Wait, what are we celebrating again?
Alex: Good evening everybody, Alex here.
Peter: And Peter.
Alex: It being Labor day, we thought it would be best to celebrate that fine tradition of working.
Peter: Yes, laboring. And laborers.
Alex: Indeed. This great nation has a rich heritage of working very hard.
Peter: Working until you stroke out!
Alex: Where would we be today without hundreds of years of free and cheap labor?
Peter: Nowhere, that's where!
Peter: -or worse!-
Peter: Obviously, that would never do.
Alex: And so, we invented cheap and free labor!
Alex: First, we imported people and put them to work.
Peter: But since that turned out to be a moral travesty, we invented industry.
Alex: Yes, so we could oppress everyone equally!
Peter: Happy day!
Alex: Sadly, people realized they hated that too-
Peter: So then the devil brought us unions.
~~Sad head shaking.
Alex: But it's okay, because now we've figured out how put foreigners to work even without bringing them here on those filthy, filthy boats!
Peter: It's called outsourcing!
Alex: And now, thanks to this ongoing legacy of cheap and free labor, we can all enjoy our gadgets, clothes, and other symbols of affluence in happiness and prosperity!
Peter: Happy Labor Day, everybody! Other people have earned it.
Yes, we managed to squeak this out barely in time for Labor Day. It counts.
As for the content of this video, allow me to assure you that I am a capitalist. I love me some free markets. Still, it doesn't exactly escape my notice that people tend to be very mean to one another, and that is rarely more evident than when money is involved. (Or not involved, as the case may be.)
I also should really point out that this blog video required a staggering number of takes. I honestly can't remember the exact number, but it was a lot. There were definitely plenty of Bucking Sailboat segments that were far easier to produce.
And given how difficult Bucking Sailboat has been, that's saying a lot.
Stay tuned! More fuzzy-wuzzy coming your way!