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Friday, April 10, 2020

Deglobalization begins

It won't happen overnight, but people are finally beginning to grasp the vital importance of making things in their own nations, with their own people:
Japan has earmarked hundreds of billions of yen of its coronavirus stimulus relief to go toward helping its manufacturing companies move their production plants out of communist China and back to Japan or to other countries.

“The extra budget, compiled to try to offset the devastating effects of the pandemic, includes 220 billion yen (US$2 billion) for companies shifting production back to Japan and 23.5 billion yen for those seeking to move production to other countries, according to details of the plan posted online,” Bloomberg News reported. “That has renewed talk of Japanese firms reducing their reliance on China as a manufacturing base. The government’s panel on future investment last month discussed the need for manufacturing of high-added value products to be shifted back to Japan, and for production of other goods to be diversified across Southeast Asia.”
David Ricardo is finally, at long last, being buried for good.

And what we’ve — what we’re learning from that is that no matter how many treaties you have, no matter how many alliances, no matter how many phone calls, when push comes to shove you run the risk, as a nation, of not having what you need.

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92 Comments:

Blogger Dr Caveman April 10, 2020 12:38 PM  

Corona-chan revealed the weakness of globalization in such a way that everyone gets it now.

Do you really want to depend on some corrupt country halfway across the world to manufacture crucial components and pharmaceuticals?

Blogger Reader April 10, 2020 12:42 PM  

Ricardo Retardo, another victim of Corona-Chan.

Blogger rikjames.313 April 10, 2020 12:50 PM  

Never will happen in the US. Large corporation C-Suite types would condemn most of America to die under Chinese jackboots if it meant they could fly their families between their Virgin Island and Vail homes in Citation Xs instead of Gulfstreams

Blogger Argus Bacchus April 10, 2020 12:57 PM  

Leftists are trying desperately to FedEx some tissues and toilet paper to Thomas Friedman but none are available.

Blogger Glen Sprigg April 10, 2020 12:59 PM  

Wonderful news; we might be able to salvage the economy in North America, too. Or, at least, in the States; Canada is a lost cause.

Blogger Balkan Yankee April 10, 2020 1:00 PM  

But Muh China!

Blogger Krymneth April 10, 2020 1:03 PM  

You know, the timing on this could have been worse. Things are "globalized"(/China-ized) enough that COVID-19 has had an opportunity to bite people, and it's really clarified a lot of minds in terms of the strategic national risks in outsourcing, yet things are not so far gone that there's no hope of fighting the dominant China hegemon left. Twenty years ago and it wouldn't have bitten hard enough to impress anybody; twenty years from now and the hollowed out shells of the non-Chinese economies would have been too bereft of resources to fight back.

Better would of course to have never globalized at all, but this could have been worse in a lot of ways.

Blogger Richard Holmes April 10, 2020 1:05 PM  

This doesn't bode well for China. Could this spark a world war 3? I could certainly see that happen. I don't mean covert wars and 4D chess. But all out fighting with armies, navies, air forces and possibly tactical weapons.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 10, 2020 1:08 PM  

People in Japanese government are beginning to grasp it.
I wonder when people in our government will begin to grasp it.

Blogger Up from the pond April 10, 2020 1:15 PM  

The Prometheans yearn to turn the globe into one solid economic engine. To do that, they have to omit an important variable from their formula. Race. Globalism doesn't work without human standardization; it depends on peoples' being fungible. The globalist project only works as advertised if people are interchangable economic cogs.

It is built on a lie. Or more charitably, a fundamental misunderstanding of humans.

Race is "taboo" not because the subject hurts someone's feelings or because it will send the KKK out on horseback, but because it is the "inconvenient truth" that undoes the globalist dream.

Blogger Dr Caveman April 10, 2020 1:16 PM  

I doubt it. China will be slowly deprived of economic oxygen as countries that generate intellectual property pull out their manufacturing

Blogger Stilicho April 10, 2020 1:21 PM  

>rikjames.313April 10, 2020 12:50 PM
Never will happen in the US. Large corporation C-Suite types would condemn most of America to die under Chinese jackboots<

As if they will be given a meaningful choice

Blogger Balkan Yankee April 10, 2020 1:22 PM  

@9: "I wonder when people in our government will begin to grasp it."

Hard to say, but people in general are beginning to grasp it. Amazon.com is sold out of the paperback version of Unrestricted Warfare: China's Master Plan to Destroy America. And public opinion is turning against China. A recent Harris poll determined that 77 percent of Americans blame China for the Coronavirus epidemic.

Blogger Lazarus April 10, 2020 1:25 PM  

It all started here:

The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was an organization of six European countries created after World War II to regulate their industrial production under a centralized authority. It was formally established in 1951 by the Treaty of Paris, signed by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany. The ECSC was the first international organization to be based on the principles of supranationalism,[2] and started the process of formal integration which ultimately led to the European Union.

The ECSC was first proposed by French foreign minister (((Robert Schuman))) on 9 May 1950 as a way to prevent further war between France and Germany. He declared his aim was to "make war not only unthinkable but materially impossible"[3] which was to be achieved by regional integration, of which the ECSC was the first step. The Treaty would create a common market for coal and steel among its member states which served to neutralise competition between European nations over natural resources, particularly in the Ruhr.

Blogger Azimus April 10, 2020 1:40 PM  

Chinese wages had been going up by leaps and bounds every year for the last decade, I wonder what this will do to social unrest in that country?

Blogger Akulkis April 10, 2020 1:43 PM  

"David Ricardo is finally, at long last, being buried for good."

Don't count on it.

I heard a Chamber of Commerce type on the radio saying that although many US companies are pulling manufacturing operations out of China, they have absolutely NO intention of bringing the manufacturing back home; You see, wages are rising in China, so they intend to merely move their factories from China to some other turd-world country.

NOTHING is going to stop the perfidy of these selfish jerks other than ridiculous tariffs or public executions.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 10, 2020 1:45 PM  

I’m still undecided if Corona-Chan is an act of God or a Chinese biological attack. But this would appear to indicate the former, or at least that the Chinese are less adept at considering consequences than Sun Tzu would suggest.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 10, 2020 1:45 PM  

@Ominous Cowherd

What’s President Trump, chopped liver?

Blogger Damelon Brinn April 10, 2020 1:48 PM  

Yes, it'll take time, because we've exported so much of our industry. But by the time this is over, "Made in China" will be a curse word.

You know, the timing on this could have been worse.

Definitely. I think most of us were expecting an economic and sociopolitical crash in the next couple decades, by which time we would be in worse demographic shape, less able to defend ourselves against opportunistic enemies, and with an even more hollowed-out labor market and industrial base. If Corona-chan moved that schedule up to a time when we can better handle it, so much the better.

I realize that's not much consolation for the small businessman who's watching his efforts go down the drain right now. But if we're able to come out of this with not much worse damage than a bad flu season (still a very open question), the reward could be an increasingly nationalistic mood, tighter borders, more homeschooling, and several other benefits.

Blogger Zaklog the Great April 10, 2020 1:51 PM  

I can't remember who, but on Facebook the other day, I saw a tweet from some big conservative saying that in response to this, we should, among other things, stop buying from China and invest in India.

"Invest in India"? Really? So that's where we should be focusing our efforts on building up? *Sigh* They have literally learned nothing from this.

Blogger Zaklog the Great April 10, 2020 1:53 PM  

Ah, if anyone is curious, it was Benny Johnson, whoever that is. I've literally never seen anything else from him than occasional tweets quoted.

Blogger Brett baker April 10, 2020 1:53 PM  

There are a few people in the DOD who get it. They're not many in number, but occasionally they do save a capability here and there.

Blogger Damelon Brinn April 10, 2020 1:55 PM  

No doubt the globalists will move as many imports as possible to other foreign lands. But they were dominated by China for a reason. Nowhere else gives them the same benefits, so moving will cut into their profits and bribes. And it will be a long time before so many Americans go back to being as unconcerned about where their food and other necessities come from.

Blogger Brett baker April 10, 2020 1:56 PM  

"Allies are useful things, no doubt; but it is better to rely on one's self"- Fredrick the Great.

Blogger Krymneth April 10, 2020 1:58 PM  

VFM #7634 wrote:I’m still undecided if Corona-Chan is an act of God or a Chinese biological attack.

One of the glorious things about our God is that it can easily be both. One way or another, you will play into his hands. It is only a question of whether you accept his gift to be granted entrance to his side.

Blogger Akulkis April 10, 2020 2:03 PM  

@8

"This doesn't bode well for China. Could this spark a world war 3? I could certainly see that happen."

India has already made an accusation against China in an international court, wanting financial compensation for costs incurred.

Even in the best of times, the Chinese/Indian border is heavily manned and armed. It doesn't help that China claims all of Mongolia -- and Chinese maps draw the border of Mongolia going down and into India.

If International Court rules against China, China won't pay.
If International Court rules for China (doubtful unless the judges get offered bribes they can't refuse), then India will recruit allies and then invade China. Would be a good time for SE Asian nations to clear the Chinese off of those artificial islands they've been building. Russia could join the Indians for merely opportunistic reasons.

A squadron of medium-range bombers: $50,000,000.

Ordnance to destroy a factory in China: $100,000.

Horrified Boomers crying because their stocks and mutual funds in companies who off-shored production to China are nosediving: Priceless.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 10, 2020 2:05 PM  

VFM #7634 wrote:@Ominous Cowherd

What’s President Trump, chopped liver?

He's one man. It remains to be seen whether he can drag 500-some DC Swamp critters to the same conclusion that every American has now come to: We make it here or when we need it we do without. Everyone can see now that any supplies we don't make ourselves we won't have, beginning the instant we need them.

We make it here or we do without.

Blogger Akulkis April 10, 2020 2:06 PM  

"I wonder when people in our government will begin to grasp it."

The day after the flow of bribe money stops.

Blogger TiredPoorHungry April 10, 2020 2:21 PM  

After watching General Trump give orders to his troops and give the daily briefing of how the war is progressing. I now have to admit I was wrong about the whole Corona-Chan thing. This war needs to go on for at least another 20 years. If he has to give money to everyone in the country, who doesn't make as much as the ordinary state or federal employee/retiree, every few weeks. I know these dedicated government employees would never dream of giving up their jobs and/or retirement packages and join the unwashed masses.

Blogger Chris McCullough April 10, 2020 2:26 PM  

Why did the boomers, at the height of the Cold War, give all their manufacturing power to what they were told was a Communist dictatorship in the first place?

Blogger Gen. Kong April 10, 2020 2:28 PM  

VFM #7634 wrote:

I’m still undecided if Corona-Chan is an act of God or a Chinese biological attack. But this would appear to indicate the former, or at least that the Chinese are less adept at considering consequences than Sun Tzu would suggest.


Let's add a third possibility: a bioweapon which can be conveniently blamed on China - possibly even developed there - in facilities owned or controlled by folks like Gates and (((Soros))) in Wuhan. Keep in mind that the latter, Satan's present vicar on earth, flatly stated at last year's Davos that China was the “most dangerous opponent to the open society.”. The usual suspects have of course not let the opportunity unleashed by their likely bio-weapon go to waste either. They're working on a cure you see (not the "Trump pills" obviously) but something much more to their liking. Gates, apparently chosen by the Promethan ruling council to fill (((Soros)))'s role as Vicar of Satan (the god they serve) once the old monster finally goes to his eternal perch in the pit of hell even controls the means to place the mark upon those who submit to their master.

Corona would be a very convenient way to remove the most dangerous opponent to the open society whether by direct war or by a color revolution precipitated by collapsing the Chinese economy. This is just one possibility of course. Note also that even if Xi is the open society's worst enemy it does not automatically translate into his being our friend.

Blogger Zander Stander April 10, 2020 2:42 PM  

Second week of April. Started skimming this blog yesterday. Consensus here that corona is real? All is coming to pass as I predicted. Forgive me but I could not resist this Russian reversal: This ride turned out to be too short for me. Gotta move on.

Blogger Bernard Korzeniewicz April 10, 2020 2:49 PM  

In todays stream VD himself showed why and how globohomo IT companies will turn nationalistic or die.
… they have to…
Their client base is already flocking to Asian alternatives.
SDL, that was the beautiful shot at Pathreon. Will they understand what you have done?

Blogger Nihil Dicit April 10, 2020 3:01 PM  

no matter how many treaties you have, no matter how many alliances

What have any of our "allies" ever done for us but bitch and beg in alternating fashion? Just look at the IDF story from earlier.

Don't be surprised if there are calls for a "new global Marshall Plan" to "help the world recover from this 'unprecedented' pandemic", funded of course by the US, because everybody knows you'll never squeeze a yuan out of the ChiComs.

Not that anyone wants a yuan, or even billions of them.

Blogger crescent wrench April 10, 2020 3:29 PM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:It remains to be seen whether he can drag 500-some DC Swamp critters to the same conclusion that every American has now come to: We make it here or when we need it we do without.

It's an easy thing to do if it's framed in the same way military bases and defense contracts are: Pork for their state/district that can then be skimmed for graft, taxes, and voters.




Blogger Rex Little April 10, 2020 3:37 PM  

Are there any companies gearing up, or starting up, to produce things that we were getting from China?

Blogger Crew April 10, 2020 3:58 PM  

@11: China has already refused to allow some companies to remove their equipment from China, and I imagine that if they attempt to destroy that equipment they might end up as involuntary organ donors.

Blogger Hauen April 10, 2020 3:58 PM  

There was once a sage, who at one time was a prince of the land, who worshiped at the altar of free trade. He forsook his earthly delights a,life of luxury and hedonism to pursue intellectual truth, he'd wandered far and read many tomes to further his knowledge. He became a free trade doubter, then denier, then finally the worst, and least forgivable type of heretic, the abolitionist. In the court he listed the many and varied arguments against free trade that the esteemed members either did not understand, or did not care to. The only listener was the court jester; who upon hearing the arguments, and seeing the reaction, gave pause. The courtiers leaned in, anticipating the humorous rebuke from the lips of the jester, his incisive wit known far and wide. The jester held the pause just a little longer for dramatic effect, and with a smirk, shocked the entire court when he uttered.

"Ricardo, retardo!"

Blogger pyrrhus April 10, 2020 4:07 PM  

"NOTHING is going to stop the perfidy of these selfish jerks other than ridiculous tariffs or public executions."

Can't we have both?!

Blogger Akulkis April 10, 2020 4:37 PM  

"China has already refused to allow some companies to remove their equipment from China, and I imagine that if they attempt to destroy that equipment they might end up as involuntary organ donors."

That's a dangerous game China is playing, as it's literally legal grounds for war, and I can't see much of Congress being in much of a mood to play patty-cake with China when their big donors now that their big money-bag donors are saying, "get our equipment out of China ASAP."

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 10, 2020 4:37 PM  

Zander Stander wrote:Forgive me but I could not resist this Russian reversal: This ride turned out to be too short for me. Gotta move on.
Buh-byeeee!
No one will miss you!

Keep moving, derelict.

Blogger pyrrhus April 10, 2020 4:43 PM  

Meanwhile, Ez Emanuel wants to destroy the US in order to save one life, sheer communist insanity...https://wmbriggs.com/post/30238/

Blogger Reader April 10, 2020 4:47 PM  

Chexit.

Blogger R Devere April 10, 2020 4:56 PM  

Richard Holmes wrote:This doesn't bode well for China. Could this spark a world war 3? I could certainly see that happen. I don't mean covert wars and 4D chess. But all out fighting with armies, navies, air forces and possibly tactical weapons.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

China can only hope their "advanced weapons", almost all of which are copies of Russian and Western designs, are made well enough by their slave labor, to withstand the first 6 hours of actual fighting, if ti comes to that, since Trump and his military friends have worked hard to de-bug and de-Sino-cize the best, most effective US advanced weapons.

China's real hope was that the crappy and infected parts they sold the US would render them vulnerable to Chinese weapons, through sabotage.

Ain't happenin', Xi!

Blogger Balkan Yankee April 10, 2020 5:00 PM  

@30: Because Henry Kissinger said it was "OK, Boomer."

Blogger R Devere April 10, 2020 5:02 PM  

"Not that anyone wants a yuan, or even billions of them."
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
No, but bunches and bunches of Chinese gold (REAL GOLD, not the lead bars dipped in Gold!) could ease a whole bunch of pain!

Blogger Crew April 10, 2020 5:05 PM  

That's a dangerous game China is playing, as it's literally legal grounds for war

Sure, but wars have a habit of not turning out how some people expect.

Blogger James Dixon April 10, 2020 5:09 PM  

> That's a dangerous game China is playing, as it's literally legal grounds for war...

If it comes to it Trump can:

1) Stop all imports from China.
2) Stop all exports to China.
3) Repudiate all the US debt held by China.

All without firing a shot, and the combination of which would hurt them far more than any physical war we might wage.

Blogger Yossarian April 10, 2020 5:12 PM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:People in Japanese government are beginning to grasp it.

The whole country of Japan gets it.
In lieu of jewish Hollywood propaganda I resorted to anime. These cartoons are geared towards teenagers and they crank them out at an insane rate. I was pretty amazed at the topics they touch, stuff like what conspiracy enthusiasts always talk about: MK-Ultra, satanism, gnosticism, grabblers, AI, breakaway civilizations, secret societies, magik, SSH, etc.

Then I looked more into the production side and it's clear that the state has the final say on what types of stories are put out there for general consumption. Japan has been indoctrinating its youth with a Delta-geared soldier-mindset for decades under the guise of entertainment. People around the world were confused at Japan's nonchalant reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. It all makes sense when you realize that most of them probably saw some cartoon as a child in which the same exact narrative played out. They already know how this whole kerfuffle is going to end and I feel relief seeing them carrying out as usual.

Blogger Damelon Brinn April 10, 2020 5:27 PM  

Always weird when you see the Gamma Flounce and you don't even know what you're supposed to feel inferior about.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 10, 2020 6:01 PM  

Gates, apparently chosen by the Promethan ruling council to fill (((Soros)))'s role as Vicar of Satan (the god they serve) once the old monster finally goes to his eternal perch in the pit of hell even controls the means to place the mark upon those who submit to their master.

@31 Gen. Kong

After skimming through all that, it's even more clear (as if that was even possible) that we dodged a huge bullet in 2016.

Blogger weka April 10, 2020 6:13 PM  


Nothing is going to stop the perfidy of these selfish jerks other than ridiculous tariffs or public executions

You forgot bankruptcy. What each nation needs to do is ensure their logistic base works. That means you need to fab and make the chips for your smart weapons, and make the beans bullets and bandages needed by the poor bloody infantry.

If you can but make Sten gums or AK 74 pattern weapons, do so.

The civilians can used surplus.

Blogger JovianStorm April 10, 2020 6:31 PM  

Although the Chinese hate the Japanese, Abe's miracle economy was supposed to receive regular cash infusions from hordes of spitting, cursing, and rich Chinese tourists. In Tokyo, Kyoto and other frequently visited areas, entire floors of department stores are set up for duty free shopping with green card Chinese employees who facilitate the transfer of cash for luxury goods.

China is also a closer place to make cheap stuff ... And it's often cheaper to ship bulk mail to Hong Kong and mail it from there back to Japan than to mail it within Japan.

This is why the borders to China closed so slowly. Although nationalism will prevail, Abe is gonna have some 'splainin to do if this virus gets out of hand. He was so obsessed with the Olympics that numbers were either suppressed or testing was slowed to keep the Olympics on track.

Taro Aso recently called the WHO the Chinese Health Organization and so there are still some wiser heads in the LDP. I'm just hoping Japan is ok... I live here and I like it.

Blogger tuberman April 10, 2020 7:05 PM  

31. Gen. Kong

The Wuhan area is known to be controlled by an opposition faction to Xi. I should have marked the names of the opposition, but I didn't. They use to be the main controllers of China a couple of leaders ago. China has people with strong connections to the WW cabal people, and Xi is probably not one of them. Xi's attempts to clean up corruption wouldn't be cared for by those who thrive in chaos.

This is why I don't trust sources that expound on China as a monolith.

"...even if Xi is the open society's worst enemy it does not automatically translate into his being our friend."

True

Blogger Akulkis April 10, 2020 7:13 PM  

"Sure, but wars have a habit of not turning out how some people expect."

1) The first rule of war: Young men die.
2) The second rule of war: Any war lasting longer than a month will take on a life of its own, which you can only influence, but not control.

Be that as it may, EVERYBODY now hates China just as much as India, Russia, and Japan -- not so much for the virus itself, but for lying about it, so that nobody would even quarantine, let alone shut down travel coming out of China.

Reasonable estimates of the REAL death toll in China:
A) 8+ Million, based on the number of cell phones cancelled (people use an "ApplePay" sort of app, and do all their financial transactions with their phones, not cash -- the only reason the Chinese will shut down someone's phone is either as punishment, or because that person is dead)

B) 10~20 Million per airborne SO2 detectors. See the maps here.

Blogger Andy'scurious April 10, 2020 7:18 PM  

Then ,,, they get the rope .
Problem of loyalty solved .

Blogger Andy'scurious April 10, 2020 7:19 PM  

We ain't dead yet and by the magic of the beaver , we ain't going out like that.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 10, 2020 7:54 PM  

Taro Aso recently called the WHO the Chinese Health Organization and so there are still some wiser heads in the LDP. I'm just hoping Japan is ok... I live here and I like it.

Some are worried about a multi-wave thing like the Spanish Flu, where the second wave was the deadliest... but I suspect China was the first wave, and Europe and the U.S. are the second wave. It would explain a few things.

The poor bastards in Singapore, Hong Kong, Iran, and Italy got to enjoy the blast from both waves, with Italy also serving as the origination point for the second wave. (South Korea and China only got the second wave to a very small extent, at least if we take Chinese statistics at face value.) If Trump hadn't slammed the border shut to China back in January we would have gotten the full effect of both waves too, instead of confining the first wave to Washington state. New York is second wave -- its virus strains are traced to Europe -- while Washington state may have gotten the first wave -- one reason I suspect Washington state is getting over it while New York is still being tortured.

If Japan, Russia, or Latin America do lose control, it'll be at the tail end of the second wave and I don't expect them to get it nearly as badly. There does appear to be a mitigating effect of hot weather and summer, as seen by the lack of much in Africa or India, or that Australia appears to actually be getting over it. So at this point, there shouldn't be a third wave, unless there's a major mutation.

Blogger Uncle John's Band April 10, 2020 8:32 PM  

"Zander Stander wrote: Forgive me but I could not resist this Russian reversal: This ride turned out to be too short for me. Gotta move on.

Buh-byeeee!
No one will miss you!

Keep moving, derelict."

I don't know. I felt a tiny twinge in the Force, as if a lone halfwit suddenly bleated inanely and flounced off...

No, you're right. No one will even notice.

Blogger R Devere April 10, 2020 8:47 PM  

@31 Gen. Kong

"After skimming through all that, it's even more clear (as if that was even possible) that we dodged a huge bullet in 2016."
>>>>>>>>>>>>

NO, we dodged a thermonuclear device!

Blogger Seeingsights April 10, 2020 9:05 PM  

'After skimming through all that, it's even more clear (as if that was even possible) that we dodged a huge bullet in 2016.'

We didn't dodge a bullet, we dodged a bomb.

Blogger Lazarus April 10, 2020 9:35 PM  

Uncle John's Band wrote:I don't know. I felt a tiny twinge in the Force, as if a lone halfwit suddenly bleated inanely and flounced off...

No, you're right. No one will even notice.


The Secret King has left the building!

Blogger Taqiyyotomist April 10, 2020 10:06 PM  

Are there any nations besides those of the West that refuse to use their own natural resources? I've often wondered how much, say, rare earth elements could be found in (gasp!) Yellowstone, for instance. But we can't! Because it's pretty! Or a thousand other Too Pretty or Too Sacred locations in our own land?

All preserved for the benefit of a relative handful of elite professors and National Geographic photographers? How does this outweigh our reliance on nations like the Congo and China?

Blogger English Tom April 10, 2020 10:49 PM  

@Akulkis

Companies will come back to their home countries but there will be no renaissance in blue/white collar lives because these companies will be heavily automated, and this trend to automation will only intensify.

Blogger Trid April 10, 2020 10:56 PM  

Let's just call them "strategic reserves". Hanging every college professor and mining Yellowstone is a lot more fun and far easier than shopping around for a new supplier after we dig up our backyard prematurely.

Like with ANWR I'm 99% positive the fedgov has a filing cabinet with mineral surveys of every scrap of federal wilderness.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella April 10, 2020 11:20 PM  

The Western US desert metals are not being mined because Diane Feinstein's husband.

Bronze Age Pervert, on Twitter, goes into in detail, with articles. The name is ridiculous, the content is usually near naked body builder beefcake shots and silly memes, but then he'll break out the serious about mines and ports.

We had mines the west- of course we did, we did land clearances of natives the same way China is currently clearing off natives in the Uighur region. Then we shut them down when someone paid someone wealthy a tremendous amount of money to write a law about mining, or change a regulation, or something.

The environmentalists are just useful foils and dupes for the usual power and money crew.

Blogger John Rockwell April 10, 2020 11:51 PM  

@VFM#7634

Arguably China was at its peak during the Tang Dynasty civilizationally. It was never the same afterwards.

Blogger Bootleg April 11, 2020 12:03 AM  

You hate rich people? I thought being right wing meant defending obscene wealth.

Blogger jeffinjapan April 11, 2020 12:22 AM  

"Invest in India"?

India is an even bigger shit-hole than China. But hey...an oligarch is gonna oligarch

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 11, 2020 12:30 AM  

Bootleg wrote:You hate rich people? I thought being right wing meant defending obscene wealth.
Laissez-faire and Libertarianism are Liberal ideas.
You should try thinking. It's fun.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 11, 2020 12:45 AM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:You should try thinking. It's fun.
That's something smart people say.
Stupid people know from long experience that ``thinking'' is fruitless, and confusing. They learn not to waste their time that way.

Blogger Akulkis April 11, 2020 12:53 AM  

"You hate rich people? I thought being right wing meant defending obscene wealth."

I see you're completely unfamiliar with the Communist bureaucrats who emerged from the fall of the Soviet Union. They ARE "the Oligarchs" who all live in Moskva and who constitute the highest concentration of multi-billionaires on the planet.

Just as in female politics "feminism is the theory, lesbianism is the practice", on the left, "Marxism is the theory, neo-feudalism is the practice."

Blogger weka April 11, 2020 12:57 AM  

Laissez-faire and Libertarianism are Liberal ideas.
You should try thinking. It's fun.


But math is hard and logic is math!

The Victorian liberals hold those who followed their project well beyond rationality with contempt.

The market is not supposed to, as our Lord noted, be a den of robbers.

Blogger Kevin April 11, 2020 1:09 AM  

I think the Olympics are the ultimate expression of globalisation. I hope it becomes another casaulty of coronachan.

Blogger Ingemar April 11, 2020 1:39 AM  

We need to be realistic about deglobalization. I'm not blackpilling and saying it won't/can't happen, but we also can't pretend we can flip a switch and *POOF* multipolar world again.

If the "China 100% did it*" thesis is correct, China has proven they can cripple the entire world without a shot. But this didn't happen overnight. It took decades of strategic planning to reach the point where they 1.) made the world dependent on their factories 2.) infiltrated every single top ranking University of every Western nation, especially the Ivy League 3.) bought out Corporate Media and 4.) bought out entire continents' worth of real estate.

If the US says "I'm sorry, but no" to China in any of these things, they will bring the rest out to bear. Look at how easily Chinese money can make impassioned university-bred Leftists suddenly and permanently forget their ideals. And for those of you following Catholic currents, look at how they forced the Vatican to bend the knee.

The reason why I'm not given to the blackpill is because if defenseless Japan could pull out of this bad relationship, other countries can too. India was even trying to sue China for this whole thing.

*Soros and/or Gates have their fingerprints all over this.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 11, 2020 3:25 AM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:Stupid people know from long experience that ``thinking'' is fruitless, and confusing.
Contrary to appearances, I usually don't assume someone is stupid until they demonstrate it.

Blogger SciVo April 11, 2020 8:45 AM  

@Ingemar:

We need to be realistic about deglobalization. I'm not blackpilling and saying it won't/can't happen, but we also can't pretend we can flip a switch and *POOF* multipolar world again.

Yes, it will happen over the dead reputations and influence of our unfaithful Ruling Class.

That doesn't mean it won't happen. Just that there will be conflict, which we will win.

Blogger Damelon Brinn April 11, 2020 9:07 AM  

I think the Olympics are the ultimate expression of globalisation.

It's interesting, they weren't always. There's always been a "coming together for greater understanding" aspect to it, at least in modern times. But there used to be much more national pride and competitiveness than there is now (for Americans, at least). As nationalism rises, I would expect that to come back, and you'd get more Americans rooting for Americans rather than for the athlete the TV presented as the most interesting.

Of course, the athletes themselves have been globalized, with paper Americans competing for the US and real Americans competing for other countries because they had a great-grandparent from there and couldn't make the American team. So it would help if that ended too.

Blogger James Dixon April 11, 2020 10:11 AM  

> Some are worried about a multi-wave thing like the Spanish Flu, where the second wave was the deadliest... but I suspect China was the first wave, and Europe and the U.S. are the second wave. It would explain a few things.

That doesn't seem to be the case, though it's impossible to say for certain: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8204255/There-THREE-separate-types-coronavirus.html

> I thought being right wing meant defending obscene wealth.

You "emoted" being right wing meant defending obscene wealth. Thinking had nothing to do with it.

Blogger Ingemar April 11, 2020 11:21 AM  

My prediction is that things HAVE to get worse before they get better. And I think this will happen sooner rather than later.

Let's look only at USA right now. Trump *wants* the economy to reopen and is pushing the HCQ/azithromycin/zinc stack as a cheap cure for Corona-chan. In response the DemonCrap governor's god mayors want to extend the lockdown longer than Trump's recommendation and some have been banning the TrumpPills.

Unfortunately DemonCrap areas being the shitholes that they are haven't been seeing a drop in violent crime (at least in Chicago). I saw an item about Chinese restaurants in SF being burglarized and of course, there's Vox latest post on liberals horrified to learn that their anti 2A stance has equally fucked them over.

The draconian new norms are only terrorizing people who obey laws without question (even laws that aren't laws). It doesn't have that effect on criminals. And the biggest contradiction of the new police state is that the lockdown areas can't increase their numbers because the lockdown means no one can apply for a police job!

DemonCrap governors will soon realize that holding their states hostage just because Orange Man Bad doesn't pay the bills, doesn't fill the stomachs of their constituents and does nothing to stop crime. Their Ace in the hole is to pay the useless invading eaters (who are even more useless now because of the lockdowns) and secure ballot fraud so they won't pay for their crimes. You can see why they hope this lockdown lasts the rest of the year. But that would depend also on hoping that things remain "just bad enough" that there are NOT citywide riots that stretch out the police forces and maybe even the NG.

Blogger phil g April 11, 2020 1:11 PM  

That and a huge surplus of marriage age men. Those scientific based atheist central planners sure are stupid.

Blogger phil g April 11, 2020 1:26 PM  

It seems like America has experienced a long series of good fortunes. It appears another stroke of luck that we got a Trump when we did and his early strategic focus was on China when seemingly everyone else of political influence was bought by China. Going forward Western wealth will be created and consolidated in the West with emerging centers of Eupean influence in Eastern Europe. This will be a boon to Latin America finally. Our oriental allies Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines will align with the West to isolate our common threat the CCP. We can normalize relations with China or remnants of China when the CCP is gone.

Blogger phil g April 11, 2020 1:27 PM  

I should have included India

Blogger phil g April 11, 2020 1:38 PM  

How about we calculate the cost of their nationalizing our industry and cost of Corona virus and cancel equivalent amount of our debt that they hold.

Blogger phil g April 11, 2020 1:53 PM  

I was turned off by the Olympics as a kid in 72 Berlin. Never came back.

Blogger Akulkis April 11, 2020 4:30 PM  

"I should have included India"

India is NOT a friend -- merely a country with a common enemy.

They are actively undermining our competence and proficiency in technology we developed and have expertise in. If American IT was being run by Americans, we wouldn't have so many break-ins on identity and credit card databases.

Even the Indian government admits that over 90% of their computer science graduates are incompetent, with over 50% unable to even write code that compiles (compiler produces an executable file to run... a .exe file for your windows people who don't understand computers), let alone actually solves the assigned task.

Blogger James Dixon April 11, 2020 7:47 PM  

> It seems like America has experienced a long series of good fortunes. It appears another stroke of luck that we got a Trump when we did...

“God has a special providence for fools, drunkards, and the United States of America.” ― Otto von Bismarck

Blogger JamesB.BKK April 12, 2020 12:12 PM  

I thought being right wing meant defending obscene wealth.

Sorta depends on where it came from no? If it was obtained by delivering valuable products or services to people wanting them, great wealth cannot be obscene unless viewed with envy or avarice.

Blogger JamesB.BKK April 12, 2020 12:13 PM  

China can still buy off US politicians. They have integrity; when bought they stay bought.

Blogger JamesB.BKK April 12, 2020 12:29 PM  

It is difficult to walk in Peking without dodging spit. Not high civ stuff.

Blogger Dont Worry About Me April 12, 2020 12:56 PM  

It isnt efficient, but economic efficiency doesnt matter if it means you depend on a manufacturer country for medical supplies during a pandemic

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 13, 2020 8:46 AM  

Dont Worry About Me wrote:It isnt efficient, but economic efficiency doesnt matter if it means you depend on a[n enemy] manufacturer country for medical supplies during a pandemic
You left out an essential adjective there. China is at best a bitter rival that would prefer to profit from our misfortune.

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