There was a long tradition of Democratic Presidential candidates starting their post convention campaign drive with a rousing speech to Union men and women in Detroit on Labor day. Hillary is missing in action in 2016. The reasons why Hillary dares not go to Detroit will teach us all we need to know about our lack of 2016 election choices.
Above is Detroit today. Below is Detroit when Democrats went there on Labor Day to showcase what they had done for working people and brag about what they will do when they win the next election.
President Harry Truman addressed union leaders and the rank and file at Cadillac Square in Detroit on Labor Day in 1948. He cited both the gains working people had made and the contributions they made to making America a wealthier nation. In those days Americans had jobs and made things. President Kennedy addressed the crowds at Cadillac Square on Labor Day in 1960. Today we have 30 million government federal, state and local workers if you count contractors. But we only have 12.3 million manufacturing workers. That is a ratio of 2.4 government employees per wealth producing manufacturing worker. There are 3 million working in mining and agriculture so really we have almost twice as many people living off the fruits of the labor of others as those who actually physically produce everything we consume.
I recently read in Zero Hedge that 26 million American adults who work and have children have to skip meals. In a decent society we would try to do something to help those people. Hillary and the leadership of what passes for the Democratic party want to lower their wages and raise their taxes so they can add to the suffering of the poor. Hillary wants unlimited immigration so the political process in America will never work again. People are beginning to figure that out which explains a lot.
Where did the Democrats go wrong? How did they disconnect from their voters?
Wassily Leontief won a Nobel Prize in Economics. He developed a model of the physical US economy that described how the outputs of one industry became the inputs of another. Basic extractive industries yielded iron and coal which produced steel. And the steel in turn became an input for the automakers. Scholars concluded was that American wages were high because the US could extract abundant natural resources and use highly skilled labor to produce finished products like cars and washing machines.
But the Elite did not like that picture of an idyllic workers’ paradise. By flooding the country with immigrants, they were able to push wages down. America was supposed to lower wages even further every time they added a million immigrants so we could compete for the purchase of imported raw materials that had previously been abundant. Before the population was greatly increase after WW II we did not have to buy oil and a lot of other things from overseas.
America’s Jewish population probably tripled between 1930 and 1960. Instead of making things with our hands we became a nation run by Financiers, lawyers, politicians, college professors, Foundations, Lobbyists and media personalities.
Ayn Rand described the modern world very well back in 1957:
“You may know society is doomed when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you; [and] when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice.”
Since Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich passed NAFTA (North American Free Trade Act), the US lost 57,000 manufacturing plants but added 55 million people through legal and illegal immigration. We have over 3,100 counties with an average population of 100,000 people each. We lost about 17 manufacturing plants in the average county.
Don’t worry your little head. The Elite had a solution to that nasty unemployment problem. Just add workers like crazy to the the federal, state and local government payrolls. The total number of government workers went from 4 million in 1940 to 30 million today if you count contractors.
But you respond, “how can we afford to pay the salary, benefits and retirements of those tens of millions of people?
The Elite had an answer for that.
We can run budget deficits. Deficits are good because the workers pay interest on government bonds even though the Bankers created the money to buy the bonds out of thin air. As William Paterson told the Parliament in 1694, “The Bank of England hath the benefit of interest on money it creates out of nothing.”
Remember, we were supposed to lower wages every time we added a million people to America’s population. Voters were not willing to take semi-annual pay cuts.
And the Elite had an answer for that too. Henry Kissinger created the Petrodollar. The Arabs and OPEC agreed to quadruple the price of oil and to invest their surplus profits in the New York stock and bond markets. By buying US Treasury bonds, the Saudis and their friends did two things. First, they financed the the US budget deficit. Second, they appeared to eliminate (temporarily) our trade deficit. Americans were able to buy German and Japanese cars because those two nations imported oil which was only to be sold in dollars. And we printed dollars like crazy so we were buying cars, electronics food and everything else for free.
Introducing the Kissinger corollary: If you sell your oil for any currency other than the dollar, we will bomb your country after we have declared you to be a war criminal. Ask the Libyans and the Iraqis about the wisdom of refusing to pay protection to Wall Street by selling only in dollars. Dollars pay interest to the Banks. People who do not want to become a Debt Slave to the New York and London banks need to die and have Hillary cackle while saying, “We came. We saw. He died.”
The only problem is that Hillary’s campaign is going to hell along with the plans Wall Street made for 2017. Dr Steve Pieczenik, Tom Clancy’s business partner, said recently we are not to worry about WW III. The US Military and Intelligence services will not allow Obama or Hillary or anyone else to start a nuclear war with Russia or China.
There are only two problems remaining. First, that the Elite could release a series of plagues to wipe out 90% of the world’s population. I don’t think the professional soldiers will allow that. There is no country on earth where the Uber Rich can hide from the US military, our allies and the people around the world who are sick and tired of their Banker Occupation government..
Second, the economy will definitely collapse. When, not if, that happens, 120 million Americans will not be able to feed themselves. There will be Nationwide Food Riots and a Civil War or really a Race War. Latinos killing blacks, blacks and Latinos killing whites. and impoverished people killing their neighbors who had stored food.
That fate can be easily avoided by Debt Cancellation which will stop any Depression. Just arrest the Bankers, seize their assets and use that money to fund Debt Cancellation. All problems solved. Bankers and their friends would be permanently removed from power. Just pass laws creating a non-interest bearing currency like President Lincoln’s Greenbacks and make government debt illegal.