“They cant MAKE us produce.”
Exactly; if you keep stealing what I make, I’ll stop making it.
Or better, I’ll stop telling you what I make. Since we are going to be a Soviet command economy, we might as well adjust to getting by as the Soviets did; “na levo” or “on the side.” It will become a barter economy, where people trade goods and services under the radar. The public officials will not police it, they will willingly be a part of it. If you want a bureaucrat to do anything, you have to bribe them with some whiskey, hookers, or some frozen steaks. It’s not “what does it cost” it’s “what do you have?”
Look at how the USSR turned out. When push came to shove, it collapsed from within because nobody had any loyalty to a system that stole from them and lied to them. Most Americans just haven’t figured out that its a new game. Also, when the USSR collapsed, look at how quickly the “Russian mafia” appeared. And who comprised the Russian mafia? Ex-KGB agents. In reality, the Russian mafia and the KGB were the same thing. And so it will be here with our “Homeland Security.” To get by, you will have to bribe the Homeland Security people with tomatoes or a new deck or whatever goods or services you provide “na levo.”
People with real skills that are necessary to getting by in life, like building trades, will do well. The 0bamaphone owners...well, they will just have their 0bamaphones. They don’t have anything to offer.
You nailed it!!! Good post