An advantage that democracy offers is that democratic governments are subject to the “will of the people” and voters can change or ‘fire’ their governments when elected officials fail to better their lives. The flaw with democracy is that it is very expensive for the political class to run for elective office. Very rarely, self- funding non- politicians, like Ross Perot and Donald Trump, enter the political arena out of a sense of duty and patriotism. Some populist candidates, like Sen. Sanders, ask supporters for small donations, while the majority of Establishment candidates seek investments from business elites. These investors, to safeguard their investments, rig the political system. In the US, democrats have their super delegate rules to ensure their pre-selected Establishment candidate “wins” the nomination. The Republican Establishment candidate is normally the politician who has garnered the most campaign contributions. Investor financed politicians are the root causes of crony capitalism and corruption that creates the ‘Beggar thy Nation’ economy of ‘winners and losers’. This is why the promise of democracy and capitalism have failed to take roots in developing countries, and why populist movements in developed countries are now challenging the Establishment.
In American Corporate Boardrooms, Adam Smith’s version of capitalism has been replaced by Ayn Rand’s Objective Capitalism. She was an immigrant from Russia, a writer of fiction who professed that nationalism, patriotism and morality were impediments to profits, and because “greed is good”, human, social and societal costs were irrelevant factors in business decisions. Objective Capitalism, is capitalism without scruples, and to exploit and trample the underclass, they hire lobbyists, fund ‘Politicians of Fortune’ and think tanks to corrupt the financial and political systems. They “privatized profits and socialized losses”, became “too big to fail and too powerful to jail”, and in a twist of history, latter-day Nietzscheans, who believed all power be centralized in them and exercised for their benefit, have re-established themselves as the new ‘Master Class’.
Pseudo-intellectuals from Corporate think tanks working in conjunction with the liberal media propagate the ‘Master Class’ agenda by redefining what is good and evil, moral and immoral, and re-writing history in pursuit of a ‘Liberal World Order’. To legitimize themselves they claim they are the heirs of the Enlightenment, then, using the tactics of Dr. Gobbles, fabricate questionable claims that are endlessly repeated and spun into ‘facts’ that become imbedded in the sub conscious of a gullible electorate. They redefined outsourcing American jobs as Free Trade, and allege this has ushered in an era of prosperity. It has for the outsourcers and foreign labor markets, but has been catastrophic for American workers. They profess trade deficits are good as it brings in foreign investments. The Chinese with their billions in trade surpluses are trying to buy the nuclear power business of Westinghouse along with their classified nuclear technology which has the US government worried. They sermonize that budget deficits and debt are good economic policy, while the Congressional Budget Office are sounding alarms over the growing interest payments on US debt. They profess that unemployment is at a historic low but neglect to mention the millions of workers who have dropped off the employment radar because they have no hope of ever finding a decent job, that most new jobs are part time and independent contractor “on call’ jobs in a gig economy with no benefits, no job security, and no legal protections.
The 18th. century ‘Enlightenment Period’ the Liberals use as their template, was when ‘Free Thinkers’ began challenging religion and traditions to free individuals to pursue their own self interests. The result of this assault on the moral fabric of society, is that individuals have become more selfish, families and communities have disintegrated, and the support system once offered by religion, communities and family has fractured. One of the unforeseen consequences of the ‘Enlightenment’s’ attacks on religion and traditions is the formation of ‘Single Mothers’ as a family unit, with children growing up without the financial support nor the mentoring influence of fathers. This fast growing segment has become a powerful voting block and liberals have made government the financial ‘support system’ for most unwed mothers thereby ensuring their political support.
‘Enlightened’ liberals have targeted the US to be an ‘open society’ and open its borders to ‘humanity’. Their ‘intellectual’ spin is that immigration (never differentiating between legal and illegal) has a positive impact on the US economy. If this were true, the World Bank and the IMF would have, long ago, coaxed third world countries to open their borders to migrants and turbo-charge their economies! Using this questionable logic of the “intellectuals”, financially stressed Americans can become prosperous by opening their homes to any and everybody and sharing their limited resources with strangers!!! Uncontrolled illegal immigration profits only the ‘non-profit’ resettlement agencies that charge taxpayers approx. $10,000.00 per month to resettle each migrant, for slum-lords who can raise rents, grocery and other retailers who accept food stamps and many other forms of welfare payments. Fact is that by outsourcing US jobs, American workers have not only lost their paychecks but also their role as consumers in the consumer economy. Liberals want to fill this deficit in consumption by keeping American borders open to ‘humanity’, people who will fuel consumption using taxpayer funded food stamps and welfare checks. For American ‘losers’ this will result in a vanishing job market, wage suppression, overcrowded schools and emergency rooms and ballooning deficits and debt. Liberals are now floating the concept of a “Universal Basic Income” to lure in more migrants and structure a voting block of the dependent underclass to take control of Capitol Hill and the White House.
European nations that embraced the “Beggar thy Nation”, economics of Ayn Rand and the “open border’ liberal philosophy have problems similar to the US, namely, economic stagnation, inequality and uncontrolled immigration. European Union members who spurned Ayn Rand and stuck to their moral, nationalistic, ‘country above self’ capitalism have stronger economies but are also plagued with migrant problems, now, coupled with a refugee crisis ignited by ISIS. Many Europeans who do not see their liberal leaders making their lives safer and better are using the ballot box to demand change. What the global liberal media condemns as “mob rule’ by the “unwashed masses”, populists in Britain reclaimed their sovereignty by voting for the ‘Union Jack’ rather than the European Union. Most European populist parties, once on the fringes, are becoming mainstream, their clout forcing Establishment parties to address populist concerns. Perhaps, they remember Aesop’s fable of the Arab in his tent on a cold night agreeing to allow his camel to keep warm in the tent and later the camel telling the Arab to vacate his tent since the tent was too crowded for the two of them!. They have put the European liberal political Establishment on notice to make their lives safer and better, or in future elections, the very existence of the EU with open borders for non-Europeans could be at stake.
The global liberal media is agenda driven to propagate a “Liberal World Order” of “Open Societies”. They are active participants in establishing a borderless world, with the goal of winning converts to their cause. The concept of ‘winning’ and having a mission, disqualifies them from being a neutral observer of events and reporting unbiased news. They have shed their cloak of impartiality, and because they lack convincing intellectual arguments for their world view, they are ridiculing and venomously attacking patriotic populists and nationalists who swear allegiance to their border secured nations. The liberal media’s divisive narratives of discord and hatred for their opponents, underlies their intention of dumping the concept of ‘nation states in the dustbin of history. For “Open Societies” to prevail, nation states have to be sacrificed and all references to patriotism, nationalism and identity be eradicated from human subconscious. In the US, the Trump Administration will not permit liberals to fast-track illegals to voting citizens, but in Europe this can and will be done before the next round of elections. This could be the starting point of writing the final chapter of ‘The History of Europe’. Only European populists can prevent “The End of” Europe and ensure Europe remains a part of “Western Civilization”.
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