Important thoughts, market and economic opinions


#21

North Korea can successfully develop its own economy

Lying neoconservative officials of US federal government again falsely stated that North Korea cannot successfully develop its own economy. In fact, North Korea can successfully develop its own economy.

To begin with, North Korea can completely feed the whole Korean people by developing individual North Korean farming.

Subsequently, North Korea can build network of roads, channels, highways, and railroads all by its own North Korean effort.

Subsequently, North Korea can build plants for industrial goods and consumer goods, developed and manufactured by North Koreans.

Subsequently, North Korea can build construction industry to build houses and apartments for North Koreans.

Finally, North Korea can build dams and nuclear power plants to provide power for residential, commercial and industrial North Korean customers.

North Korea has powerful ideology of self-reliance (juche) through which North Korea can build developed economy with GDP per capita at 90% Swiss level within fifty years without any help from outside world.


#22

Your Swiss comment shows a total misunderstanding of Swiss isolationism. Switzerland is not economically isolationist. While not technically an EU member, it pays into the EU and recieves trade access through the EU in turn. If you visit an EU airport, there will be two lines: non-EU citizen and EU and Swiss citizens. Do not conflate neutrality with isolationism; Switzerland has always maintained strong economic ties with the rest of Europe, it just stays out of military conflicts.

Communist Albania suffered similarly under isolation, while its neighbor Yugoslavia prospered through opening up its economy. Isolationism halts economic growth and prevents adaptation, as seen in Sparta, which became the most powerful Greek state, but instead of opening up and adapting to suit this new role, isolated itself to the point that it became a decrepit rump state when Philip II showed up.

People will often point to the US as an example of successful isolationism, but that is also a lie. The US was only very briefly isolationist, from the early 1900s until joining WWI, and from 1920 until the late 1930s. The 1800s was characterized by Manifest Destiny, which was effectively imperialist expansion, aka, not isolationism. The truth is that when the US was isolationist, it was weak, inflexible, and vulnerable to economic failure (as was shown with the Great Depression). It was only through intervention (economically, and then militarily) in WWII that the US industry was able to be harnessed for economic recovery, thus leading to the most prosperous time in US history.

No country has ever, in the long term, benefited from isolation, stagnation, or inflexibility.


#23

Well to continue discussion of Remington rifles both you and I need to purchase two automatic Remington rifles and to shoot 60 rounds at shooting range within an hour holding shooting competition or marksmen competition. Once this is feasible and suitable to you we may continue this conversation.


#24

Have you visited Switzerland? I lived there for a year, and thoroughly studied Swiss political and economic system.

General George Washington, the first president of the United States of America, specifically instructed all reasonable men:

The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. Europe has a set of primary interests, which to us have none, or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves, by artificial ties, in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities. it is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world; so far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it; for let me not be understood as capable of patronizing infidelity to existing engagements.

Calvin Coolidge, great republican president of the United States of America stated clearly: business of America is American business

Why should the United States of America even be present in Korea escapes me.

As for Sparta that was the state of Olympian champions, the strongest state in Greece in military terms. It exists to this day, it is called Patras, Greece.


#25

Yes I have visited Switzerland, and though I do not know as much about it as I would like, I know enough to firmly state that they are not isolationist, not in the same vain as Communist Albania or North Korea

As for your GW quote, much has changed in terms of the position of the US since then. Essentially from the Louisiana Purchase, America was no longer isolationist. Since WWI we have been a major player. Geopolitics is a game of power. To exclude yourself from that is to purposefully handicap yourself. Qing China made the mistake of isolating itself, believing itself to be powerful enough to beat back any invader. Then they got their shit kicked in by a small British force because their isolation prevented them from adapting to the new technology of the day. Japan, meanwhile, was quickly able to adapt, toss its isolation in the bin, and became the premier Asian power up until WWII.

To think that you can ignore the geopolitical situation is pure fantasy, as I am confident that my provided examples show. To stick to the ideals of a single man in ignorance of various external factors is highly unpragmatic and is precisely the thing which weakened the Spartans so much.

And yet it was Athens, the power which adapted, which was able to recover from its defeat at the hands of Sparta. It was Athens whose political system has managed to inspire one of the most successful such systems in human history. It was Athens who is still seen as a great, enlightened civilization. Sparta, beyond its military, receives little praise, and rightfully so. It was a decrepit oligarchy based entirely around the exploitation and mistreatment of its massive population of slaves.


#26

Frankly, when United States of America minded its own business and did not intervene outside of American continent the United States of America became one of the richest and strongest nations of the world in the end of 19the century.

In fact the golden world of 19th century was far richer than the modern democratic world: in the end of 19th century only one sixth of the population of the world were poor, that is 300 hundred million men and women, presently one third of population of the world are poor, that is 2.4 billion men and women, eight times more. This is true record of failure of democracy and democratic values in the 20th century and in the 21st century.

General George Washington was first president of the United States of America, when you will become general of the army and president of the United States of America I will hear your advice, at this time I will hearken to general George Washington and his advice.

Republican Sparta, and Sparta was a republic, not an oligarchy, had slaves, but did not wage aggressive wars to plunder other states, nations and peoples of the world.

In contrast democratic Athens waged constant wars to plunder other Greek states, Plato and Socrates wrote in their dialogues the truth about democracy - bloody, aggressive and ultimately failed political system, and the truth about abominable democratic values and hos democratic values corrupt the youth.

History is clear who won and why: republican Sparta led to Victory coalition of Greek city states, that put an end to democracy in Athens, that plundered their cities, enslaved and raped their sons and daughters. After Victory, all Athenian democrats were put to death for their abominations by Spartans and Athenians themselves: this is just judgment of any democracy.


#27

Read Aristotle’s take on Democracy. It’s a flawed and corrupt system, but it’s still leagues ahead of oligarchy or autocracy, because it gives the keys of power to the people. People will tend to act in their own interests, that’s just a fact. In democracy, the government is dictated by the will of the majority, and thus is more likely to act in the interests of said majority. So long as you have a constitution which ensures the protection of minorities, this system will generally act in the best interests of the masses.

  1. America was never isolationist

  2. Source on those stats plz? Also, does that count the colonies? Because in the European colonies in Africa and Asia, the vast majority of the locals were certainly not wealthy


#28

I am republic, federalist, consitutionalist and proud of it.

What is democracy? According to Plato democracy (Greek demos cratos or mob rule) is the unlimited power of the mob to do whatever pleases the mob, for example declare homosexuality normal, allow abortions or to declare the political views of the people it does not like a criminal offence. Under modern conditions, democracy, based on equality, is the power of uneducated mob (formed by average men and women denied education, family and property by the economic, social and ethnic elites), rules by economic, social and ethnic elites, manipulating it in their interests through mass media and manipulations of the electoral process. The will of economic, social and ethnic elites is implemented through incompetent democratic politicians, devoid of any principles, and de-facto irremovable bureaucrats, whose carrier and public standing is dependent upon the opinion of the elites. The modern democracy appeared in the 2nd half of the 20th century, when the ruling elites understood, that through democracy it is easier to hold to power and rob the uneducated mob, looking for entertainment and dependent upon the democratic welfare state. Democrat is always searching for a “victim” - a particular class or a social group, for the “protection of rights” of whom he establishes the double standard that allows him to prevent the raise of non-democratic competitors and rob non-democrats of their property. His desire to enrich himself at the expense of the developing countries the democrat covers up by claiming the status of “defender of the human rights”, and his desire to enrich himself at the expense of the weaker members of the society the democrat covers up by claiming to be in favor of “free-market capitalism”. Democrat always talk about “civil rights” and “free elections”, but creates a state, where power is controlled by a small rich social-ethnic elites, while most citizens are prevented from participating in political decision-making through manipulation of the electoral process. When this lie is outed, the democrats attempt to slender their opponents by declaring them supporters of a totalitarian ideology and persecuting them through repressive government apparatus. That’s why democracy always leads to either communism or fascism – political movements, that can effectively spring out through the violent democratic persecutions and offer a valid, though sad alternative. As sir Alex Tattler said: “Democracy cannot be a permanent form of government and is often changed into a tyranny, because it leads from a republican prosperity to egoism, from egoism to complacency, from complacency to mediocrity, from mediocrity to apathy, from apathy to dependence upon a state, and from dependence upon a state to tyranny”. Thus it is necessary to write both “democrat” and “democracy” in brackets – there is always a great difference between what a democrat says and to what his advice leads. Democracy – it is always lies, double standard and manipulation of the electoral process and public opinion.

Detailed description of democracy is in my article The democratic poison or what is democracy available at https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/belcandidat/the-democratic-poison-or-what-is-democracy-t1427.html


#29

I am republican, federalist, constitutionalist and proud of it

Aristotle was a homosexual pederast who corrupted wise and clear teachings of great Athenian republican Plato, wisest of the Europeans and heterosexual White Greek statesman, and taught imperialism to bloody enslaver Alexander Macedon whom some call great, who wages imperialist wars and murdered millions of innocent men, women and children in his wasteful campaigns in the Middle East.

Plato republic clearly establishes free and strong nation-state republic for all Greeks and Hellenes without exception.

As for statistics it is taken from Milton Freedom Free to choose, and it is confirmed in Paul Krugman and Maurice Obstfeld International economics and Michael Todaro Development Economics, read them to see for yourself the poverty of modern democratic globalist capitalism.


#30

Against Iran accession to FATF

The guardian council of Iran and ayatollah Ali Khomeini shall reject any attempts to include Iran into the international criminal organization FATF, known for large thefts of property belonging to innocent individuals, organizations, corporations and free, sovereign and independent states, given that FATF will prevent Iran from paying for imported foreign goods and foreign services and given that FATF will first freeze Iranian assets and property held abroad under various false accusations and subsequently will plunder Iranian state assets and property abroad, destroying Iranian capital held abroad.


#31

In support of release of Mueller report to US congress and the American people

Reportedly, former FBI director Mueller, who committed numerous felony crimes against US and foreign citizens and conspired with foreign intelligence agencies and foreign criminal organizations against US citizens, residing overseas, has finally delivered his report to the US secretary of justice. Republican, conservative, nationalist, patriotic, fundamentalist and White US citizens shall contact their respective US senators and US representatives and the Trump administration, demanding release of complete Mueller report to the US congress and the American people via the internet, so that US congress and the American people see for themselves this neoconservative witch-hunt, criminal abuse of power and large scale waste of US taxpayer funds, and consider appropriate US federal and state criminal charges to be filed against former FBI director Mueller.


#32
  1. Read Aristotle. Plato isn’t the only philosopher, and Aristotle’s method is much more scientific. Other suggested reading comes from Thomas Paine

  2. What do you have against homosexuality?

  3. You can have a constitutional democracy, whereby the constitution ensures the rights of the minority even against the tyranny of the majority

  4. If people have the ability to directly vote on ideas and principles and circumvent the political class then the issue of an oligarchy is moot. Direct democracy makes an oligarchy less likely, not more.

  5. Not all forms of democracy are in favor of “free-market capitalism”, which is good because an absolute free market is a clusterfuck, as shown by the financial crises of '29, '31, and '08. In fact, forms of democracy such as Syndicalism, Mutualism, and Ricardian Socialism are against Capitalism entirely.

  6. You conflate the Democratic Party with the idea of Democracy, even though there is not a 1-1 comparison. The US is representative democracy because that was the compromise reached between those who wanted rule by an “enlightened few” (aka an aristocracy), such as Alexander Hamilton, and those who wanted a more direct democracy, such as Thomas Jefferson.


#33

Nationalist, fundamentalist, and you specify WHITE?! I’m getting a Klan vibe from you already…


#34

Oh you’re definitely a Klanish type


#35

Read Aristotle. Plato isn’t the only philosopher, and Aristotle’s method is much more scientific. Other suggested reading comes from Thomas Paine

I prefer Plato the greatest of European scientists: his ideas are valid in this time, and Plato and his students were far wiser and of far greater understanding that humanist scientists are today

What do you have against homosexuality?

A homosexual deserves death under the laws of the United States of America when it was founded. General George Washington executed many homosexuals for what he called shameful misdemeanors in his writings. Homosexuals are criminal felons by their perversion: homosexuals open nakedness of their children, come together to form gangs and rob, rape and kill their neighbors.

You can have a constitutional democracy, whereby the constitution ensures the rights of the minority even against the tyranny of the majority

There is no such thing as constitutional democracy. A democrat has no principles and will violate any and all constitutions.

We know your democratic lies,
We will not be deceived by your democratic lies,
A republican has principles, democrat has none,
And therefore democracy in America comes to end.

If people have the ability to directly vote on ideas and principles and circumvent the political class then the issue of an oligarchy is moot. Direct democracy makes an oligarchy less likely, not more.

Democracy always degenerate into oligarchy because the people vote themselves a largess at the expense of the general public, that is the poor of the people. The people are always corrupt in a democracy, it is a democratic mob - an unruly people denied education, family and property by economic, social and ethnic elites and deceived by economic, social and ethnic elites via lying mass media propaganda and manipulation of electoral process.

Not all forms of democracy are in favor of “free-market capitalism”, which is good because an absolute free market is a clusterfuck, as shown by the financial crises of '29, '31, and '08. In fact, forms of democracy such as Syndicalism, Mutualism, and Ricardian Socialism are against Capitalism entirely.

I am capitalist and support free market, free enterprise, free competition economy.

I have freely and consciously chosen individualism, materialism, rationalism, self-reliance, egoism and greed and I have freely and consciously rejected altruism, collectivism, idealism, dependency, ethics and poverty.


#36

I don’t discuss with Klansmen, this debate is over


#37

You conflate the Democratic Party with the idea of Democracy, even though there is not a 1-1 comparison. The US is representative democracy because that was the compromise reached between those who wanted rule by an “enlightened few” (aka an aristocracy), such as Alexander Hamilton, and those who wanted a more direct democracy, such as Thomas Jefferson.

The United States of America was founded as a republic, not a democracy: the word democracy is not even mentioned in the constitution of the United States of America, that guarantees every state of the American continent the republican form of government.

The Great Men treated democracy even worse:

“Democracy does not exist for a long time - it wastes, exhausts and destroys itself. There was never a democracy that didn’t kill itself”

Samuel Adams, the participant of the U. S. Constitutional Convention

"The American form of government is the republic. The true freedom does not exist either under despotism or excesses of democracy"

Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury

"Democracy always leads to conflicts and instability, but never provides for the security of the citizens or their property. Usually it is very short at life, and very bloody at death"

James Madison, one of the authors of the U. S. Constitution

"Between republic and democracy there is the same difference as between order and chaos"

John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

"Democracy is the rule of mobs, tempted by newspaper editors"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Democracy - it’s the rule of the wishes of the mob, or to be exact ambitions and vices of its leaders. The Founding Fathers of our constitution created a republic, which is more different from a democracy, than a democracy is different from despotism "

Fischer Aims, U. S. Congressman

"I have been always sure, that democracy sooner or late will destroy freedom, or civilization, or both"

Thomas Macaulay, British Statesman

“Democracy - it’s the tyranny of majority, or more exact, the majority party, which through fraud or cohesion is manipulating the electoral process”

Lord Acton

"The peoples, that accept democracy, yield its deadly fruits: enormous growth of public expenses; wars, inspired by the wishes of the mob, and not by intellect; unfavourable conditions of peace, threatening national interests and national sovereignty, lower housing prices and fewer civil rights. People grow tired of democratic politicians, coming in place of statesmen"

Benjamin Disraeli, British Statesman

"The acceptance of democracy by all European nations is deadly for the proper governorship, freedom, law, order, respect of authority and religion, and at the end will lead to chaos, out of which will appear the worldwide tyranny"

The Duke of Northumberland

Thus it is obvious, that modern democracy is nothing, but a dangerous mirage, that leads to millions of unnecessary victims, destruction and desolation of the United States of America.


#38

The United States of America was founded as a republic, not a democracy

The US is a democratic republic. All a republic is is a government without a monarch. Technically speaking the USSR was a Republic, even if it obviously wasn’t a democracy. We are a Republic with Democratically-elected leaders.


#39

Oh you’re definitely a Klanish type

I have a few friends that belong to the Klan, and I have respect for them.

I am not a Klansman, because Klansmen are weak for me, I am constitutionalist federalist republican.

I am strong man and intend to compete in Olympian games in running, swimming, flight, shooting, disc throwing, and horse riding.

I wrote doctoral dissertation in economics and finance, and I learn economics since six years of age for thirty two years already.

You speak pompous and lying words about things you do not thoroughly study or even understand, complicating council by words without sense, this means that you are good for nothing…


#40

The US is a democratic republic. All a republic is is a government without a monarch. Technically speaking the USSR was a Republic, even if it obviously wasn’t a democracy. We are a Republic with Democratically-elected leaders.

The United States of America according to the constitution of the United States of America is a republic, and not a democracy: there is no word democracy in the US constitution, read for yourself.

What is a republic? In political theory the republic [lat. rex publica or the commonwealth] entails the harmonic combination and balancing of three political elements, discovered by Plato – people, aristocracy and king (in contrast with modern democracy where the role of the people is nominally increased, but de facto limited), which is achieved through republican principles:

  1. the principle of federalism – organization of the state as a federal republic, that includes regions and districts as its parts;
  2. the principle of defined rights – all state rights are defined and enumerated in constitutions of the republic, regions and districts, and all rights that are not enumerated in the constitutions belong to citizens;
  3. the principle of electoral census – acquiring citizenship is not automatic, but subject to ethnic and religious qualifications, completion a one-year state military or civil service, passing a citizenship exam on state language, state-forming people history, government system of the state as citizenship conditions;
  4. the principle of checks and balances – while the primacy of the legislative branch is formally acknowledged (and president or governor does not hold a veto power in relation to the laws of legislature), the state powers are divided vertically and horizontally, so that different state bodies check, balance and control each other (in contrast with modern democracy, where equality of state powers is formally acknowledged, while de facto the role of executive branch is increased), the recall of every state official by simple majority of citizens, two-term limit for every state position to which a citizen can be elected or appointed, non-direct election of the president (elected by the electoral college in conformity with the people’s will expressed in a prior referendum on the candidates), non-direct election of the higher chamber of the legislature, senate (senators are elected by the lower-level assemblies);
  5. the principle of people’s representation - requiring the existence of two-chamber legislatures on republican, regional and district level, that represent the interests of citizens, direct submission of bills to legislatures on initiative of citizens, the supremacy of the legislative branch is formally acknowledged, specifically, president or governor does not hold a veto power in relation to the laws of legislature;
  6. the principle of permanently aligning interests - requiring the vote of a simple majority of legislators or citizens to elect executive officials, the vote of a qualified (2/3) majority of legislators to adopt laws, and the vote of a qualified (2/3) majority of citizens in a referendum in case of major state issues (something that the citizens of the U. S. and EU countries are currently denied);
  7. the principle of supremacy of people’s will – the will of a qualified (2/3) majority of citizens, expressed in the referendum, supersedes all other state legislation, any question proposed to be resolved in the referendum cannot be prevented to be resolved in the referendum;
  8. the principle of absolute of freedom of speech – the state bodies of the republic cannot impose any limitations on derivative-natural right to absolute freedom of speech that constitutes inalienable part of the dignity of man, neither sanction in any way written and spoken words of a man. Additionally, all state legislation contrary to the derivative -natural right to absolute freedom of speech is null and void and without legal force since the moment of adoption. In fact, the presence of any limitations of derivative-natural right to absolute freedom of speech or any sanctions in retaliation for using derivative-natural right to absolute freedom of speech in the legal system of the state always points out to desire of particular persons or small groups (elites) of the state vainly imagining themselves gods and falling below beasts to usurp state power, or the desire of the majority of citizens of the state vainly imagining themselves gods and falling below beasts to oppress, rob, and eventually eradicate prosperous but unpopular minorities, that as history demonstrates always leads to the destruction of the state and the destruction of the state-forming people;
  9. the principle of unity of judicial system – the creation of a unified system of common jurisdiction with all judges electable by majority vote or by lot or confirmed by majority vote, accessible to all citizens, voluntary jurisdiction of specialized courts in peacetime, autonomy of religious courts;
  10. the principle of absolute state sovereignty, supremacy in all cases of state legislation over foreign treaties and other legal norms of international law.

In modern conditions the republic is free and strong nation-state, which provides for fast economic development, respects the national and cultural traditions of the state-forming people and protects the political and economic rights of its citizens. The republic is based upon a proposition, that fundamental rights of the people are not and cannot be the result of some rational plan (“public agreement” in Rousseau’s terms), but are the result of a slow organic historical development by trials and errors, in terms of Edmund Burke. The republic rejects the haughty democratic doctrine of some “universal values”, further expressed in concepts of universal “human rights” and allegedly universal mechanism of “protection of human rights” – “modern democracy”. The “modern democracy” doctrine in turn serves to justify manipulations that global economic, social and ethnic elites undertake through mass media and the electoral process in order to stay in power in the developed countries and to meddle into the internal affairs of the developing countries to control and pillage their natural, financial and human resources for the benefit of the elites. In free and strong nation-state, the republic, every citizen can influence the political decision-making process or try to win elections, and no one asks him whether he is a democrat or not. Towards developing countries the republic establishes a common standard of judgment – the protection of fundamental rights (Life, Liberty, Property and the Pursuit of Happiness) of the people, who live there, and is looking whether the situation there is improving or not. If the situation is improving, as in Chile of General Pinochet, the republic protects such developing countries from the ventures of democratic thieves, who want to become rich at the expense of the population of developing countries under the guise of “protection of human rights” or “promotion of democracy”. In a republican view, the effective methods of protection of people’s rights are developed through slow organic development by trials and errors, while taking into account national and cultural traditions, and not created through some universal rational plan. While the fundamental people’s rights are absolute, the mechanism of their realization and protection depends on historically conditioned national and cultural peculiarities of each nation-state, and no state should impose its mechanism of protection (e.g. modern democracy) on the other state. As George Washington said: “Mind your own business, do not interfere into other people’s conflicts, the reasons of which you can never fully understand, lead by example of your behavior, not through force or fraud, develop business relationships with everyone who is ready to accept your friendship”. The important republican principles is also neutrality – renunciation of aggressive war; non-participation in international organizations, associations and unions, while at the same time being open to cooperation with all countries on strictly bi-lateral basis; supremacy of national legislation over international law.

I described republic in my article The republican cure or what is the republic available at https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/belcandidat/the-republican-cure-or-what-is-the-republic-t1429.html