Two years ago, on the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, the Globalist trade treaty, Lori Wallach of Public Citizen wrote, at the Huffington Post (“NAFTA at 20: One Million U.S. Jobs Lost, Higher Income Inequality,” 1/6/2014):
…outcomes include a staggering $181 billion U.S. trade deficit with NAFTA partners Mexico and Canada and the related loss of 1 million net U.S. jobs under NAFTA, growing income inequality, displacement of more than one million Mexican campesino farmers and a doubling of desperate immigration from Mexico…
Imagine that two guys (hail Bernie) (hail Trump), after pushing and shoving each other at a rally, crushing each other’s signs, screaming, throwing a few punches, accusing each other of betraying what America stands for, and so on, backed off, settled down a little, and actually (God forbid) started talking—
Hail Bernie Guy: So who the hell are you anyway?
Hail Trump Guy: What the hell are you talking about?
HBG: What do you do?
HTG: None of your business. What do you do?
HBG: Nothing. Not a damn thing. I’ve been looking for work since 2011.
HTG: No. I’m out of work, too. I had a job in a factory in Ohio.
HBG: I worked in a factory in Illinois.
HTG: You’re kidding.
HBG: They stole my job. My company shut down the plant and moved it to Mexico.
HTG: My company went to Bangladesh. The workers there make four cents an hour. If they’re lucky.
HBG: That’s why they relocate. Slave wages, no unions, no safety regulations.
HTG: Jesus, you and I are…
HBG: Looks like we’re in the same friggin’ boat. And it sank.
HTG: My guy Trump says he can bail me out with a job.
HBG: My guy says the same thing. Not sure I really believe him.
HTG: I know what you mean. My guy is a lot of flash.
HBG: My guy thinks the government can fix things. You mean the Congress is going to repeal all those fucking trade treaties that put us in a hole to begin with? I don’t see it happening.
HBG: Does it occur to you…
HTG: That we’re both being worked over? It sort of does.
HBG: I mean, how is it that, this year, there are two guys running for President who are opposite extremes, and both of them are talking about bringing jobs back to the US and how we’re being screwed? But they’re opposites. Total extreme opposites.
HTG: It’s like somebody wants to put us at each other’s throats, even though…
HBG: We both have the same problem. Caused by the same damn people.
HTG: The Globalists.
HBG: The fucking Globalists.
HTG: Can you imagine what would happen if all of us, all the Americans who’ve been getting screwed in the same way, losing our jobs, were on the same side?
HBG: We could be a fucking tidal wave.
HTG: So who wins by keep us at each other’s throats?
HBG: A Globalist.
HTG: A Globalist who’s running for President.
HBG: Who happens to have a husband who signed the fucking NAFTA treaty in 1993, and put a million Americans out of work.
HTG: Not only that. NAFTA put over a million Mexican farmers in the dumper, too. How many of them do you think have been coming up across the border because they’re broke?
HBG: Shit. I didn’t think of that.
HTG: Something’s going on here, buddy.
HBG: Looks that way.
HTG: Put fucking Trump and Bernie on the same ticket.
HBG: Very funny. Never going to happen.
HBG: Yeah, maybe. One guy who wouldn’t have split us apart. One guy who could spell out the whole Globalist con job. The trade treaties. Stealing our jobs. Our livelihoods. Selling out the whole goddamn country.
HTG: You and I are probably both patriotic when it comes right down to it.
HBG: If being patriotic means having a decent job and the government isn’t fighting wars all over the world, then I’m on board. You know something? There are people on your side and my side who are…
HTG: Trying to screw things up. By taking them to extremes. But what you and I are talking about right now is pretty simple. I don’t want to sound like a conspiracy nut, but maybe there are people on your side and mine who are coming in from the outside…trying to mess us both up. Just stirring up trouble.
HBG: I’ve seen them.
HTG: So have I.
HBG: Something’s wrong.
HTG: We’re being conned. Worked over.
HBG: This might surprise you, but I don’t want the government to do everything for me. I don’t trust the government.
HTG: Neither do I.
HBG: It isn’t just corporations. The big corporations and the government are both screwing us.
HTG: And I was ready to get in a fight with you. Go to the wall.
HBG: Me too. It’s bullshit. But who’s listening to us?
HTG: The noise is drowning us out.
HBG: Because we’re making more sense than all the media assholes put together.
HTG: We need something different.
HBG: Very different.
—end of the conversation—
Divide and conquer. As old as the hills.
Or maybe as new as Hill-ary.
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