(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.)
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The Greeks are causing problems Everywhere!
If they’re not supposedly Raping College Coed’s, they’re screwing it up for North American Socialists.
So there I was killing a little time reading Lenin’s pamphlet “Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism” where he referenced Calwer’s book “An introduction to World Economics” and it dawned on me. Since nothing is new… the citing of 19th century world power and wealth accumulation struck me as oddly relevant to the globe of 2015.
Climbing into the ‘way-back’ machine and ending up in the early nineties you would see many of us decrying the idea of an EU. We did this not because we feared the brilliant long-term success predicted for such a move towards the One World Socialist Utopia, but rather because we knew it would lead to economic instability throughout the world… exactly opposite of what those supporting the idea promised.
We were out in the wilderness attempting to explain to the handful of people who would listen that Huge mistakes could now be made by an entity so large… and the ramifications would be catastrophic. We saw this with the EU insatiable appetite for US Junk Debt in the form of derivatives, and the subsequent economic meltdown of 2008 as a result.
But I must also give a nod to a secondary concern, that being the short-term success at combining all of these desperate countries into one large, for all intents and purposes, Nation.
It was the North American Socialists drive to do the same with the United States, Canada and Mexico.
This is still on the wish list of many Leftist Politicians and the legislation/treaties required are sitting in someones drawer waiting for the right time to be offered up to the American People… or simply Forced Upon Us as was Obamacare.
So let’s travel back to today…
Greece is about to sink the EU. And if not Greece, Spain and Portugal are waiting in the wings watching closely the events and waiting their turn to hold the rest of the EU hostage.
I will offer that the exit of Greece from the EU, read default, will set back the Socialists dream of an ‘Amero’ 50 years. I cannot say they will give up their attempts to destroy Freedom, Liberty and Free Exchange, as they never have. But the very events in Europe we are watching today are unwelcome by the Global Statists as it clearly demonstrates the fragility of monopolies as well as the futility of government planning.
Everybody cheats… including countries.
There are the Makers (Such as Germany) and the Takers (Such as Greece, Spain and Portugal).
The Takers are not interested in making an effort to be responsible for their actions and expendatures.
The Makers will always find themselves enabling the Taker’s addiction to spending and lethargy.
Self-interest will never be removed from the Human Condition… thank God.
Because of that, we are watching the dissolution of yet another Great Socialist Plan right before our eyes.
Luckily this is happening before the Untied States was convinced, or Pushed, into the same such agreement with our neighbors to the North and South of us.
If you are anything like me and read the stories coming out of Europe while wondering why the EU is trying so hard to keep the Greeks in the Club… it’s because the very legitimacy of Socialism is riding on a Healthy, Vibrant EU.
But what Socialists around the world simply cannot embrace is their very Governing Theory is poisonous… and the arrival of Death, Destruction and Oppression is only a matter of time. The results of Force and Acceleration in the name of Administration will always be failure. It’s simply to what degree.
So it is True.
The Greeks are indeed causing havoc Around the World.
However, the only people getting Raped are the Member Nations of the EU.
But they were asking for it.
I mean really… have you seen the way they dress?
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