“Living? Our Syrians Can Do That for Us”

According to the 1881 census in the UK there were 1.25 million female servants, the largest category of employed women. Twenty years later, with demand still rising as the middle class aped its betters, the supply of uneducated village girls began to dry up, and new opportunities emerging in factories. This led to the horrific spectacle of bold girls ‘cheeking’ potential domestic employers by asking them about (gasp) working hours and (double gasp) perks.

In his novels of “The Change”, S.M. Stirling had some of his post-apocalyptic societies honest enough to call refugees “slaves”. This seems prophetic, as Europe acquires a vast new supply of cheap labour. The left-right battlelines are being withdrawn between populists and exploiters.

“The comfort of the rich,” said Voltaire, “depends on an abundant supply of the poor”. It does not look as if the supply of war refugees is going to dry up any time soon. My own instincts are all for giving refuge to victims of the Four Horsemen, but at the same time it is worth looking at the true motives of some of our random bedfellows. Worst case, our grandchildren will not know that there was once a country called Syria, but online dictionaries will define “syrian” (lower-case) as “household attendant”.

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 10:25 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink
In: THE ENSLAVING MAMMAL, From Free To Unfree Labour

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