Jeff Bezos- The Seattle Great Satan

Jeff Bezos- The Seattle Great Satan

by

R.E. Prindle

 

The tale has been told. The Alabama election is over. Judge Roy Moore has been turned back. Jones didn’t do it nor all the Negroes collected and bussed to the polls. No, ‘Bamans didn’t have anything to do with it. To find the man who singlehandedly beat the Judge you have to go to Seattle, Washington, the offices of Amazon, Inc. and sitting behind that big mahogany desk, Mr. Jeff Bezos. The Devil in disguise.

A couple years back Jeff Bezos bought the nearly defunct Washington Post Newspaper. Paid big money for it too. At them I asked myself why he did that. What was his plan to turn it around. He didn’t have a plan turn it around, he didn’t even change the format; if anything the paper was more Liberal than ever, staffed by the same nerds.

It did occur to me somewhen along the way that Jeff Bezos was grooming himself to run for President. Bezos is a world beater; a genius of some merit, he wants to be Master of the World; unscrupulous as the devil as he always gets around any rules that might slow him down.

The Judge Roy Moore candidacy shows us exactly why he bought the Post. Ever unscrupulous, he bought himself a slander machine, a defamation factory, a political slaughter house. The Post was unfeelingly, not critical, in its condemnation of candidate Trump. As the Post goes so must go its owner, Jeff Bezos.

Judge Roy is a real bete noir of the CFR, he is opposed to their agenda at every stop. They have tried to kill his career at each step. They have removed him from office because of his religion. No, he’s not Moslem, not a Scientologist, nobody has ever called him a Jew, no none of those: he’s the most despised of all, a bottom of the barrel damnable Christian. I don’t want you to get the idea that I’m religious, Defender of the Faith or anything like that. I’m not religious but that doesn’t mean I’m not anti-Christian. No. I’m also anti-Moslem and anti-Jewish while I don’t think much of Hinduism or any of those touchy-feely, warm and fuzzy outfits also.

So, going in Judge Roy had even more than three strikes against him; he was an entire side.

But, damn that son-of-a-bitch, here he was running for the Senate and a cinch to win. What the hell? Well, there sat Jeff Bezos, sometime richest man in the world, sitting behind the mahogany in his office in Seattle or, perhaps, roving his hundreds of thousands acre Texas ranch saying to himself, I’ve got to stop hat no good son-of-a-bitch and I know how to do it. I’ve got the right tool for the job.

I don’t know hat Amazon has a secret service but I’m sure they do, so he sent his sleuths down to ‘Bama to find some dirt or create. From the looks of that Senior yearbook it looks more like created. Anyway, as proof that she’d been molested forty years ago by Judge Roy she produced an inscription in her yearbook signed by Judge Roy. It looks like she presented it to him at some event, political or otherwise, held at some place called The Olde Hickory House, dated 1977.

Now, Judge Roy signed it something like ‘To a lovely girl.’ The woman (I don’t mention her name to protect her from possible harassment) commemorated his event by adding the place and date so she wouldn’t forget.

Jeff Bezos then published the story that Judge Roy was a pedophile and racist. The girl must have been all of eighteen and dizzy from standing next to the great Alabama blossoming legend, and that may the closest she ever got.

What defeated Judge Roy was that inscription in that yearbook that Jeff Bezos unscrupulously published with no fear of being brought to account for bearing false witness.

I got it! I know why Mr. Bezos bought the Washington Post. He’ll be our Democratic candidate in 2020 and he has one of the two most prestigious papers in the US to promote his interests and defend them.

The Pres. should call on his Republican buds to give Jeff Bezos the Bill Gates treatment. Keep him busy in Washington for a few months so he can’t run his Empire so effectively. Might be a lesson well learned.

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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.

President Trump On The Discard Pile

President Trump On The Discard Pile

by

R.E. Prindle

 

When you’re stuck in Juarez,

And it’s Eastertime too,

And your negativity fails you,

And gravity don’t pull you through…

Bob Dylan

 

It is clear at this point that Pres. Trump is going to be discarded. The process by which it will be done may be becoming clear. First he must be discredited in the eyes of his constituency so that sympathy for him is destroyed. DACA, the Wall, Immigration, the renunciation of the will of the people who elected him will be essentially the final straw while at the same time being the Left’s renunciation of democracy. The CFR triumphant.

What is the How?

Let us review the 1916 election between Wilson and Hughes. It was a very close election, not unlike the 2016 election, and Wilson actually thought he had lost. It was three days later when the results were determined that he knew he found himself still president. In those days the inauguration was in March. The World War was in progress and Wilson deemed it important that effective leadership be continuous in case he did lose. He therefore devised a plan so that Hughes could seamlessly succeed him according to the Constitution.

Thus, following the succession in case of the President’s death or incapacity was and is to the VP, then to the Secretary of State. In Wilson’s case the VP would resign, the serving Secretary of State would resign and the President would appoint Hughes to succeed him then resign himself. Hughes thus being elevated immediately to the office.

In 1916 the plan wasn’t needed. Let us transpose the plan to the present. Trump is to be given a life or death choice, it probably has already happened, to resign or die.

Trump’s situation can be compared to that of President Harding who won the 1920 election placing him in opposition to the League of Nation forces. Not to be denied, Harding died of mysterious symptoms two years into his presidency. It was assumed that the colorless VP, Calvin Coolidge, could be swept aside in 1924. Such proved not to be the case so the League forces had to wait for the 1928 election where they were disappointed again by the election of Herbert Hoover. Hoover was discredited by the staged stock market crash of 1929 and then manhandled for the duration of his presidency, much as Trump has been manhandled, opening the way for FDR.

Now, after Trump has disillusioned his constituency sufficiently Pence will resign as VP. By my understanding Pence has always been a stooge of the CFR and will perform his role without a problem. The succession then passes to Secretary of State Tillerson. Trump has already renounced his control of the military to Mattis and has delegated his powers as President to Tillerson at State. Tillerson has been given what is in effect a Power of Attorney to act in the President’s name. Tillerson then in the affairs of State is already the de facto President. That means he has the full approval of the CFR. The transmission has been seamless.

Well, that’s in the eyes of the CFR not mine, and not in the eyes of the majority of Americans who will then, finally, realize that they have been taken for a ride. Their will has been betrayed by a cabal.

The CFR would do well to pay attention to what’s happening to the attendance of professional football over the Kaepernick fiasco. Those empty seats will not likely be soon filled. The NFL has committed suicide by not responding appropriately to majority opinion.

As with the NFL the connection between the people and the US Government in Washington DC will be broken; all cooperation will cease. The country will be adrift. The government’s only choice will be to try to rule by force or terror.

Beware the consequences of thwarting or removing President Trump; the end game is at hand.

Comey Of The FBI And The Dark Government

Comey of the FBI

And The Dark Government

by

R.E. Prindle

 

Since Pres. Trump’s election a ‘Dark Government’ has become a topic of conversation. There may indeed be a dark government, perhaps several. Ex-Pres. Obama is making a fool of himself by leading one as he interferes with Pres. Trump’s administration. Dark Government?   Indeed, maybe more than one.

The government of the US is a vast sprawling project where many duchies ruled by ‘warlords’ may exist.

Comey of the FBI in his congressional testimony may have inadvertently uncovered one, to which he belongs, the IC Community. Intelligence Community of different agencies. As Comey of the FBI describes it an IC agency had possible information of a salacious but unconfirmed nature about then Citizen Trump that occurred or may not have occurred, after all this was an unconfirmed rumor, many years ago.

The salacious, as we all know salacious means smutty, dirty, nasty, titillating, rumor was that Trump as a private citizen, completely unrelated to his present position, peed on a Russian prostitute in Moscow, Russia. In the annals of perversity how horrible is peeing on someone? American clowns gather on a hotel balcony beer in one hand and dick in the other and pee on a crowd below while laughing uproariously.

As a sign of contempt in concert with fellow conspirators some guy gets behind a victim and pees on his pantleg. That’s a big joke of the practical kind where only the perps are laughing. There must be numerous more examples in the annals of peeing. For all I know the government may at some time have spent a quarter million dollars to commission a study on the subject.

Nevertheless, the assembled chiefs of the IC Community gathered to discuss what to do about this unconfirmed rumor. The IC could possibly have leather bound volumes numbering a hundred or more of unconfirmed rumors. Who runs major investigations of unconfirmed rumors? Apparently no one but the assembled IC chiefs of which Comey of the FBI was one.

Probably giggling wildly the assembled Chiefs have to determine who is going to carry the news from Langley to the White House. Perhaps they spun a bottle to determine who but in any event the lot fell to Comey of the FBI.

Whether Comey ever gave the Pres. the news of the unverified rumor or not isn’t clear. Comey in his testimony gives no indication of what the rest of his conversation with the Pres. was about because the Pres. out of the blue struck him dumb by asking where his loyalty lay. Why did the Pres. ask him that?

Is it possible that Comey of the FBI had just relayed this salacious but unverified rumor to the Pres.? Wouldn’t this cast some doubt about Comey’s loyalty in the Pres.’ mind? Would it be unusual to ask: Why are you telling me this? How important can an unverified rumor be?

Let us suppose, I don’t know how he obtained the rumor, some Trump hating journalist learned of this, had this unverified rumor published. Wouldn’t the word of the assembled Chiefs of IC calling it nonsense be enough to discredit the journalist and quash the rumor? I think so. There must be something deeper going on here. In my opinion the reputation of Comey of the FBI is destroyed, not Pres. Trump’s.

A Review: Peggy Noonan: What Comey Told Us About Donald Trump

A Review:

Peggy Noonan,

What Comey Told Us About Donald Trump

by

R.E. Prindle

 

This is a review of the Comey/Trump Affair around Peggy Noonan’s WSJ article in the Wall Street Journal of 6/10-11/17.

 

First let’s put the Comey Affair into its set and setting. The current Pres., Donald Trump has caused the greatest political uproar since the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt too was hated and vilified by what he called the ‘economic royalists’ that now hate Trump; different faces but same class. Former Pres. Obama prior to the election stated that Donald Trump would never be president. Trump’s political adversary, Hillary Clinton, thought her election in the bag only to find that the triumph went to her rival.

The news was crushing for these people who considered themselves an elite appointed by God to do His work. Looking down on Trump’s base that they had given many derogative names such as the Deplorables, ignoramuses and whatever they now found themselves led by a man they despised personally who was the leader of this despicable mob of unwashed peasants, to use an antique term.

Their disappointed rage was so terrible that many government employees quit their jobs while there was a near universal refusal by the remaining to cooperate in any way with the new President. They put on their pussy hats and through a snit in the very streets.

Comey himself had a very questionable role in the election releasing potentially damaging information concerning Hillary Clinton. The timing was suspicious. Clinton was accused of much more damning activities than Trump is being accused of but that has been swept under the rug. She is a Liberal.

So, while investigations have been going on for months and months now with absolutely no show of conclusive evidence, or indeed, any evidence at all, Congress chose to call a hearing at which the star witness was the FBI head who had already come up with nothing hence had nothing to report and in fact reported nothing.

So, really, what we have here is a show trial after the Soviet fashion. Also what we have here are essentially fictional narratives meant to amuse and entertain.   Just before his appearance, Mr. Comey released publicly a seven page propaganda paper he titled: Statement For The Record: Senate Select Committee On Intelligence.

Mr. Comey opens his short story, for that’s what it is, with the words:

Quote:

I was asked to testify today to describe to you of interactions with President-elect and President Trump on subjects that I understand are of interest to you. I have not included every detail from my conversations with the President, but to the best of my recollections I have tried to include information that may be relevant to the Committee.

Unquote.

Reading this one comes to the conclusion that this meeting has no other relevance than perhaps a discussion of the Pres.’ personal habits. Trumpian curiosities. In other words, the Committee is frivolous. Isn’t the real intent of the hearing to see if the Pres. is somehow criminally lacking. Comey is the man who is conducting this investigation to find Trump criminally liable for something, anything; the Committee doesn’t care what just so long as they can get rid of him. They think his election is a fluke and therefore doesn’t count.

And then Comey advises that he has carefully edited his testimony. To give his edits credibility, apparently knowing that one day he was to be called to testify something about the Pres. he ‘took notes.’ Apparently Comey’s conversation with the Pres. was so far beyond Comey’s experience, and he is a man who should have seen everything, that:

Quote:

To ensure accuracy I began to type (the conversation) up on a laptop in an FBI vehicle outside Trump Tower the moment I walked out of the meeting.

Unquote.

Hmm. An FBI vehicle outside Trump Tower? Was Comey wired? Was the FBI vehicle a surveillance truck? Hmm. Does the FBI have tapes of this meeting. That might be illegal.

Sure, there are enough weasel words in those comments that mean Comey has effectively said nothing. He has determined what the Committee wants to hear and presumably selected the most juicy passages throwing the rest of the edits on the cutting room floor. I wonder if Mr. Comey has ever been to law school where he would learn to talk in circles?

Now, Mr. Comey works direct for Mr. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s personally selected Attorney General and Mr. Sessions reports directly to Pres. Trump. Whatever information that Mr. Comey uncovers should have been made aware to AG Sessions. Was it? And, if not, why not? Sessions in his turn should have reported to the Pres.

But Mr. Comey does not speak through his boss Sessions. No. He says instead:

Quote:

The IC (Intelligence Community) thought it important for a variety of reasons, to alert the incoming President to the existence of this material, even though it was salacious and unverified.

Unquote.

I see, what we have is water cooler talk, a rumor jest and smirk. In fact, the story that Trump pissed on a prostitute in Moscow several years ago. One imagines the Committee members smiling inwardly at their recollection of the rumor.

As morally reprehensible as pissing on prostitutes may be, as a sexual perversion it is fairly common, even has a name: Golder Shower. And when it comes to minor sexual perversions, let the innocent stand up.

Wow, isn’t the country overjoyed by Trump’s exposure. (smirk, smirk, allusion intended.)

Now, perhaps I’m wrong but the FBI’s jurisdiction doesn’t extend to Russia. CIA maybe, but not the FBI. Yet, Mr. Comey was asked, not by AG Sessions but the Director of National Intelligence to deliver these remarks to the Pres. ‘because the material implicated the FBI’s counter-intelligence responsibilities. Oh.

And Mr. Comey said, holding up his right hand, this is the carefully edited selective truth, so help me God.

So, then, Peggy Noonan of the WSJ examines Mr. Comey’s selected and edited testimony. Now, remember, Comey is no callow youth. As Peggy describes him:

Quote:

Whatever Mr. Comey’s reputation, and it’s mixed- an intelligent accomplished professional who is plenty slick; state-of-the-art Beltway operator with an image of integrity, yet trailed with suspicions of slight smarm- he’s a careful man.

Unquote.

Then Peg quotes Comey’s relation of the face to face meeting on January 27, 2017 a week into Trump’s term of office when it might be said he is feeling his way in his new surroundings. Already under extreme attack, rioting in the streets, hateful MSM media coverage, Trump knows it’s going to be a tough haul. Comey has had a questionable record prior to the election. Sitting on this side of the screen I had to ask myself what Comey was doing? What was his agenda? Which side was he on? His own?

Wouldn’t it be reasonable then for Trump to want to get a feel for where Comey was coming from? We have Comey’s version of what he’s seeing in Trump but we don’t have Trump’s idea of what he’s seeing in Comey’s behavior. The other side always gives balance. What Trump does already know is that the civil service is up in arms against him, rabid Democratic Senators and Congressmen are obstructing every move he makes, if he jaywalks the MSM reports it as a major crime. So is Comey working for him or against him?

The Pres. levels with Comey, according to Comey’s notes written down later when he has time to compose a narrative, the Pres. says: ‘I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.’ Right! Who doesn’t? Damn right, he doesn’t need a smiling back-stabber; which is Comey, he wants to know, staring at him intently to capture his reaction.

This man of the world, Comey, this state-of-the-art Beltway operator, is struck dumb by Trump’s desire to know if he is going to back stab him or not. Well, my God, Comey is speaking to Trump, the Liberals idea of the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler. Why wouldn’t Comey come to the conclusion that Trump was asking for a Hitlerian loyalty oath, hey? It doesn’t seem he was to me, but what was Comey’s reaction to the simple statement of fact. Why, Comey this Beltway operator was struck dumb. This so far exceeded anything Comey had seen or heard deep in the Swamp of DC: ‘I didn’t move, speak, or change my facial expression (No! He was a deer caught in the headlights) in any way during the awkward silence (getting a little purple here) that followed. We simply looked at each other in silence.’

Does anyone with experience and sense believe Comey’s reaction? I don’t. Trump didn’t ask for criminal collusion as Comey implies, he wanted to know if Comey was a back stabber. All Comey had to say was I do my job without fear or favor from anyone. I will deal with you with integrity. I will not be influenced by the hatred that I know surrounds you. I am not your man but I will protect your administration from any unlawful assaults. You will have no reason to find fault with me.’

Bingo! That’s it. What does Comey do, he says and I mean I do not believe him, that he froze in the headlights. Some Beltway operator.

Peggy runs through the right or wrong arguments through the rest of the article. Then gives away the farm. She says:

Quote:

Then again, a conservative intellectual with small town roots wrote, during the testimony, that he thought this might be a break point, a moment when Trump’s supporters would listen close and think he’s not so much like them, and not so different from the swamp he means to drain. I myself don’t know.

Unquote.

Let me help you, Peg, didn’t you describe Comey as smarmy and slick at the beginning of your article? Didn’t you say he was a state-of-the-art Beltway operator? Do you not think us small town rubes saw that immediately? Trump is doing his best against terrific odds and that is clear to everyone but Trump’s enemies. No, we are not breaking, the deal hasn’t gone down, he may not survive the beatdown but he would still be a better man than all the people in the Swamp for all that.

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.

Some Idle Chatter Concerning The National Enquirer

Some Idle Chatter Concerning

The National Enquirer

by

R.E. Prindle

 

Probably everyone is familiar with the National Enquirer from standing in line at the grocery store checkout stands idly looking over the top magazines. Sure to catch your eye with their sensational headlines was the NE. Nowadays it’s a fairly respectable magazine compared to their glory days when they came up with most improbable, impossible, sensational stories ever conceived by the mind of man. Of course, the literally minded especially were repelled.

I enjoyed it. Who’s kidding who; I grew up in the fifties, that golden age of sci-fi and I immersed myself in it both in print and film. Not only sci-fi but goof-fi in the ridiculous Mad Magazine. By the time the NE came along my mind had been trained to live in this universe and a couple parallel ones. I could handle any alternate reality and keep them all separate. I was one of the urban spacemen. Alternate realities were my stock in trade. And then, the NE came along. Oh boy. It was almost heaven. Tales from some undiscovered crypt. King Tut’s discovered tomb compared as nothing.

These days, like I said, the NE is almost respectable. The stuff inside is as true as any other newspaper, maybe truer. The only good news is that they still have that sensational style of relating prosaic stories. As time goes by, of course, they need something new and in President Trump they have found it.

I don’t know when they began but for the last several issues the Pres. Has been the feature story on the cover. The stories are still sensational but disappointingly true. They all check out and they have better sources for info than the NYT and Washington Post. Those fake newsers have been seen picking themselves up from the mire after having been run over by the NE.

The current 4/3/17 issue is a humdinger. It tackles the Russian spy issue used in the attempt to discredit President Trump. Plus, the info is concise, to the point and seemingly accurate. One wonders where they got their stuff. I’ve got an idea; there’s a White House leak and the NE’s Deep Throat is undoubtedly the President himself. I mean, he is no fool.

Consider that he is a native New Yorker, albeit from the outer boroughs, while, I believe, having been the subject of exposes in the NE over the years.   He’s always been good copy. The Donald, as he then was, has famously said that when you’re punched, punch back. What better weapon than your own propaganda paper on the same level as the Times and Post?

The articles are always favorable, even mildly laudatory, to the Pres. So given his NYC upbringing there is no reason that he shouldn’t personally know the owners and/or editors. There’s a natural reciprocity there: the NE gets exclusive stories and the Pres. Gets the favorable publicity, or propaganda, he needs.

The anti-Trump papers announce that there are Russian spies in the government as though since the election the Pres. Invited them in. As there are Russian spies in the government now, then, they were there under Obama, under Bush, under Clinton and under all the presidents since FDR who did invite them in. While it is difficult to see what harm they have caused since Gorbachev threw in the towel under FDR they did cause major damage.

Of course, during FDR’s time the Liberals thought Russian spies were a good thing. When they were exposed the howling denials could be heard all the way to the Volga. The careers of those who exposed the infiltration, Martin Dies, Parnell Thomas, and Joe McCarthy were absolutely destroyed, their names made anathema. If there had been a way to eliminate the names it would have been done.

Today when Russian spies can do little damage all of a sudden instead of being a blessing they are a curse. What changed the Russian character? The present head of Russia and not Soviet Union, is not a Communist. That’s the difference. No, he is a conservative. Trump is a conservative. Bad, bad. Putin’s bad; Trump’s bad. My bad. Conservatives bad.

Don’t know why. While our interests differed back in the Stalin days, in these Putin days our interests converge. It appears from the NE article to be true that Flynn was at least acting as an unregistered foreign agent, which was meaningless back in the old Red Star days, for Putin there is no evidence that the Flynn betrayed US interests. He was trying to further them. The fact is Russia is not our enemy. We are morphing into the same ideological stance. One that preserves the identity, culture and civilization of Euroamerica, the West.

That is a good thing. Something to be desired. Something beautiful created over four thousand years and more. Something of value not to be lightly discarded.

The amazing thing would be if the NE turned into a daily national paper to rival the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. The Post, by the way, is owned by Jeff Bezos of amazon.com. I’m only intuiting this but it begins more and more to appear that Bezos picked up the Post to further his own political ambitions. The Presidency is Bezos last frontier after he stocks every American household with their goods.

Sometime after the next two years or so Bezos will probably declare for 2020. If it should turn out to be Bezos and the Washington Post vs. President Trump and the National Enquirer wouldn’t that be something? I’m all for it. Go, Donald Trump; go National Enquirer.

A Discussion Of Crispin Sartwell: How We Got This Way

How We Got This Way

A Discussion Of Crispin Sartwell’s

The Postmodern Intellectual Roots

Of Today’s Campus Mobs.

by

R.E. Prindle

 

The major problem in discussing today’s political affairs is dealing with the authoritarian position of the Liberals as to the indisputable certainty of their views. They are so certain that they are willing to use physical violence to enforce this view on everyone. One is reminded of the Communist Soviet Union of the 1920s and 30s.

Crispin Sartwell examines the development of this state of mind in the above referenced essay. Unfortunately the essay appeared in the Wall Street Journal of 3/25/17 and the Journal’s policy prevents its republication; hence no link.

Sartwell attributes the attitude’s rise to what he calls ‘the second great era of speech repression in academia.’ Apparently his professor, Richard Rorty was instrumental in propagating the attitude. In 1998 Rorty published his views in book form: Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought In Twentieth Century America.

Sartwell quotes Rorty, ‘objectivity is a matter of intersubjective consensus among human beings, not of accurate representation of something nonhuman.’ A perhaps interesting opinion but that leaves us with the task of explaining what ‘intersubjective consensus’ is and how it is to be obtained. We’re dealing with a lot of alchemical air here in which subjective thought is transmuted into objective thought by being shared by humans and Rorty means the whole of humanity. To me it sounds like something along the lines of J.G. Jung’s ‘collective unconscious’ in which the racial subconscious is somehow transmitted from generation to generation, and just as subjective.

What it amounts to is that a number of ‘human beings’ get together and agree to agree that something is so whether it is or is not and having once ‘objectified’ their subjectivity by agreeing with other they are willing to punish anyone who disturbs their pleasant utopian fantasy. In other words, twenty-first century Communism by another name with new terminology by a collectivity promoting their unsubstantiated viewpoint.

Something like Des Cartes: I think, therefore I am. While this formula takes the young by storm and they go around repeating it as though irrefutable truth actually I am therefor I think is more logical. A thought requires a thinker to think it not the other way around. I am, therefore I think.

Thus adherents to Rorty’s viewpoint having devised this reformulation of Communism have set about to impose their utopia by force.

Rorty condemns any opposition as heretical:

It is doubtful whether the current critics of the universities who are called ‘conservative intellectuals’ deserve this description, for intellectuals are supposed to be aware of, and speak to issues of social justice.

So, the ‘intersubjective consensus’ controls the narrative while determining the rules of the game. We may understand ‘social justice’ to be the Party line and any deviants don’t the name of ‘intellectuals’ or thinkers. To the outer darkness with them.

And then Sartwell says: ‘By that logic it is defensible to eliminate such people from graduate programs, to deny them tenure, even to shout them down.’

Yea, verily, even to beat them up, prevent their entry to campus and deny them voice. Eventually to murder them as the Soviet Communists did to dissenters in the nineteen twenties and thirties.

Thus, we have the attitude towards President Trump in which any objective view that looks outward at the object instead of inward at wishes is denied validity. One doesn’t describe the situation per se but the utopian, that is the Communist political correct diktat.

The real problem with President Trump and the Liberals then is not Donald Trump himself but the fact that he denies the ‘the intersubjective consensus’ viewpoint. He points derisively at the naked emperor. This cannot be tolerated by them. He must be impeached before he opens his mouth.

During the campaign then you saw criminal violence committed against the Trump voter. Many were beaten fairly seriously while the disruption of Trump’s rallies was so severe that his Chicago rally was cancelled by the Communist mayor for ‘fear that Trump’s rally would cause rioting.’ That shows how violent these people are prepared to be supported by the authorities. Of course the rioting and burning of cars after the inauguration confirms this. Other examples…but they are well known.

Let us hope the President can defuse this situation without having to resort to equally repressive measures. Let us just say that the Liberals are tempting fate.