Sex is like anything else in life~as any girl can readily attest~when sex becomes your job~it ceases to have any kick to it~

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Racehorse extrodinaire~~Alydar~~

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 What follows is a book review about a racehorse who had sex so often~~it~~quite literally~~killed him~~my surmise is that he derived little to zero pleasure from sex.~~

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I am not competent to say if or no animals derive pleasure from sex–or if it’s all instinct with them but I can say that I know for certain that~~

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As any girl can readily attest~~sex is like anything else in life~~when it becomes your job~~it ceases to have any kick to it~~

Sex it up~~Sex ’till you can’t stand up~~Sex ’till you die~~

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Book Review of Wild Ride~~@8.5.2013~~

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Alydar was one of the premier race horses and stud horses of our lifetimes.~~

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A magnificent racing thrill, in the breeding shed after his career, he ginned out more Grouped winners than anyone of recent memory~~save Seattle Slew.~~

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His life was tragic as he became a shattered chess piece in a sordid game of bait and switch and physical abuse as a stallion.~~

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Gorgeous Calumet Stables~~beloved to all in the business had fallen into the most disreputable of hands~~men desperate to both steal money and to keep one step ahead of a fast approaching racing authority.~~

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In her wonderful book, Wild Ride, Ann Auerbach captures both the beauty and savagery of the highest level of the thoroughbred racing business~an enterprise very little known to outsiders not born to it.~~

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Auerbach likewise knows very well the breeding side of the business–a still more terrifying, rarefied and ruthless enterprise than is the racing sport itself.~~

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It can be said with alacrity~but in no sense jocularly~that the stallion Alydar~~died from too much sex.~~

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That may sound to many readers as the ideal way to leave this orb but sex is like anything else~~

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If you have to do it all the time~~it’s work~~and nobody likes to work~~not man~~not beast~~

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John Daniel Begg~~

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Alydar in his horror called~~retired to stud duty~

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Today, Mr Patrick Barron joins us to discuss the inflationary end-game he sees America heading into~as before did Weimar Germany and present-day Rhodesia~

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It is true that things in Rhodesia today very much mirror conditions in Weimar, Germany~~
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To me Mr. Barron, the wanton actions of the American central Bank, on the monetary side of the net~~and America’s politically driven~~equally profligate~~behaviour on the fiscal side of our national ledger, appear~~after now 5 years going, to have generated absolutely no inflation at all~~which is counter-intuitive~~~but for this consideration~~
 
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As long as the American dollar remains the world’s reserve currency, we can print as much money as we like without any ramifications whatsoever~~
 
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How long will the party go on~~I think for an indefinite period~~as there is no alternative, competing, reserve currency~~and, as there must be such a currency~~until a competitor comes along, well~~we’re it~~
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 Mr Barron disagrees with me and his~~most welcome~~comments follow~~now~~
 
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This essay, written by Patrick Barron, was originally published by the Ludwig von Mises Institute on Jan. 13.

Hyperinflation leads to the complete breakdown in the demand for a currency, which means simply that no one wishes to hold it. Everyone wants to get rid of that kind of money as fast as possible. Prices, denominated in the hyper-inflated currency, suddenly and dramatically go through the roof. The most famous examples, although there are many others, are Germany in the early 1920s and Zimbabwe just a few years ago. German Reichsmarks and Zim dollars were printed in million and even trillion unit denominations.

We may scoff at such insanity and assume that America could never suffer from such an event. We are modern. We know too much. Our monetary leaders are wise and have unprecedented power to prevent such an awful outcome.

Think again.

Our monetary leaders do not understand the true nature of money and banking; thus, they advocate monetary expansion as the cure for every economic ill. The multiple quantitative easing programs perfectly illustrate this mindset. Furthermore, our monetary leaders actually advocate a steady increase in the price level, what is popularly known as inflation. Any perceived reduction in the inflation rate is seen as a potentially dangerous deflationary trend, which must be countered by an increase in the money supply, a reduction in interest rates, and/or quantitative easing. So an increase in inflation will be viewed as success, which must be built upon to ensure that it continues. This mindset will prevail even when inflation runs at extremely high rates.

Like previous hyperinflations throughout time, the actions that produce an American hyperinflation will be seen as necessary, proper, patriotic, and ethical; just as they were seen by the monetary authorities in Weimar Germany and modern Zimbabwe. Neither the German nor the Zimbabwean monetary authorities were willing to admit that there was any alternative to their inflationist policies. The same will happen in America.

The most likely trigger to hyperinflation is an increase in prices following a loss of confidence in the dollar overseas and its repatriation to our shores. Committed to a low interest rate policy, our monetary authorities will dismiss the only legitimate option to printing more money — allowing interest rates to rise. Only the noninflationary investment by the public in government bonds would prevent a rise in the price level, but such an action would trigger a recession. This necessary and inevitable event will be vehemently opposed by our government, just as it has been for several years to this date.

Instead, the government will demand and the Fed will acquiesce in even further expansions to the money supply via direct purchases of these government bonds, formerly held by our overseas trading partners. This will produce even higher levels of inflation, of course. Then, in order to prevent the loss of purchasing power by politically connected groups, the government will print even more money to fund special payouts to these groups. For example, government will demand that Social Security beneficiaries get their automatic increases; likewise for the quarter of the population getting disability benefits. Military and government employee pay will be increased. Funding for government cost-plus contracts will ratchet up. As the dollar drops in value overseas, local purchases by our overextended military will cost more in dollar terms (as the dollar buys fewer units of the local currencies), necessitating an emergency increase in funding. Of course, such action is necessary, proper, patriotic, and ethical.

Other Federal employee sectors like air traffic controllers and the TSA workers will likely threaten to go on strike and block access to air terminal gates unless they get a pay increase to restore the purchasing power of their now meager salaries.

State and local governments will also be under stress to increase the pay of their public safety workers or suffer strikes which would threaten social chaos. Not having the ability to increase taxes or print their own money, the Federal government will be asked to step in and print more money to placate the police and firemen. Doing so will be seen as necessary, proper, patriotic, and ethical.

Each round of money printing eventually feeds back into the price system, creating demand for another round of money printing … and another … and another, with each successive increase larger than the previous one, as is the nature of foolishly trying to restore money’s purchasing power with even more money. The law of diminishing marginal utility applies to money as it does to all goods and services. The political and social pressure to print more money to prevent a loss of purchasing power by the politically connected and government workers will be seen as absolutely necessary, proper, patriotic, and ethical.

Many will not survive. Just as in Weimar Germany, the elderly who are retired on the fruits of a lifetime of savings will find themselves impoverished to the point of despair. Suicides among the elderly will be common. Prostitution will increase, as one’s body becomes the only saleable resource for many. Guns will disappear from gun shops, if not through panic buying then by outright theft by armed gangs, many of whom may be your previously law-abiding neighbors.

Businesses will be vilified for raising prices. Goods will disappear from the market as producer revenue lags behind the increase in the cost of replacement resources. Government’s knee-jerk solution is to impose wage and price controls, which simply drive the remaining goods and services from the white market to the gangster-controlled black market. Some will sit out the insanity. Better to build inventory than sell it at a loss. Better still to close up shop and wait out the insanity. So government does the necessary, proper, patriotic, and ethical thing: it prints even more money and prices increase still more.

The money you have become accustomed to using and saving eventually becomes worthless; it no longer serves as a medium of exchange. No one will accept it. Yet the government continues to print it in ever greater quantities and attempts to force the citizens to accept it. Our military forces overseas cannot purchase food or electrical power with their now worthless dollars. They become a real danger to the local inhabitants, most of whom are unarmed. The US takes emergency steps to evacuate dependents back to the States. It even considers abandoning our bases and equipment and evacuating our uniformed troops when previously friendly allies turn hostile.

And yet the central bank continues to print money. Politically-connected constituents demand that it do so, and it is seen as the absolutely necessary, proper, patriotic, and ethical thing to do.

Patrick Barron is a private consultant in the banking industry. He teaches in the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and teaches Austrian economics at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, where he lives with his wife of 40 years.~~

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German play dough 1928~~Kids and money~~what can Mummy do?~~

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I thank our Mr Barron~~for his presentation today~~

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~~The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 


 
Non Sibi~~
 
Finis Origine Pendet~
 
 ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

Rejoice and Glad!!

Amen~~

 

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Egbert Roscoe Murrow was born April 25, 1908 at Polecat Creek, near Greensboro,[2] in Guilford County, North Carolina, the son of Roscoe C. Murrow and Ethel F. (née Lamb) Murrow. His parents were Quakers.~~
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~~All men have their vices and Mr Murrow died of his principal vice~~and lifetime companion~~all good courtesy of his ubiquitous~~cigarette~~27th April, 1965~~
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We gaze out the frosted windows of the Winter Palace onto the bustling men of Washington~~members all~~in good standing~~of the latter-day Lernaean Hydra~~serving dutifully the whims of their masters in The Party in this latest iteration of America’s Harvest of Shames~~the 2014 migratory mess called~~with appropriate disingenuity~~by these men ~~

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~~Immigration reform~~

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In Greek mythology, the Lernaean Hydra (Greek: Λερναία Ύδρα) was an ancient serpent-like water monster, with reptilian traits (as its name evinces), that possessed many heads — the poets mention more heads than the vase-painters could paint, and for each head cut off it grew two more — and poisonous breath and blood so virulent even its tracks were deadly.[1] The Hydra of Lerna was killed byHercules as the second of his Twelve Labours.

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We sigh and watch our frigid breathe~~for The Palace~~as the city Herself this night~~is cold and foreboding.~~
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Soon, all heads of the  Lernaean Hydra will vote out immigration reform to serve the needs of one head of the Hydra~~called Democrats~~who cynically desire an endless power base among the impoverished Mexicans they pretend to care for~~and from our own Republican Hydra~~whose rich businessmen owners cold-heartedly seek yet more slave labour at the expense of the already economically decimated American poor man.~~
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Mr. Edward R. Murrow was a brave reporter and a good one~~no silly news girl was Edward~~there is naught like him today.~~
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Mr. Edward R. Murrow was a communist and yet his chronicle of The Harvest of Shame concerning the seasonal slavery of the Mexican migrants in California’s Imperial Valley was a tempestuous masterpiece of real reporting on a subject of true American horror.~~
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Watch Americans~~and be horrified~~be shamed~~as~~
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~~Terrible as Edward R. Murrow’s biting commentary about the Mexicans of 1960 was~~it is far, far less the horrific than that now soon to be visited upon the Americans themselves by our Lernaean Hydra at Washington this winter~~called~~
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Shamelessly so~~
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Immigration reform~~
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Watch, listen, think, my dears~~
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The Palace endorses for all viewers this epic work of Mr. Edward R. Murrow~~
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~~The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~
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~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
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~~La crema y nata~~

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~~Artista de la conquista~

 

Yours~~

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USA
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~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 


 
Non Sibi~~
 
Finis Origine Pendet~
 
 ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

Rejoice and Glad!!

Amen~~

 

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Winston Churchill once said, “I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.” Throughout his life, from his time a journalist to his years as the British Prime Minister, a bottle of booze was never far from Churchill’s side. The wartime leader was notorious for his love of a drink. He is said to have drunk hock, a type of wine, with breakfast. Churchill would then amp up with alcohol intake during the day. At meal times the booze flowed freely. He was known to drink both champagne and brandy at lunch and dinner. Churchill would often joke about his alcohol intake. He once told the King of Saudi Arabia that his absolute rule of life required drinking before, during, and after meals.~~

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The American hangover soon to come to Washington~~will be as brutal as a hangover can be~~

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We thank our Mr Morici today for his interesting and compelling note to us~~while we do not think Mr Morici goes far enough or gets close enough to the core message that the opposition to the craven gaucheries of Washington today ought adopt, Mr Morici makes a good start.

We think however that those of us in opposition ought advocate for a President who simply does these things~~upon this premise~~

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That a man who has never held any office will win office in a massive landslide if~~he simply sticks to this platform alone~~

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~~The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~personally and directly~~
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And that~~
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~~The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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 And that~~beyond that~~The new President will~~Leave the people the hell alone~~

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Obamacare Train Wreck Could Derail US Recovery

Monday, 30 Dec 2013 09:22 AM

The U.S. economy is gaining strength, but the Obamacare train wreck, festering problems in far away China and uncertain leadership at the Federal Reserve could derail the recovery.No small courage will be required for good sense to finally restore American prosperity.

Here are three things that could derails a full economic recovery.

Obamacare

President Barack Obama is imposing the Affordable Care Act on a justifiably unwilling citizenry.

The botched rollout is laying bare the absolute incompetence of the Washington bureaucracy, but that is not the worst of it.Many young Americans have decided that Obamacare health insurance is too expensive for their needs, and insurers face financial ruin paying claims to a less healthy population of policyholders than anticipated. They will charge higher rates in 2015 and may require a bailout.

Don’t count on Republicans winning the Senate and putting Obamacare out of its misery — the electorate may prove too cynical.

In the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial election, voters, angry about Obamacare, blamed Democrat Terry McAuliffe. Yet, he managed a narrow victory by promising free health care to 300,000 citizens by expanding Medicaid.

Lest jobs creation and growth be handicapped by an excessively expensive and bureaucratic health care system, “makers” may simply have to tell the “takers” enough is enough, march on Washington and demand radical changes.

Don’t productive Americans deserve a civil rights movement too?

China’s Banking Mess

China’s economic miracle may prove a bigger fraud than the American pre-crisis prosperity built on shabby lending and consumer spending on steroids.

Many Chinese businesses that stock Wall-Mart with unimaginably inexpensive gadgets were built on loans they can’t repay. Similarly, banks have financed provincial governments to build cities occupied by displaced farmers that have no jobs.

Beijing has raised interest rates to gradually deflate bubbles in stock and land prices, but now borrowers cannot pay those rates and banks and private lenders could face ruin.

A financial crisis won’t end the rise of China, but it would expose a great fraud: the superiority of state-directed capitalism over western democracy and free markets.

No one would be more disappointed than the collectivists at National Public Broadcasting and other liberal media, who celebrate each Chinese achievement with the enthusiasm the French cheered General Washington’s victories over the British.

The simultaneous debunking of the ACA and Chinese miracle offer conservatives the opportunity to refocus the debate in America from the shortcomings of free markets and private enterprise to helping those thrive and contribute to middle class prosperity as they did in the 1980s and 1990s.

Federal Reserve

During the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve balked at bailing out GM. The Fed could have bought the automaker’s bad debt, just as it took bad mortgages off banks’ books. Ben Bernanke pronounced assisting GM would be “industrial policy” and limited the Fed to extraordinary measures to stabilize banks and credit markets.

Obama used TARP—the Treasury fund established by President Bush and Congress—to rescue both GM and American International Group, an insurance company.

The next financial crisis well could be defined by the coincident plights of health insurance companies under Obamacare, and the sagging fortunes of American companies who invested in China’s “recession proof” economy.

New Fed Chairman Janet Yellen is well known for her very liberal political views, which not so incidentally color her economics. In a crisis, she could see the limits of Fed policy discretion very differently than Bernanke.

Using the Fed’s money printing machinery to bail out health insurance companies and Obamacare could put America on a path to inflation and corruption similar to Latin American nations during the 1970s and 80s.

It would be up to Republicans in the Senate to shut down the chamber if necessary to force hearings and compel Chairman Yellen to defend the dollar, not debase the currency.

Standing up to the failures of liberalism, when it counts, has never been politically easy—and Republicans like Speaker Boehner and Congressman Ryan are rightly the targets of Tea Party criticism.

All along, at crisis moments like these, they have capitulated. Now standing strong for America is even more difficult, but if not now then when?

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The Girls of political Washington want to know~~what is all this glum talk about?~~

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We thank our Mr Morici today for his interesting and compelling note to us~~while we do not think Mr Morici goes far enough or gets close enough to the core message that the opposition to the craven gaucheries of Washington today ought adopt, Mr Morici makes a good start.

We think however that those of us in opposition ought advocate for a President who simply does these things~~upon this premise~~

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That a man who has never held any office will win office in a massive landslide if~~he simply sticks to this platform alone~~

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~~The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~personally and directly~~
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And that~~
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~~The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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 And that~~beyond that~~The new President will~~Leave the people the hell alone~~
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Communism and Capitalism are the same thing~

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 Both globalized communism and globalized capitalism reduce man to~~ impersonal units of production~~

Communism has global aspirations to imprison man as a unit of production who serves as a slave to the State~~

Capitalism has global aspirations to imprison man as a unit of production who serves as a slave to the Capitalist~~

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By any moral measure, there is no difference~~save cosmetics~~between the two systems~~

Both systems aspire to make man a slave without a nation and both aspire to enrich small classes of rulers~~

Be they either Statist Kings or Economic Royalists~~

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Both systems seek to replace God with either Gold or Gulag~~

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This horror of internationalist communist and capitalist slavery must end and the key to begin bringing about that end~~

Is to be done and finished with world-wide Globalization~~in all its myriad, evil and dehumanizing manifestations~~

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In which he is most happy~~

Free of internationalist organizations~~

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Internationalist Communist schemes and~~

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Internationalist Capitalist greed~~

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These Nation States exist for a reason~~

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The people of these Nations are very proud of their countries and their cultures~~

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These people are not happy at being slaves to either internationalist~~ globalized~~communism or capitalism~~

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The wave of the future is a return to the Nation State~~

To Nationalism~~

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Catch the WAVE~~

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Which is right and just~~

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 To accomplish this return to the Nation State~~

 ~~The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man of his nation~~directly~~

 

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~~The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~
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~~The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
 

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Non Sibi~~
 
 
Finis Origine Pendet~
 
 
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Tom~~Agreed all points~you have to have the right horse for the right course–in a number of the races I will be tending in 2014~~we are sending moderate men–which is good because they are in moderate districts–as far as I am concerned we can go as far right as the world turns–but reality is that what we really need is numbers–numbers stir the drink–we already control the lower chamber–if we have the upper chamber in 2015–and we will–I don’t care much about the beliefs of the men in my red jackets–I just want to see floods of red jackets–I just want control of the two chambers–initially so to block any further shenanigans from white house and then to set the table for a red President in 2017~~and of course Rush et al are in business to excite the red meat eaters and he gets paid for that–it’s a business–I don’t begrudge Rush his living–as long as his living does not diverge from my interest in getting as many red jackets as possible elected~~if we win majorities with vegetarian moderate men in red jackets or of raw red meat-eating Tea Party men in red jackets–it’s all the same to me–but I don’t want any losses–losses ruin my disposition–Bernie wrote earlier–and correctly–that our Party has an uncanny ability to lose races in which our horses are heavy favorites to win–no more–and I agree with Ramin–it is a strategic error to slam the door on Dr. Paul, Governor Palin or any other jockey in red jacket–we are supposed to be the big tent–and not lock our own people out of it–Ramin was right–Romney’s guys made a strategic decision to lock Paul and Palin out of the convention–and it cost them the White House–learn from our mistakes–to repeat Reagan–“never speak ill of another Republican”~~if they wear red they are our friend–if they wear blue–they are our enemy~~this ain’t higher math, kids~John Daniel Begg Public Affairs

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Dear Tom and Bernie~~thanks for your input–Bernie–the men you venerate, Goldwater, Reagan, Laxalt–worked within the Party to make their branch of the Party dominant.  They were Party men.  The same dynamics existed in 1964 as they do today~~the dominant wing–led then by George Romney and Nelson Rockefeller was even more unkind and savage to Goldwater than are any of the Washington insider types who face down Tea Party, Dr.Paul, Palin and the rest of  right flank of the party today.

 
If you think as I do that we are, at a minimum, a centre-right nation–and likely right now further right than that in desire of a massive over correction against the Party of the incumbent Executive–so–back a guy who holds your views in the Party–there are many of us.
 
Goldwater won the nomination despite his being an outsider and things said of him then were very reminiscent of what is said of Tea Party and others today–said by both Democrats and George Romney and Nelson–but Goldwater won despite them all–and even though he lost the general election he paved the way for the eventual rise of Reagan who likewise remained to the end a Party man.
 
The major Parties are clean slates–get enough support for your guy–do the dogged, boring work necessary to get him nominated, use the priceless–on the ground in the districts and states–free labor of committed Party workers~~and take the White House and both chambers.
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Then~~we can do anything we want.~~
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There is nothing inherently evil or immoral about either of the Parties–if they are now run by men you don’t like–run a guy you do like–within the Party apparatus–as did Reagan, Goldwater and Laxalt.  There really is no realistic way to win any other way.~~and Tom Clark is, I must say, most correct here that if you choose to sit out the race altogether or support one of the peripheral Parties that virtually no one has ever heard of–it benefits the Democrats because they are always lock step behind their nominee~~we just lost a Governor out here in Virginia in large measure because the Libertarian took about 8%–well more than twice the spread of difference between the major Party standard bearers~~
 
For me–there is only one issue of consequence in this country right now~~

The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ the poor man~~directly~~

~~The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~

 

If you ran a man–in either Party–whose platform was that–and only that–he would win in a landslide and his down ballot followers would do likewise~~John

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Dear Bernie~~

 
There is no question that it is troubling to many here that Tea Party and other groups of a generically conservative populist tincture are very much disparaged by the Democrats~~understandably because they fear them so and know they will never have their support–but likewise by the Republicans~~who consider them to be ignorant rubes and nags.
 
This is troubling because nobody–except for a few here–would have ever heard Jake Boehner’s name had it not been for the Tea Party. I am personally very troubled by this dynamic here today at Washington, as it smacks of Royalism and its attendant notion that certain elite groups have taken it upon themselves to decide who the Americans ought to vote for. 
 
Evidence how the polling men are already asking not “whom do you favor for President in 2016” and let you answer but rather~~ “OK, which of the these do you favor in 2016?”  It never appears to dawn on the polling men that the only thing the Americans would likely decide about all the choices given, if they even knew anything much about most of these putative candidates, is that the Americans would likely say that they can all go hang themselves.
 
That said, unless somebody who knows what’s what and can be forceful in the eye of the storm presents himself, the horses being loaded into starters gate by the press and the polling men, are likely to make up the field in 2016~~from which gate will very almost certainly spring the winner.  The only qualification for getting in starter’s gate seems to be a presentation and comparison of very dull, yet also, gaudy, resumes of what the horses going in the gate have accomplished here at Washington~notwithstanding that the Americans hate the Washington class.
 
All this is odd on a personal level as I met Mrs. Palin about 2 weeks before McCain trotted her out to meet the Americans and I remember thinking~~she has entirely to fetching a shape to her to waste on anything as dreary as politics.  I remember being alarmed at the fury with which the combined forces of Washington’s power groups became so instantly frantic to destroy her reputation~which they certainly succeeded in doing in spades.
 
What was generally said to me was “she’s so stupid,” a charge that at Washington ought to be used with great caution as the political men here and those in the press services are no big bargain in the brains department.  I remember thinking that they must be afraid of her as otherwise they would simply have ignored her.
 
One of the fellows in this group pointed finger at me and said “Begg–if that girl gets in, you are personally responsible.”  I think that says a lot in that many here at Washington really do think that we make the rules~which is, Royalism.  I told the fellow that “it is none of your business, or mine, who the Americans want to elect and if this girl gets in it will because the people wanted her.”
 
This maybe the crux of the trouble here~~a system of kingmakers, king breakers and little tin kings themselves.  This is not a pretty thought given the backgrounds of so many of the men here who prance around as though they were heir to the throne of England when in fact they arrived here many, many years ago from some nondescript part of America having failed at insurance selling or some such.
 
Harder yet to fathom the reporters~~members of a class that used to be exclusively filled with men with holes in their shoes and cheap pint of liquor in their back pockets.  All of a sudden, these groups are Royalty.
 
That aside, the Americans are a very disparate people–it would be hard to think who, if anyone, speaks for any appreciable number of them.  The better men from the better families have, particularly so after Romney, abandoned politics altogether~~and understandably so. Who, having anything in the way of social background, save perhaps the Bush family~~a mixed blessing~~would stand for office?
 
I do not pretend, as others here do that I know the American people in my bone marrow, but it seems to me that the men of Washington have, in the last 20 or so years, become, evermore ostentatiously, self-ordained experts on what the Americans want and need from their government–and likewise obsessed with stealing money–personally.  
 
I do not think it overstatement to say that we have arrived in a place not unlike the America Jefferson looked out at in disquietude and remarked, particularly having seen a fair amount of Europe~~ “the people are pressed down by an aristocratic class and have no advantage except poverty and perpetual war.”  Sounds like home to me.
 
This observation, collectively agreed by the framers, led to revolution~~which is why I sence that another such revolution is fast coming here~~I very much don’t want that, as revolutions are invariably messy affairs, but I can’t see a way out~~save our finding a leader who will slice off some crowned heads around here.
 
Jefferson would, most assuredly, have been a Tea Party rabble-rouser because he so detested entrenched, codified, Royalist power.  Hence the title of this now labyrinthine essay in which we find ourselves called–“what would they make of us–our founders–if they saw how the government treats the American people today?”
 
A rather odd duck, and a terrible philosopher, summed up the attitude of official Washington as it is today constituted~comme ca~~
 
 
My point to you remains–this revolution can be run through one of the major Parties if we can somehow find the right men.
 
I can’t think the founders would be happy with us today.  No, not at all.
 
Yours, 
 
John

 

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~~The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~

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~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
 

 

 


 

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Mr. David Simon and I have never met~~but he and I listen to the same wire for news of America~~today Mr Simon speaks about the brick~~that may soon~~very well hit the Americans~~
 
 
Mr. Simon and I both seem to have arrived~~via rather different train lines~~at this rail platform~~America is in catharsis as to how best rid Herself of the surplus poor~~I have concluded that we do live a modern Tale of Two Cities and that the problem of the poor is to be solved by either bleeding them to death in the Arabian deserts or putting them up forever in massive prison complexes~~built mainly to house petty drug criminals~~there simply is no place for the poor~~and there never will be~~absent perhaps~~the arrival of Mr. Simon’s~~Brick~~

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David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’

The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited extract~
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America is a country that is now utterly divided when it comes to its society, its economy, its politics. There are definitely two Americas. I live in one, on one block in Baltimore that is part of the viable America, the America that is connected to its own economy, where there is a plausible future for the people born into it. About 20 blocks away is another America entirely. It’s astonishing how little we have to do with each other, and yet we are living in such proximity.

There’s no barbed wire around West Baltimore or around East Baltimore, around Pimlico, the areas in my city that have been utterly divorced from the American experience that I know. But there might as well be. We’ve somehow managed to march on to two separate futures and I think you’re seeing this more and more in the west. I don’t think it’s unique to America.

I think we’ve perfected a lot of the tragedy and we’re getting there faster than a lot of other places that may be a little more reasoned, but my dangerous idea kind of involves this fellow who got left by the wayside in the 20th century and seemed to be almost the butt end of the joke of the 20th century; a fellow named Karl Marx.

I’m not a Marxist in the sense that I don’t think Marxism has a very specific clinical answer to what ails us economically. I think Marx was a much better diagnostician than he was a clinician. He was good at figuring out what was wrong or what could be wrong with capitalism if it wasn’t attended to and much less credible when it comes to how you might solve that.

You know if you’ve read Capital or if you’ve got the Cliff Notes, you know that his imaginings of how classical Marxism – of how his logic would work when applied – kind of devolve into such nonsense as the withering away of the state and platitudes like that. But he was really sharp about what goes wrong when capital wins unequivocally, when it gets everything it asks for.

That may be the ultimate tragedy of capitalism in our time, that it has achieved its dominance without regard to a social compact, without being connected to any other metric for human progress.

We understand profit. In my country we measure things by profit. We listen to the Wall Street analysts. They tell us what we’re supposed to do every quarter. The quarterly report is God. Turn to face God. Turn to face Mecca, you know. Did you make your number? Did you not make your number? Do you want your bonus? Do you not want your bonus?

And that notion that capital is the metric, that profit is the metric by which we’re going to measure the health of our society is one of the fundamental mistakes of the last 30 years. I would date it in my country to about 1980 exactly, and it has triumphed.

Capitalism stomped the hell out of Marxism by the end of the 20th century and was predominant in all respects, but the great irony of it is that the only thing that actually works is not ideological, it is impure, has elements of both arguments and never actually achieves any kind of partisan or philosophical perfection.

It’s pragmatic, it includes the best aspects of socialistic thought and of free-market capitalism and it works because we don’t let it work entirely. And that’s a hard idea to think – that there isn’t one single silver bullet that gets us out of the mess we’ve dug for ourselves. But man, we’ve dug a mess.

After the second world war, the west emerged with the American economy coming out of its wartime extravagance, emerging as the best product. It was the best product. It worked the best. It was demonstrating its might not only in terms of what it did during the war but in terms of just how facile it was in creating mass wealth.

Plus, it provided a lot more freedom and was doing the one thing that guaranteed that the 20th century was going to be – and forgive the jingoistic sound of this – the American century.

It took a working class that had no discretionary income at the beginning of the century, which was working on subsistence wages. It turned it into a consumer class that not only had money to buy all the stuff that they needed to live but enough to buy a bunch of shit that they wanted but didn’t need, and that was the engine that drove us.

It wasn’t just that we could supply stuff, or that we had the factories or know-how or capital, it was that we created our own demand and started exporting that demand throughout the west. And the standard of living made it possible to manufacture stuff at an incredible rate and sell it.

And how did we do that? We did that by not giving in to either side. That was the new deal. That was the great society. That was all of that argument about collective bargaining and union wages and it was an argument that meant neither side gets to win.

Labour doesn’t get to win all its arguments, capital doesn’t get to. But it’s in the tension, it’s in the actual fight between the two, that capitalism actually becomes functional, that it becomes something that every stratum in society has a stake in, that they all share.

The unions actually mattered. The unions were part of the equation. It didn’t matter that they won all the time, it didn’t matter that they lost all the time, it just mattered that they had to win some of the time and they had to put up a fight and they had to argue for the demand and the equation and for the idea that workers were not worth less, they were worth more.

Ultimately we abandoned that and believed in the idea of trickle-down and the idea of the market economy and the market knows best, to the point where now libertarianism in my country is actually being taken seriously as an intelligent mode of political thought. It’s astonishing to me. But it is. People are saying I don’t need anything but my own ability to earn a profit. I’m not connected to society. I don’t care how the road got built, I don’t care where the firefighter comes from, I don’t care who educates the kids other than my kids. I am me. It’s the triumph of the self. I am me, hear me roar.

That we’ve gotten to this point is astonishing to me because basically in winning its victory, in seeing that Wall come down and seeing the former Stalinist state’s journey towards our way of thinking in terms of markets or being vulnerable, you would have thought that we would have learned what works. Instead we’ve descended into what can only be described as greed. This is just greed. This is an inability to see that we’re all connected, that the idea of two Americas is implausible, or two Australias, or two Spains or two Frances.

Societies are exactly what they sound like. If everybody is invested and if everyone just believes that they have “some”, it doesn’t mean that everybody’s going to get the same amount. It doesn’t mean there aren’t going to be people who are the venture capitalists who stand to make the most. It’s not each according to their needs or anything that is purely Marxist, but it is that everybody feels as if, if the society succeeds, I succeed, I don’t get left behind. And there isn’t a society in the west now, right now, that is able to sustain that for all of its population.

And so in my country you’re seeing a horror show. You’re seeing a retrenchment in terms of family income, you’re seeing the abandonment of basic services, such as public education, functional public education. You’re seeing the underclass hunted through an alleged war on dangerous drugs that is in fact merely a war on the poor and has turned us into the most incarcerative state in the history of mankind, in terms of the sheer numbers of people we’ve put in American prisons and the percentage of Americans we put into prisons. No other country on the face of the Earth jails people at the number and rate that we are.

We have become something other than what we claim for the American dream and all because of our inability to basically share, to even contemplate a socialist impulse.

Socialism is a dirty word in my country. I have to give that disclaimer at the beginning of every speech, “Oh by the way I’m not a Marxist you know”. I lived through the 20th century. I don’t believe that a state-run economy can be as viable as market capitalism in producing mass wealth. I don’t.

I’m utterly committed to the idea that capitalism has to be the way we generate mass wealth in the coming century. That argument’s over. But the idea that it’s not going to be married to a social compact, that how you distribute the benefits of capitalism isn’t going to include everyone in the society to a reasonable extent, that’s astonishing to me.

And so capitalism is about to seize defeat from the jaws of victory all by its own hand. That’s the astonishing end of this story, unless we reverse course. Unless we take into consideration, if not the remedies of Marx then the diagnosis, because he saw what would happen if capital triumphed unequivocally, if it got everything it wanted.

And one of the things that capital would want unequivocally and for certain is the diminishment of labour. They would want labour to be diminished because labour’s a cost. And if labour is diminished, let’s translate that: in human terms, it means human beings are worth less.

From this moment forward unless we reverse course, the average human being is worth less on planet Earth. Unless we take stock of the fact that maybe socialism and the socialist impulse has to be addressed again; it has to be married as it was married in the 1930s, the 1940s and even into the 1950s, to the engine that is capitalism.

Mistaking capitalism for a blueprint as to how to build a society strikes me as a really dangerous idea in a bad way. Capitalism is a remarkable engine again for producing wealth. It’s a great tool to have in your toolbox if you’re trying to build a society and have that society advance. You wouldn’t want to go forward at this point without it. But it’s not a blueprint for how to build the just society. There are other metrics besides that quarterly profit report.

The idea that the market will solve such things as environmental concerns, as our racial divides, as our class distinctions, our problems with educating and incorporating one generation of workers into the economy after the other when that economy is changing; the idea that the market is going to heed all of the human concerns and still maximise profit is juvenile. It’s a juvenile notion and it’s still being argued in my country passionately and we’re going down the tubes. And it terrifies me because I’m astonished at how comfortable we are in absolving ourselves of what is basically a moral choice. Are we all in this together or are we all not?

If you watched the debacle that was, and is, the fight over something as basic as public health policy in my country over the last couple of years, imagine the ineffectiveness that Americans are going to offer the world when it comes to something really complicated like global warming. We can’t even get healthcare for our citizens on a basic level. And the argument comes down to: “Goddamn this socialist president. Does he think I’m going to pay to keep other people healthy? It’s socialism, motherfucker.”

What do you think group health insurance is? You know you ask these guys, “Do you have group health insurance where you …?” “Oh yeah, I get …” you know, “my law firm …” So when you get sick you’re able to afford the treatment.

The treatment comes because you have enough people in your law firm so you’re able to get health insurance enough for them to stay healthy. So the actuarial tables work and all of you, when you do get sick, are able to have the resources there to get better because you’re relying on the idea of the group. Yeah. And they nod their heads, and you go “Brother, that’s socialism. You know it is.”

And … you know when you say, OK, we’re going to do what we’re doing for your law firm but we’re going to do it for 300 million Americans and we’re going to make it affordable for everybody that way. And yes, it means that you’re going to be paying for the other guys in the society, the same way you pay for the other guys in the law firm … Their eyes glaze. You know they don’t want to hear it. It’s too much. Too much to contemplate the idea that the whole country might be actually connected.

So I’m astonished that at this late date I’m standing here and saying we might want to go back for this guy Marx that we were laughing at, if not for his prescriptions, then at least for his depiction of what is possible if you don’t mitigate the authority of capitalism, if you don’t embrace some other values for human endeavour.

And that’s what The Wire was about basically, it was about people who were worth less and who were no longer necessary, as maybe 10 or 15% of my country is no longer necessary to the operation of the economy. It was about them trying to solve, for lack of a better term, an existential crisis. In their irrelevance, their economic irrelevance, they were nonetheless still on the ground occupying this place called Baltimore and they were going to have to endure somehow.

That’s the great horror show. What are we going to do with all these people that we’ve managed to marginalise? It was kind of interesting when it was only race, when you could do this on the basis of people’s racial fears and it was just the black and brown people in American cities who had the higher rates of unemployment and the higher rates of addiction and were marginalised and had the shitty school systems and the lack of opportunity.

And kind of interesting in this last recession to see the economy shrug and start to throw white middle-class people into the same boat, so that they became vulnerable to the drug war, say from methamphetamine, or they became unable to qualify for college loans. And all of a sudden a certain faith in the economic engine and the economic authority of Wall Street and market logic started to fall away from people. And they realised it’s not just about race, it’s about something even more terrifying. It’s about class. Are you at the top of the wave or are you at the bottom?

So how does it get better? In 1932, it got better because they dealt the cards again and there was a communal logic that said nobody’s going to get left behind. We’re going to figure this out. We’re going to get the banks open. From the depths of that depression a social compact was made between worker, between labour and capital that actually allowed people to have some hope.

We’re either going to do that in some practical way when things get bad enough or we’re going to keep going the way we’re going, at which point there’s going to be enough people standing on the outside of this mess that somebody’s going to pick up a brick, because you know when people get to the end there’s always the brick. I hope we go for the first option but I’m losing faith.

The other thing that was there in 1932 that isn’t there now is that some element of the popular will could be expressed through the electoral process in my country.

The last job of capitalism – having won all the battles against labour, having acquired the ultimate authority, almost the ultimate moral authority over what’s a good idea or what’s not, or what’s valued and what’s not – the last journey for capital in my country has been to buy the electoral process, the one venue for reform that remained to Americans.

Right now capital has effectively purchased the government, and you witnessed it again with the healthcare debacle in terms of the $450m that was heaved into Congress, the most broken part of my government, in order that the popular will never actually emerged in any of that legislative process.

So I don’t know what we do if we can’t actually control the representative government that we claim will manifest the popular will. Even if we all start having the same sentiments that I’m arguing for now, I’m not sure we can effect them any more in the same way that we could at the rise of the Great Depression, so maybe it will be the brick. But I hope not.

David Simon is an American author and journalist and was the executive producer of The Wire. This is an edited extract of a talk delivered at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney.

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Red Bricks meant for building~~can likewise be used for throwing~~when America ceases to build anything~~

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The rich man ought not be taxed~~he ought be compelled to employ the poor man~~ ~~The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~

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~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
~~La crema y nata~~
~~Artista de la conquista~~  

 

  
~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
Non Sibi~~Finis Origine Pendet~~
 ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

Rejoice and Glad!!

 Amen~~

 

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Hair of the dog~Christmas approaches Washington at great haste and Bea stops by the studios to have a quick chat~principally about temperance during the Season~

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 Miss Bea was by to tea today~~but she was not a happy puppy guest~

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OK, Bea~~what’s your beef?

I was reading your article on Mandela while I was kept waiting in the lobby~

I see~~how did you find it?

The lobby?

The article on Mandela~~

Boring, yet, somehow dull~~and unspeakably long~

Thank you~~

Of course, it’s not my cup of tea~~politics and all that you know~~

Of course not~~

As for your tea~~how goes the war effort~~

Mr. Begg~~bringing Christian Temperance to the Americans is not a war~~

Oh?

It’s a noble experiment~~

Didn’t we already have one of them~

We did~~in the ’20s~

And now you’re ready for another~

The need never went away~~it went underground~~

So I understand~~I saw your Christmas speech on the You Tube~~very inspiring~~

It is a very serious topic, Mr. Begg~~alcoholism destroys more people and families that any other single thing on this earth~

You also took on football~~that won’t win you many American votes~~

American football exists to promote the gambling and alcoholism industries~~

Oh?

If one were to remove the incessant alcoholism adverts and the blatant gambling from football~~nobody would watch it~~it is a fundamentally boring game~~

I see~~

You say that you see but I can tell that you don’t~

You see football is a mass advert for alcoholism~~and illicit gambling~~that’s why it exists

Oh~~I didn’t know?

Look at the adverts~~unspeakably dull adverts for gray cars~~why are all cars gray today~~and booze~~those are the only sponsors of American football on tele-vision~~

Gray?

Well~~I am told these cars are marketed as being silver but they are gray to me~~dull gray~

There may be something to that~~the gray car business~~

Oh, there is something to that but the gray cars, while dull, don’t disturb me~~it’s all the drunk Americans swilling beer all day Sunday~~the Lord’s day~~and then getting into these dull grey cars and driving home~~that’s the nightmare~~

So~~Bea~~you are an advocate for stronger drink drive laws then~~

No~~I am an advocate for no drinking laws–NO drinking~

Is that an attainable end?

Is that how you access an argument, Mr. Begg~~whether or no its objective is politically attainable?~~

Well, no, no not precisely~~

Not precisely~~

It seems down to your tilting at windmills to me, dear Bea~~isn’t it down to that?~~your tilting at windmills~~

It is a hard and difficult path but it is the right and true path~~drink is a terrible social ill~~

I see~~but what about the Prohibition?

You mean the era that made all your dago rum running relatives rich~~

Hold on now~~

Well~~just where did they get all that money~~

Investments, I think~~

Investments in liquor and beer~~

I wasn’t around~~I don’t know~~

I do you~~you greasy wops used our noble experiment to get rich~~

Is that all bad~~

I guess not for you~~

Bea~~do you realistically expect to ban drinking~~we cannot even control illegal drugs~~

There is no difference~~

What?

There is no difference between drink and drugs~

What?

In fact~~drink is the most abused drug in the world~~always has been~~more than all the other drugs combined~~you know put together~

Yes, combined~~all put together~~

Yes, worse than all combined~~

But what can be done?  People are going to drink, ya know?

I do know~~but we must stop it~NOW~~

Bea~~relax, it’s Christmas~~enjoy your tea by the fireplace~~

I cannot enjoy my tea by the fireplace at Christmas when there are drunks all over the place using the Lord’s Birthday Celebration to tie one on~~

So, I guess all the beer and liquor adverts to please drink responsibly don’t fool you~~

Not for a  minute~~the alcoholism industry  wants you drinking day and night~~drunk dawn to dusk~~

I see~

I understand it’s a business~~and as with any business~~the booze merchants want you to consume as much as possible of what they make~

So~~in that sense it’s like selling soup?

Soup? Soup?~~You are even dumber than I had read about, Begg~~I’m surprised you aren’t a blonde~~

My~~

Well, I get temperamental when people don’t listen and learn how dangerous drinking is~~

I see~~

To me~~it’s my life’s crusade~~ban the bottle~~

Bea’s crusade~~a Holy War against the bottle~~

Precisely so, Sir~~

I thank you for your time today, Miss Bea~~Merry Christmas~~

Cheers to you, Mr. Begg~~

What an odd goodbye from a Temperanceite~~that’s a toast–is this a toasting occasion?

It’s Christmas~~

I see~~let’s raise a glass then, Miss Bea~~

Here’s mud in your eye, Begg~~

And looking at you kid~~

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The rich man ought not be taxed~~he ought be compelled to employ the poor man~~

 

~~The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~

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~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~

~~La crema y nata~~

~~Artista de la conquista~~

 

 

   

 
 
~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 


Non Sibi~~Finis Origine Pendet~~
 ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

Rejoice and Glad!!

 Amen~~



 

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