Two principles

The show he offers on the political scene reminds me of the staging of a boxing bout with Rambo in the lead role. Not really for his ability to take blows, but especially by the surreal side of the show. For who is riding in a ring, Rambo boxer, is screaming laughing. And we are not going to deprive ourselves even if at the end of the first five minutes, to see this great benet advance without protection to get screwed the face is a bit tiresome. Before I zapped I would have been repeated “Good God! What the hell is that!” A good ten times. Rambo is the concentrate of an “America great again”. Once he has received the dose that would have transformed his brain into porridge, he still has enough resources to deal with the decisive blow. All this is done with candor. As always the victory was obtained when it became impossible and of course it only makes it more beautiful.

When I see Trump put all his energy to make his wall, I see a company whose immense stupidity evokes for me this very particular character of American mythology. Rambo is the winning warrior, the one who can redefine a triumphant America within the bounds of a cinema screen; it is not the fighter of a defeated army, forced to recognize the Vietnamese people’s right to dispose of his destiny. What brings Donald and Rambo closer is the same contempt for what is not on the “good” side of the border. Otherwise Rambo does not belong to the same social class as Donald, it is even to the opposite extreme. The only way for Donald to leave him for a while the illusion of proximity is to show him how cruel he can be towards the rest of the world. He seems to have natural dispositions for this. All his approach is the use of power for the increase of privileges against the disinherited, it is malice combined with stupidity in the accomplishment of evil.

Mexico is the gateway to a vacation for the average American. It is also the setting in which he will be able to stage his manhood. There is an impressive collection of films that have exploited this vein to give a rewarding image of the man who comes from the north with regard to a Mexican whose role is that of a figure or a tenure , always in the role of the wicked. The Texan more than any other belongs to this superior race which must face the horde of the invaders who are bloodthirsty savages evidently ready to kill and rape. It is true that life is not always a long, quiet river in the northern part of Mexico, but one must also ask why violence is more localized in this zone compared to the rest of the country.

When Rambo can allow some brave citizens to delight in this image of the bloody hero who eventually defeats adversity, I do not really see it as a disadvantage. On the other hand, the prospect of seeing the landscape sluggish for centuries is truly unbearable. It is not a question of boundary, it is first of all a land issue. I do not care if this wall is built on American soil. It is not only an ugly work to put in the passive of a dictator, he may well disfigure the zones that belong to him, but it is an attack on the environment in an area where the desert already constitutes a natural barrier,  it is a nonsense, and for its author it is an unhealthy way of giving oneself pleasure.

While attention is concentrated on terrorist actions towards a neighboring country, we forget the two economic principles that should guide the action of the President of the United States.

The first point is called the marginal propensity to consume and it is one of the basic principles of the Keynesian economy. This is reflected in the fact that it is among the poorest populations that an increase in incomes will have the greatest effect. Increase the income of the Donald family and this will have absolutely no effect on their consumption. Increase the income of a poor family in Mexico and the effect will be immediate. Conversely, if one has the cruelty to reduce the income of the weakest, their consumption will immediately decrease. Less Coca Cola obviously could be beneficial to them but also fewer products in the shelves of Walmart, Home Depot, Starbuck and other banners of the empire planted in Mexican cities.

A second principle that is part of the basis in economics is that of the advantages to the exchange for countries when they specialize in the productions for which they are the best performers. It may be the cost of labor, raw materials or climatic conditions. Thus, it is clear that Americans, who are large consumers of tequila, mescal and cocaine, have an interest in importing these products, while Mexicans import Coca Cola and other products manufactured in China and resold to the rest of the world With a US label And at home electrical products unlike ours do not require adapters or transformers.

Aggressive, racist and xenophobic discourse is unworthy of a statesman. There comes a moment when the only winner of the fights lost in advance must remain the one who makes the clown on the screens. To each his job. There comes a moment when the only issue is that of common sense which must dictate their conduct to the leaders. I am old enough to remember to have heard it already:

– Stop the shit!

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