Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.
The sorts that speak for the Biden administration have cheerfully touted “record job growth.” Sadly for Americans dealing with the on-the-ground reality of the Democrats’ “new economy,” this “record job growth” is all to easily explained and it’s not good.
Yeah, various Democrat politicians misuse their authority in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and in self-serving, Trump-hating furtherance of their COVID-19 panicdemic to shutdown 43% of small businesses and caused the remainder to he businesses reported having reduced their active employment by 39%. Now, with businesses being able to reopen, of course there’s record job growth, not that we’ve reached pre-panicdemic levels of labor participation.
Yeah, “record job growth” my ass. It might be technically true, but it’s a lie to say it’s anything more than what it is.
Paul Klugman, Nobel laureate economist, and deeply entrenched and enriched pundit has always been an arrogant git who loved to lambast and excoriate any critics of globalism – what his school of economics called “Global Capitalism” – as fools and their fears as silly. His position, defended from on high, was that we should not worry about it. He said that unrestricted trade will have, at the very most, only a very minor negative impact on our people’s prosperity and posterity.
Well, that was then and this is now. Klugman has finally admitted that the large number of people whom he thought didn’t understand macroeconomics very well and who were silly were right and he and his fellow Globalist Keynesians were utterly and totally wrong.
To make a long and convoluted story short and – possibly overly – simple: Despite vast numbers of people warning otherwise, Klugman and his fellow travelers both fervently believed that manufacturing moving to Third World nations, e.g., China, would perforce raise wages in those countries, thereby raising the costs of the manufactured goods close enough to those domestically produced so as not to upheave the market greatly. They also grossly underestimated how much and how often corporations would take advantage of both the amazingly low-cost labor pools and tax benefits of such off-shored manufacturing.
In other words, Klugman and Co. arrogantly derided those people who warned them of what globalism would cause and they were completely wrong in doing so. Those “silly” fears turned out to be not so silly after all.
The Biden-Harris campaign wants voters to buy into the fiction that they’re for the little guy and not for Big Business, despite their campaign being funded and supported by Hollywood, Big Tech, and a plethora of really big money donors. But then, that’s the standard Democrat campaign model, i.e., the standard, oft-repeated lie that they try to sell the voters in every single election.
No! The one who is rather ironically the candidate “for the little guy” is the billionaire, President Donald Trump. His policies have been largely targeted at improving their lot in life, and have shown more than a little success. Of course, that is either unreported, misreported, or called racist, populist, and/or nationalist by both the Dems and their media shills.
To further that irony to levels of absurdity that can only be reached in American politics, this all simply means that Biden is a normal, professional, establishment politician – Democrat or Republican – and President Trump is the statistical outlier who represents “Hope and Change!” 😆
With the increasingly polarized and violent contention over “reopening” America – i.e., easing or removing the various “Lock Downs” – it’s quite apt to say that everyone in Kung Flu Fighting.
Yeah, this pandemic has been a dream come for the various wannabe tin pot dictators that have been allowed into power across our nations. They’re loving the power it gives them, especially since they can claim that they’re just serving the greater good.
And no; I sincerely doubt that these paroxysms of tyranny are part of some deep plan or that they’re, for the most part, even consciously based in the desire for authoritarian power. No, this is the worse thing, the desire to “do what’s right” for the proles and others that need to managed, controlled, and protected from themselves for their own good and the good of their fellows.
That’s why both these tyrannical pseudo-parents and their ever-dutiful media have framed the lockdowns and other curtailments of liberty as something that must be done in order to protect others. It makes it so that anyone who doesn’t abide by these restrictions can be framed as a public enemy.
And, to make matters sadder and to increase the scope of the Kung Flu Fighting, there’s plenty within our borders – mostly but not entirely Democrats and Likely Democrats – who seem to be more than OK with these infringements upon the People’s liberty and basic rights.
But why are they OK with this? Honestly, I don’t know. There’s a host of possible reasons for it, both conscious and unconscious, ranging from derangement-based hatred of President Trump and everyone who supports him, through schadenfreude, and on to honest fear their lives and the lives of their loved ones. Judging which combination of those is behind anyone’s position is far beyond me.
And so the Kung Flu Fighting will continue and escalate.
That’s the blessed truth! The uphill battle that the Democrats face going into the 2020 elections is the growing and greatening American economy under- and somewhat because of President Trump. It’s really hard to successfully oust a POTUS who is actually doing what the American people say that the President should be both doing and focusing upon.
Then, I’m pretty sure that those running the Democrat Party both know this and expected the problem from the get-go. Such knowledge and expectation would explain their ongoing coup attempts through means both outside the law and the electorate.