Srila Prabhupada, London, September 2, 1973 — Just like in some states at the present moment… What is called? Secular. Secular means they have meant like that, that, “You do all nonsense; we don’t care. You pay me tax, that’s all. Income tax. And you go to hell. It doesn’t matter.”
This is not secular state. Secular state means the state must be very vigilant whether everyone is doing his duty, everyone is employed in his duty; and if everyone is not employed, it is the duty of the government to see. He must be employed.
A brahmana (teacher) is employed, a ksatriya (public official) is employed, a vaisya (merchant) is employed. Otherwise, if they are unemployed, idle brain, then idle brain will be devil’s workshop. That is happening. Because everyone is not employed, they have discovered machine, and the machine is working hundred men’s work. So actually, a hundred men are unemployed.
So the machine has not improved the situation. It has improved the pocket of the capitalist. But it has not improved the condition of the mass of people. No. They are unemployed. Therefore, in the Western countries, because the machine and industry, therefore, now they are producing from the university hippies. Unemployed. Thousands and thousands of young boys and girls.