[Paleopsych] useless people

G. Reinhart-Waller waluk at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 28 19:58:58 UTC 2005

Useless people in Japan are given "silly" employment like crossing 
guards on country roads, elevator girls, even museum ladies but most of 
these make-work jobs are filled by females who lack job skills and 
training to qualify for positions that are mainstream, usually because 
they chose to remain at home and care for a child or two.    I wouldn't 
call these jobs examples of Japan losing its humanity but rather an 
indication that government is providing work for those who are 
unemployed but wish (and need) something to do. 

Reality shows aren't only the rage here in America but also fill the 
programming bill for European countries.  Many of the more popular 
programs are based on "cost/benefit" that fits well into an economic 
model but pales on the humanistic front.  The leader who has a knack for 
bullying the rest of the group is usually the one who makes it to the 
end and finishes a winner.  Cunning and dishonesty are values promoted 
by these survivor programs and the one who wins is he/she who is most 
deceptive.  These values are ones NOT taught to children by caring parents.

Howard's notion of Capitalism with Soul is a humanistic thrust into an 
otherwise corrupt world.  Yet not all souls are alike.  Some are more 
generous and congenial than others.  People who promote less science and 
more religion are those who are fed up not with Darwinism, but with 
young bullies who believe in a cut-throat bottom-line rather than 
producing a caring and thoughtful human being. 

Gerry Reinhart-Waller

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