July 2024

Socialism vs Trumpism – two American stories

(Friday blog)

Here are two contrasting stories the BBC and C4 News won’t be mentioning.

Amazon abandoning New York

Amazon had been looking for a location for a second HQ and had been in discussions with several US cities to see which would offer the best deal. The Amazon HQ would have brought about 25,000 new jobs and billions in tax revenues. The Democrats, who run New York, put together a package offering Amazon about $3bn in tax cuts. So Amazon chose New York.

Then along came Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) – the new leftist firebrand elected to Congress by the snowflake, #metoo, tear-down-the-borders, we’re-all-victims-of-white-supremacist-males idiots pouring out of universities with their worthless degrees in Gender Studies and Media Studies and suchlike.

AOC terrifies the Democratic leadership due to her popularity with the brain-dead, libtard, snowflake masses and whenever she says ‘jump’, they ask ‘how high?‘ She recently published her New Green Deal for America which would destroy so much of American industry that it would make the useless Ed Miliband’s absurd Climate Change Act look like a teddy bears’ picnic. But, in spite of the moronic stupidity of the Green Deal, many senior Democrats quickly endorsed it. Opposing AOC would have been bad for their careers.

People like AOC loathe Amazon as Amazon’s labour force is not unonised. So, AOC was a leader of a vociferous campaign to block Amazon’s New York HQ. Showing a Corbynite grasp of economics, one of AOC’s key themes was that instead of ‘giving’ Amazon $3bn, New York City should be spending that money on teachers and homes etc. In claiming this, AOC showed a typical socialist’s understanding of economics – she thought the $3bn existed when actually it was a tax break meaning that over about 20 years, Amazon’s new HQ would bring in about $24bn in tax revenues to New York City rather than the $27bn or so if the tax break hadn’t been offered. But, as AOC has said in her defence, being morally right is more important than being factually correct.

Anyway, the end result was that Amazon dropped its New York City plans and decided to build its new HQ in Tennessee. Amazon will not be building a headquarters in New York City, according to a statement released by the company on Thursday which noted that “a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence.”

AOC was delighted with her supposed ‘victory’: “Anything is possible,” she tweeted in response to Amazon’s decision. “Today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world.”

Not everyone was as pleased as AOC with her ‘victory’ over Amazon. An organisation called the Job Creators Network put up a billboard criticising AOC’s campaign:

A socialist disaster story that the BBC and C4 News and most of the UK mainstream media will definitely ignore.

More ‘victories’ like this and AOC will soon be able to turn New York into a US version of Venezuela:

Detroit factory to re-open

Now for something completely different.

For decades Detroit – once the car manufacturing capital of the world – has been a horror story of urban decay and rising crime as car factories shut and there were no jobs to replace those lost. But now we hear that Fiat-Chrysler is to re-open a car plant mothballed years ago creating thousands of new jobs.

Here’s a link to the story:

Another triumph for Trump that the BBC and C4 News and most of the UK mainstream media will definitely ignore.

6 comments to Socialism vs Trumpism – two American stories

  • UKwillpayforthissomeday

    Here are America’s recent targets for regime-change (against which have been used economic sanctions, invasion, and enormous destruction) – and all of them are nations that never invaded nor threatened to invade America:

    Iraq 2003,

    Libya 2011,

    Syria 2011-2018,

    Yemen 2015-now,

    Ukraine 2014,

    and Venezuela 2017-now.

    Because all of these were and are aggressive wars by the US against nations that never invaded nor threatened to invade the US, they all ought to be subject to mega-criminal prosecutions as was done by the US, Britain, and USSR, against Germany at the Nuremberg Tribunals after World War II. That was merely victors’ ‘justice’, applied by the US, Britain and USSR, but this would instead be actual international justice, the first instance of such in all of world history. It’s desperately needed — especially now.

    America’s Government and news-media were and are remarkably unanimous in saying that these invasions and coups are and were done in order to advance democracy and human rights in the given target-nation. However, what it actually brings and has brought, in each and every case, is, instead, massive bloodshed, death, poverty, destruction, and outpourings of refugees — and an increasingly dangerous world, the current world.

  • Fabian Nightmare just for you.

    February 7, 2015 9:00 AM

    (Juan Nel/Dreamstime)
    White South Africans are in grave danger; there may be a solution.
    Things are very bad in South Africa. When the scourge of apartheid was finally smashed to pieces in 1994, the country seemed to have a bright future ahead of it. Eight years later, in 2002, 60 percent of South Africans said life had been better under apartheid. Hard to believe — but that’s how bad things were in 2002. And now they’re even worse.

    When apartheid ended, the life expectancy in South Africa was 64 — the same as in Turkey and Russia. Now it’s 56, the same as in Somalia. There are 132.4 rapes per 100,000 people per year, which is by far the highest in the world: Botswana is in second with 93, Sweden in third with 64; no other country exceeds 32.

    I am not sure but I think Sweden has moved up into Second place now, it might be number 1 anytime soon.The Feminazi’s must be proud of their work..

    “Kill the White Man” / or South Africa’s White Genocide.

    The war is on right now against White South Africa, and the violence currently directed at whites by the black majority population and South Africa’s radical communist African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters parties is at near genocide level. Open displays of racial hatred by South Africa’s leaders have fed a black and bloody tide of pent up rage, that has revoked Mandela’s pledge, if it was ever upheld; and, today in South Africa, white people are being ground into dust and forced to flee or prepare for civil war.

    South Africa’s ANC needs just 5 years ‘to destroy the economy & the country,’ economist warns .


    And don’t forget the UK is on the same slippery slope, nowhere to hide this time.

  • Madness

    While millions in the world wait for a Cataract operation because they can’t see.Idiots are pursuing immoral operations such as this….

    Bioethicists Urge Animal Research into Male Uterus Transplants.

  • Stillreading

    It was pretty disgusting to see MP Margaret Hodge positively gloating Wednesday evening on TV over the failure of Trump to come to an ultimate agreement with N. Korea’s fat boy on the issue of nuclear weaponry versus US sanctions. Words of sense worth hearing came from a good looking younger woman, representing some organisation called I think Republicans Abroad, who pointed out that in discussions if the other side won’t meet your terms, you walk! Something it would behove Theresa May to consider! The fact is that virtually nothing achieved by Trump nationally or internationally is accorded recognition by the UK’s print or broadcast media.

  • Stillreading

    Digressing somewhat, it was rather amusing to hear this a.m. that UBER and other private transport drivers in our great multicultural Capital are taking its elected Major, the equally great Sadiq Khan, to court on grounds of racism over the introduction of the extended Congestion Charge. Evidently these drivers come mainly from members of the city’s non-white population and will thus be disproportionately adversely affected. Biter bit?

  • William Boreham

    A complex subject. AOC is obviously a nut job who has never read a history book and her simplistic ideas are those that lead to a Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela situation. The difference between socialism and free market capitalism is revealed by looking at life in South Korea compared with that of the North. That said, something has gone wrong with the system in the USA. For instance, the disparity between the rich and poor in the USA is now that of France under Louis XIV, with the richest one per cent owning over 50 percent of the national wealth. Thousands of factories were closed down and millions were left unemployed or working at menial jobs as the well-paid American jobs went to low paid workers in the Far East, mainly China. And the capitalist system at its worse was on a programme I recently saw on TV. Apparently three American drug companies hold the monopoly on the Insulin drug and between them they have been raising the price so high that few working class Americans without insurance can afford to buy it, with clearly fatal consequences. And apparently there is nothing anybody, in government or out, can do to stop them. And for the ‘wealthiest nation on earth’, their healthcare system is a disaster – worse than ours if that’s possible.

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