“There’s no reason right now to work hard and actually do something with your life, to actually become a huge success,” Schoenberger wails, “because, if you are, you’re the villain and villains are meant for Batman and Spiderman movies, not for America right now.”
Well heck no - why bother. If you are busting your butt working for a living, you’ll get taxed to death so the govt can distribute your hard-earned dollars to the deadbeats and illegal aliens. If you’re a deadbeat or illegal alien, you’re life is grand cuz everyone else is busting their butt taking care of you.
The London Company had agreed to provide the means for the launching of the Virginia colony; however, it was stipulated that no wages would be paid. The Company promised that houses would be built for everyone but stipulated that when the crops were harvested they would be divided among the settlers equally. The Company was to receive its share of the profits and after several years the settlers would receive a division of the proceeds and enough land for farming and the building of private dwellings.
Today we would call this scheme voluntary communism. However, it did not take long to discover that human nature does not adapt itself to working voluntarily when it is known that all will share equally in the harvest whether they worked or not. Not only is this arrangement an open invitation for the lazy to engage in malingering, but those who actually do the work feel cheated when they see the lazy settlers getting as much as those who performed the labor. Before long this voluntary communism became compulsory communism. (W. Cleon Skousen, The Majesty of Gods Law Its Coming to America, Ensign Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT, (1996), p. 341)