Ritualistically threatened by the sheer presence of Sanders and Corbyn indoctrinated, establishment “journalists” frenzied into a state of panic. A panic that only a cultist could relate to after hearing news about his leader “drinking the koolaid.” While they were busy dealing with mental issues of panic ,
journalists forgot the basics of journalistic research, that even 1-year-olds are adept at:
So my son's first words (beyond Baba & Mama) are… "Ok Google".
— Iyad El-Baghdadi (@iyad_elbaghdadi) June 23, 2016
To understand their mentality, I highly recommend reading this lovely article from the intercept: Seven Stages of Establishment Meltdown. As of right now, I think we need to add more stages because establishment journalists are off the wall!
Unfortunately, this double-dose of Brexit, CorbynCoup followed by Sanders’ amazing run at the Whitehouse, has all but sent them over the cuckoo’s nest. Mr. Fareed Zakharia, a once respected journalist, is no different. Here, I must dissect this ridiculous smear job, worthy of a nomination in this year’s Goebbels award.
There is so much wrong with it, I might as well do a red line of the entire
essay. Comments in red font is my editorial.
Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations” was in large part a critique of government’s regulation, manipulation, and taxation of trade, all of which, Smith argued, undermine growth and prosperity.Ryan understands this well, which is why he has voted in favor of every free-trade agreement presented to him while in Congress: with Peru, South Korea, Central America, Australia,Singapore and Chile.
This book was written in 1776. In 1776, people believed that California was an island, they also believed the existence of witches were real. An equivalent paragraph would be: In the Salem witch trials, interrogators would dunk a suspected witch in water until she drowned or confessed to witchcraft. Paul Ryan understands this very well, which is why he voted to uphold enhanced interrogation methods of waterboarding in Guantanamo Bay. Economics, just like any other science, has evolved to disprove old theories, and use new theories. Just like we wouldn’t use the evil demon theory of illness from 1776, why should not be using any economic theory from 1776.
Trumpler, on the other hand, regards free trade as the cause of American decline. He has criticized virtually all of the United States’ recent trade deals. For him, China’s entry into the World Trade Organization has been “disastrous.” On these trade matters, U.S. manufacturing, and now Brexit, Trumpler’s positions are largely indistinguishable from Sanders’s. Yet Republicans continue to call Sanders a socialist and Trumpler a conservative.
Zakaria mischaracterizes Sanders’ position on Brexit. He completely and blatantly lies! Watch the video:
But this does not alter the truth. Their central charge is false. Free trade has not caused the hollowing out of U.S. manufacturing.
Was this uncited, unsourced conclusion based on the Twelve Tablets or maybe the Code of Hamurabi? One thing he is right is that Free trade ALONE is not responsible for the hollowing out of manufacturing in the US. It is one of many factors that economists are still wrestling about. However, Free trade has lead to a decline in wages, because simply put: Free trade means tarrif-free movement of goods, but controlled movement of people. Therefore, companies can forum-shop to find talent that will work for cheaper across the border. However, once you have these free-trade deals, the United States Government, needed to invest in education, infrastructure and retraining, such that the displaced workers would still a) have the same quality of life b) have the opportunity to train themselves to find different jobs c) preserve their accumulated wealth. Therefore, yes, it is a combination of free-trade deals and U.S. government neglecting their former workers (Unlike Zakaria, I can cite my sources) [ref]http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/issues11/ [/ref]
It is not surprising that Sanders embraces the policies of failed socialist and quasi-socialist governments from decades past.
Let us look at the top 10 nations in regards to quality of life [ref]http://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/quality-of-life-full-list [/ref]
- New Zealand
Do we notice anything in common with these nations? YES! They are all democratic-socialist nations with policies that Sanders advocates.
But it is stunning that serious conservative Republicans who are devoted to free-market ideas are backing Trumpler, looking the other way and crossing their fingers. The cost of doing so is now clear: Trumpler will transform the GOP into a protectionist, nationalist party. The logical choice for this new party’s vice president is obvious — Bernie Sanders.
At this point, Zakaria sounds like this to me: