A Cartoon Worth A Thousand Of My Words
Your humble observer of the asylum we all to live in was about 600 words into a post this morning and was frustrated at how the post was coming together. I took a break and decided to visit some other sites. Scrolling down through the latest posts at Zero Hedge I came across a cartoon they had snagged from libertarian cartoonist, Ben Garrison. The cartoon and Garrison’s short commentary are exactly the point I was trying to make in the post I was writing.
As he describes it – the cartoon “shows how the banking and corporate masters (crony capitalist fascists) control both major parties behind the scenes.They keep us distracted with left vs. right while giving us the illusion that voting for one of the other parties will solve things. It won’t.” It appears his ‘prophecy’ has grown more and more the reality in the past years…
Now let’s move on the idiot from MSNBC and then I will tie the two subjects together… sort of.
Another MSNBC Idiot Speaks Out
In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I have never watched MSNBC. For one thing, it is not available any cable or satellite tv service here in Venezuela. My only exposure has been clips posted on blogs that I frequent. This time it was Right Scoop that featured a clip of Melissa Harris Perry expounding on her theory of how to solve the illegal immigrant crisis at America’s southern border. You can checkout the 14 second clip at Right Scoop if you wish. In a word, Ms. Perry’s solution to the crisis is “redistribution“. To support her theory, she made the idiotic statement that the reason there are so few people from Nicaragua crossing our southern border illegally is because Nicaragua is a socialist country and redistributes their wealth so the poor Nicaraguans don’t have to flee to the United States.
Obviously Ms. Perry knows nothing about Nicaragua. That’s understandable. Very few Americans have any reason to be familiar with Nicaragua. But, one would think before she opened her mouth on prime time tv that she would have spent a few minutes on the internet to learn something about the country she thinks is a socialist paradise. She might have learned that in the race for the worse hell hole in the western hemisphere, Nicaragua and Haiti are neck and neck. She might also have learned that Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega is a dug addicted pedophile and a communist pig. She might have learned that the vast majority of Nicaraguans live on two dollars a day or less. And, she might have learned that one of the most common complaints heard on the streets on Costa Rica is about the Nicaraguans crossing their border illegally and taking their jobs for less money. (Sound familiar?) Does Ms. Perry really believe that the beneficiaries of Nicaragua’s redistribution of wealth live anywhere close to the quality of life that America’s welfare recipients live? What an idiot!
Ms. Perry is, unfortunately, what we often refer to as a useful idiot”. Sadly, it seems that useful idiots make-up the majority of the electorate not only in America but in all of the developed countries. I wish all of the useful idiots in this world would study and understand this graph I borrowed from this American Thinker Article.
The world is divided in two groups. In one, we have the US, Japan, Canada, and 15 European countries where the standards o living are relatively high and, the second group or all other countries where the standards of living are relatively low. One could write volumes on how the rich countries became rich and why the poor countries remain poor, or why the gap in GDP per capita has grown for forty years or why none of the so-called BRIC countries have broken into the gap between the rich and poor countries. One could write about ideological differences and cultural differences or about the effect of the world bankers adopting the dollar as the primary reserve currency in 1971.
The author of the American Thinker article believes the gap between the rich countries and all other countries will never change. He blames it on cultural differences. He may be right if only because the GDP per capita values are sewed extremely high earnings of the 1% of the one-percenters when divided by the population of any given country. The poorer countries have higher birth rates than the wealthier countries.
If we had a metric for the median quality of life in the rich and poor countries, the gap over the last forty years might look much like the gap in the GDP per capita graph. But, the gap in the median quality of life between the and poor countries will gradually close during this century, in my opinion, and it won’t be because the quality life in poor countries will become more like ours today. Quite the opposite. The median quality of life in the rich countries will be approaching that of the poor countries. To understand why I say that, I refer you back to the above cartoon. Although the crony capitalist fascist ( not to be confused with free market capitalist) already have most of the marbles, they want more; much more. Their ultimate seems evident to me. They want a feudalistic-fascist world where they are the noble class and everyone else serves them. They own the sock puppets in seats of government and they manipulate the useful idiots across the political spectrum to their cause.
One of the problems with useful idiots is they do not recognize that they are useful idiots. They don’t realize that they are being manipulated. If they did, they might ask themselves: What’s going to happen when they are no longer deemed useful?
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?