Those Who Don’t Know History Are Doomed to Look Exceedingly Unintelligent – Opinion

I get why The Elite peddle Socialism-Communism-Collectivism. They know it’s a terrible system that has murdered 100+ million people and left trillions destitute. They know that they’ll be there when the drawbridges fall and all of the rest of the world falls. So their lives will be unaffected – and they will be in charge of the ruins. They promote Socialism.

That we have even a single regular person clamoring for Socialism – is a mass-condemnation of humanity.

Yes, the K-12 colleges and schools are Leftist indoctrination and claptrap factories. They have been so for decades.

But for the last decade-plus – we have had mass access to the Internet. All information from the past of mankind is available at one place.

Yes, Big Tech is censoring the Web. The Internet is huge. While Big Tech scrambles to keep up with and silence current events – they can’t possibly get to all the accumulated historical information.

You can find a lot of online evidence that Socialism has been proven to be TERRIBLE. All there for the enlightening – virtually free of charge. We have many millions of Americans that are just too inquisitive and lazy to get it.

Harry Truman, the late president:

“There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.”

You might be asking why I am such an extreme, apocalyptic cynic. This is the key reason. We should know better, we have facile access to the information to know better – and we don’t.

This ignorance extends to more than the mere promotion of Socialism. Human nature doesn’t change – so history is replete with the very many echoes of the same human stupidities.

To wit: Anyone still championing unilateral trade disarmament in the face of globalist subsidies and slave labor – is exceedingly unintelligent.

President Donald Trump – and then the China Virus government lockdowns – have demonstrated that we need to massively re-insource what we have spent decades stupidly outsourcing. And ensure that we protect our domestic producers – especially on all things national security.

Of course, food is the best national security asset.

Except – look: Yet another exceedingly unintelligent person who knows NOTHING about (very recent) history….

American Sugar Program: Americans pay more for sugar

“The (Tariff-Rate Quota) TRQ charged by the U.S. sugar program allows the country to import a certain amount of sugar at a low tariff rate. The tariff rate will increase if the U.S. tries to import more sugar than that amount.

“Instead of protecting sugar farmers, the federal government’s policies need to focus on improving the economic well-being of our nation by providing consumers with inexpensive goods. Getting rid of the U.S. sugar program will help the government in that goal.”

We’ve engaged in this moronic “fake free trade All-inclusive” policy for the last half-century-plus. It is precisely why we woke up during the pandemic to find we don’t make anything anymore. And that instead, China – the China Virus manufacturer – makes LOTS of our stuff.

We’re now into Year Two of President Joe #EmptyShelvesBiden. Our crushing supply chain shortages would be a whole lot less crushing – if we were transporting things from the Midwest rather than mid-China. There would be far fewer fleets of cargo ships sprawling off of California’s shore. I’d much rather China and other countries have Rust Belts – and not US.

Yet our aforementioned clueless author – seems to know NONE of this. Our obsession with cheap goods has lasted many decades at the expense of thousands of local producers. It’s precisely why we are now so incredibly screwed.

And don’t misunderstand – sugar isn’t just for ice cream and cereal. It’s a staple food item. Were there actually any food on your grocery store shelves, you could pull items at random – and find many more than you thought contain sugar.

Protecting sugar farmers is more than a good economic idea – it is a national security imperative.

And the US sugar program – actually pays zero dollars in subsidies. This is the sliding scale of limits and import tariffs. Why? It’s because other countries heavily subside sugar.

Brazil subventions sugar production at a cost of between $2.5 billion to $4 billion per year. And shocker: There are over 100 countries that sell sugar on the world market – and Brazil controls nearly half of that market.

India subsidizes. Heck – even Guatemala subsidizes.

This ain’t free trade. And it certainly ain’t fair trade.

It’s a miracle we still have ANY sugar farmers left – given the massive global subsidies with which they have to contend. Thank God for the sliding tariff-import limits – that our aforementioned author is demanding we end.

Our trade policies are absurdly stupid. We’ve spent years cutting them. Let’s instead cut better ones – that negotiate away these mass subsidies.

And make the fake free trade market a little less fake – and a little more fair.

After all this is done, let’s take a peek at our tiny sugar program.

According to the Bible, planks are specks.

National security.

Because I’d like the US to continue to be able to make its own food.

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