by Don Wassall
Automation, the replacement of people who do jobs with machines and robots, is taking place at breath-taking speed, even for the U.S., the capital country of globalism where the sheeple are constantly bombarded with rapid change on all fronts as part of a strategy to keep them from uniting. The fact that automation is never criticized by the “mainstream” media or subject to any kind of regulation or criticism is proof that it is desired by powers that be. Automation is best known at this point for its use in factories, and the testing of self-driving cars and trucks, but virtually all types of jobs are being targeted. McDonald’s is in the process of replacing 2,500 human cashiers with digital kiosks that will take and fulfill food orders. But the giant of automation is Amazon, which is opening retail stores with no human employees, and beginning to deliver orders via drones. Amazon, owned by (((Jeff Bezos))), who is now the second richest man in the world behind fellow globalist Bill Gates, recently bought out Whole Foods, raising fears that most Whole Foods employees will soon be replaced by machines and robots. A recent article published by the website Market Watch claims that two-thirds of jobs in Las Vegas may be automated by 2035. According to the same article, “[I]f robot adoption continued to grow at the same pace beyond 2019, about 18 million industrial robots would be installed worldwide in 2035 and would perform the work equivalent to about 100 million U.S. workers. Put another way, this robotic workforce would be capable of producing the equivalent of the current manufacturing output on the entire planet. Then there is the robotic invasion of the service sector, where most Americans work. Machines have already displaced service workers over the last few decades (think ATMs and self-checkout stations in grocery stores), but added intelligence allows machines now to take on tasks from room cleaning to radiology. How quickly this transition can happen can most easily be seen in household services, where robots can substitute for hired services. In 2015, 3.7 million household robots were sold worldwide — and that is expected to jump to almost 31 million annually by 2019. At growth rates after 2019 similar to those we currently see in industrial robots, we can expect annual sales of about 220 million units in 2035.” Charles Hugh Smith, whose musings on economic and political matters on his website Of Two Minds.com are worth reading, writes of the logic behind automation: “Automation is now entering. . . non-tradable sectors with a vengeance. Sectors dominated by non-tradable labor include taxis, local trucking, long-haul trucking, delivery services, courier services, retail, restaurants, fast food, and so on. Every one of these sectors is perched on the precipice of dramatic disruption by automation. Self-driving vehicles, drone deliveries, self-serve kiosks, robotic store clerks that have the entire store inventory available to answer customer questions — the list of automation advances in once-safe sectors is almost endless. The driver is the need for productivity increases. Labor costs keep rising, especially for labor-overhead expenses such as healthcare insurance and pensions. The cost of living keeps rising, pushing wages higher. If productivity can’t be increased, the only alternative is to raise prices. But consumers, even at the high end, are reaching their limits. When meals that cost $20 now cost $30, consumers start opting for cheaper alternatives. Corporations and small businesses alike can only trim production costs and keep prices fixed for so long before profits vanish. Enter automation. The new technologies are now giving enterprises the tools to increase productivity in these previously low-productivity non-tradable sectors. While we can collectively fret over this need to increase productivity and the resulting decline in paid labor, the employers have no choice: it’s innovate/automate or die. Even local, state and federal government agencies and contractors, heretofore impervious to soaring labor and overhead costs, are about to feel the urgent need to automate as a survival technique as budgets turn red in rising deficits and taxpayers revolt against ever-higher taxes. There are no safe sectors anymore because unrestrained cost increases are killing the economy. Healthcare is a runaway train, and all the buffers that enables prices to go to the moon are gone: we can’t even afford the limited Medicare we have now, much less Medicare for All. It’s not just low-skill jobs that are being destroyed. Look at the automation of financial services and trading. In the near future, if you want human service, you’ll have to pay extra — if it’s available at all. There is a self-reinforcing dynamic to job losses and stagnating wages. As households receive less income, they must tighten their belts, further pressuring government and private enterprise alike to do more with less costly labor. Given a choice between a lower-cost automated service and a higher-cost human-labor service, the bottom 95% will have to choose the automated service.” And automation will increasingly utilize “artificial intelligence” in various machines and robots, which is also completely unregulated despite the obvious extreme dangers involved if machines reach the point of becoming “self-aware.” . . . . . . . . . . . . . And as The Nationalist Times has been warning for a while now, the White upper middle class is not only subject to job losses due to automation, but they are being replaced in large numbers in IT fields, medicine, law and all other “STEM” jobs (occupations that require an education in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics disciplines). In the article “Weimerica First: You’re Fired Whitey!”, Trey Knickerbocker writes: “According to the American Immigration Council, nearly 25% of STEM jobs in the United States are filled by foreign-born workers, who are primarily from India. And that number doubles to over 50% when you are specifically talking about Ph.D.’s. That means in less than a decade White Americans will not possess any STEM jobs if this trend continues (feel like singing the Star-Spangled Banner now?). We, Whites, are stuck in the middle of the kosher sandwich of affirmative action at one end and the Corporatocracy visa program at the other. Why are Indians so sought after; they must be really smart, right? Hardly, the average IQ of Indians is at or below 85. They are one full standard deviation below us on the IQ scale. If it were not for the Aryan invasion, it would be even lower. The reason these corporations like to hire Indians and use them in the indentured servitude of the H-1B program is that Indians are basically the same type of ant people as the Chinese, but even more corrupt. In fact, Indians were found to be the most corrupt people in Asia. The country, itself, is not a high trust, honest place to do business like most White countries are. They have made a national past-time out of ripping people off. Indian corruption knows no bounds. Those Ph.D.’s that they all seem to have are probably forged, unearned, or fabricated in many cases. Indians are known for faking their academic credentials or just outright cheating. We all could easily have Ph.D.’s tomorrow if we bribed the right people in India. That is an especially scary black-pill for the next time you have an encounter with an Indian doctor. . . Trump bought us 4 years to organize against our enemies and although I do not consider Trump an ally, for the most part I have to be fair to the man. I do however want him to start delivering on his campaign promises. When that dunce George W. Bush uttered the words, ‘you’re either with us, or against us,’ most of us shuttered with disgust; nevertheless, those words may be apropos for the Alt-Right’s future relationship with Trump from here on out. We did not vote for Jeb Bush; we voted for a man that was going to stand for America first, above all else. And although we did not agree with candidate Trump on all of his positions, we cut him slack because we thought that we were going to get much more of our agenda through when compared to that lunatic Hillary Clinton. Trump ought to know that Indians are the highest paid ethnic group in the USA, and this is not because they have organically earned the accomplishment through hard work and merit. It is simply because the POZ’d government of this country has bent over backwards to make it happen. If Whites were given half the help as the people from the subcontinent were given, I am 100% sure that we would easily double their income levels without a doubt. Instead, our government takes every measure to guarantee that we get second-class status in our own country, and helps out those who are not even American citizens. To make matters worse, Indians overwhelmingly vote for the anti-White coalition known as the Democrats. Indians are known as the Asian group most likely to identify as Democrats. That’s why Obama was so happy to support this import scheme throughout his presidency. President Obama was a huge proponent of screwing over Whitey and supporting the American oligarchy’s kleptocracy, and since Indians are as corrupt as human beings can be, they were and still are completely on board with his agenda. President Trump, I hope that you are listening.” . . . . . . . . . While the Elders of the Republican Party continue to wage war against Donald Trump, the Democrat Party continues to flounder aimlessly, united only in its hatred of Trump and the “deplorables” who supported him. Pat Buchanan observes that this is what the Democrats now stand for: “A 21st-century variant of McGovernism seems be in the cards for Democrats today. The salient positions of the party have less to do with bread-and-butter issues than identity politics, issues of race, gender, morality, culture, ethnicity and class. Same-sex marriage, abortion rights, sanctuary cities, Black Lives Matter, racist cops, La Raza, bathroom rights, tearing down Confederate statues, renaming streets, buildings and bridges to remove any association with slave-owners or segregationists, putting sacred tribal lands ahead of pipelines, and erasing the name of the Washington Redskins. The Democrats’ economic agenda? Free tuition for college kids, forgiveness of student loan debt, sticking it to Wall Street and the 1 percent, and bailing out Puerto Rico.” . . . . . . . . . . The above-cited Charles Hugh Smith believes both monopoly political gangs are obsolete and because of that (potentially positive) change may happen much faster than many believe possible: “Political parties arose to consolidate centralized control of the central state. We have now reached the perfection of this teleology: the political elites and the financial elites are now one class. In our pay-to-play “democracy,” only the votes of wealth and institutional power count. As I have often noted here, the returns on centralization are diminishing to less than zero. The initial returns on centralizing capital, production and social-political power were robust, but now the centralized cartel-state is eating its own tail, masking its financial bankruptcy by borrowing from the future, and cloaking its political bankruptcy behind the crumbling facades of the legacy parties. Now that technology has enabled decentralized currency, markets and governance, the centralized political parties are obsolete. They are the political equivalent of buggy whips, and those holding tight to the fantasy that their current dissolution will magically be transformed into unity by some future leadership will be disappointed. The fragmentation of the political parties is not temporary — it is permanent. Political and social fragmentation are the consequence of economic fragmentation — these are self-reinforcing dynamics, as fragmentation in one feeds fragmentation in the others. Those who have gotten rich inside the bloated machinery of the parties will never accept their era has ended. The dreams of private jets and millions of dollars in contributions die hard. But the voters and donors are both waking up to the cold reality that the parties are nothing but wealth distribution machines that sluice millions from financial elites to various political elites. All the legacy claims of both parties ring false; neither party gives a hoot about the working class, small business or civil liberties. Their entire game plan is to whip up hot-button social issues to distract a fragmented citizenry and arouse last-gasp emotional loyalty to empty slogans. Is it any wonder that people are abandoning both parties and claiming Independent status? All the core systems of the nation are failing, visibly, painfully, badly, and yet all the parties can dredge up is more of the same and TINA — there is no alternative. . . History informs us that once something is obsolete, it can disappear far faster than anyone expected. While we generally think of obsolete technologies vanishing, social and political systems can become obsolete as well.” . . . . . . . . . . . And while the political system becomes ever more bankrupt and illegitimate, the entrenched deep state continues its color revolution coup against Trump. David Stockman, who served in the Reagan administration as a young man along with Paul Craig Roberts and like Roberts has become a very strong critic of the swamp, thinks Trump is incompetent and predicts the coup against him will eventually succeed. In an excerpt from a much longer article, Stockman writes: “Yes, we can hear the boxes on the CNN screen harrumphing and spinning noisily that declassifying the ‘evidence’ would amount to obstruction of justice! That is to say, since Trump’s ‘crime’ is axiomatic (i.e. his occupancy of the Oval Office), anything that gets in the way of his conviction and removal there from amounts to ‘obstruction.’ Given that he is up against a Deep State/Dem/neo-con/mainstream media prosecution, the Donald has no chance of survival short of an aggressive offensive of the type described above. But that’s not happening because the man is clueless about what he is doing in the White House and is being advised by a cacophonous coterie of amateurs and nincompoops. So he has no action plan except to impulsively reach for his Twitter account. So alone with his Twitter account, clueless advisors and pulsating rage, the Donald is instead laying the groundwork for his own demise. Were this not the White House, it would normally be the point at which they send in the men in white coats with a straitjacket. Indeed, that’s essentially what Donald’s ostensible GOP allies on the Hill are actually doing. RussiaGate is self-evidently a witch-hunt like few others in American political history. Yet as the mainstream cameras and microphones were thrust at one Congressional Republican after another yesterday afternoon following Donald’s outburst quoted above, there was nary an echo of the agreement. Even Senator John Thune, an ostensible Swamp-hating conservative, had nothing but praise for Special Counsel Robert Mueller while affecting an earnest confidence that he would fairly and thoroughly get to the bottom of the matter. No he won’t! Mueller is a card-carrying apparatchik of the Deep State, who was there at the founding of today’s surveillance monster as Director of the FBI in the aftermath of 9/11. Since the whole $75 billion apparatus that eventually emerged was based on a vastly exaggerated threat of global Islamic terrorism that doesn’t exist, Russia had to be demonized in order to keep the game going¬ — a transition that Mueller fully subscribed to. So he will ‘find’ extensive Russian interference in the 2016 election and bring the hammer down on the Donald for seeking to prevent it from coming to light. The clock is now ticking and his investigatory team is being loaded up with prosecutorial killers who have proven records of thuggery when it comes to finding crimes that make for the fame and fortune of the prosecutors¬ — even if the crime itself never happened. Meanwhile, as we said the other day, the GOP elders especially could also not be clearer about what is coming down the pike. They are not defending Trump with even a modicum of the vigor and resolve that we recall from the early days of Tricky Dick’s ordeal, and, of course, he didn’t survive anyway. Instead, it’s as if Ryan, McConnell, et al. have offered to hold his coat, while the Donald pummels himself with a 140-character Twitter Knife that is visible to the entire world.” . . . . . . . . . . The USS Fitzgerald, a guided missile destroyer that cost $1.5 billion and was equipped with every form of high-tech navigational and detection devices, somehow managed to collide with a massive container ship in the Pacific Ocean south of Japan that was manned by 20 Filipinos. The U.S. Navy couldn’t give an explanation for the inexplicable crash, but the alternative-right.blogspot.com speculated on a possible cause the Navy will never admit: “Let’s stop beating around the bush and instead focus on the most likely cause of maritime mayhem in the modern U.S. Navy, namely the old bugbear of ‘diversity’ and the organization’s well-known policies of fast-tracking women and minorities. Remember, the military services in the U.S. don’t merely exist to defend the country against its enemies and carry out globalist wars. They are also a handy tool to remind the very divided United States of America how ‘united’ they are — or should be. Accordingly, a search for crew shots of the USS Fitzgerald, suggests that the ship was in fact being used as something of an ‘affirmative action’ guinea pig and showboat. This picture from 2011, shows then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on board the Fitzgerald with what looks like a ‘more diverse than normal’ crew — and enjoying every minute of it, naturally. Of the 17 Navy personnel in the photograph only 6 can be said to be White men, with the rest being mainly blacks, and at least 2 women. The presumption of course is that these ‘diverse’ elements were there not entirely on merit but instead to present the desired ‘optics.’ Of course, this photo was taken six years ago and a lot may have changed in that time, but usually when it comes to ‘diversity’ things tend to move in only one direction. The U.S. Navy today is now around 15% female and 34% non-White. Contrast this with its main rival navies — the Russian and Chinese navies, which are overwhelmingly male and core ethnicity. But even if the Fitzgerald’s crew was less diverse than this picture suggests and more in line with the general demographics of the Navy — which is still the least White and second least male of all the services — it only requires a few unsound individuals to cause disasters. ‘Affirmative action’ provides the means by which such individuals can be placed in positions of great responsibility and danger. We have to now see if that was the case with the USS Fitzgerald.” Recall the 25-year-old girl covered in tattoos who was working for the NSA with a top secret clearance and was arrested for leaking classified information because she was filled with hatred of Donald Trump. There are affirmative action cases working in sensitive positions all through the federal government. If World War III occurs, it may be the result of an accidental nuclear missile launch by some dull-witted, half-asleep serviceman rather than the deliberate actions of the neo-conservative madmen who control U.S. foreign policy. . . . . . . . . . . . Speaking of the military, the Army has begun “compulsory transgender sensitivity training for soldiers and civilians as the Pentagon makes halting progress establishing policies to accept transgender troops,” according to a USA Today report. Notice the use of the words “halting progress.” Translation: Things always move in a communist direction on important social and racial issues, but sometimes not fast enough. The article says nothing about such “sensitivity training” being the least bit controversial nor is there any criticism of it. That’s how a controlled media operates, pretending to be objective but always pushing an ideological agenda. And how is this occurring under the “nationalist” Trump administration? What was unacceptable before always eventually becomes foisted on an unwilling public and made “acceptable” through gradualism that the conservatives initially oppose but always eventually capitulate to. . . . . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Hoenlein, the head of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, claims there’s a “pandemic” of anti-Semitism “taking shape worldwide,” and it even threatens the U.S. He’s calling on “world leaders to convene a global summit to forcefully denounce the phenomenon,” according to an article by Raphael Ahren of the Times of Israel. Translation: even more oppressive laws need to be passed criminalizing factual observations about Israel and those Jews who are actively undermining Western, Christian values and heritage. . . . . . . . . . . . The liberal site mondoweiss.net reports that “the news out of Israel is that a survey by an American Zionist group says that Israeli PR (or hasbara) isn’t working, and the more Americans learn about Israel, the less favorably they feel about the country.” . . . . . . . . . . . . . The insane communists who run Berlin have banned “sexist” advertisements that show “smiling” women and “rational” men from billboards, as reported by Breitbart (6/21/17). You can’t make this stuff up, no one would believe it. . . . . . . . . . . . The British newspaper/website The Mirror reports that Vatican police broke up a “gay orgy” at the home of one of Pope Francis’ key advisors. . . . . . . . . . . . A reader makes some observations about the French election and Marine Le Pen and her father Jean-Marie, the founder of the National Front. Father and daughter are sadly now estranged. . . .
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