First Thoughts On

M’sieu Macron And His Granny

by

R.E. Prindle

 

He stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni.

 

One of the most remarkable and laughable political performances of the century took place on the stage of France recently. It was almost unbelievable straight face stand up comedy.

This cute little guy who married his high school teacher twenty years older than himself has been elected by the French to represent them on the world stage in competition with big boys like Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. He self admits that he has no culture and neither do the French although I know of some perverts who are deep into French Culture so tell it to them.

Now, this little guy, cute as hell, M’sieu Emmy MacRoni who as far I know isn’t installed in office yet, stood up on the world stage and threatened Russia with dire harm from France then, turning from the East to the West he threatened the US, although this time he did invoke the EU. Apparently he doesn’t know that the EU is a toothless tiger without an army.

He seems to be relying on the President’s vocal critics in the US as his support.

Even though his Granny was a teacher, she appears to have been a little light on geography. Let me school M’sieu MacRoni in modern geography: France is this tiny little country on the Western end of the European promontory; China at the Eastern end of Asia could incorporate France into its empire off into some obscure corner and never trip over it; India makes France look like an off shore island as it is also much larger while growing rapidly into an economic power. These two Asian giants together rule world commerce while China is still organizing.

China is in the process of laying down a superslab highway along the route of the old Silk Road with ancillary highways. This will tie together all of central Asia and with luck extend all the way to the French coast. China will make the Mongol invasion a reality.

The world laughs at M’sieu MacRoni’s posturing. He seems something of a bad farce to us.

The Russia that M’sieu MacRoni is threatening is incomparably richer than France; for instance, it has oil and gas reserves and France has none. Think heating oil. Tell you anything M’sieu MacRoni?

The US that M’sieu MacRoni is mocking has pulled France’s chestnuts out of the fire twice, 1914-18 and 1940-45. US money set France back on its feet after WWII. OK, let the dead past bury its dead. Emmy MacRoni, who has no culture, has forgotten it so why shouldn’t the US.

The fact remains that the US also dwarfs France and the US and Russia combined are so large that France barely shows up on maps. With a minimum of luck the US and Russia are going to combine. This will leave the EU between the jaws of the anvil. You know what that means. The Eastern States of the EU, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland are already secession minded so the old EU is toast. A new EU will be formed along rational lines.

So, really M’sieu MacRoni, keep your threats to yourself. Be meek and mild, like you are to Granny, before your betters and cooperate fully.

We still honor the French culture you despise and say doesn’t exist but unfortunately it is going to be swept away in the course of events so it is irrelevant whether it exists or not except as a historical relic.

Accept the role of France in the near future. France can be only a facilitator and not a leader. On stage you act like you’re still in school before your teacher. Those high school essays are cute but they have no place in the real world. It takes more than strut to exist on the world stage.

China, Hollywood And The ‘Correct’ Point Of View

China, Hollywood

And The ‘Correct’ Point Of View

by

R.E. Prindle

 

A very interesting story about China and Hollywood appeared in the Wall Street Journal of today (4/19/17). It confirms the continuing marginalization of the US and the threat to the survival of its Constitution.

It seems that Part 8 of Fast and Furious opened in China to 169 million compared to about 70 million in the US. (Inflated to 99 million in the reporting by including Canadian receipts, so China can now dwarf North America. (US, Canada, Mexico). Thus, implications go far beyond mere Box Office considerations. China has now surpassed the US in screens adding 25 a day, that is, 25 a day! Chinese admissions are half the US so the Fast and Furious receipts could be doubled to 338 million. China soon will have a bigger annual gross than North America with plenty of room to grow.

Anent political considerations the WSJ story makes two very revealing admissions:

Tensions between China and the White House have accelerated since the presidential election. Mr. Xi is seeking to strike a contrast with President Donald Trump as a champion of globalism, and he appears eager to advance China’s narrative- both by pressuring Hollywood studios to portray the nation favorably and in the long term, by adopting Western filmmaking techniques for China’s own industry.

So, what kind of favorable portrayal do the Chinese insist upon, which is actually a form of censorship, because they won’t show US movies that might be critical. For instance in a movie portraying the Trump, Xi, Kim Jong Un situation it would be necessary to show China as the moral and ‘correct’ champion with the US and Korea as squabbling brats. Hollywood will have to accept an inferior position for the US.

Here Mr. Xi should horrify US Liberals and have them condemn him and China as Neo-Nazis. Indeed, as Mr. Xi states:

We must make patriotism into the main melody of literature and art creation, guide the people to establish and hold correct views of history, views of the nation, views of the country, and views of culture, and strengthen their fortitude and resolve to be Chinese,” said Mr. Xi at the Beijing Forum on Literature and Art in October 2014.

So, there you have it, conditions no Liberal will tolerate in the US but are acceptable to them when imposed by China. In pleasing the Chinese to retain access to the Chinese market Hollywood does violence to everything the US professes to believe as guaranteed by our Constitution. In point of fact, as far as movies go Hollywood is now the tail and China is the dog. The Hollywood tail is not going to be able to wag the Chinese dog.

In fact Hollywood’s relationship to the market now becomes like that of France, Germany or Japan to the US market. i.e. foreign films. China within perhaps as little as a year or two may produce more movies than the entire West let alone Hollywood.

The mass market in the US has then disappeared. With the mass market gone the way is open for other cities than Hollywood to produce movies designed specifically for the US domestic market or US-European markets. In any event Chinese control of ‘correct history, culture and mores’ must not be allowed to control US filmmaking.

As Mr. Xi’s comment indicates his notion of globalism is simply Chinese domination of the globe. Foolish Americans if they allow that to happen.

A Review: WSJ-Wooing China To Drop Tariffs

A Review:

WSJ-Wooing China To Drop Tariffs

by

R.E. Prindle

 

Today (4/5/17) we learn in the Journal that China places tariffs of double digits on US goods. President Trump has been cursed for not being a Free Trader and the quaking shaking Libs wobble around in circles at the mention of the word tariff. But now, according to Bill Lane, of Caterpillar, who wrote the article, the Pres. Is going to entertain Chinese bigwigs at Mar-a-Lago and ‘woo’ them to drop their tariffs.

So, now we belatedly learn what has been concealed, the Chinese have never been Free Traders, just free loaders exploiting the US and Europe. The story goes further than Bill and the WSJ do as they don’t delve any deeper. As Niall Ferguson pointed out in an article the Chinese threw up a firewall against US technology companies so that they wouldn’t dominate China while the Chinese studied the internet and stole whatever information they needed to create their own search engine, Baidu, and mimic and master the social media. That done you and I can now download Baidu but the Chinese are unable to ‘Google it’. Rah, rah, rah, Free Trade.

So, now that Bill and the WSJ realize they’ve been walking around with something stiff and yellow up their backsides for years they’re beginning to feel the discomfort. After decades of that they’re going to attempt to solve the problem bass ackwards. They’re encouraging the Pres. To ‘woo’, understand the word woo, China into dropping its tariffs rather than doing the muscular thing and impose tariffs on the Chinese and kick their asses in line.

Ah, but the Libs say that will wreck the Global Free Trade system, but, there isn’t a Free Trade system as China has amply demonstrated. So, what did China achieve by imposing double digit tariffs? They built up their economy quickly and at the expense of a Global Free Trade system. We in effect paid them to do business with them.

So, what will happen if the US imposes double digit tariffs on Chinese goods? China will be forced to develop their own internal economy while the US will quickly rebuild its own economy.   Will that mean goods will no longer be cheap? Why? As the Libs never tire of saying, robots are doing the work so there won’t be any jobs.

Well, if the Chinese are turning to robots because robots are the cheapest to run even more cheaply than cheap Chinese labor then goods can be made as cheaply here at the same cost that is as in China. Imagine the transportation costs that will be saved making our domestic goods even cheaper.

Mr. Bill concludes his argument thusly: Maybe this is the right time for the two leaders to cut a deal to slash Chinese trade barriers.

Chinese trade barriers? Why weren’t Chinese trade barriers a major topic during the election? Why are we only hearing of Chinese trade barriers now? Maybe Chinese trade barriers didn’t and don’t fit the so-called Free Trade system? Then we have nothing to lose.

Face it Libs: We’ve been had since that dolt Nixon opened to China. It is time for China to play by the same rules the Free Traders are playing by to get a little of our own back.

I just hope the Pres. turns aggressive and stops the defensive cowtowing to those East Coast Libs and pays more attention to the people who elected him. Figure it out Mr. Pres. they would have loved to have burned you at the stake back then and it would gratify them much to see you in flames now. Stop trying to placate them and kick them into place.

The Inevitability Factor

The Inevitability Factor

by

R.E. Prindle

 

I am always amused when Liberals get on their high horse and announce that we now live in a global situation. But then in a strange turnabout they seem to think that American democracy is conquering the world. They live in the bubble of the Post ’45 American Liberal Agenda. They believe it will conquer the world.

The fact is that the rest of the world doesn’t give a damn about our democracy. China is an autocracy and they aren’t changing. Africa is the mess it always has been and it can’t change; it’s still tribal and always will be. The Moslem world of nearly two billion is a theocracy and not only is it determined to remain so but it is active on all its borders to furiously remodel the rest of the world on its theocracy.

The only thing of the West the rest of world embraces is the West’s economic model. They’ve just about got it down and here’s the news for the American democracy- they don’t need us anymore. Within a decade or two China and India with a population nearly three billion will far surpass the US turning it into an economic backwater. The economies of the various countries of Europe won’t even register on the scale.

Asia doesn’t need us, they don’t want us. Get that straight, commit it to memory, they don’t need us. Once you’ve committed that to memory, act on it.

The US has three hundred million people; India and China have nearly three billion between them nearly equally divided. The prosperous class of America, say 25% numbers seventy-five million. Twenty-five percent of three billion is seven hundred fifty million. That means that assuming that their twenty-five percent with equal prosperity will be bigger than the entire population of the US and Europe combined and that doesn’t include the satellite Asian countries. The inevitable consequence is that Asia will rule the world. Asians will be able to look down on Americans and Europeans and it is inevitable they will and enjoy it immensely. It is inevitable that they will command the world’s resources. They will be able to outbid EuroAmerica every time.

This is inevitable. It can no longer be stopped. The world’s financial capital will not be New York or London but Beijing.

Once again, it is inevitable that the US will become a backwater to be exploited worse than it is now.

Rather than continuing to give the US away to the world, which means that an entire ancient civilization will disappear from the Earth, we should be developing our prowess as skillfully as the Asians are doing. We are probably already beyond being able to salvage our civilization. Current attitudes on race and immigration are going to be impossible to reverse in time. Therefore, remember it is inevitable that you and Euroamerican civilization will disappear from the Earth and that speedily. Within only two, possibly three, generations there will be only pockets of survivors.

A Review:

Foreign Affairs Jan.-Feb. Issue

There Will Be No Liberal Redux

by

R.E. Prindle

 

Here we are in post-election America. Trump won the election; the electoral college has cleared. The Liberals continue to rage but barring any untoward event Trump will assume the Presidency. We know how the Democratic hoi polloi look at it; screaming, mourning, rioting, but how did the Guiding Hand, the CFR take it? I received my copy of the voice of the CFR, the Jan-Feb Foreign Affairs magazine and judging solely from the article titles it seems to indicate that the world as it was has disappeared, melted away in the eyes of the CFR.

The cover offers the question: Out Of Order? The failure of the International System and a threat: Geithner: How To Handle The Next Crisis.

The cover pictures the Western Hemisphere with the US raised as though the hood of a car while a mechanic leans in to tinker. So really the US is what is out of order; the Liberals lost the election. The cover thus says that Trump has disrupted the International System by disrupting the US part of the agenda.

Interestingly the cover refers to an International System rather than a Global System indicating that the CFR is still mired in nationalism which it professes to despise. In other words they remain chauvinistic and xenophobic.

Now, I am only analyzing from the article titles, I have not yet read any. The first title is World Order 2.0. The choice of the word World rather than Global indicates that the CFR has not moved beyond Nationalism. The 2.0 indicates that one manifestation of the system has culminated and a new one has begun, hence Trump is seen as a radical departure requiring a realignment of Liberal thought.

In fact, the second article is titled: Will The Liberal Order Survive? The History Of An Idea followed by Liberalism In Retreat: The Demise Of A Dream.

So the question posed is since Liberalism is in retreat will the Liberal Order survive? In other words, Trump’s success has dammed the Liberal stream and if no outlet can be found the ideology is doomed. Thus did a single election cause the disruption of an Idea and Dream as insubstantial as they were.

So, having been firmly in the driver’s seat for the last seventy years Trump has displaced them and their fantasy. The post-war Idea and Dream has been terminated. The Left suddenly realizes that it is ideologically bankrupt. Back to the drawing board. The next article asks the question: The Once And Future Order: What Comes After Hegemony?

The term Once and Future Order is, of course, a play on the Arthurian term The Once And Future King meaning that Arthur was gone but that he would return sometime in the future much as Christ was the Once and Future Redeemer. Will the post-war Liberal Order return? Not likely, time moves on. But, then, what does come after hegemony? That is now.

According to the term hegemony meaning overlordship that of the US has ended. Russia has emerged as an equal. If the West from Russia to the US can unify at least in the attempt to play the dominant role against China and the East it may avoid subordination to China otherwise both Europe and the Americas will become a mere appendage of the Once and Future Middle Kingdom now being reincarnated.

Trump and Putin seem to recognize the necessity for cooperation to maintain status in the Global System. If so, then a new Global strategy must be quickly worked out. Any such strategy would obviate the post-war Liberal Order completely.

The last article displays the obliviousness of Liberal understanding of global affairs.

It asks Will Washington Abandon The Order? The False Logic Of Retreat. By Washington one supposes is meant the Trump precidency. The question is rhetorical given that Trump shows every indication of abandoning the Liberal Order down to the shoelaces.

Trump’s strategy is not a retreat but a new beginning. A new approach to circumstances that no longer can be dealt with by the outmoded post-’45 Liberal Order. The problem is that Liberalism can’t understand that the post-’45 circumstances have disappeared. There will be no future post-’45 Liberal Order returning.

Time for a Liberal reality check.

Trump And The Perils Of The Presidency

 

 

Trump And The Perils Of The Presidency

by

R.E. Prindle

http://forward.com/opinion/354519/that-other-time-jews-were-hated-in-america-and-3-lessons-to-learn-from-it-n/?utm_content=daily_Newsletter_MainList_Image_Position-1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Daily%202016-11-16&utm_term=The%20Forward%20Today%20Monday-Friday

 

The pitch of hysteria over Trump’s victory passes all understanding. Well, not quite, but it surpasses the asinine. One wonders what is going on in Jill Stein’s mind. She bandies all the trite words around, democracy and all, as if Trump hasn’t been elected democratically.   Study the word Jill. The people want to know, she says. Know what? There is no evidence in sane minds that the voting machines were tampered with. But the totally mediocre non-entity Stein plows on.

Second only to Stein, although with more reason, if paranoidedly, Johnathan Sarna, linked above, writing in the Tablet ezine laments the issue further. Tablet is a hysterical Jewish site as is the hysterically Jewish Jill Stein.

Mr. Sarna links this year’s election with the 1920 election that pitted Warren G. Harding against the Cox-FDR ticket. The latter was soundly beaten as was Hillary Clinton. However immigration was the key issue of that election in Jewish minds also. At that time the entire Jewish population of Europe was poised for transfer to the US, destined for the ports of New Orleans and Corpus Christi in Texas. The Harding administration slammed the door shut closing unlimited immigration disappointing Jewish aspirations. As a reading of Sarna’s essay shows immigration is his big concern.

Then as now the Jews seem to be oblivious to the consequences of unlimited immigration completely disregarding the rights of the domestic population. Those citizens have no rights according to the Jews. On the resource level the population of the US in 1920 was relatively small while the physical resources of the country were fatuously deemed ‘inexhaustible.’

At the present time those resources are exhausted while the population is unsupportable. The key resource, water, is in short supply. The Jews, still agitating for unlimited immigration don’t seem to be concerned with the quality of life for everyone else.

On the social level under the pressure of hundreds of languages and dialects, innumerable religions and various levels of civilization and sophistication the country is losing if it hasn’t already lost its unifying center.

As the Jews protect their own unified center in Israel we can only question their motives in the US.

It has been said that events cast their shadow before them. One wonders whether in recalling the Harding election comparing it with Trumps the Jews aren’t forecasting the same fate for Trump as befell Harding.

Harding not only ended unlimited immigration but, an equally egregious sin, he hadn’t forwarded US entry into the League of Nations. Democrats fatuously believed that given the European turmoil caused by that misshapen Versailles Treaty ending WWI the League would somehow been alleviated by US membership. Nothing could have been more mistaken.

Still the League adherents held Harding responsible. Harding was a very popular president, at least in most quarters, so that his reelection was a given. Thus the League would have a been a lost cause. The Democrats believed a colorless candidate like VP Calvin Coolidge had no chance to be elected in his own right so that with Harding gone the 1924 election would have been a chance to reassert the need for joining the League.

In fact, as a preliminary, the Leaguers formed the CFR, Council for Foreign Relations, in 1921 for the express purpose of controlling elections.

It can hardly be surprising then that Harding caught a bad case of food poisoning, supposedly from oysters, two years into his term and died. The evidence of murder is only circumstantial nevertheless an impediment to the 1924 election was removed.

Trump gives every indication of crossing the CFR and the Jews in much the same manner as did Warren G. Harding. The Dems, as per Jill Stein and whoever is backing her, give no indication of accepting the results of the current democratic election. I think the recollection of the 1920 Harding-Cox/Roosevelt election should give Trump pause. If he shows any sign of success in his endeavors he should keep a sharp eye on food, drink and whatever.

He walks on gilded splinters.

Trump Puts China On Notice

 

 

Trump Puts China On Notice

by

R.E. Prindle

 

Soon to be President of the United States Donald Trump today had a conversation with the president of Taiwan. Astonishingly it appears that China pretends to dictate to the President of the United States with whom he can or cannot have conversations. They reprimand the President of the US for speaking without permission. China makes a major issue of what our own media calls a gaffe. It is true that China now owns huge chunks of US territory through purchase including an evident takeover of the film industry in Hollywood but at last count the US was a sovereign nation, notwithstanding the attitude of the media, in charge of its own affairs.

The pansies, I almost said pussies, of the US media evidently went Code Red in a state of hysterical alarm over the conversation. Oh my god, Trump, they said, has already jeopardized US-China relations. Good! I say, and this is just the beginning. China must alter its trade relations with the US removing the many obstacles to free trade, which everyone purportedly highly prizes, with our people without and within China.

China, for instance, refuses to allow our companies to operate unimpeded within China. Ridiculous laws require US companies to surrender controlling interest in intra-China operations while the arrogant Chinese expect to own and operate US operating with no restrictions.

They are alarmed because Trump had a conversation with the President of Taiwan? Well, be prepared to be deeply offended when Trump begins trade negotiations. Things are going to change China boys. The gold rush is over lads and the bum’s rush is on unless you adopt reciprocal conditions. We will own huge chunks of China and operate freely with no restrictions wholly owned subsidiaries.

You are not talking to wussies like Nixon and Kissinger now. The gravy train doesn’t start from here anymore.

Trump The Globalist

 

 

Trump The Globalist

by

R.E. Prindle

 

In this great big happy global community it is always pleasant to hear from our correspondent from Peru, Mr. Hernando De Soto, in the 11/28/16 Wall Street Journal in a piece he entitles The Real Enemy for Trump Is Mercantilism, Not Globalism. Mr. De Soto addresses this as Trump’s real problem.

In his role of incoming president Trump represents the problems facing the US and I respectfully demur from Mr. De Soto’s opinion that our problem is mercantilism. It definitely is not. The problem is globalism as Trump has repeatedly pointed out. Few people seem to hear him.

The problem as Trump addresses it is the differential in the cost of producing goods in the US and the rest of the world, most specifically China and Mexico. A secondary problem is the exclusion of American made goods and the equal right of investing globally; that is, China specifically excludes the right to invest in China that that country enjoys in investing in the US and the third problem is the artificial maintenance of the currency exchange right by China and possibly Mr. De Soto’s Peru although I am not familiar with Peruvian attitudes. In other words Trump’s position is that the playing field has to be leveled. Mercantilism has nothing to do with it.

In order then, for the global economy to go forward some sort of global equity should be speedily arranged and I am sure Trump will obtain this equity by any means necessary if the various participants refuse to see reason.

As far as the US part in the global economy one may say the gold rush is over. We’ve set the global economy on its feet. It is now time for reciprocation. There is nothing more absurd than that US military supplies be made in China. I’m sure Mr. De Soto sees the point. Our people need jobs too. Mr. Trump will bring the US economy back home.   China having been taught how can then exploit its one and a half billion population for decades without any need for the US.

Red Star Over Hollywood

 

 

Red Star Over Hollywood

by

R.E. Prindle

 

Ye Editor of the WSJ blunders along in his (or her) 10/18/16 article entitled Red Stars Over Hollywood celebrating the Chinese cultural invasion of Hollywood buying up studios and theatre chains. Ye Editor opines ‘Chinese investment in US movies isn’t a security threat.’ Ye Editor is stone cold wrong. It is a security threat among others.

What is cheerily called Globalism is actually an asymmetrical cultural war for Global cultural supremacy. That is if you’re not too starry eyed to see it. Two of the most significant Communist texts are the Frenchman Montesquieu’s The Spirit Of The Laws and the American Graham Sumner’s Folkways, a study of mores. It is through the base of laws and mores that one subverts another culture. The Communists (Red Star is code for Communism) have known the importance of these two studies from the beginning and laws and mores are key elements in their strategy.

With the success of Freudianism and the rise of TV/movies the equivalent of cultural atom bombs their effectiveness is manifold. The Jews have successfully used the media to mold American mores and their lesson has apparently not been lost on the Chinese.

Ye Editor apparently realizes this as he says: The movie business is a competitive market with none of the immediate security risks of defense contractors or power-plant operators. The key word here is immediate. Correct, not immediate but long term. The corrosion of mores and laws is like rust; it is visible but you can’t see it working but it does 24/7/365. Ye Editor seems to accept the consequences of Chinese media control while totally opposing any resistance to it. We don’t know how much the Chinese are paying him.

He says: Chinese censors tightly control access to this market [in China] allowing in only 34 films a year, so Hollywood studios compete to curry favor by dumping Chinese for North Korean villains…including Chinese product placement…and having China save the day. Ye Editor apparently doesn’t realize these concessions are anti-American propaganda. He says: No authoritarian regime has ever had as much power to broadcast its narrative (not to mention the abominable Nazis) and silence or buying off its critics, (Ye Editor?) including the US and other open societies.

We have cognitive disconnect here. While seemingly admitting that Chinese propaganda is operating in the US, an attack on mores, he says: Americans (that is Deplorables, knuckle draggers and other reprobates) bothered by a filmmaker’s approach to China can take their entertainment dollars elsewhere and fund independent projects…. Well, up yours too, Ye Editor.

How disingenuous can the Journal and Ye Editor be? First, he, she, it, puts the entertainment industry in censorious Chinese hands including the power to distribute films then he says it is possible to buck the censoriness of the Chinese mores and work on independent projects. With no hope of distribution one adds.

Americans are not even able to buck censorious Liberal control over the media. The entire movie/TV/press opposition to Trump’s candidacy is such that he is reviled nonstop and this includes the ‘conservative’ Wall Street Journal.

So, in essence Ye Editor endorses and applauds the takeover by the Chinese of American culture and mores.

As no resistance has been permitted to Western Communist takeover of US laws and mores there is little reason to believe that there will be any resistance to Eastern Communisms’ efforts either. Americans either don’t know or they don’t care. They’ll take whatever comes along so long as it’s Red.

Let us hope Trump triumphs in November as I’m sure he will. It is necessary and I think inevitable. Let us hope, ‘the common man’ can live up to his reputation for wisdom and think straight.

 

Vote Trump.

Donald Trump And The New Progressivism

 

 

Donald Trump

And The

New Progressivism

by

R.E. Prindle

 

An ideology has to be updated from time to time. Now is the time for a new take on an old ideology. Donald Trump is the president who can make it a reality.

Progressivism means an advance in the welfare of civilization. Through perhaps 1920 progress, significant progress, or the amelioration of civilization, had been made. World War I closed out that period. Since 1920 the application of the old progressivism has become increasingly regressive so that in today’s conditions the old progressivism is a failed ideology.

Whereas in the past European peoples including the US developed a system of Progressivism they shared with the rest of the world, educating the peoples of China, India et al. in its use, those peoples can now stand on their own feet; they no longer need Western help.

The New Progressivism then returns to the care and welfare of our own Western peoples. A tenet of the OP was Free Trade which became a gift to the Eastern peoples. Free Trade means merely that the lowest cost producer is the prime beneficiary. The money flows downhill to them. The low cost producers exploit their people who are naturally receiving the lowest possible wage. Low wages are the prime element of low cost production.

To protect what the West has built up then it is necessary to enact a wage differential bringing every producer’s wage to a certain level. For the West this means a tariff. Tariffs were considered regressive under the OP but become progressive under the New Progressivism. In fact, it is imperative they be enacted for our very survival.

Donald Trump appears to be the candidate who understands this as he has created the New Republican Party discarding the old.

The Democrats are hopelessly behind the times.

As regards Mexico and a border wall that may not be necessary if Trump is neo-progressive in dealing with the Mexicans. He must approach the Mexicans and advise them that if they don’t want a wall they must grant all Americans, both US and Canada, dual citizenship with full rights as Mexican citizens including the right to run for public office up to and including the presidency.

As the US has already generously built up the Mexican economy by sending industry South there is no reason for a border. The US wage rates would immediately prevail in Mexico. Any US residents of any national background would be free to move South to seek jobs as they wish. After all these are US plants and more will be built.

The increase in wages in Mexico would then provide a burgeoning market generating, along with the tariff that would then apply in Mexico also, prosperity North and South for twenty years or so.

Mexico would remain a separate administrative unit so as to prevent unwieldiness.

Trump could be the most progressive president ever known.

 

Vote Trump