Why Globalism is For Insects

2020 February 18
by drdog09

Specialization is for insects. — Robert Heinlein

The international supply chain system is seizing up –

New evidence from Bloomberg reveals cracking global supply chains are fast emerging at major Chinese ports with thousands of containers of frozen meat piling up with nowhere to go. The Covid19 outbreak will remain a dominant issue for 1Q as supply chain shocks are being felt by multinationals on either side of the hemisphere. Sources told Bloomberg that containers of frozen pork, chicken, and beef (mostly from South America, Europe, and the US) are piling up at Tianjin, Shanghai, and Ningbo ports because of the lack of truck drivers and many transportation networks remain closed. Seaports in China are quickly running out of room to house the containers and cannot provide enough electricity points to keep existing containers cold. This has forced many vessels to be rerouted to other destinations.


Apple has already been hit, most of the rest of the electronics industry to follow suit. Russia has just closed its borders to all Chinese nationals. Other countries are tightening their health checks and border security. The US has expatriated its citizens off the Diamond Princess cruise ship to a level 4 containment facility. (Sucks to be the Princess cruise line. They will be sinking as Plague Ship line.)

The Chinese economy constitutes about 20% of global GDP, and supply chain disruptions across China could cause a cascading effect that could tilt the world into recession.


This disruption may in fact be the globalist swan song. Consider if you will, if you head a company whose major suppliers are located in China how over the long term do you explain to your stockholders that the justification for such a long supply chain is sinking their investment in you? Fact is you cannot. Price means nothing if you can’t get product to market. Which brings the political factor into play:

  • Trump may indeed get blamed for any recession triggered by this. Ok but is also his out. Not only that he can blame the globalists for the problem, which in one way or another he as been doing since taking office.
  • The Globalists themselves or say a critical mass of them may see the fragility of the food chain as a problem and reverse course. Many have already been moving production to Vietnam, Thailand, India due to labor increases, political changes and variability in foreign exchange.

One last point. If there was any rationalization for domestic production this is it. This does nothing but bolster Trump’s logic of favoring Nationalist interests whether political, economic or social.

48 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 February 18 6:40 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    A thought experiment —

    “Democrats are requesting $50 million dollars for convention security. Why don’t they just have it in a gun-free zone?

  2. 2020 February 18 6:41 pm

    Yup the down turn from this will be both a hit, but also a ” See I told you so… this is why we’ve been working to get mfgs back home and get away from uber- globalization, exact opposite of mini-mike over there”. While you can’t really get away from the interconnected world, you can at least try to maintain some domestic production (and domestically sourced raw materials) in all key areas.
    IKR if it was try but some ZH scare article the other day was saying like 90% of our medicine production (done here or elsewhere) requires raw materials sourced from china. If that’s true, that’s a national security problem.

    RU has now banned all Chinese (first, also were first to close border)…funny how bitches at the US cutting back flights but not a peep when Russia does it first, then borders, and now flat out banned any entry.

    That said Bloomberg along with rest of media has vested interest in hyping both the virus and any negative economic news.

  3. 2020 February 18 7:08 pm

    Why do I get the feeling if anything this was to coverup and control information related to this more than actually prosecute any wrong doing.

    24 years, wrongly convicted because…what do you know… exculpatory evidence ny state authorities had wasn’t turned over to the defense.

    Let the coverups- disguised as investigations continue.

    Tolerance – case #1,243,553

    Putin: No ‘Gay Marriage’ in Russia, ‘There Will Be Dad and Mum’

  4. 2020 February 18 7:31 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    “24 years, wrongly convicted because…what do you know… exculpatory evidence ny state authorities had wasn’t turned over to the defense.”

    A nice suggestion would be “In any case where evidence is withheld the violator shall serve a term in prison no less than the number of days that the defendant did or the State mandated minimum if less.” Till there is teeth behind the effort to stop this kind of crap, it will continue since there is little consequences for doing so.

    The other thing is States should also shift professional liability of police from the muni to the individual. If the muni wants to pick up the tab, fine. But shifting the requirement will drive bad cops out as the insurers track (and they will) and refuse to cover them. That is the situation for every driver on the roads and in most professional services requiring liability coverage. Cops should be treated the same.

  5. 2020 February 18 7:35 pm
    justrand permalink

    Drdog, a brilliant post! Thank you.

    I have friends and, sadly, relatives who buy the globalist bullshit. I will push this to them…with little hope.

  6. 2020 February 18 7:42 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    All you can do is try. You could also point out that your friends will be paying 50% more for that Tyson chicken because under normal circumstances they ship the carcasses to China frozen for process then shipped back. That ought to get their gizzard so to speak. 🙂

  7. 2020 February 18 9:50 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    drdog: “under normal circumstances they ship the carcasses to China frozen for process then shipped back”

    Wait … what? What processing is performed before shipment back?
    That seems like impossible economics
    And we have thousands of illegals working at Tyson’s doing chicken processing here in the USA

  8. 2020 February 18 11:54 pm

    4 -Yes and I tend to agree, but it’ll never happen, especially the first.
    7 ikr

  9. 2020 February 19 12:36 am


    Jesus, I’d heard about the kc-46 FOD issues (even on units delivered after they started addressing QC), now this on the ~400 737maxes sitting undelivered, and in fuel tanks not the random napkin or scocket attachment buried in the fuselage or nook somewhere. Boeing better get it’s shit together and fast, really fast, cause DOD and the FED can only float them for so long through this mess, and in the commercial airline space china and airbus are nipping fast.

  10. 2020 February 19 4:51 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Jim, 7,

    For your consideration — http://archive.today/eteQg

  11. 2020 February 19 5:18 am
    drdog09 permalink

    And now a word from Bloomie — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/financial-feudalism-new-american-dream — Ok, maybe not but might as well be.

  12. 2020 February 19 5:24 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Here is a book end for this posting — https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/which-supply-chains-are-most-risk-answer-one-chart — Pay particular attention to exhibit 3 the % of industries dependent on Chinese imports.

  13. 2020 February 19 5:41 am
    bc3b permalink

    Unfortunately we have a globalist as head of the Catholic Church. Francis is pushing greater power and influence for the UN even though the the UN espouses positions that are directly contradictory to the Church;s traditional values (e.g. abortion).

  14. 2020 February 19 5:47 am
    bc3b permalink

    Ties in with yesterday’s thread:


    If Bloomberg is anything, he’s a globalist.

  15. 2020 February 19 6:03 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    DrDog, 10, I’m amazed.

  16. 2020 February 19 6:03 am
    JimNorCal permalink


  17. 2020 February 19 6:10 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    I’m reading that Trump supporters are ALREADY lining up for the AZ rally.
    Un. Real.

  18. 2020 February 19 6:23 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    DrDog, 13, shaping up to be a bumpy ride?

  19. 2020 February 19 7:20 am
    justrand permalink

    a great takeoff on “And God made a farmer”


  20. 2020 February 19 7:20 am
    Eph permalink

    18 Jim,

    I need a couple of VIP passes!

  21. 2020 February 19 7:40 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Jim, 19,

    Here’s your answer — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u7Kz1gnqVs

    Tad long 30min+, but the interesting bit is the stats quoted.

  22. 2020 February 19 7:50 am
    bc3b permalink

    Bloomie’s plan:

    * Avoid public appearances as much as possible
    * Saturate the airwaves and internet with advertising
    * Use respected people, like Michael Douglas, to deliver your message
    * Rely on the media to blindly support you and bury the negatives

  23. 2020 February 19 8:06 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Michael Yon notes this guy’s videos as an indication that Japan is clueless and may be hit hard by corona virus

  24. 2020 February 19 8:12 am
    bc3b permalink

    Tying in with today’s thread, a WaPo editorial: Let the elites choose the candidates:


  25. 2020 February 19 8:45 am
    bc3b permalink

  26. 2020 February 19 9:05 am
    justrand permalink

    Hillary outspent Trump 2:1…Bloomberg will outspend him 3:1 (or more)

    will it matter? I truly don’t think so. Bloomberg is utterly unlikeable, though his BILLIONS will buy him “Likes” on Facebook! 🙂

  27. 2020 February 19 9:42 am
    drdog09 permalink

    28 should be on bloomies tombstone — But he got a bazillion likes!

  28. 2020 February 19 12:42 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Bernie Up by 18 Points in Kalifornia –


    Will JR, JimNorCal and TLS catch Berniemania? Will JR’s new Prius pickup be sporting a Bernie bumper sticker? Time will tell.

    You know what they say: As Kalifornia goes, so goes North Korea.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads the Democratic primary field in California by 18 points, according to a survey released Wednesday.

    In the poll from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) first reported by the Los Angeles Times, Sanders has the support of 32 percent of likely voters.

    Joe Biden registered support from 14 percent of poll respondents, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) trailed the former vice president by 1 percentage point in the survey. Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (D) were tied at 12 percent each.

    Biden and Warren both suffered double-digit drops in support since the PPIC’s survey last month, leaving Sanders the only candidate firmly above the 15 percent viability threshold needed to win delegates in California, where voters will cast ballots on Super Tuesday. Others remain in the running due to the poll’s margin of error.

    “As the campaign moves to larger and more diverse states, Sanders’ support among Latinos and younger voters is noteworthy,” said PPIC chief Mark Baldassare.

    Hat tip: The Hill

    If I am reading this correctly, if Bernie is the only candidate above 15%, he will get ALL Kalifornia’s delegates. Kalifornia’s primary is less than two weeks away.

  29. 2020 February 19 2:22 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Already voted for Teh Bern and mailed it in. If I had known he was running away with it I would’ve considered other options.

    Walking around the neighborhood today I saw the guy maybe 5 blocks away who has a beach towel size KAG Trump 2020 banner on his front porch. I walked up and told him he’s not alone. Friendly guy and we had a nice chat.

  30. 2020 February 19 2:50 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #31 –

    Think his house will still be standing tomorrow morning?

  31. 2020 February 19 3:06 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    bc3b, he’s had it up for months! In fact this is a new one, his old got tattered after the winds and rain of winter.
    Plus (knock on wood) my Trump bumper sticker has so far led to 0 honking horns, 0 dirty looks and 0 middle fingers. Has their morale cracked? 🙂 🙂

    Well, it’s only Feb … still, can we begin to speak to each other in hushed voices ‘preference cascade’?

  32. 2020 February 19 3:15 pm
    Eph permalink

    31, Jim

    Sanders +10 on national RCP

    If he wins CA it’s over

    NV is a mini CA

  33. 2020 February 19 3:39 pm
    justrand permalink

    Eph, Bloomberg be given (or buy) all the “Superdelegates”…no matter how many delegates Bernie wins. The Democrats HATE democracy.

  34. 2020 February 19 4:07 pm
    Eph permalink


    The problem is mini isn’t even a close second.

    Don’t know if the dims will try that again.

  35. 2020 February 19 4:42 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Not to be missed!
    Gorgeous anti Fake News painting

  36. 2020 February 19 5:05 pm

    Dod can’t account for another 715-million in arms\support in just 2017-18.
    How many miles of wall could that have been.


  37. 2020 February 19 5:10 pm

    23- Similar worked for Barry.
    38 – lol, just like tape of Romney doing the same back when he wanted donations from him.

  38. 2020 February 19 6:02 pm

    lol – mask off

    In other news looks like Grenell will be getting an upgrade to DNI, kind of a shame since he was pretty effective in Germany, but it’ll be fun to see the left loose their minds on this one.

  39. 2020 February 19 7:06 pm
    JimNorCal permalink


    I saw an article years ago with 3 bell curves:
    Distribution of political views of Repubs (right)
    Dist of views of Dems (left)
    Dist of views of reporters (far left)

    This is an interesting update

  40. 2020 February 19 7:11 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    Thought I would drop by and share the following.

    From Zerohedge earlier today. China is between the Rock & the Hard Spot and the Fire and Frying Pan.

    With every passing day that its economic disintegration is not reversed, China inches closer to what may be a very violent tipping point, one which sets billions of angry, starving, broke and quarantined citizens against the communist party oligarchy.

    As China’s economic output remains literally frozen, a new report suggests that many Chinese companies – which never factored for this type of calamity – don’t have enough capital to cover wages, or have delayed or stopped paying workers, suggesting that the Covid-19 outbreak has left businesses on the brink of disaster.

    The second problem, now outlined by Bloomberg, is that companies which do restart production don’t have enough money to cover labor expenses, to wit: “across china, companies are telling workers that there’s no money for them — or that they shouldn’t have to pay full salaries to quarantined employees who don’t come to work.”


    China (from Mike Pento – saw that drdog) has a $40 Trillion Debt, nobody is working, they don’t have any savings, companies are earning NOTHING.

    From a guy I have been following lately. He is in the Detroit area now. But he, his wife (Chinese) and daughter fled China because what is going on. His wife is from Ningbo (just south of Shanghai). In the video she said that told her that people are being told to go back to work.

    Either it is going to work or blow up on them. The Chinese government may have no choice.


    China is in a bad place, putting the rest of the world in a bad place. If this does not get resolved within 30 days or less – it will be biblical what it will do to the world’s economy.

    China produces the bulk of our drugs (including anti-biotics). India (which sells us a boat load of drugs) gets 80% of the raw materials for their drugs from China.

    Suggestion to any and all. BUY what ever meds you need while you can. Stock up on prescriptions and whatever over the counter meds you are going to need. They all may dry up IF China does not go back to work.

    PS – Remember, there are 60 to 70 million Americans on anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drugs. Be a real crap show as the people come off their drugs cold turkey.

  41. 2020 February 19 7:49 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Yike, gnqanq.
    Very plausible. And very scary

  42. 2020 February 19 7:58 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

  43. 2020 February 19 8:16 pm
    JimNorCal permalink


    “if Bill Clinton jumped up on the stage tonight and announced he was running for president 2020, he would be the second youngest guy on stage.”

  44. 2020 February 19 10:02 pm

    47 – Why? He’s been supportive and loyal as ambassdor to DM to Trump thus far, what faggotry is going to be done as DNI are you worried about?

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