charges, game nights, trivia nights and holiday bashes with expensive entrance tickets. The old demarcations between bars and private nightclubs have blurred.

The pool hall is falling into the relic of historical memory – while hopefully, the latest incarnation of the Amerikan bar will end up there too. Why would a Doctor Historian Anarchist wish for such a thing?

Walking into an American bar is like invading the private den of an enemy. Our current incarnations of bars have lost their community soul. Even the local bar in the small town is dying. Many of the people visiting such establishments represent the lumpen refuse of the Amerikan political-economic nightmare.

Most of the patrons have serious drinking problems, terrible physical maladies, or mental issues – or all the above together. The conversations are either one person monologues that display horrendous suffering, or they represent aggressive-paranoia, back and forth bantering. I have never been able to have an enlightening talk with another person inside those places. I have been able to converse with others inside weirdo cafes – while loaded with caffeine.

The consummation of heavy doses of alcohol with extreme global monopoly capitalism has murdered the bar vibe. This is the reason we should cut down the bar dependency: global monopoly capitalism.

Bars often have owners who personify the worst elements of the small business owner class. Some years ago, I remember visiting a bar run by so-called Anarcho-Syndicalists in a hipster west coast city, and I later found out that the employees did not even receive wages – only tips! And those guys were supposedly fighting the Class War in the employee’s name? There are hundreds of bars across the States where the owners don’t even pay their employees basic wages.

Due to the nastiness of the owners, the tipping scam is out of control in those rip off joints. At restaurants, Americans generally tip 20% for the final bill of service. But in bars, the bartenders expect at least a dollar tip for every drink served! Most bars now have drinks that at least cost five dollars or more, so a dollar plus per drink means 20% per order. If you decide to act the gentleman and pay for a few rounds, the customer is looking at a good amount of his or her salary falling into bartender tips. If you don’t follow this code, you might have the bartender slip some Visine eye wash into your next order – and straight to the restroom you will run.

Intelligent patrons know that using a bank-debit card in a bar is a dangerous proposition. In American bars, you must only use cash. When the bartender’s friends come in for a visit, which they regularly do, then guess who is paying for the ‘free drinks’?

When the bartenders are not dipping into the owner’s till for their lost wages – then the rest of the drinks are on you. If you forget your card and leave it overnight, then you might as well take a deep monetary hit.

Finally, both bar owners and bartenders are generally rude cretins. I have rarely encountered a gentleman-gentlewoman bartender or bar owner working inside an American drinking hole. I have encountered plenty of obnoxious and rude assholes – and they still expect you to tip them 20%!

How many actual bartenders know how to pour a beer, mix a cocktail or even serve properly a glass of wine? There are very few left. In our savage capitalist system, more and more low skilled, jack of all trades people now work behind the bar counter. They might dress well, have a tight friendship with the owner, and if they are attractive women, create a certain eye candy – but they are not true bartenders.

Our bars have even become part of the grand American Pyramid Scheme. We pay inflated prices on cheap drinks in order to feel happy for a very short period in our transient lives; meanwhile the bar owner and bartender openly detest us. They might say hello and do a little idle chatter with us, but their eyes always betray their hate and murder. We continue to flush our money down their till toilets.

We do have options. We could simply visit the local liquor store, convenience store or supermarket down the street. Buy paying less for more product, we might also have some money left over for food, like a delicious round of pizzas. We can enjoy the booze and food all within the good community of family and friends.

We ought to reject the fears of encountering bar owner-bartender scam artists, and the aggressive lowlifes who regular visit dive bars in order to commit violent acts. We don’t even have to worry about getting DUIs, where the police normally haunt bars in order to destroy people’s lives.

Submitting to a supposedly cool, fraudster-hipster hangout is just not worth the destruction of our honor, nor the loss of our basic human dignity, nor even playing slaughter house chicken with our fragile lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dangerous Ideologies IV: Liberalism or Liberal Democracy

Posted: August 29, 2015 in advertising tricks, aerial bombings, Africa, Algeria, American Corporate Media Conglomerates, American genocide against native nations, American slavery, Amerikan Empire, Anglo-American christianity, Anglo-Canadian genocide against native nations, Anglo-white colonial republics, aristocracy, aristocratic degeneracy, aristocratic sloth, arts of exterminations, Atlantic slave trade, Australia, Australian genocide against aboriginals, Authoritarianism, barbarians, BBC TV channels, brain damage, brainwashing, British Empire, British genocides and forced famines, British naval impressment, Canada, candidates, capitalism, Caribbean sugar death camps, chemical warfare, Christian religious schools for natives, Communists, concentration-death camps, control, corporate media propaganda, criminal plots, criminality, deceit, despotism, dictatorships, drone attacks, egoism, eighteenth-century, election selections, elite laziness, elite university educations, elites, elitists, Emperor Frederick the Second, empires, Engish public hangings of the poor, Enlightenment, extermination, family names, Fascism, free market systems, genocide, gross hypocrisy, historical crimes, history, ideological madness, ideological scams, ideologies, Illustration, incarceration, indentured servitude, inferiors, injustice, institutional violence, intellectuals, invasions, Ireland, Land War against the Maori Nation, legal codes, legal crime, Liberal Democracy, Liberal Democrats, Liberalism, Liberals, liquidation, mass kidnapping of Africans, mass murder, masters, militarism, modern world, murder, Nazis, Neo-liberals, New Zealand, North American plantations, officials, palaces, parliaments, pass system, perpetual lies, perpetual wars, perverts, police harassment, policing, political cabals, political crooks, political systems, power, preferred writers, prisoner populations, prisons, professional sports spectacles, Prussia Military State, representatives, republican system, Royal Marines, sanctions, Sans Souci Palace, Second French Empire, slavery, snobbery, social parasites, sociopaths, South Africa, South Asia, starvations, state mandatory schools, state terrorism, structural violence, superiors, surveillance, the laws, the people, the police, the poor, the rich, the State, travel, tyranny, vacationing, Voltaire, war, wealth, white republics, white settler enclaves, Zio-Nazi Crusader State, Zionist genocide against Palestinians
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Our modern toxic ideologies, social, cultural or political, or all of those above three categories mixed together, have always concealed themselves under the Sciences of the Good.

We have the modern examples of the Judeo-Christian Monotheist Cult, Psychobabble, Racialism-Eugenics, Mandatory-Compulsory State Schooling, Modern Clinical Medicine, Prison Punishment-Reform and Global Monopoly Capitalism.

There has been one peculiar, persistent, and venomous ideology that has regularly clothed itself under the benign classifications of both political-economy and social-cultural movements. This same false science has even parasited itself within Modern religion, especially Anglo-American Christianity. It has further appropriated the vocabularies of many other ideologies as if it had invented the Modern World itself.

Such deceit has represented the marvelous and malevolent power of Liberalism or Liberal Democracy.

Others might contend that Communism, International Terrorism and Fascism have represented the world’s most dangerous ideologies. They are wrong again. These brainwashed individuals have watched too much Anglo-American toxic television, saturated through the same diseased mind of Liberalism.

Media experts, also brain-damaged through Liberalism, have decomposed and microwaved their ideological madness within the boardrooms of the BBC channels, and inside American Corporate Media Conglomerates, such as NBC, FOX, CNN, ABC and CBS.

The year was 1750, right in the middle of one of the most violent and vile centuries in human history. It was during this particular century of legal murder and theft that Liberalism birthed its sinister appearance.

A French philosopher-intellectual-‘celebre’ writer, with the name of Voltaire, was ‘vacationing,’ or spending three years of his free time, idling, eating ten course meals, drinking tea, sampling fine wines, sleeping in luxurious beds, taking sumptuous baths, and pouting about the gardens inside the Prussian royal pleasure court. He was not living this princely existence alone however.

He was an invitee among ‘the premier group,’ a first class guest of the Prussian Emperor, Frederick II, or called ‘the Great,’ at his palace in Potsdam, Brandenburg Prussia. There was no German name for this ostentatious monstrosity that bespoke the privilege of family name and wealth. Instead it had a French title, Sans Souci, or in English, ‘without care.’ Voltaire was such a witty and polite guest for three years, that he even had a bedroom-writing studio, named after himself, in one of the fifty or so rooms found in one of the five different palaces!

Here was a ‘radical’ French intellectual-writer, wearing knee breeches, high-heeled shoes, facial makeup and a powered wig, dining in full aristocratic-parasite style with one of the most belligerent European tyrants on the continent, also similarly attired.

The militarist spirit of Machiavelli freely mixed with the free thinking snobbery of European effete manners. This gross display of hypocrisy and aristocratic degeneracy escaped the censure of both men.

All of these ‘cultivated’ gentlemen knew that they were living in ‘special times.’ They were elite men of the Enlightenment, the Illustration. Liberals dressed and paraded around in fine and lavish colors, always a cut above the common peasant or artisan losers that worked with their hands.

Most of these Liberals were actually base hypocrites, egotistical barbarians and pathetic elitists. Liberal Democrats have relentlessly continued on this degenerate path. To this very day, they pledge allegiance to these vile practices of elitism and snobbery.

Liberalism or Liberal Democracy has always operated with one set of people lording over another, while committing horrible institutional violence against inferior groups. Yet, unlike an aristocratic oligarchy of noble birth that makes the rules for everyone else, Liberalism brazenly lies through its teeth. The Liberal Democratic ideology has proclaimed the equality of all men, and now women, before God, with the freedoms of worship, speech, grievances and writing. It practices display the exact opposite.

It calls for democratic ‘elections,’ yet it demands that wealthy political cabals of liars and crooks pick the right candidates for the lower elements of society. These elected ‘officials’ or ‘representatives of the people,’ delegate the laws, and the people simply obey.

The sacred freedoms of Liberal Democracy only work for the elect masters of political-economy and social-cultural distinction. For everyone else, they must survive under the stark brutality of a ‘free market’ capitalist economy and the arts of constant surveillance. The gross hypocrites of Liberalism live in splendor through their family names and elite university educations. The rest of us, social scum, must suffer under the daily violence of socio-economic injustice and police harassment.

If we disobey, the Liberals have the prison inferno waiting for us. Meanwhile, our masters train us early in their ‘state mandatory schools,’ while they later distract and entertain us through their corporate media TV programs, professional sports spectacles and advertising tricks.

Liberalism has always been more violent, and has started more wars than most dictatorships and tyrannies. Why is this? Liberalism believes that all of its wars are good wars, because Liberal Democracies are the only decent government organizations. The danger of this ideology for our modern world is that the leaders of this ideological scam believe their own lies. They are unrepentant hypocrites. They truly believe that Liberal Democracy and a Free Market economy are the only systems that work.

Woe unto the enemies of this most sinister and terrorizing ideology. Liberal Democracies have operated as the most adept practitioners in the dark arts of extermination and genocide. They continue to beat the Nazis, fanatical Communists, and other murderous regimes by long shots.

Democratic regimes have gotten away with their mass murders, and they still come clean from their crimes, even after historical knowledge has exposed their criminality. Think on the United States genocide against the Native nations. History also documents the British forced famines in Ireland, Africa and in India, the French colonial system of ‘white settler enclaves’ versus the local Arab and Berber societies in North Africa.

Concerning ‘the white republics,’ we have the white Australian methods in exterminating the aboriginal nations, the New Zealand white containment and massive land theft against Maori communities, and the white South African ‘black homeland,’ pass system. The most sinister Liberal rule on this Earth is the Zio-Nazi system, which has maintained the largest concentration-death camps in world history against the Palestinians: Gaza and West Bank. There is also Anglo-Canada, with its permitted rapes, tortures and murders of native children forced to attend Christian religious schools run by perverts.

All ideological cabals murder well, but Liberal Democracies are History’s sublime experts in the art of mass murder-genocide, and then covering up the tracks, even hiding the records. The false smiles and suave voices of the lying politicians or parliamentarians makes the heinous acts so much worse.

While Voltaire and the Emperor sampled fine wines and ten course meals at Sans Souci Palace, African slaves in the Caribbean had to endure the tropical hells of unlimited sugar plantation work. Those slaves that refused to obey work orders walked the water wheel. When they couldn’t do it anymore, they fell to their deaths, crushed through the massive wooden and metal blades. The blood and flesh ripped apart in all directions, as the slave master considered another sale for more African flesh and blood. Not one white Caribbean slave master had to face the punishment of mass murder.

Still to this day, British official history proclaims Britain as the defender of ‘abolitionism.’ Yet, it quietly leaves out the historical facts about how the British Empire imported more kidnapped Africans onto its tropical extermination camps than all the other colonial empires during the eighteenth-century.

As Voltaire and the Emperor conversed in French concerning civil religion and aristocratic-royalty society gossip, Irish peasants had to watch their baby children starve to death due to English penury laws that excluded them totally from any legal recourse to Christian charity – meaning foodstuffs to eat. One writer exposed the madness during the Irish Famines, Jonathon Swift. Due to his British education, he had to use satire, the only literary form that could educate the eighteenth-century reading public.

The British Empire of the eighteenth-century was not only cruel to Africans, South Asians and the Irish, it also regularly murdered its poorer English subjects. For the hungry that swarmed the cities, even stealing some bread and mutton to eat, resulted in public hangings. Both English men and women suffered such terrible fates. Their only crime was that they were poor, homeless and hungry.

Many working class English lads had to keep a mindful watch for the military kidnappers that forcibly impressed them into Naval slavery on the high seas. Any resistance met the brutal torture and murder of the Royal Marines who were the cops that watched over them. Legal kidnappers also thronged the poor and working areas of England who often enticed and defrauded their victims to work to death, as ‘indentured servants,’ in Britain’s ‘successful North American plantations.’ This is the true history of Liberal Democracy in Great Britain, the first, national parliamentary system of Modern Europe.

Liberal Democracy has ultimately birthed the most nefarious world empire in human history, the Amerikan Empire, or the United States of America. This is the same freedom-loving, land of opportunity, which has the highest prisoner population in world history, with the exception of the Nazis in the 1940s, and it has the most dense legal codes than any other regime, thereby making most of its citizens walking felons deserving of the Amerikan incarceration nightmare.

This same empire always seems to find another war to start, and yet even when it loses its wars, this cabal of sociopaths has managed to murder millions of innocent civilians through economic sanctions, chemical warfare, massive aerial bombings, starvation, or through military invasions and drone attacks.

Are we Anarchists surprised when see the ‘republics,’ the constitutional monarchies, or the white colonial-settler states, representing France, Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Zio-Nazi Crusader State, line up in defense of the Amerikan Empire? After many political setbacks, Liberal Democracy seems to resurrect its evil intents and recoup the losses. This ideology will not go away.

We Anarchists cannot fight such an ideology because it has seized the apparatus of the State across the globe. This same noxious belief system also retains most of the corporate media on the television.

But we must publicly condemn its practices, which speak louder volumes than its devious advertising and false words. This is a friendly ideology, fooling the ignorant through dishonorable smiles and schooled diction.

Shaking its cowardly hands means the death of millions. Even our sacred hours of sleep are in constant danger from their criminal plots.

Rewashing the Capitalist Nightmare: no jobs, no hard work ethic

Posted: September 7, 2014 in absurdity, administrators, American universities, Amerikan Empire, aristocracy, arts and leisure, bank accounts, banks, basic necessities, beggars, benefits, Bertrand Russell, bonuses, bosses, buying, capital, capitalism, capitalist culture, capitalist society, celebrities, civilization, class war, college education, control, corporate entities, corporate executives, corporate media, courage, criminals, culture, dead money, death, deceit, delegate workload, dignity, disease, dividends, doormen, eating out at restaurants, economic backups, elites, employment, energy, enlisted slaves, fabrications, family, fancies, freedom, gated communities, global monopolistic capitalism, gourment eating, h, hard work, health problems, hierarchy, history, hold a job, homelessness, honor, human history, hypocrites, ideologies, idleness, imprisonment, inheritance, institutions, job creation, job hustle, job search, jobs, killing, labor, labor pool, landlords, laziness, legal fraud, leisure, lies, life, luxury, management, media liars, mental exertion, modern society, modernity, money, morality, murder, occupation as ideology, opportunity, owners, pain and suffering, pay, payouts, personal time, physical exertion, police, police murder, priests and warriors, private property, profit, property pimping, protection racket, real work, religious dogmas, rent, responsibilities, ruling classes, sacrifice, salaries, scams, shareholders, slavery, slaves, social classes, social control, society, space, starvation, stocks, surplus capital, the Law, time, toil and endurance, travel, trust fund, twist the laws, tyranny, tyranny of the job, underemployment, unemployment, usury, violence, wage slaves, wages, wealth, wealthy, welfare bums, work, work ethic, worker ants, workers, world history, youth
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One part of the modern narrative of life, or the official account of things, unequivocally states that all of us direct and control our own lives, and that only we are responsible for our own life choices. This false adage represents another modern lie on top of a dung heap of fabrications, all fully drowned within an urban sewer of deceit.

Most humans live under the tyranny of the job. First, we have to maintain our dignity during the arduous search for work. If we happen to find a job, then we have some new and important requirements within our lives in order to hold the job. We regularly travel to and fro from the job for most of our daily lives, and finally, it is necessary to sacrifice the majority of our precious time for the job. We must structure our complete existences around the said job: the hours we wake up, clean and dress, eat our meals, prepare for sleep, and plan our outside job activities, such as family commitments, friendship activities, and alone leisure times.

If we must leave, or quit the job, then the system instructs us to give verbal or written notice to the higher-ups inside of the work hierarchy. In the case of a firing, then we have to start at plan zero all over again. We cannot mention the previous employment, which becomes a dead time, and we must slay our honor to the brutality of the job market. Most of us job beggars become dishonest and wary of the whole employment market miasma.

If we have bills and debts to pay, and especially raising a family, we often stay working at jobs we hate. All this ‘responsibility’ implies that we are beholden to some cruel higher power. What is this malevolent higher power that forces us to work for most of our lives? What has coerced us to do the public and personal humiliation of the ‘job search,’ and to sacrifice our minds and bodies for such a political economic parasite, which bites and sucks out our youth, time and energy?

It is not the job itself that causes such pain. Our contemporary, global, monopoly capitalist system, which we all must survive under, represents the culprit forcing us to bow our knees and do remonstrance before the Almighty Job.

The job has existed as the unnamed, societal need for all of us to live without government hassle, such as urban homelessness, destruction of our personal property, eating rotten food or undernourishment, exposure to the elements, dirty clothes, health problems, fines, physical beatings, imprisonment and in some cases, police murder.

If we want to live unmolested from the violence of capitalist society, then we must sacrifice the majority of our lives for the job, or for work – or for doing some labor, so that the owner can make a profit off of us, and never have to worry about holding a job, nor sacrificing him or herself for the job search ever again.

Not all of us live ball and chained to the job dynamic. A few people on earth do not have to worry about finding a job, laboring in harsh conditions, or performing the work search nightmare. These special, economically free people all have a common backup: surplus capital, or diverse holdings in money-making schemes, such as high performing stocks, bonds, dividends, payouts, benefits, bonus packages, and deep bank accounts.

This group further divides into three distinct sections. The first group represents the owners of various private properties, such as multiple residential and commercial units in an urban center. This particular group lives off of rent or usury. The renter pays an exorbitant percentage of his or her salary, and yet never gets to own any real property. The dead money from the renter’s hard work goes straight to the profit of the landlord and ensures the renter’s protection racket for shelter, cooking food, cleaning-toilet privileges and privacy.

The second group denotes the owners and major shareholders of companies and corporate entities where they regularly partake of annual dividends and corporate executive pay-bonuses. These people do not work much either, except attend lots of meetings, travel to different offices and send e-mails or letters to each other and to the various subsections under them.

The third group represents the familial descendants and legal beneficiaries of the deceased wealthy. They live from inheritance money, or as trust fund people. All of them own lots of surplus money, which allows them to live extravagantly. They do not do any work at all, but engage in their own pet projects. Some live for sports activities, such as sail boating or skiing. Others prefer art collection, such as art gallery ownership or art investment selling, while a specific subgroup enjoys the delights of world travel, such as gourmet eating across the globe or visiting primitive tribes in far out areas.

The most well liked subsection of this group represents the female celebrity jet set that engages in excessive fashion buying and attending decadent parties. A few others simply become rich drug addicts, often preferring cocaine or heroin.

All of these wealthy mobs tend to own nice, spacious homes and apartments, and there is ample space between the large homes, or the apartments have thick walls between them. Their neighborhoods are safe and pleasant to look at, and there is often a gated security force always on duty, or doormen and elevator men making sure that poor lowlifes don’t venture near the building. This class of persons often eat out at expensive restaurants, and they travel on their whims whenever they feel like going somewhere. They can afford to purchase fine clothes, new cars, new gadgets or whatever else suits their fancy. Most importantly, they can enjoy their lives securely knowing that they don’t have to ever sweat the job hustle or the youth killing service of labor.

For thousands of years of history, all civilizations having had strong social class differences and hierarchies, and have also displayed this class of people. Labor comes from the Latin, ‘laborem,’ which implied hardship, toil, exertion, pain and fatigue. The term was a negative one and it is still negative to this day. Our English word of work came from the Old German, ‘verk,’ which implied everything from physical exertion, to defecation, to a quick sexual act. During thousands of years of world civilization, the people who have had to exert themselves, suffer under hardship, toil and endure unending pain – were the slaves. The people who did not work while enjoying their leisure time – became the elites.

Human history adds another absurd anecdote between the working slaves and the elites of leisure. Most of the arts of human civilization, such as philosophy, religion, sciences, language arts, martial arts, weapons, plastic arts and architecture, birthed from the elites’ use of leisure.

Priests did not work, neither did the warrior class, nor did the ruling classes. They still avoid work to this day. The savvy politician has underlings to rewrite and twist the laws, the general has inferior officers to direct the enlisted slaves, and the administrator or corporate executive delegates the workload to the salaried managers, while owner board management barks orders to the worker ants.

From this unjust system that birthed human civilization, the elites developed a crass ideology in order to mentally control the slaves, and still defended through all religious dogmas and societal institutions. This ideology consists of the dignity of one’s labor, one’s occupation transforming into a main part of one’s personal identity, and the hard work ethic. All three of these strictures are base lies. The absurdity of these lies resides in the fact that the people who have never done any real work have also been the same people to propagate such nonsense. The lazy bums of leisure have dictated the game to the slaves – and it has worked marvelously throughout human history.

In no other country has it worked so completely as inside the Amerikan Empire or the United States of America. Many Americans hold great interest in the lives of wealthy socialites and celebrity trust funders that have never worked a hard day in their lives, while they spit out venom against street beggars and welfare bums because they don’t hold a job.

In no other country does one see so many media liars blaming the unemployed for their unemployment. These low paid lowlifes often berate the unemployed for their lack of job networking, bad resumes, their ugly appearances, etc. Yet, nobody calls these people out for their own perversity in hiding the nature of global monopolistic capitalism.

Politicians in both political parties curse the poor and unemployed regularly. They continually fulminate against them in the media, demand more prisons to warehouse them and more cops to murder them, and they even skew welfare and housing laws to harass them incessantly.

Meanwhile, global monopoly capitalism offers less and less employment as the number of administrators and corporate executives increases. Not only do the number of elites increase for a few selected people, but their payouts also increase substantially.

I noticed this as a working graduate student-assistant inside a typical American university. The university administrators did almost no work except attend meetings, corporate functions, and send out e-mails. They simply delegated the actual labor to their subordinates. The administrators ultimately controlled the governance, the purse strings and the hiring. They all made six figure salaries and almost none of them taught any classes. Under them were the sports coaches, then the well-paid professors in the professional schools, next the tenured professor managers, and finally, the rest of lowly paid servile staff. A regular university course charged the same amount of extortion rate money, whether taught by a tenured full professor making 80,000$ per year, or by a part-time wage slave with a master’s degree only making 750$ per fourth month course.

This wonderful American university system functioned under legalized fraud. But this fraud now defecates its excrement in all of society’s institutions. The higher up the elite, the more twisted and perverted the profits become. The worst part of this fetid scam is that the 1% have not stopped berating us about networking opportunities, job creation, the importance of a college education, and most ominously, creating a hard work ethic. These lazy cheats, corrupt bosses and pathological liars still hassle us unceasingly. Is there any person of courage left to publicly expose them for the hypocrites, liars and criminals that they are?

The English philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote a wonderful essay critiquing the terrible lies on the benevolence of work and on the even more destructive, hard work ethic, called ‘In Praise of Idleness.’ Russell was also a member of the English aristocratic class, so he understood the life of idleness quite well. In his essay he succinctly described the job and hard work system: ‘the morality of work is the morality of slaves…’So we must work in order ‘to live,’ modern society tells us.

As Anarchists let us forsake the lies of society and the work ethic. We can fight back in the ongoing Class War, and embrace both our way of life and coming deaths, always working towards our own honor and our own freedom.