Glue the Horse Gets a Job (and Awakens to Class Consciousness)

Glue the Horse Gets a Job (and Awakens to Class Consciousness)


Glue The Horse: Boy oh boy. I’m so hungry, I could eat a human being. But I don’t have any food. I gotta find something to eat. Ooh, what luck has befallen me! It’s an enormous bag of horse food. Oh boy oh boy oh boy… Frank The Capitalist: Not so fast there, pony boy. This here happens to be my enormous bag of horse food and I ain’t giving it away for free. Not to you or anybody else. Glue: Oh gee, Frank the Capitalist. I’m afraid I don’t have any money. I am but a simple workhorse who has fallen on hard times. Frank: Yeah, save your sob story for someone who gives a crap, buster. Now beat it before I… Wait. You’re a workhorse, you say? Glue: That’s right. I love to work and I’m real good at it, too. Well, I could probably work all day if I weren’t so hungry. Frank: Huh, what a coinkidink. I just happened to have a field that needs plowing. If you could plow it for me, I’ll give you an entire scoop of this horse food. What do you say? Glue: Well, that sounds like a square deal to me. Sign me up! Karl Marx-Chan: Not so fast, Frank the Capitalist. Frank: Oh, no, it’s Karl Marx-Chan. I told you to skedaddle, you overstuffed hairball. Karl: Glue, this man is trying to swindle you! Glue: He is? Frank: Of course not, that’s a bunch of baloney. I’m just trying to give a hungry horse a well-paying job. Karl: Well-paying, eh? How much horse food were you planning to give him to plow your field? Frank: Well, I’m gonna give him a whole scoop and that’s good money for this line of work. Glue: It sounds fair to me. Mr. Marx-Chan. Well, I bet I could plow that whole field in one day. And like I said, I sure am hungry. Karl: Just hold on a second. Frank, you say you’ll pay Glue one scoop of horse food to take care of one field. And just how many crops will you get from that field? Frank: Well, I can’t say exactly, maybe one or two wagon loads? Eh, what’s it to you anyway? Karl: One or two wagon loads? You could trade that for an enormous bag of horse food, Glue. Glue: Well jeepers! I’d sure love to have my very own enormous bag of horse food. Karl: Well, that’s what your labor is actually worth, Glue. But this capitalist here wants to rob you of your surplus labor values. Glue: Surplus labor value? What’s that? Frank: Hey, don’t worry about that, kiddo. This bozo is just trying to confuse you with fancy words. Karl: I’m doing no such thing. I’m trying to educate you about the nature of capitalism. Frank here intends to pay you one mere scoop of horse food for a job that’s worth an enormous bag of horse food. Frank: Yeah, I’m a business man. You can’t expect me to run a business without making a profit. Glue: Well, that sounds reasonable to me. I mean, it is his field I’ll be plowing, after all. Frank: Yeah, see? Nobody’s buying what you’re selling, Whiskas. So scram! Karl: That field is the means of production. The means of production are the expensive invaluable resources needed to produce goods. And the means of production should belong to the workers. If Glue here is the one doing all the hard work of plowing and harvesting the crops, Why, he should receive 100% of the value that results from the sweat of his brow. Frank: That field’s been in my family for generations. Why should I give it to some flea-bitten horse, just because he works on it for a few months? Glue: Flea-bitten? Karl: If you want to share the reward so much, Frank, then why not roll up your sleeves and plough the field yourself? Frank: I’ll have you know, I’m a very busy man. I have a lot of businesses to manage and all of those businesses are creating jobs, Frank: for hungry puppets like this fleabag right here. Glue: I don’t have fleas… Karl: You’re not creating jobs for puppets, Frank. You’re exploiting them. Frank: What a load. Capitalism is a perfectly fair system. I build a business, I get rewarded. If there were no rewards for doing business, then society would fall apart. Nobody would do any work at all! Karl: If that were true, then capitalism would have fallen apart ages ago, because under capitalism the people who work the hardest get the least reward and lazy capitalists who do no work at all, like yourself, get disgustingly wealthy. Glue: Oh, I don’t have fleas, do I? My left ear does get a little itchy sometimes. Karl: Try to focus here, Glue. Glue: Well, sorry. Mr. Marx-Chan. So, what you’re saying is that… capitalism is the system where the people who do the most work get the least… and the people who do the least work get the most? Frank: Hogwash! I work with my mind. I didn’t go to puppet business school just so I can roll around in the dirt, pulling a plow all day. Karl: And how did you get that fancy education, Frank? You are a privileged capitalist, that’s how! You inherited wealth from your parents, who inherited their wealth and so on for generations! Meanwhile, most working puppets have to toil and struggle, day in and day out, just to make ends meet. They just don’t have the luxuries you have to pull themselves out of poverty. Frank: I don’t feel sorry for a bunch of lazy schmoes who waste all their time and money instead of doing something with their lives. There are lots of self-made millionaires out there who started with absolutely nothing. If this kid wants his own enormous bag of horse food, all he’s got to do is pull himself up by his own horseshoe straps. Karl: That is a faulty generalization, Frank. Logical Fallacy Puppet: Faulty generalization fallacies involve drawing a conclusion about something on the basis of a small and biased sampling. Karl: Just because a small fraction of puppets have been able to pull themselves out of poverty, does not mean that every poor working puppet has that opportunity. If you buy a lottery ticket, there’s a chance you might win, but you’re much more likely to lose. Do we really want to build our society in the shape of a casino? Glue: Well golly, Frank. Mr. Marx-Chan kinda has a point. Well, I could work all day every day for you and you’d only give me enough horse food to survive. How could I ever get ahead that way? Karl: You cannot, Glue. Just like the vast majority of workers, you will be trapped in poverty for the rest of your life while parasites like Frank grow rich and fat off of your labor. Glue: My horseshoes don’t even have straps. Frank: All right, I’ve had it up to here with this rabble-rousing Bolshevism. Do you want this scoop of horse food or not, steeplechase? Glue: Well gee, Mr. Marx-Chan. I don’t want to be exploited, honest, but I really am hungry. I think I have to work for Mr. Frank or else I might just starve. Karl: Well, that’s all right, Glue. The important thing is that you’ve started to develop class consciousness. You might have to submit to capitalism for the time being to put food in your trough. But now, you know you’re getting a bad deal and you can start joining forces with your fellow workers to resist capitalism. Frank: Enough jibber-jabber! Get to plowing, Seabiscuit, or you’re fired. Glue: Oh, I guess I got to get to work right now. Mr. Marx-Chan. Well, thanks for awakening me to class consciousness. Karl: It was my pleasure, Glue, and take heart, for the victory of the proletariat is inevitable. Frank: Yeah, giddyap horsey, and don’t come back ’til your work’s done. Karl: So itchy… Frank: What’s getting into you, Garfield? Something wrong? Karl: I think that friggin horse gave me fleas… Emerican Johnson: Hi everybody, hope you enjoyed today’s video. If you did, can you give it a big thumbs up? If you want to awaken your class consciousness, you can read the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. There’s a link in the description or you can visit your local library. Karl: Thanks for watching, everybody!

71 Comments on "Glue the Horse Gets a Job (and Awakens to Class Consciousness)"


  1. But capitalism is totally free and equal voluntary exchange!!!

    …you know a capitalists coming to the market place to expand their fortunes and workers coming to the market place to not starve.

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  2. I have a dark sense of humor, so I sort of expected the haymarket massacre to play a part with the horse, kinda glad I was wrong. Sorry for my twisted mind, the vid was great!

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  3. this is one of the most adorable ways to explain class consciousness! i looove iiiit!!

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  4. Just a thought, you live in Vietnam right? That country is a lot more open to leftist thought. What if you set up a public display of these puppet shows for Vietnamese children?

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  5. just found your channel not too long ago. Great stuff. More of these videos for luddites like myself please.

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  6. This might be the greatest new show on Youtube if you keep it going!

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  7. This was the best puppet show explaining the exploitation of labor I have ever seen, keep up the good work.

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  8. I LOVE IT!!

    I wish Sesame Street would have played that kind of stuff for me when I was younger…

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  9. You really like the puppet show format, it seem to be an interesting and fun way of presenting educational information. You seem to be always finding new ways to innovate with your presentation and style of videos. Which is great, keep up the good work!

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  10. You are quickly becoming the best overall left YouTuber. Your videos do the best job of succinctly conveying Marxism to laypeople. It's like the antithesis of PragerU.

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  11. Comrade, we need these until the last dollar is used to light a bonfire at a block party, the last cop and soldier realize they're on the wrong side and the last of the bourgeoisie realize they're human or get lost lol We need more easy and quick but informative content like this! Keep it up!

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  12. Incredible, every video you make is so wonderful comrade. I can hardly guess how much work went into this presentation. I hope you're still working (your admittedly unpleasant job as a propagandist) enough to sustain yourself.

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  13. What you do is so important! You are really helping to balance out some of those right wing channels.

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  14. If I own the fields, the crops, the tools, and have the connections to sell the harvest, not to mention all the work that goes into putting the entire business together,… What on earth makes you think the simple task of plowing the field deserves all the profit that comes from the crops? Communism is pure evil, and always inevitably leads to the death is its citizens… How can you people be so mindlessly ignorant?

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  15. Molon labe you entitled commy bastards. Not enough discipline to work but enough overthrow? Give me a break. Better start doing your burpees now. Communism never works. And yall will never turn this country red.

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  16. The capitalist in this situation was the one who put in the work to own the means of production, the worker has no right to them just because they are the ones working on them currently. It’s within his right to hire someone to work the field for him. Even the one of the largest corporation in the world, Walmart makes only 1-4% profit margin. This ‘Oppressive’ capitalist makes about this much as well we can assume. In reality the owner is the one getting the tiny scoop out of the huge bag, the rest gets distributed into the workers and the economy. And if the market for whatever product the capitalist is selling tanks then he bears the burden. The workers can merely find another job whereas the capitalists entire business and lifestyle has collapsed.

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  17. Read some Ludwig Von Mises shave your marx-chan neckbeard, get a job, and earn your own means of production.

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  18. I really liked this, though it kinda sends the opposite message I think you meant it to have. Also I take it the capitalist owned the plow? And where did the initial wealth come from? Also I'm in the process of pulling myself out of poverty by building a business. But hey, capitalism has been raising people out of poverty for centuries and things just keep getting better. Communism ehhh… not so much. But keep dreaming!

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  19. This is one of the most despicable ways on how to introduce kiddos to an ideology that failed many times over. JUST ONE MORE TIME!!!!!!

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  20. Capitalism is the best system for creating wealth for everyone and improving Society. Capitalism has brought more people out of poverty than any other system including communism which killed hundreds of Millions across the globe. I really can't even begin to comprehend how foolish you have to be to believe you are equal to the people who start businesses and create all the wonderful wealth that you enjoy. https://youtu.be/1e35Vf-9n8E
    People from all classes will continue to fight against your kind and you're delusional fantasies of grandeur, because we know that the freedom of people to pursue voluntary exchanges is the best system to lead to long-term prosperity. Communist scum like yourself will never take away our freedom you'll have to kill us first. But trust me you commie scum you won't even come close to crushing our spirit or freedom. Are AR-15s and Military will see to that soy boy.

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  21. 3:57–4:07 This segment actually sums up communism in one sentence. All you need to to do is replace “capitalism” with “communism.”

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  22. I don't agree with the message, but as a youtuber I appreciate the production value and voice acting. Good job.

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  23. I'm confused if Glue is only doing at most 1/5th the work why should he get the whole bag? Plowing, (tilling in others words) planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, and selling are six different possible jobs involved in farming and Glue would only be there one day out of possibly three months of watering and weeding, so why would he get all oc the bag for possible one hundredth of the labor, since we have to assume Mr. Capitalist is doing the rest of the work? This is also not including that he might have done all the work involved to make the "Horse Food" himself before Glue showed up :3

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  24. Ok, real talk, why is it wrong for the horse to voluntarily work for this guy for the agreed upon price? If he thought he was worth more, he could either ask for a raise, or leave in order to find a better paying farmer or something. Plus, the farmer purchased all the equipment, why should he also do labor? Why isn't he allowed to hire someone to do labor for him?

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  25. And then the horse left to find a more generous employer. Come on dude, that's one lazy way to try to explain Capitalism

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  26. In response to literally 100% of the people crying about this video with the same 2 problems:

    1. "WELL HOW COME IT WAS SO WRONG FOR THE HORSE TO CONSENT TO WHAT FRANK WANTED TO PAY!?"
    (Because, the horse is clearly desperate, and Frank is taking advantage of his desperation. He's not being "offered" anything, he's being coerced into working an entire day for a meager wage while Frank gets infinitely more in return for doing none of the work. Frank isn't holding a gun to his head, but is starvation or homelessness really worse than death?)

    2. "WELL FRANK WORKED TO GET TO WHERE HE IS. THE HORSE COULD JUST WORK HARD LIKE FRANK AND THEN HE'LL HAVE HIS OWN FIELD".
    (No, Frank didn't work hard to get where he is. The fact of the matter is, the vast majority of wealth that's owned was handed down from generation to generation. Look it up. Look up the odds of escaping poverty in America. Chances are, Frank either inherited the field, or inherited the capital used to purchase the field. That makes him entitled to YOUR labor?)

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  27. Well done for putting this together as it gets the message across in a clear, fun interesting way. At the end you urge people to read the Communist Manifesto. For beginners Marxist literature can be a bit heavy going (it was for me). There's a comrade You-Tuber who's done a series of videos called Communism for Beginners who explains the concepts in everyday language For anyone that's interested here's the link to one about the Communist Manifesto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR9CGg0f7s8

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  28. Question: why is it that you believe capitalists are lazy and do no work? It seems like the manage and strategize for their business that creates a lot of value for society. The idea that business would be conducted the same without these “capitalists” makes no sense to me.
    For example, if we were to compare society to a football team, then the capitalists would be the coaching staff and the workers would be the real players. Sure, the players could, in theory, form a great team, but it’s simply not practical. They require the leadership and organizational thinking from their coaches to run plays and to improve as a player. A team without a coach couldn’t get anywhere. Just because the coaches aren’t out on the field risking their livelihoods doesn’t mean they don’t play an important role in the team’s success.
    In my mind, if a team could be successful without a coach then they would just get rid of the role all together because it’s wasteful. The same goes for a business. Why aren’t there any successful companies without capitalists running them? Shouldn’t I be able to start a workplace with a few friends and easily grow into a successful business because are saved costs could go into reducing prices?
    This seems to be an extremely fundamental flaw in this ideology and is always just brushed over in these videos as some obvious assumption. I would really appreciate an explanation.

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  29. Forget capitalism and socialism, look out for your tribe alone and allow others to benefit by extension.

    What tribal group do most capitalists belong to?

    And how can we emulate them so their success is our success?

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  30. Yeah but if the horse works the field and gets all the crops , how can he sell them if he doesn't have any experience in advertising like the businessman, I mean he will eat until he's satisfying but he will still end up with a surplus of food

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  31. Lol You know you would fit in So perfect in awol nations kill your heroes video. I think it's the huge smile at the end of your video

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  32. Is anyone else having trouble downloading this particular video? Any other video displays perfectly fine in my android, but this crashes.

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