It came to me as if in inspiration. Herman Cain told his less fortunate fellow Americans that if in the midst of this recession they didn’t have a job, it was their own fault. Newt Gingrich reinforced the message by telling the OWS crowd to take a bath and get a job. As George Lakoff’s strict father model would say, those who are obedient learn self-discipline; those who are self-disciplined succeed in the competitive world we live in.
The 9% who are unemployed are unworthy; that is why they don’t have work. Somehow between 2007, when they had jobs, and today, they became unworthy. Not only are they not worthy to be employed today, it was their very act of becoming unworthy which caused the unemployment rate to jump, and the recession to kick in. It is their unworthiness which created the recession we are in.
Furthermore, unemployment ensues because the government coddles those who have lost their jobs with unemployment checks. I, too, was unemployed for a long stretch; you can be sure that had the government not coddled me with unemployment checks, my employer would never have laid me off.