Skip to comments.Evan Thomas: 'White Men Dropping Out of Workforce' -'Going Hunting, Fishing'
Posted on 12/29/2012 2:42:23 PM PST by drewh
Former Newsweek editor Evan Thomas made a bizarre statement on PBS's Inside Washington Friday.
"Unexplored story of the year: white men dropping out - dropping out of the workforce, dropping out of elections, just plain dropping out, getting social security, not doing anything, going hunting, fishing, just not in the game" (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo):
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Sounds good to me. Collapse the system.
Yes, Going Galt.
I resemble that remark.
Huh? Been doing that all my life.
Meanwhile, Obambi the Deer Leader straddles all of the strife, calmly watching from above, sort of like God. Right, Evan?
Odd. As a white, male, 61-year-old cripple, with several chronic ailments and a failing memory, I have people lined up at my door every morning trying to give me jobs.
I’m just too lazy to take one.
Maybe they’ll end up hiring some deserving member of a minority, who has heretofore been held down by melanin enrichment.
Yep, I still vote and add disc golf to the list of what I’m doing that’s me all over!!
Yeah. I think it’s called “retirement”.
How about us white women? That will be me in 2013!
Hey, if white guys have dropped out....
Who is paying for everything?
Oh wait, nevermind.
Hmm...I wonder why? Is it because hard work is no longer rewarded (by both society and specifically women?). Nah...that couldn't be it.
“Just not in the game” —what?
They are playing the game just as assiduously as ever, there’s just ONE little catch —they see the ever more vast forces arrayed against them, and they’re joining the OTHER side.
No hip-hop music, no baby-mommas, but just a very quiet, personal decision to stop milked, and then loudly maligned for BEING milked.
“You didn’t build that...!” You know what? At some point it’s just enough.
The real story. Down with the cause brothers with not a drop of corn pone blood are beneficiaries of Obama's new normal America.
Well, WTH do they expect? White men are vilified and marginalized and passed over in favor of less qualified minorities or other protected groups. Why should they be surprised?
I’d be golfing.
Best way to the undermine the Kenyan’s communist coup is still to go John Galt.
The actual four-year labor force participation decline for the entire population is 3.34 percent (2.2 delta divided by November '08's 65.8 rate).
For white men it's 3.55 percent (2.7 divided by 75.9).
For white women it's 3.47 percent (2.1 divided by 60.5).
For black men it's 4.68 percent (3.3 divided by 70.4)
For black women it's 3.26 percent (2.1 divided by 64.5).
As such, white men have dropped out of the labor force at an insignificantly faster rate rate than the rest of the population and at almost the same rate as white women.
Its all good....why should black men be the only ones living of they women?
Count the white guys...?
I hope that anyone who can go Galt, does.
Pretty soon, we won’t have a choice.
As for me and my family...
A country boy can survive.
Why work? If you work, then you have to pay taxes against your will for programs you don’t support initiated by people for whom you didn’t vote. Since the society has decided to vote itself bread and circuses, why not just opt out and refuse to pay for the circuses by not earning taxable income?? Life is too dear to waste it working to pay for other people to enjoy a life of leisure.
When is the last time you heard a candidate of either major party talk about courting the white male vote?
They might as well assign us to wear "Kick Me" signs whenever we go out in public.
When affirmative action requirements mean that white males are the least likely hire and the safest to fire, what sort of end result did this boob envision? Add to that decades of university bias in admissions. He’s not so much surprised as looking for a way to make this yet another negative perception against white males. Watch the blame game spin with the inevitable next pronounced drop in economic indicators. It won’t be insanely raising taxes in the middle of a near-depression that did it, nooo, it’ll be greedy white males not contributing somehow, out playing hooky and sitting on their assets. Ayn Rand looks more and more prophetic with every passing day of this bizarre administration.
Trying to explain the Case of the 6-7 Million White Voters who didn’t vote in November.
Dropping out, or never really entering in the first place?
I know quite a few white men, for whom the latter is closer to the truth. Kind of hard to be part of a system that no longer has any place for you.
Me too. Although I don’t think I’ll be fishing. Reflecting for awhile until the next move. Looking forward to continued learning and the post fulltime, all the time rat race. Oh yeah, doing my share of the Galt thing, too.
Good luck to you.
But King BoRAT was supposed to lead us to a post-racial America.
It is one thing to drop out on your own and quite another to get kicked out of the workforce and virtually impossible to find another job. This economy is coughing up 45-60 year old men of all ethnicities.
Do you suppose they could be reading Ayn Rand and "going Galt, too?"
Nah. There must be another explanation for that one.
“UCSF School of Dentistry”
To be fair there are a few white guys scattered about in the back.
There are many cute young women - maybe I will return to school for a dentistry degree!
“I hope that anyone who can go Galt, does.”
At 75 with a new hip i’m getting ready to get back into construction.
Retirement is for dead people.
LOL. White men need to go on strike to show their power.
No wonder the economy is in such a ditch.
Not to denigrate (ooooh that has nigr in it. Is that politically incorrect???) white women's contribution but they have baby time off and many don't work and other reasons not to be in the work force.
White men got no choice in the matter.
Did this all make sense?
Dig a big hole where Detroit is, fill it with water and walleyes, and I’m good to go for five years.
That’s what I’m doing too!
I quit//retired before the election. I was a day trader for 13 years, put my own money at stake every day. Couple of months ago my brother who hasn’t worked in about 3 years called me. He has a verifiable illness and has been waiting to get on social security disability. He also has 6 rentals and lives in a house that he paid cash for but has no verifiable income. So he got sick and went to the hospital after which he called me bragging that he now has Obamacare and gets to go to the best doctors.
I got so angry I did not work another day. My husband and I pay almost $1000 a month for all our insurances plus we pay major taxes all year and have to write them a check in April. I said no more, Obama is not getting any more than I have to give him.
That headline shows what he knows!
White men are going “fishin’ and huntin’” more!
Can you envision a world where the government forces people to be doctors to prevent Obamacare from failing?
Force white men to work to keep taxes flowing to welfare recipients?
See Directive 10-289.
Yup. I got 5 years left. Retire around 53 or 54. Don’t need much stuff. iPad gets me all the books and movies I will need and I should have a nice enough nest egg to live minimalist, clutter free existence someplace down South if they will have me. Working my butt off in an office tower in an urban hell hole while listening to country music and building my nut. God willing, I can have a few years of a pick ups, PBRs, sun, tall grass, and some nice polite folks. I will be the nice, quiet Yankee that doesn’t bother anyone down the road a bit
You’re not the only one with that attitude. Starve the d@mn beast.
That was the plan but .....
10 to 11 tops.
What's with the guy that looks like 0bama in the fourth row back, third from the left, flipping the bird?