Archive for 7, February 2017

President Bannon and “Mein Kampf”

Posted in Observations during Life with tags , , on 7, February 2017 by nathanbusch

“Mein Kampf”:

  1. in all things dissimulate;
  2. avoid facts, and create “false facts” if necessary;
  3. appeal only to emotions;
  4. attack all dissenters as dishonest, liars, and unpatriotic; and,
  5. commence internecine wars between those holding opposing ideologies.

Welcome to NAZI America.

I hope that this helps.

 

President Bannon and China

Posted in Observations during Life with tags , , , on 7, February 2017 by nathanbusch

It appears that the trade war has already started with China.  Evidently, President Bannon actually believes that imposing tariffs on imports from China will injure the Chinese economy enough so as to bring China to its knees and to cause China to cease manipulating its currency to make its exports attractive to customers in the United States.  Good luck!  Amongst a plethora of flaws, one of the fatal flaws with your theory, President Bannon, is: China is not acting to weaken its currency as against the United States Dollar; in fact, it is doing exactly the opposite.  Of course, a bloviating NAZI could not be expected to understand the nuances of international exchange rates or any thing not related to hate.  President Obama imposed a tariff in excess of 250% on Chinese steel imported into the United States.  The result: nothing!  China was not injured, and the customers in the United States continued to import Chinese steel.  This is because the workers in the United States cannot compete with the workers in China and it is in the best of China to lower the price of steel and to continue shipping its steel into the world markets so as to keep its workers employed.  The government of China is doing this to maintain social stability and its 7%-plus annual growth rate.  Oh, by the way, the workers in Australia are more than happy that the Chinese are exporting cheap steel into the world market.  Of course, if the United States did not have its head in a place where the Sun never shines, we could be exporting iron ore from Minnesota to China.  So, China just imports iron ore from Australia.

There is a far more critical point to be borne in mind, President Bannon, as you commence a trade war with China:  exports from China to the United States amount to no more than about 16% of the economy in China.  For decades now, China has been smart enough to have been using what is called “soft diplomacy”: which means that it has been funding infrastructure projects throughout the third world.  This has set the stage for China to export its goods and services to those growing third world countries to more than offset any consequences of a trade war with the United States.  Think of this, President Bannon: there are over a billion people on the African Continent living on less than about $1.00 per day.  These people want to be in the “middle class” and enjoy all of the benefits of that status, just like the “middle class” in the United States has enjoyed since Truman slept in the White House.  China certainly realizes that if you take a billion people and increase their economic activity within a decade to a level equal to, say, $50,000 per year per person, the size of the African economy will exceed $50 Trillion dollars per year.  Just so you know, that will dwarf the economy of both China and the United States.

Of course, China recognized this long ago: the United States has sat back on its laurels believing that it is the king of the hill.  The response of the Bannon Administration is to start trade wars, become isolationist, and impose a NAZI regime upon the citizens of the United States.  To me, that sounds like a really dumb thing to do.  Mr. Bannon, the Chinese are a lot smarter than you when it comes to economics and international trade.  They do not need us, we need them.

I hope that this helps.

Nathan A. Busch

Attention President Bannon

Posted in Observations during Life with tags , , on 7, February 2017 by nathanbusch

President Bannon:

When you took control of the White House, you took moves to erect a “Wall” along the entire border between the United States and Mexico: ostensibly because you believe that all undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Latin America are drug kings, murders, thieves, liars, and felonious criminals.  So, you claim, building a $10,000,000,000 wall between Mexico and the United States will solve the problem by keeping the economic refugees in their home countries.  Let us look at this a bit closer.

On Monday, 7th November 2016 the Mexican Peso stood at 18.5544 to the United States Dollar.  As at the time of writing of this post, which is 0955h, 7th February 2017, the Mexican Peso stood at 20.662 to the United States Dollar.  Just in case your arithmetic is as poor as your judgment and veracity, that means in the three short months since “The Donald” “won”, and I use that word very loosely, the election the Mexican Peso weakened 11.359% as against the United States Dollar.  That means that any exports that the United States has to Mexico have risen, in Mexico, in price by 11.359%.  That is enough inflation to choke a mustang in Mexico just to buy American goods and services.  Also, that price will be reflected through all goods and services produced and sold in Mexico because any services and goods exported from the United States into Mexico are certainly integrated into any and all goods and services produced and sold in Mexico.

Then you came up with the coup de gras of “forcing Mexico to pay for the wall by imposing a 20% tax on imports from Mexico”.  I will grant that you are extraordinarily skilled in bloviating your NAZI hatred for all things not White Anglo Saxon Protestant, until all things White Anglo Saxon Protestant become the target of your hatred: however, you have demonstrated a galactic amount of incompetence when it comes to anything related to international trade.  Your 20% tariff will not be paid by any Mexicans and will not be paid by the Mexican Government: it will be paid by the American customers of the very Mexican goods and services upon which you intend to impose the tariff.  Oh, just a thought, you might want to reconsider your position because all of that fancy food that you are now eating in the White House with “The Donald”, most likely, comes from Mexico.

Well, if the economic conditions, as these stood in the Latin American countries, were severe enough before “The Donald” “won” the election so as to cause a large migration of economic refugees seeking a better life in the United States, your inept, hate-filled actions will cause even worse economic conditions and an even larger migration of economic refugees to the United States.  Maybe you have already thought up a solution to that problem: just have the NRA stand at the borders of the United States and target practice on the men, women, and children seeking to enter the United States as economic immigrants.  Of course, you would just be taking another page right out of “Mein Kampf” with reference to the Jews, Roma, homosexuals, mentally handicapped, and everyone else not of the “Superior Race”.

In short, your incomprehensible tariff and your equally incomprehensible “Wall” will actually economically injure the 61 MM white, uneducated, American males that were deceived enough to have actually voted for “The Donald”.

For the sake of the Union, I hope that this helps you to change your world views.

Nathan A. Busch