Is Universal Basic Income Being Embraced Because the Robots are Coming for Our Jobs?

Discussion in 'Alternative Thought Forum' started by Helios, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Helios

    Helios Apprentice Premium Member

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    If robots are going to make jobs disappear, then who will be able to buy the things the robots make if no one has a job?

    If I can be 100% honest, I'm absolutely baffled as to why socialist ideologies are being pushed so heavily nowadays. Everywhere you look, it seems to be leaking into every nook and cranny of everyday life. The question is, why?

    How could it be that so many politicians and corporations are so quick to abandon the very system that made their fortunes possible in the first place? Could it be that they know something we don't?

    Everywhere you look, conservative values are being dissolved, which seems to be the actual goal of cultural Marxism. The disintegration of the family, the perversion and promiscuity of young people and ultra political-correctness is everywhere.

    And let's not forget about the army of Bernie supporters looking for unrealistic handouts.

    Which brings me to Mark Zuckerberg and how he has been going into overdrive mode lately, campaigning for a universal basic income.

    Universal basic income, for those who don't know, is literally money for nothing.

    While most people would jump at the chance to get free money (i.e., Bernie supporters), most people seem to forget that topics about wealth equality are fundamental talking points in communism. They also seem to forget how repressive communism actually is (i.e., "the state is God").

    Despite all the talk of gender identity, equality, x lives matter, multiculturalism, white privileged and all the rest of it, at the end of the day, we must remember that communist doctrine states that the conflict must be brought back between the bourgeois and proletariat. According to Marxism, all these racial, sexual and cultural divides must eventually turn to focus directly on economics.

    The Communist Manifesto was written well over 150 years ago and while it seems to have been written in response to technical automation of the industrial revolution of its time, its constant recurring theme centers around the "worker."

    But what happens, when in the course of technological development, an entire class (i.e., worker) is replaced by machines or robots?

    Self-driving cars are coming so truck drivers are in trouble. In 10 years, many fast food restaurants may be taken over by robots. This worry of machines taking our jobs isn't new. The Twilight Zone episode "The Brain Center at Whipple's" explored this very idea.

    There are already more kids graduating from college than the system can support, leaving lots of liberal arts degree holders working in fast food. What is going to happen to all of the kids graduating from college in a few years, only to find out their jobs have been taken away by robots, to the point where they can't even get a job at McDonalds?

    Is this why Zuckerberg is trying to get us all used to the idea of universal basic income? Is this where technology is taking our civilization?