Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Parasitic Human Bubble

First there was the dotcom bubble.  Companies magically were 400% more valuable because you put a ".com" at the end or an "e-" or "i-" at the beginning of a company's name.

Then there was the housing bubble.  Housing always goes up and ignore those liberals jacking up your property taxes making home ownership mathematically and factually a perpetuity liability.

And naturally there's the education bubble.  "Major in what you want and the money will follow!"  "Any degree is good degree!"  "It'll open up doors!"  And thus came a wave of puppetry degrees, "Beyonce Studies," and "CIS-Gendered-Hermaphrodite-Peruvian-Lesbian-Poety" majors. 

But while all of these bubbles did (and will have) devastating consequences for the economy....

"do you recall...the most devastating bubble of them all?"

We can focus on individual sectors such as technology, real estate and education, but the largest and granddaddiest bubble is about to happen.  And it isn't going to hit a "sector" or a specific "industry" but pretty much half our population, and by default consume the remaining half - the parasitic human bubble.

Understand that since the "Great Society" the United States (and most western nations) have been championing the losers of society.  Originally it was set out with good intentions.   Who doesn't want to help the poor?  Who doesn't want to help the disadvantaged?  Who doesn't want their fellow man to succeed and thrive?  But as we all know the road to hell is paved with good intentions and what once may have started out as a charitable endeavor quickly turned into a political tool for the left to bribe blocks, segments, divisions and groups of people into voting for them.  And as human nature is prone to do, the beneficiaries of these government programs raced to the bottom.  They didn't take the proceeds and use it to improve their lives, but instead used it to loaf around and enjoy leisure.  They didn't take the government cheese as a temporary measure to increase their skills to start a new successful career, but as a way to take a permanent vacation.  And they didn't view this charity as "other kind and generous people's money," but rather an entitlement they deserved.

Fast forward several generations and throw in a good solid mix of socialist brainwashing from the public schools and media, and you now have a solid 50% of the population that is dependent upon the other half for their livelihood.  And not only are they parasitical, they are mentally brainwashed to see nothing wrong with it, some even hating and loathing their benefactors.

Sadly, for the beneficiaries and the benefactors (more accurately, parasites and producers), this system cannot last.  For there are some Malthusian mathematical limits inherent into this system. What those precise limits are is hard to say, but sooner or later the number of parasites will grow to the point they will out-consume what the producers can possibly produce.

And that's when the Parasitic Human Bubble will burst.

Like the housing bubble or the dotcom bubble, it's hard to predict precisely how it will burst.

It could be dramatic where one day the EBT cards won't work, the TANF check bounces, or the WIC office is closed.  The parasitic humans will get upset, raid the local grocery store or Wal-Mart before they starve, but this will only exacerbate their problems as on the supply side stores will close and refuse to be re-supplied.  Once their pilfered supplies run out, the parasitic humans will be forced to forage for food elsewhere forcing them into areas where people are more heavily armed, overly-taxed, and quite pissed off about being forced to support a parasitic class for decades.  Riots and firefights break out and in comes the National Guard.  Martial law is established, rationing is enforced, but this only sends us down the spiral further and faster as such restrictions grind the economy to a halt, and society inevitably collapses.

It could be slow and controlled.  Politicians, even though incredibly stupid and corrupt, are forced to see the simple mathematical fact they don't have the money to maintain their bribery and are forced to slowly cut the supply of resources to the parasitic classes.  The parasitic humans complain and get angry (ever see the teachers union complain about a "cut in the INCREASE" of their budget and scream bloody murder?), but not enough to riot or cause civil disorder.  Unfortunately, for the leftist politicians, they are mathematically forced to commit to this new strategy of amortizing down the benefits of the parasitic humans, and over time slowly alienate their voter base.  It is possible, over time and over generations, the parasitic humans are forced to learn independence, self-reliance, heck, even "achievement," "entrepreneurship," and "excellence," but regardless of personal economic epiphanies, the parasite human bubble slowly deflates.  Of course the economy doesn't "boom" because of the crippling debt load we've taken on paying for bread and circuses and so the United States is relegated to a half-century-long stagnation like Japan or Italy.  Malaise sets in and western civilization stops advancing.

Whichever scenario the outcome is not "good."  But the point I'm trying to make is one of:

"Stand back and look at just how stupid it is we are arguing about this.  How far gone is society that I even have to write about this?"

What did you expect when you let half your population believe "there's such a thing as a free lunch?"  What were you thinking constantly advocating victimization, woeismeism, and parasitism?  What did you think the consequences were going to be?  Set your crafty, dishonest, disingenuous, made-out-of-whole-cloth academian arguments of "sexism" "racism" "class warfare" "evil corporations" aside, deep down inside you know that

in the real world

a society cannot exist where one half loafs off of the other half in the long run. 

And the simplicity of this fact does not debunk it.  Matter of fact, it only reinforces it and exposes the "elaborate" socio-political-economic arguments people on the left make for the smoke screens they are.  They are masking the fact they are one of four things:

1.  Evil - for knowingly lying to parasitic humans about economic reality so that they may benefit politically
2.  Dumb - for actually BELIEVING in such idiocy that half a population is somehow "entitled" or "deserves" the production of the other half, AND that somehow that system is sustainable
3.  Intellectually Lazy - because to take the time to think things economically through, not to mention look at budgets is too much effort for most leftists
4.  All of the Above - Which is the category I find most leftists fall into

Thankfully, I will suffer very little of the consequences of leftists' stupidity.  I will likely die before the United States and western civilization "really" collapses or ends.  Additionally, history will be on sanity's side as historians 2,000 years from now look at dependency ratios and ask "WTF were those leftists idiots thinking!?"  But most importantly I don't have kids who will suffer the consequences of my generation's idiotic leftist decisions.  This is the "true" revenge I will savor and salivate over, for most leftists are so dumb and intellectually lazy (not to mention arrogant) they will NEVER admit they're wrong.  It's too core to their ego and pride. And either out of ignorance or ego most will have children and bring them into this world.  A world they created, a world they made, a world they are completely responsible for, and one that will be terribly unkind to their genetic skin in the game.

Enjoy the decline, lefties.  Enjoy that freaking decline.


Anonymous said...

College students "scared straight" lol:

Peregrine John said...

Praise the lord and pass the ammo.

RobertW said...

Yeah, as one of the dwindling number of over taxed unappreciated producers it mystifies me that the parasites think that the host will not change in reaction to being overwhelmed by the parasites. As time goes on more and more of us will realize that producing (at least at high levels) is for suckers. Then who will fund their socialist utopia?

Anonymous said...

Beyoncé studies? I thought, no, that just can't be for real. But I just had to search for it, and lo:

For the patron saint's name of Barney.

blobnsteinia said...

This sounds really weird. Producers & Parasites. What is a producer the kid working at Timmy's or the corporation exploiting all options to "produce" a net profit After paying their executives millions of course. Do you seriously believe the unemployed want to be? Your on some seriously weak ground, the kind I'd dig a hole in and bury you alive.

Rick Caird said...

When Hemingway was asked how you go bankrupt, he replied: "Slowly at first and then all at once".

I expect our government will run out of money "all at once" and then the fun begins.

Illuvitus said...

Have you seen the brilliant idea that liberals in Michigan have invented?

Anonymous said...

already there. My company of 13, pared to 6, then 3. closed. we left over 750 people downstream out of our employment field, not counting the suppliers, drivers, installers, fabricators (foreign and domestic) downstream from them.
and we were a very small outfit.
now, it's just me. working to a very minimal scale, quietly working with 1 or two others, very carefully providing service to stay below the punitive tax window.instead of 750 downstream, it 15-20.
I am content, and am watching and listening as the funds dry up. The Fed cannot print money fast enough.
It will be spectacular. and deserved.

RobertW said...

Blob, since you don't understand I'll take a wild guess which side of the equation you are on. I can't speak for everyone, but I own a small B2B software company with ten people working for me. People like me are by far the most highly taxed entities in the country. But I see the cushy life of the people I am supporting with government benefits. After a while it makes you feel like a fool for going to work every day. Incidentally, the parasites are not all people. There are many corporate parasites too. For example, Goldman Sachs, which has a very cushy relationship with the Obama administration (as with the Bush administration) makes their money by privatizing the profits but shifting the risk to the public.

Anonymous said...

@blobnsteinia -- A Producer is an individual or an entity who creates value for trade with others - be it a service ( labor) or a product. A Parasite is someone who consumes more value than they produce and do so by using violence or the threat of violence ( govt) to seize value created by others and consume its rewards themselves. Are we clear now leftist moron?

Anonymous said...

If you look at the trade deficit, consumers are already out-consuming producers by a large margin. In the long run that is not sustainable.

Anonymous said...

Did you forget that Malthus was
in the real world
wrong? Or are you an enviro-mentalist who thinks the end is still near? Two words for that... Norman Borlaug. In the news today, a big milestone in fusion research with lasers. I admit to being sort of optimistic, but we need to think more like the science fiction authors with dystopias where most people don't need to work.
PS I do expect to enjoy the decline, just as I enjoyed the book. Cheers mate.

Anna Mazzuchelli said...

Exactly. I too will probably not live to see the end, and for that I am grateful. And, I chose Corvettes over kids since beginning my career in San Francisco the writing on the wall was crystal clear.

Jason Hartz said...

When it comes to welfare, I agree with your piece about having a society the relies on government support, but if we are to have an honest conversation about welfare in this country, it all needs to be put on the table. I realize there are poor people that take advantage of welfare and food stamps etc., but I also he issue with people like Ted Tuner, for example, getting farm subsidies from the government. If we are to cut off welfare for the poor, we need to also cut off welfare to corporations and various wealthy individuals. I don't think the government should be in the business of targeting any particular social class for hand outs.

Captain Capitalism said...

absolutely Jason. But in terms of percent of welfare it is about 70% individuals and not corporations (though it is hard to estimate those figures)