Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Divide Between Robots And Men

... is more of a divide between the robot makers and the working poor.

The northeast of England is a heavily Labour region. Labour was supposed to be against Brexit, but that's not how the northeast voted. Sunderland, for example, voted about 60-40 to leave the EU. It turns out the working man and his "thought leaders" in the Labour Party aren't exactly seeing eye-to-eye these days. It might have something to do with working-class, white girls being gang-raped by Muslim men by the thousands while the progressive elite preached multiculturalism.

That same growing divergence is playing out here as well. Dig the "Fight for 15" movement which wants to increase the minimum wage to $15. This is going to be great for the Internet elites in the progressive movement as they'll rake in huge bucks building robots to replace overly-expensive unskilled labor. For the working poor, it's going to go very badly. There aren't many unskilled people worth $15 an hour when there are automated check out stands, fast food ordering kiosks and suchlike available.

As working class jobs get priced out of existence and the ultra-wealthy Internet Set get richer and richer, the divide between the traditionally progressive working poor and the snobby liberal intellectuals is going to grow into a chasm.

Tired of waiting for children to mature into workers he can replace, this robot is preparing to prove his dominance over Man by beating this child senseless.


Foxfier said...

I don't think the individuals pushing it are expecting to get a lot of money-- I know unions that have contracts based on the minimum wage are, at least in theory, pushing in their member's interest-- I think that it's cheap grace from people who do not work at jobs that offer minimum wage. At that point in their economic life, they were in an internship or something.

B-Daddy said...

The UKIP is nipping at the heels of Labour in their traditional English strongholds. Don't see how this ends with anything other than the break up of the United Kingdom and an English withdrawal from the EU.