Armstrong Economics Blog/Canada
Re-Posted Sep 1, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION: Hi Marty,
I live (and have lived) in Alberta for a long time. The WEXIT (Alberta separatism movement) is alive and well here and so this is something to be considered for your blog.
So, Alberta part of the US and way from Justin Trudeau?? Personally I would fight this as it is a bad deal for Alberta (given US deficits and the tiny representation in the US Congress). But it is a good deal for the US as noted in the article in the Calgary Sun as noted above.
What do you and Socrates think about this entire subject?
ANSWER: That is an interesting question filled with political hurdles. First, Canada would demand you to accept part of their debt. Then to join the United States, forget the deficits since all countries have that. The question would be how about Social Security etc.
I would recommend simply separatism and independence. Joining any other government you will surrender your freedoms. As long as we have Socialism, we will never have individual freedom and Equal Protection of the law cannot exist when you treat people differently because of class. When they point to the rich, they point to Buffet, Soros, Gates, and other billionaires. The bulk of the “rich” are just small business people. The super-rich can afford to pay bribes and know how to do it. The rest of us do not stand a chance. We are exploited by not just the Socialists, but also by the corrupt billionaires who own government.
Keep your independence. Sell citizenships to raise capital. I will be one of the first in line for that.
Victor Davis Hanson is an American classicist, military historian, columnist, and farmer. He has been a commentator on contemporary politics for the National Review and The Washington Times and is currently the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He and John analyse the current culture war and the effect it is having on our geopolitical strategy especially in relation to China, in light of the current pandemic.
The real question is what is going on in this case? Are prosecutors going to limit this to just sex? Or will they look at this for real that Epstein was using the underage girls for the purpose of blackmailing high profile people? The connection of Maxwell’s father to “the club” would open a lot of doors including the attempt to blackmail even Yeltsin. Somehow I suspect that would never happen because it would lead to the Clinton’s deal with the bankers.
Kamala won’t be Biden’s VP. Biden will be Kamala’s president only if she gets up in a good enough mood to give him permission
Calamity Jane was a frontier heroine in the mid-19th century who during an uprising in 1872, saved a Captain Egan from certain death, whereupon he told her: “I name you Calamity Jane, the heroine of the plains.”
This is in stark contrast to Kalamity Kamala of 21st century America, who would accelerate the downfall of our Democratic Republic in the unlikely event of a Biden-Kalamity win on November 3rd.
Why? Because Biden and Kalamity are promising to resurrect the failed policies of the Obama years, and inflict even more damage on America the Beautiful.
According to author and television host Mark Levin, although the media are rushing to portray California’s junior senator as a moderate, nothing could be further from the truth.
She is the “most extremist radical politician ever to run for high office” in the U.S.A., Levin states, even “farther left than 97% of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate,” even “left of avowed Marxist Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders.”
Levin and his guest attorney Mark Pulliam provided several examples. Kalamity Kamala, they said:
- Rejects a physical wall on the Southern border.
- Compared ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service) to the Ku Klux Klan.
- Believes in government-run health care for illegal aliens.
- Believes in the elimination of private health care.
- Believes in the Green New Deal which would bankrupt our country.
- Wants to repeal the president’s tax cuts for the middle class.
- Wants to massively increase taxes on all Americans.
When it comes to support for Jewish issues in America as well as support for Israel, the estimable Daniel Greenfield in his powerful article, The Democrat Party is Getting Rid of Jews, has a warning:
“Obama and Harris both signed off on Iran’s nuclear program and the flow of money to terrorists.” In addition, “While Harris has been depicted as a moderate, her chief of staff, Karine Jean-Pierre, was the national spokeswoman and senior adviser for MoveOn, the radical group [with] a long history of trafficking in anti-Semitism and attacking the Jewish State.”
And, Greenfield reminds us, Kalamity Kamala is a full-throated supporter of the virulently anti-Semitic members of the so-called “Squad”––Cong. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Cong. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Cong. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Cong. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and all the others who avidly support both the Boycott-Divest-Sanction (BDS) movement to destroy Israel economically and to deny foreign aid to America’s staunchest ally in the Middle East.
In a chilling but all-too-credible warning, Greenfield says that “Jewish Democrats who imagine that Israel is the problem are about to learn they’re the problem.”
CENSORSHIP TO THE RESCUE
Clearly, the Democrat Party poohbahs recognize the liability Kalamity Kamala poses to a November victory and so, according to reporter Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon, an active campaign involving Democrat Party operatives like Obama handler Valerie Jarrett, Regressive activists, and all of the predictable media whores are declaring that any criticism of her be off limits.
The long list of words the media is forbidden to use include, among others: “ambitious,” “angry,” “unlikeable,” and “unqualified.” Don’t report on the “heritage” of non-white candidates is another directive, and don’t publish unflattering images.
And to anyone who does these sinful things, the self-appointed guardians of the Biden-Kalamity Censorship Committee are advised to use the magic formula: Cry “racist”––and then throw in “sexist”!
All of us can see the pitiful cognitive decline of Mr. Biden. But wasn’t Kamala chosen to cover for him, to be his pit bull, to prove to people she was capable of taking her seat in the Oval Office––unfortunately when and not if Biden’s rapid decline continues?
Now this committee is telling us that the entire Biden-Kalamity ticket is so vulnerable, indeed fragile, that it cannot withstand legitimate criticism, probing policy and personal questions, and what most of the country continues to cherish as a bedrock American value: Free Speech!
These are today’s Democrats––camouflage the ailing and failing and prettify the ambitious, angry, unlikeable and unqualified––or else!
Yet, laughably, Democrats continue to entertain the conceit that they are tolerant.
A THANK YOU IS IN ORDER
Actually, the Biden-Kalamity Censorship Committee has precedent. In 2007, a leftwing journalist named Ezra Klein formed a group called JournOlist which consisted of 400 equally leftist journalists, ostensibly to discuss politics but in fact to insult, degrade, vilify, marginalize and generally try to destroy anyone who disagreed with their largely radical points of view.
The “O” stood for the man then ascending in the political world who two years later would find himself at the pinnacle of power in the White House. One of JournOlist’s first tasks was to savage anyone who questioned Mr. Obama’s viciously anti-American and anti-Semitic pastor of 20 years, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Their magic formula was to call anyone who said or wrote anything negative about Obama a “racist.”
JournOlist members continued to hurl “racist” accusations at Obama’s critics for eight long years. What Americans learned from those overwhelmingly false charges was that weak and insecure people cave when people called them names but strong and confident people see the accusations for what they are––transparent attempts to intimidate them into silence.
Multimillions of Americans, including me, have to thank the JournOlist “strategy” because it succeeded in bringing to America the quintessentially strong and confident leader––President Donald J. Trump––who in less than four years has truly transformed our country into a flourishing Democratic Republic.
Why is that relevant today? Because President Trump recognizes that in every law, policy, philosophy, deal and strategy that Obama employed, VP Biden was right by his side, supporting every action and touting it enthusiastically on his globetrotting travels. And worse, with far-far left Kalamity Kamala now by his side, Biden’s plan to resurrect Obama’s policies would be even more extreme.
Keep that in mind when you read this brief review of what Barack Obama inflicted on our country and what President Trump fixed:
- Obama-Biden eviscerated our military and President Trump reconstituted it to become the strongest military in the world.
- Obama-Biden had a failed economy and chronically unemployed citizens and President Trump boosted employment to the highest levels in American history––including Black employment, Hispanic employment, women’s employment, and youth employment.
- Obama-Biden displayed visceral antagonism to our most reliable Mideast ally and President Trump told the entire world that America stands with Israel. He recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the American embassy there; recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights and now forged the first deal between Israel and an Arab state in 26 years––that of the now-promising partnership between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, with more Arab states coming on board in the near future.
- Obama-Biden’s genocidal-to-Israel deal with Iran allowed the terrorist state to develop nuclear weapons and President Trump cancelled it, although he couldn’t recoup the $150-billion in cold hard cash that Obama & Co. shipped in pallets to Iran, all while the Mullahs were promising––as they are to this very day––to wipe Israel off the map.
- Obama-Biden continued America’s decades-long dependence on foreign oil and President Trump made America completely energy independent.
BUT, BUT, BUT…
But Kalamity Kamala is only a Vice Presidential candidate, you may say. It’s the President who formulates the policies, determines the direction of our nation, and makes the decisions. Why such a brouhaha about her?
It is not only because candidate Biden’s handlers have succeeded in moving the once-vital politician to the far left, but because the far-far left is where Kalamity Kamala lives.
In a lacerating profile of Kalamity Kamala, journalist Ixtu Diaz says that after reading thousands of pages about her, she is a woman “who boasts of instilling fear in her opponents, who despises individual freedom, and who rages at half the planet for being men or for not thinking like her.”
“But let’s not fool ourselves,” Diaz continues, “Kamala won’t be Biden’s VP. Biden will be Kamala’s president only if she gets up in a good enough mood to give him permission. She has two big things going for her: that she is a woman and that she is black––a truly extraordinary feat that has never been accomplished by anyone before.
“She certainly deserves an award, although perhaps the vice presidency of a government without a president is excessive.”
Now that would be a true calamity!
Get woke – Go broke, strikes again. When you consider the scale of the company and the resources available to them on branding and marketing…. one can only come to the reasonable conclusion that Goodyear is run by idiots.
On the positive side, the boycott response -which I fully support, not because of the originating stupid, but rather because I do not want tires from amplified corporate stupid on my vehicles- just shows the scale of economic backlash from average Americans.
There are more of us than them; they just control the mechanisms that allow us to communicate with each other – nothing more. Remember that !
If the Justice Fish dies, so will the Constitutional Republic of America – until the Second American Revolution brings freedom again
Credit the Turkish poet Rumi (1207-1273) as the origin for an expression in one of his poems: “Fish begin to stink at the head, not the tail.”
The pinnacle of American jurisprudence is the United States Department of Justice. The Supreme Court of the United States adjudicates when, where and how justice should, and has been, exercised.
The Department of Justice in America is dying from the head. Essentially, it may already be dead. It appears so on the streets of Portland and Seattle, and in the political halls of Washington, D.C. and the Big Blue State governments.
Today, a handful of noteworthy voices is delivering this message in necessarily even-tempered tones. Here are three.
Here is a summary of a FOX Business News reporter’s recent interview with President Trump, whose comments concerned both US Attorney Durham and Attorney General Barr. Maria Bartiromo asked about the Durham probe which Barr claimed could [the operative word] yield some results by next month. Quoting from her interview with the President, Trump said:
“‘I hope he’s doing a great job, and I hope they’re not going to be politically correct,’ Trump said. ‘Obama knew everything. Vice President Biden, as dumb as he may be, knew everything, and everybody else knew. And [former FBI Director James] Comey, and [former CIA Director John] Brennan, and [former Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper, they were all terrible, they lied to Congress,’ the president added.
‘They spied on my campaign, which is treason,’ he continued. ‘They spied, both before and after I won, using the intelligence apparatus of the United States to take down a president, a legally elected president, a duly elected president of the United States. It is the single biggest political crime in the history of our country.’”
Continuing, Trump added that he “hopes Durham is ‘doing a job,” and that his team “is not going to be politically correct and just get a couple of the lower guys. Bill Barr can go down as the greatest attorney general in the history of our country, or he can go down as an average guy. We’ll see what happens.”
Sidney Powell, General Flynn’s Lead Defense Attorney
In an interview posted on YouTube, Sidney Powell, who took over the defense of General Flynn after his deep state lawyers bled him dry of funds with bad results, said this, beginning at 53:05:
“It’s absolutely imperative that the Department of Justice return to the time when it would self-correct. It’s huge. When I was an assistant U.S. attorney, I was raised to tell the judge the truth, whatever it was. The good, the bad, the ugly. Somewhere in the last twenty years we came to this time when these people think the end justifies the means. They’re using the law as a weapon to destroy people, innocent people, to destroy peoples’ lives and that’s not what the system is about. So, the Department of Justice has got to start standing up for the right thing. The only politics in this prosecution [of Flynn] was from the very beginning. On the side of prosecuting General Flynn at all… It[righting the ship that’s the Department of Justice] has to be done if we’re to survive as a constitutional republic built on the rule of law.”
Sidney Powell: Inside the Michael Flynn Case and DOJ Reform
Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch
Beginning with the Russiagate Hoax, through the Kavanaugh Hearing, into the Impeachment ordeal, and continuing today, Judicial Watch (JD) has been led by Tom Fitton in its intrepid search for the truth. Throughout that process, JD has been blocked, to the point of being stonewalled, by the Department of Justice (DoJ), its Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of State (DoS).
On August 14, Fitton was interviewed by the host of FOX’s Lou Dobbs Tonight show after a three-judge panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled against JD and overturned a lower court order requiring Hillary Clinton to sit for a deposition concerning her use of a personal server while at the Department of State, and events surrounding Benghazi. Two of the judges were appointed by Obama, the third by Bush, Jr.
Into the interview (2:58), Fitton explains how resistance to JW continues to come both from the DoJ, FBI and the DoS:
Tom Fitton reacts to appeals court overturning Hillary Clinton deposition order
“It’s still happening. The attorneys at the State Department are colluding with the Clinton attorneys. They’re fighting us together. It’s incredible, and it’s a betrayal of everyone who expected law and order from this new Justice Department. [Dobbs asks] ‘What is William Barr doing?’ [Fitton silently holds up both arms, then says…] Nothin’.”
Late last week the DoJ announced that FBI Attorney Kevin Clinesmith – hardly a household name in the Russiagate Hoax – pled guilty to illegally altering a FISA document. While it may evolve into an important development, he could become merely one of a very few low-level persons held accountable for a multi-year lie.
Tom Fitton reacts to appeals court overturning Hillary Clinton deposition order
One thing is certain. If Biden becomes the next POTUS, any and all efforts to surface the truth of a litany of corruption from the highest level of the Federal Government, through the Big Blue State Governors’ mansions, down to the Mayors and City Councils of the Big Blue Cities that aim to defund their Police Departments, will vanish.
Should that happen, many Americans will have been as Estragon and Vladimir who waited for Godot to come on a country road. Pozzo and his slave “Lucky” come by, and Lucky delivers a speech about God and hell.
Then comes a goatherder who delivers the message that Godot has promised to come soon. Later, the goatherder comes again to say that Godot will come the next day. Then, on a different day, the goatherder brings a message of Godot’s imminent arrival. After multiple false starts, Estragon and Vladimir decide they’ll hang themselves if Godot doesn’t come.
There the play, “Waiting for Godot,” ends.
If the Justice Fish dies, so will the Constitutional Republic of America – until the Second American Revolution brings freedom again.