(For David… regarding the idea that Socialism, referencing his question of my sanity on Trump’s China Tariffs, requires Capitalism to survive. While the current topic involves raw materials the concept is the same. Crappy Communist/Socialist countries require us, and our productivity, to exist. They are parasitic. This originally posted in Feb. 2012)
Given the latest comments by European Leaders at the G20 conference regarding their current difficulties having originated in the U.S. and President Obama’s granting amnesty to illegal aliens with accolades from the Mexican President (because it is a huge subsidy to Mexico through the flow of US Dollars south), I thought it was worth revisiting.
It has been fascinating to watch as Europe melts down.
It illustrates a theory I’ve had for many years which is that socialists survive at the mercy of capitalists in the name of stability. I started thinking about this in the early nineties, Clinton had just handed, yes handed, Mexico 5 billion dollars. That was back when 5 billion could buy you something nice. It was done under the auspices of fighting the war on drugs. But what it really did was prop up a socialist state. Who wants a revolution so close to home… right? I don’t mean to pick on Clinton because Reagan and Bush have done it too.
Reagan’s granting amnesty to 13 million illegal immigrants was another way of subsidizing Mexico as it kept the flow of U.S. Dollars heading south into their economy. (We could see this again…) George W. did it by making it illegal to purchase prescription medication from Canada. If that had been made legal it would have been tantamount to declaring war on Canada because it would have destroyed their health system by preventing them from dictating prices they would pay to the drug companies. To put it in the simplest terms, they get away with dictating prices because you pay more here and subsidize the cost for them. Feel good about that? We have seen this type of socialist subsidizing for years across every administration. It is primarily through our military… “You guys in trouble financially?”, “Let’s have joint maneuvers, or how about we move some more troops in for training exercises…”. All that means is U.S. Dollars going in to the their not-so-self-sufficient Socialist Paradise.
We have also seen this played out when military contracts are steered to foreign countries for no apparent benefit. The product isn’t better, but darn it they need the help. (Bare in mind, I am a capitalist… it is my duty to buy the best product for me at the lowest price. I have no issue with overseas manufacturing. Our lack of manufacturing says more about us than them. That’s for another time.) Well, now things have changed… we ain’t got no money.
Look at the panic and finger-pointing when the engine of Capitalism, slowly poisoned by Socialists, isn’t healthy enough to ride in and save the Socialist Dream.
If I sound merciless, it’s because I am. As far as I’m concerned Socialism has been living on borrowed time. (And it has been our own socialists lending it to them.) To steal a quote; “The chickenssss have come hoooome to roooost!” Now big daddy ain’t got no sugar…. and you’re on your own.
(An aside: When are we going to have emergency hearings on “home-grown Socialism”? Does Homeland Security know about this? Where’s the Socialist Watch List? The Socialist No-Fly roster? Can’t we profile these people? The destruction to this country and its citizens is profound. Someone should alert the press.)
June 22nd, 2013 at 1:44 pm
George W. did it by making it illegal to purchase prescription medication from Canada. If that had been made legal it would have been tantamount to declaring war on Canada because it would have destroyed their health system by preventing them from dictating prices they would pay for medicine to the drug companies
You have yet to prove your theory
June 22nd, 2013 at 2:13 pm
You have yet to defy the laws of economics and disprove it.
June 22nd, 2013 at 10:41 pm
You are just wrong and I get the last word