This is part 7 of a series on modern society.
Economies are always in flux and are always shifting. 150 years ago, there was a booming candle business alongside a roaring horse and buggy industry. Swiftly but surely these industries went the way of the cotton gin and other technologically obsolete businesses. We must not mourn for these as they are a natural shifting of life and the world, and as a result jobs and industries with honorable and well-paying jobs sprung about via the way of light bulbs and automobile factories. But as this trend has continued far more nefarious and insidious changes have occurred that go well beyond the technological advances that (primarily) the Anglosphere has brought fourth. These changes include a shift to a knowledge economy which has produced more dishonest work, along with a creeping anti-white, anti-natal, anti-traditional, and anti-religious culture within said knowledge economy. While a simple shift to a knowledge economy is something that no doubt will not be easy for any country to endure, as it is likely to stratify the population along IQ lines (as suggested is already happening by Charles Murray in Coming Apart: The State of White America) even within racial lines, there are concurrent changes which are turning a difficult time into a needlessly morbid, rancorous, and ultimately vicious cycle which will not end well.
The rise of the knowledge economy and shift away from manufacturing and other low-medium skilled jobs has already ravaged much of the nation, especially in rural areas. This is not disputed nor is it the focus of this piece. Part of this shift to a knowledge economy has occurred concurrently with a shift to hyper-competition and ultimate disdain for workers. No longer do business owners and corporation give two shits about their workers or their workforce as a whole. They only care about profits and efficiency. I would have less of a problem with this if this focus on profit was accompanied with an increase in worker pay and benefits, but such is not the case. Since 1960 worker pay has largely stagnated while worker productivity has continued to climb at near or better than historical rates. To me it seems as though the large corporations and even unwitting small business owners seem to be getting more and more out of workers for the same pay, or even less in some cases when considering inflation. In addition, many workers aren’t entirely cash poor but rather only wealthy enough to provide a minimal level of comfort with the latest 50+ inch TV, their newest phone, and their favorite sports jersey or t-shirt. Sometimes they might even be able to afford slightly more expensive amenities likes nice grills for cookouts, hot tubs, or maybe even something like a home theater. But the most important things (land, housing, cars, insurance, and investments) are not becoming easier to attain. Due to various factors life is becoming even more complicated and time consuming and less conducive to living happy, fulfilled, community and family-oriented lives. But because workers are working so hard, they often have little time or energy left to take care of more important things, such as family, church, and community. As a result, corporation get richer and hold more power while the average worker begs for jobs and time off, often so concerned about their time off that they struggle to relax during said time.
There used to be some semblance of concern for workers and the everyman by the elites and wealthy. They used to understand that while these people writ large might not be as smart, as competent, or as capable as many at the top, they were deserving of dignity and had more things to care about than the bottom line or number of hours worked. I am not saying concern for profit is evil, it is the basis of business, but rather the concern for profit at the expense of community, society, and worker well-being is certainly evil. It is valuing money over intangible goods. It is materialistic. Even worse, workers are now often berated by HR departments, largely staffed by odious and onerous women, making the lives of those who attain a semblance of success in white collars jobs a living hell via oppressive policies, constricting culture, and a fanatical persecution of anyone deemed “heretical” to the globohomo narrative. Even in non-white collar companies these oppressive HR regimes are creeping in. This adds to the worker disdain by not only passively discouraging family, community, culture, and well-being, but also actively attacks all culture opposed to said globohomo agenda. If some jobs, even white collars ones, were more fulfilling, maybe even some of the many negatives could be offset, but they aren’t.
Many modern jobs are largely busy work. Because of the profit of many companies and corporations people are hired almost out of a tautological reasoning that says because we’re making more money, we must hire more people. Anyone who has run a small business or been within the inner circle of one knows that this is not the case. If more can be done with the same people or less, so long as they are treated well and not put under an undue burden, then it will be done. You don’t hire people just to hire people because you think you need them. My point on this is not that people should be fired if their job isn’t necessary but rather that when people are put into these jobs that aren’t essential, that aren’t truly needed, then they often feel a soul-suck and a despair that is summarily harmful to them and all of those connected to them. They are treated poorly because their job is deemed unnecessary either implicitly or otherwise and as a result they are forced to “earn their keep” in a soul-crushing fashion, via performing work that is rarely often used or even looked over. This happens most in white-collar jobs but is not exclusive to them. There are jobs within manufacturing and other sectors that are given that simply own your time but require nearly no labor of you. While some may say this sounds ok, pay and no work, I highly disagree. I believe the key to a happy and fulfilled, and successful, life is that of honorable work. There is no strict requirement for what is honorable or fulfilling work. An accountant may find their work fulfilling and so long as it is done well, it is indeed honorable. But the ownership of one’s time without demands upon their work appears to me as scheduled wage slavery. The company owns your time but cares so little for you that they would rather have you do near worthless or entirely unneeded tasks rather than either firing you and allowing you to find a fulfilling job or giving you meaningful work. Because of such an environment I have no doubt said problems with the modern economy have contributed to the deaths of despair (deaths from alcohol, drugs, or suicide in the beginning of and through the midpoint of middle age) felt by the rural white working class.
I have not come across many solutions to the shift to a knowledge economy and how the effects might be mitigated for those maligned by its occurrence. However, it is fairly easy to pick out solutions for the other listed problems in this piece. First HR departments must be abolished. Ideally women would not be staffed at all in a company, as an added bonus. This negates all potential for sexual harassment claims, unless such claims are made by homosexuals, which I also discourage from having in the workplace. Second, business owners (I would also suggest corporations but they have no concern for their workers and are unlikely to have such care any time soon) should renew their concern for their workers and attempt to create environments that are conducive to family, community, and worker well-being. It’s difficult to offer many specific solutions to this problem in the scope of this piece, but it would not be difficult for small business owners to determine on their own case by case basis steps they could take to facilitate a healthier and more rewarding structure for their workers. Third, useless jobs should be abolished. This includes HR jobs, compliance jobs (and concurrently constrictive regulations), and other jobs in which the worker isn’t actually producing much work but rather just selling their time. I advocate this because when someone only sells their time and isn’t truly connected with what they do, they’re robbing the world of their gifts which could be given elsewhere. I have no allusions that all people are highly gifted and a hugely impactful force upon the world. However, something as simple as coaching your local high school (or middle school) athletics team or volunteering for some other youth or community organization would likely yield greater benefits than a soulless job, and would undoubtedly be more effective for a community when said volunteer or coach is happy with their current work and is setting an example to aspire to for current and future generations.
While there are many more things to address about the modern economy and modern jobs, I will end with this note. Our world will constantly shift (including the economy and jobs) but with roots in family and community, the rough patches and challenges can be weathered. If we keep our focus on those things beyond being the best economic units, then the changing economy and job market will be like the strong winds of a passing storm viewed from the window of a cozy home. Thunder may sound, lightning may strike, and rains may fall, but from the shelter of our friends, family, and communities it will be more like a storm which eventually passes than a flood that washes us away with it. We should control where we weather this storm from as best we can. Rather than huddling with the masses of fellow economic units during the storm and hoping our elites show favor upon us and decide to bring us in, we can choose to shelter ourselves in our own homes alongside our white brothers. There might not be as much room and the houses might not be as luxurious as those of the elites, but I would rather live and die among brothers than temporarily imbibe the fruits of disdain for my brethren, family, and way of life. Make your choice.