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April 12, 2022

The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at confidence in the existing distribution of wealth. Those to whom the system brings windfalls, beyond their deserts and even beyond their expectations or desires, become 'profiteers', who are the object of the hatred of the bourgeoisie, whom the inflationism has impoverished, not less than of the proletariat. As the inflation proceeds and the value of the currency fluctuates wildly from month to month, all permanent relations between debtors and creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless; and the process of wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery.

Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and it does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.


-- John Maynard Keynes

And here are the latest numbers!

Inflation is hammering the voters who will soon decide some key midterm races
Ya think?

This is going to turn into a race. Will the Democrat/Socialist/Progressive complex destroy America using Lenin's best tool before the people wake up and vote them out of office?

At this point there is no more room for error. Anyone who votes for a Democrat is supporting the destruction of traditional society, the rule of law, free markets, and the concept of a free people.

Unfortunately there are Republican candidates who are just as bad!

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Yesterday Ace wrote about Trump's endorsement of Mehmet Oz for the Republican nomination for U.S. senate in Pennsylvania. There was a spirited discussion, some of which was devoted to the idea that since Oz is an outsider and not part of the McConnell cabal of GOPe scum; he should be supported against the establishment candidate, in spite of his stances on stuff like guns and other hot-button issues for conservatives.

Yeah...about that! Dr. Oz was an early promoter of 'trans children', including surgery. So the guy is for gun control and has expressed support for the mutilation of children and its attendant destruction of traditional societal norms. And while he was a superb cardio-thoracic surgeon, his scientific thinking devolved into a mess of holistic, new-age nonsense.

Supporting him is a classic example of settling, and it is time to stop doing that. What would America get with a Senator Oz? Probably a smarter version of Mitt Romney with the added penalty of a gun-control advocate. Do we really need another nominal Republican who revels in stabbing the conservative movement in the back every chance he gets?

Trump should not have endorsed him...simply staying out of the discussion would have served him well.


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