Dodge Ram had the best Super Bowl ad of the year. Their use of Paul Harvey’s commentary on the American farmer struck true for all who were fortunate enough to work on farms when they were kids. God did make the farmer. And the farmer created the American work ethic.
Then the Progressives came, and they created the teat squawker. It took awhile for the population to become entranced by that engorged government areola, but these totalitarians knew what they were doing. The urbanites were the easiest to enslave. Then they went after the farmer. Government subsidies seduced these hardy souls, opening the door for the all consuming blackness that would corrupt their communities. Then the Department of Labor forbade the neighbor kid from working on his farm, further deteriorating the American work ethic. And now, they’re using specious science such as global warming to de-Americanize our youth:
Want to reduce the effects of global warming? Stop working so hard. Working fewer hours might help slow global warming, according to a new study released Monday by the Center for Economic Policy and Research.
A worldwide switch to a "more European" work schedule, which includes working fewer hours and more vacation time, could prevent as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to the analysis, which used a 2012 study that found shorter work hours could be associated with lower carbon emissions.
The Center for Economic Policy and Research is a liberal think tank based in Washington.
"The relationship between [shorter work and lower emissions] is complex and clearly understood, but it is understandable that lowering levels of consumption, holding everything else constant, would reduce greenhouse gas emissions," writes economist David Rosnick, author of the study. Rosnick says some of that reduction can be attributed to fewer operating hours in factories and other workplaces that consume high levels of energy.
Yes, Mr. Harvey, God made the American farmer. But the Devil created the Progressives.