According to John Robb’s Global Guerrillas blog, the unemployment rate for 18- to 24-year-olds, which is 15.3% overall, is 30.4% for veterans. Robb also notes that the Business Week analysis on which he draws uses the “weak measure of unemployment (not the one used during the Great Depression).”
- Lots of these guys are combat vets. They are typically the least employable given their training.
- There are many more yet to come. Hundreds of thousands have yet to be laid off. Big defense cuts are coming as the budget continues to gush red ink.
- Unemployment is going to get much worse in the next couple of years.
This is a clear measure of the sickness of American society. When in the military, young men’s lives are used and often ended for what they are told is the common good. But when they leave the military and have difficulty reintegrating into civilian life, well, that’s their problem.
This, of course, is the policy of the same society in which city, state, and federal employment is largely a form of welfare for otherwise unemployable blacks. In Atlanta, well over 90% percent of the people who pretend to work for the city are black, and Atlanta’s is only one of many city governments controlled by rapacious black parasites.
As for federal workers, Patrick Buchanan writes:
Though 10 percent of the U.S. civilian labor force, African-Americans are 18 percent of U.S. government workers. They are 25 percent of the employees at Treasury and Veterans Affairs, 31 percent of the State Department, 37 percent of Department of Education employees and 38 percent of Housing and Urban Development. They are 42 percent of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., 55 percent of the employees at the Government Printing Office and 82 percent at the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.
When the Obama administration suggested shutting down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage giants whose losses of $150 billion have had to be made up by taxpayers, The Washington Post warned, in a story headlined, “Winding Down Fannie and Freddie Could Put Minority Careers at Risk,” that 44 percent of Fannie employees and 50 percent of Freddie’s were persons of color.
What percentage of these black government employees would be employable in the private sector, in any position beyond drawling “Do you want some fries with that?” Anyone who has dealt with black bureaucrats has had to wonder: Wouldn’t America be more prosperous if we just put these people on welfare for life (in exchange for sterilizing them), rather than have them gumming up the economy by pretending that they can work? The same, of course, applies to many affirmative action tokens in the private sector.
Of course, one of the main reasons why blacks enjoy such luxurious government patronage is the threat of “long hot summers” of insurrection. Combat veterans take note.
Here’s a modest proposal: Why not fire every incompetent federal employee (regardless of race)? Why not put them on welfare for life, in exchange for sterilization? Give the same offer to every combat vet with an IQ of less than 100, because truth be told, a lot of them were only employable by the military. For the rest, give veterans (and veterans alone) affirmative action in government job hiring. If anyone has earned such consideration, they have.
This Veteran’s Day, I suggest you all watch Paul Verhoven’s movie version of Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. Aside from the feminism and multiracialism, it is pretty close to an ideal society in my book. And it was the veterans who rose up and established it. Why not use it as a blueprint today? Far sillier books, from the Koran to the Communist Manifesto and beyond, have become the foundations of new orders.