By James Hillman
Employment minister Michaelia Cash, as quoted in the “Lügenpresse” this ANZAC weekend had the following to say in The Age (which sucks): “We keep on talking about, as government and a society, women needing to go into the non-traditional roles that have the higher-paid salaries,” she said.
“Why aren’t we also encouraging men to go into the non-traditional roles with the lower-paid salaries like nursing and teaching. You’ve got to have a two-way exchange there.” Workplaces also needed to become more flexible – but “not just for women”.
Never trust a Neo Liberal. We Nationalists will berate and denounce the pervasive Leftist Feminism present in the academic institutions and state bureaucracies, but there should be no quarter given to Conservatives and their “Other Feminism”.
I’ve often heard the Left Feminist program described simply as Female supremacism, which needs no explanation, but the Conservative or traditionalist version might best be described as having its basis in the ideal of innate Female superiority.
Traditionalists profess horror at the revolutionary ideals of the Left Feminist; their world-without-men save for stabled breeding bulls and their Lesbian autocracy, but is their idealised Madonna on her pedestal any less ludicrous in this current year?
Of course I have my tongue firmly in my cheek as I write these lines. Any student of the Neo Liberals, their globalism and pseudo free markets, will see through Senator Cash and her ruse. In these lines she betrays herself:
“New business models established by Uber, Airbnb and Airtasker had also changed the way Australians do business. Whether or not we like it – and sometimes these things can be a little bit scary – when you travel overseas and in particular to places like China, they are already embracing the future of work. And if we are to remain a globally competitive economy, it is not a choice for us. We have to ensure our systems and our regulation responds appropriately. To do this, we are going to need structural and cultural reform – and in particular in relation to our workplace relations system.”
Aha! Now let’s put some pressure on those points! Take for example the ‘Uber business model’. Fairfax also ran an article this weekend on the rapid transformation of the app-based ride-sharing service into nothing more than an unregulated facsimile of the “bad old days” of the Taxi industry. It appears that “entrepreneurs” are running fleets of as many as 30 vehicles and renting them out to Uber drivers at exorbitant rates, creating a new domain for a would-be rentier class to re-assert control over the means of production.
Have we spotted the set-up, comrades? The fact that China is the example for the “future of work” and these pseudo egalitarian business models are their benchmark ought to fire the hackles of any Nationalist worker. Surely the only conclusion we can draw from the assertion that “we have no choice’ but to emulate Asian business practices is that the objective of Ms Cash and her bosses is to reduce ALL Australian workers to the status of Coolie day labourers and piece workers (or peasants as the Bolsheviks would have understood the term). Where, may we ask does this “other Feminism” espoused by the Senator fit into the race to the bottom as far as wage growth and our standard of living are concerned?
It’s often been said that Feminism is capitalism’s little sister; that all the so called achievements of the women’s movements were engineered by the ruling castes and oligarchs to suit their own ends and bolster their bottom line. I for one hardly see that as a cynical view, politically incorrect for sure but not wide of the mark. Why would capitalists and their tame Neo Liberal politicians want to turn the gender ratios upside down and effectively redistribute higher paying jobs along those lines?
I suspect the answer comes back to crude questions of biology and the differences between male and female psychological make up: female employees are more loyal, less prone to question authority and unable to physically impose their collective will on those in power. Only men can fight and carry the threat of the use of force upon the bosses if they behave in a predatory or exploitative fashion, only men can hold a picket line and stand up to assaults by strike breakers or Police interventions.
The goal is always the ‘bottom line’ — the scam, so to speak, is to reduce or surreptitiously cap salaries and ensure a compliant and dependant workforce across the entire economy. Feminising the high-wage professions is probably the most effective way of bringing down such a regime: no strikes, no unions, and the best part is that taken as a group, men, once evicted from traditionally male occupations, have little interest in competing with women. It has been said that in post-Soviet Russia as many as 80% of doctors are women and that nowadays that profession has lost its prestige: wages have been stagnant over those decades and expenditure at rock bottom. If a relatively unsophisticated Nationalist worker such as myself can speculate upon the advantages of Feminising the professions then it can be taken for granted that those who presume to govern us and their capitalist puppeteers may also be thinking along those lines and pushing forward pretty spokeswomen such as Senator Cash to woo the voters with saccharine appeals to fairness and inclusiveness.