Right Wing Fighter

Category: American Energy Sector

The Money Seekers

There’s a certain class of people that think in terms of money. They don’t simply want money: they actually measure the world in money terms.

This is why there are people that:

  • Measure military power by military spending;
  • Measure people by how much they make.

This is one reason why there’s a class of people in America that want to continue free trade policies as a matter of basic philosophy: they measure America’s stature by how much money it has.

Never mind that money without production power can make a nation both rich and weak at the same time. Money, in essence, is the power to get others to do things. If you go to war with those others, for instance, then you have no power at all. You’ll be conquered because your money was worthless.

This is something Trump understands but many in politics don’t: a nation that can’t produce can’t remain independent. This is because money, though it gets people to do things, can’t force them to do things. You can buy them off if they want to be bought off. But you can’t make anyone do anything: you have no real power. It depends on the willingness of others.

In most cases in private life this works. We rarely have to force people to do things. But in the life of nations it’s different. China’s trade war with us, for instance, couldn’t be bought off even if we did have money to give them. They would choose the long game: destroy our manufacturing now, to make us utterly dependent later.

This is one reason why they’re continuing their race to the bottom. China is not in good economic condition. Much of their economy is based on government infrastructure projects. They are doing what the Amazon company is doing: running at a loss now, to hurt the competition. Once the competition is crippled, they can raise prices. China’s goal is to destroy the manufacturing competition on a national scale. Once they’ve done so, they can raise prices at will.

If this sounds strange, it has happened in the past. In the 1970s the oil-producing Arab nations raised oil prices enormously in order to dictate our foreign policy. To an extent they succeeded. That’s partly why they’re trying to ruin our domestic oil production now: if we are independent energy-wise, they lose an enormous amount of power in the world.

Let me come back to the money-thinekrs: their thinking isn’t acquired but natural. It’s an extension of who they are. This is one reason that there is such a financial aspect to American politics: there is a class of people that only measure the world in terms of money. As such, they measure national achievement by how much money the country has.

I have little doubt that protectionist policies would make America less wealthy overall. But that doesn’t concern me. Protectionism would mean we’re producing again. As such, we’d have more real power than we’ve had in decades. What’s the point of money, nationally speaking, other than to give us the power to live our lives and be safe and healthy? If it fails to do so, it has no purpose.

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The US Energy Sector Must be Protected

The mistreatment of the US energy industry might be the scandal of the century. For years we’ve bought oil from the middle east. They in turn have used that money to fund Islamic Jihad, both here and around the world. Iran, the number one state sponsor of Islamic Jihad, gets its money almost exclusively from oil. We could pull the rug right out from under Jihad if we used our oil and natural gas, instead of buying oil from countries that hate us.

It’s perhaps the scandal of the century because we could cut the guts out of Jihad, create millions of jobs, and strengthen our position in the world, all at the same time. It’s a scandal, because this has been deliberately covered up. Arab oil interests are well known donors to foundations in the United States, and they do this to manipulate our politics. These companies also have lobbyists in D.C. that work to keep us from using our own energy by shutting it down with “environmental” regulations and red tape. Whenever some Hollywood nitwit wants to make a film attacking “fracking,” they always have plenty of money to get it produced.

The middle east has been nothing but a bleeding sore in the world for the past sixty years. Despite the misinformation in the media, “terrorism” is a product that is manufactured exclusively in the middle east. Islam is the motive, and the curious Arab temperament serves as the vehicle. At bottom, Jihad is paid for with oil – oil that we are buying, because our government is standing in the way of developing our energy sector. Another problem is that the government isn’t helping it to get going. The Saudis have, for months now, been selling oil on the cheap to try to starve out our nascent hydraulic fracturing industry. That’s why gas prices have been so low for months now. The government should place a protective tariff on oil so that our industries can get up and running.

The millions of jobs that would be created are almost staggering to consider. Great paying jobs that can end this quasi-depression and set off an economic boom? Why aren’t we doing that now? Why hasn’t this been going on for years now? It’s a very poor American that doesn’t want to see the energy sector developed. Of course, government and the media is loaded with poor Americans that wouldn’t know patriotism if they saw it.

To end this quasi-depression; to suck the life out of Islamic Jihad; to revive the economy and create millions of great paying jobs, the energy sector needs to be both supported and protected. A tariff is a good place to start, as is cutting regulations down to just what is needed to protect people and the immediate environment from damage. It’s essential to our future as a country that we do this and do it quickly. The world is changing, economically and politically. It’s important that we have a strong rock to stand upon to tackle the future. Developing our energy sector is one of the most important things to do in order to accomplish this.