Monday, February 6, 2017

Economic progress and social progress

It seems likely to me that in societies where everyone lives comfortably, racism and other -isms largely disappear.  Most of the time true -isms are based either on ignorance or on the sense that somebody else is getting an unfair leg up.  Americans are very tolerant because the overwhelming bulk of us are fat, dumb and medicated.

Universal free markets will breed universal tolerance, in my view. But to be clear, when large corporations develop incestuous relationships with government, that is not a free market.  And to be even more clear, the reason people like Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos are Democrats is that a massive government is good for business.  Members of large governments can be bought.

Ironically enough, the very people claiming to want to protect the "little man" work consistently to fuck him over.

If you think ANYBODY consistently has your back, you are a fucking imbecile.  People do what is in their own interest.  Trump does not have your back, but he does have the fucking fuckers in his crosshairs.  He knows how they operate, what they do, how the tricks work.  He is the most honest national politician I have seen in my lifetime, even more than Reagan.  Trump doesn't seem how to not be honest, even if in times he has designated in his own mind as negotiation periods, he does play both dumb and crazy.

Yeah, he's so dumb he beat the Republican field without spending hardly any money, beat Hillary despite the overt and fawning support of nearly every media outlet on the planet, and survived both real and manufactured scandals to do it.

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