The women march blindly in the nation’s capital demanding equal pay with their male counterparts. No one could argue that they are incorrect. Equal pay should be received regardless of gender, race, etc. What lies beneath the surface of this quest is beyond what the average protestor imagines.
We’ll come back to this in a minute. The reason this is being discussed again is that Stephen Moore, formerly a Trump nominee to the Fed, cautioned that, “The biggest problem I see in the economy over the last 25 years is what has happened to male earnings, for black males and white males as well,” Moore said. “They’ve been declining. That is, I think, a big problem.” There you go, comrades.
Let’s look back in time to begin our discourse forward. According to the Brookings Institute, from 1950 to 1970, the average earnings of male workers increased by about 25 percent each decade. Technological advancement and global change in the mid-1970’s brought about a drastic change.
The advent of women entering the job market in increasing numbers was surely a factor. However, the fortunes of a large segment of workers, male workers lacking specialized skills, was unhitched from the engine of growth. The difference today is that men have largely stopped upgrading their skills. The proportion of young men who complete college has hardly budged since the late 1970s.
One wonders if the current confluence of wage decline among men and the absurd resurgence of the socialist agenda are intertwined. While beyond the scope of this article, the dialectical materialism that is the crux of Marxism has everything to do with what is happening societally today.
This economic determinism of modern man is exemplified today in gender struggle. You can look at the Marxist thesis and substitute any number of dialectics that ultimately seek utopia through the use of the proletariat. Socialism as represented by Marx and Engel, was only for them, as Marx was an economist and not a philosopher or politician. Communism in this sense was perverted by Lenin at the turn of the 20th century at the expense of the Russian people. Stalin took a rather nasty fork in the road, with his surf up-bringing and ultimate mindset of hatred, was worshiped in the period that followed Lenin.
Stephen Moore is right to be criticized for his off-color remarks on women decades ago. No one’s past is safe anymore. Just ask Brett Kavanaugh. As postulated above, in a true communist draconian fashion, perhaps every individual running for office, albeit President, the Fed, et al., should have their entire life, from middle school on, investigated and made public, so we can see how all have sinned. At this point in Marx’s theory, the dictatorship of the proletariat has succumbed to communism, and essentially a classless society. Ethics shall cease, and the State as we know it will wither away.
If you like this sort of thing, make sure you cast your vote for Bernie Sanders in 2020.