Jack Saturday

Sunday, July 09, 2006


What do you expect? The country is a boot.


  • Hello Mr. Saturday! I have read 80% of your blog from the past 18 months or so and I liked it very much. You have garnered quotes from a massive variety of sources...better than some shitty stream of consciousness blog, this thing actually has some substance and research has definitely gone into it. Pleased to hear you are not a wage slave sir...how fortunate to live in a welfare state. I found you through reading the 'happy man on welfare' thing on the wage slave website whatever it was...google wage slave and its like the second or first one...anyway I am in Australia...basically doing the same thing as you...studying and learning philosophy and enjoying science, evolutionary biology AND listening to fools in traffic

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:23 PM  

  • Hi, anonymous!

    A treat to come back to my little cabin here and find I’ve had a visitor! From Australia, no less! What’s missing, of course, is the old amenities, shared food and drink. Great that you found my archives worth a walk-through, makes it much more worthwhile to have mined these gems.

    So what got you googling "wage-slave"? Or have you too found a way out of that?

    The “welfare state” here is very selective, a difficult club to get in to, especially for youth—so welfare is one of those lifeboats available for those few who survive the gauntlet, most don’t make it past the first request—ergo lots of street-folk, shelters turn away people in winter etc. Lots of shivering beggars in our little model tourist town.

    Welfare is, however, an institution whose explicit purpose is to supply money to some who don’t have enough for the basics, not in exchange for labor or a product. It is a very pathetic, sick embryo of what is really needed, a Guaranteed Liveable Income, everyone on welfare for the basics.

    re evolutionary biology: are you familiar with Joseph Chilton Pearce, particularly "The Biology Of Transcendence"? He's not a biologist, but a lay autodidact with a very interesting mind and experiences.


    By Blogger Jack Saturday, at 3:39 PM  

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