Monday, June 30, 2008

Monkey theories

Written by Andrew Winkler, The Rebel Media Group
Monday, 30 June 2008


The ideology of globalisation is based on the assumption that if every good and service is produced wherever it can be done the cheapest, everybody is better off. The reason provided for that ‘counter-intuitive’ assumption is that this is the most efficient way of producing those goods and services. There is obviously little concern for the livelihood of the workers who – as a consequence of these ‘efficiency gains’ - see their jobs being exported to slave labour countries such as China or India.

By the way, the same monkey promoting the globalisation ideology, head of Harvard Business School Professor Gregory Mankiw, also wants us to believe that safety belts are the cause for the increase in fatal car accidents, because it encourages car drivers to be less careful. Isn’t it far more likely that the increases in number of registered cars, horsepower and speed are the causes for more road accidents? Could it be that Mankiw’s safety seat belt theory has something to do with the regular donations of big corporations such as Ford and General Motors to prestigious universities such as Harvard?

Free Trade

Gregory Mankiw’s ‘globalisation’ is an update on Adam Smith’s ‘free trade’. Both concepts are euphemisms for the ‘rule of the jungle’ or ‘survival of the fittest’. In the past, powerful countries such as Britain, France and the U.S. have been abusing their military power to force weaker countries to provide them with cheap raw materials and open their markets for Western goods, destroying local trade and livelihoods. These days, the same countries are using the impoverished populations of those weaker countries as cheap labour with conditions not unlike those of early 19th century capitalism.

If free trade wasn’t just a disguise for economic plunder, powerful economies such as the U.S. and the E.U. wouldn’t make exemptions wherever it suits them. A lot of third world countries would be much better off if their exports to Western markets wouldn’t be hampered by tariffs and quantitative restrictions.

As long as economic hit men working for the World Bank and regional ‘development’ banks run around giving third world country leaders the choice between a bullet in the head and a Swiss bank account, ‘Free trade’ will always remain a one way street, unless of course the products are made under the brand of a Western multinational.

Slave labour and environmental vandalism

A lot of people think that the motivation behind globalisation was slave labour and environmental vandalism. Both obviously play a major role when justifying to shareholders why moving production of Western manufacturing companies to countries like China, but any second year business school student should know that this is foolish short-sighted thinking. Once one or two major players in an industry have reduced their costs by moving production to a third world country, all its competitors are forced to do the same in order to remain competitive. At the end of the process, all companies are back in the same situation as before, only on a lower price level.

The real motivation behind globalisation

If neither Western shareholders nor workers benefit from globalisation, who benefits from it and what’s their motivation? Unemployment and wage pressure makes Western workers more vulnerable and less likely to rebel against our ruling crime families. One of the biggest hurdles to the role out of the New World Order used to be the level or unionisation and rebelliousness of Western working class people. By moving production to countries where these hurdles don’t exist, Western unions have been reduced to the function of social clubs and have seized to be a political force. If democracy wasn’t the hoax it is, politicians would look first after the interests of their electorates, not that of some supremacist bankers in the cities of London and New York. For our own sake and that of future generations, we have to put an end to this ruse.

Andrew Winkler is the editor/publisher of Sydney based dissident blogs, Jews Anonymous and Power of No . He can be contacted at editor@ziopedia.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . This article is part of a series providing practical suggestions how to effectively fight against the New World Order written for the Power of No site.

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