“Every country is renewed out of the ranks of the unknown, not out of the ranks of those already famous and powerful and in control.” — Woodrow Wilson in 1913
Inspiring — and when you change the word “renewed” to “destroyed” — it’s still true.
What are you doing with your time and money?
Chances are, you’re betraying an English-speaking democracy and you’re killing your own flesh-and-blood.
Have a nice day.
“U.S. Trade Deficit in Manufactures Surges by 19% in the Second Quarter, Chinese Surplus Up by 9%”
- The deficit is heading toward $600 billion this year, or about half the size of domestic production, while most major Asian and European competitors are pursuing an export-led growth strategy centered on the technology-intensive manufacturing sector, with the United States playing a largely passive role as importer of last resort.
“Euro area international trade in goods surplus €16.8 bn”
- June 2014 gave a €16.8 billion surplus, compared with +€15.7 bn in June 2013.
“U.S. Exports Pivot Away from Asian Markets”
- The need to pivot U.S. defense strategy toward Asia to balance the growing Chinese military capability has received much attention, but what are the geopolitical implications of the rapidly growing Chinese trade and related investment engagement in the region, as Chinese exports rise from tripling toward quadrupling U.S. exports? Something for geopolitical experts to ponder.
Ignorantia legis neminem excusat.
Never much wiggle room here, and by simply adding the word “economic” — Ignorance of the economic law excuses no one — there’s even less.
In the time it took you to read this message, your English-speaking democracy lost another $2,000,000 to the Chinese Communist Party — in trade deficits alone — and substantially more when reckoned in terms of freedom or grandchildren.
Again, have a nice convenient day.
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“There’s Something Wrong With Me” — FFC #1098 of July 23, 2014
This essay isn’t about Nazis, but I can’t think of a better way to begin.
If something defies logic, then maybe there’s a reason. Nobody can solve an emotional puzzle with logic, intellect.
(Haven’t you ever loved a person you swore must be crazy?)
I’ve known lots of people who, when they were young children, and learning about themselves from old children, learned and memorized this:
“There’s something wrong with me.”
There you have it. They were wrong, of course, but there you have it anyway.
The shrinks might call it “low self-esteem” but it’s our country’s biggest problem. Every compulsion and addiction — from overeating to serial murder — is rooted in this fundamental self-hatred.
Every exploitation and vulnerability, too. How often do we make a purchase decision — or otherwise socially conform — to avoid the feeling, deeply subconscious, that “there’s something wrong with me”?
A hundred years ago, the typical German household was not what we Americans would think of as kid-friendly. Humiliated German children grew into adult Nazis who saw themselves — their defective and vulnerable childhood selves — in their Jewish victims. They symbolically exterminated their childhood selves, and thus completed the work of their childhood authority figures.
I know too many self-hating Americans — mostly good people of low self-esteem — who see themselves in their own children and grandchildren.
They are wrong, of course, but there you have it — and the reason their behavior defies logic.