Wheels Within Wheels….

| April 7, 2021

 

 

Is China the World Going Galt?

Here’s an article from the Obama epoch, published in 2009, which kind of delves into it.

In this Obama-era article that focused on whether or not the world was “going Galt” in response to the 2008 crash and the recession that followed it, there are parallels in 2021 to what happened back in 2009.

https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/06/going-galt-everyones-doing-it/

Haven’t read that oversized (and over-done) tome since university days, but something is stirring in the wind, and it isn’t just Xi Jinping’s doing, either. I was never sure that it was a novel that Rand tried to write or just her psychobabbling mind telling her to ‘get it all down on paper!”

So with China in a “BOOOM!” market as our biggest trading partner, and making nuke deals with Iran for processed uranium, is that where things are heading? We seem to be right back where we were in 2009, otherwise, I would not ask. Is this a second attempt or just a follow-through?

But there is more – much more – to our world now than just China’s attempts to spook its trading partners and neighbors, and Iran’s attempts to build Big Booms that will (they hope) obliterate Israel and most of the Middle East including Kurdistan. That doesn’t involve “going Galt”, but this single-minded pursuit of destruction is telling us something: ignore them at your risk.

We have had a miserable invisible bug inflicted on us and other countries, a bug which originated in China and continues to mutate into new forms. What other weapons could possibly have created the destruction of thriving economies worldwide as quickly as this virus has done?

Rand’s novel published in 1951 still achieves an audience when times are seemingly tough. We’re in that now, and the audience is returning.  https://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Commentary-Ayn-Rand-s-Atlas-Shrugged-15001417.php

From the article: Not too long ago, there was an op-ed in the New York Times that all billionaires should be abolished; it advocated for a socialist ideology instead. The writer claimed billionaires should not exist. Unfortunately, for those of us who strongly believe in our capitalistic economy, the left and many Democrats are embracing this notion with fervor.

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed a 70 percent top marginal tax rate on all billionaires. Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren also has joined the bandwagon and is contemplating a “wealth tax.” Sen. Bernie Sanders is part of this group, promoting his socialist philosophy as a viable replacement for our long-successful economic capitalist system.

Rand’s novel depicts a future United States on the verge of economic collapse after years of socialism, a system where creative and productive people have been exploited for the benefit and welfare of an undeserving population composed of moochers and incompetents.  – article

Gee, that’s so unoriginal that even Stalin and Lenin came up with that idea, turning the USSR into a backwater economy that finally collapsed into bankruptcy and ceased to exist.

Following this line of thought, the Useless Idiots who now inhabit the media, who cut out or block anything that displeases them, who accuse everyone else of their own faults and flaws, who lie like swamp scum, and who can’t dredge up the past because they never learned it or its lessons – are a full generation of people who are missing reality.

If Galt told them he could stop the Earth and then did just that, he’d be labeled a terrorist in their world. This is only the second go-round in this story. It’s likely there is much more to come, and even that will not be the end of the cycle. This is only one layer of those wheels within wheels.

Category: "Your Tax Dollars At Work", 2020 Election, COVID-19, DC Government

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  1. Anonymous says:

    China wants to make the world (and us) its bitch.

    Don’t take the $$$ bait.

  2. E4 Mafia 83-87 says:

    I read the book off and on for two years. Drop a “Who’s John Galt?” at a party and it’s like knowing a secret code. In an episode of ‘Mad Men’, Bert tells Draper to read ‘Atlas Shrugged’ is why I read it. Secretly, I think we all want to a little like Don Draper.

  3. KoB says:

    “This is not the bread line Citizen, it’s 3 lines over. This is the toilet tissue line…and we’re out. Inside tip. They’re butchering the last of the zoo elephants at midnight. Get in that line now, you may get some good soup bones.”

    I’ll take 70% of Bezo’s fortune. That’s about the amount I need to live in the style that I would like to be accustomed to.

    Betcha big money that Lieawatha will have her fortune rat holed off shore before she rams a tax increase thru. So will San Fran Nan.

  4. AW1Ed says:

    As for China, JP Getty said, “If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.”