It’s funny to note how both the communist and the new wave of pro-European globalist share very similar views on most subjects. For instance, they both follow blindly the work of so-called economists that had very little real market experience (Marx for the Red, Hayek, Bastiat, Von Mises for the Blue). They’re also both eager to openly designate scrapegoats, the “invisible enemy” against whom we must all unite for the “greater good” even beyond American interests. And finally, they’re both also eager declare themselves outsiders, anti-system or anti-establishment.
Recently in our political debates, many conservative candidates have expressed views about a more open market, a free market if you will. Now free market doesn’t have to mean mere submission to the globalization of our economies as Ron Paul suggests, some markets can be very restricted yet very open to globalization (or even globalism) as California shows us.
Free market means a more open economy inside our borders, less governmental restrictions on businesses and business creation. Now as favorable as I am to this idea, our politicians and other leaders have now managed to turn what was once a genuinely good idea to a new masquerade of demagogy.
Politicians, and especially Ron Paul, seem not only to see free market as the new magic pill, but even as the only economic proposition. Free market is neither the new magic pill, there shouldn’t be any magic pills, neither should it be the only proposition of any decent candidate.
He seems to think that by allowing free market all the problems we face will be solved… well first of all that would imply that all are problems are economic, not political or ideological for example.
And secondly, where are all the other top free market countries in the world ? Once again, Ron Paul and the other liberal suckers are very good at scaffolding demagogic speeches, but as always they don’t translate in reality.
The two biggest exporters in the world, China and Germany, are also those who have some of the least free markets. The United States actually aren’t bad at all in terms of free market, ranking 6th on the 2011 economic freedom index. Germany is 25th and China 132th. Yet, we have the worst trade balance in the world, ranking 198th on… 198 countries. Note that the difference between the USA’s trade balance and the 197th is bigger than the difference between the 1rst and the 197th. If you have any experienced in statistics, you shall notice how fucked up that is.
But don’t forget that trade deficit is only the tip of the iceberg, the real consequences lie behind it : printing, taxing or borrowing money, reliance on foreign investments…
The top five countries with the best trade balance also have the least free markets : China, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Japan, Russia (source: CIA world factbook).
Not only that, but most of the successful countries also have a lot of governmental involvement : over 50% of GDP for France, Belgium, Denmark, Russia. How can Ron Paul still advocate free market as the ultimate solution, the magic pill ?
Sure free market is beneficial, I’m not saying otherwise. But it all comes down to supply and demand, and there’s a very (very) simple equation that both Ron Paul and Marx seem to ignore : supply = demand. No more, no less.
How can there be a supply when all our goods or produced by foreigners in foreign countries ? How can there be a demand when our economy, like our politicians, is completely disconnected from the reality of the market by countless stimulus plans that involve printing, borrowing or relying on foreign investments ?
Free market and economic liberty are both stimulating factors for an economy, but under no condition should they be considered as “magic pills”. If the candidates believed in real liberalism (individual responsibility), they’d drop the magic pill speech altogether and leave that for Obama. But the truth is that neither Ron Paul nor any other candidate is any better than Obama to answer our current economic issue. As a matter of fact, most of our politicians don’t even want to answer them.
About every four years a very particular and intriguing event is held somewhere in the United States of
America Demagogy, and many signs show that this year’s event will be at least as lame as every other year.
Similarly to how other countries elect representatives to govern them and act in their best interest, we in the United States of
America Demagogy elect notorious globalists and demagogues to govern us, and act against our national interest.
You would be thinking that with the economic crisis that touches our country more then any other, with nationalist movements rising more than ever in Europe and every other country, with the disastrous results of half a decade of ethnomasochism and globalism, Americans would start to wake up and demand that their government start working in the national interest.
But apparently Americans are more concerned with gay rights, birth control pills and the legalization of marijuana.
These same Americans don’t seem to notice that they will soon experience a very painful blowback to use Ron Paul’s favorite term, once the Fed stops printing money. The errors of half a decade of ethnomasochistic governing and foreignism won’t be repaired with yet another bailout, and the consequences that Americans are starting to see are only the tip of the iceberg.
It was pretty funny last year to watch the Occupy Wall Street movement, yet another blatant excuse for anti-Americanism promoted by our ethnomasochistic media, because of the wide ignorance of the protesters.
Not only were they proposing even more international socialism to resolve problems created by international socialism, but really if they think our economic situation now is difficult, wait and see how it will be when the Europeans or the Russian take us over.
And no, there won’t be a massive bailout to magically solve our decades of trade-deficit, debt accumulation and other consequences to our anti-American globalist actions.
Even Ron Paul’s policies to cut government spending are widely insufficient at best, on the wrong track at worst.
As much as we need government spending’s limited, that alone won’t solve most of our problems. Germany, China, India, Denmark, France, Sweden Russia and most of the globe all have economies that are a lot more government depended than us (59% of GDP for Denmark, 56% for France) and their economy is in better shape than ours.
In 2008, we had to choose between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, but trust me in 2012 we will have both.
As long as American interests aren’t the top and only priority of the voters, you might as well keep Obama and his current administration because no candidate is projecting much change in our ideology.
And apparently, seeing the possible candidates for the 2012 elections, the public opinion hasn’t evolved one bit despite the economic crisis of 2012.
As for me, once again I will not vote for anyone.
I was considered voting Ron Paul earlier this year but seriously it’s not even worth the effort, and I wouldn’t want to encourage the globalist system with my vote.
As long as we won’t have American elections, based on American interests and not demagogy, voting will be as useless here as in central Africa.
Following the perpetual ethnomasochism in our media, we now have instituted a new doctrine pairing with that : the cult of mediocrity.
It’s clear now, for those who still had any doubts, that the anti-American media’s only goal is to lead us straight to a soviet-like system, only very ethnomasochistic. In other words, they want Nationalsozialismus… without the National of course.
I don’t personally like Mitt Romney as a politician, and I certainly wouldn’t want him in the White House, but you have to respect what he has done for this country.
As CEO of Bain & Company he was credited for leading the firm out of crisis, and founded one of the biggest private equity investments companies in the world.
And not only did he enrich himself by bringing money into the United States, as opposed to the supporters of the American Business Model that do the exact opposite (Walmart anyone ?), he also chose to spend his money in a patriotic way, by buying not one but several American cars.
How dare he be rich ? That privilege should be reserved to the Foreign ! No American should be allowed to be wealthy, as that would mean less money for the Foreign invaders !
And not only did he acquire his wealth in a healthy way for our nation, as opposed to say public-spending profit-suckers, but now he also decides to spend it in a patriotic way ?
Such acts of blatant intolerance could only come from a nationalist, fascist, racist pornographer, intolerant child-rapist and maybe even a little antisemitic. Those acts go against everything propagandized by the media : worshiping the foreign.
That’s not demagogic / anti-American at all !
Buying American products ? What’s next, racial segregation ? Concentration camps ? He must be stopped at all costs !
He should of gave away all his money to the foreign the very second he earned it ! Or at least, he should of spent it promoting foreign films in our own nation !
How can a man aspire to be the next president of the United States, when he is not even capable of kneeling before the foreign colonization of our society !
He should of been proud to give his American money away to foreigners that despise Americans, and will probably never pay any taxes in this country.
He should of been proud to feed what’s left of American sovereignty to the European hegemony.
Did he even think of the consequences of his acts ? He could of helped an American company be more competitive and have more funds to spend on research, or even worse create more jobs in America !
No wonder the media is trying so hard to bring him down after that.
It’s stunning that the media would have more respect for a teacher (sucking public funds) that decides to buy Toyota or Volkswagen cars and then comes complaining about the “1%”, portraying him as the poor victim of modern society (bad banksters, bad government, bad America…), and exhibit successful and patriotic people such as Romney as the enemy.
Because in reality, we’d much rather send our precious and costly dollars to Martin in Germany or Carlos in France, which are very happy to receive them, rather than producing our own products and supporting our own economy, and maybe even sell our products to other countries that could give us their dollars for once.
What a pleasure it is for all Americans to participate in the wealth of countries that openly consider themselves our enemies, countries that apparently need our money more then we do despite the economical crisis we are floundering in.
What a pleasure it is for all Americans to enrich even more some already rich capitalists from all around the world that will never pay the slightest tax in America, and that probably vote for nationalist and anti-American political parties in their respective countries.
What a pleasure it is, finally, for all Americans to know that countries that openly promote anti-Americanism in all its forms will retrieve an increasing share of our wealth.
It’s so much better to “work” a 9-5 job sucking money out of the commonwealth, forcing our government to borrow or print our salaries directly from the Fed, then give it all away to our enemies while complaining that the government is screwing us up.
Americans already had a serious problem with ethnomasochism, but if we add to that the growing cult of mediocrity, I can clearly state it : we are fucked.
Want to know an easy way to destroy the healthiest and most powerful economy in the world and turn it into a mere import market highly dependent on governmental stimulus with the highest trade deficit in the world ? Easy, try the American Business Model.
While in the rest of the world, regular economies are based on a cooperative patriotic model that we will call “regular model” for short, we in America being very ethnomasochist have developed what is called the American Business Model.
The purpose of this American Business Model, advocated by multiple political personalities such as George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Ron Paul, is to screw Americans out of business, weaken our economic security, destroy our financial independence as well as our sovereignty, and all in the name of less profit.
Yes you heard me right, you will have LESS profit than if you followed the traditional cooperative patriotic model, the regular model if you will. The beauty of the American Business Model is that it’s so ahead of the curve that it will give you as least profit as possible while effectively ruining your country.
Of course, the American Business Model comes in pair with ethnomasochism, concept which has, I believe, vastly inspired it.
American Business Model vs Regular Model
For the rest of this article, we will use the examples of Walmart and its foreign competitors to illustrate the power, or lack of, the American Business Model over the regular model.
In the process of selling goods, for example in a retail store like Walmart, there are three factors to into account. These three factors represent each financial transfer, and are of course the production costs, the transfer costs and the purchasing costs.
The first one involves the costs of the production at the factory. It’s beneficial for the workers and their country, not so much for the factory that produces the goods.
The second involves the retail store buying from the factory. The cost is higher than the one of the production, so it’s beneficial for the factory, not so much for the retail store.
The third involves the customer buying from the retail store. The cost is higher than the one of the transfer, so it’s beneficial for the retail store, not so much for the customer.
All this to learn that the customer is losing money when he buys something, but the customer can become a worker himself. I added “and their country” on the first case, but virtually it’s beneficial for the country of anyone winning money so it also applies for the other two. Simultaneously, we could argue that it’s detrimental for the countries of the buyers who lose money on their purchases.
In the regular business model, let’s take the example of a retail store of a foreign country F. If the CEO of this store wants to make money by selling goods, he needs to have these goods produced first.
1. Usually he will address a local manufacturing company, in the same country F, and start selling to the local market. For the moment, there are only financial transfers inside the country F, F is neither benefiting neither losing from these transfers.
2. If he wants more money, he will try to export the goods to the rest of the world. This means more money for the retail store, and more money for the manufacturing company because they will have more commands. The country F is exponentially beneficial, because they “win” not only from the retail stores income but also from the factory’s labor.
Now let’s have a look at the American business model. The CEO of a retail store in the USA wants to make money by selling products.
1. Being a good ethnomasochist he will try to outsource to a manufacturing company in a foreign country and start selling on his local market, the US market. For the moment, there are only unilateral financial transfers from the USA to the foreign where the factory is located.
2. If he wants more money, he won’t try to export. He will try to find more foreign and “exotic” products to bring to the US market, even more losses for the USA. There being a constant stimulus of money from the Fed in many forms, there will always be enough money on the US territory, only its weakening even more our economy.
I took the example of Walmart because they serve as a good example, but there are even more extreme cases of the American Business Model.
But take Walmart and its competitor Carrefour, which is french. Walmart imports products from China and sells to exhaustion to the US market and a few other markets. Carrefour sells almost exclusively French made products around the world, even to China.
As long as American companies continue with this unsustainable business model,
As long as American companies search to bring foreign products into the US market instead of trying to export US products,
As long as American companies, in order to make more money, will try to make product cheaper instead of trying to export,
the United States will continue down the same road.
It is a shame that an event such as the enactment of laws such as SOPA/PIPA turns out to be, once more, a clear demonstration of anti-Americanism and ethnomasochism, both from the sides of the instigators and the dissidents.
As with all laws recently adopted, the goals are not the sustainability of our economy and sovereignty, but simply a massive display of demagogy and propaganda.
The goal of American legislation is not to please the masses, much less the masses of the world, but to be efficient to our country.
And since no one seems to acknowledge this, no one will address the real issues of the SOPA/PIPA problems. Even Newt Gingrich, who I usually hold in decent esteem is simply hiding behind the fable of anti-American populism and demagogy, as seen in this video.
And since everyone is hiding behind demagogy, the will be no real debate concerning the problems that can cause SOPA/PIPA.
By the way, it’s always interesting to notice how laws like SOPA, PIPA and NDAA who exist and are effectively applied in many other countries only become controversial when instigated by an American. This proves that, similarly to the environmental socialists, the demagogy extremists are simply anti-Americans.
Here is my share on the 3 flaws of SOPA and PIPA.
Firstly, such laws are socialist and statist. They impose more legislation on American web hosting services, and by doing that they are contributing even more to the off-shoring process. They are making American web hosting companies less attractive, which is really undermining their efforts.
Secondly, they are protecting foreign products ! Yes, the American government is protecting the foreign companies that come here to sell their products to OUR consumers on OUR market, while using protectionism and economic nationalism to secure THEIR market.
At least, the french law HADOPI (similar to SOPA) only condemns the illegal download/diffusion of local products. But in the United States of Demagogy, no such national preference should be tolerated.
In a liberal and patriotic society, Americans should be free to choose to buy American products, and download for free foreign films for example.
Lastly, by laws such as SOPA and PIPA, the government is only delaying the inevitable : the end of an economic model. The government is not wrong because they are trying to protect our national Hollywood companies for example, they are wrong for relying on socialism and statism, instead of individual patriotic responsibility (liberalism).
Ten years ago, nobody would have thought of encouraging free music streaming online. Now, several sites as Youtube and Grooveshark, as well as the foreign copies that invade our market, propose the same. Those sites allow artists and majors to monetize their content in a new way.
Socialism is only delaying the inevitable and trying to preserve an already dead model, instead of focusing on new ways to monetize the content.
It’s funny to notice the always increasing hordes of so called ecologists, environment-preserving hippies, monopolizing every mass media tool at their disposal. As if we didn’t have enough trouble with the standard anti-American movements.
The most concerning part of all this, is that they get more politicized at each media intervention. Soon they will ask for seats at the congress or what not.
Now don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against ecologic responsibility, as I myself participate when I can in several ways.
But once again, what was supposed to be an individual responsibility at first has been altered into an anti-American propaganda by… the anti-Americans and ethnomasochists. The environmentalists are yet another manifestation of anti-Americanism.
Their concerns are not environmental safety, nor are they really supporting ecology as much as they are supporting anti-Americanism. Actually, most aren’t behind ecology at all.
Not only all they providing yet another politically correct entity for anti-Americanism, as if anti-Americanism wasn’t already widely accepted, but they’re also working against our economic stability and our sovereignty. The worst is that our government is actually funding these kinds of jokes.
Take any governmental or non-governmental environmental or ecologic organization. What do they advocate ?
Buy fuel-efficient cars, recycle, buy used products and much more.
These solutions might seem to be environmentally safe at first, and even help reduce our impact on the environment. They are obviously appealing to the masses due to their nature and the excessive propaganda on the subject.
Unfortunately, they are not helpful to the environment at all compared to real ecological solutions. But the real solutions are well hidden by the obscurantist anti-American medias.
The only real ecology is to buy American. And no environmental organization has ever advocated that as a solution, simply because they are not environmentalists, just anti-Americans.
For once, let’s assume the anti-American myth of American cars being less environmental friendly, less fuel-efficient or more polluting than an imported car.
As all anti-American propaganda, this myth is completely incorrect. Coherence was never the strong point of the anti-Americans.
Even if American products, cars for example, were less fuel-efficient or any-energy-efficient than imported ones, their use is not what is most harmful to our environment.
Cars use gasoline, and most types of gasoline are not pollutant. On the other hands, the cargo ships and freighters use different types of fuel, and much more than you will ever use with any car.
The real pollution is done by sea transports, from freighters notably. But that fact is once again eluded by the anti-American media, including the “environmentalist” media.
Want to help the environment and limit our impact on it ? Don’t import. But these facts will never be publicized by the official “environmentalists”, simply because they are not ecologists, just anti-American.
The one good thing with the presidential candidate Ron Paul, because everything isn’t exclusively black or white, is his talk about ending the stimulus.
Unfortunately, he also wants to end the Fed, which proves he is at best an incompetent economically, or just an anti-American.
The stimulus, paired with both borrowing huge amounts of money from other nations and printing money, is the second greatest plague our country is facing, right behind ethnomasochism.
The principle of a stimulus is to inject money in the country, mostly to middle/lower classes (99%) in order to stimulate consumption. It can take many forms, but it mostly involves a governmental intervention, statism at its best, and consists of injecting money to the middle/lower classes.
The stimulus is what encourages ethnomasochism, or more precisely it hides the consequences of ethnomasochism, especially the economic ones. Needless to say that in our self-hating country, ethnomasochim and stimulus come hand in hand.
The stimulus paired with ethnomasochism is what causes foreign countries to occupy American territory, receive all the American dollars and destroy American culture, via foreign films notably.
Once again, it illustrates perfectly the tendency of our politicians and other governmental officials to break the thermometer thinking that it will make the heat go down. Disinformation at its best, classic.
Our politicians routinely confuse causes and consequences. Medically, they would fight the symptoms and not the disease as the medieval doctors who vigorously practiced bloodletting on any illness.
Without the stimulus, American people would have acknowledged a long time ago the dangers of ethnomasochism and economic unpatriotism. If the government wasn’t borrowing left and right in order to inject money in our crumbling economy, or relentlessly printing money to maintain standards of living for the American people.
As I said before, there are two kinds of consumption, earned and borrowed. Without the stimulus, American people would have to rely on earned consumption. That means produce more (A LOT MORE) and stop the import lunacy.
The good news is that no matter what, the stimulus is going to end.
The bad news is that the masses will once again blame the wrong causes.
To the 99% wussies that think life is hard NOW, just wait until the continual stimulus ends and the Chinese and Europeans take us over…
Credits for photo : I only buy American.