Mars Man is back at Lu Kung Si’s office in the Empire State Building for an interview with the Governor of China’s Province America. Mars visits Lu on behalf of Mars City TV which is interested in hearing Lu’s views about China’s Plans to invade Mars to make it a Chinese Province as well. The interview is relayed through Omaha TV with charming anchor Kathryn. Lu speaks first.
“You know, Mars, that Planet Earth’s Napoleon in his days already said that China was a sleeping giant and that Planet Earth should worry when it awoke. You see what happened to what was previously called the USA. You ask what China’s Plans are for Mars? Tell your audience they would never have it any better: daily access to Peking Duck and Chinese food, the main staple of America’s carry outs, even long before it became a Chinese province.”
“May I remind you Lu that Mars people have different bodies than you have. We live underground, have worm farms, plant farms, eat olms, salamanders, and wild bats, a delicacy as good as Peking Duck. We do not keep messy flee-infested poultry. Chinese could not live on Mars.”
“China would build structures above ground, Mars, acclimatized to Planet Earth conditions, bringing in our own food and drinks.”
“Unlike Planet Earth, we manage our climate and would make sure that storms, heat and cold would wipe you off our surface. My wife Kathryn cannot come with me. I have to come here but I have the ability to change into a human body, and that’s a secret you cannot steal.”
“I must remind you not to speak in adversarial terms, Mars. China does not steal. We acquire technology through partnerships, ‘Made in China.’ Find me one box in Province America without that label. We make things together and in exchange, we use our label. Walmart likes it, so does QVC and so many others, and so do we. Those that do not go out of business.”
“Lu, on Mars, we do not use cheap malnourished Chinese labor to make a profit on what we sell. You have no future on Mars. So spare yourself the trouble and stay away.”
“You don’t understand China, Mars. China aims to rule the universe and Mars will be one of our provinces in space from where we dominate Planet Earth.”
“Mars will import redundant flatulence from the failed New Green Deal and make your landing impossible.”
“Don’t fool yourself, Mars. We acquired NASA and the Russian Space Station. We put our footprint on the Moon. Mars will be next. Venus and Jupiter will follow.”
“The inhabitants of these planets will eat you alive, Lu. Contrary to Marsians, they like Chinese food. It’s a suicidal move.”
“China has 1.5 billion people and that’s too many. We must ship the overload off to space, starting with the Tibetans and Urghs, and unruly residents of Province America. Those deplorables as defined by comrade Hillary Clinton, including racists, sexists, homophobics, xenophobics, Islamophobics. Like the Brits did with sending their criminal crop to Australia. Only true collaborators of China are allowed to remain on Planet Earth.”
“How will China get to Mars?”
“Before you leave, we will X-ray your body to re-engineer it and replicate it for our own use.”
“X-rays do not work on my body, Lu. Besides, if you try that I will turn you into a Mars bar with devastating power. When somebody eats that bar, that person will also turn into a Mars bar, and so on. That might be a better policy to deal with your population problem.”
“Don’t try April Fools Pranks on me, Mars. I can arrest you for disrespect of a senior Chinese official. I insist you follow me to our health room.”
Lu rises, but his face and body crumble with a painful scream. All that’s left on his desk is a Mars bar.
When Mars Man leaves Lu’s office, he pushes the icon ‘Utilities’ on his smartphone to restore Lu to his human condition. He needs him for further interviews but knows that Lu will think twice before trying to take his body next time.
and Kathryn from Omaha TV
Kathryn of Omaha TV is on, Mars TV is connected, and Mars Man is with Barack Husain Obama in Honolulu in an undisclosed location under a coconut tree.
Kathryn: Go ahead, Mars Man, you are on!
Mars Man: Thank you, Kathryn. Viewers, we are here with the US President hiding in Hawai. Dear Mr. President, how does it feel to be on eternal vacation in your homeland?
BHO: I take the Fifth.
Mars Man: Excuse me, sir, but you are not in Congress. You can speak freely here, no fear. Your obedient servants in America must’ve felt that they needed that new car smell you talked about a bit earlier than you expected.
BHO: They’re misguided. My smell is pretty good. Just got half a gallon of aged Old Spice on sale in the drugstore. As for my eternal vacation, that’s in the eye of the beholder. Eric Holder will get me back soon.
Mars Man: But Holder has also been deposed.
BHO: He will find a subtle way, as he did with Fast and Furious. And there is still the Executive Order. And I have my pen and phone. And I still have a free Obama phone, and if they take that away, I have a few boxes of them left in my wine cellar here.
Mars Man: You must’ve heard that John Kerry went to Paris to apologize for your absence at the World Rally in Paris and that he was accompanied by a singer totally unknown in France nobody could hear.
BHO: We tried Beyoncé, but the Military blocked her from going. Joe Biden was willing, but he sings false.
Mars Man: You must feel pretty impoverished here in your new hiding space.
BHO: It’s no different from the White House. We were pretty broke, anyway. And have a lot of debt.
Mars Man: Something on the order of nineteen plus trillion, we hear. That’s a great legacy.
BHO: The same as other Presidents. Bill and Hillary were dead poor when they left. That freaky Bush had to sell his football club to pay off his. I’ll just write another book and get my money back.
Mars Man: Hillary’s publisher lost millions on hers.
BHO: Sure, but she kept the ten million dollar advance. I can write and speak a lot about my legacy, and they’re willing to pay me high fees in the millions, dwarfing Hillary’s extra fees for nonsense speeches about how poor she was. I grew up in the ghettos of Nairobi and Jakarta. I can talk about my birth certificate. Best hoax ever.
Mars Man: What legacy would you speak of?
BHO: I have many. Take Obamacare. Carries my name. Historical. Fast and Furious. To rub that silly nose of Arizona Sherriff Joe Arpaio in it. IRS Audits of those wealthy Republicans that yielded a lot of money from unlawful Cayman tax shelters, and stopped those subversive Tea Party extremists. Worth at least ten speeches at a million a pop.
Mars Man: But your Democrat party lost the elections.
BHO: You’re wrong. We won. Two-thirds didn’t vote because they supported my policies.
Mars Man: But the Republicans have the majority in Congress thanks to voters not supporting your policies.
BHO: All rubbish. What Republicans? They always cave when I raise my finger or call on Sharpton to blackmail them. Why do we need a Republican party anyway? One party, the Democrats, is good enough. Would save the taxpayers a lot of money.
Mars Man: What are the many other legacies?
BHO: Stopping the Keystone pipeline. After all, I have a lot of shares in Buffett’s railcars transporting oil. Solar energy, called Obamasun. Millions of acres covered with solar panels. All made in China. Biofuels. Windmill farms.
Mars Man: But we are told Solyndra went bankrupt with five hundred million taxpayer money gone down the drain, the electrical car got busted, and wind farms kill the American Eagle, your treasured national symbol.
BHO: In any war, be it drones or fossil fuels, we face collateral damage. An unintended consequence we shall have to accept as the cost of doing business. As for the national symbol, too bad for the bird, but Obama’s face would be good enough, especially because it’s black. And black is beautiful.
Mars Man: Benghazi was a major failure of your Administration. Four brave Americans dead among which your Ambassador. Why was that poopoed by your underlings?
BHO: I’ve said many times before that Benghazi was Hillary’s Department. I can’t help her three o’clock phone was off the hook. I tried my best to help her out by sending Susan around the Sunday shows and because Susan loves me she did a fabulous job. Everyone believed she told the truth, as we always do.
Mars Man: But you said you could keep your doctor, your insurance plan and pay much less premium, and none of that proved true.
BHO: That’s old hat. We’ve explained all that. Sometimes the truth is better not told.
Mars Man: What is your view on Trumps’s take-over of your Government?
BHO: It’s illegitimate. They won’t get away with it. My underlings have launched an appeal to the High Court.
Mars Man: Judge Roberts may not be as friendly to you this time as he was with Obamacare. Both of you seem to have peculiar views on what is legitimate. But the way we see it on Mars, things will be a lot better in the USA, even the world. Your trillion foreign debts are going to be paid off; demonstrations will stop, and Russia and China will shut up. The IRS will be abolished, and taxes will be greatly reduced. Americans believe in themselves again. People say they’re relieved not to see you on TV anymore with your hands wobbling while you’re running down the steps of Air Force One.
BHO: Don’t ridicule my daily exercise. I can’t play golf all the time. As for Russia, we made rubble of it. China needs our money for our Solyndra panels. Iran will get their bomb regardless, so why bother. Not even the military can do anything about that. It will put the Shiites and the Sunni Muslims on a level playing field. Israel has the bomb already, so why not Saudi Arabia, too.
Mars Man: People on Mars are glad we are away far enough when it all blows up.
BHO: That’s how it is said in the Scripts: doomsday is here. I said I would fundamentally transform America and I did. Even the world. You can’t take that away from me. That’s my greatest legacy. I have to go back to Michelle now. She promised me a dinner of suckling pig if I voted for her Senate seat.
Mars Man: Fair enough, Mr. President. Greetings from Mars…..
The TV screen goes blank because a bomb went off somewhere. We are trying to fix the connection.
Omaha TV’s Mother Earth’s Weekly Squirms is on and according to Nielson’s, millions of viewers check in. Charming and lovely Kathryn comes on screen, as does her panel, this time enhanced by special envoys from Mars, Shamus Econometricus and Huda Seksibombah from Mars City.
Kathryn: Dear viewers, these are special days for all of us in the USA. And while this may be so, our friends and enemies on and off Mother Earth and beyond are watching astonished how our people burn other people’s properties and destroy their livelihoods, just because they want revenge for a legal procedure that didn’t satisfy their desired outcome. Our diverse panel, to which we welcome Shamus, Mars’s On-the-other-Hand economist and Huda, Mars’s phenomenal beauty queen and primary journalist, will provide you with their expert opinions from Mars City TV. Let me start with Mars Man, your point of view, please.
Mars Man: In one word: appalling. What surprises me most is that this still occurs in the USA with 50 million people on food stamps, not having to pay income tax, and enjoying free Obama cell phones. What can they be so unhappy about?
Kathryn: good question. Let’s ask Bob Demmofool, representative of the Very Democratic Party.
Bob Demmofool: It’s all the Reagan’s and the Bush’s fault. They were promising a City on a Hill, One Thousand Points of Lights, and American Compassion that only resulted in more racial segregation and more lower class. At least President Obama tried to reinvigorate those empty slogans with Hope and Change, and give it content by ordering amnesty for 5 million illegals.
Huda Seksibombah: But those illegals are all people from South America and will take jobs away from your African-Americans!
Fred Miserable: Precisely, you hit it on the nail. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, both in their blackmailed million dollar suits, should jump the fence of the White House and protest against its immigration follies.
Kathryn: I’m sure Shamus Econometricus can shed some light on these discrepancies.
Shamus: Sure, Kathryn, and let me first thank you for being invited to your show. On Mars, everybody pays a flat tax, even babies do. The first protester in the street, if we had one, would be arrested and jailed with a heavy fine, and the next one would be sent to a hard labor camp on the Moon, and so on. That stops it right in the butt. People know this and therefore only protest peacefully, if they do. On Mother Earth, leaders are too afraid to show their teeth and get run over.
Bob: Shamus’s economics won’t work here with our President who stands for black panther supremacy, the frequent voting act, and the free protesting act no questions asked. That’s how it should be and this is the will of the people, as they elected him, twice I may say.
Charlene Knowitall: How can that be the will of the people? What people? Even shops owned by black people were burned!
Bob: It’s all the fault of the police and the national guard. If they’d stayed home, nothing would’ve happened. People would’ve been bored and gone home as there wouldn’t be anybody to start a fight with.
Huda Seksibombah: I don’t believe a word of that, it would only have gotten worse. They should’ve sent in female troops in miniskirts, and all your protesters would’ve been in shock-and-awe and done nothing but gawking. That’s how we solve street problems.
Marlene Femenazi: We on earth don’t allow women to be used as political sex symbols. That’s why we elect types like Pelosi, Landrieu, or Hillary: all women that inflict men with instant ED. Violent protestors are always dumb males and should be scooped up and sent to prisons with female guards using wonder women whips, and beating them every time they dare open their mouth.
Paul Turnmeon: I would love to be in such a prison!
Kathryn: It seems that our panel has exhausted this subject. Let’s bring discussions back to a proper level: where do we stand with the various political scandals? Mars Man, your view from Mars City?
Mas Man: The crooks of the matter is that you have too many crooks. Your tax processors are crooks. Your Foreign Affairs people handling Benghazi are crooks. Your White House is full of crooks. Your Health people are devious crooks. The Justice Department is full of crooks. Veteran Affairs is full of crooks. Your EPA alarmists spinning natural disaster because of CO2 are crooks, etcetera etcetera. I’ve never witnessed on Mother Earth an Administration so full of crooks. The most transparent they said they’d be. And then your press. The most crooked press ever. Your journalism is dead. Nobody reports the truth anymore except one or two journals and one TV station, and they are called right-wing conspirators. Everything is tweaked and spun double-crooked. What you need is a total sweep, but I am afraid you will never get it because there are too many crooked voters loving crooked freebies.
Kathryn: Bob Demmofool, do you see it that way, too?
Bob: This is the biggest BS -beep! – I’ve ever heard…
Mars Man (interrupts) : Did you mean WTF- beep, perhaps?…
…Bob continues: We the People are in full force to transform America. It’s the old way of life, such as proper marriage, hard work and decent living that are the slogans of the real crooks that subdued the people and held back everybody. We elect progressive people from Gomorrah, the modernized world, who know what world the people want and how to create it for them.
Mars Man: Even if your elections proved otherwise?
Bob: Only one third voted. Two thirds stayed home, just to make the point they agreed with the President’s policies.
Mars Man: Or perhaps because they didn’t agree but didn’t want to say so openly? Fear they might be audited by your IRS?
Henriette Forgetmenot: On Mars they always know better. It’s high-time NASA restarts its Mars Reconnaisance program and brings some sapience to that planet.
Huda: Henriette, we only allow people with higher than average IQ and Monroe or Tarzan body shape, and none of you down there, especially not people like you and Bob, qualify, and will be catapulted right back into space to enjoy free fall and free lunch paid by your tax payers.
Kathryn: Dear panel, let’s avoid entering into spatial warfare. Mars Man, I give you the last word.
Mars Man: We on Mars believe America is intrinsically strong, the Russians are perverts, Europe, fixated on the welfare state, is a cry baby neglecting its security, hiding under the American skirt while lamenting it isn’t doing enough, the Middle East is still in the Middle Ages and will remain there for the next centuries, China is belligerent because it has too many people but can’t lose America as it would go broke, Iran is a religious bully and very dangerous if not contained, suppressing its centuries’ old intellect to its ultimate detriment, and South-America is just fence-hopping South-America, but if America doesn’t clean up its act, it will go the same way as the rest of Mother Earth: to smithereens in space.
Kathryn: That sounds like a nice Christmas card, Mars Man! Thanks to you viewers, on Mother Earth and Mars, for tuning into our show. See you all next time!
Kathryn of Omaha TV
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Kathryn: Hello, dear viewers, my husband Mars Man is here with us on the occasion of the elections in the USA and we have the fortitude of receiving him in our studio today together with our beloved panel: Paul Turnmeon, Fred Miserable, Bob Demmofool, Charlene Knowitall, Marlene Femenazi and Henriette Forgetmenot. Mars Man, your views on the American election results.
Mars Man: “Like rain in space. Incredible. I heard that the tenant in the Whitehouse climbed the fence, but on the way out, not to be seen again. Like the Halloween scene we reported last week.”
Kathryn: “What do you think of the American two-party system? Does it work?”
Mars Man: “As good as a worn-out couple in bed. Adultery is the only option for survival.”
Kathryn: “But with whom can they commit adultery?”
Mars Man: “They should call back the Founding Fathers for a transformation of America. Clearly, the one advocated by the current tenant of the White House was an outright aberration. I told you that six years ago, but no one wanted to believe me, and some others, who raised the red flag.”
Kathryn: “But what transformation should the Founding Fathers consider?”
Mars Man: “Try the parliamentary system. The Presidential system lures people to the job who bank on their smiles and populist manners, but are not competent or honest. The system puts too much power into the executive branch and turns it too much into a bully pulpit. In the parliamentary system you can issue a vote of no-confidence and throw the bums out and put your own bums in before the election period is over. That’s what we do on Mars.”
Kathryn: “Well, Bob Demmofool, you think that’s the solution?”
Bob: “This is the biggest bull –beep — I’ve ever heard. The parliamentary system allows multiple parties into the chambers and leads to complete cacophony. No continuity, continuous fights, nothing gets done. America needs a one party system and that should obviously be the Democrats to avoid today’s gridlock.”
Fred Miserable: “WTF – beep! I beg to disagree. In Europe, you have all sorts of parties that have a voice, and here those different voices get shut up by the majority leaders in the Senate or the House. Let’s split up the democratic party, for example. All your moderate democrats have been rooted out and replaced by leftist socialists, environmental fascists, crony capitalists, and professional healthcare liars, and you want to amplify that into a one party system?”
Marlene Femenazi: “This is all chicken — beep! We have enough of all these fuddy-duddy roosters talking big and do nothing but jumping on our backs. What we need is matriarchal management. The guys have made a complete mess of it. I only want to see skirts or female pants on TV, that is, without zippers that fly open in public and cause sexist havoc. The Wonder Woman Party would do fine.”
Charlene Knowitall: “BS-beep! If you put two women together you have a fight. Put a whole party of them together and you have a war on women.”
Henriette Forgetmenot: “Mars Man is right. We need a multi-party system. Like marriage is out the door, it’s more fun to lie in bed with multi-parties.”
Fred Miserable: “Let’s put a name to today’s so-called Democrats: the Communist Party because that’s what it is. Totally transformed. In a multi-party system, you could also have a Social Democrat party like in Germany, a Labor Party like in the UK or a Boer Koekoek party in Holland. On the Republican side, you can have a Libertarian Party like Le Pen in France, a Christian Democratic party like in Germany or Holland, and a Conservative Party in the UK. Each party gets the votes they deserve and the lead party forms the government, if necessary with opposing parties if they didn’t get a full majority, and they select a prime minister. And you do not have to wait four let alone eight years to get rid of him or her. Most importantly, they cannot govern by fiat or executive order.”
Bob Demmofool: “SOB! I wish we would’ve had that when Bush was president!”
Fred Miserable: “You see! You agree when you see it’s to your advantage. SOB!”
Kathryn: “Ladies and gentleman, let’s pipe down! Mars Man, your idea of inviting the Founding Fathers back to life is causing some friction. Did we forget something we should think about?”
Mars Man: “Yes. Immigration. An issue hotly debated on Mars. We don’t like invaders. We have invited that visionary gentleman from Holland, Gilders to come and speak. Also that charming lady from France Michelle le Pen. Joe Arpaio of Arizona has already signed on. Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona, as well. We have installed a hermetic shield around Mars and everyone will be bounced back to where they came from regardless of whether they perish in space.”
Bob Demmofool:” WTF! How are you going to grow your party’s base? You won’t be able to maintain your majority.”
Marlene Femenazi: “That’s what we should have in the USA: a system to keep all the men out and do away with those inside. Now that the Supreme Court is supporting same-sex, we can finally throw the bums out and do it alone.”
Paul Turnmeon: “I can recommend you a crony capitalist who can provide you solar-energy operated cucumbers for half the price. He got half a billion tax-funded government loan.”
Kathryn: Ladies and gentleman, again, tone it down unless you want the FCC to denominate this an X-rated show and we would lose our advertisers. Mars Man, a last comment please before we close. “
Mars Man: Oh, yes, thanks. What does WTF mean?”
Kathryn: “Dear viewers, that was all for today, come back next time!”
Kathryn of Omaha TV: “Dear audience, welcome to Omaha TV. We taped Mars Man’s interviews in New York during his recent earthly summer vacation from Mars with Dr. Hank Kisshanger, political analyst and Professor Milton Friedmayer, economist. Here we go.”
Mars Man: “Hank, we believe on Mars that Planet Earth’s situation is getting worse by the day. We see a worldwide leadership gap, US weakness, Chinese military aggressiveness and cyber war and a never ending Middle Eastern turmoil. This is increasing rogue state activity of North Korea, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas, and islamist destruction in Pakistan and India. At the same time economic activity is declining all over. What’s your view? Is Planet Earth self-destructing?”
Hank Kisshanger: “You Martians are right on the money. People on Planet Earth are more divided than ever and splitting into rogue state governments, restless populations, wrong economic policies and failing democracies. China is becoming the yellow danger, which it was fifty years ago already but now it’s real. Unless sensible political leaders emerge to turn things around and the USA maintains its economic and military power, Planet Earth will indeed self-destruct.”
Mars Man: “Milton, what’s your view?”
Milton Friedmayer: “I cannot agree more. We are at a crucial crossroads. As has been said by many on your program before, people continue to disregard economic laws, be it in the West, China or the Far-East.”
Mars Man: “Any examples?”
Milton: “Take the USA. Some may remember from school one of economics’ basic laws and that is quote “the fallacy of the broken windows” unquote. It’s particularly relevant now with the stimulus act in 2009. Empirical economic evidence has clearly shown that repairing broken windows, using stimulus money, does not grow the economy. It only replaces what already existed and prevents the owner from using that money for something new that would improve his business. Besides, it does not repair the problem that caused the windows to break in the first place. Why did they break? Rioting? Over-regulated manufacturing producing bad glass? Windows installed by inefficient union labor?”
Mars Man: Sure, but what’s the point?”
Milton: “Buildings must close to repair the broken windows. As a result demand falls because workers in the buildings can’t earn money. So, with declining sales, businesses must let people go. If the glass had been made better or installation been more professional, the breakage would not have occurred. Now government wants to use taxpayer money to repair the windows and they call that “investment”. You see the futility?”
Mars Man: “Yes I do, but what to do instead?”
Milton: “Unless investors see measures to fix the causes of the breakage, for example stop regulating, they will not risk fresh money and employ more people. Printing and borrowing money for stimulus to pay for the window repairs does not increase demand and is no incentive for the private sector. Fearing more taxes and market instability, they will hide their money in gold or other value commodities instead. Keynesian economics to repair the windows may result in a short term push for window makers, but it’s not investment. Broader private sector incentives are needed to get the market economy going again. Printing money and increased debt will get you no more than a declining dollar or Euro and growing inflation.”
Mars Man: “What broader incentives?”
Milton: “Exactly the opposite of what the current US administration – and some others in the world – is doing: more spending and increase debt. I repeat, empirical economic evidence has amply shown that in an economic downturn, economic revival results from lowering the tax burden, lowering debts, deregulation, and increased extraction of national energy resources to lower fuel costs. Not from Keynesian government programs and spend thrift politicians. Economic revival will yield higher tax revenue by itself, no need to increase the rates, and will stimulate employment. The private sector is the engine of growth, not the Government. It’s as simple as that. It’s incomprehensible why so many politicians continually forget these simple facts or worse, want to forget them. ”
Mars Man: “Hank, as Milton says, why do socialist governments not apply these facts when they have a proven track record?”
Hank: “Because the trap of the utopian sound bite works better for them politically. Socialists want to be re-elected to maintain state power. Socialists blame the downturn on the rich because they say that the rich siphoned off the money from the poor or made bad investments that brought the economy down. For them, rich people are bad people because they make profits. Profit for socialists is the same as a red flag for a bull. Stealing from the rich through taxation –- and that includes the hard working small business man who makes 200,000 to 250,000 dollars per year employing other people -– is justified and good. They advocate spreading the wealth by having the so-called rich pay more taxes for lush but unproductive government programs for the so-called poor, to make them dependent on them and continue them in power. The large segment that doesn’t pay income taxes — some say more than 40 percent in the USA alone –- has no problem with that.”
Milton: “In the same camp you find environmentalists who want to regulate everything they think will destroy the planet based on doubtful scientific data, and without doing an objective cost-benefit analysis. They do so out of an obsession to control other people’s lives. This grinds manufacturing to a halt or increases outsourcing to other countries where these rules don’t exist, such as China. Combine these forces under an utopian leader, and you have all the ingredients for financial and economic collapse.”
Mars Man: “You think the current utopian regime in the USA will change its policies if the economy stays the same or god forbid gets worse?”
Hank: “No, because the current Presidential outlook is statism whether they want to admit it or not. In their view the government should own and produce what people need, at prices and with rules set by the Government. A free capitalist system produces what people want at prices the market determines, which includes profit for further investment. The current administration hates profit and does not want to change its philosophy.”
Mars Man: “Not even if the economic situation remains bad?”
Milton: “Obama got elected under a canopy of hope and change. Hope and change was based on utopian philosophies that had long since been proven unsuccessful, but voters got hyped by his rhetoric and now they are paying the price. The economy must add some 14 million jobs over the next three years to get back to where we were in 2006. That is some 400,000 jobs each month. We got barely 100,000 jobs recently and they pretend that recovery is on the way thanks to their good policies. It’s pure demagoguery. But despite the obvious, voters are still hyped and they give Obama the benefit of the doubt. That hype carries him along so he won’t change.”
Mars Man: “On Mars, we manage this much better. We would not elect a leader with such misleading views.”
Milton: “US voters –- and similar hopefuls around the world -– got ample evidence of Obama’s socialist beliefs but ignored them at their peril. The press played a major role in glorifying his bad policies and hiding its many pitfalls. Many of those voters are now unemployed. The virtual one party system during the first two years has increased the malaise threefold. Even though it ended up creating the conditions for divided government, it has largely succeeded. The aim is to make voters dependent so they can keep power. They will do everything in their might to succeed, whatever they say. The electorate has to choose which way it wants to live, in misery for all or prosperity with chances for all.”
Mars Man: “Will the American electorate or any electorate be smart enough to make that choice?”
Milton: “The old USSR including Gorbachev, France under Mitterrand, Britain under Harold Wilson, all proved that socialist utopian rule fails to maintain prosperity. It failed under Carter too. With these examples, conservative politicians were able to bring back the principles of the market economy, meaning limited government, strong defense, lower taxes, freedom of factors of production, supported by rational and affordable safety nets. But as soon as they reach their peak, socialist believers break it down again with class warfare because they hate production for profit. Nonetheless, profit is what keeps people employed.”
Mars Man: “Still, we don’t understand why the same mistake is made over and over again.”
Milton: “We have many young voters in the world and especially young voters have not learned their economic history. They are vulnerable to charismatic smiles and are easily receptive to the utopian dreams because they sound so good. Everybody’s equal and earns equal pay, spreading the wealth, and gets easy retirement money. They like social programs covering you from cradle to grave through higher taxes on profits leaving little room for reinvestment. The only problem is that this statist system doesn’t work: human beings need an incentive to get better and if they don’t get it they won’t try. It’s a fact of life. This has happened in Europe time after time, most recently in Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Ireland and you see where these economies have gone: to pot.”
Mars Man: “But they say that President Obama is the brightest President the USA ever had. How come he doesn’t understand these economic laws?”
Milton: “Because he does not want to. He had lately again one of his Freudian slips, stating “we have this messy democracy”. This was a similar slip as “spreading the wealth”. Obviously, he prefers absolute majority like in a totalitarian state so that he can do what he wants. If he can’t get his way in Congress, he circumvents the system by ordering regulations through executive orders. This damages the economy and stifles investment and that’s exactly what he wants. He wants to drive the economy down and make the larger segment of the population dependent on his state intervention, although he doesn’t say that in public. He continues his utopian class warfare rhetoric to achieve it, and hopes it will assure his re-election and one party rule.”
Hank: “I agree. To prevent this, voters need a charismatic conservative leader, and if the conservative movement does not offer one, the socialists may win again to the country’s detriment. That’s why they do their utmost to discredit the American revolt that has been called the Tea Party. This was originally an American revolt against excessive British taxation. Now it’s an American revolt against excessive American taxation and debt, and the media discredits it. Where’s their logic?”
Milton: “It’s going to be a rough fight because conservative movements tend to have strong opposition from that powerful media. The influential moguls that own them have vested interests in driving the economy down to short the markets and make tons of money in precious metals and commodity swings. In addition, socialists use trench fighter tactics to get votes as we saw with Acorn and now again with “Project Vote”, which are known for voter fraud. At present there are some good conservative speakers who say the right things, but no one has yet reached sufficient critical mass to stop this devilish machine.”
Mars Man: “Do you believe then that the current USA Administration will be re-elected?”
Milton: “In my view no, despite all their money and trench fighting tactics. It will be hard to turn the current economy around in the remaining year in the reigning negative investment climate and continued high unemployment rates. Only in a totalitarian state can a statist administration remain in power under such circumstances. An American administration has never been re-elected when the economy is down. That was the main reason why the Republicans lost in 2008, and why they won in 1980 with President Reagan.”
Hank: “I would not underestimate Obama and his clique. He has got the charisma and is still liked more than Congress. His support is in the tax-free mob class and the selfish media. Again, much depends on the credibility and strength of the conservative opponent. A large segment of the electorate thinks wrongly it has no stake in economic investment and is keen on keeping their comfortable but unsustainable prerogatives unchanged. That is the danger. We have seen that with the riots in Greece, France, Italy and England. If the opposition says it is going to curb those vested interests, the administration will inflame their excitable mob crowds of labor unions, teacher unions and outright anarchists like in Wisconsin and the media will only be too happy to cover it widely. Conservatives will have a hard time convincing those voters.
Mars Man: “What would be the consequences of the regime’s continuation?”
Milton: “They will break the country’s back, as they have done before to so many other countries that are limping now. France and England are good examples. The reality is that these voters are short term thinkers and won’t change for the better. This is why the opponent’s credibility is of so much importance for majority support. Margaret Thatcher and Reagan were able to win and turn it around, despite socialist resistance supported by the media, but leaders like them don’t come up every time.”
Mars Man: “Do you think a third party or third candidate in the USA could win?”
Hank: “It’s never worked. First, the Tea Party is not a party but a revolt of people across party lines. Because Tea Party people are those who are paying taxes they are likely to be mostly on the conservative side, and would vote for a Republican rather than a spend thrift Democrat who has slipped to the left. Second, none of the current conservative candidates have the strength for a successful independent run.”
Mars Man: “Not even your billion dollar icon Donald Trump?”
Hank: “He says he may run as an independent, but he overlooks the fact that you cannot run a government like a business because of the many divergent groups a country has and the political and judiciary system it is based on. He makes good points, but you have to work within the national and international systems to achieve your goals and if your approaches are too singular, and his are, voters will not elect you. In other words, as happened before, an independent candidate would only ensure the continuation of the incumbent administration.”
Mars Man: “Dr. Kisshanger and Professor Friedmayer, many thanks to both of you as you have enlightened our Mars community with a clear view of Planet Earth’s conflicting views. Let’s meet again soon.”
Kathryn of Omaha TV: “Dear viewers, thanks for watching us. In our next broadcast we will show Mars Man’s interview with Lu Kung Si, China’s US representative, in his office at the Empire State Building in New York. Till soon.”