Are Americans becoming Sovietized?

Servicemen of the Russian National Guard (Rosgvardia) gather at the Red Square to prevent a pro ...

What ultimately ended the nihilist Soviet system?

Was it not that Russians finally tired of the Kremlin’s lies and hypocrisies that permeated every facet of their falsified lives?

Here are 10 symptoms of Sovietism. Ask yourself whether we are headed down this same road to perdition.

1. There was no escape from ideological indoctrination — anywhere. A job in the bureaucracy or a military assignment hinged not so much on merit, expertise or past achievement. What mattered was loud enthusiasm for the Soviet system.

Wokeness is becoming our new Soviet-like state religion. Careerists assert that America was always and still is a systemically racist country, without ever producing proof or a sustained argument.

2. The Soviets fused their press with the government. Pravda, or “Truth,” was the official megaphone of state-sanctioned lies. Journalists simply regurgitated the talking points of their Communist Party partners.

In 2017, a Harvard study found that more than 90 percent of the major TV news networks’ coverage of the Trump administration’s first 100 days was negative.

3. The Soviet surveillance state enlisted apparatchiks and lackeys to ferret out ideological dissidents.

Recently, we learned that the Department of Defense is reviewing its rosters to spot extremist sentiments. The U.S. Postal Service recently admitted it uses tracking programs to monitor the social media postings of Americans.

CNN recently alleged that the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security is considering partnering with private surveillance firms to get around government prohibitions on scrutinizing Americans’ online activity.

4. The Soviet educational system sought not to enlighten but to indoctrinate young minds in proper government-approved thought.

Currently, cash-strapped universities nationwide are hiring thousands of diversity, equity and inclusion staffers and administrators. Their chief task is to scan the admissions, hiring, curriculum and administration at universities. Like good commissars, our diversity czars oversee compliance with the official narrative that a flawed America must confess, apologize for and renounce its evil foundations.

5. The Soviet Union was run by a pampered elite, exempt from the ramifications of their own radical ideologies.

Now, woke Silicon Valley billionaires talk socialistically but live royally. Coke and Delta Airlines CEOs who hector Americans about their illiberality make millions of dollars a year.

What unites current woke activists such as Oprah Winfrey, LeBron James, Mark Zuckerberg and the Obamas are their huge estates and their multimillion-dollar wealth. Just as the select few of the old Soviet nomenklatura had their Black Sea dachas, America’s loudest top-down revolutionaries prefer living in Martha’s Vineyard, Beverly Hills, Montecito and Malibu.

6. The Soviets mastered Trotskyization, or the rewriting and airbrushing away of history to fabricate present reality.

Are Americans any different when they indulge in a frenzy of name-changing, statue-toppling, monument-defacing, book-banning and cancel-culturing?

7. The Soviets created a climate of fear and rewarded stool pigeons for rooting out all potential enemies of the people.

Since when did Americans encourage co-workers to turn in others for an ill-considered word in a private conversation? Why do thousands now scour the internet to find any past incorrect expression of a rival? Why are there now new thought criminals supposedly guilty of climate racism, immigration racism or vaccination racism?

8. Soviet prosecutors and courts were weaponized according to ideology.

In America, where and for what reason you riot determines whether you face any legal consequences. Politically correct sanctuary cities defy the law with impunity. Jury members are terrified of being doxxed and hunted down for an incorrect verdict. The CIA and FBI are becoming as ideological as the old KGB.

9. The Soviets doled out prizes on the basis of correct Soviet thought.

In modern America, the Pulitzer Prizes and the Emmys, Grammys, Tonys and Oscars don’t necessarily reflect the year’s best work, but often the most politically correct work from the most woke.

10. The Soviets offered no apologies for extinguishing freedom. Instead, they boasted that they were advocates for equity, champions of the underclass, enemies of privilege — and therefore could terminate anyone or anything they pleased.

Our wokists are similarly defending their thought-control efforts, forced re-education sessions, scripted confessionals, mandatory apologies and cancel culture on the pretense that we need long-overdue “fundamental transformation.”

So if they destroy people in the name of equity, their nihilism is justified.

The Idiocy of Deliberately “Weakening the Dollar”

NY Times: How Can Biden Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs? Weaken the Dollar

Critics of a strong currency say it hurts American factory workers by making imports cheap

Only in the upside-down Orwellian world of Fake Economics — where the most basic dynamic of action & reaction is never understood — would the deliberate debasement of the national currency be considered a good thing if it increases exports sold to countries with a stronger currency (hence, theoretically, more manufacturing jobs here). Never mind the real income and wealth diminution of struggling elderly savers; or the decline in purchasing power of already strapped American consumers which such an insane policy would worsen. Those issues can be addressed separately — perhaps with even more money printing and debasement to pay for more welfare schemes.

This is some really crazy shit — the equivalent of Stupid-19 insanity for economics. Let’s analyze and rebut a few lines. Hazmat suits and hip waders on, boys & girls, into Sulzberger’s macroeconomic muck we go.

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British Sodomite crypto-Marxist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) distorted the field of Economics. At the behest of his Globalist Masters, Keynesian ideology replaced the free market with grand and disastrous schemes of boom-bust monetary manipulation and state intervention. 
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Let the presses roll — at interest!
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The elites don’t really worry about rising food prices.

NYT: President Biden has made reviving American manufacturing a top priority. To deliver, he may first have to deal with something even more fundamental to the U.S. economy: the strength of the dollar.
Rebuttal: The surest way to revive manufacturing (as the pre-Stupid-19 Trump years proved) is through aggressive deregulation, tax cuts, tort reform (lawsuit control), and protective tariffs. Instead, the eggheads want to debase the currency and drive up prices.

NYT: “Dollar overvaluation is the big problem,” said Mike Stumo, chief executive of the Coalition for a Prosperous America, …. Mr. Stumo describes policies that prop up the dollar as a “war on the working class.”
Rebuttal: Mike Stumo is out of touch with reality. We presume, given his title, that his salary and net worth in equities render his family immune to the ravages of a weakening currency. But for “working class” people living paycheck to paycheck with neither guaranteed salary increases nor higher-than-inflation capital gains each year, inflation is deadly. Nothing wages “war on the working class” like rising food and fuel prices. Nothing.

NYT: Mr. Biden has hired a handful of senior economic advisers who are concerned about the dollar’s strength and have explored ways to reduce it.(emphasis added)
Translation: Inflation coupled with stagnant wages is coming. Brilliant!

NYT: At its simplest level, the trade deficit represents a kind of leakage from the U.S. economy: Americans buy more in goods and services from abroad than the rest of the world buys from the United States … If Americans bought more domestically made products and fewer imports, the spending would create jobs for U.S.-based workers.
Rebuttal: But you’re creating another, even more serious problem (inflation, particularly on imported goods) in order to “solve” the import-export “imbalance.”  It’s like trying to prevent weight gain by smoking a pack of cigarettes daily in order to tamp down the hunger pangs! Why not just exercise and gradually condition yourself to eat smaller portions? — And why not just maintain a strong currency (consumer purchasing power)and a vibrant manufacturing economy (through business friendly policies, sensible tariffs and, ironically, increased consumer purchasing power).

What most dangerous about this system is the fact that US dollar is already artificially propped-up due to its status as the world’s reserve currency. Worldwide dollar demand actually keeps it the dollar much stronger and more stable than what it would otherwise be. If (((they))) were to start weakening the “strong” dollar, there’s no telling how fast the existing illusion would unravel as investors start dumping them. It’s quite a pickle.

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The government sinks businesses (especially manufacturing) — then proposes to debase the currency in order to help business? 
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Mr. Stumo is Mr. Stupid.
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“If I smoke more cigarettes, I’ll eat less and lose weight.”

In a perfectly honest monetary system, no government nor Central Bank would be rigging its currency values up or down to achieve this or that economic metric. Ideally, the ratio of debt-free currency to “stuff” (GDP) should be kept relatively constant because the only legitimate functions of currency are to facilitate trade and act as a store of value. In such an honest system, your money should neither depreciate (no theft of citizens) nor appreciate (we don’t want speculative hoarding either) as actual wages and saved wealth increase along with GDP.

Indeed, from 1800 until 1913, wealth increased greatly as prices for clothes and food stayed pretty much constant as neither the state nor the banksters could steal it. But then came “The Fed” (1913); the gradual abandonment of the gold standard (starting in 1933 & ending in 1973); and the post World War II enthronement of “Keynesian” economic gibberish and manipulation on a global scale.

At this advanced stage in society’s mental and moral decline, the monetary error has become so institutionalized that even “educated” business leaders seriously and openly talk about degrading the value of what’s left in our pockets, salaries and bank accounts — as if its  good thing for “the working class.” Nuts!

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From 1800-early 1900’s — booming exports AND stable currency value. Why was that?
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The Fed destroys the value of the dollar.

Weak Dollar = Strong Economy
War = Peace
Freedom = Slavery