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Friday, February 05, 2016

SitRep 4th qtr

We cannot speak to how this fell into our hands.


Situation Report on The United States of America- Fourth Quarter 2015

To : First Commissioner
       Grand Commission
       Republic of Cubania

Sir:

I apologize that the fourth quarter report is late.  The exigencies of supporting myself as the Republic provides no subvention.

The situation to be reported in this country is the ongoing cold civil war of some of the population against a perceived class and racial enemy.

That enemy is always described as the Patriarchy.  It is characterized as a vast entity of elite caucasians.  In reality, it is the lower the middle of the middle class white males.  There is always the questioning of whether something is too white.

Though the enemy is always looked upon as the elite, they suffer few penalties.  Large banks and their less than competent management were bailed out from their disastrous policies.  Said management is almost all white but suffered nothing in real terms.  As far as is observable, there is no call for an infusion of African American corrupt bankers to level the playing field.

Out in Silicon Valley, an area of the State of California, vast wealth has been generated by men of some enterprise.  These males also tend to be Caucasian with some East and South Asians.  The men at the top are unassailable.  There fortunes are secure.

Still,  there is the hue and cry that some unfairness exists because the American hereditary non-white population and woman are not in lucrative positions in proportion to their portion of the population.

That no one stopped them is attributed to structural injustices that they had no control over.  It is considered bad form to speculate otherwise.

The great sin of the Caucasians is that they showed up.

The non-elite Caucasians are actively being replaced by South Asians who can be exploited as cheaper labor and are imported under visa programs that serve the purposes of the neo-plutocrats.

This explains the success of the Trump campaign and to a lesser extent, the Sanders effort.  Trump came out of nowhere to hijack the early season.  Up until then, there had been an unspoken non-gentleman's agreement to say nothing or speak in meaningless platitudes about immigration.

Mr. Trump swept that all aside by not merely noticing the elephant in the room, but bringing more lamps in to illuminate it.  In one moment, he changed the whole dynamic.  Hitherto, the whole dynamic of the so-called conservative movement was to collect money and get yes men elected from a swath of interchangeable blatherers who served interests alien to the party base.

One should not say the lower orders knew all along how they were being taken, but Trump's success is at least evidence that they sensed something.

Sanders is a little different.  His campaign, up until now, seems to be as Caucasian, though in the last week I have seen two black males sporting his tee shirts even though Hilary was thought to be the candidate with most appeal to African Americans.  Sans a black candidate, of course.

Whenever I've been out and Sanders' people have approached me, they have almost always been young, college age, or recent grads and female.  What this is about, I am not completely sure.  There are some thoughts however, and they are speculative at best.

The German general, Hammerstein-Equord, had a system for classifying officers: "I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. Some are clever and diligent -- their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy -- they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions. One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent -- he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief."
The system he suggested does not apply exactly to the American presidency.  As deTocqueville noted, it is second raters at best, who seek the office.
That noted, Bill Clinton, according to the Hilary character in Primary Colors, was lazy compared to Hilary. It seems he was smarter.  It seems that she is not the genius she is made out to be, but is industrious.  The combination seems to make her less than attractive to the smart young women who support Bernie.
I continue to operate without detection.  This in spite of admitting to being Cubanian.  The reaction is always something along the lines of, "My cousin married a Cuban, great food, " or "What will happen after Castro dies?"  I proceed to tell them.
On the whole, Americans are incurious about the world.