Coal? One can only hope to see the heads explode in fireworks.Arising_uk wrote:Pretty far it seems -Walker wrote:...
Trump is zeroed in on the oil. It’s about energy. Babble this and that about vague confidences, but globally it’s about energy. Germany can have all the windmills it wants and see how far that goes. ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable ... in_Germany
and possibly much further
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable ... in_Denmark
I'll be interested to see if he can get the oil barons to open their pipes cheap but I thought he was about Coal as well?Interesting and pretty much what I thought about what happened as I had friends travelling in America and they were telling me that outside the cities all you could see were Trump signs.Forget the vague theoretical flutters of whimsy.
This sums up why Trump won, and why the world should take notice of the echoes.
Of interest to the West.
Victor Davis Hanson - The Mythologies of the 2016 Election
For me the issues are fairly clear in the UK, the working and lower middle class have seen no appreciable increase in their wages compared to increased cost of living since the late 70's whereas the upper-middle and rich have more than doubled theirs, with the super-rich getting vastly more than that. Add to that the changing immigration demographics(although in reality immigrants are still a very small minority over here) which disproportionately affect the working classes, an increase in divisive religious belief and you have the perfect storm against the moribund and complacent political classes. Personally I think this is one of the Marxist/Leninist historical political tipping points and am optimistic that it doesn't have to be to the far-right but could be captured by an innovative new political movement that comes up with new ideas to address the problems and has a clear vision for the future, especially since there is about to be a massive tranche of new unemployment due to robotics, automation and AI(I don't mean 'skynet').
Houses and cars are the big retail items. They’re still fairly labor intensive, even though robotics have gotten involved. I’ve worked in a labor intensive factory. It’s long gone, replaced by fancy buildings for shopping. Sometimes I go in them and orient myself in the old space, imagining the conditions that defined the coordinates back then. Same space, entirely different reality. And it’s not like China is filled with robots.
It’s simple in the mass mentality. Notice how Trump says China? He bites off the word, like a curse. The conditioning: China is the enemy. It’s a simple cold-war tactic. Sounds shocking to we-are-the-world. It’s like the ME. The US doesn’t need the ME, not since Oklahoma started shaking. The US only fears the strength of other alliances with the ME. However, a strong negotiator knows the needs of the ME, and just may own it.