One of the countless problems with liberalism is the perverse incentives it creates. In a free country, you get ahead through positive qualities like industriousness, self-discipline, and creativity. In a country run by moonbats, those are the qualities of “capitalist oppressors” who are pitilessly demonized and looted; the path to success is through victimhood, defectiveness, and an utter lack of dignity. If you want to know where this lunacy leads, look no further than liberal Europe:
Long term unemployed Hans Url, 56, had just been told his hand-outs would stop if he did not accept work found for him by job centre staff.
And when his claims that he was too sick and did not like the work were challenged with the offer of a medical, he took drastic measures.
Url, of Mitterlabill, southern Austria, rigged up a mitre saw and sliced off his foot — then put it in the oven for good measure to ensure no surgeon could reattach it.
Unfortunately for Url, his plan to avoid work has gotten off on the wrong foot:
But job centre staff have delivered a blow to hapless Url’s plan by saying his new disability does not rule him out for work.
At least he should be able to force others to pay his hospital bill.
On tips from AC and Dave H.