China’s Agricultural Dream

 

China’s Agricultural Dream

by

R.E. Prindle

 

I have read where some people condemn Pres. Trump’s Chinese tariffs because China ‘retaliated’ by placing a 50% tariff on sorghum causing a few ships bearing a sorghum cargo to return to port. This was supposed to be disastrous for American farmers.

In the 5/7/18 issue of the Wall Street Journal there appears this article: Syngenta Pushes Plant Research in China. It is of some interest. I quote the first four paragraphs:China is seeking a lead in editing plant genes, potentially shifting the epicenter of the emerging agricultural technology toward the East.

Syngenta AG, the seed and chemical giant now owned by state-owned China National Chemical Corp., is building up a Beijing hub for developing new gene-editing technologies like Crispr-Cas9, which enable new ways to alter DNA.

The company also intends to piggyback off research being pursued by Chinese universities and access a broader talent pool than rivals like Monsanto Co. and DowDuPont Inc. compete for in the U.S.

“The government is very supportive of this technology in China,” said Erik Fyrwald, Syngenta’s chief executive, who said the company is investing tens of millions of dollars to develop gene editing. “It’s just natural for us to build it up there for China, and for the world.”

That is helping to stoke long-running worries among U.S. farmers, academics and companies that the forefront of agricultural science could swing from the U.S. Farm Belt to China, where the government has encouraged the development of large-scale Western-style farming operations to boost domestic food production and rely less on imports.

As you can see China does not have the talent to develop the technology on their own so they bought a European research ‘giant’ to acquire the latest technology and Aryan talent thus starting from a higher level and hopefully build from that. We’ll see.

It seems clear that China is hoping to become self-sufficient agriculturally as well as industrially. Thus whatever else happens we can expect them to reduce their agricultural imports from the US. We can expect them to grow crops for all their needs including sorghum. It is only a question of how long it will take them to become self-sufficient thus destroying whatever agricultural business is being done with the US. These sorghum shipments are only the tip of the iceberg.

Free Trade obviously means nothing to China, it only means something to the dunces of the West. China does not intend to trade, they intend to become self-sufficient and sell only, not part of any world trade organization but being the world trade organization and masters of the world.

Why the US and Europe are so thick that they can’t perceive this is probably the result of four hundred years of Aryan success and an unadmitted feeling of comfortable superiority over the ‘little yellow man.’ At one time this feeling of superiority may have been justified and Kingdom. real but now the race lacks the will to maintain it. We will watch the world sink into the ancient lethargy of the Middle

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Shumer Shutdown And Pres. Trump

CFR’s Foreign Affairs Magazine Announces

Trump’s ‘Lucky Year’ Is To End.

By

R.E. Prindle

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2018-01-20/trumps-lucky-year

The Council On Foreign Relations is finally putting its cards on the table in an article published in its magazine Foreign Affairs. The article was scheduled for the March-April issue but the CFR found it important enough to release it in advance on the internet. Thus the article will be free for one week beginning on 1/20/18. Can it be a coincidence that the article was released on 1/20 on the eve of the Shumer Shutdown of the government?

The article is titled Trump’s Lucky Year: Why The Chaos Can’t Last by Eliot A. Cohen and admits that the Pres.’ first year has been a success but that his ‘luck’ has run out now. The CFR wants a return to the seventy year post-war agenda. The Pres. has upset that agenda and will continue to destroy its foundations and will succeed if allowed to continue in office unobstructed.

The CFR has always gone to great lengths to remove presidents from office who won’t follow their program. The CFR was founded in 1921 to advance the socialistic program of Woodrow Wilson. The first hindrance came when Warren G. Harding was elected in 1920. While he hinted that he might advance Wilson’s program and bring the US into the League of Nations he didn’t follow through.

Under strange circumstances Harding died two years into his presidency. While the conditions of his demise are still undetermined I have no doubts that the CFR removed him. It was believed that Harding’s lackluster VP, Calvin Coolidge, would be easily defeated in 1924. Such did not turn out to be the case and Coolidge lived to pass the presidency on to Herbert Hoover in 1928.

The Federal Reserve had been building toward a stock market crash during what was called the Coolidge Prosperity and six months into the Hoover presidency the Fed pulled the plug plunging the country into twelve years of agonizing economic misery salvaged only by two massive world wars, one in Europe and one in the Pacific, that is, Asia.

‘Lucky’ Trump’s second year bids fair to be as or more successful as he barrels ahead with his own program that negates that of he CFR’s. It would appear that assassination is not to be considered. However the 2018 congressional elections that the CFR imagines will give them an overwhelming majority in both houses would stultify Trump’s presidency placing him in the CFR’s hands. The best that Trump could hope for would be Hoover’s fate.

To achieve this, given the fair omens for the Pres.’ second year they have to follow the Hoover scenario and sabotage what bids to be the Great Trump Prosperity.

Therefore, can it be a coincidence that this article was rushed to advance free publication on the very eve of the Shumer Shutdown of the government? CFR, Cohen written article, Shumer Shutdown. The article had to be planned and written at least two or three weeks before the Shumer Shutdown thus it follows that the Shumer Shutdown was planned as a ploy to scuttle Trump some time ago..

The plan shows how little the CFR, Dems, the Left, care for the welfare of the voters of the United States. The Shumer Shutdown has begun. The Pres. cannot fold and probably the CFR will carry it to great extremes placing the economy in jeopardy not unlike the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929. In fact, the key point of the incipient Great Trump Prosperity has been that startling advance of the stock market. That means that something over 50% of the public that owns securities has already improved their finances considerably and bid fair to improve further. That means that the Pres.’ base has improved considerably. There can be little doubt that substantial numbers of immigrants have invested and benefited so they may be reluctant to give up their gains by not voting Trump in ’18.

Thus, the CFR is willing to risk a stock market crash, one that is almost certain now, while putting in jeopardy the welfare of all the peoples resident in the US and perhaps all the peoples of the world. This is the madness of the CFR.

The Pres. cannot give in without destroying his presidency now and it is possible that the CFR will not in complete contempt of every living US resident, possibly every person in the world.

CFR, Cohen, Shumer Shudown. Those behind this incipient disaster should be clear to all.

History Good And Bad

History Good And Bad:

Steve Bannon Attacked By Doug Irwin

by

R. E. Prindle

 

Hot stuff in the WSJ today (7/20/17). Douglas A. Irwin contributed a piece he titled Steve Bannon’s Bad History. Doug is apparently a big deal from Dartmouth with several learned tomes dealing with free trade to his credit.

Through no fault of his own his fame had escaped me till now. We have a clever double entendre in his title.   It can be interpreted as Steve has a malodorous past or, as the article makes clear, a weak grasp of history. From the title I thought the former but fortunately I sought further enlightenment in the body of the piece and learned differently. Is that called research?

Doug is critical of Steve’s ‘faulty’ thinking concerning the tariff issue. His highlight blurb blazons, ‘Immigration and rapid industrialization – not tariffs – made the nineteenth century economy great.’ I take exception to the blurb.

While it may be arguable, the modern economic nineteenth century didn’t begin until after the Civil War. And the economy wasn’t that great in the remaining thirty-five years of the century that included the near collapse of society in the crash of 1873, and that was worldwide, and the equally horrendous crash of 1893. Between the two of them they consumed at least ten of the thirty-five years.

However, even with 1873 and 1893 the industrial base expanded enormously. Time were tough but not for everybody.

Immigration and rapid industrialization can also be written as cheap unskilled labor and amazing scientific and technological discoveries. The century or latter part of it was built on steel rails and high powered locomotives and starvation slave wages paid for unskilled labor.

 

I’ve been working on the railroad,

Sleeping on the ground,

Eating saltine crackers

Ten cents a pound.

 

Causes for great pride and no pride at all. History is uneven.

The tariff that restricted European competition, the rest of the world was of no account at the time, facilitated rapid growth as it provided the sufficient profits to develop industries. Believe it or not the US prided itself on its high wage structure, immigrants and underpaid unskilled labor aside. Somebody had to buy all that wonderful stuff. Short life light bulbs weren’t all that cheap.

Doug may think tariffs didn’t help but, perhaps he should tell that to the current Chinese. They don’t bother with tariffs they just forbid foreign competition as they build up their industries often with pirated technology. As Doug ought to know the Chinese are famous for hacking computers and stealing trade secrets.

I know it is politically incorrect to point out these obvious facts but, what the hell, the truth is the truth. But, no defense.

Steve’s history may not be all that good but it may equal Doug’s.

How To Solve The Moslem Problem

How To Solve The Moslem Problem

by

R.E. Prindle

 

Europe and the US have no one to blame for their Moslem problem but themselves. They developed a social system like no other social system that had ever existed on the planet. Completely foreign to human psychology and then they expected the world to embrace it on first sight. As might be expected, other more traditional social systems being confronted by what they considered a monstrosity considered the Western system to be an existential threat. It had to be destroyed.

The most virulent of this opposition was aroused in the mind of the Moslem world. But what was the method to be to destroy the West? It was obvious that the pure military destructive power of the West could not be equaled by any effort of the Moslems. Since military warfare was out of the question they resorted to an asymmetrical warfare taking advantage of Western psychology that they had thoroughly analyzed.

The Moslems learned the rules of Western society and how to violate them with impunity. As I say the West has caused its own problem confident in their military superiority they bombed Moslem countries virtually into oblivion. This created vast numbers of displaced persons who migrated into the countries that had just destroyed theirs. These countries failed to see that they came as avengers intent still on destroying the Western social system and replacing it with theirs.

Once in place they began to put their asymmetrical methods into practice. Their warfare methods were treated as crimes no matter how horrendous they were. A perfect example is the bombing of the World Trade Center in the US, NYC. This sensationally successful operation cost them nothing other than 19 dead operators. Their explosives were two hijacked commercial airliners loaded with jet fuel which were flown into the towers. The result was not only that the two towers crashed to the ground but several ancillary buildings also, the total value was billions of dollars, three thousand dead civilians and the disruption of NYC for months while people as far away from NYC as Portland, Oregon feared an attack on its lone tower. The not very bright US president, George Bush, shut down the entire US for four days costing billions and fatally weakening the economic structure of the US. Bush’s further response was to spend trillions of dollars in a knee jerk reaction bombing the crap out of Iraq and Afghanistan. This ran the national debt deep into the trillions of dollars. Altogether this action that cost the Moslems nothing was perhaps the most successful military operation ever.

Not bad results for very little investment.

In addition the Western reaction was masochistic. They treated this horrendous act of war as a mere crime, rounded up some hapless Moslems who may or may not have had anything to do with the assault and put them on trial in a court of law. All the perpetrators died in the assault. If it was a mere crime this situation ended with their deaths. The Moslems must have thought: These guys are suckers! We can take them!

Then began a peaceful invasion of the West aided by Western politicians whose motives are still unclear. They’ve never been analyzed. Thus, now going on decades, Moslems have been committing every type of act of war with impunity while colonizing whole cities including London, Paris and NYC. In England, they recruited hundred’s perhaps thousands of young English girls to work as prostitutes, sanctioned by the government lest stopping it might be called, get this, racist. No kidding. Can’t you see the Moslems laughing their asses off around their hookah making obscene jokes.

They bombed the Boston Marathon injuring hundreds, the American masochistic response was: Don’t go off the deep end here. Not all Moslems are bad; these were terrorists. Well, OK, then what? The Moslems have been terrorizing Paris for a decade where dozens of cars are burned every night. If what I read is true, Saturday June 10, 2017 Moslems are going to begin a terror campaign of suicide bombers, armed assaults with AK 47s, bombings and whatever that will continue until Paris is destroyed. And France dithers.

In England the Moslems bomb a concert filled with children and all is forgiven. The West looks at a picture of a little Moslem child injured and goes off the deep end. But, masochistically accepts the bombing of English children? The Moslems get another big laugh.

Something must be done, the Moslems are about to conquer the West, but what? Military operations are out of the question, we would merely be destroying ourselves. OK. Why not take a page out of the Moslem book? What do the Moslems do when they conquer countries? What will they do when they conquer the West?

Quite simply, they will impose civil disabilities. Read your Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon. I’m serious. Go out and get a copy now if you don’t have one.

As Gibbon tells it, when the Moslems conquer a country they impose civil disabilities on the non-Moslem population. Thus, even though the Moslems were a small part of the population they were able to control the much larger majority. Among the disabilities the natives were forbidden to ride horses being restricted to asses and donkeys. Those they had to ride facing backwards inculcating a feeling of inferiority and humiliation. There was an extra non-Moslem poll tax and other humiliations. Of course, one could escape these disabilities by converting to Moslemism. Thus, the non-Moslem majority was turned into a Moslem majority.

In today’s struggle the Moslem minority, while having more chutzpah than a whole tribe of Jews, is attempting to seize control of the narrative by ceaseless atrocities that the silly West continues to treat as crimes thinking, I presume, to solve the problem by removing the perps from the streets. Of course there is no bottom to the number of fanatics willing to be imprisoned or die.

The only possible solution to the problem that is viable is to impose onerous disabilities on the Moslems including a heavy poll tax. The option of renouncing Moslemism is available otherwise Moslems would have to endure the humiliation of civil disabilities or leave for Moslemland.

I’m sure that those who haven’t realized that the old democracy disappeared with the Twin Towers, as the Moslems intended, will object. They have to be overridden or we might as well turn Moslem now. There is simply no other viable option. Impose disabilities now. Sent the Imams back to Arabia and make the rest shave their beards.

This must be done if the West is to survive and done now. Let us hope President Trump has the courage to do the necessary.

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.

Trump And The New Global Era

Trump And The New Global Era

by

R.E. Prindle

 

What the Liberals must learn to accept is that Obama is gone. He’s in the dead letter box. He and his policies have failed abysmally. In a changing world Obama refused to change living rather in a nineteenth century pre-Civil War slave mentality. He and his policies have been discarded brutally as Americans, having had enough, look to the future.

The Pea Brains of Obama are being replaced by people of vast global experience. These people are so capable, so forward thinking that they loosen the bowels of the Pea Brains sending them howling to their ‘Safe Spaces’ for shelter from the storm.

Case in point is Trump’s choice of Exxon president Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. In contrast to the silly Hillary Clinton Tillerson is used to thinking and dealing on a global scale. He commands one of the largest enterprises in the known world. Therefore he is capable of major enterprises with invaluable experience in dealing with all kinds of governments first hand, mano a mano. Who wouldn’t want him? Who wouldn’t applaud his appointment?

Yet, the Pea Brains are fearful that he might offend somebody. Did it ever occur to the Pea Brains that he would win their respect, that he might already have it? No. The Pea Brains are cowering in what they call ‘Safe Spaces.’ Well, Pea Brains, not everyone is as chicken as you; a majority know that in the global competitive hurly burly you have to stand up and deal with problems, solve them and not cower in ‘Safe Spaces.’

One can only applaud Trump for having the courage to appoint people who can get the job done. Skin color and sex do not enter into his decisions. Unlike Obama who was elected on the basis of skin color and who chose his appointees based solely on their skin color, Trump goes for the best and most capable for the job they are to do.

Hence Rex Tillerson, a proven performer. It is objected that Tillerson has cooperated with Putin. Well, why shouldn’t he, the oil business is global and not local. The future is not going to be based solely on bombing power but an economic power hence all these so-called trade organizations entered into on a disadvantageous basis by Trump’s predecessors.

They have weakened our sovereignty that Trump with the help of men and women of proven capabilities such as Tillerson’s is going to restore.

If you don’t want the US to be a global leader than go cower in basement safe spaces. You are not needed; you will be safe there and out of the way of the doers.

The Greatest Scam: A Conspiracy Theory

 

 

The Greatest Scam:

A Conspiracy Theory

by

R.E. Prindle

 

There has always been an element troubling me about the Trump candidacy. There seems a smack of insincerity, of calculation. A hidden agenda.

Often overlooked in considering political entities is the Money Trust. The Trust operates above all other entities. What the old theorists referred to as the Invisible Hand.   It has been active in the US since at least the Civil War. Its primary, indeed, only, concern is to make money by any possible means whether in creating value or destroying it then recreating it, destroying it ad infinitum.

Thus, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the railroads were a fertile field for looting, rebuilding and relooting.

Since the second half of the twentieth century major looting have taken place not only in companies but whole industries, to mention only the largest, the Savings and Loan industry and then the housing bubble of the early twenty-first century. Less noticed was the successful effort to empty the accrued value in mortgages by encouraging home owners to ‘free up’ that value by borrowing against equity for frivolous reasons such as vacations.

When the housing bubble burst, by then the wealth of the country had been transferred to the banks. The banks had cleverly divested themselves of the worthless mortgages by packaging them as a security and selling the securities to suckers who we all know never deserve an even break.

When the bubble burst this still left a deficit to be covered so carrying the looting even further the banks demanded and got two trillion dollars from the government in two installments called bail-outs. This virtually bankrupted the US leaving little else to steal or seemingly so. The ingenuity of the bankers was not so easily exhausted.

Now they turned the country upside down emptying its pockets by sending the US economy overseas to China or South to Mexico and environs. Like the railroads of the nineteenth century the US had been destroyed. Now the money was to be made in rebuilding.

Now we come to the truly incredible part, very chancy. The tools used to destroy the country Clinton, Bush (both Bushes, keys to the story) and Obama were not suitable for rebuilding. A different type was needed. The transition would not be easy as the redirection from destruction to construction would be needed. As is well known the financial destiny of the world, not just the US, is in the hands of the people of Goldman-Sachs. GS was prominent in all the administrations, most especially as guides for the non-entity called Barack Obama.

Goldman-Sachs had built up a titan of the construction industry, Donald J. Trump. Billing himself as the King of Debt Trump was financed by Goldman-Sachs and other Jewish financiers. Trump was and is surrounded by Jews. He owes his existence to them. He had to be the tool for the transition from destruction to construction as the money was now to be had by rebuilding the US economy.

Getting Trump elected was very chancy but with probably a certain amount of acumen the Jewish financiers had sharpened the right tool. A New York Liberal all his life, not unlike the 1940 Republican candidate Wendell Willkie, Trump switched to championing the disenfranchised, expounding positions quite foreign to a New York Liberal. Trump declared himself independent of Wall Street money so that the financiers had to be appearing to be backing their openly Liberal candidate Hillary Clinton. This was a tough balancing act but one seemingly successfully negotiated.

Trump, while appearing a clown, ran a brilliant campaign based not on capturing the popular vote but using the electoral college. Thus while Clinton appears to have won the popular vote (there are serious questions as to the eligibility of millions of voters) Clinton was soundly defeated in the electoral college.

While Trump was reviled, criminally defamed, during the campaign one expected that there would be some revelation just before the election defaming him further. Strangely the reverse happened. There seemed to be a letting up of slander against Trump while a barrage of heavy negatives was unloaded against Clinton instead making her campaign stagger. It would appear that the Clinton dynasty was being discarded as, indeed, it was. She was no longer useful.

Trump himself is committed to reversing the destructive policies of the Liberals and as there are more trillions to be made in reconstructing the country thus enriching the bankers further it is impossible that Trump won’t do what he has pledged.

In the process, it will be necessary to recreate prosperity for the greatest number. Thus the greed of the few will likely create a decade or so of great prosperity which in turn will create the possibility for further looting. I think the country has that to look forward to.

The kids will be able to move out from mom and dad’s.

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.

Does Trump Miss The Point On Tech Visas?

 

 

Does Trump Miss The Point

On Tech Visas?

by

R.E. Prindle

 

There are apparently many jobs Americans won’t do. One is obviously the very high paying job of CEO of IT companies which seem to be headed by Hindus. While Americans were quite capable of inventing computers, the internet and all the IT accoutrements they are incapable of managing that which they have invented. At least until recently. The personnel of talent now come from outside the US which is incapable of producing anything other than dummies, at least of the male variety. Sometime in the recent past White males lost the ability to function but fortunately women and people of color are here to pick up the slack.

The country of choice for choosing the CEOs seems to be India. The Hindu mind that produced virtually nothing for the last three thousand years or so seems to be ideally suited to the computer sciences. So much so that Americans adequately performing tech jobs are now being fired, one presumes for incompetence to be replaced by Hindus or others who have surpassed White people in intelligence while in many cases according to Jason Riley are even paid more than the American morons they replace thus actually raising costs to their companies. One marvels that such super intellects have been hiding in India unused lo these many millennia. It took American genius to discover them in their lairs, give them a shave and new suit of clothes and get them on the job.

Mr. Riley writing in the venerable Wall Street Journal (8/17/16) gives us his thoughts in a piece he titles: Trump Misses the Point on Tech Visas. Obviously the President of the United States may be one of those jobs Americans won’t do along with picking grapes and basic construction. Indeed, our current Negro president was chosen because his skin isn’t White. While most Americans believe he has done a poor job, his signature legislation Obamacare is heading toward bankruptcy, the people in charge are convinced he has been the greatest president ever. Perspective is obviously involved.

Mr. Riley who is a senior fellow at something called Manhattan Institute is also a WSJ contributor. Those should be stellar credentials but Mr. Riley, perhaps a little too senior, is difficult to follow.

In yesterday’s times these H1B immigrants would have been called wage busters or scabs. While there are several instances of importing these workers to displace an already existing work force Mr. Riley chose for his illustration the Disney Co. of Orlando. Disney World is appropriately a fantasy world.

Choosing his words carefully Mr. Riley says that 250 American Disney tech workers were ‘furloughed’ to be replaced by 250 H1B workers while Mr. Riley doesn’t say from where a good guess would be that they are Hindus from India. Now, the word furlough means a leave of absence, applied especially to the military. Those 250 American workers were not furloughed, they were fired. They aren’t coming back while they were compelled to train their replacements. Mr. Riley glosses over this truth to avoid the obvious. The ability to do this is why he works for a ‘think tank.’

He explains further making even less sense: Something called the National Foundation for American Policy released a study, by whom and of what quality isn’t mentioned, but according to the study “Companies are not replacing long time employees with new workers doing the exact same jobs but rather replacing the employees with new systems in an attempt to perform the function in a more efficient way.’ In other words, these Hindus are far superior workers than the Americans.

Let us hope for Disney’s sake the attempt is successful. We are not informed who devised the new more efficient systems, one would be surprised they could have been inefficient Americans, whether from domestic or ‘outsourced’ sources but what is clear is that 250 Hindus replaced 250 American workers who apparently were too stupid to be retrained to the new more efficient system.

What is interesting here is that Disney accepted 250 employees sight unseen. They did not vett them themselves. Mr. Riley explains:

In reality [interesting word to use in the Disney fantasyland] hiring a contractor is often done through a competitive bidding process and the company doesn’t know beforehand whether or to what extent the winning bid will use H1B visa holders.

Competitive bidding? Mr. Riley doesn’t say on what basis the competition was defined but in business it is usually for the lowest possible price. The only reasonable conclusion is that in the bidding by various agencies it is to provide 250 qualified workers who will accept the lowest possible wage. But no, Mr. Riley say this is an unreasonable assumption.

US employers turn to high-skill immigrants for the same reason they turn to low skill immigrants… [that is the lowest possible wage] out of necessity. Foreign nationals who tend [they tend?] to be either more skilled or less skilled than the typical US worker.

So essentially Disney is getting a pig in a poke; 250 workers who may be more skilled or less skilled than the workers they are replacing, hence no gain in efficiency under any system, new or old. But they are replacing ‘typical’ American workers. (Perhaps at this point one can see Donald Trump scratching his head because he probably doesn’t understand.) ‘Typical’ seems confusing in any case. Obviously American universities have found Americans too stupid to teach because more than 70% of full time graduate students in electrical engineering and computer sciences of American universities are international students says Mr. Riley. Over the past three decades, college-degree holders outside the US have more than doubled while the US share of those with college degrees has declined by 30%. Has anyone asked why American college degree holders have declined? It would seem something to look into, don’t you think?   It would seem that something is going on. Discrimination?

I have trouble making any sense of Mr. Riley’s article and I’m not sure Mr. Riley is able to either. Certainly while Mr. Riley claims that Trump misses the point on tech visas nowhere in his article does he show reasons of Trump’s ignorance. After reading this article I doubt if Mr. Trump is any more enlightened.

The Wall Street Journal should be ashamed to print such incompetent articles as Mr. Riley’s. Of course Mr. Riley is an inefficient American brain worker who should, perhaps be replaced by a foreign worker using a new more efficient system.

I’m still voting Trump who, by my standards, has a better grasp on the nature of the problem’s facing us.