I intend to work for the rest of my life. I intend to not have to work as soon as possible. Does that make any sense to anyone outside of a suicide cult? I work so I can get money that will enable me to provide for my family and to have a choice. If I have to work so hard just to eat and pay someone per week for a roof, rags over the windows and a bucket in the corner, my choices and freedoms are limited.
I see Socialism as the path towards the rags-and-bucket scenario, with the State taking everything in return for some shoddy roof over my head because full-on LVT has taxed my property from under me. If I am a "good boy" or kiss the Statist butt, then they might give me a slightly less leaky roof, private use of a cold water tap and permission to cook food and take a dump in private.
Rule of Law and specifically property rights will enable me to amass wealth for me and my kids. Slowly but surely, for Rule of Law will prevent the Feudalists (Socialism is just a form of Nationalised Feudalism) from having first dibbs at my stuff or arbitrarily being able to seize my stuff should I not conform or be deemed non conformist for the convenience of their covetousness. I might start with my own bucket. I might get a bow and arrow or fishing rod. I might get an axe to enable me to cut more wood than I need so I can sell it to another. Rule of Law will allow my sons and daughters to keep what I have collected without the Feudal Lord having a piece when I die (IHT).
The only Party that appears to understand Rule of Law is the Libertarian Party.
I think the Protestant Work Ethic is a good thing, but it is a PERSONAL thing. Anyone should be free to judge another on this, mind, but the State has no business in imposing the Tyranny of the Majority, especially if it cooks up a majority to suit its own ends. "society" cannot have an opinion. Individuals alone can have an opinion. Same for freedoms and rights. Only individuals can gain justice. Social Justice implies social rights. Social rights are a pox on civilisation, a Dictator's tool.
Gordon Brown needs some people to work until they drop dead while another group is kept on the teat. The Matrix had people kept in a dream world and fed to provide electrical energy. The Gordonian Matrix is almost the same except he relies on Electoral Energy, votes, to keep his ghoulish machine functioning. HG Wells had a supine, beautiful, but idle Eloi fed upon by the hard working technocratic, violent but ugly Morlocks. A Gordonian, Socialist future will have the brutal and violent idle feeding upon the hard-working and civilised.
Take the blue pill, the red pill or even the yellow pill, the dream-nightmare will continue, only the parasites will change as you push forward on the lever and watch the years spin by. Stop taking it from anyone. Statism is just nationalised Feudalism. When will people realise?