[A] real turning point came when the welfare statists switched from
economics to physiology: they began to seek a new power base in deliberately
fostered racism, the racism of minority groups, then in the hatreds and
inferiority complexes of women, of “the young,” etc. The significant aspect of
this switch was the severing of economic rewards from productive work.
Physiology replaced the conditions of employment as the basis of social claims.
The demands were no longer for “just compensation,” but just for compensation,
with no work required.
So long as the power-seekers clung to the basic premises of the welfare
state, holding need as the criterion of rewards, logic forced them, step by
step, to champion the interests of the less and less productive groups, until
they reached the ultimate dead end of turning from the role of champions of
“honest toil” to the role of champions of open parasitism, parasitism on
principle, parasitism as a “right” (with their famous slogan turning into: “Who
does not toil, shall eat those who do”).