this trump guy is a hard one to figure out. it's easy to figure him out on a personal level, he's an asshole. one of my favorite expressions has always been: i'd rather be an asshole than an idiot. now this trump guy has me questioning that expression. so it goes.
one minute i think trump is a total lunatic and he's going to destroy the world and then the next minute i'm thinking, maybe some good will come of all this nonsense. i'm talking about CREATIVE DESTRUCTION. or as they say, out with the old and in with the new. there is no doubt that the world economy has been stagnant for the last decade despite the trillions of dollars in quantitative easing. we now know that trickle down monetary policies are about as ineffective as trickle down fiscal policies. in both cases, fuck all trickled down from the rich. but that's why the rich are rich, once they get a dollar, it doesn't leave their pocket.
creative destruction is on its way whether or not trump destroys everything first, he might just speed up the process. mechanization and artificial intelligence are here to stay so the big question is, what are the billions of humans going to do? the answer to that question is easy, we'll do what we always do, reproduce and fight with each other. i guess the big question is, how will we divide the economic pie? the answer that question is also easy, we will not divide the economic pie equally.
has the pie ever been divided equally in the entire history of the human race?
trump's stated goal of replacing globalism with protectionism leads me to the following question?
would you rather buy a garment produced by a machine in your own country or a garment produced by a human in a less affluent country?
and while we have our thinking caps on;
is a genetically modified cotton plant as evil as a genetically modified corn plant?
just more shit for us to argue over.
so what's a guy to do?
billy still loves you sons of bitches.