What Made America Great

April 29, 2024 in News by RBN Staff

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By: Devvy Kidd

April 29, 2024

“The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.” —President Andrew Jackson

The first of the job and sovereignty killing treaties so innocently called an agreement was NAFTA. Official title: North American Free Trade Agreement. In reality: NAmerican Factories Taking Applications. That unconstitutional tool of the global elite was pushed through by globalist Newt Get-Rich, Sean Hannity’s buddy.  Who Is the Real Newt Gingrich?

Marxist Bill Clinton signed it into “law” in December 1993. Thus began the massive destruction of the three job sectors that made America the most prosperous nation on the face of this earth: manufacturing, industrial and agriculture.

In 2011, a bill was introduced in Congress to finally get us out. It got zero attention from the prostitute media including FOX. Too many Americans pay little to no attention to bills sitting in the biggest whore house on the planet- except for hot button issues like abortion. The bill went nowhere as there were too few of us to make it happen.

H.R. 29: To provide for the withdrawal of the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement

The bill had 10 co-sponsors. Two Republicans, Rep. Ron Paul [TX] and Rep. Walter Jones [NC].  By 2011, NAFTA had ravaged our most important job sectors that made America great. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of jobs were gone for cheap labor in Mexico and Canada.

I’ve driven through so many towns, particularly in Ohio, North and South Carolina and PA that were simply decimated within a few years after the passage of that “free” trade monster.  What was left after factories closed down were junk joints (fast “food”), a diner, maybe two gas stations, a small bank, school.  Tens of thousands of jobs were created for workers in foreign countries while America began its journey to destruction.

NAFTA was going to bring a new form of prosperity to Americans. Create thousands of new jobs!  Well, just the opposite happened as good paying jobs were outsourced. At the time of passage, factory workers averaged $18.00 per hour with benefits (for most, not all) while cheap labor in Mexico paid $3.00 per hour for the same job.  Factories closed down faster than one could count. Employers could not compete against slave wages in Mexico.  Our textile industry was utterly destroyed and most cotton grown here thanks to American cotton farmers, was going to foreign countries after NAFTA & WTO.

During the hearings on that monster, GATT/WTO*, French billionaire financier, the late Sir James Goldsmith, testified in front of Ernest Hollings committee. He demonstrated that GATT would gut the American textile market. The following are some quotes from the Washington Times, Dec. 6, 1993, which accurately reflect Sir Goldsmith’s statements during the hearings:

“Global free trade will force the poor of the rich countries to subsidize the rich in poor countries. What GATT means is that our national wealth, accumulated over centuries, will be transferred from a developed country like Britain to developing countries like Communist China, now building its first oceangoing navy in 500 years. China, with its 1.2 billion people, three Indochinese states with 900 million, the former Soviet republics with some 300 million, and many more can supply skilled labor for a fraction of Western costs. Five dollars in Communist China is the equivalent of a $100 wage in Europe.

“It is quite amazing that GATT is sowing the seeds for global social upheaval and that it is not even the subject of debate in America…If the masses understood the truth about GATT, there would be blood in the streets of many capitals. A healthy national economy has to produce a large part of its own needs. It cannot simply import what it needs and use its labor force to provide services for other countries. We have to rethink from top to bottom why we have elevated global free trade to the status of sacred cow, or moral dogma. It is a fatally flawed concept that will impoverish and destabilize the industrialized world while cruelly ravaging the Third World.”

How right the late Sir James Goldsmith was and this human invasion flooding our borders by design is another nail in our coffin.  Cheap, mostly illiterate workers, not to mention terrorists.

The clothes made from cotton in factories HERE were now being made in Mexico, Communist China, India and other foreign countries and shipped back to the U.S. Instead of Americans holding good factory jobs in so many capacities, they lost their jobs but got to buy cheap CRAP from ChinaMart aka Walmart they used to make.  Steel mills which paid excellent wages and a product so needed in this country.  Gone.

Family businesses in smaller cities and towns shuttered while major sell-out, China Mart, came in and destroyed them. Thomas Smith’s generations family-owned business downtown couldn’t compete with “cheap” from Mexico and then an avalanche from commie China. Thomas ended up working as a cashier at Walmart.  Minimum wage, had to sell the house and move family into a dump in a bad part of town.

This happened all over this country. Companies that had provided good paying jobs with benefits where Americans worked 20, 25 or more years. Good job security. After NAFTA was signed, farmers in Florida plowed under thousands of tons of tomatoes. I wrote extensively about it after I got my first PC and put up my web site, July 4, 1998.  They couldn’t compete with paying a decent wage and benefits to their workers up against cheap coming out of Mexico.

Trade surpluses that were going to grow like weeds once NAFTA was passed was a bust. A little over 60% of jobs primarily in the mid-West were gone by 2010.  Go look at this web site.  See all those imports – all those products that used to be made here, the money stayed here and not going into the pockets of tyrants and commie countries like China.  By 2012, U.S. auto jobs: 39.1% had gone to Mexico.

Before selling out the American worker prior to NAFTA (which went into effect on Jan. 1, 1994), we had a small trade surplus with Mexico at about $10 million dollars.  By 2007 that surplus blew up to a $91 BILLION dollar deficit and that didn’t include our deficit with Canada. What a deal! A 691% increase for our deficit with Mexico and Canada while Americans continued to reelect the same nation wreckers back to CON-gress who destroyed millions of jobs and drove down wages.

But Americans got cheap goods! Cheap CRAP from slave labor over in Communist China only it wasn’t so cheap after all.  Over the decades I’ve done price checking at stores like Macy’s, Target and compared price tags from before NAFTA and know what?  A dress from China was more expensive than before GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs & trade) and the WTO (World Trade Organization).  Prior to joining GATT/WTO, 97% of all shoes sold in this country were made in America, employed Americans and the profits stayed here.  Profits American companies used to hire and pay decent wages.

One book that stands out on this issue is America’s Projectionist Takeoff 1815- 1914: The Neglected American School of Political Economy by Michael Hudson. I invite you to read the comments about Hudson’s book; it really is a must read. What made us a power house has been destroyed since 1994 and yet, every two years the American people who have suffered so badly because of all those treaties continue to reelect the same liars, thieves and crooks back to the House of Representatives and Senate who have taken us to poverty with more coming.

Patrick Buchanan explains it perfectly:

“Seems that, despite the academic consensus that free trade is win-win for all, free trade is not free. Great nations that have risen to global power by protecting their manufacturing, like Britain in the early 19th century, have begun their relative decline when they embraced free trade. Between 1870 and 1914, projectionist America and Germany both shoved Britain aside.

“Since Y2K, China, which protects its industrial base by keeping its currency artificially cheap, has surged past Italy, Britain, France, Germany and Japan to become the world’s second largest economy. And they are gaining steadily on us. Free trade appears to be the policy of fading nations.

“Perhaps it is time for a profit and loss statement of its costs and benefits. Undeniably, free trade has been a bonanza for the top 1 percent and many among our top 10 percent. As U.S. manufacturers shut down scores of thousands of U.S. factories to finance new plants in Asia, their production costs plummeted. Wages and benefits for Asians were, and are still, but a fraction of those of American workers.

“Health, safety and environmental standards were in some cases almost nonexistent. The eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh that collapsed in April, killing 1,100 workers, mostly women, and injuring another 2,500, would never have passed a U.S. building inspection.

“After having shifted production overseas and dramatically lowered costs, U.S. transnationals saw a surge in profits. These were used to push corporate salaries into the stratosphere, increase dividends to shareholders, and keep the Washington lobbyists working the Hill day and night for fast track and free trade. And the lifestyle of our corporate elites changed. Where their fathers walked sooty factory floors in smokestack towns in World War II, these masters of the universe fly Gulfstream Vs to Davos and Dubai to dine with titled Europeans, Saudi princes and Chinese billionaires.

“These are America’s winners from free trade. The losers? Middle Americans. The average U.S. family has not seen a rise in real wages in 40 years. This is directly traceable to the loss of more than one-third of all U.S. manufacturing jobs. And that loss, that deindustrialization of America, is directly tied to the $10 trillion in trade deficits since Bush I.

“Writers who celebrate how U.S. imports have risen in this month or that year almost never mention the trade deficit for this month or that year. Perhaps that is because the United States has not run a trade surplus in four decades, whereas, in the first 70 years of the 20th century, we never ran a trade deficit. Trade surpluses add to GDP; trade deficits subtract from GDP.

“And when in a company town the company closes the factory, the town often dies. And all the little satellite businesses — bars, diners, food stores, pharmacies — that rose around the factory, they die, too. “The tombstones of countless dead towns across America should read: Killed by Free Trade. Tenured economists on college campuses call this “creative destruction.” End of excerpt.

Because labor was/is so cheap in Mexico, former “American” companies like Coca Cola, RCA, GM, GE, Ford, just to name a few – all opened assembly plants in Mexico and Ross Perot’s “great sucking sound” became a reality.

President-Elect (He fairly won in 2020) President Trump promised to get us out of NAFTA.  Once again, he depended on ‘trusted’ advisers like billionaire globalist Wilbur Ross, 81 at the time, who became Trump’s Secty of Commerce.  Trump did get rid of NAFTA and it was replaced with a job and sovereignty killing beast:  The USMCA “Trade Agreement” Violates Our Constitution And Sets Up Global Government, Jan. 15, 2019 – “(United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement) was negotiated by U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, which works to move the United States into the North American Union (NAU).[1]”

USMCA “Trade Agreement”, the North American Union, an Article V convention, and Red Flag Laws:  Connecting the Dots, Dec. 10, 2019

The other thing NAFTA and subsequent treaties did was scatter families all over the country. As factories and steel mills closed down, families who lived close to each other, well, off they went to big cities to find work. Close families for generations became far away strangers. Family farmers suffered terribly as big ag started taking over and America’s youth no longer wanted to be part of family farming or ranching.  If people could actually see what goes on at factory farming operations.  There’s humane and then there’s cruelty.

A massive culture shift

Not long after NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT/WTO, along came the home computer. It wasn’t bad enough cable TV had been pumping filth and garbage into American homes after ‘free’ TV disappeared.  (All of a sudden, we had ‘cable TV’ so pay up.) The Internet has become one-stop shopping for scams, propaganda, filthy porn, including kiddie porn.  Even way back then I watched some MTV to see why parents were so upset.  What trash and teens as well as young adults were drowning in broadcast on MTV and it continues today.

Mostly naked young girls gyrating like strippers in “music” videos, rap crap. I never allowed my daughter to watch a minute of it. I’m very fortunate my daughter was in gifted and talented programs from age 5 on. Private Christian schools, a heavy financial burden on me; a single mother with no child support coming in.  She later went to college on scholarships because of her very high grades.  Now she’s a math dept head at one of the biggest school districts in a major city as well as an adjunct professor at a local college.

I don’t think she’s watched the propaganda box (TV) five hours a week her whole life.  Our public library was well used by us.  Kids who read succeed.  Now she is Dr. _______ (for privacy reasons I won’t use her name).  All the credit goes to her and all the hard work and dedication she put forth to get her Ph.D.

By the time home PC’s took off, suddenly a massive push by parents engulfed the country:  Every young person must go to college. “Kenny (or Jannie) is the first person in our family to go to college.”  It almost became a status symbol even though too many were/are so under educated, they dropped out after signing student loans they couldn’t pay. Because they know they’re never going to get to graduation, too many end up as nothing but party animals pumping their bodies full of booze, drugs and STDs.

What job sector suffered the most for decades now? The ‘trades’.  Electricians, plumbers, mechanics to name a few.  I read an article a few years ago about a man who owned a cabinet company.  He was lamenting he couldn’t find qualified men or women (high school graduates) because they couldn’t even read a ruler properly to take measurements.  He went on to say what a shame about public education that doesn’t teach and prepare kids for the real world.

But, I’m happy to report that over the past five, six years more and more young Americans – an encouraging number of them known as Gen Z – are attending trade schools or getting trucker’s licenses.  Despite pressure from family to go to college (and if you don’t, you’ll be a loser!), they’re saying no, that’s not what I want. Kudos to them.  University isn’t for everyone.  A good plumber apprentice in a large city (100 miles north of me) can start making $75,000 a year and no student loan debt.

Gen Zers are ‘catching the wave’ of blue-collar jobs that AI can’t take, tech CEO says – People are ‘understanding the need for trades,’ Lincoln Tech CEO Scott Shaw says, April 28, 2024 // Welders and blue collar trade jobs are in high demand, Gen Z is answering the call, April , 2024

Yes, certain careers do require college. Lawyers, doctors, scientists and vets to name a few.  Right now, nationwide there is a MASSIVE shortage of veterinarians.  It’s a real serious problem – especially where I live in the Permian Basin in W. Texas.  Currently, there’s about a 30% deficit for number of vets needed throughout the country.  Veterinarian Shortage Risks Pet Lives

America’s history

Our constitutional republic and the colonies were birthed by wise intelligent men who fully understood why we needed to protect our important job sectors which is why immigrants who could contribute and work making ships, buildings, merchants, etc, were welcomed. Parasites looking to exist off someone else’s labor were not welcome.

Yes, it was a tumultuous time in our history.  Robber barons proliferated because wealth meant everything to them. I doubt there’s a country on this planet that doesn’t have shameful policies/history (like slavery which is still a thriving industry in some countries today) that eventually were corrected for the better.  Building railroads and expanding this new country was based on growing our own food, industry and manufacturing what we needed while the wealth stayed here.

“The measure of the wealth of a nation is indicated by the measure of its protection of its industry; the measure of the poverty of a nation is marked by the degree in which it neglects and abandons the care of its own industry, leaving it exposed to the action of foreign powers.” Congressman Henry Clay, 1824

That’s exactly what’s happened to America courtesy of corrupt political whores in CON-gress for more than a hundred years. Let’s not forget what the unconstitutional, privately owned “Federal” Reserve has done to our farmers.  This is a MUST read column, May 7, 2005:  The Fed & The Farmer.  It’s most unfortunate former Congressman Ron Paul’s abolish the fed bill in 2007 didn’t have a single co-sponsor. If Trump gets fairly elected, one of his top priorities MUST be – as the leader of the Republican Party – is to hammer on CON-gress to abolish the “Fed” and free Americans from the bondage of a central bank.

The same as we must get out of all those destructive “free” trade treaties and NATO which is nothing but a big money war machine.

We the people must continue telling retailers:  I want Made in America. I’ll find what I need on-line.  More and more companies are manufacturing here at home and the power of our wallets is key to making it happen.  There is nothing wrong with fair trade but it’s long past time to put America first to make America great again for ALL Americans.  Illegal aliens do not count as they have NO right to even be on U.S. soil. They need to be deported.

This is how you create jobs in America, Dec. 8, 2013: “For example, if a factory that employs 10,000 Americans moves to Asia, we’re not just putting Americans out of work. We’re also losing all the taxes those employees would have paid, those the workers at their suppliers would have paid, and so on. That web of economic activity not only disappears, but so do the tax revenues that would have been collected!

“Thus, the more that is Made in USA, the more tax revenue the government collects. Indeed, the correlation between the rise of the budget deficit (excluding Social Security transfers) and the trade deficit since 1970 is very tight. We not only vote USA when we purchase Made in USA, we add tax revenue to the government without raising taxes!”

Heed these words of wisdom from Thomas Jefferson: “He, therefore, who is now against domestic manufacture, must be for reducing us either to dependence on that foreign nation, or be clothed in skins, and to live like beasts in dens and caverns. I am not one of those.”

I’ll always remember this snot nosed male caller while a guest on a radio show.  I don’t want to work on no damn farm or factory he proclaimed in an angry voice.  No one is forcing you. It was okay for our grand parents and even many generations back to work in factories or mills which provided good pay for a day’s honest work. And still today we don’t give enough thanks for those who work in coal mines. Grandparents who didn’t go hungry and neither did their kids – your parents.  There was/is no shame working in manufacturing or industrial.  Farming and ranching are a tough life and ours feed us and many around the world.

The caller made his living in the tech world which is fine.  Say, how do those computer chips taste? Need a plumber, buddy?  Oops, none available until next week because everyone wants to work in the tech world.  When there’s a depression (I won’t even get into that now) or some catastrophic event like a massive earthquake hitting the New Madrid Seismic Zone, can you feed yourself and your family?  Supply chain obliterated.

From the beginning new Americans were tough and self-sufficient. They had to be and what made America so great and debt free were our three most important job sectors.  We are a nation blessed by God with natural resources, creative minds and those who choose independence over dependence.

I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” —Thomas Jefferson.

Today we see too many pansies and empty heads who couldn’t figure out how to open an umbrella who have little to no work ethic. Can’t get a signal for their fancy IPhone or Smart Phone and they have to go to the ER for stress.

Thomas Jefferson also firmly believed agriculture is the lifeblood of a country.  Support local farms and ranchers. Tell your grocery store manager you want grown in America just as I’ve been doing the past 30 years. What you need and what you want are two different things. And try to find a butcher: Do you sell cattle meat that’s been injected with the mRNA vaccine?  (Illegal here in Texas.) Same as for pigs; swine industry had been shooting them up since 2018.

Make America great again means buying American even if you have to spend extra time searching on-line.  Here and there I have purchased foreign products but I’m very careful in researching the company.

THERE IS NO REASON FOR POVERTY IN AMERICA. When America started shifting to an entertainment-based economy and outsourcing good jobs, I thought, you just wait a few years and We the People will have to depend on foreign countries – many our enemies unless we keep feeding them our paychecks in the form of unconstitutional “foreign aid” – for just about everything.

We have a massive number of Americans sick and dying who depend on a lot of medications that should be made here and not by the commies in China.  Problems with the supply chain or a cargo ship hitting a bridge that’s loaded with foreign cars, clothes – you name it.  We manufacture here, the money stays here and jobs are created for Americans. Our road warriors (truckers) and rail lines deliver for our people.

For a thorough, comprehensive education on the Fed, the income tax, education, Medicare, SS, the critical, fraudulent ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment and more, be sure to order my book by calling 800-955-0116 or click the link, “Taking Politics Out of Solutions“. 400 pages of facts and solutions. Order two books and save $10.00

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