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Grand Unified Theory of Recent American Politics


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2024 Jun 1, 4:11pm   1,478 views  64 comments

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The largest cost for every employer is wages. Employers want to pay lower wages to have higher profits for themselves. Lower wages are good for owners, but bad for employees.

American wages are high relative to most other countries. So what is an employer to do about that?

Nixon went to China in 1972, and I imagine this is what he said to Mao: "You have vast numbers of desperately poor people. The American ruling class would like to get richer by moving our manufacturing to China, where your people will accept dramatically lower wages than American workers. How about it?"

Mao thought: "Wow, this guy is a traitor to his country, but I should take advantage of American corruption and agree to help move US manufacturing to China. America will transfer all of its manufacturing technology to us for free, which would otherwise take us many decades to catch up on."

Mao said: "OK"

And so US manufacturing was moved to China and the entire Midwest was devastated as five million jobs were lost to China. Consumers were happy with lower prices for manufactured goods, but did not connect these prices to the devastation of the rust belt.

US wages were still too high for the US ruling class, which is never satisfied, no matter how wealthy. The housebuilding, farming, and meatpacking industries in particular lobbied in DC to reduce protection of the US border with Mexico, claiming a "labor shortage". But that was a lie. There is no shortage of American labor, only a shortage of Americans willing to work for very low wages. At high enough wages, American labor is easily available.

But the ruling class got their way as usual, and to import people willing to work for low wages, the border was deliberately weakened. Millions of illegal aliens flooded in, and the housebuilders, farmers, and meatpackers employed them illegally for about half as much as they would have to pay American citizens.

Employers were again happy with the lower wages, and Americans were further impoverished because they were again forced to compete with vast numbers of desperately poor people. Consumers were happy with lower prices for construction, vegetables, and meat, but did not connect these prices to the open southern border right away.

But after a while, even ordinary consumers started getting wise to what was going on, and objected to the outsourcing of jobs to China and importation of illegals, seeing the devastation it was creating in America.

The ruling class then came up with the strategy of calling all the newly impoverished white US citizens "racist" in their corporate media, to distract and divide the working class. Since maybe half of the working class was white, and half black or Hispanic, this worked well to divide them and prevent the political unity necessary to fight the oligarchy.

Impoverished and vilified as racists by the ruling class, poor white people turned to drugs to escape, and the Sackler family in particular supplied them with opiates, killing millions while generating billions of dollars in profits. The Sacklers hated poor white people anyway, especially Christians, so they were perfectly happy about the mass death caused by their products. Anti-Semitism has a mirror image of anti-Christian hatred, but no one is allowed to speak about it in public and remain employed. About the same fraction of Jews hate Christians as vice versa, though the hate is by no means universal on either side.

Around this point, Warren Buffett said "There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning." Admirable honesty there.

When the left and right briefly united against the corrupt and manipulative ruling class during the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011, the ruling class decided to appeal to the resentments of the incompetent to deepen divisions and distract the hoi polloi from looking upward at who was actually impoverishing them. The oligarchy told the least competent people, who are rightly insecure about their abilities, that they should get preference based on race, sex, or sexual perversion for college admissions and jobs which normally require long training and difficult qualification tests. The incompetent loved it because it shifted blame for failure from themselves onto smarter and harder working people.

The infrastructure of the US began to fall apart as competence became much less important in getting hired than having the right victimhood qualifications. The current US Vice president is a good example of this racism and sexism in hiring, as she was selected explicitly because of her race and sex but is clearly incompetent. Boeing's hiring based on diversity quotas has made air travel much more dangerous for everyone. Medical schools now admit very weak students based on race, making medical care a very risky proposition.

Enter Donald Trump. Born rich but never accepted by the rest of the ruling class because of his uncouth manners, Trump was stung by their rejection. Even in ancient Greece, rejected members of the oligarchy traditionally turned to the common people for support. So Trump decided to appeal to the common people and give away the game, explaining exactly how the rest of the ruling class was screwing them over with outsourcing to China and insourcing illegals. He ran for president in 2016, not really expecting to win.

But he did win, because no other candidate among either Democrats or Republicans had the slightest interest in helping ordinary people raise their wages. Maybe Bernie did, but Hillary had him (politically) bumped off. Nearly all politicians are on the payroll of various large corporations which benefit from outsourcing to China and importing illegals. Those corporations donate generously to reelection campaigns, or not, depending on the obedience of Congressmen to their wishes.

Trump simply stepped into the gap left by the Democratic Party's betrayal of the working class, the Democrats' traditional base of support. Trump was also greatly helped in 2016 because Hillary is so odious that people were more horrified at the thought of having her as president than at having a reality TV star.

As president, Trump failed to drain the swamp or build the wall, but he did raise tariffs on Chinese goods, close the southern border, and raid US companies which were employing illegals. During the Trump administration, the black unemployment rate hit its lowest point ever because of these raids. For example, Trump had a chicken-processing plant in Chicago raided, and it turned out that every single line employee there was illegal. When those illegals were rounded up by INS, the factory had no choice but to hire local black US citizens for those jobs at about twice the hourly wage they had been paying.

Big corporate employers were enraged at Trump. Cutting off the supply of low-wage illegal aliens meant that around a trillion dollars a year would go to poor and middle class US citizens as wages instead of to the very rich as dividends, and to CEOs as bonuses for lowering worker wages.

That trillion dollars per year is what all this fighting is really about.

Ironically, the overall economy is always much more prosperous when workers get high wages, because then the workers can actually buy products, instead of only the rich being able to afford anything. When the rich get more money, they just throw it on their pile of cash. When the poor get more money, they spend it. This spending is one reason the economy was doing so well under Trump. So the short-term greed of owners was strangling their own long-term prosperity.

Then Trump pissed off the ruling class yet more by refusing to start any new wars. US foreign policy had been dictated by weapons makers like Raytheon and Lockheed Martin up to that point. They like wars. Wars mean weapons sales, and weapons sales means profits. Profits can be used to bribe Congressmen who then distract everyone with "racism" and other bullshit non-problems to get votes while never mentioning what their donors really want. It's a big circle of corruption, and Trump was getting in the way.

The oligarchy, including people like Gates, Zuckerberg, and Soros decided that something must be done about Trump. They arranged to have him impeached, but impeachment didn't remove him. They impeached him again, but again to no effect. So they called their henchman Fauci at NIAID and told him it was time to release the latest virus he had been working on, this one in Wuhan. Fauci's work had to be done in Wuhan because it is illegal in the US to deliberately make viruses more infectious to humans. The release of the virus provided a convenient pretext for universal mail-in ballots, which are the perfect vehicle for election fraud. Fauci and other NIAID employees also stood to reap millions from a dangerous experimental "vaccine" against the new virus.

The virus was originally called "Wuhan Virus", which makes sense because Fauci paid Peter Daszak to create it at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, but since China is central to the revenue stream of the US oligarchy, the name of the virus was forcibly changed in the media, to "covid". Anyone continuing to use the correct name (Wuhan Virus) was labelled "racist" once again.

The oligarchy also sponsored BLM and Antifa riots in big cities in 2020 to increase voter unease with Trump's presidency. Then for good measure, they lit forest fires along highways up and down the west coast to create an ominous pall of smoke while also supporting their scientifically fraudulent "global warming" bid to take over all energy production by dictating which sources of energy were to be allowed. The wealthy bought waterfront property and insurers didn't charge them any higher premiums than they would for higher land, because the insurers all know that sea levels are not actually rising.

Trump also pissed off the giant government worker goldbricking class. This is an army of guys at the FBI, NSA, Homeland Security, etc. who can easily commit clandestine crimes and who number in the hundreds of thousands. They are all pension multimillionaires. Trump noticed the huge expense of these goldbrickers and mentioned that he would like to start decreasing their numbers and slowing their wage growth. They were therefore happy to help the oligarchy commit the above crimes via BLM, and by lighting forest fires, and by locking down the economy to reverse Trump's economic success, etc. They are the very opposite of public servants, being enemies of the public, especially the FBI.

In November 2020, when it became clear that Trump was going to win again because he had actually helped common people get some of that trillion dollars, the oligarchy decided it was time to implement their election fraud plans. Everyone went to bed on election night seeing that Trump was the clear winner. Then the voting machines, all connected by cellular or internet, reported back the number of fraudulent ballots needed to swing the election, and a sufficient number were printed up and delivered at 3am in the swing states. When everyone woke up, the impossible 3am surge in ballots made Biden the "winner" of a rigged election.

A million common people who had benefitted from Trump's presidency collected in DC to protest the fraud. But Pelosi and the FBI were ready for them with their Jan 6th entrapment scheme. The FBI hired Ray Epps to urge the protestors to go into the Capitol, and when the protestors were still too peaceful, happily staying within the velvet ropes in the Capitol, FBI agents dressed as Trump supporters smashed furniture and windows. The "Buffalo Man" was literally given an escorted room to room tour of the Capitol by Capitol Police, but after the FBI plants smashed things up, Capitol Police then arrested him and he was imprisoned, as was the plan all along. Video of his very peaceful Capitol tour was suppressed until Mike Johnson became speaker. Much more video is still suppressed to protect identities of the FBI agents who were smashing things up. US veteran Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed by a Capitol Policeman, who was praised for murdering her, since she was a Trump supporter.

The FBI then arrested more than 700 election fraud protestors and hasty kangaroo courts sentenced them to many years in prison under novel legal theories invented on the spot. Most are still in jail today, real US political prisoners. The oligarchy tried to label Jan 6th as an "insurrection" but what kind of insurrection is completely unarmed? No one was buying the "insurrection" lie except people already blinded by hate for Trump.

After the fraudulent election, the FBI and media quietly admitted that Hunter Biden's laptop actually did belong to him, and that it did document not only his illegal drug use, weapons violations, and pedophilia, but also the bribery scheme whereby Hunter sold access to his father to Chinese and Ukrainian oligarchs. 51 former US "intelligence" officials publicly asserted before the election that the laptop was fake. They lied, but the corporate media suppressed the story of their lie, so most people still have not heard about it, nor have any of them been prosecuted for their overt interference in the election.

Note that the corporate media is 100% owned by the same ruling class which benefits from outsourcing to China, importing illegals, and starting wars. The Washington Post, for example, is owned by Jeff Bezos, who is the largest shareholder in Amazon, which imports most of their products from China. The Atlantic, as another example, is owned by Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs's widow. She also profits from manufacturing Apple products in China.

Corporate media like the Washington Post obediently reported hoaxes and lies to support the oligarchy's narratives, such as the "fine people" hoax, the Russian collusion hoax, the Trump Dossier hoax, the "full hospitals" hoax, the "safe and effective" lie, the "100% effective" lie when you can for yourself look up that the best reported absolute risk reduction was under 1% and only for a short time, the climate change hoax, various "hate crime" hoaxes like Jussie Smollett's, that Hunter's laptop was disinformation when it was actually true, and on and on without end.

Reporters with integrity who questioned the repeated hoaxes were systematically fired or quit the corporate media in disgust, people like Bari Weiss, Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, Aaron Berenson, and Tucker Carlson. They are now all independent reporters via the internet.

TV stations have exceptionally weak editorial integrity now that most of their advertising revenue has been eaten by Google and Facebook. They are willing to say anything to please any advertiser who will give them enough money to stay alive. They found their savior in Pfizer. In return for Pfizer dollars, they simply had to lie and claim that the vaccine is "safe and effective" over and over. It is in reality anything but safe and effective. It killed millions of people worldwide, at least 1 in 800 of anyone who took even one shot.

Note that ivermectin does seem to help against vaccine damage because it binds to the spike protein generated by the mRNA as well as it binds to the spike protein in the virus. Note also that many people died because the FDA ran a disparagement campaign against ivermectin in order to boost "vaccine" sales for Pfizer and Moderna.

Sadly, Trump himself took a million dollars from Pfizer for his 2017 inauguration party and obediently continues to tout their horrifyingly dangerous vaccine even now after it is perfectly clear that it killed vast numbers of people and not only helped no one, but after a few months made everyone who took it more likely to catch the virus and more likely to get seriously ill or die. Random young people continue to drop dead of vaccine-induced "heart attacks" daily, and the corporate press says not a word about the true cause. This makes them complicit in murder.

The virus itself was very weak. The median age of a Wuhan Virus death is greater than the median age of death overall. The only way to die from it is to be on death's door to begin with. The majority of supposed virus deaths were in nursing homes, and the majority of those deaths were induced with Midazolam in order to collect large payments per "virus" death from the government. This was another mass murder. There was never any need for the vaccine at all. Mandating it to most people on earth was the worst crime against humanity ever, but hey, Pfizer got $100 billion from it, so not a total loss, right?

Right on schedule, the Biden administration provoked a new war, this time in Ukraine. "Aid" to Ukraine is really payments to US weapons makers, so they were also happy that the usual DC circle of corruption had been restored.

As Biden's corruption was compounded by his obvious senility, it became clear that Trump would win for a third time in 2024. So the oligarchy decided to sacrifice the integrity of the US justice system to get Trump. Literally Trumped up charges were invented, a corrupt judge and jury installed, and yet more novel legal theories were invented on the spot, such as the idea that the jury did not have to agree at all and Trump could be found guilty anyway.

So here we are. Trump is more popular than ever because pretty much everyone can see through the latest sham trial of Trump. Even most Democrats are starting to feel a bit nauseous about the obvious corruption of the justice system to get Trump.

It is very uncertain what will happen next. The ruling class is desperate to maintain their trillions of dollars of income from outsourcing jobs to China, importing illegals, and starting wars.

One solution is the make corporate charters subject to a public vote for renewal. Overtly evil corporations like Pfizer would be dissolved and shareholders bankrupted if they failed a vote of public confidence. Voting to dissolve specific corporations must absolutely be in-person and on paper, with valid US ID proving citizenship and no exceptions whatsoever for any reason. Ballots would be kept for five years after the vote. Any group of citizens would be allowed to recount the votes in person at any time.

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9   clambo   2024 Jun 2, 7:13am  

The first post is correct, but the part which was missed is Trump also pissed off the giant government worker goldbrick class.

The gigantic army of guys who are 1. FBI 2. DOE 3. Homeland Security 4. ETC. number in the hundreds of thousands and are all pension multimillionaires.

Trump noticed the huge expense of these goldbricks and mentioned he would like to start decreasing their numbers and slowing their wage growth.

NOBODY "serves the public" because he is altruistic or patriotic; he always wants the most money he can get using the least effort and with the least marketable skill.

The average wage of the area near DC is double the national average.

So, the gigantic "swamp" is entirely populated by greedy assholes who want to have a big spender in charge, not a guy who can read a balance sheet.
10   HeadSet   2024 Jun 2, 7:39am  

clambo says


NOBODY "serves the public" because he is altruistic or patriotic; he always wants the most money he can get using the least effort and with the least marketable skill.

True, that is the attitude of most of the federal workers. In fact, many military folks say they are "working for half pay" after 20 years since they could retire then with 1/2 their base pay as a pension.
11   Patrick   2024 Jun 2, 10:23am  

clambo says

So, the gigantic "swamp" is entirely populated by greedy assholes who want to have a big spender in charge, not a guy who can read a balance sheet.


Thanks @clambo

I added a paragraph about that.
12   AmericanKulak   2024 Jun 2, 10:58am  

AmericanKulak says

Back in the day they wanted to make the peasants dependent on shit wages while charging the maximum poundage for rye and barley.

The whole "Plant Based Meat" is part of this scheme, more expensive shittier frankenfood with a weaker nutrient profile while claiming it's healthier.

See Gates and his massive agra landgrab
13   Patrick   2024 Jun 2, 2:04pm  

HeadSet says

More likely to false flag and blame Trump. Much easier to do than cancel an election.



14   zzyzzx   2024 Jun 3, 8:08am  

Patrick says





ERECTION INTENSIFYING!!!
16   Patrick   2024 Jun 3, 4:56pm  

https://chrisbray.substack.com/p/hes-a-sackler


Purdue Pharma sold OxyContin on a series of claims about the science, starting with the foundational claim that a supposedly major study had proved that opioid addiction in patients treated for pain in medical settings is vanishingly rare. For a few calculatedly dishonest years, the drug was completely and almost miraculously effective, had no side effects to speak of, and was essentially risk-free. Purdue incentivized participation: doctors got paid to promote OxyContin, and they got paid to aggressively prescribe it to their patients. As the dangerousness of the drug became more and more obvious, Purdue and its owners, the Sackler family, offered limited concessions of the mistakes were made variety, admitting but denying, and then admitting a little more but still denying, and then admitting just as much as they absolutely had to but protecting any deniable ground they could plausibly hold.

So. Can you think of another pharmaceutical product that produced enormous profits, that was promoted by doctors who got paid to push it, and that started with sweeping claims about flawless efficacy and zero risk before the much different reality became unavoidably apparent? Can you think of another instance in which sweeping claims about the science turned out to be exaggerated or invented?

What’s also becoming clear is that Anthony Fauci’s agency, the National Institutes of Health, made out like Sacklers, with royalty payments from pharmaceutical companies going directly to scientists on the government payroll — though the NIH declines to make specific payments to specific scientists public, so we only have general information about how much cash flowed into the building.

So Anthony Fauci’s modified limited hangout before a congressional committee, today, in which the Covid-19 vaccines were actually extremely effective at first, but only very briefly, and then it turned out to his very great surprise that the effectiveness waned….

He’s doing the Sackler dance. He’s giving up a little more ground each time he talks, tactically — “ we did not know that in the beginning” — but refusing to just fully give up the lucrative product and admit that it was dangerous and a failure. It’s so familiar you can almost speak the lines with him as he recites.

1. We made a lot of money from this product that we promoted dishonestly.
2. Now people are figuring out that it’s dangerous.
3. So we have to concede some ground to placate them, but not so much that we lose the money.

And the media is there to help.

What’s most remarkable in all of this is that it will work again. Ohh, this pharmaceutical product is just wonderful, everyone needs to take it, trust us, doctors say that it’s very good….

As I’ve been saying for years, it’s all the same fraud, over and over again.
18   Patrick   2024 Jun 5, 11:15am  

Patrick says

As Biden's corruption was compounded by his obvious senility


https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/revelation-wednesday-june-5-2024


The Wall Street Journal’s top story this morning bore the astonishing headline, “Behind Closed Doors, Biden Shows Signs of Slipping.” Was it the cannibals ate my uncle crack that finally did it, or when he called Kamala the President for the twelfth time?

It wasn’t just another throwaway piece. “This article,” the Journal explained, “is based on interviews with more than 45 people over several months.” And, in fact, the Journal continued page after page offering anecdotes of Biden gaffes and slips, punctuated for balance with democrats hotly denying that Joe has ever been sleepy.
19   Patrick   2024 Jun 5, 11:20am  

Patrick says


After the fraudulent election, the FBI and media quietly admitted that Hunter Biden's laptop actually did belong to him, and that it did document not only his illegal drug use, weapons violations, and pedophilia, but also the bribery scheme whereby Hunter would sell access to his father to Chinese and Ukrainian oligarchs. 51 former US "intelligence" officials publicly asserted before the election that the laptop was fake. They lied, but the corporate media suppressed the story of their lie, so most people still have not heard about it.


https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/revelation-wednesday-june-5-2024


Next, as you may recall, right before the last election, the government trotted out 51 spooks who swore that Hunter’s laptop was fake Russian disinformation, as Politico soberly informed us in 2020:



But this time, right before this election, the government has now introduced the same disgusting device into evidence in federal court, as 100% legitimate:




So, whose laptop is it? Hunter’s or Putin’s? Apparently, it’s Hunter’s laptop again.
20   Patrick   2024 Jun 5, 11:25am  

Patrick says

They found their savior in Pfizer. In return for Pfizer dollars, they simply had to lie and claim that the vaccine was "safe and effective" over and over


https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/revelation-wednesday-june-5-2024


💉💉 We must be entering a major new narrative phase. The UK Telegraph blew up the internet yesterday, as it surely knew it would, when it ran this unthinkable and long-overdue headline: “Covid vaccines may have helped fuel rise in excess deaths.” The sub-headline exposed the safe and effective lie: “Experts call for more research into side effects and possible links to mortality rates.” ...

And now, this. What must diehard jab defenders who took four or more shots be thinking now? They have been well-trained to dismiss the odd study here and there and fall back on the “ultra rare” theory of injury — all vaccines have SOME risk! — but the rising crescendo of criticism in corporate media is getting as hard to ignore as a bad case of mRNA tinnitus. ...

That awful list of safe and effective side effects is getting longer and longer. It’s growing even though they’re still minimizing (e.g., they left off cancer). At some point, it will dawn on the dimmest bulbs among that, even if individual side effects are ‘rare,’ when you total up all the rare side effects, it starts to amount to something that is not rare. ...

What should we make of all this new fuel for vaccine hesitancy? About ten minutes ago, this BMJ study would never have been published. Even if published, it would have only appeared in some throwaway rag, like the “Caribbean Journal of Veterinary Allergy Studies.” Not in the BMJ. When you combine the New York Times’ jab injury article with AstraZeneca being thrown under the bus, and add these new admissions of excess deaths and vaccine questions, the walls of Vaccine Jericho are starting to tremble.

I’m not looking a gift needle in the plunger. The new study is a win. Revealing the excess deaths/jabs problem is critical, so experts are allowed to talk about it. But I suspect politics are involved. I sense a plan emerging, a new Big Narrative, that will probably become much clearer soon.

And let us not discount the mental injury winging toward people who went all-in on trusting the government and demanding mandates. It’s only going to hurt for a very long time.
21   Patrick   2024 Jun 5, 1:49pm  

I added one possible solution at the bottom of the essay: letting the public vote on the renewal of corporate charters. Corporations failing the vote would be dissolved and shareholders bankrupted.
22   UkraineIsTotallyFucked   2024 Jun 5, 2:05pm  

Patrick says

Corporations failing the vote would be dissolved and shareholders bankrupted.


No. When a corp is dissolved, it's assets are sold off and distributed to its shareholders (after the creditors are paid off first). Just like a bankruptcy liquidation.

I imagine that wholly owned subsidiaries would be sold off intact. And if the Corp is a SPAC holding company, that would get interesting. Most likely the actual company the SPAC owns would issue proportional shares to the SPAC shareholders.
23   Patrick   2024 Jun 5, 2:05pm  

Patrick says

To deepen divisions and prevent the hoi polloi from looking upward at who was actually impoverishing them, the ruling class then appealed to the resentments of the incompetent, telling them that they should get preference based on race, sex, or sexual perversion for admissions and jobs which normally require long training and qualification tests. The incompetent loved it because it shifted blame for failure from themselves onto smarter and harder working people.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13497647/Iraq-veteran-Ally-bank-job-white-supremacy-diversity-North-Carolina.html


I risked my life serving my country in Iraq... but now I've lost my job at a bank because I'm a white man
Chris Smith has 20 years' experience from Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond
Ally Financial hired an ex-Walmart employee as his manager in diversity push

A white, male Iraq war veteran is suing a top US bank, saying he was pushed aside in favor of less-qualified candidates in an aggressive diversity-hiring push.

Chris Smith says Ally Financial ignored his 20 years' experience in security and intelligence work and gave the job he wanted to an ex-Walmart employee because she was a woman.

He got a junior role in the North Carolina office, but was then sidelined by a boss who railed against 'white supremacy,' was treated unfairly, and ended up quitting within weeks, he says.
24   stereotomy   2024 Jun 5, 2:11pm  

Read up on the economic war between the Second Bank of the United States and Andrew Jackson. The bank caused a panic/depression to try and get Jackson shitcanned (sound familiar?). Jackson won, and we didn't have a central bank again until that creature emerged from Jekyll Island almost a hundred years later.
25   AmericanKulak   2024 Jun 5, 2:24pm  

America First Legal, who is helping Chris Smith in his suit, is AWESOME. I donate a bit whenever I can
26   Patrick   2024 Jun 5, 2:30pm  

UkraineIsTotallyFucked says

No. When a corp is dissolved, it's assets are sold off and distributed to its shareholders (after the creditors are paid off first). Just like a bankruptcy liquidation.


@UkraineIsTotallyFucked

I'm proposing something new. The shareholders would be deliberately bankrupted if the corporation fails a public vote of confidence.

We need severe punishment for shareholders who participate in violating the public interest in the search for profit. Setting their shares to zero is the best way to do it imho.
27   just_passing_through   2024 Jun 5, 4:58pm  

Patrick says


Ally Financial


I've got about $250K in that bank but not for long. Fuck those asshoes.
28   UkraineIsTotallyFucked   2024 Jun 5, 5:05pm  

Patrick says

I'm proposing something new. The shareholders would be deliberately bankrupted if the corporation fails a public vote of confidence.


Then nobody will form corps. The purpose of them is to limit liability risks for collective economic enterprises that otherwise would not be undertaken.
29   Patrick   2024 Jun 5, 5:33pm  

The original purpose was to temporarily limit liability risks for collective economic enterprises.

Now corporations are immortal, and I think that's just about the biggest mistake ever.

People will still form corporations if they feel confident that they will benefit the public.
30   mell   2024 Jun 5, 5:57pm  

Again, the oxycontin story has nothing to do with criminal mass murderer fuckface fauxci. Sure the Sacklers made plenty of money, downplaying the addictive side effects (similar to the alcohol and tobacco industry back then), but nobody was forced to take this highly effective pain killer, which, if used correctly, is a miracle drug. The toxxine was pushed and forced on millions, billions of people under various threats of civil liberties. The sackler story, picked up by so many lamestream media outlets in recent years, seems more of an intentional distraction from the mass murdering toxxine coercion
31   Patrick   2024 Jun 5, 7:30pm  

I think it's related in that it's another example of corporate control of the FDA which caused millions of deaths.

I'm trying to give an overall picture of the situation in this essay, not just explain the toxxine.
32   Patrick   2024 Jun 5, 7:31pm  

https://www.spiked-online.com/2024/05/27/the-war-on-americas-working-class/


What are these people going to do? How will they live out their lives? They will spend their lifetime working, but will have little to no provision when they are no longer able to work. The implications of this problem are nightmarish, and yet – as Ungar-Sargon points out repeatedly – they are absent from mainstream political debate. ‘The truth is we have one party in this country that represents corporations and the Chamber of Commerce, and another that represents the educated, credentialed elite and the dependent poor’, she writes of the Republicans and Democrats respectively. There is no party willing to ‘assume a working-class agenda’.


Explains more about how both parties betray the working class by deliberately keeping them poor in order to shuffle profits upward.
33   Patrick   2024 Jun 5, 7:33pm  

https://www.unz.com/article/britains-technocrats-the-economics-of-truth/


Economics is tailor-made for technocrats. It revolves around systems, and systems are everything for our current hyper-managerial class of social engineers. Once a system is in place, whether it works or not takes second place to its complicated maintenance. The subsequent problem for the technocrat task force is how that system is presented to non-specialists, particularly when it does fail, and the answer is always obfuscation by complexity. Part of technocratic best practice is to introduce as much complexity as it takes to protect the economic system from the comprehension of ordinary citizens. By performing this act of consecration, the technocrat becomes the equivalent of the priest in the medieval church, the only one in the congregation who can understand Latin.


The working class fucked over by outsourcing to China and insourcing illegals is continuously told they just don't "understand" how important it is for them to get fucked over.
34   AmericanKulak   2024 Jun 5, 7:54pm  

Ally Financial is the new name of GMAC
35   AmericanKulak   2024 Jun 5, 8:03pm  

Patrick says


Explains more about how both parties betray the working class by deliberately keeping them poor in order to shuffle profits upward.

After the Cold War, the prior system was deliberately dismantled to funnel money upstairs. The methods were developed before, in the 70s and 80s, but kept controlled until after the USSR collapsed. Then outsourcing (which began as a way to create industry and economic prosperity for Asian Allies) was ludicrously expanded to Communist China and the rest of the world, financialization exploded, etc.

Women are far more valuable than men to the economic order, hence the explosion of useless admin jobs, DIE, processes, etc. to recycle money to the people responsible for 80% of consumer spending.

Breaking the patriarchal family was KEY, since with it men amassed wealth, owned things ("Du vil own nutting"), and passed on enough wealth to 2-3 children so they could retire or not struggle so much. This was extremely disturbing to the elite, especially to the old Yankee class which wanted to have the same powers as European Bureaucrats and Government Officials, not have to deal with a huge middle class of Small Scale Owners.

Women are natural Stage 3 Kohlberg Moral Development: "Good Girl", which is determined by what Education and Society in general tells them being a "Good Girl" is, this is where 99% of women stop their moral development around age 13-16.
36   FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden   2024 Jun 5, 8:50pm  

our politics are what elites with money and assets want. nothing else.
37   mell   2024 Jun 5, 8:57pm  

Patrick says


I think it's related in that it's another example of corporate control of the FDA which caused millions of deaths.

I'm trying to give an overall picture of the situation in this essay, not just explain the toxxine.

Ok but I don't see the big crime here. What Purdue did is literally what every big pharma co. does today, downplaying their medications side effects and lobbying MDs, esp. high volume prescribers, congress and FDA to get as many Americans onto their drugs instead of lifestyle changes. They even went as far as lowering the definition of hypertension by more than 10mm hg and creating a fake "pre-hypertension" category literally starting at 121/81. But ultimately patients are in control, they can decide whether to take shit or not. If you have an addictive personality something will get you hooked (even if it's phone/social media) and chances are high it will destroy your life in one way or another if you don't take accountability for yourself. If somebody thinks they can take a prescription medication 24/7 just to feel better without consequences just because nobody "warned" them they can't be helped. The current glp-1 craze is such an example. Patients, especially womynz popping them left and right, doing parties, importing them from Mexico, sending drug distributors stocks such as hims/hers through the roof, and everybody cheering them on. What are the odds that fast forward in 20 years when the side effects of long term glp-1 meds use has destroyed quite a few lives that there is a new pharma witch hunt for the once celebrated darlings of weight-loss medicine! You can't fix people who have zero interest in researching the stuff they ingest.
38   just_passing_through   2024 Jun 5, 9:01pm  

AmericanKulak says

Ally Financial is the new name of GMAC


No shit! yeah, I'm gone.
39   just_passing_through   2024 Jun 5, 9:04pm  

mell says

but nobody was forced to take this highly effective pain killer, which, if used correctly, is a miracle drug.


100% agree! People who can benefit (minimize pain) don't tend to abuse it. There is a paper called, "The Physicians Dilemma", if I recall that backs that up.

I can't find it on pubmed right now.
40   just_passing_through   2024 Jun 5, 9:12pm  

mell says

What are the odds that fast forward in 20 years when the side effects of long term glp-1 meds use has destroyed quite a few lives


Good god that is some killer shit. You can never stop or you'll have ravenous hunger. Along the lines of shrunken testicles in a former binge steroid injector. But it's food.
41   just_passing_through   2024 Jun 6, 6:18am  

just_passing_through says

Patrick says

Ally Financial

I've got about $250K in that bank but not for long. Fuck those asshoes.


Okay, was only 180K but I just started the transfer of 100K. I tried to leave a note in the comment section stating why but it was only 40 characters. I'll let them know when it's drained and I notify them I want to close the account.
42   Patrick   2024 Jun 6, 9:23am  

I left JP Morgan Chase when they starting kicking out accounts for political reasons.

Moved to local credit union, and those guys have been great.
43   Patrick   2024 Jun 6, 5:54pm  

Patrick says

Boeing's hiring based on diversity quotas has made air travel much more dangerous for everyone.




44   stereotomy   2024 Jun 6, 7:03pm  

Anyone who has seen American Gods will understand this:

Corporations are:

1) Immortal
2) Omnipotent (they can buy any government to pass any law they want - just look at what happened during the scamdemic)
3) Omniscient (everyone with a cell phone is in constant communication with their god).

We worship these gods with every dollar we pay and every liberty we surrender to these "legal fictions."
45   Patrick   2024 Jun 6, 7:25pm  

All at the will of the people, and if the will of the people turns against them, they can be terminated.
46   just_passing_through   2024 Jun 7, 8:29am  

Patrick says

Moved to local credit union, and those guys have been great.


I looked into one in San Diego a few years back. I left because I was blown away that if I put a couple hundred grand in their credit union they wouldn't give me free checks. And the price of a check book was relatively steep too considering it's just a book of paper. Something like $25.

It looks like Mission Credit Union owns the building now that I've checked the map but I'm nearly certain it used to be an SDCCU (which advertise like crazy on the radio)

I use several regular banks but some are online only. Maybe I'll checkout redneck bank lol. Or give the credit union my dad uses here in San Antonio a try, he really likes it.

I've always also wondered if they were safe in a financial meltdown vs. a regular bank.

Patrick says

I left JP Morgan Chase when they starting kicking out accounts for political reasons.


I left Wells Fargo because they scam customers. I cancelled credit cards of banks that attack conservatives. I think even USAA (military) bank kicked out some conservatives this past month?
47   Patrick   2024 Jun 8, 4:44pm  

Patrick says

The ruling class then came up with the strategy of calling all the newly impoverished white US citizens "racist" to distract and divide the working class. Since maybe half of the working class was white, and half black or Hispanic, this worked well to divide them and prevent the political unity necessary to fight the oligarchy.




48   Patrick   2024 Jun 10, 8:02pm  

Patrick says

The infrastructure of the US began to fall apart as competence became much less important in getting hired than having the right victimhood qualifications. The current US Vice president is a good example of this racism and sexism in hiring, since she was selected explicitly because of her race and sex but is clearly incompetent. Boeing's hiring based on diversity quotas has made air travel much more dangerous for everyone. Medical schools now admit very weak students based on race, making medical care a very risky proposition.


https://jameshowardkunstler.substack.com/p/if-wishes-were-fishes-a-teachable


For instance, the fantastic failures in higher education now on display, largely due to the Marxian defeat of excellence, will implant a generation of incompetents in all hierarchies of management. That will result in an insidious matrix of bad decision-making. The Pareto 80-20 principle will ensure that 80-percent of all institutional energy will focus on propping up failing institutions with bad decisions that add up to broken business models (while 20-percent goes into actually carrying-out the bad decisions as policy). That explains how Pete Buttigieg’s Department of Transportation spent $7.5-billion to build seven electric car charging stations.

Similarly, if you have an urgent medical problem, the 80-percent of administrative clerks in your primary care doctor’s overgrown practice (with an assist from the health insurance company cohorts they must coordinate with) will actually manage to delay your treatment as long as possible, with a fair chance of disallowing it altogether. And if you happen to get treatment, there’s also an excellent chance you will be misdiagnosed and subjected to iatrogenic injury.

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