A writer for Yahoo Finance tries to make a ten-point case to why the United States will soon no longer be the leader in this hemisphere, much less the world:
Brazil is first among the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) — four economies that are supposed to overtake the six largest Western economies by 2032.
Mexico is first among the MAVINS (Mexico, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nigeria, and South Africa) — six economies we expect to blow away expectations and become leading powers in their regions relatively soon.
Peru and Chile are sitting on a fortune of metals and minerals.
All these countries are cranking up, while America faces plenty of fiscal and demographic problems at home.
“Demographic problems?” We becoming more and more like the other countries in our hemisphere demographically, and that’s part of the reason for our decline. But the same demographics dragging us down have been dragging Mexico et al. down for a long time.
Before I leave the preview and start critiquing some of the bullet points, I want to say that I don’t judge a society based on how many shiny skyscrapers it has, its production level of a certain raw material, or so on. My assessment is based on picking out a citizen or resident at random and looking at his or her standard of living. The worst African countries have shiny skyscrapers and can produce raw materials, (viva white people), but the standard of living for the typical citizen is horrible.
1. Our most powerful regional ally–Brazil–refuses to follow our orders on Iran
Hillary Clinton went to Brazil to beg support for sanctions against Iran and came away empty handed.
So? Why does Brazil matter that much?
This is how a typical Brazilian can expect to live.
Besides, what leverage does shit pot Brazil have over the crazy lunatic in Iran? Is the Brazilian soccer team so revered in Tehran that Mahmoud the Nutty would give up his nuclear ambitions just to see eleven mocha-colored men kick a ball?
And expecting a woman that couldn’t make her own husband obey his marriage vows to make a whole country do something is sheer idiocy.
2. The World’s Richest Man is now a Mexican, not an American.
Yet, most of Mexico would move away from “rising” Mexico to “declining” America if they were given the chance.
Of course the world’s richest man is Mexican. Wouldn’t you be rich you controlled a government-granted monopoly on a growing industry? That’s right, Mexico essentially gave the entire Mexican cell phone business to Slim.
Slim might be the world’s richest man, but he’s probably richer than the rest of Mexico combined, and could buy out 90% of his country’s population in aggregate dozens of times over.
3. Three years after a US financial crisis, Latin America is again growing rapidly. The U.S.? Not so much…
I have $100. I get $10 more each of the next three years. That means, using my current wealth as a baseline, I’m growing at 10% a year for the next three years.
You have $1 billion. You get $1 million more each of the next three years. That means, using your current wealth as a baseline, you’re growing 0.1% a year for the next three years.
Who would you rather be? You or me?
BTW, “Latin America” is “growing rapidly” because of cheap labor.
4. Chile produces 300% more copper than America–the former world leader in copper production
I’m guessing this is something we could fix if we neutralized the envirokooks.
5. Brazil now produces over four times as much iron ore as the U.S.. We used to lead that industry, too.
See the picture above.
6. Canada and Venezuela will pass the U.S. in oil production in the next decade
7. Now Brazil exports over twice as much beef as we do
The trade-off is that they have to destroy rain forests to have enough land for cattle grazing. I’m against enviro-kookery, but that’s going too far.
And just wait until the first medical/health scare relating to Brazilian beef.
8. Brazil is now a critical partner for Russia, India, and China
I was told that India’s stench is so horrible that you can smell India when you get within 20 miles of the coast on the open water. They’re only growing because the cheap labor that speaks English is ripe for outsourced American and British installations.
China only looks great because China shows foreign visitors what it wants them to see. In other words, Potemkin Villages.
9. Brazil, Canada, and Mexico all invest a greater share of GDP in clean energy
A Pew survey found that Brazil invests 0.37% of its economy in clean energy. Canada invests 0.25% and Mexico invests 0.14%. America is eleventh in the world at 0.13%.
Again, 0.13% of the American economy is WAY more in raw terms than those larger percentages of those much smaller economies. BTW, “clean energy” is mostly a hustle. If Brazil, Canada and Mexico want to slit their own throats, let them.
10. Hugo Chavez is still in power
Is it supposed to be skin off our backs that a thug and despot steals elections? As far as I’m concerned, the average (white) American is better off that Hugo Chavez is stealing elections, because it keeps him and his economic redistributionism in power, and those economic policies are making enough poor Venezuelans happy in Venezuela and it keeps them from coming here. I only wish Mexico would vote for someone like Chavez. (But that would mean Carlos Slim isn’t the world’s richest man.)
Yes, you read me right. While I wouldn’t want the same kind of welfare state in the United States, I happen to think that it might be ideal for countries with the typical racial demographics of a typical Latin American country. It’s the only way that the typical citizen of those countries will ever have something, and have it in their own countries, and not in ours. Average Hispanics in Hispanic countries need to see a direct correlation between all that oil and minerals coming from underneath their feet and food in their mouths, roofs over their heads and medicine in their veins. A strong welfare state under the aegis of a populist-left strongman might be the only way that ever happens.