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For American professors and for the American East Coast, "international" means "sophisticated." They regard Middle America and the South as "fly-over country" on their way to the West Coast. As Martin Sheen and a host of other Hollywood celebrities have pointed out, America has never produced anything important.

Meanwhile, the United Nations is such a hopeless bureaucracy that it embarrasses some third world countries. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is repeatedly caught taking bribes to locate the Olympics in some particular city, and the fix was just in - AGAIN - on the figure skating championships.

Naturally, the Hollywood stars and professors and easterners explain that any problem foreigners have is because they are misunderstood or the world is just unfair to them. Professors tell us over and over and over that if the world would just turn all economic planning over to the professors, everybody would be rich.

This is what they call 'socialism," but it is really just rule by professors.

There have been actual recordings of Olympic judges putting in the fix, but nothing could be done about it. Like United Nations bureaucrats, these people simply cannot be gotten rid of. That is the nature of the bureaucracies in most third world countries and in Europe today, where there is a permanent depression going on.



All the professors and Hollywood stars love to explain why third world workers are so poorly paid. It always comes back to White Guilt and an Evil Conspiracy. If the world economy were just turned over to the professors, they would do as good a job of distributing goods as the United Nations and the IOC do.

Please read Whitaker Online for November 7, 1998, THE BEAD BUYERS. Here I explain once again a very simple fact of life: the reason some people make very little money is because if you pay them money they will give you almost nothing for it.

Eric Hoffer was talking about an American who had immigrated from Eastern Europe years before. This naturalized American was taking a vacation back in his homeland. People there knew he was an American and they knew that American workers got paid many times what they received for an hour's work.

So this new American was watching some workers in his original country laying some pipe. One of the workers laying the pipe said, "What would we get for doing this same job in America?"

The American, who was a pipe fitter himself, took one look at their work and said, "Nothing."

I worked on a plant in the 1950s in Germany and I was appalled at how slowly they worked. In South Carolina, our workers did many times as much work and got paid two or three times as much per hour, and that was with a recession in the United States and a labor shortage in Germany.

Since then, even Europeans admit that their standard of living has shot up only because they adopted American methods and a more American pace of work. America has become easier to compete with because we have adopted leftism and our work force and voting population is more and more third world.

All this is simplistic. But it is also true. If you doubt it, do what all the liberals say, "Follow the money."

Actually, workers don't do much work in the third world, but the pace of their work is the least of it. The reason nobody will pay decent wages in Mexico is not because of the pace of the work. The reason is because Mexico is run by MEXICANS.

Foreign bureaucracies are almost invariably cheap, stupid, mindless and dishonest, just like the ones we see in the UN and the IOC.

They also have lots and lots of academic degrees. In fact, they hire largely by academic degrees in high jobs in most bureaucracies around the world. "Doctor" Albierto de Whatever in South America does as good a job running his country's economy as the Doctors this and that here do running American education.

Think, for a moment, about American "intellectuals" trying to run any serious business.

This should give you a whole new insight into those International Institutions that are supposed to be so "sophisticated."




Forget the ethnic jokes, this is deadly serious. For generations, the New England "blue bloods" sold America out to the Communists. Then the Old Boys' Network at the top of the secret services would hire more of these "blue bloods" from Harvard.

And gosh darn it, guess what happened? Gee whiz, another New England "blue blood" sold us out again! It is not an accident that Robert Welch, founder of the John Birch Society which pushed the Communist Conspiracy idea, was from Massachusetts. For him, the high-level Communists were a fact of life.

When I dealt with security matters, we just took it for granted that if you wanted the Reds to know, you let the Old Boys know. We were a bunch of judgmental rednecks, you see. We had a totally out of date line:

Commies BAD. We Good. Period.

Notice that when Senator Torricelli arranged it so that all information about questionable spies had to be cleared with the Washington office, not a single case was referred. Everybody knew exactly what would happen to spies about whom the central office knew everything.

If you don't trust the New England Old Boy Network, who do you trust? As a judgmental redneck, you trust OTHER judgmental rednecks. Yes, Virginia, these judgmental rednecks, aka patriots, are exactly the people ethnic stereotypes would tell you they are.

You don't trust all Southerners, but you trust Southerners. You don't trust all Americans with Irish names, but they are an excellent bet. With the same caveat, you trust Mormons, you look for Midwesterners, and you trust your gut.

So when Irish Catholic family man Robert Hansen and a retired army sergeant named Bryan Patrick Reagan are the two latest big-time sellouts, my blood runs cold.

No one else would dare say this, because it is just true. Ands the truth is no excuse. As with everything else, Political Correctness takes precedence over national security.



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