"Lawn Sale"

by H. Millard © 2006

I'm still trying to figure out which jobs Americans won't do that the elites such as President Bush, Senator Kennedy and Senator McCain are always talking about.

I can only speak for myself--just this one American--but I've worked in fields. I've slopped hogs. I've shoveled manure. I've worked in factories. I've painted cars. I've worked in a foundry. I've washed dishes. I've bussed dishes. I've waited on tables. I've worked for a newspaper. I've shoveled snow. I've worked in offices. I've fixed cars. I've mowed lawns. I've worked as a caddy. I've worked as a salesman. I've worked as an actor. I've worked as a writer. I've worked in construction. I also served in the Marines.

And, those are just some of the jobs I did for pay for others. In addition, I've cleaned my own toilets, raised my own kids, mowed my own lawn, fixed my cars myself, and done all those other things that Americans won't do.

And, funny thing, all the Americans I've known over the years were all doing the same sorts of things I was doing. But, of course, no Americans I've known were born with silver spoons in their mouths. No American I've known was the son of a President, as is the present President Bush, and none of the Americans I've known attended the most expensive and prestigious New England prep school as did President Bush, and no Americans I've known were as rich as the Kennedy's and no Americans I've known were the sons of Navy Admirals as is John McCain. Nope. Most Americans I've known were salt of the earth types. Good, decent people trying to make better lives for themselves and their families by working hard doing jobs that Americans won't do.

When you hear the fou fou crowd composed of the likes of Bush, Kennedy and McCain talk about jobs that Americans won't do, you should translate that to mean that these are jobs that the rich elites won't do. Might muss up their dainty little hands, don't you know.

Do yourself a favor, dear American citizen doing a job that Americans won't do, and stop thinking that Bush and his pals are just like you. They're not. They won't do jobs that ordinary Americans will do and because they won't do them, they think no Americans will do them. They live in a different world from most ordinary American citizens. This is the crowd that doesn't know what the inside of a supermarket looks like and who have never changed the oil on their own cars. Don't be fooled by the down-home twang and accents and the just folks public persona of some of these characters. They're not like you, and they don't have your best interests at heart. They have contempt for you. They want to flood the nation with cheap illegal alien labor to benefit their buddies at the country club and keep wages of ordinary Americans low.

And, do you really think that the United States of America, with a population of about 300 million souls, doesn't have enough people to generate entry level workers all on our own without taking in illegal aliens? If you believe this, then you might want to check your suggestibility quotient, because the elites seem to have filled your brain with lies and propaganda as surely as a stage hypnotist fills a highly suggestible audience member's brain with the belief that the audience member should cluck like a chicken.

Again, I can't speak for anyone else, but I've never seen a job that I thought was beneath me and I've always believed that physical work is not only ennobling, but can, under the right circumstances, give a proper perspective on life.

As far as how one goes about one's life, I've always thought that laborer/philosopher Eric Hoffer,* another American who wouldn't do the work that Americans won't do, had it right in many ways.

I'm an American and there's no job I won't do. And, I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. In fact, I'm willing to bet that there are many millions of Americans who feel the same way.

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* Eric Hoffer (b. 1902, d. 1983) Writer/philosopher. Little formal education and was temporarily blind as a child. After regaining his eyesight at age 15 he read constantly. At age 18 he went to California and worked as a migrant farm hand and wrote in his spare time. He worked as a dockworker from 1943 to 1967. His most famous book is The True Believer (1951).


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