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Universal Basic Income: An Old Communist Trick

Both spiritually and materially, dependence is a trick of communist subversion. See what I mean in this week’s edition of “Beyond Ironic”.

You may have heard about Universal Basic Income (UBI). As an economist, it always seemed to me to be a dumb idea. But it keeps coming up, unwanted, kind of like mushrooms in your lawn. The general idea is to streamline government programs, be fair to everybody (equity—the current buzzword) and ensure everyone has enough money to survive. UBI would roll all existing social support payments, worker’s compensation, pensions, etc. into one program. It wouldn’t matter whether you worked or didn’t, were old or young, sick or healthy. Everybody would be guaranteed the same basic income. If you make more than that on your own, good for you. If you are able-bodied and choose to sit home watching TV and drinking beer, no problem, you still get the UBI.

If this sounds like communism—it is. This is promoted as a means of helping people. But you cannot help people by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves. This only creates dependance; it creates slavery.

Like I say, it sounds dumb. But it’s coming anyway. Several government jurisdictions in North America are now, or have recently been, pilot testing the program. This fits a well-known pattern; the pattern of totalitarian subversion. (I’ll set aside the fact that it is impossible to “pilot test” a government program that will, itself, modify human behaviour in the long term.)

As crazy as it sounds, hear me out. One of the key goals of communist/totalitarian subversion (as explained by former KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov) is to make people dependent on the government, then they are too vulnerable to object when the government grabs more tyrannical power.

Totalitarianism is all about control. To achieve totalitarian control, you have to destroy all individual liberty, personal responsibility, and personal independence. You make people dependent on the government for their safety, their food, their energy, their medical care, their education, their income—everything. They are afraid to jeopardize these, so they shut up and do what they’re told.

We saw this with covid, for example. Everyone getting a government paycheck said nothing about the lockdowns. They kept getting their income, whether they went to work or not, so they went along with the oppression. It was no big deal—for them!

The covid experience helped me realize what the silly universal basic income idea is all about. UBI isn’t about government efficiency. Governments have no interest in efficiency. It’s not about helping people. That’s not what governments do. It’s about making everyone dependent upon the government in one way or another. Make everyone dependent, then everyone is too vulnerable to object, and everyone is a slave. Give everyone money to keep them quiet. But next, control all the money. (A topic for a future blog post.)

As always, there is a spiritual truth behind this. All spiritual traditions teach self-mastery, self-control, self-discipline—not the control of others. Power over others, control of others, is always a tactic of the dark side. God gives us free will. Those people who would deny free will to others, set themselves against God and God’s ways. It is difficult to overstate the importance of free will, both from a spiritual perspective and from a material perspective.

For example, in the material world, democracy is all about self-government or self-rule (demos = the common people; kratos = rule). Totalitarianism is about collecting all power (total power, hence totalitarianism) into the hands of one tyrant who rules by decree.

Liberty comes from self-reliance, self-control, and personal responsibility. Take care of yourself first, your family second, your community third. Freedom and responsibility are two sides of the same coin. If you want to protect your freedoms, you must reclaim your responsibilities.

It’s ironic—even Beyond Ironic—that a government program promoted as benevolent is really about creating tyranny. You have to look behind the glossy advertising brochure to find the facts. As with all these socialist/communist programs, the promise is a dream; the reality is a nightmare.

God Bless You!

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