The Ant and The Sluggard Meets Will-E Coyote and Roadrunner

Will-E Coyote had incentive: a Roadrunner Stew, but he never had to face the consequences of falling off that cliff. Sure, he’d fall 100 stories and a puff of air would replace his outline; but in the next scene he was fine. He never learned to reap what he sowed (Galatians 6:8). The cartoonists rescued him from the pain of his actions. Socialism does the same. Throughout the Proverbs are two characters:  The Ant and the Sluggard. The ant works hard, gathers his food in the summer to prepare for the winter (Proverbs 6:6, 30:25) while the sluggard oozes around. Socialism and corporatism try to punish the ant (the saver, the wise spender, the frugal buyer) by taking from him to help out the sluggard (the poorly managed company, the corrupt union boss, or the “needy” political cause). And the sluggard learns that laziness pays. The ant learns that hard work is punished. So the sluggard hires lobbyists to petition the government to take from the mean ant with “all his food” to provide for the poor, helpless sluggard shivering in his trail of goo.

Godonomics is built on a principle of the universe: You Reap What You Sow (Galatians 6:8) unless someone comes in to rescue you from the pain of making a bad decision. They “bail you out” even if you run your company poorly, waste your money gambling, or lay around the house playing X-box. What happens when you reward laziness, inefficiency, and corruption with reward? Hmmmm. Well, if someone can make money playing X-box and eating Doritos off their chest OR going to work for 10 hours a day, which will they choose? When you take away the reward of work and consequence of bad behavior, chaos ensues. A national economy is built on the admonishment to “go to the ant.”


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