Trade Is Not Just About Bananas, But Mental Capability

Europe conquered the world, and the world of minds: the United Nations is little more than the Declaration of Human Rights of 1789, writ large. How did Europe do that? By building superior intelligence, superior culture, superior mentality.

All things the Politically Correct Perfect Cretins claim don’t exist. Call them PC square.  

When a country C (for China) invests into another country U, U, for USA), C doesn’t just put money at the disposal of We The People of U.

That is what a ridiculous article in the New York Times, by a five-star economist from the Plutocratic Corruption claims, and exclusively focuses on… forgetting the most important point. (Politically Correct Perfect Cretins Perfect Corruption: PC Cube!)

And the point is military. I will develop it further in a companion essay (of an even more robust nature!)

This Trade Deficit is NOT just about money, far from it! It is about who is smarter in the future, it’s about who is a slave, in the future, it’s about who sells only bananas in the future, it’s about who has a future in the land of the free!

Reminder: battles decide the world. On the battlefield, or in the mental field. And trade is not just about money. The most important trading is about ideas, sentiments, culture, moods, mentalities.

Trade deficits can be good or bad, yes (as standard, Perfectly Corrupt economists, correctly observe). However, not all trades are equal. Selling bananas is not selling cars. A car has much more “added value” than a banana. Some of this “added value” involves knowledge. If one loses the ability of making high-tech products, one loses cognition and know-how. Selling bananas will not compensate for this dearth of mind and intellect brought by an imbalance in added value trade: one will become, irresistibly, the proverbial banana Republic.

For 6,000 years China has been the “Central State” (as China called itself), because of superior Chinese know-how (even in the Nineteenth Century, all what Britain could sell to China in exchange for advanced Chinese products was opium).

A deficit in added-value jobs will lead to a deficit in know-how. Ultimately, this becomes a question of national security deficit. The converse is true. This is why China maintains an enormous trade surplus in added value job products with the rest of the world. China was not born yesterday. The Perfectly Corrupt Political Cretins, though, were, and now relish their slavery at the hands of their masters, who have one foot in China, one foot on their faces, and they don’t get it yet.

The enormous trade imbalance with China enables major companies in the West to escape local Western laws, taxes and regulations by offshoring the work to China. This makes the owners of these companies, which are entangled with ownership of Western media, keen to defend that trade imbalance which makes them ever wealthier, and more influential politically, thus anchoring their domination. This fits China’s strategic purpose just fine.

A civilization which doesn’t maintain mental added value in the trade of ideas is doomed (by internal decomposition or external invasion, or both). So beware the nature of trade!

Patrice Ayme

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8 Responses to “Trade Is Not Just About Bananas, But Mental Capability”

  1. G Max Says:

    Wow. That’s to the point! Looking forward the more robust essay. ADDED VALUE is never mentioned by the completely corrupt economists a la Krugman. I guess that’s why they are completely corrupt! And the American wet dream has turned to a nightmare!
    PC^3!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Global capitalists have no loyalty to any particular place only to profit. This is basic to capitalist ideology. Production will be moved elsewhere because they hate the American worker’s legacy of agitating for better conditions and pay and they hate the American people in general for demanding safer, less-shoddy, and more environmentally friendly products. So, of course, this means they will continue to move production to places where people are desperate and oppressed and don’t expect decent pay or a decent environment. I doubt that Trump will be able to slow this process which is such a deep part of our dominant plutocratic economic ideology. As Thomas Jefferson said in 1814: Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      I would prefer you to have a name, but welcome nevertheless… ;-)… I don’t like the term “capitalist” which means little (is capital owned, or just controlled? etc.) I prefer “plutocrat”, because it has the evil element needed.
      The dominant plutocratic ideology is enormous, everywhere and shows up in the most arcane field, from “analytic” philosophy, to pop singing, string theory, etc… and of course economy. Obama said:’move on, nothing to see, we care.’ Trump is clearly causing some dislocation, and that’s good. Be it Czar Nicholas II or Louis XVI of France, or William the Conqueror, or J. Caesar, major plutocrats can cause enormous dislocation which provoke progress… Not all of them: Alexander the Great left a disaster behind… And Caesar got distorted by Augustus with catastrophic consequences…

  3. Gloucon X Says:

    Global capitalists have no loyalty to any particular place only to profit. This is basic to capitalist ideology. Production will be moved elsewhere because they hate the American worker’s legacy of agitating for better conditions and pay and they hate the American people in general for demanding safer, less-shoddy, and more environmentally friendly products. So, of course, this means they will continue to move production to places where people are desperate and oppressed and don’t expect decent pay or a decent environment. I doubt that Trump will be able to slow this process which is such a deep part of our dominant plutocratic economic ideology. As Thomas Jefferson said in 1814: Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Oooppss, so that was you, OK, well, welcome again… Point is it’s just one planet. Politically and militarily speaking, the Earth is now much smaller than Europe in 1800 CE. Thus North Korea, Iran, or Pittsburgh are not just the pits, but our backyard. So is Yemen…

  4. Matt D Says:

    Matt D
    ILJune 9
    This is one reason that gutting our education funding and placing little societal value on it as well is a long term disaster in the making. Saddling kids and families with enormous debt to go to college grossly reduces the number of people who will take on that risk. And who benefits?? Does it free up money for tax cuts that are small near term gains at the expense of ling term planning? I know the richest will enjoy much more gains, near and long term, but unless they all plan to migrate in the next fifty years, the yll be hurt by it too.

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Agreed 100%. However there Europe and the US differ: in Europe, education is “federal” (central state) always. And ALL European states have been derelict in matter of education, ever more decreasing financing since
      the 1950s, with few exceptions (Finland, Switzerland).
      In the USA, education is a matter of the states. Bush, Obama, or Trump could sing about it, but little more (1% global budget).

      Obama did one good thing though: the Common Core. But it never got to science, just math…

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