Missing the Boat — Part I


From the Atlantic,

In February 2011, the Washington Post published a survey it conducted with the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University on the U.S. economy. Although black and Hispanic families were hurt by the Great Recession, it was the “non-college whites” who held the darkest view of the country. These men used to the the backbone of an economy built by brawn and rooted in manufacturing jobs. But now, nostalgic and despondent in equal measure, more than half said that America’s best days were past, and 43 percent said “hard work and determination are no guarantees of success.”

So we are off to a poor start here. But what does the author expect?  These fellas are, after all, at the bottom of the pecking order due to the modern societal class system.

The survey feels portentous now that the category of “non-college whites” has become the core demographic of Donald Trump’s astonishingly strong coalition. Trump’s support is driven by racism, xenophobia, and other varieties of cultural unease, but it is also a reflection of a lost generation of men, enraged and adrift in an economy where a college degree is one of the few dependable life rafts.

To be honest, that paragraph feels portentous.  It starts with  lots of naming calling, then finally gets to the truth of one aspect.  Perhaps the truth without name calling might have worked better…

Still, the MSM can never get totally at the truth.  That would force them to state ideas that are politically incorrect.  To alleviate this problem is what blogs like this one are for.

Non-college men in their 40s and older are shocking the country with their turn toward nationalism. But what’s the situation among non-college men under 35?

What precisely is so shocking about it?   Isn’t that what citizens are supposed to do?  Be Patriotic and all?   Perhaps these men feel that this is the path to obtaining a measure of control about their lives.  Empowerment even.  Empowerment is good.

If good, steady, well-paying work is the key to any person’s economic satisfaction, there are several reasons to be nervous about the upcoming generation. Since 2000, the labor-force participation rate of young men without a college degree has declined more than any other age-and-gender group. Since the turn of the century, the participation rate of 16-to-24-year olds with just a high-school degree has fallen 10 points to about 70 percent; for those without even a high-school degree, it’s fallen 20 points, to 30 percent. Some of this drop is attributable to rising college attendance. But not all of it. Nine percent of Americans between 20 and 24 are neither in school, work, or training.

Maybe I will jump the gun a bit here.  It really boils down carrots and sticks.  There is a lack of incentives in general; that being the carrot.  As for the stick, men have been relentlessly been beaten down as a whole such that shame really does not work any more.  Is it embarrassing to hang around without a job?  Not so much.  You are worthless anyway.  You might as well enjoy your worthless state.

There have been many times in my life when I thought to myself, “I just couldn’t live in that situation”.  Then that situation occurred, and low and behold, one found that one could live in that situation.  It is like that for the young men.  They are told that they need to work; that this is the way it should be.  Then they discover that not working is not so bad.  Maybe some relatives and neighbors look at you funny, but then you get over it.

For some odd reason, the MSM never seem to understand these ideas.  In actuality, many of them probably do, but are so wedded to the narrative that they can utter nothing against it.  The narrative will enslave you, the truth will set you free.

In Part II, what these young men are spending their time doing is considered.

 

P.S. I had this written and scheduled two weeks ago.  Then Dalrock references the same Atlantic  article in his post today.  It is like being a woman, going to a party and finding someone else wore the same outfit as you.

https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/feminist-atlantic-waxes-conservative/

 

 

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28 comments on “Missing the Boat — Part I
  1. Moi says:

    Treat a man like crap long enough, and he will eventually begin to believe it.

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  2. SFC Ton says:

    Legit post FB

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  3. mgtowhorseman says:

    Dalrock just posted on a similar issue of economic incentives.

    https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/feminist-atlantic-waxes-conservative/

    Interestingly in Ontario we have the Pay Equity Act to battle the wage gap (dont get me started) from 1995 that declares jobs male or female dominated and then adjusts pay accordingly. I have to update it every 5 years. Interestingly 28 of the 35 male jobs (that anchored female pay) in my facility from 2005 are now statistically neutral or female dominated. e.g. xray techs. The union is going apeshit.

    The best is doctors…that glorious group that anchored everyones pay…that bastion of patriarchy….

    yup female dominated. Largely because the female docs work pt so it takes two of them to replace a male. The act counts by body not hours…tehe.

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  4. mgtowhorseman says:

    So the more women break the glass ceiling the more the wage gap closes and the sjws get smaller equalization payments. love it.

    Dalrock did one recently on just this but the bottom end. Men are now working like women…pt, less management, more office drone.

    So Trumps great infrastructure plan. Desperately needed. all the building of the Hoover to Kennedy eras like the interstate system are long past their life cycles.

    Where he gonna get the peoples to do it? Tradesmen…retiring.
    Womenz….too dirty and hard.
    Immigrants…behind the wall.

    Karmas a bitch.

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  5. SFC Ton says:

    Men will go where there is honest work and good wages

    Locally they busted a meat packing plant for hiring taco benders. The plant said Americans wouldn’t do the work at the wages…… 300 people showed up for 28 slots @$16.80 an hour

    Decent wage and honest work

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  6. mgtowhorseman says:

    Oh no, the Millennial men won’t be ready to marry when women are ready to stop partying! How will these feminists continue to go with AF/BB if the betas don’t go with the plan?

    My goodness, there’s no divorce cash and prizes if guys aren’t working hard and saving money! More guilt trips and shaming columns are needed, keep men from seeing reality!

    Comment from Dalrocks above quoted piece. This my friends is what keeps feminists, sjws and SIW especially up at night.

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHhhahahahahahahah.

    Remember you said it. bicycles dont need to be payin for no fish and bathing in our tears (from laughing so hard) is free. Not that SJWs bathe.

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  7. mgtowhorseman says:

    “Dalrock on August 4, 2016 at 11:09 am

    @Durasim

    This carries the implication that women may actually “need” men for something in a marital context, which is blasphemy for progressives.

    Yes. This is why the message is so convoluted. At one time it is celebration of the end of men (a feminist triumph), other times it is “Men crushed, women and children hardest hit!” Still other times it is “These poor men are having so much fun being carefree, don’t they know they will come to regret it?”

    But they can’t bring themselves to come out and say what they want to:

    Man up and marry the aging feminists you loser manboys!

    That is something they have to leave for conservatives, who will fortunately gladly do so while being careful to not upset the feminist narrative.”

    Dalrock himself later in the comments. Perfect breakdown of the articles and screaming we will see as more and more men wake up, follow incentives, and ignore the shaming.

    The womenz are going to double down and go apeshit. They need men but cant admit it and when they do the men say “Sorry what? Did someone say something”

    Its unfolding faster than i thought

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  8. Moi says:

    Worse than that. When the women finally do admit they need men, almost all of the single guys will be working at WalMart, and living in their car in the store parking lot.

    And that’s not a joke. I know two 30 y/o guys who are doing just that. Women aren’t necessary when you have a smart phone.

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  9. Farm Boy says:

    I had this post written two weeks ago. Then Dalrock referenced the same Atlantic article in his post today. Great minds think alike.

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  10. Ame says:

    “It is like being a woman, going to a party and finding someone else wore the same outfit as you.”

    tehehe 🙂

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  11. Things sure are a mess. I’m not sure there’s any going back either…

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  12. Moi says:

    I’m not sure that most women get married, with the idea of getting divorced for the cash and prizes.

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  13. Moi says:

    It’s not just unemployed men, it’s also men that are employed in deadend low paying jobs. I know two 30 year old guys who work at a local Walmart, and live in their cars. No initiative, and just sort of exist.

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  14. SFC Ton says:

    Feel free to delete if it’s to inflammatory

    https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/70918487/posts/3162

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  15. Farm Boy says:

    Treat a man like crap long enough, and he will eventually begin to believe it.

    Or if not believe it, just give in. That route might even be more fun

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  16. Farm Boy says:

    “Men crushed, women and children hardest hit!”

    But not during war.

    Recall that 100 years ago today, the Somme Offensive was going strong.

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    Decent wage and honest work

    Can’t have that, for it would fuel the Evil Patriarchy

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  18. Ame says:

    oh.my.word!

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  19. Spawny Get says:

    Temporary stand in Cat in Hat

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  20. Moi says:

    Quite a few have given up. And it’s pretty sad to see really young guys who have already given up.

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  21. Farm Boy says:

    There is a new post

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  22. Yoda says:

    oh.my.word!

    About what precisely mean you do?

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  23. Ame says:

    Yoda – my apologies … i should have referenced my comment:

    SFC Ton says:
    5 August, 2016 at 5:23 pm
    Feel free to delete if it’s to inflammatory

    https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/70918487/posts/3162

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