Andrew worked for thirty-five years at the plant. Suddenly, head office decides to close the plant. Andrew is out of a job, with no pension and no benefits! He looks and looks for another job, but it’s difficult to find work when you’re a sixty-year-old who’s spent your life in the machine shop. His savings only last so long, and then they run out, and he has no money to support himself in his old age, but that’s OK, because you have no right to what you didn’t earn!
Kayla’s stepfather abused her, so she ran away from home, fearing for her life. Now she’s on the street, and you can’t find a job when you can’t dress nice to find one, but that’s OK, because you have no right to what you didn’t earn!
James’ homophobic parents beat him up, disowned him, and threw him out of his house when they found out that he was gay. He hasn’t finished high school, and like Kayla found out you can’t find a job when you’re filthy and starving, so he throws himself in front of a subway train. But that’s OK, because you have no right to what you didn’t earn!
Lakshmi was the first one to be evicted when her racist landlord decided to cut costs. She’s too poor to afford a lawyer to sue him. Now she has no money and no home, and winter’s coming, but that’s OK, because you have no right to what you didn’t earn!
Dustin worked in the coal mines. Now he has lung disease, and the treatments will bankrupt his family. But that’s OK, because you have no right to what you didn’t earn!
Finally, Davey is the child of two lower-class working parents. He goes to bed hungry sometimes. His parents are too exhausted to interact with him when they come home. Davey can’t do his work in school when he’s had no breakfast, and he can’t pay attention to the teacher if he’s constantly worried about his mom and dad. (For that matter, who’s paying for the school?) Maybe, since his education is so marginal and his home life pathetic, when he gets a little older he turns to crime. Or maybe gets addicted to drugs. Or maybe drops out of school to try and find a job, and of course he can’t, because nobody in their right mind would hire a thirteen-year-old dropout. Who knows? All we know is that this child does not have much of a future before him, because his parents didn’t earn enough money, and even if you’re a thirteen-year-old child, you have no right to what you didn’t earn!
And of course, we can all see how this is SO MUCH BETTER! No rich people were harmed during the destruction of these lives! Nobody had to pay one red cent that they didn’t want to, to give these people the opportunities that the well-off enjoy!
This is clearly so much better than those pinko systems that try to meet people’s basic needs so they have the means so that they have the same opportunities as other people!
I’m sure our friends Andrew, Kayla, James, Lakshmi, Dustin, and little Davey appreciate how lucky they are to live in their country because if they were rich, they would not have to pay taxes!
Paradise on earth!