Skip to comments.The American Self Immolation, Truly a Sight to See
Posted on 04/23/2010 1:43:52 PM PDT by Red Badger
As my readers know, I am a fan of economics and of history, as well as politics, a combination that forms some very interesting cycles to research, discuss and argue on. None is so interesting than the death of great nations, for here there is always the self destruction that comes before the final breakups and invasions. As they say: Rome did not fall to the barbarians, all they did was kick in the rotting gates.
It can be safely said, that the last time a great nation destroyed itself through its own hubris and economic folly was the early Soviet Union (though in the end the late Soviet Union still died by the economic hand). Now we get the opportunity to watch the Americans do the exact same thing to themselves. The most amazing thing of course, is that they are just repeating the failed mistakes of the past. One would expect their fellow travelers in suicide, the British, to have spoken up by now, but unfortunately for the British, their education system is now even more of a joke than that of the Americans.
While taking a small breather from mouthing the never ending propaganda of recovery, never mind that every real indicator is pointing to death and destruction, the American Marxists have noticed that the French and Germans are out of recession and that Russia and Italy are heading out at a good clip themselves. Of course these facts have been wrapped up into their mind boggling non stop chant of "recovery" and hope-change-zombification. What is ignored, of course, is that we and the other three great nations all cut our taxes, cut our spending, made life easy for small business...in other words: the exact opposite of the Anglo-Sphere.
That brings us to Cap and Trade. Never in the history of humanity has a more idiotic plan been put forward and sold with bigger lies. Energy is the key stone to any and every economy, be it man power, animal power, wood or coal or nuclear. How else does one power industry that makes human life better (unless of course its making the bombs that end that human life, but that's a different topic). Never in history, with the exception of the Japanese self imposed isolation in the 1600s, did a government actively force its people away from economic activity and industry.
Even the Soviets never created such idiocy. The great famine of the late 1920s was caused by quite the opposite, as the Soviets collectivized farms to force peasants off of their land and into the big new factories. Of course this had disastrous results. So one must ask, are the powers that be in Washington and London degenerates or satanically evil? Where is the opposition? Where are the Republicans in America and Tories in England?
The unfortunate truth here is: the Republicans and Tories are the Mensheviks to the Democrat and Labour Bolsheviks. In other words, they are the slightly less radical fellow travellers who are to stupid to realize that once their usefulness is done, they will go the very camps they will help send the true opposition to. A more deserving lot was rarely born. Of course half of the useful idiots in the Bolshevik groupings will go to those very same camps.
One express idiocy of Cap and Trade in America will be the approximately additional $.19 per liter of gasoline, which is a rather very large increase in taxation, however indirectly. Of course this will not only hit the American working serfs in the pocket at fuel up, but will hit them in everything they buy and do, as America has almost no real rail to even partially off set the cost of transporting goods.
But how will this work itself out? Very simple and the chain of events has been worked out often enough.
First, the serfs will start to scream at the cost of fueling up and the cost of all their goods. The government, ever anxious not to take responsibility, will single out the petroleum factories and oil companies for gauging the people. They will make demands for them to cut prices, which of course means working for a loss. When plants start to close down or move overseas, they will be called racketeers and saboteurs. Their facilities will be nationalized so that the government can show them how to do things properly. Shortages will follow as will show trials and that's as long as the USD holds up and foreign nations are still willing to sell oil and gasoline for other than gold, silver and other hard resources.
When food goes up, and it surely will, as the diesel the farmer uses goes up as well as his fertilizers, the government will scream that the farmers are hording, thus undermining the efforts of the enlightened. There will be confiscations of all feed crops while the farmers will get production quotas to meet or have their land nationalized again. Do not believe me? Look at the people running your governments and ask yourself: would they rather take some one's land or admit that they screwed up and ruined everything? After a point, only the corporate farms will remain, food by oligarch, just a like the factory farms. There will be plenty of dissidents to work them.
This will of course spread from industry to industry and within a rather short order, you will be living the new fractional dream, that is a fraction of what you have now. But on the bright side, for once, your children, working for government/oligarch run joint ventures, will be able to compete adequately with the Chinese, to feed the demands of Europe and Latin America. But that will take at least a generation or two first along with a cultural revolution or two.
The article has been reprinted with the kind permission from the author and originally appears on his blog, Mat Rodina
Our enemies mock us because we have become toothless and weak.
“So one must ask, are the powers that be in Washington and London degenerates or satanically evil? “
I never thought I would live to see the day when Pravda makes more sense than the entire MSM in the USA. I have now seen it all.
Let's ask McCain and Graham and Snowe and Collins.
“Amazing that a Russian can see this, but it completely eludes everyone in the Soetoro Administration.”
Perhaps it is because the Russian is not a Communist?/s;)
No it doesn’t. It is exactly what they want.
From the words of Pravda! Unbelieveable! Way to go, 0bozo commie pig and the rest of the socialist demoRATs, for destroying our country. And a congrats to doofus, incompetent GW Bush for setting the stage & greasing the skids for 0bozo’s coup d’tat.
The unfortunate truth here is: the Republicans and Tories are the Mensheviks to the Democrat and Labour Bolsheviks...too stupid to realize that once their usefulness is done, they will go the very camps they will help send the true opposition to. A more deserving lot was rarely born.
“Amazing that a Russian can see this, but it completely eludes everyone in the Soetoro Administration.”
If you saw a crane swinging a wrecking ball against a building would you believe that the operator of said crane was stupid enough to believe that he was SAVING the building? Soetoro and company understand EXACTLY what they are doing the same as a crane operator does.
Remember when we’d sarcastically refer to the NYT as “Pravda”?
Up is down, down is up.
His description of the socialist's inevitable endgame mirrors the plot of Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged', written over a half-century ago.
Well, maybe we can turn this around on November 2nd, but I'm no longer optimistic that America really values what made it great.
When you have 'opposition' politicians like the feckless Lindsey Graham anxious to adopt some of the socialist policies being bandied about congress by the Obama administration, none of whom have a clue about the unhappy-but- inevitable consequences of their socialist agenda, there is little reason to expect even 'Republican' politicians to help us remedy the mess Obama is making of our once strong, proud and prosperous country.
Common thread is TV and tabloid culture plus sports TV programming that has turned the Uk and USA into serfdom countries. TV controls the populace. TV news has tons of power but fools keep paying the cable bills to enslave themselves.
Ours has been off for years now. It's hooked to a DVD player for the occasional flick (the last one watched being "Ben Hur"). Now it just annoys me, especially at a business where they have CNN on. It makes me want to rip the thing off the wall.
I dumped TV over 6 months ago. It is what enpowers the left. The UK all they care is about football (soccer) or tabloid crap. Islam is stealing their country (ditto here) but the balls games keep the sheep happy. TV is evil.
Those two conditions are not mutually exclusive, especially in the case of Obama and the current crop of Dims.
“What is ignored, of course, is that we and the other three great nations all cut our taxes, cut our spending, made life easy for small business...in other words: the exact opposite of the Anglo-Sphere.”
Precisely that. Obama fiddles with himself while Rome slowly burns to the ground - with us in it. Given present trends, in three more years there will be nothing left of America but a charred, smoking skeleton.
In the early 60’some FCC chairman complained about television being a “vast wasteland”. This Wasteland incuded “Gunsmoke”, “Star Trek”, “Twilight Zone”, and “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour”, to name a few. In the previous decade (the “early days of TV) they had weekly shows included shows like Kraft Theater and Robert Montgomery Presents. These featured plays by people like Eugene O’Neill, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Arthur Miller. It was also common to find Shakespeare, Opera, on the three major networks, and there was Toscanini’s NBC Symphony. These were sponsored by big companies like Texaco. And I’ll bet that the budgets must have been miniscule compared to the resources poured into the endless homogeneous, politically correct dung served up by our cable networks.
OK, three are a few exceptions. I join the wife for “ 24”, and occasionally NCIS (Pretty good stories with some comic relief). And there’s some great stuff on the Science, History, and Military channels.
But look at the enormity of the lame, silly garbage cranked out and there’s no question that our culture is in a bottomless downward spiral.
Enemies? My enemies are right here in the US. The Russian people were once our allies. They beat the Germans, we helped. They are not enemies, their rulers are, as are our rulers. If we decide to fight our liberal fascist rulers, we will see who is toothless and weak. Obama’s cockroaches will scurry for cover when the light is turned on them.