Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Drone Factories

Have you noticed all the technical school ads seem to be steering people towards a career with government in some capacity? Are there not enough good jobs being provided in the private sector? Is it because of government intrusion into the formerly free market? Will there be no end until everyone is employed by government or one of its hideous appendages such as Blackwater?

If that is the case, we libertarians need to step up to the challenge. It is unfortunate but true that paychecks buy loyalty. We need to work harder on creating new opportunities. Trades, careers, and meaningful work for ourselves, our families, and our friends. When someone we know takes a job with government, we have failed. That person has been assimilated into the Borg collective. While it is possible they may become an asset to the freedom movement, through information gathering or through monkeywrenching, it is more probable that they will be absorbed and brainwashed into thinking that government is a necessary thing. They may even adopt the bizarre notion that government is good.