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The Therapy Sessions
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Work = slavery
'They're offering us nothing but slavery,' said Maud Pottier, 17, a student at Jules Verne High School in Sartrouville, north of Paris, who was wrapped in layers of scarves as protection against the chilly, gray day. 'You'll get a job knowing that you've got to do every single thing they ask you to do because otherwise you may get sacked. I'd rather spend more time looking for a job and get a real one.'"

A real job - in France - is apparently a job for life where you don't have to do what your boss wants.

Or so 250,000 French students apparently believe.

I think I speak for most of America when I conclude that the French- the people who once gave birth to the Enlightenment - have gone insane.

How did work - defined in its simplist terms - so quickly become "slavery?"

Doesn't your boss have a right not to pay you for work that isn't getting done?

I would argue that this is natural progression of socialism:

I exist, therefore I am entitled to...

What are you entitled to that you do not earn?

A job for life? A free house? Free health care? A car?

This attitude - held by large numbers of people - can doom a continent, and that is precisely what it is doing to Europe right now.

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