It’s never “free trade” when it’s done with non-free actors.
It always comes at a price of their legitimization, continued misery for political dissidents, and corruption of our morals as a free people and the systems we allow to govern us. Thanks to my pal Diana for an excellent piece that really should give people pause to reflect on what it really means to be conservative and how far we have fallen from that philosophy.
NOTE: Finland’s pseudo conservatives, most noticeably Alexander Stubb, are as enthralled with the ”new world order” as are the RINO GOP’ers.
- Conservative author Diana West says America is seeing a “lining up of Democratic and Republican elites,” working to move America towards socialism.
Diana West: What Is a Conservative? What Defines the GOP?
But here is Continetti’s central point:
Indeed, Republican nominees since Ronald Reagan have been internationalist in outlook. They have been pro-free trade and pro-immigration, have supported American leadership in global institutions, and have argued for market solutions and traditional values. A Republican Party under Donald Trump would broadly reject this attitude. It would emphasize protection in all its forms—immigration restriction, trade duties, a fortress America approach to international relations, and activist government to address health care and veterans’ care. Paeans to freedom and opportunity and equality and small government would give way to admonishments to strive, to fight, to win, to profit.
This set of Republican/conservative criteria — which CandidateTrump is said not to meet — are quite fascinating to me, particularly in light of research vectors that both led to, and continue on after American Betrayal.
Let’s take a closer look at Continetti’s top four GOP markers: 1) internationalist in outlook; 2) pro-free trade; 3) pro-immigration; 4) support for American leadership in global institutions.
At one time, such positions defined the Left side of the American political spectrum, even the far Left — even the Communist Party USA!
This is in not an exageration. The program Continetti describes as quintessentially Republican happens to intersect or mesh perfectly with the global systems helmed into existence, literally, by American Communist agents of the Kremlin at the time of or after World War II — namely, to take the most prominent examples, Alger Hiss at the United Nations, and Harry Dexter White at the International Monetary Fund. What Continetti describes as “pro-immigration,” I take to mean as a position that is the opposite of immigration restriction as enacted by conservatives (in both parties) in the 1920s and 1950s, and perhaps even in line with the unceasing mass immigration mainly from the Third World that has been demographically and culturally and politically transforming the USA since the infamous, Ted-Kennedy-managed 1965 Immigration Act.
Then there’s free trade — surely, the ultimate in free market economics, and, thus, an essence of what we think of as “conservatism,” right? (TT: emboldened)
Think again. I have long believed that bottom-line free trade which, for example, turned Americans into enablers of slave or quasi-slave labor in such dictatorships as Communist China, and bankrupters of our own manufacturing base in the USA, was a disaster. Not until I recently picked up Toward Soviet America, the 1932 book by Communist Pary USA Chairman William Z. Foster, did I realize global free trade was also in sync with Communism’s assault on our nation’s character as well.
A Communist world will be a unified, organized world.
Remember Soviet agent Alger Hiss acted as the first UN secretary general in 1945.
The economic system will be one great organization, based upon the principle of planning now dawning in the U.S.S.R.
Remember that Soviet agent Harry Dexter White was the first executive director of the IMF in 1946.
The American Soviet government will be an important section in this world organization. In such a society there will be no tariffs or the many other barriers erected by capitalism against a free world interchange of goods. The raw material supplies of the world will be at the disposition of the peoples of the world.
Of course! Free trade is just another weapon to break down the nation-state — the ultimate globalist/Communist/progressive/Marxist/Democrat — and, in our time, apparently, GOP — goal.
As Continetti writes, “A Republican Party under Donald Trump would broadly reject this attitude.”
Amen to that.