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Welfare Dependency

I'm sick of hearing about this. It's a myth. Another lie perpetuated by the corrupt capitalist state to blame the unemployed for theirs and everyone else's problems in the economy. Everyone wtihin a capitalist system is dependent; they are dependent on either benefits, welfare or their employer paying them - and we all know how insecure that can be, laws or otherwise. People out of work are portrayed in this fashion as one might describe someone as dependent on drugs.
The capitalist system has long disenfranchised the people from the means to support themselves and has made them dependent on money/income. I can't grow my own food in any meaningful way. I certainly can't farm meat, make my own clothes or prepare medicines. Where once communities and individuals did just this. Now they don't. You want food you have to pay for it whether unemployed or otherwise. Where that money comes from is irrelevant because the effect of its withdrawal is the same. People can claim that it's different if they work for their money are deluded. It's the same; you are still dependent. Would you work for free? How would you feel if your employer decided to reduce your pay to £65 a week: the rate of Jobseeker's Allowance? Capitalism thrives on this dependency and unemployment keeps wages down. This government certainly doesn't want complete employment, as if that were ever an achievable goal. So the unemployed are beloved of the private sector as the means to drive down wages, much in the same way as immigration.
I'm sick of this notion of life on benefits as some kind of twilight existence. The only reason its unpleasant is because the state doesn't want people to be free. They don't want people to think for themselves. If they did they'd realise how much bullshit they were being fed everyday in the media, how pointless their jobs and targets are, and how false and conceited their politicians are. Consequently, benefits are set low and kept low along with increasing and punitive threats against those who don't play the game. Yet this contract, the deal people are supposed to have with society is never a two way deal. It's do what the state says and not how can we help.


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